Caterpillar in corn on the cob

Bournemouth Echo: Mandy Mason with the caterpillar Mandy Mason with the caterpillar

A STARTLED mum says she was forced to bin her family’s steak dinner after finding a caterpillar in a corn on the cob.

Mandy Mason felt sick to her stomach when she spotted the unwelcome guest curled up inside the corn.

She’d bought the frozen veg from Poole’s Iceland store earlier in the month.

After pulling the caterpillar out her family felt so queasy they eventually skipped their meal for the night.

Mandy, from Swanage, explained: “I had them all on the boil. I was dishing up, this one was the last to go on. That’s when I saw a black thing in one of the corns.

“I just thought it was a black bit of corn to start with, but then I took a closer look and started to pull it out.

“I was pretty shocked to find it was a worm or a caterpillar. It really put us all off our dinner.

“We didn’t eat a thing that evening, none of us.”

After lodging a complaint call with the Poole store, Mandy accepted a £10 voucher.

She said: “As soon as I put the phone down I thought it had to be worth more than that because I threw our five dinners away.

“I contacted the Echo because I want other people to ensure they wash and check their food.

“I’ve never had a problem before but you never know what could be lurking in there. I’ll be checking everything from now on.”

* An Iceland spokesman told the Daily Echo: “Iceland would like to apologise for the distress and inconvenience this has caused to the customer.

“The customer was offered a gesture of goodwill from the store and we will be investigating the issue with the affected product with our supplier.”

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12:04pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Chriswood says...

What a pathetic family! Does this really warrant an Echo story?
What a pathetic family! Does this really warrant an Echo story? Chriswood
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12:08pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Huey says...

She said: “As soon as I put the phone down I thought it had to be worth more than that because I threw our five dinners away."
Oh here we go, COMPENSATION.
The meal wasn't contaminated, you choose not to eat it.
You took your £10 voucher and now want more.
Get over it and put your greedy hands away.
She said: “As soon as I put the phone down I thought it had to be worth more than that because I threw our five dinners away." Oh here we go, COMPENSATION. The meal wasn't contaminated, you choose not to eat it. You took your £10 voucher and now want more. Get over it and put your greedy hands away. Huey
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12:08pm Sun 24 Mar 13

BIGTONE says...

Lucky it didn't get a cob on and leg it out of the kitchen......the food as well!
Lucky it didn't get a cob on and leg it out of the kitchen......the food as well! BIGTONE
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12:08pm Sun 24 Mar 13

manyogie says...

'As soon as I put the phone down I thought, hold up, I can milk this for more, after all, I shop at the cheapest food shop I can find'
Thing is, you've probably bought hundreds of items in the past which have been OK, good, or even lovely, and a caterpiller at least is an organic item normally associated with farming, now, if you'd found a bicycle chain in your corn, there's a story.
'As soon as I put the phone down I thought, hold up, I can milk this for more, after all, I shop at the cheapest food shop I can find' Thing is, you've probably bought hundreds of items in the past which have been OK, good, or even lovely, and a caterpiller at least is an organic item normally associated with farming, now, if you'd found a bicycle chain in your corn, there's a story. manyogie
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12:08pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Rikaroony says...

After getting an apology and a voucher she thinks "no not enough, OFF TO THE ECHO" Absolutely pathetic.
After getting an apology and a voucher she thinks "no not enough, OFF TO THE ECHO" Absolutely pathetic. Rikaroony
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12:12pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Mamma Troll says...

good bit of protein that!
good bit of protein that! Mamma Troll
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12:21pm Sun 24 Mar 13

The Timelord says...

There must be a joke here somewhere but I bet it would be too 'corny'! Sorry!

If I was grown up I'd butter fly off....
There must be a joke here somewhere but I bet it would be too 'corny'! Sorry! If I was grown up I'd butter fly off.... The Timelord
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12:22pm Sun 24 Mar 13

That Old Cassette Player says...

Fresh food at Iceland? A likely story.
Fresh food at Iceland? A likely story. That Old Cassette Player
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12:25pm Sun 24 Mar 13

BoscombeWarLord says...

For pity sake, why does the Echo report this drivel. What's the next 'sensational' headline. Slug found on lettuce! or Bruised fruit heartbreak!

Mandy needs some compo for the post traumatic stress disorder she has suffered as a result of the caterpillar shocker. Get a grip love.
For pity sake, why does the Echo report this drivel. What's the next 'sensational' headline. Slug found on lettuce! or Bruised fruit heartbreak! Mandy needs some compo for the post traumatic stress disorder she has suffered as a result of the caterpillar shocker. Get a grip love. BoscombeWarLord
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12:25pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Mike_French says...

