‘Thanks for the science experiment’: Coles sauce explodes in cupboard

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A Coles dressing has made for an interesting interruption to a dinner party after it exploded and spewed out of its glass bottle.

The unopened Keep It Cleaner Green Goddess Dressing, purchased from the Wyoming store, on the NSW Central Coast, burst open while in a shopper’s pantry on Monday, one week after she bought it.

The customer quickly transferred the product to the kitchen sink, where she filmed the creamy sauce bubbling out the top, like a miniature volcano.

A Coles salad dressing exploded in a shopper's pantry. Source: Getty Images
A Coles salad dressing exploded in a shopper's pantry. Source: Getty Images

In a post to the retailer’s Facebook page, she likened the alarming experience to a school science experiment.

“This is one week after purchase and being left in the pantry, thanks for the science experiment Coles,” she wrote.

Following the experience, she suspected the product was likely meant to be kept in the fridge.

The product was largely self-emptied and later thrown in the bin.

The cause of the dramatic incident was revealed by Coles in response to the woman’s post.

Its eruption was likely a result of it being kept in the pantry, rather than in the fridge.

This was the messy scene after the explosion. Source: Facebook
This was the messy scene after the explosion. Source: Facebook

“We can advise that the storage instructions for the Keep It Cleaner Green Goddess Dressing are refrigerate at or below four degrees and use within three days of opening,” an employee wrote.

The customer revealed that she had not refrigerated the bottle and had incorrectly “just assumed it was a shelf product”.

“Left in the pantry, it makes a great conversation starter,” she joked.

Coles confirmed the product should be kept in the fridge, and consumed within one month after being opened.

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