Del Monte Foods - Would you peas fix your lids?
I wanted to post this as a warning to others. With the family across town last night, I was left to make a quick dinner for myself after work. Since I went to the spa directly after work, the dinner was going to have to be something easy, since I was in no mood to play chef.
I decided on a macaroni, tuna, and pea casserole. Simple, but yet satisfying. I think I remember that line from The Lion King? But I digress. I got to the part where it was time to add the peas. I had bought a can of Del Monte brand peas. The can had a "pull-top" style tab lid. It looked convenient enough. The can resembles the little can of vienna sausages that just peel back, but on a larger scale.
As I was peeling the top back, the sides began to curl and about half way through, the entire lid popped loose. The sudden and unexpected movement caused my hand to slightly jerk and the razor sharp lid sliced the side of one of my fingers on my right hand. And I mean SLICED! Fortunately, I don't panic in situations like those, so I calmly made my way to the restroom and placed it under the cold faucet for several minutes until the majority of the blood subsided. I then wrapped it in gauze.
The rest of my medical treatment is inconsequential to the review, but I just wanted to relay my dissatisfaction with the style of lid this can had. I hope it's not something that they plan on continuing. While it may seem convenient, it only begs for accidents to happen. The can opener is a much safer tool to open metal cans. I'll forego the convenience of saving a few seconds, and replace it with the comfort of knowing that I won't lose any more blood in the kitchen.