Well there we go - I will go shop there, buy a bag of sausages for £1, add a roofing nail, go back and claim my £10 and then write to the Echo..........
Well there we go - I will go shop there, buy a bag of sausages for £1, add a roofing nail, go back and claim my £10 and then write to the Echo.......... Mike_French
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12:26pm Sun 24 Mar 13

N Smith says...

Can't work out who is more pathetic the lady or the Echo for printing this story!!!!!!!
Can't work out who is more pathetic the lady or the Echo for printing this story!!!!!!! N Smith
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12:42pm Sun 24 Mar 13

charliethebikemonger says...

Are we so far removed from the reality of food, so content with ready made meals and takeaways, that we freak out if we find that nature has invaded our pre-packed sterile food.

FFS corn grows in fields, in dirt and mud, with poo as fertiliser, and insects live in the fields. Next week the echo will report on how shocked and appalled someone is to see a mouse actually living, pooing and even breeding in the same field that white bread comes from.

" I think it's disguisting that dirty mice make crazy furry squeaky love in my white sliced, I can't look at a mayo sandwich in the same way again, it's ruined my life, I will only eat findus lasagne from now on"
Are we so far removed from the reality of food, so content with ready made meals and takeaways, that we freak out if we find that nature has invaded our pre-packed sterile food. FFS corn grows in fields, in dirt and mud, with poo as fertiliser, and insects live in the fields. Next week the echo will report on how shocked and appalled someone is to see a mouse actually living, pooing and even breeding in the same field that white bread comes from. " I think it's disguisting that dirty mice make crazy furry squeaky love in my white sliced, I can't look at a mayo sandwich in the same way again, it's ruined my life, I will only eat findus lasagne from now on" charliethebikemonger
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12:43pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Old Colonial says...

And in tomorrow's Echo: "London bus sighted on the surface of the moon." and "Elvis is serving in a local chip shop."
And in tomorrow's Echo: "London bus sighted on the surface of the moon." and "Elvis is serving in a local chip shop." Old Colonial
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12:45pm Sun 24 Mar 13

alasdair1967 says...

She should get together with KFC boy and go to therapy together
She should get together with KFC boy and go to therapy together alasdair1967
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12:48pm Sun 24 Mar 13

madras says...

Well I for one support the Echo publishing these stories as they never fail to bring out the public's view on these people bringing their non-stories to the Echo in the first place!
Well I for one support the Echo publishing these stories as they never fail to bring out the public's view on these people bringing their non-stories to the Echo in the first place! madras
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12:53pm Sun 24 Mar 13

jeebuscripes says...

Where does she think the food grows?

Some people might say, from her overreaction, that she's a bit simple.
Where does she think the food grows? Some people might say, from her overreaction, that she's a bit simple. jeebuscripes
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12:54pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Western Sunset says...

Whilst reading the "Echo" I was startled/absolutely disgusted/shocked/si
ckened (insert suitable choice of phrase here) to find that there were very few news items inside it.

It put me off reading the rest of the paper.

I'm not asking for compensation, just alerting others to the lack of news in said journal, though a "goodwill gift" would be appreciated to cover all my distress.

Please send a photographer round and I'll pose with said newspaper to point out lack of news items. Will also put on glum/shocked/sad expression as necessary.

Might also cross my arms if required.
Whilst reading the "Echo" I was startled/absolutely disgusted/shocked/si ckened (insert suitable choice of phrase here) to find that there were very few news items inside it. It put me off reading the rest of the paper. I'm not asking for compensation, just alerting others to the lack of news in said journal, though a "goodwill gift" would be appreciated to cover all my distress. Please send a photographer round and I'll pose with said newspaper to point out lack of news items. Will also put on glum/shocked/sad expression as necessary. Might also cross my arms if required. Western Sunset
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12:55pm Sun 24 Mar 13

mooninpisces says...

Some people would be pleased to find evidence that the corn had not been overdosed with pesticides.
Some people would be pleased to find evidence that the corn had not been overdosed with pesticides. mooninpisces
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1:06pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Lord Spring says...

I’ve never had a problem before but you never know what could be lurking in there. I’ll be checking everything from now on.”

Wise lady I have been buying lately some green beans from Kenyan and I always check to make sure an elephant has not crept into the package
I’ve never had a problem before but you never know what could be lurking in there. I’ll be checking everything from now on.” Wise lady I have been buying lately some green beans from Kenyan and I always check to make sure an elephant has not crept into the package Lord Spring
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1:10pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Derf says...

I'm peeling the spuds for my Sunday roast and some of them are caked in mud. Quite frankly it's disgusting!

Can I have a tenner as a good will gesture?
I'm peeling the spuds for my Sunday roast and some of them are caked in mud. Quite frankly it's disgusting! Can I have a tenner as a good will gesture? Derf
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1:16pm Sun 24 Mar 13

spooki says...

