Man Orders Eggs Benedict In Tesco Café And Gets 'Monstrosity' Instead

We've all been given some questionable grub in cafés we visited against our better judgement, but one guy felt pretty hard done by when he ordered eggs Benedict and received what he called a 'monstrosity'.

Eggs Benedict is a pretty nice meal, when done right - two halves of an English muffin, toasted, and topped with a poached egg, bacon or ham and drizzled with hollandaise sauce. But this definitely wasn't the dish Thomas was served after placing his order at Tesco Cafe.

What he received was two poached eggs on top of folded processed ham, with globs of hollandaise lobbed haphazardly onto the plate and English muffins apparently buried somewhere underneath it all.

Thomas posted a picture of the meal - for which he'd paid £5 for - on Twitter, tagging in Tesco's official account.

The poor sod running the supermarket's Twitter replied: "Hi there, I'm very sorry about this happening. Did you tell the Cafe staff?"

But Thomas' answer only added to the tragicomic absurdity of the tale, as he wrote: "Yes, they said they could cook me up another one but it would be the same."

The 'eggs Benedict' post gained a lot of attention on social media - as you'd expect - and so far has over 3,500 retweets and over 19,000 likes.

Other people were on hand to offer some pretty acerbic replies too, with one person asking: "Was it actually on the menu?"

Thomas replied: "Funny you should ask, alarm bells were ringing when they said they didn't know if they still make them. But yes, on their menu at £5."

Meanwhile another person hit the nail on the head when they said: "Looks like it needed a bra, not a knife & fork."

Another comment read: "That pallid lump of sadness looks like it's carrying an STD." OOF.

What eggs benedict is meant to look like. Credit: Flickr/Jon Mountjoy
What eggs benedict is meant to look like. Credit: Flickr/Jon Mountjoy

One person diagnosed Thomas' problem as being related to a misunderstanding of regional specialities, posting: "I see your problem here. You went to Wigan and didn't order a pie."

Well, quite.

A Tesco spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News: "Our Café team are really passionate about serving our customers great quality breakfasts and we're sorry this eggs Benedict didn't meet our usual high standards.

"We've offered Thomas a gesture of goodwill and would welcome him back into store soon so we can put this right."

Wonder what he'll order on his next visit...? Can only imagine there's a supermarket cafe worker somewhere in Wigan frantically googling recipes right now. Good luck, mate.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/HeskethThomas

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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