A COUPLE were left horrified after allegedly discovering a human “fingernail” inside their Morrisons apple pie – but the supermarket says it’s just an apple core.
Luca Hunter was convinced the foreign object inside the £1.19 Family Bramley Apple Pie was a human nail after his girlfriend Joely made the grim discovery on Saturday.
The couple allegedly found a ‘fingernail’ in the apple pie – but Morrisons say they’re confident it’s an apple coreCredit: Deadline
Luca and Joely found the foreign object inside the £1.19 Family Bramley Apple PieCredit: Deadline
But despite the couple’s speculation – some members of the public have said that the object looks like just a piece from an apple core.
Others have suggested that the suspicious addition to the pie may be a piece of ginger – as the ingredient wouldn’t be uncommon in the dessert.
And Morrisons has said that they are “confident” the so-called fingernail is just material from the core of an apple.
Luca and Joely had been tucking into the apple pie from their local Morrisons in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire when they noticed the rigid item.
While midway through her slice, Joely felt something hard in her mouth which she initially thought was plastic.
The pair were disgusted to discover what they claim to be a human fingernail from inside the dessert.
Images shared onto Lucas social media in the early hours of Sunday morning, showing the apparent “fingernail” that was plucked from Joely’s mouth.
The “nail” is laid out into three bits and appears to have a fibrous structure.
Luca also posted an image of the Morrisons pie they found the strange looking item in.
He captioned his post: “Joely almost about swallowing an entire fingernail that was inside her apple pie.”
Speaking today, Luca said: “My girlfriend was in the middle of eating her slice and she felt something.
“She thought it was a piece of plastic until she took it out her mouth and looked at it and we then realised it was a fingernail.
Joely felt something hard in her mouth which she initially thought was plasticCredit: Deadline
Luca posted the pictures to TwitterCredit: Deadline
“This will have been cooked prior to purchase and I had it in the microwave so may look a bit different but it looks identical in person.
“I am almost certain [it is a nail]. I can’t think of what else it could possibly be.
“We can’t think of what else it could possibly be.”
Since sharing his images on Sunday, Lucas tweet has attracted comments from social media users who cannot believe their eyes.
One person responded to the pictures simply stating: “That’s f****** rank.”
While another said: “Demand a free apple pie!”
But others suggested that what the couple found was probably not a fingernail – but instead an ingredient from the pie itself.
One person said: “Looks like it could be ginger maybe?? Hope so anyway.
“I would assume some ginger may go into the apple pie and this is a rogue piece??
“Or a hard piece of the cooking apples used.”
With confidence, another person wrote: “It’s not a finger nail, it’s a hard piece of apple!”
A Morrisons spokesperson told The Sun Online: “Our food technologists have analysed the image and we are confident that this material is apple core.
“This can happen on the odd occasion – as our product is made from whole apples.
“We are following up with our supplier to ensure this is removed during the manufacturing process.”
Morrisons apple pie (stock photo)Credit: Morrisons
Social media users reacted to the alleged discoveryCredit: Deadline