Couple thought exploding baked beans were a bomb

Couple thought exploding baked beans were a bomb

Ben Leo

First published in News

A couple thought a bomb had gone off when a tin of baked beans exploded.

Argus reporter Ben Leo and his girlfriend Rhian Wade, both from Worthing, jolted out of bed at 3am on Saturday to what they thought was “a small bomb going off”.

However after a brief inspection, the pair could not find the source of the noise and went back to sleep.

But when Ben went to make lunch the following day, he discovered an exploded can of LIDL supermarket beans in his kitchen cupboard.

Ben, 24, said: “We had no idea what it was and at three in the morning we were very confused and tired. It sounded like a small bomb had gone off in the house somewhere.

“I came back in the house the next day and could smell what I thought was our neighbours cooking a curry.

“I went to make some lunch of my own and opened the cupboard to find the beans everywhere. The can had somehow expanded and blown its top. Instead of having beans on toast for lunch I had to clean them up.

“Rhian had only just bought them from the Worthing store and the tin was in date.”

A spokeswoman from LIDL said:“We have strict quality control processes in place with our suppliers and, as such, take these matters extremely seriously.

"We would ask that the packaging is returned to us so that we may begin all relevant investigations into this, along with our supplier.”

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7:33am Thu 3 Apr 14

kipper12 says...

oh please ......... is this really news ??? with stories like that , this argus reporter really does have a bright future in the business !!! what's next i wonder ? "dog barks and wakes neighbours ?".... "tap drips in middle of night and sounds like a tidal wave" ?
oh please ......... is this really news ??? with stories like that , this argus reporter really does have a bright future in the business !!! what's next i wonder ? "dog barks and wakes neighbours ?".... "tap drips in middle of night and sounds like a tidal wave" ? kipper12
  • Score: 20

7:46am Thu 3 Apr 14

paul6391 says...

kipper12 wrote:
oh please ......... is this really news ??? with stories like that , this argus reporter really does have a bright future in the business !!! what's next i wonder ? "dog barks and wakes neighbours ?".... "tap drips in middle of night and sounds like a tidal wave" ?
Kipper12

what a prat you are
[quote][p][bold]kipper12[/bold] wrote: oh please ......... is this really news ??? with stories like that , this argus reporter really does have a bright future in the business !!! what's next i wonder ? "dog barks and wakes neighbours ?".... "tap drips in middle of night and sounds like a tidal wave" ?[/p][/quote]Kipper12 what a prat you are paul6391
  • Score: -18

9:20am Thu 3 Apr 14

tykemison says...

I imagine this is better than"couple thought exploding bomb was can of unopened beans exploding"but, then again, what kind of person stores cans in their fridge? Strange.
I imagine this is better than"couple thought exploding bomb was can of unopened beans exploding"but, then again, what kind of person stores cans in their fridge? Strange. tykemison
  • Score: 2

9:43am Thu 3 Apr 14

scuba1 says...

tykemison wrote:
I imagine this is better than"couple thought exploding bomb was can of unopened beans exploding"but, then again, what kind of person stores cans in their fridge? Strange.
They were in a cupboard apparently :) !
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: I imagine this is better than"couple thought exploding bomb was can of unopened beans exploding"but, then again, what kind of person stores cans in their fridge? Strange.[/p][/quote]They were in a cupboard apparently :) ! scuba1
  • Score: 12

9:46am Thu 3 Apr 14

tykemison says...

scuba1 wrote:
tykemison wrote:
I imagine this is better than"couple thought exploding bomb was can of unopened beans exploding"but, then again, what kind of person stores cans in their fridge? Strange.
They were in a cupboard apparently :) !
ooops!!my bad,just looked like the inside of a fridge!
[quote][p][bold]scuba1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: I imagine this is better than"couple thought exploding bomb was can of unopened beans exploding"but, then again, what kind of person stores cans in their fridge? Strange.[/p][/quote]They were in a cupboard apparently :) ![/p][/quote]ooops!!my bad,just looked like the inside of a fridge! tykemison
  • Score: 2

9:54am Thu 3 Apr 14

Morpheus says...

