A Coles customer says she has been turned off strawberries “for life” after she sat down to enjoy a breakfast of pancakes topped with fruit, only to discover something crawling in a strawberry.
The woman posted an 11 second video of the creature on the supermarket chain's Facebook page after buying the strawberries from a Coles store in Footscray, Victoria.
“At first I thought it was dead, to realise its alive and laying with its eggs YUCK!” she wrote.
Footage shows what appears to be a small worm burrowing inside a strawberry.
The Coles customer said she hadn’t even taken a bite of her breakfast before she spotted the unwanted visitor, but still lost her appetite.
“Not only has this now put me off of my breakfast but also strawberries for life,” the woman wrote.
Coles responded to the Facebook post apologising for the unpleasant find and offered the shopper a full refund or replacement if she bought her receipt to a store.
"We're very sorry to see this unpleasant discovery in your strawberries. We pride ourselves on the quality of all our produce, so we do apologise this wasn't the case this time," a Coles spokesperson wrote on Facebook.
"We'll pass this information on to our National Quality Team so they're aware of what you've found.
"We have a 100% guarantee on all fresh produce so please return your receipt to any store the next time you visit and our team would be happy to offer you a full refund or replacement."
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