Thursday, 10 October 2013

"Mother disgusted when son bit into a Waitrose cupcake and nearly swallowed a dead WASP"

From The Daily Mail:

A mother was left disgusted after her son bit into a Waitrose cupcake and nearly ate a dead wasp.

Sue Weightman, 52, bought the £1.99 pack of four treats for Alex's 22nd birthday. She was stunned when the civil servant apprentice took a bite out of the toffee and banana flavoured cupcake and found a wasp under the frosting.


Yes, that's a bloody outrage.

If you bite into a Waitrose cupcake and find an insect, you'd at least expect something nice and homely like a ladybird or maybe something more upmarket like an Old World Swallowtail butterfly.

Common or garden wasps are for people who shop at Tesco or Sainsbury's.

And Aldi shoppers would bite into something nice and crunchy like a dung beetle.

9 comments:

Graeme said...

Did the journo suggest how else she should have reacted? How did the 22 year old son feel about it? Will the Express get an exclusive on his reaction?

ageing man said...

Nooooo Aldi shoppers would bite into a wasp cake and be outraged to find it had banana in it !

As for the son I suspect his reaction was..... for christ's sake mother I am 22, I am a grown man, why the hell did you go running to the papers, jeeez....

A K Haart said...

Aldi wouldn't charge £1.99 for four, not even the wasp-free brand.

Mark Wadsworth said...

G, I think AKH answered that one :-)

AM, good point. Foreign bloody muck.

Ian Hills said...

Like the pic of a wasp in a cupcake. How did she find another one so quickly after returning the first one to the shop?

Mark Wadsworth said...

IH, maybe they took the photos before she took the cake back to the shop?

Ralph Musgrave said...

Is that WASP as in White Anglo Saxon Protestant? If so, then as member of the letter species, I'm appalled and disgusted.

fraggle said...

Forget the price of the cakes, how much is her house worth?! Come on DM, folks wanna know this stuff!

Mark Wadsworth said...

RM, I toyed with the idea of basing the article on that particular acronym but decided against :-)

F, good point. Maybe one of us should google house prices in her area and report back?