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​Customers Claim Christmas 'Ruined' Thanks To 'Rotten' Turkeys

​Customers Claim Christmas 'Ruined' Thanks To 'Rotten' Turkeys

Christmas dinners are always a bit chaotic even at the best of times, and can threaten to upturn the whole day - just ask Gavin and Stacey's Uncle Bryn.

Usually it just means your turkey's a bit dry or you forgot the sprouts that no one wanted anyway, so the drama's often not anything major.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

But some Brits found their meals significantly derailed after they opened up their turkeys to find they looked 'discoloured' and smelt 'unbearable'.

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One Morrisons customer, Dan Stratford, said his family found themselves scrambling around to find a backup after they unwrapped their turkey.

He told the Metro: "The smell was unbearable and the turkey was very slimy and discoloured.

"My parents spent an hour trying local small shops as couldn't find any information online but rang a few places too.

"We all ended up running around finding anywhere open to replace it and eventually found a Marks and Spencer's."

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They went to a branch 15 miles away at Whittlesford Services, where they were only able to find a small boned and rolled turkey joint, rather than a full-sized bird.

Several customers at other supermarkets such as Tesco, Aldi, Asda and Sainsbury's also reported similar scenarios.

One person tweeted: "#Tesco Christmas Day ruined! Rotten turkey bought from Holyhead store. Here on holiday so don't have back up. Furious is an understatement!!!"

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Many Aldi customers have also claimed that the 'oven proof' bags used to book their birds had shrunk and even popped in the cooker, in turn coating their meat in a layer of plastic.

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A statement from Aldi, supplied to LADbible, said: "We are sorry that, in a small number of instances, we did not meet our usual high-quality standards. Customers can return any product that they are not satisfied with to their nearest store for a full refund, or alternatively contact our customer services department."

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A Tesco spokesperson told the Metro: "The turkey is an important part of many Christmas dinners, so we take great care when selecting and preparing our turkeys.

"We're sorry to hear about this incident and if Beth returns the product to one of our stores we can investigate further."

In reference to the tweet above, a Sainsbury's spokesperson said: "We have apologised to the customer and asked them to return the packaging to store so we can investigate."

LADbible has contacted Morrisons and Asda for comment.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]