Kathie O'Connor was eating her mince pie when she realized something wasn't quite right. Her luxury mince pie might have had a rodent's limb, making her pie a little extra chewy.
The 58-year-old didn't expect to find what appears to be a limb in her Lidl's Luxury Mince pie. To warn others about the particular mince pie or just so share her own harrowing tale, O'Connor spoke with Manchester Evening News.
"It's about an inch long, gristly and ghastly. And the more I think about it the sicker I feel because I don't know what it is. To me it looks like a mouse's foot."
O'Connor continued: "I was down to the last bite of my pie when I felt something hard in my mouth and then I pulled that out."
Here's a look at what Kathie O'Connor found in her mince pie. It does look like it belongs to a rodent.
O'Connor of course contacted the supermarket's customer services. Her customer service rep told her to send the pie back packaged with the alleged rodent limb so they can try to identify if it is in fact a limb.
@MENnewsdesk @LidlUK probably not. #ClaimforDamagesDespite skipping out on digesting the alleged mouse limb, O'Connor is still understandably spooked by the whole ordeal. " I can't get it out of my head that it's a mouse's foot. Even if it's not, I want to know what it is because this isn't a complaint about a missing button, this is my food."
— QasimKhan. (@QKhannn) December 4, 2014
Here's another look at the foreign object:
She continued, citing that this story could have wound up with a horrible ending. "It's a good job I am an adult, a child might have choked."
@MENnewsdesk @LidlUK I like a new take on a tradition. Gold coin in a pudding is a bit tired as an idea. Nice one Lidsl. Respect.As for customer service, a spokesperson from Lidl told the outlet, "A member of our customer services team spoke with the customer on 1st December 2014 and requested images in order to investigate the matter fully."
— No Comb Rick (@nocombrick) December 4, 2014
"We will, of course, keep the customer updated with the findings of our investigation and we appreciate their patience and understanding through this process."
What do you think? Did this woman find a rodent's limb in her mince pie or is this another case of someone crying wolf?
[Image via Manchester Evening News]