At least the earth moves for some couples.
At least the earth moves for some couples. Morpheus
  • Score: 4

1:58pm Thu 3 Apr 14

kipper12 says...

paul6391 wrote:
kipper12 wrote:
oh please ......... is this really news ??? with stories like that , this argus reporter really does have a bright future in the business !!! what's next i wonder ? "dog barks and wakes neighbours ?".... "tap drips in middle of night and sounds like a tidal wave" ?
Kipper12

what a prat you are
only a joke you dick !!
[quote][p][bold]paul6391[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kipper12[/bold] wrote: oh please ......... is this really news ??? with stories like that , this argus reporter really does have a bright future in the business !!! what's next i wonder ? "dog barks and wakes neighbours ?".... "tap drips in middle of night and sounds like a tidal wave" ?[/p][/quote]Kipper12 what a prat you are[/p][/quote]only a joke you dick !! kipper12
  • Score: 2

4:18pm Thu 3 Apr 14

bluemonday says...

tomorrows headline-Worthing couple to sue aldi after bean bomb has left there life in ruins
tomorrows headline-Worthing couple to sue aldi after bean bomb has left there life in ruins bluemonday
  • Score: 2

12:18am Fri 4 Apr 14

downbythesea says...

Is this article for real?

And people wonder why The Argus circulation figures are at an all time low, with the highest percentage DROP (-25.8%) in circulation of ALL the regional dailies in the first half of last year!

Then you get articles like Argus reporter finds exploding beans in kitchen which goes some way to explain it.....

Watergate reporting it is not!

