A supermarket chain has apologized after delivering two rusty pineapples to a Ramsbottom customer.
Gary Fleming was shocked when he received his order from Asta on April 30, when he discovered that the tins of Del Monte sliced pineapple were so badly decomposed that he refused to eat them on health grounds.
Although Asta now says it regrets the crash, retailer Admins admits it is at a loss to explain how the tins got in the way badly or got into Carrie’s shopping bags.
“I was very angry when I got the Asta food delivery with two tins that can best be described as postulism,” Gary said.
“Rusty pineapple tins seem to have been stored since the 1970s.
“I am confused as to whether a prime supermarket can send anything to a customer in such a state.
“I was not joking when I said you would die if you ate them.”
In popular TV commercials of the 70s The Man from del Monte said yes to fruit delight, but the same reaction was not shared in Carrie’s discovery of tins.
An Asta spokesman said: “As soon as Mr Fleming reported his complaint to us, we immediately looked into what had happened.
“After inquiring at the store these items arrived and we could not see any other tins with this problem, so we are at a loss to understand what happened.
“We would like to apologize again to Mr. Fleming, and we are pleased that he accepted the refund and a goodwill gesture of relief.”