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I think I found a rat in my Aldi crisps (not Lidl)

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Consumer Rights
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My mum opened her cheese curls (copy of quavers) and found a big black thing in her packet (I think I saw a tooth), she spat out her crisps and couldnt eat her lunch after that. I've contacted environmental health and we will visit our local offices tomorrow. Any advise would be welcome
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  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    You've done all you need to do

    Unless you have a compensation figure in mind ?

    Expect a £15-25 voucher at best if proved to be a rat and not a burnt quaver
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  • I was thinking maybe £200 but okay
  • k3lvck3lvc Forumite
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    I was thinking maybe £200 but okay
    :rotfl: :rotfl: seriously ??


    Did it squeak as she opened it ? Did it bite her ? Did she not notice that her c.20g bag of cheesy curls weighted a damn sight more than 20g and was soft & squidgy ?
  • BoohooBoohoo Forumite
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    My mum opened her cheese curls (copy of quavers) and found a big black thing in her packet (I think I saw a tooth), she spat out her crisps and couldnt eat her lunch after that. I've contacted environmental health and we will visit our local offices tomorrow. Any advise would be welcome

    People getting something for free and they still want compo.


    As you still have the bag, "rat", receipt and lots of photos and you don't get what you want from this you could try the national papers but you may have to practice your "shocked and horror look" for the photo.


    Or you could just let go.
  • Sea_ShellSea_Shell Forumite
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    My money's on a burnt "quaver" or two.

    They look like a big blob of black gunk.

    Anyway, a rat won't fit in a bag of crisps...maybe it's a mouse!!
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  • dlusmandlusman Forumite
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    My mum opened her cheese curls (copy of quavers) and found a big black thing in her packet (I think I saw a tooth), she spat out her crisps and couldnt eat her lunch after that. I've contacted environmental health and we will visit our local offices tomorrow. Any advise would be welcome


    At the moment you "think" you found a rat. Come back to us when you have proof.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    I too doubt it was Rattus rattus. I would love to know what it was, though.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    Hope it wasn’t a parrot.
  • Paully28Paully28 Forumite
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    I was thinking maybe £200 but okay

    I would be holding out for £1000s, and if you cried a little £10,000s.
  • pattycakepattycake Forumite
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    You probably should be reimbursed for the uneaten lunch too.
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