7 May, 2019 @ 18:10
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Mercadona shopper in Spain baffled after best before date printed on ‘houmous itself’ and not packaging

INKED: A Mercadona customer's lentil houmous received an unexpected tattoo
INKED: A Mercadona customer’s lentil houmous received an unexpected tattoo

A MERCADONA customer has been left baffled after houmous she bought from the store had the best before date printed on the houmous itself.

The tub of the lentil-flavoured dip did not have a plastic cover on it, so the date of consumption was printed directly on the food.

The owner of the contaminated snack, Miriam, who describes herself as from Madrid, a vegan and an animalista, shared her confusion online.

CONFUSION: Miriam’s tweet sharing her puzzlement at her inked houmous

Tagging the budget supermarket on Twitter, she said: “I just bought lentil houmous in Mercadona and when I opened it at home I realised that it was not covered, and that the date is printed on the houmous itself.”

Her tweet garnered over 5,000 retweets and more than 14,000 likes.

The Valencian retailer, chaired by Juan Roig, replied to Miriam in a statement, saying it ‘apologises for what happened’.

Charlie Smith

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1 Comment

  1. LOL, so the packaging machine ran out of plastic lids and a date stamp was applied to a missing piece of plastic. Hold the front page. Oh you have…. I really do like the Olive Press, but front page lead over a tub of houmous… Seriously? And the woman who bought it really does need to worry about something a tad more important….get a grip everyone….sheesh! And finally, you actually thought this was newsworthy?!?!?!!?

    Location : Estepona

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