Nov 03, 2023

Aldi shopper finds what looks like 'dead snake' inside baked beans tin

Are you sure it’s not listed in the ingredients under 'addertives'?"

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An Aldi shopper was left horrified after finding what looked like a 'dead snake' inside a tin of baked beans.

The customer "nearly threw the tin across the room" and couldn't bring herself to touch it, but the thing all moved at once when she poked it with a fork. The 26-year-old bought the tin of Corale premium quality baked beans from her nearby Aldi branch.

However when she lifted the lid and peered at the contents she saw what she described as "something grey and black with distinctive markings" floating in the sauce. "So, um... is that a snake in my beans?" she asked in a tweet, to which she attached a pic of said item.


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The post has since been viewed a million times and commented on by hundreds of equally revolted social media users - many of whom admitted that the sight had turned them from fans of the food into 'has-beans', WalesOnline reports. One person described it as "traumatising," while another replied, "Are you sure it’s not listed in the ingredients under 'addertives'?"

"I can't even look at that - oh my God," said a third. However, the customer - who asked not to be named - said she was too freaked out by the discovery to get to the bottom of what the mystery ingredient actually was.

"I almost threw the tin across the room when I opened it up and saw what was inside," she explained. "I physically couldn't bring myself to touch it. So I poked it with a fork and it all moved at once, after which point I refused to look again. So I wrapped it up and took it to Aldi to complain and they gave me two bottles of wine as a goodwill gesture."

Nevertheless, after apologising for the inconvenience, a spokesperson for the supermarket made a suggestion regarding what could have been in the tin. "Whilst we would not be able to explain the exact cause of this, it may have been due to a breach in the packaging which has allowed air to enter and cause the item to perish," they said.

"We will ensure your comments regarding this product are passed onto the relevant department. In the meantime, please return to the store for a full refund - please ask to speak to a member of staff who will be more than willing to help."


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