Horrifying TikTok Video Shows Worm Crawling Across Strawberry After Being Placed In Salt Water
This horrifying video shows the moment a woman soaks her strawberries in salt water to bring a worm out to the surface:
This is one of a number of videos that have emerged of people trying the fruit cleaning method to see what creepy crawlies are hiding inside.
BuzzFeed writer Krista Torres posted the video on TikTok of herself making the salt water solution before soaking her strawbs for 30 minutes, then having a look at the results.
On the surface of the strawberry you could see a tiny little white worm wriggling around as Krista said: "It's moving. There it is. Oh my God, I am going to barf. I am so disgusted right now."
Replying to the video, one shocked TikTok user wrote: "I don't think I will eat berries ever again!" While another added: "What is seen can not be unseen."
A third said: "I'm not ever ever ever gonna eat strawberries again in my life," slight over reaction, maybe?
But encouraging people not to be put off someone else wrote: "[The] majority of foods have bugs in them. Especially the ones that come from the ground lol. But we can't stop eating food because we need it to survive."
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Sure, these creepy crawlies are pretty minging but nothing quite compares to the woman that found an actual tarantula in a carton of supermarket grapes.
Gillian Shivers, 63, said that she'd just opened the carton of grapes when the 8cm (3in) arachnid crawled out of the middle 'like the stuff of nightmares'.
As you can probably imagine, she was pretty shaken up by this. She screamed for her husband, 69-year-old Tony, who killed the spider by pouring boiling water on it.
After they'd brutally killed the spider - who, let's face it, probably wasn't keen on being there either - they put it in a plastic tub.
Somehow the spider had made it all the way from South America to Newark, Nottinghamshire. It's not clear how, but that's some effort on the spider's behalf.
Gillian and Tony's daughter Helen then took the spider and the grapes back to the supermarket that they'd bought them from and demanded an explanation.
A spokesperson from the RSPCA offered some advice on what to do if you find a strange creature in your grapes.
They said: "The RSPCA receives a number of calls every year after members of the public return home from holiday or buy fruit from the shops to find a stowaway spider, lizard or scorpion on board.
"While they are concerned for the welfare of these animals, as they're not native to this country and may well have faced an extremely long and arduous journey, the RSPCA would always advise people to treat any unidentified animal with caution until identified accurately, and not to handle an animal that has been discovered as accidentally imported."
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