A TESCO customer bit into a profiterole only to discover the cream inside had gone blue with mould.
Disgusted Niamh Marie Scott immediately spat the profiterole out, which she said smelt and tasted like “rotten cheese”.
Niamh Marie, 26, posted a revolting snap of the vile dessert to Tesco’s Facebook page, vowing not to the return to the store.
The student’s pictures also show the use by date on the box was the day after she tried them.
Niamh Marie, from Belfast, had been aware of a dodgy smell coming from her fridge but had thought it was the parmesan cheese.
She posted: “Was in Tesco Yorkgate Belfast on Saturday (1/12/18) and bought profiteroles. Went to open them last night (3/12/18) to see that they were completely blue moulded!
“I had smelt a weird smell in my fridge and thought it was the parmesan cheese but no it was the profiteroles!”
She added: “Clearly were off while being sold in the shop as there is no way they would mould that quickly! Absolutely disgusting and I’ll not be back.”
Speaking today Niamh said: “I didn’t notice until I bit into them.
“Luckily the second it split in half when I bit into it I could smell the mould and just spat it straight back out without chewing it.”
She added: “I left a message on their Facebook page where they needed me to go into the bin and retrieve them to get the bar code number, not really worth the effort for the £2 spent on them.”
The own-brand Tesco packs of 18 chocolate profiteroles are currently not available on the supermarket’s website.
Online, a member of Tesco’s customer care team apologised for the incident and asked her to provide details in order to provide a refund.
The comment said: “I’m really sorry about these profiteroles going off before the use by date. I would like to fully document your feedback and get this resolved for you, to do this can you provide me with some details.”