Yes, this is how the slice came: a used and soiled “Convenience Size” bottle of Vaseline moisturizer, as found in a Pizza Pizza, bagged slice of pizza; purchased in-store at 8:30PM (EST) 23 February 2008, Yonge St near Bloor St (Toronto, Canada).
If you want to see more (and why wouldn’t you?), there are several more photos of the mess. (There’s even a video.)
Torontoist e-mailed Charles earlier today to find out more. Assuring us that he has no pre-existing vendettas against Pizza Pizza (or Vaseline), he told us that he went to the store with his girlfriend and her friend. All three bought drinks, while the friend also bought a vegetarian slice, and the three hopped into a taxi and went together to Charles’s home. When the friend opened up the paper bag in the living room, he was “disgusted and confounded to find an old, dirty bottle of Vaseline mysteriously sitting on top of his food.” They “asked each other repeatedly if it was a prank or if we really had never seen it before; the Vaseline bottle was completely foreign” to them. Charles’s girlfriend called back Pizza Pizza, and they “politely and promptly” sent a small pizza for the friend, and, says Charles, said they were “on the case” to find out what happened. Probably a good idea, that.
Photo by Charles DH Crosbie from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.