Tooth in chips; NZ woman nearly barfs

A Dunedin woman having a bite to eat at her parent’s house says she nearly threw up when her chips bit back.

The woman was munching her way through the crumbs at the bottom of a packet of Eta Ripple-cut spring onion-flavoured potato chips when she bit down on something hard.

Thinking it was a chip, she bit down harder.

As she told The New Zealand Herald, “When I couldn’t crunch it, I spat it out and saw it was tooth. I thought it was one of my teeth so I looked in the mirror, but it wasn’t one of my teeth and I felt a bit queasy.”

The 22-year-old woman, who did not want to be identified, said the experience had left her feeling “a bit sick” and had put her off chips for a while.

Her mother said the partial tooth appeared to be from an adult molar.

A spokesman for manufacturer Griffins said yesterday the woman should contact the company.

The woman said yesterday she was still not sure if she would lodge a complaint.