Mother claims she was horrified to find black sludge inside freeze-at-home ice lollies her one-year-old son is ‘totally addicted’ to
- Stephenie, 32, from Kent, claims she found sludge in lolly she bought for her son
- Purchased Fruit Shoot Squeezee Pop from Wilko to freeze at home
- Pops come as liquid inside plastic tube, but Stephenie spotted black gunk in one
- Said she realized it was inside multiple packs that were still sealed
A mum has shared her shock after allegedly finding ‘black sludge’ floating inside a Fruit Shoot Squeezee Pop bought from Wilko, that she was intending to feed her one-year-old son.
Stephenie, 32, from Kent, claims to have purchased two packs of the product from the retail store in Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, Thanet, Kent on the 26 July around 2.30pm.
In a clip that has already received 1.6 million views and 50,000 likes, Stephanie shows a number of the tubes containing an unknown black substance.
The pops come as a liquid inside a plastic tube and can be frozen at home, according to the packet instructions.
Stephenie, 32, from Kent, claims she found ‘black sludge’ floating inside a Fruit Shoot Squeezee Pop bought from Wilko, that she was intending to feed to her one-year-old son
‘My child, who is nearly two, is totally addicted to ice poles, he loves them especially in this hot weather,’ Stephanie said.
‘These were his favorite ones and he was eating one that was previously frozen at the time.
‘I opened the outer packaging of one of the new packs I had just purchased and the first thing that I saw was loads of black covering the inside if the outer packaging and also over the ice poles,
‘Then as I lifted them out of the pack there were multiple ice poles with black sludge inside still sealed. It was gross.’
Stephanie spotted what looked like a thick, unknown black substance floating inside one of the tubes, which are frozen at home
The stomach-churning footage prompted a reaction online where one commenter liked the black gunk to ‘primordial soup’
Footage of the ice pop shows a thick, unknown black substance floating inside one of the tubes.
The mum added that she was ‘disgusted and felt sick as this is such a well-known product and brand’.
‘I know that mistakes happen in factories etc but was more concerned [about] other children eat them,’ she said.
When asked if Stephenie would be checking ice pops in the future, she said: ‘Yes, definitely.
Commenters were quick to react to the stomach churning footage after it was posted online, with one likening the black goop to ‘primordial soup’
‘For any black substance in the packaging and I will be definitely washing all ice poles before I freeze them going forward.
‘You just don’t know what they have touched and your little ones put these in their mouths.’
People were quick to react after the footage was posted online, with one writing: ‘What is that?’
‘I’ve been living off these for the past three weeks,’ wrote a second person.
‘Extra protein,’ wrote a third person.
‘Yum.’ Write a fourth person.
‘Looks like primordial soup,’ wrote a fifth.
Robinson’s has allegedly reached out to Stephenie to inform her that Fruit Shoot Squeezee Pops are not actually produced by Britvic, but a confectionery company off-site.
MailOnline has contacted Wilko for comment.