30 Apr, 2024 @ 11:16
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EXCLUSIVE: Mosquitos are found embedded into mushrooms bought at hugely popular supermarket on Spain’s Costa del Sol

MOSQUITOES have been found embedded in mushrooms bought at a very popular Costa del Sol supermarket. 

The insects were found inside a packet of oyster mushrooms purchased in Estepona’s Avenida Juan Carlos store. 

A British expat reported the issue to the Olive Press after making the shocking discovery while cooking dinner.  

She told the Olive Press: “I was horrified and immediately felt sick after seeing them. 

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The markings clearly show the bug is a mosquito.
Photo: Cordon Press and Olive Press
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“They were literally embedded into the mushrooms and they hadn’t been opened since I bought them from the store. 

“Now I’m terrified that I’ve got some kind of illness from them.”

The Brit, who asked not to be named, had purchased the mushrooms four days earlier.

When they came to cook them, they noticed what they first thought was mud on the surface. 

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They found at least five mosquitoes in the mushrooms. COPYRIGHT OLIVE PRESS SPAIN

However, upon closer inspection they realised the black marks were in fact mosquitoes. 

To their horror, the bugs embedded throughout the packet, amounting to at least five or six of the critters. 

They first thought the bugs were mud typically found on mushrooms, but soon made a horrifying realisation. COPYRIGHT OLIVE PRESS SPAIN

Disgusted, the expat hastily removed the mushrooms from their dish, snapping a few photos to report to the budget supermarket chain. 

The mushrooms, from Aldi, came from Spain.
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The mushrooms came from Spain and were described as ‘medium’ quality. 

Aldi has been contacted for comment but the Olive Press has received no reply.

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Yzabelle Bostyn

After spending much of her childhood in Andalucia and adulthood between Barcelona and Latin America, Yzabelle has settled in the Costa del Sol to put her NCTJ & Journalism Masters to good use. She is particularly interested in travel, vegan food and has been leading the Olive Press Nolotil campaign. Have a story? email [email protected]

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