Mum ‘finds soggy whole potato’ in her packet of cheese and onion crisps

Mum ‘finds soggy whole potato’ in her packet of cheese and onion crisps
potato in crisps
The big soggy potato was lurking in the crisps packet (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

You wouldn’t expect to find a whole potato while tucking into a tasty packet of crisps.

People normally count on the spuds being properly processed, sliced up and cooked by the time they reach the shelves.

So Helen Reed was stunned to discover her pack of cheese and onion crisps contained a rogue potato, which she said was ‘soggy’ and ‘smelly.

But despite this, the face painting business owner from Aberford, West Yorkshire hasn’t been put off munching away at the snack.

She also contacted REAL crisps about the bizarre find, and as an apology they sent over a box containing a few bags featuring different flavours.

Describing the potato’s appearance, Helen, 34, said: ‘It was quite a decent size, it was a bit bigger than a golf ball.

‘The potato was soggy and squishy and smelled a bit funny. I didn’t eat any of them as they were all soggy.

‘I put it in some kitchen roll and brought it home to show my husband. I said “look what I found in a bag of crisps” and he said “eugh put it in the bin”.

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: HELEN REED, 33, WHO CLAIMS TO HAVE FOUND A WHOLE 'GOLF BALL-SIZED' POTATO INSIDE A PACKET OF CHEESE AND ONION CRISPS) A mum was stunned after claiming to have discovered a 'soggy golf ball-sized' WHOLE POTATO lurking in a packet of crisps - ironically by a brand called 'REAL Crisps'. Helen Reed, from Aberford, West Yorkshire, was about to tuck into a bag of her favourite cheese and onion crisps when she realised the first savoury snack she fished out was soggy. Convinced that the packet had somehow opened, Helen says she peered into the bag and was stunned to spot an entire potato peeping back at her. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
Helen Reed, 34, was mystified by the whole experience (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)
PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: THE WHOLE 'GOLF BALL-SIZED' POTATO HELEN REED, 33, CLAIMS TO HAVE FOUND INSIDE HER CRISP PACKET ALONGSIDE SOME CRISPS) A mum was stunned after claiming to have discovered a 'soggy golf ball-sized' WHOLE POTATO lurking in a packet of crisps - ironically by a brand called 'REAL Crisps'. Helen Reed, from Aberford, West Yorkshire, was about to tuck into a bag of her favourite cheese and onion crisps when she realised the first savoury snack she fished out was soggy. Convinced that the packet had somehow opened, Helen says she peered into the bag and was stunned to spot an entire potato peeping back at her. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
The potato was massive (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)
PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: THE WHOLE 'GOLF BALL-SIZED' POTATO THAT HELEN REED, 33, SAID SHE FOUND INSIDE HER PACKET OF CHEESE AND ONION CRISPS) A mum was stunned after claiming to have discovered a 'soggy golf ball-sized' WHOLE POTATO lurking in a packet of crisps - ironically by a brand called 'REAL Crisps'. Helen Reed, from Aberford, West Yorkshire, was about to tuck into a bag of her favourite cheese and onion crisps when she realised the first savoury snack she fished out was soggy. Convinced that the packet had somehow opened, Helen says she peered into the bag and was stunned to spot an entire potato peeping back at her. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
Helen still hasn’t been put off from munching on crisps (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

‘It’s quite funny the brand’s called REAL as well. You can’t get realler than a potato in a bag of crisps.’

Helen continued: ‘I just found it quite funny, I remember thinking how on earth has that got through?

‘It’s not put me off, I just found it funny – things happen. It could have been a lot worse, at least it was a potato.

‘I’ve not seen anything like this before or since. I’ve had the REAL Crisps since and there’s been no problems.

‘I sent them an email, they replied and sent a box of a few bags of different flavours. There was cheese and onion in there too – I was pleased with their reply.’

REAL Crisps were contacted for comment.

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