Morrisons apologises for Xmas dinner bungle – with maggot-filled chocolates


MORRISONS apologise for a bungled Christmas order – with a box of maggot-filled chocolates.

Gabriella Ortutai-Hughes, from North Kensington, London, received the chocolates after the Camden store didn’t have the right size of meat for the mum-of-three’s order when she went to collect in on Friday.

However, after the 37-year-old got the chocolates home, and her family had all tucked in – they spotted a maggot trying to wriggle it’s way out of a “Fudge Duet”.

The Learning Support assistant said the experience was “upsetting” and that she was “disgusted” at the thought her family may have unknowingly consumed other maggots.

Gabriella posted a short seven second clip to the supermarket’s Facebook page with the caption: “Lovely present I got for waiting one and a half hours for my Christmas order which was messed up, and I didn’t had the crucial part to which would of been £60 worth of chateaubriand.

“I still left the shop calm until today. Enough is enough.”

The short clip shows a small wriggling maggot poking out of a fudge – in a half eaten box of Dairy Milk Tray chocolates.

One of Gabriella’s children can be heard talking in the background about how he nearly ate the sweet treat, before spotting the critter.

The family were disgusted by the incident, and hit out at the company for a series of blunders.

Speaking today, Gabriella said that after waiting an hour and a half to be given the wrong meat, she was furious but accepted the store’s initial apology.

She said: “There was a lovely sales assistant who offered me the chocolates and a bunch of flower as an apology.

“As you see in the video we ate a few of those chocolates and I had some in the middle of the night.

“Thinking that I or my children may have eaten one, disgusted me. I am very upset about the whole situation.

“I don’t normally order my Christmas food from there, this was the first and last time ever. My children are very upset about the maggot too.”

A spokeswoman for Morrisons said: “We would like to investigate this properly to find out what has happened. We would therefore ask the customer to return the item to a Morrisons store at her earliest convenience.”

Justin Kelson, from Plymouth, was in his local Co-Op store earlier this year when he spotted two gammon steaks crawling with live maggots.

The packet of two gammon steaks facing him were moving – and had live maggots feasting on both steaks.