Well, this is a hairy situation.
A grandmother in the United Kingdom was in for quite the surprise when she discovered a dead, shriveled mouse in the bowl of cereal she poured from a freshly opened box.
We apologize in advance for your new cereal phobia.
Patti Henderson, 50, discovered the critter in the Kellogg’s brand Crunchy Nut Cornflakes just before her 2-year-old grandson went in for the cereal kill.
From the Daily Mail:
Ms. Henderson, who has six grandchildren, said she loves having her grandson to stay and bought the cereal for him especially. After pouring out the cornflakes she noticed something ‘black’, so took a closer look.
She said: “I knew something wasn’t right, so I got a spoon and gingerly moved the flakes out of the way. Then I saw the mouse. It was horrible and I felt absolutely sick.”
Her grandson, Toby, was initially unaware of the find and was standing beside Ms Henderson saying ‘cornies, cornies’. Henderson added: “Goodness knows how long the mouse was in the box or if it was dead or alive when it went in.”
“I have put the box and the mouse in the freezer for now because I want environmental health or Kellogg’s to come and look at it.”
Henderson has since complained to the Tesco store where she bought the cereal. She has also contacted Environmental Health Officials.
Henderson said her complaint to Tesco wasn’t taken seriously: ‘The first man that served me laughed and I thought ‘It’s not funny, do you see me laughing?’
The store manager then asked her for a receipt for the purchase, but she couldn’t find it.
Ms Henderson added: ‘I’ve been back since and all the cereal boxes are still on the shelves – but if one of them had a mouse any one of the others could too.’
The store eventually said they were concerned by the incident.
“We set ourselves the highest standards for the quality and safety of the food we sell and were concerned to hear of this,” a spokesman said. “We would like to thank Ms Henderson for alerting us and we will work with the supplier to support their investigation.”
Kellogg’s has offered Henderson a new box of cereal, but she quickly declined.
“It’s put me off buying any Crunchy Nut ever again.”
We’re sure it has. Guess it’s waffles for breakfast in the future. Click here to see the actual rodent.
SOURCE: Daily Mail | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty