ROTTEN turkeys that looked like aliens and reek of rancid meat have ruined Christmas for unlucky Morrisons and Sainsbury’s customers.
Families have been left fuming after major UK supermarkets sold them feral turkeys for their festive feasts.
One man said his rotten turkey was all he had so he was going to cook it anyway
A Sainsbury’s customer said his tainted turkey had slimy skin with yellow patches
Another man said Christmas was ruined and he was forced to have beans on toast
Brits have been taking to social media with disgusting images of “rotting” turkeys.
One person said they had no choice but to settle for beans on toast while someone else said their turkey looked like the movie character E.T.
A man who found his turkey in a sickly state said it was all he had so he was going to cook it anyway.
Angry customer Sophie shared on Twitter a picture of a tainted turkey from a supermarket which was coloured a deep shade of blue on its top.
She said: “Literally what the hell is this.
“Christmas ruined. It’s Xmas eve – this is actually a joke. Not only is there no meat, the house smells of rotten meat – not acceptable.”
Although some people did offer their sympathies, others took the chance to make a joke out of it.
One person said: “From crisis can come opportunity. Maybe treat this as just such an opportunity to try a plant based lifestyle.”
Another said: “Looks alright to me.”
Someone else said: “Looks alright to me.”
Sophie was able to buy a replacement from Sainsbury’s – but other shoppers weren’t as fortunate.
Customer Zoe also had a bad experience, sharing: “Please get back to me asap about this! £40 for a rotten turkey.”
One person shared online they got their turkey from Sainsbury’s out of the fridge but found it had an awful stench.
They wrote in a post: “Just got my Sainsbury’s turkey out the fridge to stuff it and prep it for tomorrow’s big Christmas dinner for the bird to absolutely stink!
“Gave it 15mins to see if the smell would go only for it to get worse. Very disappointing considering it would’ve been the centrepiece.”
In response, a Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “I’m terribly sorry about the poor quality turkey.
“Can you send us a DM and confirm your name, address and email please? I’ll look into this.”
Another person had a similar experience, sharing: “Oh wow Sainsbury’s this is a pretty poor show!
“Fresh turkey dated 27th Dec and it’s bad! Slimy skin with yellowing patches and smells off.
“That’s going to put a downer on tomorrow’s Christmas dinner for 13.”
Another disgruntled Christmas cook said: “Bought a Turkey less than 5 hours ago from Sainsbury’s opened it to give a soak overnight and it’s absolutely stinks.
“I’m so gutted. An complete waste thanks Sainsbury’s.”
Someone else shared online: “What the bloody hell Sainsbury’s.
“My turkey is rotten. Christmas ruined. Kids are crying. We now have to have beans on toast. An absolute disgrace.”
A Morrison’s customer also had an unfortunate Christmas dining experience after finding their turkey had gone bad.
They said: “Morrisons really disappointed. Have opened my food to order Turkey this morning, and it’s off.”
A Morrisons spokesperson told the Mirror: “Our quality team taste test all our products – we have been taste testing our turkeys against our high quality and safety standards throughout the Christmas period – including our joints, crowns and whole birds and we have rigorous standards, procedures and testing in place with our approved suppliers.
“Any complaints received from customers will be thoroughly investigated with our suppliers to ensure we satisfy our customers and meet our high quality standards.”
It comes as an online shopper has revealed the bizarre substitution he was given after he ordered a 1kg chicken for Christmas.
The cook shared pictures of the strange replacement he claims ASDA made for the chicken he wanted.
Instead of the 1kg chicken, ASDA delivered a 5.2kg turkey Christmas turkey.
The shopper had already ordered a 2kg turkey crown from the store.
Now he has over 7kg of turkey meat to get through this Christmas.
Taking to Reddit with his snaps of the substitution, the shopper branded it a “huge win”.
The Christmas cook said: “It doesn’t fit in my roaster!”