Published On: Sat, Apr 30th, 2016

10 of the most disgusting things discovered in food


Things you expect to encounter when opening a tin of tuna: fish, a strong smell. Not a tiny little sea creature.

So, it’s understandable that Zoe Butler was more than a little surprised to find the organism in her lunch.

The Twittersphere was set ablaze with people wondering just what exactly the creature was. Some speculated that it could be the foetus of a blowfish, a tadpole, a copepod or the head of a soft-shelled turtle.

Canned fish company Princes conducted its own investigation which finally revealed the tiny creature to be a tongue-eating louse.

Sadly, a tongue-eating louse is not the only strange and disgusting item to have been discovered in food, here are some more – equally unexpected – items that have been found over the years.


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In 2010 a father found a mouse baked into a loaf of Hovis bread while making sandwiches for his children.


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A Canadian McDonald’s customer finished his coffee only to find a dead mouse lying at the bottom of his cup.


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While it’s nice to know McDonalds does use real chickens for their nuggets, we didn’t need to find out like this.

This whole fried chicken head earned an American woman $100,000 worth of compensation from McDonalds.


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Sticking with chicken, Ibrahim Lango found a nasty surprise in his KFC meal back in 2013. Picking the meat from his chicken he found what he assumed to be a cooked chicken’s brain.

A KFC spokesman tried to reassure him that it was most definitely not a chicken’s brain – just a kidney. Somehow, we don’t think he felt very reassured.


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If you’re going to find anything in your salad that shouldn’t be there, most people would expect an insect, and not a lizard’s head.

Tucking into a salad from a New York cafe, Robin Sandusky found both the head (with half-open eyelids) and an arm buried amongst her veggies.


Picture: Robin Sandusky


A live scorpion was found in a sealed packet of bananas in last year. Thought to have hitched a ride from Costa Rica, the scorpion was rehomed at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall.


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After making his way through about a third of a pack of GoldenBoy crispy anchovy snacks, Ang found this cockroach, coated in sesame seeds. He’s vowed never to eat another GoldenBoy product again, and we don’t blame him.




We don’t want to know how a condom managed to make its way into in this rice dish.




12 year old Maisy Dean found maggots nestled in her bag of rice earlier this year.




News Source Telegraph

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology