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ONLY order these from Amazon, not 3rd-party sellers, as you might need to return.
on August 14, 2013
I'll spare you the majority of the boring details about leak detection, but the fastest way is laying these out on sheets of paper and then applying a small amount pressure using the palm of your hand and letting them sit for about 15 minutes. Check the packets and paper for any moisture, then flip the packs over and repeat.
So far, 6 of the packs have leaks. There MAY be more, but that is the amount that I can state with absolute certainty. You might feel that 6 out of 64 could be considered a "small amount" of damage. My opinion, is that I paid for 64 packs undamaged packs. Not 58.
The larger problem with these leaks is that if left in these cardboard shipping boxes (which I think most people might do), this "small amount" of leaking still leads to moisture in a paper box, leading to mold. Obviously, mold is bad. So, I have decided to store these packets in a plastic box, away from light/heat and I would urge you to do the same.
Since Amazon cannot replace the individual packets, I decided to exchange it. I swapped any leaky packs with the replacement box. With a PERMANENT MARKER, I then circled all of the locations where the packets had holes. This was to show Amazon and to prevent OTHER customers from getting my damaged packs.
Thankfully, Amazon Prime has a good return/exchange program!
I hope this review was helpful to somebody... :-)