A HORRIFIED shopper claims to have found an object in his supermarket curry so disgusting that even Tesco are referring to it as “the thing”.
Andrew Lee from Swansea, South Wales discovered the foul item in his tinned Tesco beef curry and posted an image of it to the firm’s social media page.
Andrew, 31, himself joked that the grim item was either a human belly button or a “cat’s anus”.
And Tesco’s social media team prompted further hilarity when they responded by describing it as “the thing”.
Support worker Andrew bought the can at the Pontarddulais store and posted on Monday: “I had the pleasure of trying your beef curry this evening and was alarmed to find what only can be described as either a human belly button or a cat’s anus.
“I’m just messaging to ask if you’ve had this before and can reassure me it’s neither of those things or at least maybe a baby cow’s anus at the worst.
“Needless to say I couldn’t eat the curry following the discovery, and for me to be put off my food is somewhat of a biblical occurrence so it speaks volumes as to how horrifying it looked. Look forward to hearing from you! Thanks.”
Tesco’s social media team replied: “Hi Andrew, Thanks for getting in contact with us today.
“I’m really sorry that you have found this thing in your curry, not something we want to find ourselves biting into, because of the seriousness of finding this in your curry I would suggest when you can, taking this product with the thing and receipt into your local store (excluding Express stores) for this to be investigated properly by my colleagues at the customer service desk.”
Viewers of the post loved Tesco’s description of Andrew’s find.
Kimberly Jade said: “‘Taking this product with the thing’ bahahahaha.”
Fern-Louissa Newing added: “Tesco ‘the thing’ hahaha.”
Jenn Perry said: “Tesco it’s a rectum you can say it.”
Darryn Kavanagh added: “It’s not a cat anus. It’s a cow anus. It’s not cat curry, is it?”
Ricky Clarke wrote: “Hi, Andrew. Mr Snuffleupagus called, he wants the end of his snozzle back. Ricky – Customer Care.”
Anna Britton-Lewis said: “Looks like a blood vessel.”
Harley Coghill simply said: “Bowfin’.”
Andrew today said he felt sick after munching into his curry.
Andrew said: “I ate half of the meal already so I felt sick when I found it. I threw the rest of the food away!
“Tesco have just said to take it into the store so they can investigate it, they gave me a reference number and asked for my address and email.
Andrew found Tesco’s naming of the “thing” hilarious.
He added: “I thought it was funny when I read what they called it! I’m glad it was given a name haha.
“It seems to be the highlight of the comments section, lots of funny comments and gifs from people, I’m surprised its had this reaction!
“One person said what do I expect from tinned meat, but it was £1.50, which compared to other meat items isn’t really that cheap, I didn’t expect to find a ‘thing’ in there… haha.”
When asked what he thought the “thing” could be Andrew said the texture was thick and smooth.
Andrew continues: “I have no clue, I was only joking when I said human belly button or cat’s anus. I didnt even expect Tesco to reply!
“It must be part of the cow surely, someone mentioned an artery? It could be possible, but the texture is thick and very smooth to touch it doesnt feel like fat or meat.”
A spokesman from Tesco said: “Our supplier has confirmed that the piece of beef in question is part of a blood vessel.
“We have apologised to Andrew and have asked him to return the product in question to their local store so we can investigate this further.”