A mum claims a newly-purchased can of Coles home brand baked beans exploded in her pantry, leaving a “putrid” smell.
The woman, who appears to be from Queensland, posted images of the beans splattered across her cupboard to the supermarket giant’s Facebook on Sunday night.
“Whilst preparing dinner tonight we heard a bang inside our pantry,” she said.
“Upon inspection, we found a can of baked beans had exploded. We purchased these two tins of Coles baked beans just yesterday.
“The smell coming from the beans was putrid, it smelled nothing like baked beans, instead it smelled like vomit,” she said.
The mum claimed the product was “clearly rancid”, despite having an expiration date of 2021.
People commenting on the post said it was lucky nobody had been hurt during the explosion.
“Wow. Under other circumstances, that could've been a cool thing to see. At least nobody got hurt,” a man said.
“Beans make me explode like that,” a woman joked.
A Coles spokesperson responded to the mum’s claims online.
“This is concerning to see and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention,” the spokesperson replied online.
“So that we may follow this up, can you please send us a private message with some more details including the store you purchased this from and images of the packaging details including best before dates and any batch details printed on the can?” the post read.
A Coles spokesperson told Yahoo Australia the supermarket chain “takes the quality of all our products seriously.”
“We have spoken to the customer and will follow up with our supplier to investigate the matter.
“As always we encourage customers to return any item they’re not 100% happy with to their nearest store for a full refund or replacement.”
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