A shopper has made a grotesque discovery inside a “fresh” cauliflower purchased from Woolworths.
The customer picked up half a cauliflower wrapped in cling wrap from the Lara store, northeast of Geelong in Victoria, expecting it to be fine to eat when he took it home.
When he peeled away the plastic however, he discovered something else was already helping itself to the vegetable - a slug.
Much to the shopper’s disgust, the sizeable creature had also left a notable trail of excrement behind it.
He let the retailer know he was unimpressed at the predicament in a disgruntled post to its Facebook page on Wednesday.
“Not happy Woolworths, the not so fresh people, had this slug and all its poo through my cauliflower,” he wrote.
“Fruit and veggies are very ordinary at the moment. Looks like I will be now shopping at your opposition. One very unhappy long time Woolies customer.”
A Woolworths employee said they too were disappointed by his “terrible” find in a comment to his post.
“This is terrible. We're sorry to see your cauliflower in that condition and we definitely share your disappointment in this matter,” they wrote.
Given the supermarket’s “Fresh or Free guarantee”, they said he would be eligible for a refund or replacement if he took his receipt back to the store.
The shopper said he no longer had the receipt, but was assured if he spoke with the Lara store’s Service Manager and told them the day and time of his shop, the amount he spent and the checkout he used, he would still be able to get the refund or replacement.
One person joked in a comment on the post that the shopper should simply wash and heat the vegetable prior to consuming it.
“If only there was some way you could wash the slug & its poo off the cauliflower then give it some sort of heat treatment to render it safe to eat,” they wrote.
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