‘Hangry’ Aldi customer gets apology from supermarket after finding just one cheese curl in crisp packet
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An Aldi customer was left 'hungry and angry' after finding just one cheese curl inside his packet of crisps.
Mark Murray bought a 99p multipack of Cheese Curls from Aldi in Lowestoft when doing the weekly shop.
However when the 26-year-old forklift driver from Beccles went to enjoy the cheesy treat on Tuesday lunchtime he noticed something was wrong.
He said: 'I felt it was literally like a bag of air and I could feel a lump in the corner of the packet.'
Sensing the potential for comedy gold Mr Murray asked his girlfriend Carla Pipe to film him opening the crisps.
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In the video, which has since been viewed more than 700,000 times on Facebook and Twitter, he opens the packet and tips a solitary curl onto the table.
Mr Murray said: 'I was shocked that it even came off the production line but being a joker myself I immediately found the funny side of it.
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'I think many people have stories that they can relate to this, so they find the funny side too - we hit over 200,000 views in the space of two days.'
Mr Murray is revelling in his new-found fame.
He added: 'My friends and work colleagues are all joking and calling me a local celebrity because of how quickly it erupted – I personally like the attention.
'At the time I was 'hangry', hungry and angry, but it was a multipack of 10 so was easily resolved.
'Now I see how popular it has become I hold no grudges.
'Aldi did offer me a return with my receipt but it would have cost me more than 99p in travel.'
While Mr Murray passed on the offer of a refund he did worry the supermarket could be making a crafty hint about the size of his waistline.
He added: 'If you think I need to shed weight just tell me instead of these subtle hints.'
Aldi is currently investigating the mystery behind the lone curl.
A spokesman for the supermarket said: 'We have apologised to Mr Murray for any inconvenience caused and have raised this with our supplier.'