Some families were not able to have the Christmas feast they anticipated for dinner this year. There was one major part of the meal ruined: the main course being the turkey. According to Wales Online, several supermarket chains sold rotten turkeys, leaving many not feeling full this year. According to outrage on Twitter, grocery store chains Aldi, Tesco, and Marks and Spencer sold spoiled meat and people are not happy about it. As a result, some families didn't have a holly, jolly Christmas because of the meal flop.
Instead of getting a fresh bird, many say their turkeys wreaked and were shriveled up in size. Claire Woods tweeted at Aldi, writing, "This turkey says it feeds 10 it's feeding no one it's rotten!!!! Bought on Tuesday evening and refrigerated since. Husbands fuming." Emma Durcan followed suit, writing to M&S on Twitter: "Brilliant Turkey crown smells rotten & off thanks @marksandspencer that's dinner ruined."
V Eade has faced similar disappointment with Mark and Spencer, Tweeting them: "Bleurgh... thanks @marksandspencer for a rotten, foul-smelling turkey allegedly good until 27 December." Emily Farndon tweeted at Tesco about her bird, writing: "Absolutely fuming thanks so very much for a ruined Christmas day removed our Turkey crown that I brought yesterday from its wrapper to a horrible pungent smell, the Turkey is off so thanks a bunch."
Tesco has advised Fardon in their Twitter response to "take the packaging and receipt back to the customer service desk when it's open and convenient for you." Tesco, Aldi, and Marks and Spencer have all been contacted for comment on the situation.
An Aldi spokesperson commented, saying: "We are sorry that a small number of our products did not meet our usual high standards. If customers are not completely satisfied with their purchase, they can return items to their local store with proof of purchase for a full refund."
The supermarkets have also tweeted numerous apologies to those complaining. They are encouraging customers to get in touch so their complaints can be resolved. It's a good thing refunds are in order. Too bad dinner sucked for many.