No, there are no potato chip vendors (that we know of, anyway) that are offering free cellphones with purchase of a bag of ‘tater chips. But, what would you do if you happened to find an ancient Nokia mobile phone inside your favorite bag of chips? Wisconsiner Emma Schweiger recently faced that exact same predicament when she opened her bag of Clancy’s Ripple Potato Chips to find a dingy, old Nokia cellphone inside.
Sure, finding a brand-new Nokia cellphone in your bag of chips would be a nice surprise. But, finding a used, dirty handset getting intimate with your snacks is the exact opposite – it’s downright nasty. In fact, the cellphone even had a T-Mobile SIM card inside, indicating that it was someone’s personal cellphone right up until it fell in a bag of chips.
Aldi, the potato chip’s distributor, recalled all chips from the offending batch and offered Emma a replacement bag of chips. She declined the offer, saying, “You kind of don’t want chips for a while.” Sadly, Emma will never again know the thrill and suspense that comes with eating straight from the bag. “I will never, ever eat chips out of a bag again,” she said. “They will be dumped in the bowl.”
The FDA is launching an investigation into the matter.
Now, the real question is – can you identify the Nokia cellphone in the picture?