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    • globularity
    • By globularity 13th Jan 20, 10:39 AM
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    globularity
    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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    • waamo
    • By waamo 14th Jan 20, 10:34 PM
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    waamo
    I had one in my kitchen. What am I gonna do?
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    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 14th Jan 20, 10:57 PM
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    Manxman in exile
    I had one in my kitchen. What am I gonna do?
    Originally posted by waamo

    Better check the mirror in the bathroom.


    EDIT: Damn! My wife reckons the kitchen one was by UB40 not The Beat. Not as funny now. A bit pointless in fact.
    Last edited by Manxman in exile; 14-01-2020 at 11:39 PM. Reason: Correction?
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 15th Jan 20, 8:44 AM
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    Unfortunately your better half is correct ... but the sound is similar (not typical UB40) so the comparison is understandable.
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    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 15th Jan 20, 9:48 AM
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    Manxman in exile
    Can't say I liked UB40. They'd be accused of cultural appropriation these days.
    • meer53
    • By meer53 15th Jan 20, 9:58 AM
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    You "think" you found a rat ? Packets of Cheesy Curls must be a lot bigger than I remember, or rats must be shrinking.
    • pulliptears
    • By pulliptears 15th Jan 20, 11:17 AM
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    Hope it wasn’t a parrot.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'
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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 15th Jan 20, 12:02 PM
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    bertiewhite
    I was thinking maybe £200 but okay
    Originally posted by globularity
    So how have you come up with that figure? What would you like to be compensated for?
    • nyermen
    • By nyermen 15th Jan 20, 12:12 PM
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    No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'
    Originally posted by pulliptears
    Are you sure it's not a siberian hamster...

    (From fawlty towers, for those who've not seen it).
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    • pulliptears
    • By pulliptears 15th Jan 20, 1:36 PM
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    Are you sure it's not a siberian hamster...

    (From fawlty towers, for those who've not seen it).
    Originally posted by nyermen
    I fear we are of a certain age Nyermen
    "Gggggrrrrrr Rrrraaaahhh Rrrrrrggghhhhnn" - Chewbacca (The Empire Strikes Back)

    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 15th Jan 20, 10:59 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    I just wanted to know whether it was in fact a beastie or not...OP?

    Am guessing not, otherwise it would be headline news in The Sun along the lines of: "Aldi Quavers Ate My Rat".
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    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 16th Jan 20, 9:35 AM
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    I've read a lot of tripe on this forum over the years, but really!

    Have you done the sad face in the Daily Mail yet OP? Although I'm sure you could come up with something better than this for your £200.
    • globularity
    • By globularity 17th Jan 20, 2:43 PM
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    globularity
    Been to see environmental health and they are still testing it, they said it was definitely not a rodent or any animal. The guy squeezed it and sniffed it and said it was a black waxy substance probably burnt fat built up in the production machinery. It definitely smelled disgusting and made me wretch when I was brave enough to smell it at home. Will let you know the test results. Regarding the school comments, I left college back in 1998 so its a bit too late for me.
    • globularity
    • By globularity 17th Jan 20, 2:46 PM
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    globularity
    I was thinking £200 compo because a mouse in your food is quite shocking, but as its not id be happy with anything, even a fiver
    • globularity
    • By globularity 17th Jan 20, 2:52 PM
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    globularity
    Thats why I said 'not lidl'
    Thank god it wasn't Lidl
    Originally posted by hollydays
    I work for Lidl so I wanted to make it clear so there was no confusion. I will post test results when I get them. It wasn't an animal of any kind just some sort of debris
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 17th Jan 20, 2:58 PM
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    id be happy with anything
    Originally posted by globularity
    You've got a free lump of burnt fat. What more do you want?
    • pelirocco
    • By pelirocco 17th Jan 20, 3:06 PM
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    Been to see environmental health and they are still testing it, they said it was definitely not a rodent or any animal. The guy squeezed it and sniffed it and said it was a black waxy substance probably burnt fat built up in the production machinery. It definitely smelled disgusting and made me wretch when I was brave enough to smell it at home. Will let you know the test results. Regarding the school comments, I left college back in 1998 so its a bit too late for me.
    Originally posted by globularity
    Why on earth would you have thought it was a rat ?
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    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 17th Jan 20, 3:29 PM
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    Moneyineptitude
    Why on earth would you have thought it was a rat ?
    Originally posted by pelirocco
    Free money, of course.
    A lump of burnt fat equals no "compo", a dead rodent on the other hand...

    Personally, I'd have just thrown it in the bin...
    • NCC-1707
    • By NCC-1707 17th Jan 20, 4:40 PM
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    Been to see environmental health and they are still testing it, they said it was definitely not a rodent or any animal. The guy squeezed it and sniffed it and said it was a black waxy substance probably burnt fat built up in the production machinery. It definitely smelled disgusting and made me wretch when I was brave enough to smell it at home. Will let you know the test results. Regarding the school comments, I left college back in 1998 so its a bit too late for me.
    Originally posted by globularity

    So you're in your forties and your first thought was 'it's a rat'?
    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 17th Jan 20, 5:26 PM
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    I was thinking £200 compo because a mouse in your food is quite shocking, but as its not id be happy with anything, even a fiver
    Originally posted by globularity

    I hope you are happy that you have wasted tax payers money - and you are still wanting compensation ? replacement cost for one packet of crisps should suffice
    • waamo
    • By waamo 17th Jan 20, 5:31 PM
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    I work for Lidl so I wanted to make it clear so there was no confusion. I will post test results when I get them. It wasn't an animal of any kind just some sort of debris
    Originally posted by globularity
    Just to be absolutely clear this definitely wasn't Tesco then?
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