A mum who bought a packet of bourbon biscuits for her kids was baffled to find none of them were filled with chocolate cream – which is definitely the best bit.
Stunned Amanda Fisher, 43, said she was shocked when she opened up the packet of biscuits she bought at Aldi.
But instead of your usual bourbon – a sandwich style biscuit made up of two chocolate biscuits with a chocolate filling – she found every single one had no buttercream.
Amanda, from Castleisland, in County Kerry, Ireland, bought the biscuits from Aldi on Tuesday 18 February.
She said she hoped to enjoy them with a cup of tea or as a snack for her family. A brew and a biscuit, what a combo.
Mum-of-seven Amanda said: “All of them had no cream inside. At first my daughter thought my son had licked all of the cream out of them. I have never seen that before and thought it was funny.
“I was surprised when I opened the packet and saw the first one. I decided to get the rest out and they were all the same.
“I told Aldi about it and they offered to send me a new packet but I wasn’t that bothered because they didn’t cost much.”
She posted photos of the buttercream-less biscuits on Facebook to show her friends and said that people made funny comments such as ‘it’s like being robbed in your own home’ and comparing it to ‘daylight robbery’.
When you’ve got a situation on your hands like this, you’ve got to think it could always be worse. Take Jamie Hogan’s mouldy birthday cake as a prime example.
The mum-of-one was attempting to celebrate when she cut into the sweet treat to discover that the entire sponge was rotten – to the core.
A spokesman for chain Michel’s Patisserie, based in nearby Picton, NSW, said the mould was a ‘one-off isolated occurrence’.
Jamie said: “I pulled the knife out and I immediately thought that doesn’t look right. I thought maybe it was the cream or something, then I noticed it was green and I thought maybe they have used food colouring by accident.
“But my husband took one look at it and said ‘that’s mould’, you could see where the sponge used to have a normal vanilla colour on the edges. I nearly threw up, I had to put it all back in the box because I couldn’t even look at it.”
A spokesman for Michel’s Patisserie said: “After an internal review of the incident we can confirm that the picture shared was a one-off isolated occurrence.
“This cake was delivered by the supplier to the store less than 24 hours before it was sold.
“It was already fully decorated meaning the store owner was unable to see the inside of the cake before it was sold.
“Despite this cake being a popular product with hundreds sold every day, there have been no other incidents identified in the network.
“Our number one priority remains customer safety and quality and we are working with this supplier to ensure that this does not happen again.”