A BARNSTAPLE town councillor has found a mystery bug in a roll of cling film.
Julie Hunt bought the cling film earlier this month and revealed the insect as she got towards the end of the roll.
“I don’t know what it is with me,” said Julie, who bought the pickle and cling film at Tesco.
“About a year ago we found a caterpillar in frozen peas and just chucked it out.
“We joked about who ate half of it, because we didn’t find it until it was cooked, and we only found half a caterpillar.
“I must be jinxed.”
Bemused Julie, town councillor for Whiddon Valley, thinks the mystery bug is a small centipede.
“I started to see little bits of black as I rolled out the cling film and thought, what’s that,” she said. “Then I got to the bug. It’s really bad.
“When you think about it how many people find stuff like this and just chuck it away. I have in the past and I probably would have this time if it hadn’t been for the pickle.”
Julie was left with a bad taste in her mouth after Branston Pickle’s parent company, Mizkan, got back to her telling her they found no glass in her returned jar of pickle.
“I got a voucher for £10,” she said. “I won’t spend it because I felt like they didn’t believe me and if I do I’m accepting that.”
Julie said she had not yet returned the cling film, but intended to this week.
A Tesco spokesman said: “We would urge our customer to return this item to the store so we can thoroughly investigate her claims. We will, of course, share our findings with her once we’ve been able to look into the matter.”