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There's nothing worse than finding a creepy crawly in your food, oh wait, yes there is - finding it when you're nearly finished.
The latter of those two scenarios happened when this furious mum found a huge spider in her daughter's Lidl salad box. Some call it 'added protein', others would say it's just down right disgusting.
Melissa Ryan-Skelly was left disgusted after her daughter showed her what she had discovered hiding in the leafy greens at the bottom of her pre-made box. So much so that she decided to post a picture of it on to Facebook.
Melissa, a mother-of-four, tagged Lidl to show them what her daughter discovered after eating her healthy meal.
She said: "Look at what my daughter found in her salad!"
The spider, which some said may be a False Widow, was covered in white salad dressing and was stuck to the bottom of the container when discovered.
Plenty of Facebook-users shared their disgust over the massive dead arachnid. Others compared it to a Bushtucker trial on I'm A Celebrity....Get Me Out Of Here!
One said: "Jesus that's a Bushtucker trial," and another added: "Oh my God, that's disgusting, won't be eating salad from there anymore."
A third commented: "I'm a spider get me out of here!" Original, well done to this person.
While some people were horrified at the massive bug, some others didn't believe Melissa.
One spider expert said: "Can't be real...if he was he'd be dead and if he was dead he'd be curled up!" And another chirped in: " Fake scam looking for money."
Melissa from Kildare, Ireland, was quick to point out that the spider was indeed real and posted a picture of it flipped over on its front.
She said (vegans, look away): "No it's real. Her dad pulled its legs out with the plastic fork to see how big it was when he realised what it was."
Lawrence Bee, of the British Arachnological Society, said the spider was almost certainly not British and had probably been imported with the salad. Nice.
He added: "It happens all the time with supermarkets. Without seeing a clearer image it's impossible to say what type of spider it is."
A spokesperson for Lidl told LADbible: "At Lidl Ireland customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. We work with reputable suppliers who meet the high quality standards required by our business. We have a robust quality assurance system in place which allows us to monitor and ensure the quality of our products is maintained.
"Yearly we commission thousands of independent quality tests by accredited laboratories to verify the quality and safety of our products. In addition, the production facilities of our all our suppliers are accredited to the highest quality BRC standard.
"With regard to the salad bowl complaint, our Customer Service team have been in direct contact with the customer. Our supplier is currently carrying out a full review of the incident. The purpose of their investigation is to to understand how such an unusual incident could occur and to promptly react by implementing corrective actions and preventative measures if necessary.
"Please be assured that the complaint has been escalated to Management and we are treating it with utmost attention. We would like to apologise to both customers for the inconvenience this may have caused."
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