This article originally appeared and was published on AOL.com
A customer’s horrifying find in her Trader Joe’s kale is reminding shoppers to thoroughly inspect their produce before buying — and again, eating — the goods.
Recently, Grace Goldstein opened the bag of greens, only to find a dead lizard mixed in with the kale leaves. The bag of “cut, cleaned and ready to cook” kale was bought from a DC store. Her friend shared a photo of the discovery to Twitter, where it’s been terrifying internet users around the globe.
— Kate Berner (@KateBerner) April 4, 2018
“I’m the number 1 #traderjoes apologist, but this lizard in my friend’s kale isn’t great…” tweeted Kate Berner. Naturally, Twitter was horrified.
“Omgggggggggg. I can’t unsee this,” wrote one user. Another user shared the photo of her own, equally gut-wrenching discovery in a Trader Joe’s ice cream sandwich.
— Kendra Barkoff Lamy (@kabarkoff) April 4, 2018
“It was a back and forth between denial and horror, which amounted to a lot of asking my boyfriend to see the bag of kale and identify the lizard and shrieking and pushing it away and refusing to go near it…and then asking to see it again,” explained Goldstein to People magazine.
Trader Joe’s is reportedly investigating the complaint. In the meantime, however, Goldstein is going to stick to “spinach.”
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