Rogue items found in food

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Food Discussions' started by morning glory, May 26, 2019.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    The other day I was driving on the motorway and as is my habit, munching on sweeties (candies in US). I only ever eat sweets when driving. I like hard gums such as Midget Gems and had a packet ready opened on the passenger seat so I could reach in to it without taking my eyes off the road. I reached into the pack and found something long and wriggly! Mild panic - I glance down and its a snake!

    To be fair, it wasn't a real snake and it was made of gum (soft gum) but it was a bit of a shock whilst I was driving. Here is a photo:

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    Now the thing is - the company (owned by Cadbury) do make a product called Silly Snakes. But what I can't understand is how such a different sized item can not be noticed (by humans or machines) on the production line.

    I called the help-line and got profuse apologies and the promise of a voucher to compensate...

    Have you ever found rogue items in food you have purchased?
     
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  2. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    That must have been a little worrying at the time.
    For me, just the usual grit in lentils and slugs in lettuce.

    Ooh, I once had a solid chocolate kitkat.
     
  3. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I too eat lollies / sweets/ candy. Also from the console between the seats. Never any odd things in my stuff.
    Russ
     
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  4. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    As an aside I love bassetts jelly babies. I buy them a few times a year.

    Russ
     
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  5. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    This made me think. My friend, an ex butcher, who had his own shop until 7 years ago. He used to,sell minced beef, on special at times. Anyway because I have been in volved with horses, I know of a company that buys horses to process for overseas markets. The company goes/ used to go under clover brand. I also used to buy horse meat for my dogs when I used to breed dogs.Anyway I was in his shop one day and I watched him put raw meat from a box of meat with the clover brand on it. Horse meat with beef mince. ? I asked him about it, he changed the subject. I never bought any meat off him again. I don't think customers would have liked it if they knew??

    Russ
     
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  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Yeah! There was a 'scandal' in the UK a few years ago where it was discovered that various ready-meals on sale in supermarkets were using horse meat instead of beef.
     
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  7. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Sometimes imported bananas have hidden surprises like green eyelash vipers.
     
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  8. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    :eek:
     
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  9. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Wow!!! :eek:
     
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  10. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Glass on several occasions. Once as a child whilst eating something. Several times add an adult in a glass jar despite the jar being intact.
     
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  11. Mewmew

    Mewmew Active Member

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    UK
    Iceland, wasn't it? Or Tesco.
     
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  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

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    NSW, Australia
    I think it was Iceland
     
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  13. Mewmew

    Mewmew Active Member

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    UK
    I knew it had to be one of the two. I was shocked when the report came out.
     
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  14. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
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  15. Mewmew

    Mewmew Active Member

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    Oh cripes, I forgot about Lidl and Aldi.
     
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