Why did she HAVE to throw the whole meal away? Its a caterpillar not a python.
Why did she HAVE to throw the whole meal away? Its a caterpillar not a python. spooki
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1:30pm Sun 24 Mar 13

yasinac says...

Not really a news story. 'caterpillar found in vegetable'! It's up to the person that prepares family food to ensure vegetables and fruit are fit for consumption. Whether fresh or frozen, it's impossible that every single crop is individually inspected.
As for throwing away all the meals because of this, that's a bit wasteful. I certainly couldn't justify wasting a steak meal. Even if I had to refrigerate it and made something else another day.
Not really a news story. 'caterpillar found in vegetable'! It's up to the person that prepares family food to ensure vegetables and fruit are fit for consumption. Whether fresh or frozen, it's impossible that every single crop is individually inspected. As for throwing away all the meals because of this, that's a bit wasteful. I certainly couldn't justify wasting a steak meal. Even if I had to refrigerate it and made something else another day. yasinac
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1:30pm Sun 24 Mar 13

MrDMan says...

What a grotesque looking woman.

The story should be from the point of view of the caterpillar having to look at this monstrosity.
What a grotesque looking woman. The story should be from the point of view of the caterpillar having to look at this monstrosity. MrDMan
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1:35pm Sun 24 Mar 13

MngsMnr says...

LOL I was going to comment but just can't better those already made. Ridiculous woman
LOL I was going to comment but just can't better those already made. Ridiculous woman MngsMnr
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1:39pm Sun 24 Mar 13

High Treason says...

I found some eyes in the spuds I got from Waitrose.
I found some eyes in the spuds I got from Waitrose. High Treason
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2:09pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Boscombe Warrior says...

Its a insect... not going to kill you!! That's what you get from not checking before you cook!! Silly lady throwing away good food.... Some people cannot afford such luxuries!
Its a insect... not going to kill you!! That's what you get from not checking before you cook!! Silly lady throwing away good food.... Some people cannot afford such luxuries! Boscombe Warrior
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2:18pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Whatever next?
Whatever next? Letcommonsenseprevail
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2:19pm Sun 24 Mar 13

goatty says...

Another ridiculous non story from a money grabber.
The reporter should have his butt kicked for printing it
Another ridiculous non story from a money grabber. The reporter should have his butt kicked for printing it goatty
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2:19pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Phixer says...

N Smith wrote:
Can't work out who is more pathetic the lady or the Echo for printing this story!!!!!!!
The Echo; they don't learn the lesson of not publicising these pathetic moaners.
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: Can't work out who is more pathetic the lady or the Echo for printing this story!!!!!!![/p][/quote]The Echo; they don't learn the lesson of not publicising these pathetic moaners. Phixer
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2:20pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Phixer says...

Old Colonial wrote:
And in tomorrow's Echo: "London bus sighted on the surface of the moon." and "Elvis is serving in a local chip shop."
Which shop??
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: And in tomorrow's Echo: "London bus sighted on the surface of the moon." and "Elvis is serving in a local chip shop."[/p][/quote]Which shop?? Phixer
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2:22pm Sun 24 Mar 13

CrocutaCrocuta says...

As soon as I saw this headline I grimaced with embarrassment, which got worse as read on. I have discovered many grubs and insects in fruit and vegetables I`ve bought over the years. Isn`t it normal just to rinse the produce as most people do? And how can this tiny piece of protein justify the profligacy of throwing the whole perfectly good meal away? When I`ve found a grub inside an apple, for example, I`ve cut away the relevant area and eaten the rest. This woman and her family beggar belief, and so does The Echo for printing this story. Perhaps The Echo could publish a piece about the nature of food that some very impoverished people in 3rd world countries have no option but to eat. This might put to shame this ridiculous, wasteful and compensation-grabbin
g woman, and the many pampered and greedy others like her in our society. It might, but sadly I doubt it.
As soon as I saw this headline I grimaced with embarrassment, which got worse as read on. I have discovered many grubs and insects in fruit and vegetables I`ve bought over the years. Isn`t it normal just to rinse the produce as most people do? And how can this tiny piece of protein justify the profligacy of throwing the whole perfectly good meal away? When I`ve found a grub inside an apple, for example, I`ve cut away the relevant area and eaten the rest. This woman and her family beggar belief, and so does The Echo for printing this story. Perhaps The Echo could publish a piece about the nature of food that some very impoverished people in 3rd world countries have no option but to eat. This might put to shame this ridiculous, wasteful and compensation-grabbin g woman, and the many pampered and greedy others like her in our society. It might, but sadly I doubt it. CrocutaCrocuta
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2:25pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Football banning order yob says...

