Tesco apologises after child finds a CONDOM in a box of cereal

October 9, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Tesco bosses have apologised and launched a probe after a little boy opened a box of Cornflakes – and found a CONDOM.

The baffled youngster fished the unopened contraceptive out of his cereal bowl as he tucked into his breakfast.

His uncle’s fiancee managed to snatch the rubber sheath away before the curious lad could examine it – but says she was soon bombarded with awkward questions.

The woman, who asked not to be named, is adamant it came from inside the packet of own-brand Tesco cornflakes and was not a prank.

She complained to the supermarket giant immediately but says they tried to fob her off with a #20 gift voucher and a bunch of flowers.

The breakfast cereal was purchased last week from a supermarket in Barnstaple, Devon.

The woman says she poured a bowl for her partner’s nephew, who was staying with them, and turned around to fetch the milk without spotting the condom.

She said: “He started screaming and there was lots of commotion. I asked him what was wrong and told him to calm down and eat his cereal.

“Then I looked down and saw something shiny in the bowl. I picked out what I thought was packaging and to my horror it was a condom.

“My boyfriend came in wondering what the commotion was about and saw the condom.
His nephew was still screaming and I was trying to explain that I found it in the box.

“His nephew was shouting ‘there is a condom in my breakfast’. Everyone was shocked and my boyfriend was disgusted.”

After the incident the woman took the box to the Tesco Extra store to complain.

She’s since received a letter from Tesco apologising for the grim discovery, along with a #20 voucher.

The woman added: “I told them there was a condom in my cornflakes and the woman put her head down and was really embarrassed. She went and got me a big bunch of flowers.

“I don’t want people to think I am after money but they told me in Tesco this is the worst thing they had found. I am stressed about the whole thing.”

Tesco spokesman Annie Good said: “We set ourselves very high standards for the safety and quality of our products.

“Our suppliers have conducted a full investigation and we have provided the woman with a gesture of goodwill.”Tesco bosses have apologised and launched a probe after a little boy opened a box of Cornflakes – and found a CONDOM.

The baffled youngster fished the unopened contraceptive out of his cereal bowl as he tucked into his breakfast.

His uncle’s fiancee managed to snatch the rubber sheath away before the curious lad could examine it – but says she was soon bombarded with awkward questions.

The woman, who asked not to be named, is adamant it came from inside the packet of own-brand Tesco cornflakes and was not a prank.

She complained to the supermarket giant immediately but says they tried to fob her off with a #20 gift voucher and a bunch of flowers.

The breakfast cereal was purchased last week from a supermarket in Barnstaple, Devon.

The woman says she poured a bowl for her partner’s nephew, who was staying with them, and turned around to fetch the milk without spotting the condom.

She said: “He started screaming and there was lots of commotion. I asked him what was wrong and told him to calm down and eat his cereal.

“Then I looked down and saw something shiny in the bowl. I picked out what I thought was packaging and to my horror it was a condom.

“My boyfriend came in wondering what the commotion was about and saw the condom.
His nephew was still screaming and I was trying to explain that I found it in the box.

“His nephew was shouting ‘there is a condom in my breakfast’. Everyone was shocked and my boyfriend was disgusted.”

After the incident the woman took the box to the Tesco Extra store to complain.

She’s since received a letter from Tesco apologising for the grim discovery, along with a #20 voucher.

The woman added: “I told them there was a condom in my cornflakes and the woman put her head down and was really embarrassed. She went and got me a big bunch of flowers.

“I don’t want people to think I am after money but they told me in Tesco this is the worst thing they had found. I am stressed about the whole thing.”

A Tesco spokesman said: “We set ourselves very high standards for the safety and quality of our products.

“Our suppliers have conducted a full investigation and we have provided the woman with a gesture of goodwill.”

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