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Richard Bootman Finds Whole Potato In Potato Chip Bag

What came out of Richard Bootman's potato chip bag is strange, no matter how you slice it.

Actually, it's weirder because of what wasn't sliced: a whole uncut and unpeeled potato -- no chips.

Bootman, 25, of Mildenhall, UK, found the whole spud Monday morning in a package of Snackrite steak and onion crisps he purchased at an Aldi's grocery store.

“I picked it up and it was airtight so I didn’t question it,” Bootman told "At first I thought it was a ball of soggy crisps. When I realized what it was everyone in the office laughed -– we couldn’t believe it.”

Bootman said the most hilarious part of the experience was when he tipped the bag upside-down.

"This oily potato just fell out onto my desk," he told the Metro. "I said to a friend, “Maybe you are expected to cook your own crisps these days.'"

Bootman told The Huffington Post that the grocery store has offered him a refund "but that's as far as it has gone.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said that Bootman had been given a refund and flowers from the store. That information came from The Consumerist. Bootman contacted The Huffington Post and said he has not turned in the potato nor has he received flowers.