A MAN travelling through Dublin Airport was left reeling in disgust after discovering the worst possible accoutrement to his breakfast – two perfectly squashed insects.
Comedian Martin ‘Beanz’ Warde took to Twitter to share his unsavoury discovery.
Warde had just flown in to Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport when he decided to purchase a breakfast sandwich from a shop at the airport before boarding a bus to Galway.
It was only when he got on the bus and unwrapped his food that he noticed two rather unusual black splodges on the outside of the bread.
On closer inspection, Warde realised, to his disgust, that the splodges were in fact the remnants of two bugs that had been squashed during the sandwich’s preparation.
Quite how the bugs – most likely flies – ended up squished up against the roll is anyone’s guess.
They could have been feasting on something on the counter where the food was being prepared only to be squashed when the bread was laid down on it.
Alternatively, the person preparing the sandwich may have used the bread as a literal baton to squish the flies. That seems a little less likely though.
What can be confirmed, however, is that Warde was almost instantly put off his breakfast.
— Martin Beanz Warde (@martinbeanz) May 19, 2019
Keen to share his horror story with the world, the comedian took to Twitter to share images of the grim discovery.
"Why are there two weird looking insects stuck to it? F**king disgusting," he wrote.
"It was disgusting to find, but I was on the bus by the time I found them," he added.
"They look like they were mid throws of love making too, lucky little sh*ts.
His only saving grace comes with the fact he hadn’t already bitten into the roll.
A Dublin Airport spokesperson said: “We have contacted Mr Warde, apologised for the unacceptable experience that he had at one of the food outlets here, and sought further information from him to help us investigate the issue.
"We have raised the issue with the company that operates the outlet in question and it has also apologised to Mr Warde directly.
"The company has confirmed that the issue did not arise within its Dublin Airport outlet, as its bread rolls are sourced externally. The company is investigating this incident with its supplier and will report back to Mr Warde and to Dublin Airport officials in due course.
"Last year 31.5 million passengers used Dublin Airport and there are also about 19,000 people who work on the airport campus. Given the number of food items purchased and consumed at the airport campus daily, the number of food safety complaints that are received each year is miniscule.
"However, we take all complaints of this nature very seriously, and all of the firms that operate food outlets on the airport campus have to abide by all applicable national and EU food safety regulations at all times.”