Dorset man discovers giant crispy during midnight snack



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Michael Landford thought he was dreaming when he pulled out the massive snack this week.

The whipped 44-year-old had been on the hunt for a midnight snack and reached out for a bag of cheese and onions with Snackrite chips.

The giant potato-based snack measures six inches (Photo: News UK / Andrew Lloyd)

A ‘mutant crisp’ has been discovered by a father who plans to auction off his charity find.

Michael Landford thought he was dreaming when he pulled out the massive snack this week.

The whipped 44-year-old wanted a midnight snack and reached for a bag of cheese and onions with Snackrite chips he had bought from Aldi.

But a crisp that was dug out of the package, ‘just kept going on and on’ and was almost the length of the package.

Michael told The Sun: ‘I remember the package felt particularly uneven. I put my hand in the bag and grabbed the first crisp I could find. It was the first to come out, and it kept going. ‘

The crisp’s ultimate goal has been confirmed to be respectable six inches.

He added: ‘I could not believe my own eyes, I thought to myself, “We have something incredible here”. Friends and family now call it “Mutant Crisp”. ‘

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Michael plans to auction off the massive crisp to support Ukrainian aid efforts (Photo: News UK / Andrew Lloyd)

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The six-inch ‘mutant’ was found in a similarly tall bag of Snackrite chips (Photo: News UK / Andrew Lloyd)

Michael, an online store owner from Poole, has decided to hang on to the crisp instead of quenching his hunger.

It will be kept in a safe place ahead of Michael’s plans to auction it off and donate the profits to charities that help Ukrainian refugees.

It has been a successful year for potato-based foods that are bigger than usual. Back in August, 26-year-old Sam Lightfoot was the lucky finder of a four-inch Hula Hoop.

The crisp was eight times the usual length and had only almost fit inside the package.

The proud Sam said he would ‘keep it forever and pass it on through the family’.

24.03.22.  EXCLUSIVE SUN.  The story of James Somper.  Michael Langford, 44, from Corfe Mullen in Dorset, who found a 6-inch crisp in his ALDI Snackrite Ridged crisps.  PIC?  Andrew Lloyd EMARGO at.  21.00 30.03

Michael was amazed after finding the abnormally large cheese and onion crispy (Photo: News UK / Andrew Lloyd)

24.03.22.  EXCLUSIVE SUN.  The story of James Somper.  Michael Langford, 44, from Corfe Mullen in Dorset, who found a 6-inch crisp in his ALDI Snackrite Ridged crisps.  PIC?  Andrew Lloyd EMARGO at.  21.00 30.03

It is known as ‘mutant crisp’ by Michael’s friends and family (Photo: News UK / Andrew Lloyd)

Meanwhile, an oven chip measurement 7.5 inches in length was also discovered last year.

Frank Smith, 77, found the super-big snack in June. Like Sam, he decided it would be way too hard to get rid of such a special find.

He said, ‘I’ll never eat that. I store it in its own little space in the top shelf of the freezer. It’s a valued possession now. ‘

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