Aldi apologised to the maggot hit couple but said such rare incidents ‘can occur naturally in fresh produce’ (Image: Getty)Get the biggest daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeMore newslettersThank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA couple were horrified to discover that the vegetables on their dinner plate contained dead maggots.Raheel Al Amri and his wife Lubna were tucking into a tasty dinner salmon and sugar snap peas after a day of fasting for Ramadan, when he thought his food tasted odd.He got the shock of his live when, on closer inspection, he saw that his sugar snap peas contained dead maggots, reports Leicester Live.Lubna, 24, who lives with Raheel in Woodgate, Leicester, said: “It was dinner on Wednesday and I’d served the sugar snap peas and they were in date and looked fine.Shopper who tapeworm in Lidl pork joint shocked to find out what it really is”But after I cooked them, and we started dinner my husband noticed they tasted funny. He decided to open one up and he saw big maggots inside it and something seemed to have laid eggs in it, too.”It was really awful for him to see, especially as he had already swallowed some of them.”I opened some of mine and saw the same thing. I immediately got my phone to take pictures and video because I couldn’t believe it.”Lubna said she was surprised by the laidback attitude of the Aldi complaints team.She said: “I explained to them what had happened and the lady said they grew in a natural environment, as if that was all there was to it.Shoppers are using a sneaky trick to pay less for avocados at self service check outs”Surely, a supermarket can’t sell peas with insects in them? It’s not right.]”The lady just said they could only apologise and that I could go back to the shop where I bought them from and get a refund.”She said the sugar snap peas had been bought at the branch in Woodgate and cost about 85p.An Aldi spokeswoman said such incidents were unusual but could happen occasionally.She said: “While incidents like this are rare, they can occur naturally in fresh produce.”We were sorry to hear about Ms Al Amri’s experience and apologised to her as soon as she brought this to our attention..
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