ANYONE hoping to beat the Christmas bulge should shop at Scotmid – if this picture is anything to go by.
Twitter user RosieGLSW, from Edinburgh, bought a ‘Loved By Us’ chocolate sponge sandwich from the popular store earlier this month.
The packaging led her to believe she had bought two pieces of sponge cake connected by a thick layer of chocolate buttercream.
But to her shock she peeled the layers apart to reveal hardly any filling at all.
In fact, there was so little buttercream that it didn’t cover even a quarter of the sandwich size.
Rosie took to Twitter to complain about the unsatisfactory dessert.
She uploaded a picture of the opened sponge, with the caption: “@Scotmid our cake had no filling”.
The Scotmid Co-operative responded to her message by replying: “Oh no! Please direct message us with your details. #choccymissing”
The £1 chocolate sponge sandwich is sold in stores across Scotland, and comes with a total calorie count of 810kcals.
However, this version of the filling-less cake may come as a welcome surprise for those wanting to lose a few pounds while still enjoying sweet treats.
The amusing Twitter exchange is just one of several that have played out over previous months.
Just last week, Sainsbury’s was at the receiving end of criticism when a famished Scot bought one of their sandwiches only to discover it had hardly any filling.
Sam Patey, from Edinburgh, bought the chicken and bacon salad sandwich from a store in the capital city.
She was looking forward to tucking into the Taste The Difference lunch, which retails for about £3 in the meal deal.
However, upon opening up the baguette she was shocked to discover that the filling consisted of a dollop of mayonnaise, three tiny pieces of bacon and a paltry smattering of lettuce.
Similarly last year, a traveller took to Twitter to shame Edinburgh airport over an egg and bacon roll.
The disgruntled visitor shared a hilarious picture of the £3.20 roll from Eat, which appeared to be un-buttered and came with a tiny egg and a thin rasher of bacon.