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Parent’s horror as their son, 14, finds a knife inside a bag of Cadbury chocolate eggs

Parent’s horror as their 14-year-old son finds a knife inside a bag of Cadbury chocolate eggs

  • Boy, 14, ‘finds knife’ inside sealed bag of 99p Cadbury miniature chocolate eggs 
  • Michael Thomas, 44, of Salisbury, claimed his son pulled the knife out of the bag
  • His mother first thought the bag was contaminated due to the novichok attacks
  • Cadbury owners Mondelez International blamed ‘co-packers’ for the incident 

A father has claimed his 14-year old son found a knife in a bag of 99p Cadbury miniature chocolate eggs.

Michael Thomas, 44, claimed his son Ethan Thomas pulled a knife out of the sealed bag purchased on a trip to a local Aldi near Salisbury.

The boy’s mother Amanda first thought the bag was contaminated due to the novichok nerve agent attacks last year which happened in the same city, The Mirror reported.

The teenager, 14, allegedly pulled a knife out of a sealed bag purchased on a trip to a local Aldi. Mondelez International, which owns the chocolate brand, allegedly blamed ‘co-packers’ for the incident. The boy’s father Mr Thomas said he believes his claim was not taken seriously

The company then picked up the knife (pictured above) via courier but the family refused an offer of a hamper. The boy's mother Amanda first thought the bag was contaminated

 The company then picked up the knife (pictured above) via courier but the family refused an offer of a hamper. The boy’s mother Amanda first thought the bag was contaminated

Mondelez International, which owns the chocolate brand, allegedly blamed ‘co-packers’ for the incident but Mr Thomas said he believes his claim was not taken seriously. 

The company then picked up the knife via courier but the family refused an offer of a hamper.

Michael Thomas, 44, claimed his son Ethan Thomas pulled a knife out of the sealed bag purchased on a trip to a local Aldi near Salisbury

Michael Thomas, 44, claimed his son Ethan Thomas pulled a knife out of the sealed bag purchased on a trip to a local Aldi near Salisbury

The company then offered to donate money to a chosen charity, and the family picked Salisbury hospital.

However, the company then allegedly said the donation request would be passed on to the ‘co-packer’.

Mr Thomas told The Mirror: ‘[Mondelez] have passed the buck and made no real attempt to make us feel like they care’.  

A Mondelez International spokesperson said: ‘We’re grateful to Mr. Thomas raising this issue with us, and apologise for his experience.

‘The safety and quality of our products is extremely important to us and we launched a thorough investigation with our third party packaging supplier, as soon as we were made aware.

‘We have taken the necessary steps to ensure this does not happen again and have offered the customer a gesture of goodwill.’

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