A mother was stunned when she found a giant, eight-inch snack in a packet of Asda crisps and claims it could be a world record-breaker.
Stunned Janine Ross, 38, made the bombshell discovery while sharing a packet of 69p Asda own brand onion ring snacks with her friend’s daughter Izzy.
The previous record for the biggest crisp in Britain was 5.9 inches – a large Best Sweet Chili Crisps from Morrisons.
Janine says it said it was hard to get an exact reading as the long onion ring bends and twists.
Pictured: The giant crisp that Janine Ross found among a regular packet of onion rings in a packet of Asda’s own-brand snacks
Pictured: The huge crisp next to a tape measure as Ms Ross believes that it could be the longest accidentally occurring of its kind
But she says if it was straightened it would beat the previous British record – and even the world title.
There have been bigger crisps made but they were specifically produced as a record attempt – rather than occurring by accident.
Janine, from Liverpool, said: ‘We were at a birthday party when I found it, every was shocked and just started laughing hysterically.
‘We weren’t expecting one that size, we have quite a few packets a month and they are usually the regular ‘o’ shape – but this one was huge.
Pictured: The snack next to the packet in which Janine Ross found it at a children’s party
‘If it was straightened out it would be about 20cm long, I took a picture of it by a tape measure and you can see it’s massive.’
Janine was sharing the packet of onion rings with her friends daughter, Izzy, who was pictured with the monster snack and looks dwarfed beside it.
Janine continued: ‘It looks like a production line error. It’s like they all come in a tube and are cut down, but that process missed this one.
‘This one must have slipped the net, it feels lucky – we might go buy a lottery ticket now.
‘We haven’t eaten it, it’s our prized possession. I might give it to Izzy – if she behaves.’
The 15cm crisp discovered by Daniel Heginbotham in December was a contender for the world’s largest crisp title.
He had picked up a packet of The Best Sweet Chili Crisps from Morrisons and pulled the packet open, discovering the huge crisp inside.
Daniel, 44, thought it could be Britain’s biggest – but now he’s been thoroughly beaten by Janine’s find.