Man discovers whole spud instead of crisps in packet

10 March 2015

Richard Bootman, 25, thought he was about to have a lovely time horsing crisps into his mouth after he'd been shopping in the Brandon store of Aldi.

Presumably, he was thinking of all that lovely, delicious grease going into his face and patting his stomach in glee when it was all done... however, something odd happened.

He said: "I opened the packet of crisps and noticed there wasn't the usual crunchy sound you get. I tipped the packet upside-down and this oily potato just fell out onto my desk."

bad crisps

We would have been livid because this is tantamount to getting sabotaged with something healthy when you thought you were about to have a gloriously disgusting party in your mouth. It feels like someone 'surprising' you with alcohol-free beer.

However, Richard Bootman is twice the person we are and he thought it was funny: "We all just laughed when we saw it, then I said to a friend, “Maybe you are expected to cook your own crisps these days?"

The ultimate in artisan, DIY, next-level Salt 'n' Shake crisps. These would be a perfect blag for a crisps company wanting to sell to health conscious hipsters with loads of money and free time.

Anyway, Richard showed his pictures to Aldi via Twitter and they offered him a refund. An Aldi spokesperson said: "Aldi is aware of this incident and is happy to offer the customer a full refund."

TOPICS:   Cool Stuff

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