'Cockroach' discovered in loaf of bread was a fly, say Kingsmill

'Cockroach' discovered in loaf of bread was a fly, say Kingsmill

'Cockroach' discovered in loaf of bread was a fly, say Kingsmill

'Cockroach' discovered in loaf of bread was a fly, say Kingsmill

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A LARGE insect discovered in a loaf of Kingsmill bread by a teenager in Bournemouth was a fly, tests have revealed.

Samuel Backon from Winton was horrified after discovering what he believed to be a cockroach embedded into a slice of bread while preparing a sandwich on Thursday.

After making the grim find the 18-year-old vegan, who said the creepy crawly was roughly the size of a 50 pence piece, returned the loaf to the Costcutter Store on Ripon Road where he had bought it earlier that day.

Yesterday a spokesman from Allied Bakeries, the parent company of Kingsmill, said: “After receiving Mr Backon's complaint, we collected the product for analysis.

“We can confirm that the object is not a cockroach, but a fly. On initial inspection we believe that the fly has not been baked, and it most likely entered the loaf post production, rather than on our site. We will be able to confirm this after further testing.”

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6:19am Wed 30 Jul 14

user_name says...

From reading past comments on some of 'stories', I think it's clear that Echo readers find these staged, look sad/cross pictures a bit of a joke. This posed one is one of the best. I think the way he has mastered the 'looking angry' while buttering a slice of bread is truly genius. Most people would need to cross their arms to portray that level of anger.
From reading past comments on some of 'stories', I think it's clear that Echo readers find these staged, look sad/cross pictures a bit of a joke. This posed one is one of the best. I think the way he has mastered the 'looking angry' while buttering a slice of bread is truly genius. Most people would need to cross their arms to portray that level of anger. user_name
  • Score: 28

6:26am Wed 30 Jul 14

Peroni says...

He needs new specs !
He needs new specs ! Peroni
  • Score: 15

7:27am Wed 30 Jul 14

FerryFan says...

Cockroach or fly - does it really matter, it is an insect in a loaf of bread that shouldn't have beeen there, does it really needcan extra story to clarify that?
Cockroach or fly - does it really matter, it is an insect in a loaf of bread that shouldn't have beeen there, does it really needcan extra story to clarify that? FerryFan
  • Score: -13

7:28am Wed 30 Jul 14

Baysider says...

That's not embedded either. Looks more like a fly pushed into a piece of bread to me. In the words of today's yoof...compo fail!
That's not embedded either. Looks more like a fly pushed into a piece of bread to me. In the words of today's yoof...compo fail! Baysider
  • Score: 19

7:58am Wed 30 Jul 14

djd says...

So it's post- production. Makes it all all a non-story.
So it's post- production. Makes it all all a non-story. djd
  • Score: 16

8:33am Wed 30 Jul 14

Ginny nz says...

A fly in the bread instead of a cockroach . Well that's OK !!
A fly in the bread instead of a cockroach . Well that's OK !! Ginny nz
  • Score: 5

8:35am Wed 30 Jul 14

Mike_French says...

IF..... the original story was true then I would say well done to the local shop for actually reporting it to Kingsmill and well done for Kingsmill for investigating/clarif
ying quickly and also to the Echo for updating the story.
Too many people on here that comment on stories obviously do not realise that the Echo is a daily publication and do like to keep the locale informed.
As for slagging him off because he is a vegan I will make no comment.
IF..... the original story was true then I would say well done to the local shop for actually reporting it to Kingsmill and well done for Kingsmill for investigating/clarif ying quickly and also to the Echo for updating the story. Too many people on here that comment on stories obviously do not realise that the Echo is a daily publication and do like to keep the locale informed. As for slagging him off because he is a vegan I will make no comment. Mike_French
  • Score: 7

8:47am Wed 30 Jul 14

Controversial But True says...

You know what flies are attracted to?

The same stuff that this story is!!
You know what flies are attracted to? The same stuff that this story is!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 18

9:07am Wed 30 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Controversial But True wrote:
You know what flies are attracted to?

The same stuff that this story is!!
My Old Granny used to say that .
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: You know what flies are attracted to? The same stuff that this story is!![/p][/quote]My Old Granny used to say that . Lord Spring
  • Score: 5

9:21am Wed 30 Jul 14

spooki says...

If the bag was sealed and their are no holes in the bag, how exactly did it get there? If it wasn't during the production or wrapping processes, and didn't crawl into the bag in the shop, there can only be one other answer...
If the bag was sealed and their are no holes in the bag, how exactly did it get there? If it wasn't during the production or wrapping processes, and didn't crawl into the bag in the shop, there can only be one other answer... spooki
  • Score: 4

9:24am Wed 30 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

So it was not cooked or mutilated by the blades of the cutting machine how could it get between the clamped slices before being wrapped and sealed.

The fly should be sent to the Natural History Museum for exhibiting if it was the size of 50p piece .

I was going to mention Porkies Pies.
So it was not cooked or mutilated by the blades of the cutting machine how could it get between the clamped slices before being wrapped and sealed. The fly should be sent to the Natural History Museum for exhibiting if it was the size of 50p piece . I was going to mention Porkies Pies. Lord Spring
  • Score: 11

9:32am Wed 30 Jul 14

Mike_French says...

Lord Spring wrote:
So it was not cooked or mutilated by the blades of the cutting machine how could it get between the clamped slices before being wrapped and sealed.

