A Muslim mum has claimed to be ‘fuming’ after she ate a lasagne sauce from ALDI that ‘tasted like bacon’.
Rianne Ward – a muslim convert – has abstained completely from eating pork since her transition into Islam seven years ago.
The 39-year-old complained the sauce, labelled as vegetarian, made her feel sick – subsequently taking the jar back to ALDI to make staff smell it.
Speaking to the Derby Telegraph, she said “I just sat down and my young son said ‘Mummy, this smells like bacon’.
“When I ate it, it tasted just like bacon which made me feel sick. I was absolutely seething and went back down to the store. I just went in with the jar of sauce and made them smell it. I thought it must have been contaminated.”
Ward, of Littleover in Derby, has since lodged a formal complaint and has vowed to keep the jar in her fridge as evidence – in hopes she will be compensated for ‘betraying her religion’.
She said: “I’m absolutely furious. I’ve been a Muslim for years now and avoided bacon for so long.
“Then this happens. I felt like I’d betrayed my religion. Aldi have told me they are going to test the sauce to see if it has been contaminated. It’s just not on.”
The supermarket have since assured Miss Ward that the sauce is definitely meat-free, despite the ‘distinctive smoked taste’.
Featured Image Credit: Derbyshire Live/Rianne Ward