Mum discovers ‘biggest Wetherspoon chip’ so large she thought it was fake
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One mum couldn’t believe her luck when she was served an absolute whopper of a chip in a Wetherspoon pub.
The 24-year-old’s cheese and bacon burger meal came with a ‘paltry’ 15 chips. But one of them she believes is the ‘biggest Wetherspoon chip in the world’.
She claims the monster fry was almost the size of her fork – a mega seven inches in length.
The mum-of-two didn’t notice the gargantuan treat hidden under her other food until son Finn, six, pinched a chip from her plate.
Sophie even claims it was that big the family broke it open to see if it was ‘fake’ – they just didn’t believe a chip could be so huge.
She says this large piece of potato made up for the low chip count as it was the size of ‘three chips in one'.
Sophie said: “We were like, 'woah - look at the size of that chip'. I was so gobsmacked by it - I was like, 'what potato has this come from'?
"Honestly, the potato has got to have been the size of the chip. So how have they got a potato this big?”
In a quotable quip, the mum added: “I’ve never seen a potato that big.”
She said: “I reckon it's an 18 cm [seven inch] chip, and I'm not exaggerating. You wouldn't believe it if I didn't take a picture of it next to the fork.”
And another thing that confused Sophie was other people’s response, as she admitted to being baffled by 'the fact that the Wetherspoon workers didn't keep the chip to talk about, and just put it on a plate'.
Proud of her find, she said: “I actually think it's the biggest Wetherspoon chip in the world."
The mum gave Finn the honour of eating up the fork-sized surprise – once she’d snapped a few pics to share on social media, of course. "He enjoyed it. He said it tasted like a normal chip - just massive.”
Although it was well enjoyed and ‘made her day’, the diner claims she probably should have contacted someone about the chip because it could have set records.
A regular Wetherspoon diner, the family are now on the lookout for more mega chips in future meals.
"It was just the most random thing to happen. It made our day; we didn't stop talking about it.”
Sophie shared a photo of the large fry on Facebook on 16 June, racking up more than 200 likes, comments and shares.
Sophie's post reads: "15 chip count here, but definitely made up for it with this massive chip!"
Viewers were equally amazed by the size, saying: "[Would] love to see the spud that came from."
A second said: "Crikey, that's a big one."
A third commented: "Whopperooni."