What a pathetic none news story.. How convienent it was steak it ruined! You've got a tenner yet still see fit to run to the echo.. More like after a few more quid. Shame on the echo for printing it.
What a pathetic none news story.. How convienent it was steak it ruined! You've got a tenner yet still see fit to run to the echo.. More like after a few more quid. Shame on the echo for printing it. Football banning order yob
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2:27pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Phixer says...

charliethebikemonger wrote:
Are we so far removed from the reality of food, so content with ready made meals and takeaways, that we freak out if we find that nature has invaded our pre-packed sterile food.

FFS corn grows in fields, in dirt and mud, with poo as fertiliser, and insects live in the fields. Next week the echo will report on how shocked and appalled someone is to see a mouse actually living, pooing and even breeding in the same field that white bread comes from.

" I think it's disguisting that dirty mice make crazy furry squeaky love in my white sliced, I can't look at a mayo sandwich in the same way again, it's ruined my life, I will only eat findus lasagne from now on"
So much for modern education. People think food is made in factories in convenient sizes and shapes for the supermarkets.

Wait until these morons go running to the Echo complaining that eggs used to make Mayonnaise weren't cooked.

Or their Steak Tartare hasn't been cooked enough.
[quote][p][bold]charliethebikemonger[/bold] wrote: Are we so far removed from the reality of food, so content with ready made meals and takeaways, that we freak out if we find that nature has invaded our pre-packed sterile food. FFS corn grows in fields, in dirt and mud, with poo as fertiliser, and insects live in the fields. Next week the echo will report on how shocked and appalled someone is to see a mouse actually living, pooing and even breeding in the same field that white bread comes from. " I think it's disguisting that dirty mice make crazy furry squeaky love in my white sliced, I can't look at a mayo sandwich in the same way again, it's ruined my life, I will only eat findus lasagne from now on"[/p][/quote]So much for modern education. People think food is made in factories in convenient sizes and shapes for the supermarkets. Wait until these morons go running to the Echo complaining that eggs used to make Mayonnaise weren't cooked. Or their Steak Tartare hasn't been cooked enough. Phixer
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2:27pm Sun 24 Mar 13

GAHmusic says...

I found an ear in my corn
I found an ear in my corn GAHmusic
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2:35pm Sun 24 Mar 13

sea poole says...

Ugh! Went to KFC and actually found a piece of chicken breast in the nuggets...well, I guess it was -it was still wearing a bra...
Ugh! Went to KFC and actually found a piece of chicken breast in the nuggets...well, I guess it was -it was still wearing a bra... sea poole
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2:51pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Western Sunset says...

The Echo does some very good journalism, such as the coverage of the tragic story about Jade Clark. Also I feel that the sport and some local items, especially focussing on school reports and local history, have improved of late.

However against that, we get "stories" like this. If I was the journalist, I'd be ashamed to put my name on such a piece.

Also follow-up to items is non-existent. Remember the girl asking for donations to rescue a cat from abroad? Whatever came of that? Did she recover the animal or return the monies collected from individuals?

Following up a story is as important as the initial story itself.
The Echo does some very good journalism, such as the coverage of the tragic story about Jade Clark. Also I feel that the sport and some local items, especially focussing on school reports and local history, have improved of late. However against that, we get "stories" like this. If I was the journalist, I'd be ashamed to put my name on such a piece. Also follow-up to items is non-existent. Remember the girl asking for donations to rescue a cat from abroad? Whatever came of that? Did she recover the animal or return the monies collected from individuals? Following up a story is as important as the initial story itself. Western Sunset
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3:53pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Football banning order yob says...

Looks like noddy holder holding the corn on the cob
Looks like noddy holder holding the corn on the cob Football banning order yob
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4:28pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Jon Brooke says...

I once saw a cow do a poo in a field and had to go home and throw the entire contents of the fridge away.

I now live on a diet of Monster Munch and blue Power Aid only and feel much happier.
I once saw a cow do a poo in a field and had to go home and throw the entire contents of the fridge away. I now live on a diet of Monster Munch and blue Power Aid only and feel much happier. Jon Brooke
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4:32pm Sun 24 Mar 13

KLH says...

I have suddenly got a taste for kidney after the KFC story.

Maybe the Echo's story is more to do with making her look stupid in my opinion, show her up for the whinger she is. Washing fruit/veg before consumption is basic food preparation practice, lost count of how many tiny snails, slugs and, yes, caterpillars, have floated to the surface after soaking a fresh lettuce!
I have suddenly got a taste for kidney after the KFC story. Maybe the Echo's story is more to do with making her look stupid in my opinion, show her up for the whinger she is. Washing fruit/veg before consumption is basic food preparation practice, lost count of how many tiny snails, slugs and, yes, caterpillars, have floated to the surface after soaking a fresh lettuce! KLH
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4:37pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Cosmic Crusader says...

