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Vegan finds dead mouse in bag of tortilla chips
www.thelocal.se ^ | 03142008 | David Landes

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 girl’s 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 didn’t 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, I’m 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 aren’t sure if it’s related to the mouse incident, but she’s not doing well at all,” said Sällström.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: food; gothenburg; karma; scandinavia; sweden; tortilla; vegan; veganism

1 posted on 03/14/2008 5:43:32 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Real life is so much funnier than fiction!


2 posted on 03/14/2008 5:45:58 PM PDT by magellan
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To: WesternCulture

3 posted on 03/14/2008 5:46:19 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: WesternCulture

L O L.


4 posted on 03/14/2008 5:47:28 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: WesternCulture
Food additives are bad for you. ;)


5 posted on 03/14/2008 5:47:29 PM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: WesternCulture
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.

Gee, ain't that a coinkydink.
6 posted on 03/14/2008 5:47:43 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: WesternCulture

Those weren’t corn chips, and that wasn’t a mouse.


7 posted on 03/14/2008 5:50:27 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: facedown

Wow!! Someone gave a tip of (the equivalent of) $82,50?


8 posted on 03/14/2008 5:54:41 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Wow!
That beats the Lucky Toe-nail


9 posted on 03/14/2008 5:55:12 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot ("Contrarianism" is Creativity for the Untalented)
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To: Daffynition

OMG that is so scary!


10 posted on 03/14/2008 5:55:37 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: WesternCulture

What’s wrong with eating mice? Is the girl a narrow minded bigot who discriminates against mice?


11 posted on 03/14/2008 5:55:58 PM PDT by PeterFinn (I am not voting for McCain. No way, no how.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

It was a Siberian hamster !


12 posted on 03/14/2008 5:56:16 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

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...


13 posted on 03/14/2008 5:56:22 PM PDT by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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To: WesternCulture
I can sympathize. I hate it when I'm gnawing through a bag of buffalo jerky, and bite into a carrot stick.


14 posted on 03/14/2008 5:57:01 PM PDT by Viking2002 (I hope the AG pounds the Mann Act up Spitzer's ass with a sharp stick.)
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To: WesternCulture; All
Bob and Doug: How to get a mouse in a beer bottle
15 posted on 03/14/2008 5:57:10 PM PDT by dighton
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To: WesternCulture
The teenage vegan has been severely traumatized by the event. She now pours all her food into bowls before eating it

Wow. That's some severe trauma. /sarc

16 posted on 03/14/2008 5:58:08 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (Dear RNC: Not one Conservative Candidate? Not one "RED" penny)
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To: peggybac

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!!!!


17 posted on 03/14/2008 5:59:35 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: WesternCulture
16-year-old vegan

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

18 posted on 03/14/2008 6:00:48 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Dramatic Chipmunk
19 posted on 03/14/2008 6:02:34 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: Daffynition

Take off, eh. That's a rip off of our mouse in a beer bottle scam hoser.

20 posted on 03/14/2008 6:07:57 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: WesternCulture

eww!


21 posted on 03/14/2008 6:08:02 PM PDT by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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To: BunnySlippers; I'm ALL Right!; dighton; Viking2002; NCjim; PeterFinn; Mr Ramsbotham; Daffynition; ..

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mjfKkenq5c


22 posted on 03/14/2008 6:09:40 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Rowan Atkinson is a very funny man.


23 posted on 03/14/2008 6:22:14 PM PDT by dighton
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To: WesternCulture

Are they going to do an autopsy on the mouse to see if it died of suffocation on torilla dust?! ; )


24 posted on 03/14/2008 6:38:05 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one recipe at a time http://www.youtube.com/Tamar1973)
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To: dighton

“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):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIF6pneS4ro


25 posted on 03/14/2008 6:57:54 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Daffynition
That reminds me of a time when I was about 8 years old. A local bakery for a bread megaconglomerate (who tauted its bread was allowed to "rise overnight") had an unwelcome guest fall into a pan of dough.

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.

26 posted on 03/14/2008 7:12:24 PM PDT by magellan
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To: WesternCulture

Black Adder was awesome. I used to watch it on Comedy Central (cable tv).


27 posted on 03/14/2008 7:22:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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To: sushiman

a filigree siberian hamster...i name him basil


28 posted on 03/14/2008 7:24:59 PM PDT by modest proposal
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To: Viking2002

Okay ... that made me laugh, alot.


29 posted on 03/14/2008 7:28:26 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: magellan

Why do I have so much glee with this?


30 posted on 03/14/2008 7:55:10 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: WesternCulture

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.

Gross.


31 posted on 03/14/2008 8:27:41 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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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.


32 posted on 03/14/2008 8:30:23 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
“She didn’t actually eat the mouse, but did get some hair in her mouth.”

That ought to be worth $20-30 million in court, right? Right?

33 posted on 03/15/2008 12:57:23 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Don't blame me - I voted for Fred and am STILL a FredHead!)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

I hate it when they get some hair in their mouth.


34 posted on 03/15/2008 1:09:39 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: metmom

Agreed, yet if she had just kept her trap shut in the first place...


35 posted on 03/15/2008 1:10:03 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: WesternCulture

I didn’t know there was any “16-year-old vegan” left in Gothenburg.

Oops...I just reread that cut-n-paste..

Never mind!


36 posted on 03/15/2008 3:32:49 AM PDT by Erasmus (I invited Benoit Mandelbrot to the Shoreline Grill, but he never showed up.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“Does your corn chip bag have a mouse in it?”

“Non.”

“Eeeek!! I thought you said your corn chip bag didn’t have a mouse in it!”

“Zat ees not my corn chip bag.”


37 posted on 03/15/2008 3:36:01 AM PDT by Erasmus (I invited Benoit Mandelbrot to the Shoreline Grill, but he never showed up.)
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To: WesternCulture; HamiltonJay

HAHAHA!


38 posted on 03/15/2008 4:48:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: magellan

LOL .... they should charge for the extra protein. ;)


39 posted on 03/15/2008 4:54:30 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: WesternCulture

Apparently the Swedes are not familiar with the concept of the “secret toy surprise”.


40 posted on 03/15/2008 7:23:50 AM PDT by RichInOC (...William Frank Buckley, Jr., November 24, 1925-February 27, 2008, R.I.P.)
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To: magellan; Daffynition
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.

What's worse then biting into your sandwich and finding a dead mouse?

Biting into your sandwich and finding half of a dead mouse!

41 posted on 03/15/2008 7:31:30 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: WesternCulture

Yes indeed from this Blackadder fan.


42 posted on 03/16/2008 10:26:15 PM PDT by dighton
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To: WesternCulture

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.


43 posted on 03/16/2008 10:37:32 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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