A woman says she has been ‘freaked out’ after discovering a whole, soggy, salty potato inside her packet of crisps.
Leah made the strange find when she went to tuck into one of the lightly salted multipack crisps she bought from Aldi.
The 30-year-old didn’t realise anything strange about the bag of crisps when she made the purchase, it was only when she opened the multipack and pulled the poke out that Leah knew something was amiss.
When she opened the single packet of crisps she was faced with bizarre sight of a “soggy” potato, instead of a tasty, crunchy, salted snack.
Leah refused to eat the single salted potato and to make matters even worse – her boyfriend tucked into a perfect bag of crisps while she was left with the spud.
Leah from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, told Metro.co.uk : “I opened it and without looking reached into it to feel a smooth cold ball.
“I was so shocked – not even realising it was a potato – and just completely freaked out at what I’d just touched.
“All I got with it was one soggy crisp.”
She added: “My boyfriend was laughing away next to me smugly eating his full pack of normal crisps.”
Leah’s strange find comes amid the news that the price of some groceries has jumped by 20 per cent, adding to the cost of living crisis.
Apples and margarine are among the goods that have got much dearer. Supermarket bosses, desperate to keep customers, have largely shielded shoppers from the worst of a surge in costs.
But there are signs higher costs are being passed on. Marmite maker Unilever is the latest big supplier to warn it could hit retailers with higher prices.
After months of falling food prices, food inflation – how much prices are rising year-on-year – almost tripled from 0.3% in August to 0.8% in September, the Office for National Statistics said.
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A close look at the stats shows some items rose sharply year-on-year.
Pork sausages have gone from £4.87 to £5.16 a kilo – a 6% jump.
Pears have soared 16% to £2.37 and apples have surged 20% to £2.35.
Margarine has also risen 20% – with a typical 500g tub now costing £1.60. Experts warn food inflation could carry on rising into next year.
Investment group Shore Capital predicts prices will jump as much as 6% partway through 2022.