Becca Wright, from London, took to Twitter when she opened her fruit and veg delivery from Oddbox and saw an aubergine with an extremely long nose… or something a little more X-rated
A woman was left in stitches after she found an oddly-shaped aubergine in her vegetable box.
Becca Wright, a public affairs manager at Ferrero who lives in London, received the hilarious aubergine in her wonky fruit and veg delivery from Oddbox.
Oddbox is a service which provides customers with fruit and veg from farms that look a little different from the usual produce we see in supermarkets.
Becca first signed up to Oddbox during the coronavirus lockdown, after being told about it by her friends.
But when she was rooting through one of her most recent deliveries she came across an aubergine with a Pinocchio-sized nose, or something a little more rude.
She said: “I really liked the ethos behind it and lockdown seemed as good time as any to start experimenting with different varieties of veg, especially stuff that would otherwise be thrown away, and the convenience of having the box delivered was a big bonus.
“My first thought was that it looked like Mr Potato Head – it was crying out to have some eyes added.
“The challenge now is deciding whether to cook it – it’s brought too much entertainment over the last few days that I would almost feel guilty.”
She took to Twitter to share the funny-shaped piece of veg, writing: “I refuse to believe this aubergine that arrived in my veg box was about to be thrown away; I would pay premium prices for this.”
And later joked: “ @OddboxLDN I’m ready to be signed as an influencer now.”
Since being posted, the tweet has received 205,000 likes, almost 16,000 retweets and a tonne of comments from Becca’s followers.
The post has since sparked a debate, with many users sharing pictures of their cheeky veg, like this sweet potato.
One woman shared a snap of a collection of aubergines she picked up from an aubergine farm she worked at, all of which looked as if they had long ‘noses’ like Becca’s.
Another snap that was shared was of a “cheeky squash”, and a “wonky carrot” which resembled a man’s nether regions.
Peter Mortlock, Quality Coordinator at Oddbox commented: “We love seeing customer photos, and Becca’s certainly made us laugh!
“Each week we rescue odd produce straight from farms that could have otherwise gone to waste just because it was ‘too’ small, ‘too’ large or not the right ‘shape’ to meet supermarket specifications.
“This fruit & veg is as delicious and fresh, just shaped as nature intended. You never know what shape you’ll get, which makes it even more fun to eat, and as Twitter users have demonstrated, they can occasionally look a bit rude!
“Regardless of the size or shape though, it is just as tasty and fresh as ‘normal’ shaped veg, as it’s been grown to the highest of standards.”
For more information on Oddbox’s surplus fruit and veg, which sources produce directly from the farm and delivers straight to your door, visit: https://www.oddbox.co.uk/