A BAFFLED Tesco customer has posted a hilarious picture of the supermarket’s new range of – invisible cakes.
Mel Reid was looking forward to tucking into one of the madeleine cakes she bought for £2.60 from her local store in March, Cambridgeshire.
Instead, the 44-year-old found a sealed plastic bag full of nothing more calorific or tasty than air.
It seems a malfunction at the bakery resulted in the 100-calorie madeleine missing the bag, which was then sealed, placed with actual madeleines in the outer packaging, and sent to the store.
Mel took to Tesco’s Facebook page to report their success in making the ultimate light sponge.
She shared a picture of her holding the plastic bag, clearly still sealed and full of air.
She wrote: “Tesco are now selling invisible cakes.”
A customer care team member, Alisha, responded: “I’m glad you got some enjoyment out of the invisible cake, even if it wasn’t edible.
“If you’d like for me to report this issue to our supplier, please just private message me the requested information.”
After Mel joked that the product would be good for her diet, Alisha wasn’t having any of it.
She added: “Oh don’t be silly Mel. We all deserve a treat every now and then, a visible treat, preferably.”
On social media, Ellie-Jane Picard said: “That’s the new ultimate ‘free from’ range.”
Kirsty Wirsty Custard said: “Good for weight loss I could do with cakes like that.”
Lorraine Keeley said: “I had that once with a bag of Walkers from a multi pack it was so funny.”
The madeleine is traditional small cake from the Lorraine region of northeastern France, usually made with flour, sugar, eggs and almonds or other nuts.