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Woman Stunned To Find Whole Potato In Packet Of Crisps

Emma Guinness

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Woman Stunned To Find Whole Potato In Packet Of Crisps

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Crisps are a favourite the world over, but one mum got a lot more than she bargained for when she recently tucked into a packet of cheese and onion crisps.

The first sign that the snack wasn't going to be the expected delightful savoury experience was that she felt something soggy instead of the usual dry, light sensation.

Helen Reed, 33, assumed that the packet had burst and peeked inside only to discover that there was a whole potato inside her packet of now aptly named 'Real Crisps'.

That is one big crisp! Credit: Kennedy News and Media
That is one big crisp! Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Thankfully, or not so thankfully depending on how hungry she was, she tipped out the entire packet to discover the crisps she'd been craving and the 'smelly' potato.

Helen's husband, Graham, 34, and her children were just as shocked by the discovery as she was when she brought it back to show them later in the day.

Thankfully, she found the whole thing 'funny' and decided to share snaps of the blunder to give others a giggle on social media on Monday 27 June.

She also insisted that she's not been put off buying more Real Crisps in the future.

The rogue potato. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
The rogue potato. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Helen, from Aberford, West Yorkshire, said: "I bought the crisps to have as a snack at work.

"They're my favourite flavour, you can't beat a good cheese and onion crisp.

"The bag didn't feel heavy, it felt normal. I knew that something was a bit strange because when I took a crisp out it was really soggy.

"I thought the packet must have been opened but I then looked inside and found this lovely potato sitting there.

"I tipped everything out and I thought 'that's strange'.

"It was quite a decent size, it was a bit bigger than a golf ball. The potato was soggy and squishy and smelled a bit funny.

"I didn't eat any of them as they were all soggy.

"I put it in some kitchen roll and brought it home to show my husband.

"I said 'look what I found in a bag of crisps' and he said 'eugh, put it in the bin'.

"It's quite funny the brand's called Real as well. You can't get realler than a potato in a bag of crisps."

Real Crisps were then contacted about the rogue potato and they sent Helen a box of different flavoured crisps for her to try as an apology.

Helen got some compensation. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Helen got some compensation. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Helen said: "I just found it quite funny, I remember thinking how on earth has that got through?

"It's not put me off, I just found it funny - things happen. It could have been a lot worse, at least it was a potato.

"I've not seen anything like this before or since. I've had the Real Crisps since and there's been no problems."

Tyla has reached out to Real Crisps for comment.

Topics: Food and Drink

Emma Guinness
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