Burger King customer finds slug in burger

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Manminber Singh, a 37 year-old burger fan, popped in for a chicken burger at Burger King in Darlington in County Durham. He had just taken a bite of his meal when he came face to face with a slug.

So is this the most horrible creature to be found lurking in food?


The Daily Mail said that Environmental Health was investigating whether the slug had arrived in a bag of pre-washed lettuce, and said there were no initial signs of infestation in the restaurant.

The Metro reported that the restaurant in question has apologised and offered Singh his money back, but he is said to be really shocked by the experience.

Grim findings

The slimy discovery can't have been a pleasant one, but Singh is far from alone in being faced with a rogue critter in the middle of a mouthful.

In May Jenna Murray, a 29-year-old model from Camden, found a one-inch long dead beetle in her M&S mackerel, potato and beetroot ready-meal. She was offered her money back and a £15 voucher as a gesture of goodwill.

In September last year a Waitrose customer found a live frog in a bag of salad. She had already taken leaves out of the bag for her lunch, and put the rest back in the fridge. Her daughter was somewhat surprised to find a frog in the vegetable drawer.

The same month, Katie Crabtree found a dead, sliced rodent in her Tesco BLT sandwich. She spotted the paw just after biting into the rodent.

And in June this year a shopper in Lidl in Sydenham discovered a tarantula in a box of bananas. Staff trapped it in a tupperware box.

It all starts to make a slug sound like a comparatively appetising side order.

Seven of the craziest supermarket glitches
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Burger King customer finds slug in burger

One of the most popular glitches, was a wine deal at Tesco back in November 2012, where a series of offers clashed, leaving a bottle of £9.99 wine selling for £1.50.

The 'three wines for £10' deal apparently clashed with a '25% off when you buy six or more bottles' deal. The 25% was accidentally taken off the original price rather than the reduced one, leaving the wine at rock bottom prices. Deal-hunters cleared the shelves around the country.

Perhaps the most popular glitch from Tesco came in June 2011, when instead of taking £4 off the cost of a £20 case of beer, the supermarket accidentally started selling the cases for £4. The ensuring rush was nicknamed the 'beer stampede'.

Sadly not every supermarket pricing glitch comes with such a happy ending for consumers. In March last year the bargain-hunters thought their luck was in, when Tesco accidentally priced the new iPad at just £44.99 instead of around £650. Sadly it spotted the mistake before shipping the goods. The small print on its website meant it could refuse to sell at this price, and refund their customers instead.

In September 2012, Asda was responsible for one of the most expensive glitches. The Asda Price Guarantee offered vouchers to customers who could have got their shopping cheaper elsewhere.

However, when certain trigger products were in the basket, the supermarket massively under-priced the shopping at other supermarkets, and offered huge vouchers to shoppers. In many instances the vouchers came to roughly the same as the cost of the shopping.

In April, a mistake on their website resulted in Tesco selling 8 packs of Bulmers cider 568ml bottles for £5 - rather than a six pack for £8.

Deal-hunters snapped up the deal online, and had varying degrees of success. Some had their order delivered in full, others had six delivered for £5 - and were able to negotiate their way to another two, while others were offered six for £5 or their money back.

October last year saw one of the most famous glitches, when Tesco Terry's Chocolate Oranges were subject to two deals at the same time, and the price dropped from £2.75 to 29p. There were plenty of people getting chocolate oranges last Christmas.

A buy-one-get-one-free deal went awry at Tesco in March. People putting four tubs of I can't Believe It's Not Butter or Oykos yogurt packs into the trolley were only being charged for one.

Soon the online deal-hunting community was in action, with one person bagging 50 tubs of butter and 22 pots of yogurt for £8.79 - a saving of £133.89.


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