'DISGUSTING': Ants found in Pepsi bought from Chesterfield KFC

A mother and daughter were appalled to find ANTS in a drink they ordered from a fast food chain in Chesterfield.

Thursday, 17th May 2018, 4:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th May 2018, 5:11 pm
Ants in the drink ordered from the KFC drive-thru in Chesterfield. Contributed picture.
Ants in the drink ordered from the KFC drive-thru in Chesterfield. Contributed picture.

Jayne and Leanne Bellamy, who live in Newbold, visited the KFC drive-thru at Lockoford Lane on Friday.

Jayne, 45, said they weren’t given straws for their drinks so 23-year-old Leanne took the lid off her Pepsi so she could sip it.

"Leanne then said ‘there’s ants in my drink!’," Jayne told the Derbyshire Times.

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Jayne Bellamy. Contributed picture.

"There were lots of them running around and floating on the top.

"We were shocked and disgusted.

"We were thankful they didn’t give us straws - if they had then Leanne would have just drank it."

Jayne said she phoned KFC ‘straight away’ to complain.

Leanne Bellamy. Contributed picture.

She added: "A member of staff said they checked the drinks machine and everything was fine.

"They gave us a code for a free meal.

"We definitely won’t be going back for that."

Jayne posted about the incident on Facebook.

Ants in the drink ordered from the KFC drive-thru in Chesterfield. Contributed picture.

The post - which has been shared scores of times - warns people: "Look before you drink."

A KFC spokesperson said: “We’re really surprised to hear about this and, despite the recent warm weather, we’ve received no similar complaints from our other drive-thru customers. That said, we always want our guests to leave with a smile on their face, so we offered Jayne a meal on us the next time she visits.”

Ants in the drink ordered from the KFC drive-thru in Chesterfield. Contributed picture.
Ants in the drink ordered from the KFC drive-thru in Chesterfield. Contributed picture.