A HORRIFIED student has vowed never to eat at KFC again after finding what looked like a chicken’s BRAIN in his meal.
Disgusted Ibrahim Langoo was tucking into a Gladiator box meal when he spotted what he thought was a “wrinkled brain” inside a piece of chicken.
KFC have apologised and, after having the photographs analysed, reckon the unsightly organ may in fact be a KIDNEY.
The 19-year-old took a photograph of the three-inch stomach-churning discovery on his mobile phone and complained to staff.
Apologetic bosses at the fast-food chain – known for its Finger Lickin’ Good slogan – have now offered him vouchers for even more KFC meals.
Ibrahim said: “I have a habit of picking the chicken off the bone with my fingers and as I pulled the second piece apart, I saw this horrible wrinkled foreign body.
“I threw it down onto my tray immediately. It looked like a brain. I suddenly felt grim and really sick.
“I couldn’t bring myself to pick the lump up so I went to the serving counter to complain.
“It was about 1pm and pretty hectic in the restaurant and as it was so busy none of the staff helped me.”
Ibrahim and friend Laura Canning, 19, had popped into the restaurant in Colchester, Essex, for lunch between classes.
The pair – studying for a degree in musical theatre at Colchester Institute – shared a 6.79 pounds Gladiator box meal.
After making the shock discovery, he left the takeaway repulsed and complained online, submitting a photo of the foreign body.
Mr Langoo added: “I didn’t want to pick it up as I couldn’t bear to look at it.
“I was grossed out by the fact that I could so easily have eaten it without realising.
“I just wanted to get out of KFC as quickly as I could. I still feel really sick and disgusted by it all now.
“KFC say they are sorry and are concerned to hear of my experience as they have ’rigorous standards’ but I’m still not impressed.
“I never want to eat KFC again – in Colchester or anywhere else. I’ll eat chicken at home, where I can see how it’s been prepared.”
Experts at KFC have examined the photograph and believe the “unsightly” organ was a chicken kidney.
A KFC spokesman admitted the finding was “unsightly”, adding: “We always try to ensure the highest standards in all of our restaurants.
“Although we haven’t received the product, it appears from a photograph that unfortunately on this occasion a kidney, and not a brain as claimed, was not removed in the preparation process.
“We’re very sorry about Mr Langoo’s experience and while there was no health risk, we agree it was unsightly.”
KFC refused to disclose the amount of vouchers that could be available.