Not everyone knows anything about cooking, but it's still pretty astounding that so many people make the same mistake about the exact same ting over and over. Specifically, how many people don't know what a bay leaf is, and report finding one in their food to Chipotle like they think there's a sentient tree working in the kitchen.
Like this one guy who @-ed Chipotle and wrote: "I found this leaf in my burrito bowl. Is this like the golden ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and I get free Chipotle for life?? In all honesty I'm assuming it was supposed to get cooked in with the rice but didn't for some reason, right?"
@ChipotleTweets I found this leaf in my burrito bowl. Is this like the golden ticket from Charlie and the chocolate factory and I get free chipotle for life 😍😍 in all honesty I’m assuming it was supposed to get cooked in with the rice but didn’t for some reason right? pic.twitter.com/AdGkamo2OD— Andrew (@AndrewJonson28) December 7, 2017
Some are more rude and less hopeful:
But Chipotle keeps patiently explaining what a bay leaf is—a spice that makes food delicious—and even apologizing:
"It's a bay leaf, used to season that rice. Harmless & edible, but we should have pulled it out. Sorry about that," wrote one Zach who was manning Chipotle's account on Twitter. Another Becky tweeted, on behalf of the company: "That’s a bay leaf. We use it to season a few of our ingredients but should take it out before serving. My apologies."
It's a bay leaf, used to season the rice. Harmless & edible, but we should have pulled it out. Sorry about that. -Zach— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) February 12, 2018
That's a bay leaf. We use it to season a few of our ingredients but should take it out before serving. My apologies. -Becky— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) December 7, 2017
And we still love you, too. -Becky— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) December 7, 2017
Though others are less polite:
ho that a bay leaf— Fake Mr. Montoya 🔜🕛 (@FakeMrMontoya) February 19, 2018
In fact, I'm not sure what's funnier—people who don't know what a bay leaf is, or people dragging the people who don't know what bay leaves are:
Lmaoo i just saw a tumblr post where whites were freaking out over finding a leaf in their chipotle.... It was a bay leaf. The spice.— hoseok trash #1 ✨ (@dimplesjhs) November 3, 2017
Somewhere there is a person eating chipotle who is gonna conplain that they found a leaf in their food when its actually a Bay Leaf— Mrs. Jon Snow Targaryen ❄️🐉 (@PetiteAndSweet_) October 30, 2017
Dying laughing at all these people who found a leaf in their food at Chipotle and didn't know it was a spice.— Divine. (@whippedfalse) October 13, 2017
Honestly like chomping into a whole ass bay leaf is so unpleasant but I can’t believe how many of them really thought it was like a leaf that SOMEHOW MAGICALLY blew inside of the chipotle into their kitchen into their fucking burrito bowl lmfao— Lil broccoli floret (@j_killasmooth) November 30, 2017
But I guess complaining gets you more burritos, so there may be something behind this whining besides straight up ignorance:
Me either. I had a wholeass leaf in my Chipotle burrito once, definitely played that up haha. Got it comped AND got BOGO coupons 😎— Phil ``I've Got Two Cups`` Kessel (@youwannaski) December 1, 2017
Because these are pretty pathetic, even if you don't know anything about cooking:
I hope you find a leaf in your chipotle 😡— Porky Pine (@madchazz) November 21, 2017
As stupid as it is, let's look at the bright side:
More Chipotle for me.