A mum says she found a bunch of maggots in a Kinder Surprise Egg she had given to her two-year-old son.
Karly Mulligan, from Arnold in Nottingham, says she picked up the chocolate egg in her local B&M as a treat for her young son, but was left shocked when a 'maggot popped out'.
Twenty-eight-year-old Karly took the egg home, unwrapped it and found 'strange markings' so decided to take a closer look.
She told Nottinghamshire Live: "We decided to prod them with a knife and then all of a sudden what looked like a little yellow maggot popped out and landed on the kitchen counter.
The mum-of-two says she found four maggots inside the Kinder Egg, which turned out to be more than a year out of date. Credit: Nottinghamshire Live
"I was horrified. I quickly grabbed my phone and started filming as we poked some more of the marks and more came out.
"It is a parent's worst nightmare. Imagine if I had given that to my son. He isn't old enough to know that it would look strange."
After the grim discovery, Karly rang B&M and Kinder to warn them about the eggs and was told by Kinder they would send out an envelope for her to pop the egg in and send to the company for them to investigate.
Karly said she took a second look at the packaging on the egg and found it was more than a year out of date.
"I had bought two LOL eggs and a Batman egg at the same time," she added.
"It was only the batman one that was affected.
"It has made me quite worried about this in the future and I want other people to know just in case.
"I decided to put my video on Facebook and it has now gone viral. After four of the maggots came out, we stopped and wrapped it back up again. There could be more inside there.
"I am not after compensation, but I do want people to know about this. I think it is important."
A spokesperson for B&M told the paper: "The quality of our products is of the utmost importance to us and we believe this to be an isolated incident. We'll be investigating this with our supplier."
While a Ferrero spokesperson said: "We take every consumer issue seriously and are already in contact with the consumer to investigate this matter fully.
"We would like to reassure consumers that at Ferrero we pride ourselves on the quality of our products and have strict quality control procedures in place throughout our operations."
Featured Image Credit: Nottinghamshire Live