"Title Jun-13 % paid-for Change

Paisley Daily Express 7,567 100pc 9.9pc
Irish News 40,842 99.4pc -3pc
Guernsey Press & Star 14,448 92.2pc -3.8pc
Cambridge News 18,586 83.3pc -3.9pc
Press & Journal, Aberdeen 65,482 99.2pc -4.6pc
Birmingham Mail 40,280 86.6pc -4.7pc
Jersey Evening Post 17,076 97.9pc -4.7pc
Oxford Mail 16,569 100pc -5.6pc
Sunday Life 45,768 98.7pc -6.1pc
The Leader, Wrexham, 14,322 100pc -6.5pc
News Letter, Ulster 20,755 99.3pc -6.5pc
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 17,704 100pc -6.7pc
The Western Mail 23,723 94.6pc -6.7pc
Manchester Evening News 73,622 64.7pc -6.8pc
Dorset Echo 15,195 100pc -6.9pc
Dundee Courier & Advertiser 52,348 99.5pc -6.9pc
Burton Mail 10,785 99.5pc -7.1pc
Hull Daily Mail 38,309 100pc -7.1pc
Liverpool Echo 74,984 100pc -7.2pc
North Wales Daily Post 28,331 100pc -7.4pc
The Sentinel 41,898 100pc -7.6pc
Dundee Evening Telegraph 20,734 99.8pc -7.8pc
Swindon Advertiser 15,506 100pc -7.9pc
South Wales Argus 19,748 100pc -7.9pc
South Wales Echo 27,700 100pc -8.2pc
The Echo, Southend/Basildon 26,705 100pc -8.3pc
The Northern Echo 35,196 100pc -8.5pc
Carlisle News and Star West 3,933 100pc -8.6pc
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The Press, York 22,057 100pc -9.3pc
Express & Star 90,612 91.2pc -9.6pc
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The Journal, Newcastle 20,875 100pc -10.4pc
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The Post, Bristol 29,475 97.1pc -10.7pc
Teesside Evening Gazette 33,013 100pc -10.7pc
Coventry Telegraph 27,712 92.9pc -10.8pc
Aberdeen Evening Express 38,409 99.7pc -10.8pc
Eastern Daily Press 47,231 99.7pc -11.3pc
Bournemouth Daily Echo 22,007 100pc -11.4pc
Leicester Mercury 40,172 99pc -11.6pc
Nottingham Post 27,086 99.7pc -11.6pc
The Chronicle, Newcastle 43,308 100pc -12pc
Lancashire Telegraph 18,293 100pc -12.3pc
Wigan Evening Post 5,446 100pc -12.3pc
Wales on Sunday 23,416 100pc -12.4pc
Shields Gazette 12,004 100pc -12.5pc
The Bolton News 17,199 100pc -12.9pc
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Sunday Mercury 31,982 93pc -13.6pc
The Gazette, Blackpool 16,524 100pc -13.9pc
Oldham Evening Chronicle 11,045 100pc -14pc
Yorkshire Evening Post 28,946 100pc -14.4pc
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Sunderland Echo/Football Echo 24,994 100pc -14.9pc
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Lancashire Evening Post 17,212 100pc -15.5pc
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Norwich Evening News 12,947 100pc -17.8pc
The News, Portsmouth 30,570 100pc -17.9pc
Ipswich Star 15,084 68.7pc -18.2pc
Sunday Sun 37,588 100pc -19.4pc
East Anglian Daily Times 22,652 99.9pc -21.2pc
Doncaster Star 1,441 100pc -25.4pc
The Argus, Brighton 16,622 100pc -25.8pc "
Is this article for real? And people wonder why The Argus circulation figures are at an all time low, with the highest percentage DROP (-25.8%) in circulation of ALL the regional dailies in the first half of last year! Then you get articles like Argus reporter finds exploding beans in kitchen which goes some way to explain it..... Watergate reporting it is not! "Title Jun-13 % paid-for Change Paisley Daily Express 7,567 100pc 9.9pc Irish News 40,842 99.4pc -3pc Guernsey Press & Star 14,448 92.2pc -3.8pc Cambridge News 18,586 83.3pc -3.9pc Press & Journal, Aberdeen 65,482 99.2pc -4.6pc Birmingham Mail 40,280 86.6pc -4.7pc Jersey Evening Post 17,076 97.9pc -4.7pc Oxford Mail 16,569 100pc -5.6pc Sunday Life 45,768 98.7pc -6.1pc The Leader, Wrexham, 14,322 100pc -6.5pc News Letter, Ulster 20,755 99.3pc -6.5pc Huddersfield Daily Examiner 17,704 100pc -6.7pc The Western Mail 23,723 94.6pc -6.7pc Manchester Evening News 73,622 64.7pc -6.8pc Dorset Echo 15,195 100pc -6.9pc Dundee Courier & Advertiser 52,348 99.5pc -6.9pc Burton Mail 10,785 99.5pc -7.1pc Hull Daily Mail 38,309 100pc -7.1pc Liverpool Echo 74,984 100pc -7.2pc North Wales Daily Post 28,331 100pc -7.4pc The Sentinel 41,898 100pc -7.6pc Dundee Evening Telegraph 20,734 99.8pc -7.8pc Swindon Advertiser 15,506 100pc -7.9pc South Wales Argus 19,748 100pc -7.9pc South Wales Echo 27,700 100pc -8.2pc The Echo, Southend/Basildon 26,705 100pc -8.3pc The Northern Echo 35,196 100pc -8.5pc Carlisle News and Star West 3,933 100pc -8.6pc South Wales Evening Post 33,479 98.2pc -8.6pc Belfast Telegraph 49,228 77.2pc -8.6pc North West Evening Mail 11,739 100pc -8.9pc The Press, York 22,057 100pc -9.3pc Express & Star 90,612 91.2pc -9.6pc Yorkshire Post 34,175 96pc -9.7pc Carlisle News and Star East 10,162 100pc -9.8pc Southern Daily Echo 26,846 100pc -10.4pc Worcester News 11,922 100pc -10.4pc The Journal, Newcastle 20,875 100pc -10.4pc Bradford Telegraph & Argus 21,641 100pc -10.4pc The Post, Bristol 29,475 97.1pc -10.7pc Teesside Evening Gazette 33,013 100pc -10.7pc Coventry Telegraph 27,712 92.9pc -10.8pc Aberdeen Evening Express 38,409 99.7pc -10.8pc Eastern Daily Press 47,231 99.7pc -11.3pc Bournemouth Daily Echo 22,007 100pc -11.4pc Leicester Mercury 40,172 99pc -11.6pc Nottingham Post 27,086 99.7pc -11.6pc The Chronicle, Newcastle 43,308 100pc -12pc Lancashire Telegraph 18,293 100pc -12.3pc Wigan Evening Post 5,446 100pc -12.3pc Wales on Sunday 23,416 100pc -12.4pc Shields Gazette 12,004 100pc -12.5pc The Bolton News 17,199 100pc -12.9pc Shropshire Star 43,097 100pc -13.4pc Sunday Mercury 31,982 93pc -13.6pc The Gazette, Blackpool 16,524 100pc -13.9pc Oldham Evening Chronicle 11,045 100pc -14pc Yorkshire Evening Post 28,946 100pc -14.4pc Evening Times, Glasgiow 39,234 100pc -14.6pc Sunderland Echo/Football Echo 24,994 100pc -14.9pc Edinburgh Evening News 30,176 98.3pc -15.3pc Colchester Daily Gazette 12,889 100pc -15.5pc Lancashire Evening Post 17,212 100pc -15.5pc Hartlepool Mail 10,521 100pc -17.7pc Norwich Evening News 12,947 100pc -17.8pc The News, Portsmouth 30,570 100pc -17.9pc Ipswich Star 15,084 68.7pc -18.2pc Sunday Sun 37,588 100pc -19.4pc East Anglian Daily Times 22,652 99.9pc -21.2pc Doncaster Star 1,441 100pc -25.4pc The Argus, Brighton 16,622 100pc -25.8pc " downbythesea
  • Score: 3

8:48am Fri 4 Apr 14

LAWgull says...

I ate some baked beans from LIDL and heard explosions coming from my rear end !!!!
I ate some baked beans from LIDL and heard explosions coming from my rear end !!!! LAWgull
  • Score: 3

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