A McDonald's customer was left scratching her head after making an eye-watering discovery inside her chicken nuggets box.
The Canberra woman ordered a box of six McNuggets from the drive through of her local Macca’s on Monday when she noticed something was amiss with her meal.
Instead of six of Macca’s iconic nuggets, the customer says she found a box full of chopped, raw onion.
“Went to the drive through tonight. Ordered six nuggets and got this instead. Bloody onions,” wrote the shocked customer on a popular Facebook group.
The Canberran shared a photo of the McNuggets box in question, which was filled to the brim with raw onion.
A McDonald’s Australia spokesperson apologised for the mistake in a statement to Yahoo News Australia.
"At McDonald’s, we are committed to giving our customers a great experience every time they visit one of our restaurants," they said.
“Of course, if a customer receives an incorrect order, we will happily replace this for them.
“We apologise for the inconvenience and encourage the customer to contact our Customer Service team so we can look into it in more detail."
Child finds box of onions in Happy Meal: ‘Cry Meal’
Unfortunately, this is not the first time a customer has received the wrong item in their McNuggets box.
In May, a parent revealed that her child opened their McDonald’s Happy Meal only to notice they’d received a box of diced onions instead of nuggets.
“My kid got a box of onions instead of nuggets in his Happy Meal,” wrote the parent on Reddit.
In the accompanying photo, there is nary a nugget in sight – as the McNuggets box is filled with diced onions.
The head-scratching post quickly went viral on Reddit, earning 49,000 upvotes and thousands of people who joked about the Macca’s mix-up.
“Imagine being the person asking for a box of extra onions and getting nuggets instead,” joked one person.
“Can I have my McNuggets with extra onions, and without nuggets please, to go?” chimed a second.
A third joked: “Ah yes, the Cry Meal.”
McDonald's customer in tears after nuggets mix-up
Meanwhile, a McDonald’s customer in the US literally enjoyed a “cry meal” after being brought to tears from the unusual find in her nuggets box.
"I'm having a terrible day, so I got McDonald's before I went to work," said the young woman in a TikTok video.
In the clip, the distraught woman shares how McDonald's staff messed up the order of both her cheeseburger and chicken nuggets.
"I got a burger. They forgot to put a patty on it and you know what, that's fine, I got nuggets so I'll just eat nuggets. Maybe I didn't need the burger?" she says.
However, it was the single fried egg she found inside the nuggets box that pushed her over the edge.
"So, I go to open the nuggets...it's an egg. Why? Breakfast has been over for two hours” she says to the camera.
Sniffling, the woman concludes the video by saying she is “very upset” by the whole ordeal.
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