If the steak was rump probably a good job she threw it away if that's how she feels about her food. I hope she does not eat honey!
If the steak was rump probably a good job she threw it away if that's how she feels about her food. I hope she does not eat honey! Cosmic Crusader
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4:58pm Sun 24 Mar 13

EGHH says...

If they threw away a perfectly good steak dinner because of a caterpillar then they need to be told the facts of life. There are many hungry and homeless people in this area that would have eaten their dinner. Pathetic family. Besides in the future we will all be eating grubs as they contain more protein gram per gram than steak!
If they threw away a perfectly good steak dinner because of a caterpillar then they need to be told the facts of life. There are many hungry and homeless people in this area that would have eaten their dinner. Pathetic family. Besides in the future we will all be eating grubs as they contain more protein gram per gram than steak! EGHH
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5:06pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Lord Spring says...

Think about it folks if we did not get stories like this we would have to watch the idiots lantern , and there is nothing much to laugh about on that
Think about it folks if we did not get stories like this we would have to watch the idiots lantern , and there is nothing much to laugh about on that Lord Spring
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5:14pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Azphreal says...

If it was something that had contaminated all the meals then i could understand throwing them but this is a joke! I hope she has proof that she threw all the meals away?
If it was something that had contaminated all the meals then i could understand throwing them but this is a joke! I hope she has proof that she threw all the meals away? Azphreal
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5:14pm Sun 24 Mar 13

reeve007 says...

I bet their are a few thousand in a third world country would love to have corn with one caterpillar
Get a life.
I am contracted to get the echo -but one more non story like this and they can stuff the paper.
I bet their are a few thousand in a third world country would love to have corn with one caterpillar Get a life. I am contracted to get the echo -but one more non story like this and they can stuff the paper. reeve007
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5:41pm Sun 24 Mar 13

simcal says...

Haha, I used to patrol in the bush in Rhodesia. We used to cook caterpillars and eat them. We also got our water from waterholes with Elephant turds floating in it. If we didn't want to die of thirst we had to drink it. Yeah we should have boiled it but quite often to tired and thirsty to bother. This woman is unbelievable.
Haha, I used to patrol in the bush in Rhodesia. We used to cook caterpillars and eat them. We also got our water from waterholes with Elephant turds floating in it. If we didn't want to die of thirst we had to drink it. Yeah we should have boiled it but quite often to tired and thirsty to bother. This woman is unbelievable. simcal
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5:47pm Sun 24 Mar 13

The Timelord says...

Has anyone noticed how manky and poor quality the sweetcorn cob looks?
As a grower I wouldn't want to put my name to that shameful example!
Once you've tasted real organic sweetcorn that is plant to plate (including cooking) in ten minutes you would never buy that rubbish.

You pays your money.....
Has anyone noticed how manky and poor quality the sweetcorn cob looks? As a grower I wouldn't want to put my name to that shameful example! Once you've tasted real organic sweetcorn that is plant to plate (including cooking) in ten minutes you would never buy that rubbish. You pays your money..... The Timelord
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5:56pm Sun 24 Mar 13

burgerboy says...

Football banning order yob wrote:
Looks like noddy holder holding the corn on the cob
Looks like Phil Harding with his latest time team find.
[quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Looks like noddy holder holding the corn on the cob[/p][/quote]Looks like Phil Harding with his latest time team find. burgerboy
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6:10pm Sun 24 Mar 13

burgerboy says...

Failed her bush tucker trial then!!!.
Failed her bush tucker trial then!!!. burgerboy
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6:29pm Sun 24 Mar 13

l'anglais says...

Football banning order yob wrote:
Looks like noddy holder holding the corn on the cob
And as soon as she saw the insect she thought;
"IT's CHRISSSSSTMASSSSSS
[quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Looks like noddy holder holding the corn on the cob[/p][/quote]And as soon as she saw the insect she thought; "IT's CHRISSSSSTMASSSSSS l'anglais
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6:48pm Sun 24 Mar 13

alasdair1967 says...

Just had a Chinese delivered infested with maggots oh hang on its rice I'm ok blast no claim !
Just had a Chinese delivered infested with maggots oh hang on its rice I'm ok blast no claim ! alasdair1967
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7:08pm Sun 24 Mar 13

BIGTONE says...

Old Colonial wrote:
And in tomorrow's Echo: "London bus sighted on the surface of the moon." and "Elvis is serving in a local chip shop."
Naw.....Elvis is working as a milkman in Bolton under the name of Eric Throttle.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: And in tomorrow's Echo: "London bus sighted on the surface of the moon." and "Elvis is serving in a local chip shop."[/p][/quote]Naw.....Elvis is working as a milkman in Bolton under the name of Eric Throttle. BIGTONE
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7:19pm Sun 24 Mar 13

madras says...

and yes, mrs compo claim, i really do believe it was a steak dinner. or perhaps lobster thermidor...
and yes, mrs compo claim, i really do believe it was a steak dinner. or perhaps lobster thermidor... madras
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7:52pm Sun 24 Mar 13

APC303 says...

