We all know crisps are made out of potatoes, but generally one of the last things you expect to pull out of the bag when reaching for a snack is an entire spud.
But that’s exactly what happened to Dr David Boyce, a physics teachers at Uppingham School in Rutland, when he opened a bag of Kettle Chips.
The peckish 38-year-old was chowing down on some food while deer watching at Bradgate Park, near Charnwood Forrest, when he found the full potato inside the bag of Cheddar and Red onion flavour Kettle chips.
He said: “My mind went completely blank. At first, I thought ‘how is this even in here?’ and then I thought ‘what a champion, this little guy is a survivor – the little potato that refused to be a crisp.’
“I still have it. I have yet to decide what to do with it.
“I thought about scanning it and making a 3D print of it to incorporate it into a statue reminding me of the glorious moment when I discovered it. Not the greatest moment in my scientific career, but I’ll take what I can get these days.”
Kettle Chips has been in contact with Dr Boyce, but he says it will be a while before he eats another packet.
“I was left without crisps – and that was sad,” he joked.
“But I had other snack items so it was all good.
“It is cool, I think they are good people. This was always something that could happen, I just didn’t expect it to happen to me.”
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