Gross discoveries in food

Some of the odd things people have found lurking in their food: in pictures

Cockroach on Dirty Plate

What's the weirdest thing you've ever found in your dinner? We've all had those awkward moments when a shortsighted relative has made a salad for the family and served up an accidental aphid or two, or a careless student has tried to serve a pizza with the polystyrene base cooked onto the bottom. However, when it comes to finding foreign bodies in your food, it can get far grosser than this.

Over the past year we have revealed revolting discoveries, from creepy crawlies, to potentially dangerous foreign objects, weird-coloured food, and in one bizarre case, a strange creature which appeared to be growing inside a bottle of vinegar.

And the responses from the stores involved ranged from baffled surprise to an apologetic bunch of flowers, and in one memorable instance, the offer of a 25p goodwill gesture.

Take a look at these peculiar discoveries.

Gross discoveries in food

Gross discoveries in food

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