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    • globularity
    • By globularity 13th Jan 20, 10:39 AM
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    I think I found a rat in my Aldi crisps (not Lidl)
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    • 13th Jan 20, 10:39 AM
    I think I found a rat in my Aldi crisps (not Lidl) 13th Jan 20 at 10:39 AM
    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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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 13th Jan 20, 10:41 AM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 10:41 AM
    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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    • globularity
    • By globularity 13th Jan 20, 10:51 AM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 10:51 AM
    Quite surprised compensation would be so low
    • #3
    • 13th Jan 20, 10:51 AM
    I was thinking maybe 200 but okay
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 13th Jan 20, 11:01 AM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 11:01 AM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 11:01 AM
    I was thinking maybe 200 but okay
    Originally posted by globularity
    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 ?
    • Boohoo
    • By Boohoo 13th Jan 20, 11:09 AM
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    • #5
    • 13th Jan 20, 11:09 AM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 11:09 AM
    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
    Originally posted by globularity
    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 Shell
    • By Sea Shell 13th Jan 20, 11:53 AM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 11:53 AM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 11:53 AM
    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!!
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow " JOB DONE!!
    This should now read "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!!
    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 13th Jan 20, 1:30 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 1:30 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 1:30 PM
    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
    Originally posted by globularity

    At the moment you "think" you found a rat. Come back to us when you have proof.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 13th Jan 20, 1:44 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 1:44 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 1:44 PM
    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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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 13th Jan 20, 1:56 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 1:56 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 1:56 PM
    Hope it wasn’t a parrot.
    • Paully28
    • By Paully28 13th Jan 20, 2:17 PM
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    I was thinking maybe 200 but okay
    Originally posted by globularity
    I would be holding out for 1000s, and if you cried a little 10,000s.
    • pattycake
    • By pattycake 13th Jan 20, 2:18 PM
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    You probably should be reimbursed for the uneaten lunch too.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 13th Jan 20, 2:42 PM
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    Why do you not know whether or not it was a rat? Did it run away?
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Jan 20, 3:08 PM
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    I'd love to know what environmental health have to say about this - any answers?
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 14th Jan 20, 3:12 PM
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    POPPYOSCAR
    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
    Originally posted by globularity
    Concentrate on your school work.
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 14th Jan 20, 3:19 PM
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    Concentrate on your school work.
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR

    Paying particular attention to English grammar!

    • The Rainmaker
    • By The Rainmaker 14th Jan 20, 3:37 PM
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    OP if you would like to PM me I sell dead rodents at 10/inch + P&P. Deep frying them comes in at another 15 each. If you want them alive the P&P is quite expensive but can be arranged.

    PM what size of rodent you require, name and address and I'll send you my bank details.
    "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit"
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 14th Jan 20, 7:20 PM
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    I'd love to know what environmental health have to say about this - any answers?
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    If this thread is real (and it is indeed an animal of some sort rather than a burnt quaver) a full investigation of how and why this occurred will take place.

    If the firm are found to be negligent, a large fine can be imposed.

    The amount of "compo" the OP may or may not receive is, of course, irrelevant.
    Last edited by Moneyineptitude; 14-01-2020 at 7:23 PM.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 14th Jan 20, 7:50 PM
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    Anytime I've ever had to return anything to aldi they've been really good.

    But then I've returned it only expecting a refund. So getting 20 worth of stuff for free because a 2.59 food item was off (bruised pink lady apples) when you were only expecting the 2.59 makes for a happy day.
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 14th Jan 20, 7:53 PM
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    Manxman in exile
    OP if you would like to PM me I sell dead rodents at 10/inch + P&P. Deep frying them comes in at another 15 each. If you want them alive the P&P is quite expensive but can be arranged.

    PM what size of rodent you require, name and address and I'll send you my bank details.
    Originally posted by The Rainmaker

    Just "lidl" enough to fit in an Aldi crisp bag.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 14th Jan 20, 10:26 PM
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    Thank god it wasn't Lidl
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