Mealbreaker (n.): a nasty, non-edible surprise found in food while it is being eaten; often lawsuit-provoking, sometimes fabricated, always disgusting.
Another year, another Mealbreaker. The first certifiably gross item we've heard about this year comes courtesy of Ibrahim Langoo, a 19-year-old student who found what he described as a "wrinkled brain" inside a fried piece KFC chicken at a location in Colchester, Essex in the U.K.
According to the Sun, Langoo was attempting to pull the chicken meal from the bone when he found a "horrible wrinkled body" inside:
“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.”
Langoo later complained online, and KFC responded with an apology and vouchers for free meals. KFC officials also determined that the organ was in fact a kidney, not a piece of brain.
A KFC spokesperson described the product as "unsightly," but stressed that it posed no health risk.
Vouchers or not, the incident has been understandably traumatizing for Langoo, who now says that he "never want[s] to eat KFC again." Can't say we blame him.