What a nauseatingly pathetic story, and what an over-reaction to throw away an evenings dinner.
What a nauseatingly pathetic story, and what an over-reaction to throw away an evenings dinner. APC303
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8:11pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Hobad1 says...

The picture says "Mandy Mason with the caterpillar"........
which one is the caterpillar ?
The picture says "Mandy Mason with the caterpillar"........ which one is the caterpillar ? Hobad1
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8:42pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Vikki27 says...

Oh my God, what is all this NATURE doing in our food?!
Oh my God, what is all this NATURE doing in our food?! Vikki27
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8:50pm Sun 24 Mar 13

apm1954 says...

is it april the first
is it april the first apm1954
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9:00pm Sun 24 Mar 13

nottingham says...

So far we have had kidneys in a KFC, now caterpillar on a cob of corn whats next horse in salad.

All these stories have one thing in common a plea for compensation. I know there's a recession on folks but some of these things are a real try on
So far we have had kidneys in a KFC, now caterpillar on a cob of corn whats next horse in salad. All these stories have one thing in common a plea for compensation. I know there's a recession on folks but some of these things are a real try on nottingham
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9:45pm Sun 24 Mar 13

MngsMnr says...

She should count her blessings. I once ate garden grown veg and only noticed when I had HALF a caterpillar in my cabbage.
She should count her blessings. I once ate garden grown veg and only noticed when I had HALF a caterpillar in my cabbage. MngsMnr
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10:13pm Sun 24 Mar 13

sea poole says...

My God- This woman talks about her family then says' I had them all on the boil...!'
Cannibalism at best...!
My God- This woman talks about her family then says' I had them all on the boil...!' Cannibalism at best...! sea poole
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10:18pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Time_Traveller says...

Oh for goodness sake, get a s0dding grip woman!!!
Oh for goodness sake, get a s0dding grip woman!!! Time_Traveller
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10:53pm Sun 24 Mar 13

mysticalshoelace says...

Has anyone called the RSPCA?? I'm pretty certain that boiling a caterpillar is illegal unless you live in Taiwan.
Has anyone called the RSPCA?? I'm pretty certain that boiling a caterpillar is illegal unless you live in Taiwan. mysticalshoelace
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12:05am Mon 25 Mar 13

gerbil112 says...

Corn on the cobb with steak? A travesty! Everyone knows that corn on the cob goes with chicken, wether it's KFC or Nando's. Kidney or no kidney...
Corn on the cobb with steak? A travesty! Everyone knows that corn on the cob goes with chicken, wether it's KFC or Nando's. Kidney or no kidney... gerbil112
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3:23am Mon 25 Mar 13

hamworthygirl says...

Pathetic family sick to to the stomach by a caterpillar why? it wasnt near the rest of the meal was it? Lucky you can afford steak let alone throw it all away.
Pathetic family sick to to the stomach by a caterpillar why? it wasnt near the rest of the meal was it? Lucky you can afford steak let alone throw it all away. hamworthygirl
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7:29am Mon 25 Mar 13

lhotp1 says...

how pathetic.
how pathetic. lhotp1
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7:30am Mon 25 Mar 13

lhotp1 says...

Huey wrote:
She said: “As soon as I put the phone down I thought it had to be worth more than that because I threw our five dinners away."
Oh here we go, COMPENSATION.
The meal wasn't contaminated, you choose not to eat it.
You took your £10 voucher and now want more.
Get over it and put your greedy hands away.
well said
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: She said: “As soon as I put the phone down I thought it had to be worth more than that because I threw our five dinners away." Oh here we go, COMPENSATION. The meal wasn't contaminated, you choose not to eat it. You took your £10 voucher and now want more. Get over it and put your greedy hands away.[/p][/quote]well said lhotp1
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8:01am Mon 25 Mar 13

burgerboy says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
Pathetic family sick to to the stomach by a caterpillar why? it wasnt near the rest of the meal was it? Lucky you can afford steak let alone throw it all away.
Her idea of a steak dinner is probably beefburger,chips,but having run out of baked beans she had to go for corn on the cob instead.(;o).
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: Pathetic family sick to to the stomach by a caterpillar why? it wasnt near the rest of the meal was it? Lucky you can afford steak let alone throw it all away.[/p][/quote]Her idea of a steak dinner is probably beefburger,chips,but having run out of baked beans she had to go for corn on the cob instead.(;o). burgerboy
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8:36am Mon 25 Mar 13

arthur1948 says...

5 minutes of fame time...you made it to the echo....lol
5 minutes of fame time...you made it to the echo....lol arthur1948
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9:59am Mon 25 Mar 13

downmoor-ch63 says...

