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Tesco removes iced caramel latte from shelves after Rainham woman vomitted

A coffee lover who vomitted after drinking a "slimy and gross" coffee wants to warn others to avoid it.

Amy York said she was sick everywhere after accidentally swallowing a congealed ice caramel latte purchased from Tesco Metro in Rainham Shopping Centre.

Miss York tipping the coffee into the sink

The supermarket giant has confirmed it has removed the product from its shelves.

Mother Miss York said: "I bought it on the 23rd of October, I didn't realise when I first drank it, then I saw it was weird and congealed.

"I was throwing up everywhere it was horrible."

This is not the first time the 22-year-old has had a nasty surprise when buying the product.

The caffeine fan has dealt with the Tesco curdled coffee three times, twice when she purchased it, and once when her mother bought it for her.

Amy York, 22, of Rainham
Amy York, 22, of Rainham

Miss York followed all the correct procedures, it was well within the best before date, she stored it in the fridge and shook well before drinking.

She informed the staff at Tesco Rainham and spoke to customer services but when she returned to the store the drink was still on sale.

The Rainham resident took to Facebook to warn others.

Three people messaged her privately to confirm they experienced the same thing.

In response, a Tesco spokesperson said: “We would like to apologise to Amy and any other customers who may have experienced a quality issue with our Iced Latte flavour milk.

"As a result, we have taken the precaution of removing it from sale in order for us to complete our investigation into the cause.

Miss York poured out the conents of the coffee and this sludge came out
Miss York poured out the conents of the coffee and this sludge came out

“Ensuring the quality of all food and drink at Tesco is our primary concern and we will continue to work closely with our supplier to resolve this issue.”

"Our laboratory analysis of the affected product has not identified any unsafe organisms, but we want to re-assure customers that we are aware of the issue and are addressing this with our supplier.

"Customers can return the products to their local store for a refund."

Tesco customer services contacted Miss York to apologise.

She has decided to stick to the Starbucks version, which is 80p more expensive.

Congealed coffee is not the only strange thing people have found in food. Here are the top 11 gross things found in food in Kent.

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