Brits furious after finding their turkeys had gone rotten just before Christmas dinner
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There are all kinds of ways Christmas can end up going pear-shaped and this year it's been down to a bunch of rotten turkeys.
It's a tense time of year - an over-hyped build up for one day which goes by in the blink of an eye. Well done to everyone for getting through it.
If there isn't a family argument, then someone's made a controversial comment during the King's speech, or this year, some families were hit with some rotten turkeys.
Now, food is undeniably the best part of Christmas, but turkey, in my view, is completely overrated.
However, many Brits have flocked to Twitter to call out several supermarkets after being left without a bird on Christmas Day.
Sainsbury's is one of a handful of supermarkets to have faced the wrath of the British people this festive season.
One user took to Twitter on 25 December to post a picture of a slightly stomach-churning grey turkey.
They said: "What the bl**dy hell @sainsburys. My turkey is rotten. Christmas ruined. Kids are crying. We now have to have beans on toast. An absolute disgrace."
Sainsbury's responded to another Twitter user who claimed their turkey had gone rotten despite its best before being dated as 27 December and them having put it in 'a cool bag' and then straight into the fridge.
"The stench made me retch. It has greenish patches," the customer claimed.
The supermarket wrote: "Sorry this has been your experience with the turkey you've purchased from ourselves, Catriona. Are you able to DM us on the link below, confirming your full name, address & Nectar card number? I'll look into this. Cat."
Another Brit took aim at Lidl, similarly claiming their Christmas had been 'ruined' after they defrosted their turkey to find it looking worse for wear.
"Literally what the hell is this…. Just defrosted my Turkey from @LidlGB … Christmas ruined. It’s Xmas eve… this is actually a joke. Not only is there no meat the house smells of rotten meat. Not acceptable. #christmasruined #lidl #turkeyoffonxmaseve," they wrote.
M&S didn't escape the firing line either.
"Thanks @mandsfoodhall for ruining Christmas dinner! Says 27th Dec on the box, but it’s off! #notjustanychristmas #mouldymeat #rottenturkey," one user said.
While some Brits' Christmases were ruined by their 'rotten turkeys,' others - in typical British fashion - took much joy in the EastEnders-like drama building online.
One said: "Shaking with excitement for the 'Our Turkey is rotten, [supermarket] has ruined Christmas" tweets."
"Our turkey was from the local butchers in Holyhead. It was literally AMAZING. I feel for #rottenturkey peeps - I’d be so gutted - surprised this happens every year tho," another said.
A final resolved: "Awful if you have discovered that your turkey is rotten, however, I do find it hard to believe that all you have left in the house is *checks notes* crisps and(or) beans on toast..."
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson told LADbible: "We understand our customers enjoy turkey at Christmas and we are very sorry to hear that for a very tiny number of people we did not meet our usual high standards.
"We are apologising and investigating immediately. We would ask anyone with similar concerns to return their product to one of our stores to be refunded and for this to be investigated further."
LADbible has contacted Sainsbury's, Lidl and M&S for comment.