“I Threw It Away”: Woman Served Mouldy Bun From Popular Fast-Food Chicken Restaurant, SA Disgusted

“I Threw It Away”: Woman Served Mouldy Bun From Popular Fast-Food Chicken Restaurant, SA Disgusted

  • A woman shared her disgust when a local fast-food chicken restaurant in Potchefstroom served her a mouldy bun
  • The young woman stated that she had already taken a bite before realising the chicken burger bun was mouldy
  • Members of the online community shared similar situations they experienced with the restaurant chain in the video's comment section
  • A clinical dietician spoke to Briefly News and explained how one can prevent food from getting mouldy

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A woman realises her chicken burger is mouldy.
A woman realised that her chicken burger bun was mouldy. Images: @thatigurll
Source: TikTok

A young woman who thought she would enjoy a chicken burger was sadly mistaken when she found that the bun was mouldy.

The woman, who uses the handle @thatigurll on TikTok, shared a clip of her inedible burger she claims she bought from Chicken Licken (a local fast-food fried chicken restaurant chain) in Die Bult, Potchefstroom.

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The video begins with @thatigurll showing her meal, which consists of a chicken burger, chips, and wings. While the chips and wings seem edible, the bottom bun is not, as it has visible dark spots.

The young lady also showed a piece she bit off and stated in the caption:

"I'm glad I realised on my first bite."

Watch the video below:

SA shares their thoughts on mouldy burger

Local foodies took to @thatigurll's comment section to share their complaints, disgust and similar situations.

@iamlove97 was disappointed and said:

"Yho, bathong. I love their burgers so much."

@tashamphahlele shared what they would have done:

"I would’ve marched right back to the restaurant and demanded answers."

An upset @shortstuff_tee commented:

"Now I have to open the box and turn the food upside down."

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When @_ora.tile1 shared that they hoped the disappointed customer took the burger back, @thatigurll replied:

"I threw it away."

Although a serious health matter, @palesa_yabakoena18 joked in the comment section:

"It’s just mint-flavoured."

Clinical dietician provides information on mould

Rudo Tshabalala, a clinical dietician, explains that mould mostly comes from the environment, particularly the air.

"The yeast used to make bread itself has natural growing organisms, as well as wheat flour. The bread we buy has mould spores, and given the right conditions, such as moisture and ample time, mould spores will thrive and populate."

The expert also stated that consuming mouldy food can be dangerous or life-threatening for individuals who are allergic to it or those who have a compromised immune system (such as young children, the elderly and people who are receiving cancer treatment).

Rudo adds:

"For healthy individuals, eating more than a few bites can result in symptoms of food poisoning such as diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting which can lead to electrolyte imbalance, dehydration and hypoglycemia.

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"Mould and bacteria on meat can lead to life-threatening conditions and at the first sight of deterioration should be discarded."

Man causes a scene at Chicken Licken

In a related article, Briefly News reported about a man who caused a massive scene at Chicken Licken in Johannesburg, which astonished many people online.

@stunner401 shared the footage and stated in her caption that the guy caused a scene because one of the workers at Chicken Licken informed him that he was not allowed to bring outside drinks into the eating establishment. He brought along a bottle of water with him.

It was difficult for the man to comprehend, and he began to cause a fuss in the restaurant.

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Jade Rhode (Editor) Jade Rhode is a Human Interest Reporter who joined the Briefly News team in April 2024. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University, majoring in Journalism and Media Studies (distinction) and Linguistics. Before pursuing her tertiary education, Jade worked as a freelance writer at Vannie Kaap News, telling the tales of the community. After her studies, Jade worked as an editorial intern for BONA Magazine, contributing to both print and online. To get in touch with Jade, please email jade.rhode@briefly.co.za

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