That’s Rotten : Turkeys from leading supermarkets “rotten” by Christmas Day

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Shoppers have hit out at a number of leading supermarkets after Christmas Dinner was ruined by rotting birds.

As people prepared for their special day with families and traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, some people began to flap.

Turkeys purchased from stores such as Aldi & Lidl had already begun to “go off” despite still being in date.

Consumers took to social media to inform the supermarkets that they had ruined Christmas.

One Twitter user said that after discovering their turkey was mouldy, her “mum got one off Facebook Marketplace.”

Meanwhile, Ian Armin opened the bird on Christmas day just before 7AM to discover a slimy appearance to the turkey he had purchased from Aldi. He said: “absolutely rotten, hope you have a merry xmas.”

Meanwhile Kirstie, who is a political campaigner, did her Christmas shop at Lidl.

However the story ended in a similar way.

Kirstie said: “Both rotten turkey and cheese yesterday from you. Took me over an hour to get the complaint form to register.

She spent £56.14 on the bird which turned out to have gone off by Christmas Day, and had large numbers around the table waiting for Christmas Dinner.

John Marriage, a train driver, was also not free from mouldy or rotten food this Christmas, when he discovered his packet of Yorkshire puddings had gone off.

The sell by date for the product was not until the 29th December. He said the retailer needs to “get a grip.”


A spokesperson for Aldi UK told Edge Radio: “We are sorry that a small number of our products did not meet our usual high standards. If customers are not completely satisfied with their purchase, they can return items to their local store with proof of purchase for a full refund.”

Lidl UK are yet to comment.

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Written by: George Icke - Reporter

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