The fly should be sent to the Natural History Museum for exhibiting if it was the size of 50p piece .

I was going to mention Porkies Pies.
I have seen many flies but never one the size of a fifty pence piece.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: So it was not cooked or mutilated by the blades of the cutting machine how could it get between the clamped slices before being wrapped and sealed. The fly should be sent to the Natural History Museum for exhibiting if it was the size of 50p piece . I was going to mention Porkies Pies.[/p][/quote]I have seen many flies but never one the size of a fifty pence piece. Mike_French
  • Score: 5

10:09am Wed 30 Jul 14

wintonwonder says...

Backon (I know it's not quite spelt right)... Still and ironic surname for a vegan...
Backon (I know it's not quite spelt right)... Still and ironic surname for a vegan... wintonwonder
  • Score: 4

10:38am Wed 30 Jul 14

Sir Cliff West says...

I just can't fathom why anyone chooses to eat white bread instead of wholemeal. It isn't price, in tesco you can get a thick sliced Hovis wholemeal loaf for £1 or tesco's own brand for 50p

I will admit, runny fried egg and tomat ketchup sandwiches are better using white bread but that is the only exception.
I just can't fathom why anyone chooses to eat white bread instead of wholemeal. It isn't price, in tesco you can get a thick sliced Hovis wholemeal loaf for £1 or tesco's own brand for 50p I will admit, runny fried egg and tomat ketchup sandwiches are better using white bread but that is the only exception. Sir Cliff West
  • Score: -1

10:45am Wed 30 Jul 14

suzigirl says...

Kingsmill bread yuk! It is like eating cardboard.........
Kingsmill bread yuk! It is like eating cardboard......... suzigirl
  • Score: 0

10:50am Wed 30 Jul 14

user_name says...

Sir Cliff West wrote:
I just can't fathom why anyone chooses to eat white bread instead of wholemeal. It isn't price, in tesco you can get a thick sliced Hovis wholemeal loaf for £1 or tesco's own brand for 50p

I will admit, runny fried egg and tomat ketchup sandwiches are better using white bread but that is the only exception.
Perhaps a matter of personal taste?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff West[/bold] wrote: I just can't fathom why anyone chooses to eat white bread instead of wholemeal. It isn't price, in tesco you can get a thick sliced Hovis wholemeal loaf for £1 or tesco's own brand for 50p I will admit, runny fried egg and tomat ketchup sandwiches are better using white bread but that is the only exception.[/p][/quote]Perhaps a matter of personal taste? user_name
  • Score: 6

11:39am Wed 30 Jul 14

Sir Cliff West says...

user_name wrote:
Sir Cliff West wrote:
I just can't fathom why anyone chooses to eat white bread instead of wholemeal. It isn't price, in tesco you can get a thick sliced Hovis wholemeal loaf for £1 or tesco's own brand for 50p

I will admit, runny fried egg and tomat ketchup sandwiches are better using white bread but that is the only exception.
Perhaps a matter of personal taste?
Possibly, but white bread doesn't have any, or fibre.
[quote][p][bold]user_name[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff West[/bold] wrote: I just can't fathom why anyone chooses to eat white bread instead of wholemeal. It isn't price, in tesco you can get a thick sliced Hovis wholemeal loaf for £1 or tesco's own brand for 50p I will admit, runny fried egg and tomat ketchup sandwiches are better using white bread but that is the only exception.[/p][/quote]Perhaps a matter of personal taste?[/p][/quote]Possibly, but white bread doesn't have any, or fibre. Sir Cliff West
  • Score: -1

12:14pm Wed 30 Jul 14

MrPitiful says...

Weird skinny Burger King-eating "Veggie" kidbreaks up from college for Summer.
Realises non of his mates are around, parents can't be doing with him getting in the way and he's feeling a bit peckish.And bored.

Finds some dodgy food in the back of the fridge & knocks up a butt. All of a sudden he has an inspiration. He swats a dead fly and pushes it into the bread. Takes a quick selfie and then realises the attention-value.

He tells his local paper who oblige by publishing a photo.

He then gets a few texts off folk and job done.

And now the aftermath. Kingsmill waste time and money "investigating" it. He's made to look an even bigger pillock.

The end.
Weird skinny Burger King-eating "Veggie" kidbreaks up from college for Summer. Realises non of his mates are around, parents can't be doing with him getting in the way and he's feeling a bit peckish.And bored. Finds some dodgy food in the back of the fridge & knocks up a butt. All of a sudden he has an inspiration. He swats a dead fly and pushes it into the bread. Takes a quick selfie and then realises the attention-value. He tells his local paper who oblige by publishing a photo. He then gets a few texts off folk and job done. And now the aftermath. Kingsmill waste time and money "investigating" it. He's made to look an even bigger pillock. The end. MrPitiful
  • Score: 5

1:44pm Wed 30 Jul 14

LordLilliput says...

Back to your old tricks of removing comments that don't suit your agenda again Echo? Nothing I wrote contravened your site terms, if you're going to print nonsense day after day then you really must expect to be pulled up - anything else is censorship. Quick to throw stones but not so keen when they come back..
Back to your old tricks of removing comments that don't suit your agenda again Echo? Nothing I wrote contravened your site terms, if you're going to print nonsense day after day then you really must expect to be pulled up - anything else is censorship. Quick to throw stones but not so keen when they come back.. LordLilliput
  • Score: 1

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