A HORRIFIED Sainsbury’s customer cracked open an egg to find a rotten chick – which smelled so bad it made him sick.
Aled Holocombe, from Caerphilly, Wales, was trying to save himself and his flatmate from a disastrous hangover when they made the stomach-churning discovery.
When Aled cracked open one of the six free range eggs, he couldn’t believe the green sludge that came out.
The smell coming from the rotten egg was so bad that Aled claims both he and his flatmate were physically sick.
The former student believes that a chick had began to develop in the shell, but had died at some point during the production process.
Sainsbury’s have apologised for the stomach-churning discovery, and said that incidents of this kind are rare.
The Sainsbury’s own brand eggs cost 85p for six, but Aled got more than he bargained for after buying them from the Sainbury’s store at Thornhill, Cardiff.
Aled posted a series of pictures to the supermarket’s Facebook page on Saturday (NOV 11) with the caption: “Well we won’t be buying eggs from Sainsbury’s again. How the hell did this make it through quality control, almost chundered everywhere.”
The pictures show two cracked egg shells and a green and mouldy looking liquid in a bowl.
Aled also posted a picture of the egg box, which said the egg would expire on 14 November (TUE).
He also added a short 10-second-clip where he turns the bowl around and zooms in to give a close up of the mould.
Speaking today (TUE) Aled said “It looked as if a chick had started to develop in the shell but had most likely died in the production process.
“As a result it rotted inside the egg until I cracked it. It wasn’t mild as such, it was just extremely rotten. The smell made me and my housemate actually vomit.
“It was literally the hangover from hell. It definitely made our hangover 10 times worse.”
A Sainsbury’s spokeswoman said: “We’ve apologised to Aled for this unpleasant find. This type of problem is extremely rare and we work closely with our suppliers to prevent this from happening.”
Kayleigh Bradshaw, from York, claimed she nearly choked on a piece of glass that she found in a packet of pre-cooked chicken from Sainsbury’s.
The 24-year-old bit into a piece of chicken to discover a shard of glass – which she nearly swallowed.
In February of this year an Aldi customer was disgusted to find maggots wriggling around in a pack of free range eggs that they bought from a store in Cranbourne, Victoria.