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Live maggots found in Aldi’s ‘luxury’ chocolate cake

  • Live maggots found in Aldi’s Luxury Christmas Chocolate Sponge Pudding
  • Bought before Christmas, the product’s best before date expired on February 9
  • Aldi claims it has not received any complaints about the product before 
  • The second time Aldi Australia has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons

A woman has vowed to never shop at Aldi again after she found live maggots inside the brand’s luxury chocolate cake.

The woman received the Luxury Christmas Chocolate Sponge Pudding as a gift, which was bought from Aldi’s Port Macquarie, NSW, store before Christmas.

On Saturday, she filmed her shock discovery of two maggots moving around on the surface of the unopened chocolate cake from the German supermarket giant.

 

Live maggots were found inside Aldi’s Luxury Christmas Chocolate Sponge Pudding purchased prior to Christmas. Its best before date expired February 9

German supermarket giant Aldi claims it has never received any complaints about the product before

German supermarket giant Aldi claims it has never received any complaints about the product before

‘I was horrified – it was my son who found it and he said ‘oh my god mum, I think that’s a maggot’,’ she told Yahoo7 News. 

The product’s best before date expired on February 9.

‘It’s only a best before date not a use by date. I expected maybe to find mould but certainly not maggots,’ she said.

Despite later claiming it was the first time she has had a problem with anything from Aldi, Saturday’s shocking find has left a bad taste in her mouth.

‘I won’t be buying anything from there again,’ she said.

She later posted on social media: ‘I have never had a problem with any Aldi products before and I don’t want anything off them. I contacted the news so other people would be aware and be on the lookout.’ 

The woman has vowed to never shop at Aldi again after the unsavoury experience

The woman has vowed to never shop at Aldi again after the unsavoury experience

An Aldi spokesperson told Yahoo7 it hadn’t had any complaints regarding the product prior.

‘ALDI thoroughly investigates all claims relating to substandard food quality or the alleged presence of larvae in our product,’ they said.

‘If the allegations are found to be true, this obviously does not meet the high standards of quality we hold ourselves to.’

It’s second time within a week Aldi Australia has been in the national headlines for the wrong reasons when it was accused of breaching consumer law with ‘Special Buy’ offer ads. 



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