A video questioning the age of foods available at TJ Maxx has gained traction online, garnering 3 million views to date on TikTok.
The video has a text overlay saying that, in the opinion of poster @brofan1ty, the food is not
“It may be true.”
“All snacks at TJ Maxx must have historical value, like the aged ones that don’t look right,” it wrote.
Although the video is only 7 seconds long, it has garnered more than 430,000 comments since it was posted. Some commenters asserted that these items are old snacks and are for appearance purposes only.
One commenter wrote: “My brain doesn’t consider this an edible food. “I look at the snacks here the same way I look at old jars of pickled olives for garnish.”
However, many commenters also confirmed that their favorite snack comes from TJ Maxx.
“Okay but you will find the best snack ever there and never see it again in your life,” one commenter wrote.
Many alleged former and current employees of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods were adamant that the snacks were fine and that workers were required to check expiration dates when stocking. The three retailers are all owned by the same auto company, TJX.
“I work at Homegoods under the same TJX company, I love some of our snacks!” wrote one commenter. “Haven’t seen anything out of date.”
Daily Dot reached out to @brofan1ty via TikTok direct message and to TJX via email.
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* First published: January 3, 2022, 8:27 a.m. CST
Brooke Sjoberg is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot, studying journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Arts and Life Editor of Daily Texan and an editorial intern for Texas Connect magazine.
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