It's not unusual for coworkers to bring in treats to share with everyone (it's mostly women who bring in the sharing for a department that is about 90% male, and my company is in the financial industry - but that's another topic). Treats are left in the kitchenette, and it's understood that it's fair game for everyone to eat. For what it's worth, there are about 25 of us in the office at any given time. If someone brings treats, they're usually gone by lunchtime.
This morning, a coworker put out a plate of fudge...and it's not very good. It tastes like it has been sitting in a plastic container in the trunk of someone's car since Christmas. In fact, I had a bite, grabbed a paper towel, and spat out the rest in private at my cube. No one saw me, and I didn't make a production of it.
Well, right now, it's after lunch, and the fudge is still sitting in the kitchenette. The woman who brought in the fudge is making comments about "why won't anyone eat this?" and it's getting awkward. Of course, I wouldn't say anything, but it's very interesting to see what will happen. For what it's worth, this coworker isn't a good baker - the fudge is the latest in a string of foods that just don't taste right.
Has anyone encountered anything like this? I feel bad that she's going to all this time and money to make treats that don't taste right, but I really don't know if anything should be done.