Cake fan Kurt Harrison became a social media sensation when his teatime raspberry turnover turned people’s stomachs.
The 26-year-old tweeted photographs of his store-bought cream slice – complete with its shock filling – and the post went viral.
“I couldn’t believe the response,” said sweet-toothed Kurt who lives in Ashton, Preston, not far from the Morrisons supermarket where he says his sister bought the confectionary with its added ingredients. “Hundreds of people from across England retweeted and commented on the post. It was a huge surprise.”
Now Morrisons have launched an investigation into how the pastry came to contain pieces of boiled ham – and a short and curly hair.
“In all fairness they have been just as shocked as I have,” added NHS worker Kurt. “They have done what they can to deal with it.”
The dessert drama began when the Harrison family sat down to enjoy a special treat after tea.
In all fairness they have been just as shocked as I haveKurt Harrison
“As I cut into my cake I was shocked to see a piece of pink coloured meat hanging out from beneath the pastry,” he explained. “When I opened it up to inspect it there was a piece of ham lying in the middle of it. After scraping the cream off to be positive it was what I thought it was, there was also another smaller piece of ham rolled up with a black hair sticking out from the middle.
“After debating whether or not to bother doing anything about it I decided I would take a photo and tweet Morrisons asking for an explanation and to make them aware of my situation. The response on Twitter was amazing. I’ve returned the cake to the store as requested and it is being investigated further.”
A spokesman for Morrisons said: “We are investigating and we can’t comment further until we know what it is.”