Clucking gross! Student finds 'chicken brain' in KFC meal
When 19-year-old student Ibrahim Langoo tucked into a KFC meal, he got a nasty surprise.
Hidden in one of the pieces of the Colonel's finest chicken, was what appeared to be a bird brain!
Ibrahim - who bought the Gladiator Box Meal from the Colchester branch of KFC in Essex - took a photo of the wrinkled organ, and complained to staff.
KFC apologised for the organ - which they helpfully explained wasn't a brain, but a kidney (!) - and offered Ibrahim vouchers for free meals, although the music student says he will never eat the Finger Lickin' Good food again.
Ibrahim bought the Gladiator Box Meal to share with his friend Laura Canning, also 19. Laura ate the fillet burger, but as Ibrahim tucked into his second chicken piece, he found the organ.
"The first piece was absolutely fine - I was hungry and polished it off," said Ibrahim. "I have a habit of picking the chicken off the bone with my fingers, and as I pulled the second piece apart I saw this horrible wrinkled foreign body.
"I threw it down onto my tray immediately. It looked like a brain. I suddenly felt grim and really sick. I couldn't bring myself to pick the lump up so I went to the serving counter to complain.
"It was about 1pm and pretty hectic in the restaurant and as it was so busy none of the staff helped me. I didn't want to pick the 'brain' up as I couldn't bear to look at it.
"I was grossed out by the fact that I could so easily have eaten it without realising. I just wanted to get out of KFC as quickly as I could. I still feel really sick and disgusted by it all now.
"KFC say they are sorry and are concerned to hear of my experience as they have 'rigorous standards' but I'm still not impressed. I never want to eat KFC again - in Colchester or anywhere else. I'll eat chicken at home, where I can see how it's been prepared."
A spokesman for KFC said: "We always try to ensure the highest standards in all of our restaurants.
"Although we haven't received the product, it appears from a photograph that unfortunately on this occasion a kidney, and not a brain as claimed, was not removed in the preparation process. We're very sorry about Mr Langoo's experience and while there was no health risk, we agree it was unsightly.
"We will be carrying out a full investigation and providing him with a gesture of goodwill."
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