Her first gooey, much anticipated bite wasn’t quite what she expected. In fact it was quite rubbery. What should have been a flood of caramel coming out of the fried pastry was inhibited by a strange blue material that turned out to be a latex glove.
"I picked their new edition one as I'd not had one [of the ones] without the hole in it before, so the filling was going to be a surprise," Ria Findlay told the Evening Standard. Mistake. There's a reason I have a strict no-filling policy when it comes to baked goods and this incident proves my theory.
"Three bites in and we are discussing the cream fillings when I notice a bright blue inside. I poke around and that's when we realised it was a prep glove," she said. To make matters worse Findlay is seven months pregnant. And she notes that her gag reflex was fully engaged.
Findlay contacted Tesco, where the doughnuts were purchased, and Krispy Kreme to report the incident. Both Tesco and Krispy Kreme responded and offered her a refund and free doughnuts, respectively. But, as you might imagine, Findlay has no intention of indulging in her free pastries. "It's always tradition in our office to get Krispy Kremes in on your birthday… Not any more," she said.
In a statement to the Mirror, a spokesperson for Krispy Kreme said, "Krispy Kreme has an exemplary food safety record and we endeavour to take care at all stages of our food production process to ensure that products are produced in a hygienic and safe manner."
We give them points for at least attempting to use gloves during food prep. However we'd recommend that they keep better track of them.
If any lesson can be learned here it's that doughnuts should have holes. Plain and simple. Avoid the ones with filling. You never know what you are going to get.
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