Deceased dried lizards are turning up in bags of Irvins Salted Egg Flavor Fish Skin snacks across southeast Asia, turning up noses among fans of the acquired delicacy.
OK, so maybe you're not a fan of Irvins Salted Egg Flavor Fish Skin snacks. Maybe salted egg isn't to your taste, or perhaps the thought of eating fish skin creeps you out juuust a little. Fair enough, we get it.
The question is, how much MORE disgusted would you be if, say, halfway through the bag, you come across a lizard. At least one (and possibly as many as three, at press time) fish skin snackers got to consider that proposition and as one might expect, they're not lovin' it.
Irvins Salted Egg Flavor Fish Skin snacks are made in Singapore and the company's products carry the slogan “Dangerously Addictive”. We'll bet they are! According to the most recent claim, posted by Facebook user Jane Holloway, the lizard appeared to have been deep-fried along with the fish skin and itself was coated in salted egg seasoning.
To their credit, Irvins is getting out in front of the issue by offering refunds to anyone who purchased their products – with or without lizards – and returned the packages to the company. “We promise to investigate this further as we don't have a full explanation on how the dead lizard ended up in our snack pouch,” explained company founder Irvin Gunawan in an apologetic posted statement, “and we promise to make the necessary changes in our production to ensure this will never happen again.” Cool... now if they can only do something about that gnarly fried fish skin. (via SCMP and Business Insider)