I wish that we had Iceland here in Switzerland, with good food ready to put in the microwave (much better than we could ever get here). The service is excellent, a free delivery service if you spend over a certain limit. It just goes to show what sort of houswife she is, and a bit more protein wouldnt harm any one, but it would KILL a protencially beautiful BUTTERFLY!.
I wish that we had Iceland here in Switzerland, with good food ready to put in the microwave (much better than we could ever get here). The service is excellent, a free delivery service if you spend over a certain limit. It just goes to show what sort of houswife she is, and a bit more protein wouldnt harm any one, but it would KILL a protencially beautiful BUTTERFLY!. downmoor-ch63
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10:03am Mon 25 Mar 13

rozmister says...

I thought everyone washed and checked their food?! Isn't that what common sense dictates you do considering that it grows in fields and gets handled by all sorts of people along the way?? I suppose acknowledging that she failed to apply any common sense would ruin her compensation claim though.
I thought everyone washed and checked their food?! Isn't that what common sense dictates you do considering that it grows in fields and gets handled by all sorts of people along the way?? I suppose acknowledging that she failed to apply any common sense would ruin her compensation claim though. rozmister
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10:35am Mon 25 Mar 13

Heimdall says...

A £10 voucher from Iceland - what is she moaning about? I could eat for a week on that!!!
A £10 voucher from Iceland - what is she moaning about? I could eat for a week on that!!! Heimdall
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1:40pm Mon 25 Mar 13

kingstonpaul says...

Another non-story about the things people find in their food (we've had a few of these lately...?). Come on suckers (no not the caterpillar variety), wise up to Echo's plot to convince advertisers that its fabulous content is engaging lots of readers who want to spend their days providing lively and insightful reactions to the trivia that passes as news.
Another non-story about the things people find in their food (we've had a few of these lately...?). Come on suckers (no not the caterpillar variety), wise up to Echo's plot to convince advertisers that its fabulous content is engaging lots of readers who want to spend their days providing lively and insightful reactions to the trivia that passes as news. kingstonpaul
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1:41pm Mon 25 Mar 13

kingstonpaul says...

Heimdall wrote:
A £10 voucher from Iceland - what is she moaning about? I could eat for a week on that!!!
Probably more nutritional value in the paper the voucher is printed on
[quote][p][bold]Heimdall[/bold] wrote: A £10 voucher from Iceland - what is she moaning about? I could eat for a week on that!!![/p][/quote]Probably more nutritional value in the paper the voucher is printed on kingstonpaul
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6:45pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Arthur Maureen says...

Jim Durkin found in bed of cabbage leaves newsflash!!!!!!!!!!!
Jim Durkin found in bed of cabbage leaves newsflash!!!!!!!!!!! Arthur Maureen
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2:07pm Tue 26 Mar 13

sarahinpoole says...

Western Sunset wrote:
Whilst reading the "Echo" I was startled/absolutely disgusted/shocked/si

ckened (insert suitable choice of phrase here) to find that there were very few news items inside it.

It put me off reading the rest of the paper.

I'm not asking for compensation, just alerting others to the lack of news in said journal, though a "goodwill gift" would be appreciated to cover all my distress.

Please send a photographer round and I'll pose with said newspaper to point out lack of news items. Will also put on glum/shocked/sad expression as necessary.

Might also cross my arms if required.
ha ha! yes I remember that one. Another story where just reading the comments brings a smile to my face. As with this fab caterpillar article.... however, this was the story

http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/news/10
089352.I_need___2_5k
_to_bring_home_stray
_cat/

http://www.gofundme.
com/1k0qh8

and the fundraising effort
[quote][p][bold]Western Sunset[/bold] wrote: Whilst reading the "Echo" I was startled/absolutely disgusted/shocked/si ckened (insert suitable choice of phrase here) to find that there were very few news items inside it. It put me off reading the rest of the paper. I'm not asking for compensation, just alerting others to the lack of news in said journal, though a "goodwill gift" would be appreciated to cover all my distress. Please send a photographer round and I'll pose with said newspaper to point out lack of news items. Will also put on glum/shocked/sad expression as necessary. Might also cross my arms if required.[/p][/quote]ha ha! yes I remember that one. Another story where just reading the comments brings a smile to my face. As with this fab caterpillar article.... however, this was the story http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 089352.I_need___2_5k _to_bring_home_stray _cat/ http://www.gofundme. com/1k0qh8 and the fundraising effort sarahinpoole
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11:33am Thu 28 Mar 13

scrumpyjack says...

sarahinpoole wrote:
Western Sunset wrote:
Whilst reading the "Echo" I was startled/absolutely disgusted/shocked/si


ckened (insert suitable choice of phrase here) to find that there were very few news items inside it.

It put me off reading the rest of the paper.

