We’ve seen a lot of rather unusual things in supermarkets of late – from customers wearing paper bags over their heads as a face covering to Christmas food making its way onto shelves before we’ve even celebrated Halloween.
But shoppers are particularly disturbed by a recent spot in Morrisons.
A Twitter user known as @TrumpetSexy took to social media to share their disgust after discovering what they dubbed “wet eggs”.
The user tweeted photos, writing: “My local Morrisons is selling actual sacks of wet eggs.
“This is the most wretched and cursed item I have ever witnessed.”
They continued: “Also it’s in the meal deal section, which implies this is considered lunch? Does this count as a main, or a snack?? I have so many questions, and no answers.”
The photos alongside this show shelves in the supermarket packed with plastic bags filled with a the hard boiled eggs and a liquid.
A label on the bag says it contains five boiled eggs.
The tweet quickly went viral, garnering over 105,000 likes and more than 6,000 retweets.
It’s fair to say people had a lot of questions about the eggs.
One person asked: “I’m sorry what the f**k is this?”
Another commented: “Why does it say five boiled eggs when clearly there are at least 20… Why can I smell this through the screen… Why does the preservative look like urine?”
Others weren’t quite so horrified, but did find the whole thing amusing.
“I want to nonchalantly eat this for lunch at work, just once. Just casually lift my egg sack out of the fridge and start powering through them at my desk,” joked someone else.
A fifth person added: “This is funny and gross at the same time.”
MirrorOnline contacted Morrisons for more information about the eggs.
A spokesperson for the company explained they were selling them to avoid waste from the salad bar.
They said: “These boiled eggs are prepared for our salad bar. Sometimes, rather than wasting them, we offer them to customers directly.”
So there you have it folks, the mystery of the ‘wet eggs’ has been solved, kind of.
We still aren’t sure why there are so many in the bag… a question for another day perhaps.