Florida supermarket Publix is taking lemons and making… hurricane themed cakes?
The popular employee-owned supermarket chain was all the rage online this week when a shopper at a Publix supermarket in Plantation, took a photo of a themed cake on display named after the monster storm “Irma-gheddon” bearing down on Florida.
Miami radio personality Andy Slater shared the photo on Twitter with the caption: “In good taste?”
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) September 6, 2017
Nothing wrong with trying to spread a little sunshine in the face of a Category 5 hurricane, is there?
Not that the company doesn’t take seriously it’s responsibility to the public in trying times like this, as noted in a statement on Facebook.
“Our associates, customers and communities are part of our Publix family, and we value our relationships,” the statement said. “You count on us to support you to the best of our abilities during stressful times.”
Turns out, according to social media users, the cake above wasn’t the only hurricane themed cake seen at a Publix, as bakers put their creative juices to work.
— Danielle Terpko (@Dterpko) September 7, 2017
Awesome cake from Publix in Florida . pic.twitter.com/B3rKjBw8hy
— Erin Magill (@TrueBluecoltfan) September 8, 2017
As to whether the cakes are in good taste or not, the jury is in and the verdict is favorable to Publix.
Here’s a sampling of responses
Love it! Way to go Publix!
— Jesus Fonte (@fonte_jesus) September 7, 2017
Publix cakes are ALWAYS in good taste, why even ask??? #essentialhurricanesupplies
— ? Chilly Down ☄ (@Pteropus32) September 7, 2017
this is the most florida thing i've ever seen https://t.co/qqG54seUAx
— jasminder (@johnjdegioia) September 8, 2017
— Ana-Victoria Morales (@LaCubanita8692) September 8, 2017
I can see the headline: Florida man buys hurricane cake, survives off of it for a week after getting stranded in home https://t.co/L9CnkTguPk
— queen of staying in bed (@Kiera_Bryn) September 8, 2017
@publixhelps this is great. We all need a sense of humor during these stressful times. Kudos to the bakery.
— Don Price (@Orlando_Sexton) September 7, 2017
Yes and I bet it tastes good too. Gotta laugh at it or at least with it. Sense of humor is far greater than a sense of dread
— Brian D. Miller (@Txmedic5) September 6, 2017
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