I'm not asking for compensation, just alerting others to the lack of news in said journal, though a "goodwill gift" would be appreciated to cover all my distress.

Please send a photographer round and I'll pose with said newspaper to point out lack of news items. Will also put on glum/shocked/sad expression as necessary.

Might also cross my arms if required.
ha ha! yes I remember that one. Another story where just reading the comments brings a smile to my face. As with this fab caterpillar article.... however, this was the story

http://www.bournemou

thecho.co.uk/news/10

089352.I_need___2_5k

_to_bring_home_stray

_cat/

http://www.gofundme.

com/1k0qh8

and the fundraising effort
Yes I wonder what Sharese has done with the £200 she raised?

(Bearing in mind her target was £2,500).

No movement on the site since the initial flurry after appearing as an article in the Echo.

It was possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen but 14 people have given a reasonable sum of money to that stupid stupid cause and I think the Echo almost has a duty to follow it up as they were the catalyst for the donations.
[quote][p][bold]sarahinpoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Western Sunset[/bold] wrote: Whilst reading the "Echo" I was startled/absolutely disgusted/shocked/si ckened (insert suitable choice of phrase here) to find that there were very few news items inside it. It put me off reading the rest of the paper. I'm not asking for compensation, just alerting others to the lack of news in said journal, though a "goodwill gift" would be appreciated to cover all my distress. Please send a photographer round and I'll pose with said newspaper to point out lack of news items. Will also put on glum/shocked/sad expression as necessary. Might also cross my arms if required.[/p][/quote]ha ha! yes I remember that one. Another story where just reading the comments brings a smile to my face. As with this fab caterpillar article.... however, this was the story http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 089352.I_need___2_5k _to_bring_home_stray _cat/ http://www.gofundme. com/1k0qh8 and the fundraising effort[/p][/quote]Yes I wonder what Sharese has done with the £200 she raised? (Bearing in mind her target was £2,500). No movement on the site since the initial flurry after appearing as an article in the Echo. It was possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen but 14 people have given a reasonable sum of money to that stupid stupid cause and I think the Echo almost has a duty to follow it up as they were the catalyst for the donations. scrumpyjack
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7:41am Fri 29 Mar 13

alasdair1967 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
sarahinpoole wrote:
Western Sunset wrote:
Whilst reading the "Echo" I was startled/absolutely disgusted/shocked/si



ckened (insert suitable choice of phrase here) to find that there were very few news items inside it.

It put me off reading the rest of the paper.

I'm not asking for compensation, just alerting others to the lack of news in said journal, though a "goodwill gift" would be appreciated to cover all my distress.

Please send a photographer round and I'll pose with said newspaper to point out lack of news items. Will also put on glum/shocked/sad expression as necessary.

Might also cross my arms if required.
ha ha! yes I remember that one. Another story where just reading the comments brings a smile to my face. As with this fab caterpillar article.... however, this was the story

http://www.bournemou


thecho.co.uk/news/10


089352.I_need___2_5k


_to_bring_home_stray


_cat/

http://www.gofundme.


com/1k0qh8

and the fundraising effort
Yes I wonder what Sharese has done with the £200 she raised?

(Bearing in mind her target was £2,500).

No movement on the site since the initial flurry after appearing as an article in the Echo.

It was possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen but 14 people have given a reasonable sum of money to that stupid stupid cause and I think the Echo almost has a duty to follow it up as they were the catalyst for the donations.
Probably had her nails done and bought more scratch cards seeing as that was her priority at the time of the report
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarahinpoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Western Sunset[/bold] wrote: Whilst reading the "Echo" I was startled/absolutely disgusted/shocked/si ckened (insert suitable choice of phrase here) to find that there were very few news items inside it. It put me off reading the rest of the paper. I'm not asking for compensation, just alerting others to the lack of news in said journal, though a "goodwill gift" would be appreciated to cover all my distress. Please send a photographer round and I'll pose with said newspaper to point out lack of news items. Will also put on glum/shocked/sad expression as necessary. Might also cross my arms if required.[/p][/quote]ha ha! yes I remember that one. Another story where just reading the comments brings a smile to my face. As with this fab caterpillar article.... however, this was the story http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 089352.I_need___2_5k _to_bring_home_stray _cat/ http://www.gofundme. com/1k0qh8 and the fundraising effort[/p][/quote]Yes I wonder what Sharese has done with the £200 she raised? (Bearing in mind her target was £2,500). No movement on the site since the initial flurry after appearing as an article in the Echo. It was possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen but 14 people have given a reasonable sum of money to that stupid stupid cause and I think the Echo almost has a duty to follow it up as they were the catalyst for the donations.[/p][/quote]Probably had her nails done and bought more scratch cards seeing as that was her priority at the time of the report alasdair1967
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