NHS worker physically sick after finding live maggot in Galaxy chocolate bar

An NHS worker was left feeling “physically sick” after finding live maggots inside a Galaxy chocolate bar.

Sharia Monsur, 34, made the grim discovery while on a work video conference call.

Having had one of the Salted Caramel Galaxy bars from the gifted treat box, she decided to have a second one.

Speaking to Coventry Live, she said: “I work for the NHS Pandemic Response Service and I work from home, so whilst I was on a Teams meeting with another colleague I decided to grab the chocolate bar so I could eat something quick whilst still working.

“So I ate the first bar, and usually when I eat my chocolate bars, especially if it is caramel based or anything like that, I always break the little segments and eat it like that.

“It was massive, it was not even a small one, it was like this fat moving live maggot in my chocolate bar.

“It was disgusting because I have got kids as well, so I thought luckily I break the segments because imagine if my child was to get the chocolate bar and just start biting through it.

“It was just disgusting – it was not a dead sort of insect on the outside of the packet, it was inside my chocolate bar, it was inside my caramel.

“It made me feel physically sick because I had just eaten a bar already and I thought what if I had already eaten a maggot and I did not even know.”

Mars Wrigley, the manufacturers of the bar, has disputed the women's claim and asked for details about where the item was bought and the conditions the box was kept in.

They have since offered her a voucher for a free Galaxy chocolate bar – which Ms Monsur wants nothing to do with.

A spokesman for the company said: “Mars Wrigley UK has rigorous processes in place to mitigate against the contamination of our products.

“We have fully investigated this issue and can categorically say that the alleged contamination did not occur during the production and packaging process in the factory.”

The Daily Star has approached Mars Wrigley UK for comment.

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