Skip to comments.Vegan finds dead mouse in bag of tortilla chips
Posted on 03/14/2008 5:43:31 PM PDT by WesternCulture
Feeling hair in her mouth, a 16-year-old vegan from Partille outside of Gothenburg looked down to discover a mouse cadaver in her bag of tortilla chips.
It was terrible. I went through the roof when I heard what happened, said Thomas Sällström, the girls grandfather.
He arrived at his daughter's house shortly after his granddaughter realized a mummified mouse was nestled among the chips.
They were just sitting eating chips like you would on any normal Saturday night and then this happened, he told The Local.
She didnt actually eat the mouse, but did get some hair in her mouth.
The bag was purchased at local Ica Maxi grocery store, part of the same grocery chain plagued by a spate of recent food safety scandals. The chips, a type of natural corn chips, are manufactured under the Ica brand name.
Sällström has already been in touch with Ica, as well as food safety inspectors who are currently examining the carcass and trying to determine how it ended up in the bag.
They gave us 1,000 kronor ($165), sent us flowers, and offered to pay for some psychological help. Frankly, Im not impressed, he said.
The teenage vegan has been severely traumatized by the event. She now pours all her food into bowls before eating it.
As of Friday, nearly two weeks after the event, the girl was admitted to hospital with a high fever and sores in her mouth.
The doctors arent sure if its related to the mouse incident, but shes not doing well at all, said Sällström.
Real life is so much funnier than fiction!
L O L.
Those weren’t corn chips, and that wasn’t a mouse.
Wow!! Someone gave a tip of (the equivalent of) $82,50?
That beats the Lucky Toe-nail
OMG that is so scary!
What’s wrong with eating mice? Is the girl a narrow minded bigot who discriminates against mice?
It was a Siberian hamster !
Reminds me of the guy who had a mouse problem. Seems that he had mousetraps but no cheese. So he baited the mousetrap with a picture of a piece of cheese, and caught a picture of a mouse...
Wow. That's some severe trauma. /sarc
I plopped down on my sofa one night without the lights on and ripped open a new bag of pita chips. For whatever reason I felt compelled to go into the kitchen and turn on the lights. The sealed bag of pita chips was black with thousands and thousands of bugs!!!!
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
Take off, eh. That's a rip off of our mouse in a beer bottle scam hoser.
As a patriotic son of Europe, methinks we Europeans ought to rediscover the traditional culinary traditions and eating habits of our noble continent. In this sense, this man sets an honorable example:
Rowan Atkinson is a very funny man.
Are they going to do an autopsy on the mouse to see if it died of suffocation on torilla dust?! ; )
“Rowan Atkinson is a very funny man.”
- By all means he is, but if you ask me, he’s been involved in more entertaining productions than the movie the clip above originates from.
A personal favourite of mine is a TV series by the name “Black Adder” (I don’t know if it is widely known outside of Europe, guess it isn’t), a masterly blend of historically correct scenery, mockery of the upper as well as the middle and lower classes and complete nonsense, casting new light on the history of the glorious British Empire. A small sample (this scene takes place during the days of Queen Elizabeth I):
The more the rodent struggled, deeper it fell into the dough. Then it was time for the oven. And of course, the slicer.
Wrapped and delivered to a local store, to be taken home and unwrapped. Of course it took a half a dozen or more slices of the bread until the first protein-enhanced slice was discovered.
Black Adder was awesome. I used to watch it on Comedy Central (cable tv).
a filigree siberian hamster...i name him basil
Okay ... that made me laugh, alot.
Why do I have so much glee with this?
Vegan or not, I’d be grossed out by something like this.
Just cause I like meat, doesn’t mean I wouldn’t mind biting into a dead mouse.
Wow. First time in who knows how long to indulge in some inadvertent meat and all she gets is a few hairs?
Poor thing. The mousie died fer nuttin.
That ought to be worth $20-30 million in court, right? Right?
I hate it when they get some hair in their mouth.
Agreed, yet if she had just kept her trap shut in the first place...
I didn’t know there was any “16-year-old vegan” left in Gothenburg.
Oops...I just reread that cut-n-paste..
“Does your corn chip bag have a mouse in it?”
“Eeeek!! I thought you said your corn chip bag didn’t have a mouse in it!”
“Zat ees not my corn chip bag.”
LOL .... they should charge for the extra protein. ;)
Apparently the Swedes are not familiar with the concept of the “secret toy surprise”.
What's worse then biting into your sandwich and finding a dead mouse?
Biting into your sandwich and finding half of a dead mouse!
Yes indeed from this Blackadder fan.
So, what does being a Vegan have to do with this story? If she was a meat eater would it be any less gross? Stupid media.
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