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Mum 'repulsed' after 'finding a piece of wood' in her Tesco Christmas sandwich

A woman was left horrified after she excitedly bit into a Christmas sandwich – only to discover a piece of wood between her teeth.

Maria Brand was left ‘repulsed’ at the less than festive find.

The teacher had purchased the sandwich, from a Tesco Express on King Street in Merseyside, on November 30.

It was meant to be a ‘turkey and trimmings’ combination of ingredients as part of a wider meal deal.

When Maria bit into the sandwich, she soon felt something ‘hard’ inside her mouth.

She parked her car and investigated further, before she prised a small piece of wood from between her teeth.

Maria said the sandwich was meant to be ‘a bit of a treat’ during her short lunch break at work.

The teacher told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I was honestly repulsed when I took the penultimate bite of the first half. I pulled into the prom to eat quick and was looking at the lovely scenery until my last bite. 


‘I thought it was bone but when I took it out of my mouth I saw what can only be described as wood. It’s put me off, I didn’t finish the rest. I think I’m going to stay away from boxed sandwiches for a while. 

‘I don’t often get meal deals, I usually take my own lunch but if I do I go Tesco or if I’m feeling lush go to M&S. 

‘I’m really disappointed, it’s totally put me off and taught me to always pack my own lunch. It’s knocked me sick and I kept thinking about it all afternoon.’

Maria said her aim was to not to ‘shame a company’, but to find out if this has happened to anyone else.

She told the Echo she was curious ‘what other trimmings Tesco might be considering for their festive sandwiches’.

A Tesco spokesperson said: ‘We are sorry that Ms Brand found this in her sandwich. If she takes it back to one of our stores, we will investigate and she can get a full refund.’

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