Lidl shopper left massively confused after finding strange code on blueberry
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A Lidl shopper has been left massively confused after spotting a rather unusual code on one of their blueberries.
But that is exactly what this one anonymous Lidl Ireland shopper saw after purchasing the healthy snack.
Based off pictures they posted to Reddit, the shopper was indulging in some blueberries and yogurt when they noticed a code on one of the fruits.
On this particular berry, the letters 'ABS' were neatly etched onto one side, leaving the shopper questioning what it may be.
Captioning a picture of the berries, they wrote: "Found this code on a blueberry from Lidl. What is it?"
The post was upload to the Reddit Ireland forum, with a lot of other users also equally as confused and some making jokes about what the code could actually mean.
"Antilock break system," one Redditor quipped. "Not entirely sure why you’d need it on a blueberry though. Maybe to stop them rolling off your spoon?"
However, that particular Reddit user added that they were clueless as to why a code is etched onto the fruit.
"Gonna bug me now, why would there be a code on a blueberry? Did it rub off the packaging maybe? What kind of machine could print on a blueberry?" they added.
Others joked that the code could stand for 'Automatic Berry System’, ‘Anti Blackberry Society’, or even ‘Another Berry Scanned'.
And while those names are rather hilarious, they are, as you'd expect, not the real meaning behind the code.
In fact, the answer as to what this unusual code actually means comes from an in-the-know manufacturer.
They explained that each batch is given a unique serial code, and this particular batch was given 'ABS'.
But what has seemingly happened here is that the serial code had transferred through a hole in the packaging onto the berries, making it look like it had been engraved.
The original poster explained their findings after doing some more digging and finding the manufacturer.
"It’s done with air compression or something so it’s delicate," they said.
"CO2 etching seems to be gentle enough to not harm the surface of the blueberry. So I’ve learned something new! Hope you have too."
LADbible has reached out to Lidl Ireland for comment.