Woolworths shopper vents over roast chicken detail: 'Not happy Jan'

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A furious Woolworths shopper has shared her frustration over an underwhelming hot roast chicken she recently purchased at her local store.

The disgruntled shopper, who bought the roast chicken from Woolworths Keperra in Brisbane at 5.30pm on Thursday, shared a post to the supermarket’s official Facebook page.

In the scathing post, the annoyed shopper compared the size of a hot roast chicken she purchased to a can of Coke.

Side-by-side image. Left: Woolworths hot roast chicken sits beside can of Coca-Cola. Right: Customers outside Woolworths store.
An annoyed Woolworths shopper compared the size of a hot roast chicken she purchased to a can of Coke. Source: Facebook/AAP

“What the heck Woolworths! You put the price of cooked roast chicken up to $12 and then you cut the size of the chicken by half!” the customer wrote in her post.

“Talk about a rip off. Not happy Jan! How can you feed a family on a chicken this bloody small?” asked the woman.

The annoyed shopper added: “AND, to add insult to injury, there was NO bloody stuffing! Disgusted.”

In the accompanying photo, the Woolies shopper pictured the tiny roast chook sitting alongside a 375ml can of Coca Cola on a plate – which was shockingly similar in size.

Side-by-side image. Left: Woolworths roast chicken sits on wooden chopping board. Right: Woolworths sign
The annoyed Woolworths shopper said to "add insult to injury" the roast chicken had no stuffing. Source: Woolworths Group/AAP

'I wasn't impressed': Woolies shopper disappointed over underwhelming roast chook

The disappointed shopper told Yahoo News Australia she "was in a rush after work" when she picked up the chicken and only noticed its small size when she got home and took it out of the bag.

"I wasn’t impressed. And then, when there was no stuffing, that was the icing on the cake," she said.

"Normally a chicken would do a meal for two and then enough left over for a curry for two the next night. This was so small there are no leftovers at all."

A Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia that they were "disappointed" by the customer's complaint and were following it up.

"We take food quality very seriously and are disappointed to receive this customer’s report," said the spokesperson.

"We’ve contacted the customer for more information so we can follow up with our supply partner directly," they said.

'You don’t have to buy it': say Woolworths customers to angry shopper

It seems that the Woolworths' shopper's complaint over the tiny chicken didn't go over too well with fellow customers.

Many Woolies shoppers flooded the comments to point out that the woman did not have to buy the chicken in the first place.

“Did you close your eyes when you picked the chicken?” asked one shopper.

“If only there was a way you could see the size of the chicken before you bought it. Translation: ‘I bought this, I ate this and now I want my money back’,” wrote a second.

Woolworths shopping trolleys lined up outside supermarket
Woolworths shoppers flooded the comments to point out that the woman did not have to buy the chicken in the first place. Source: Getty

“You don't have to buy it, you know this right? I'm assuming you were able to cast your eyes upon it before purchasing it?” chimed a third.

While others joked that the angry customer was “body shaming a chicken” and needed to “reassess your portion sizes.”

Others simply pointed out that buying a whole fresh chicken from the meat aisle would be better value and bigger.

Woolworths is currently offering whole fresh chickens from $3.50 per kilogram, with chicken sizes varying between 1.1kg and 2.3kg.

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