A student believes he found the world’s biggest Crunchy Nut Cornflake after he opened his cereal packet to find a monster six-inch-long flake.
Hinay Lad thought a piece of the ceiling had fallen into his morning breakfast bowl when he first saw the Frankenflake inside the popular cereal’s packet.
But when he contacted Kellogg’s to report the creepy lump, which was half the length of the box, he was sent four £1 vouchers and was told to buy a new pack.
Hinay, 22, who is studying healthcare at Queen Mary University of London, had just taken his first bite when his dad spotted something.
Hinay Lad, 22, with the giant cornflake at home in Bradford. The student found the monster flake lurking in his breakfast
Hinay Lad thought a piece of the ceiling had fallen into his morning breakfast bowl when he first saw the monster flake
Hinay said: ‘My dad saw it in the packet and said ‘what on earth is that?’
‘It just looked like a bit of ceiling had fallen into the box.
‘We were like ‘what’s going on here?’
‘I thought it was a bit dangerous because it could have been a choking hazard.
‘It even looks like it could be something from outer space, a bit of meteorite or something.’
It is not the strangest thing to come from a Kellogg’s packet.
In 2014, Pauline Henderson, 50, was pouring a bowl of newly-opened cereal for her grandson Toby when a dead mouse dropped into the bowl.
The security officer was about to give the breakfast to her grandson when she spotted the rodent.
Hinay had a similar experience while he was home for the Easter holidays.
The student was pouring out his favourite breakfast food when the massive chunk appeared out of nowhere.
He added: ‘It felt like a rock, if you tried bending it it wouldn’t break.
‘That’s why we thought it was a bit of ceiling.
‘You could have chipped your teeth on it.
‘I wrote to Kellogg’s and their explanation was that it occurred in their plant.
‘I’ve never seen anything like it before. They are supposed to have quality controls!’
Kellogg’s sent vouchers worth £4 to a student after a gigantic cornflake landed inside his cereal box
The flake was big enough to fill the bowl on it’s own and dwarfed Hinay’s spoon when he found it over the bank holiday weekend
Kellogg’s suggested Hinay, who lives in Bradford, sends them the flake so they can analyse it and find out how it ended up in the packet.
A spokeswoman for the company said the lump was ‘coating and cereal particles which have collected during processing.’
She added: ‘Although we work hard to prevent this, it sounds like an accumulation passed the screening process and unintentionally entered the package.’
Crunchy Nut was created by Kellogg’s employees at their Trafford Park factory in Manchester and were first introduced in 1980.
Ads for the cereal include the slogan: ‘The trouble is they taste too good.’
In 2008 two US sisters were quids in when they sold their Illinois-shaped cornflake for £1,050. It ended up in a travelling museum.