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Watch: Huddersfield gym instructor finds LIVE BUGS crawling in his breakfast blackberries

Ehsun says he's switched to strawberries

A gym instructor was disgusted to find live insects crawling around on blackberries he'd sprinkled on his breakfast.

Ehsun Anwar, 26, was tucking into a healthy bowl of porridge and added some blackberries he'd bought from Aldi in Wakefield Road.

But after eating a few of the berries he noticed the tiny white creatures running around on the fruit.

"I was shocked and disgusted - I put the berries inside a bowl and realised every berry was infested. The bugs had got inside them and there were a lot of insects. They were small but it's not what you want to see on your breakfast.

"I was really disgusted and upset."

Ehsun said he contacted Aldi, who apologised and offered him a £5 store voucher, which he turned down - so he said they offered him £20 which he accepted along with a box of chocolates and flowers from the store.

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Ehsun, of Fenay Bridge, said: "When I opened the packet I didn't see anything. They looked like fresh blackberries. I rinsed them under the tap and put them onto my porridge.

"I ate three or four before I looked down and saw some small insects crawling on the berries.

He added: "Aldi said they were fruit flies - they don't use pesticides.

"I've gone to them for many years and it's the first time this has happened, so it's not putting me off Aldi.

"But I've switched to strawberries now - nothing can hide in them!"

An Aldi spokeswoman said: "As FPC Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year, incidents like this are rare at Aldi but can occur on naturally produced items. We apologised to Mr Anwar on the 14 of March and have provided him a full refund."



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