Families fury as Christmas Day ruined by ‘rotten’ supermarket turkeys – with one compared to ET

Sainsburys, Lidl and Morrisons customers have expressed their anger on Twitter

Families across the the country have claimed their Christmases have been ruined after reportedly receiving rotten turkeys from major supermarkets. People have been sharing pictures of their rotting turkeys on social media today after waking up early to prepare for Christmas dinner.

One turkey, which had a dark blue and black colour underneath its skin, was even compared to famous alien ET. Sophie Whike shared a picture of the turkey on Twitter and wrote: “Literally what the hell is this. Just defrosted my Turkey from @LidlGB.

“Christmas ruined. It’s Xmas eve – this is actually a joke. Not only is there no meat, the house smells of rotten meat – not acceptable.”

 

Others faced similar issues as they tried to prepare their turkeys. Notorious2023 tweeted: “What the bloody hell @sainsbury. My turkey is rotten.

“Christmas ruined, kids are crying. We now have to have beans on toast. An absolute disgrace.”

Meanwhile Adam Green told his followers: “Just got my @sainsburys turkey out the fridge to stuff it and prep it for tomorrows big Christmas dinner for the bird to absolutely stink! Gave it 15mins to see if the smell would go only for it to get worse.

“Very disappointing considering it would’ve been the centre piece.”

Sainsbury’s responded by saying they will look into the complaint.

Jonathan Heard said: “Oh wow @sainsburys this is a pretty poor show! Fresh turkey dated 27th Dec and it’s bad! Slimy skin with yellowing patches and smells off. That’s going to put a downer on tomorrow’s Christmas dinner for 13!”

Unhappy customer Traceyamarshall said: “Thank you @LidlGB for nearly ruining our xmas! Turkey crown bought had gone off. Absolutely vile”

Speedydoc added: “@ Morrisons really disappointed. Have opened my food to order Turkey this morning, and it’s off. #notveryMerryChristmas”

BirminghamLive has contacted the supermarkets for comment. A Morrisons spokesperson said: “Our quality team taste test all our products – we have been taste testing our turkeys against our high quality and safety standards throughout the Christmas period – including our joints, crowns and whole birds and we have rigorous standards, procedures and testing in place with our approved suppliers.

“Any complaints received from customers will be thoroughly investigated with our suppliers to ensure we satisfy our customers and meet our high quality standards.”

 

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