EXCLUSIVE: Mosquitos are found embedded into mushrooms bought at hugely popular supermarket on Spain’s Costa del Sol

MOSQUITOES have been found embedded in mushrooms bought at a very popular Costa del Sol supermarket. 

The insects were found inside a packet of oyster mushrooms purchased in Estepona’s Avenida Juan Carlos store. 

A British expat reported the issue to the Olive Press after making the shocking discovery while cooking dinner on Monday, April 29. 

They had purchased the mushrooms four days earlier on Thursday, April 25. 

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The markings clearly show the bug is a mosquito.
Photo: Cordon Press and Olive Press

When they came to cook them, they noticed what they first thought was mud on the surface. 

However, upon closer inspection they realised the black marks were in fact mosquitoes. 

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They found at least five mosquitoes in the mushrooms. COPYRIGHT OLIVE PRESS SPAIN

To their horror, the bugs embedded throughout the packet, amounting to at least five or six of the critters. 

They first thought the bugs were mud typically found on mushrooms, but soon made a horrifying realisation. COPYRIGHT OLIVE PRESS SPAIN

Disgusted, the expat hastily removed the mushrooms from their dish, snapping a few photos to report to the budget supermarket chain. 

The mushrooms, from Aldi, came from Spain.

The mushrooms came from Spain and were described as ‘medium’ quality. 

Aldi has been contacted for comment but the Olive Press has received no reply.

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