MARS are investigating how a baby’s sock ended up in a box of hot chocolate.
The baffling discovery was made by Tara Carlton when she opened the box of Galaxy hot chocolate pods which she bought in Aldi.
The 34-year-old picked out a grubby, white baby sock with the word “Little Star” in pink lettering.
Tara, a mum of two from Lowestoft, Suffolk, wrote on Aldi’s Facebook page: “I bought the Galaxy Pods today and just opened them to find a baby’s sock.
“Just the one mind you.”
She added: “Two things – one, how the hell did it get in the box? Two, where’s the other sock?
“Maybe you can solve the mystery. This has to be the most random thing.”
Tara insists the sock was sealed inside the box of pods and that, in any case, it is far too small to belong to her children, Alfie, three and Ellie-Amanda, six.
Tara bought the pods from Aldi’s Lowestoft store for £2.99 on Monday and shared her discovery online the same day.
Jen Jones wrote under Tara’s post: “Just too funny lol. Aldi giving away freebies. Who lost their sock?”
Dave Eagle added: “Just the one Little Star. I’m sure there are more than that in the Galaxy.”
Speaking today, Tara, said: “I have absolutely no idea how it got there. The sock has like dirt patches on it. Both myself and my husband just laughed.
“The box was not tampered with when I got it as it was sealed. The box was £2.99 and I’ve know idea how the baby sock ended up in the box. Yes I have children six and three, so it’s definitely not ours.”
A spokeswoman for Mars said: “We would like to reassure our customers that we make our products in a carefully controlled manufacturing environment and have multiple quality checks in place.
“We take any complaint seriously and we would encourage this customer to contact us directly so that we can fully investigate.”
Aldi declined to comment.