Mum Buys Packet Of Crisps, Turns Out To Be Packet Of Crisp
In these turbulent times, there's a lot of mistrust among snack munchers. The sugar tax has seen many treasured treats change their formulas, while others have shrunk down their offerings - remember when the shape of Toblerones changed and everyone lost their shit?
However, Aldi has really taken the biscuit, selling a packet of Monster Claws with only one Monster Claw inside; surely the minimum requirement of a packet with Monster Claws written on it is that it contains at least two of said Monster Claws?
The unlucky recipient of the snack was Julie Higgins, from Manchester, UK, who recorded herself opening the packet after noticing that it didn't sound right as she picked it up. Lo and behold, it was revealed there was only one claw in the bag, and Ms Higgins can be heard saying, 'they taking the piss?'... It's a fair question.
In the wake of her traumatic encounter, Ms Higgins has vowed not to buy crisps from Aldi again.
The 28-year-old said: "I was grabbing my toddler a bag and as I picked the packet up it didn't feel right, this is why I recorded it.
"I laughed with shock. The kids go to school with packed lunches and love these crisps.
"Definitely been put off buying them again."
Aldi has since apologised to Ms Higgins.
A spokesman said: "We have apologised to Ms Higgins for any inconvenience caused and have raised this with our supplier."
In defence of Aldi, it is a cracking concept, a munchable crisp in the shape of a monster's foot. Shame they couldn't think of an alliterative name for them though.
But while the lonely Monster Claw represents a faux pas by the discount German supermarket, they appear to be excelling in the rum department.
Last week, their Sea Dog Premium Spiced Rum scooped a gold medal at the Spirits Business Rum & Cachaça Masters, and at £16.99, it's half the cost of the other medal-winning rums... though there's only one shot's worth in each bottle (jokes).
Aldi also won gold at the awards for its Infusionist Coconut & Vanilla Rum Liqueur Gold in the Rum Liqueur category, while the Old Hopking Spiced Rum (which is even cheaper than Sea Dog at just £10.49) also won a silver medal.
Amy Hopkins, deputy editor at The Spirits Business, said: "Aldi once again secured some impressive accolades in The Spirits Business's Rum & Cachaça Masters.
"Sea Dog Premium Spiced Rum was praised for its buttery sweetness, whilst Old Hopking Spiced Rum impressed the judging panel with its balanced sweet and herbaceous flavour."
She added: "Old Hopking Spiced Rum impressed the judging panel with its balanced sweet and herbaceous flavour."
Don't expect such accolades for the supermarket at this year's Generously Portioned Rip Off Crisps Awards though.
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