Man Discovers Live Frog in Fresh Salad From Aldi Supermarket
When you buy a salad from a supermarket or deli or wherever, you expect it to be fresh and delicious.
What you don't expect is for it to have live animals crawling around inside that definitely were not on the menu.
Well that's what one German dad encountered when he picked up a salad from an Aldi supermarket.
Benjamin Muller looked closely at his salad and noticed a live frog sitting amongst the leaves.
Writing on Facebook to alert his friends, he said: "At least the salad, with extras, was so fresh that we were able to release the frog in good health. Purchased on Saturday in Hallstadt at the Aldi South supermarket.
You'd think Aldi would be mortified by the presence of an unexpected item in the bagging area however they seemed pretty chilled out about the whole thing.
"Oh, was that little frog really in one of our salads Benjamin? That's really fresh, this little amphibian must have put a lot of effort into getting past our controls to end up in the salad bag," an Aldi spokesperson replied to Benjamin.
They asked if he wanted to come into the store and have a look at the team however Ben was really unphased by the whole situation.
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"We still ate the salad and just disposed of the packaging. As far as I'm concerned our kids at least were happy to have had a new friend to play with."
While that's pretty weird, it's not as exotic as what one woman found in her punnet of strawberries.
Laura Johnson from Basildon, Essex, was shocked when she brought the raspberries, only to find there was an animal chilling in there.
The animal, a gecko in fact, was somehow still alive, and was sat in the fruit picked up by the customer at Sainsbury's.
The packet was passed over to a shop worker, who was also baffled as to how the dark scaled gecko had made its way into the store.
who was a customer at Sainsbury's at the time, said she saw a fellow shopper pick up the punnet: "Another customer bought them over to the self service till and the employee didn't know what to do or didn't want to touch it."
A spokesperson for the company continued: "We're investigating with our supplier.
"We're grateful to the customer and colleagues at our East Mayne store, who arranged for the gecko to be collected by the RSPCA."
Geckos are found in every continent across the globe but prefer warm, tropical climates. Small geckos are usually non-venomous and not harmful to humans.
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