Dad Finds Live Frog in Fresh Salad From Aldi Supermarket

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorAlex CopeAgencyCentral European News

A customer of popular supermarket chain Aldi received a nasty surprise when he opened a fresh salad and reportedly found this frog living inside.

German man Benjamin Muller said he purchased the salad at the Aldi branch of the supermarket chain located in the town of Hallstadt in southern Germany.

Picture Credit: CEN/Benjamin Müller

He posted an image of the frog with the salad on Facebook together with the message: “At least the salad, with extras, was so fresh that we were able to release the frog in good health. Purchased on Saturday in Hallstadt at the Aldi South supermarket.”

The social media posting was spotted by the Aldi team who replied: “Oh, was that little frog really in one of our salads Benjamin? That’s really fresh, this little amphibian must have put a lot of effort into getting past our controls to end up in the salad bag.”

They offered to take a look at the salad to try and work out what happened by inviting him to bring it to the customer service team.

Picture Credit: CEN

However, father Benjamin said he was not bothered enough to do so, and added that by the time he saw the message the matter had already been dealt with by himself and his family.

He wrote: “We still ate the salad and just disposed of the packaging. As far as I’m concerned our kids at least were happy to have had a new friend to play with.”

Online commentators like Bettina Temme praised Benjamin for looking after the frog and added: “The little froggy looks so sweet in the salad”.

And Gabi Warstat wrote: “Whether it’s a frog or a toad doesn’t matter, it was just lucky that it landed in the Muller’s salad. Thank you.”

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