2013 will go down in history as the year that people discovered horrifying and disgusting things on and in their food. From spiders on grapes to a severed snake head in a bag of frozen veggies and worms in a fast food salad, it was not a very appetizing year, to say the least. And so, it seems only fitting that 2013 ended on a revolting note for one New Yorker, who found more than plants and veggies in her salad.
As reported by Gothamist, an employee for the Wall Street Journal was horrified to discover a fairly large dead frog in her albacore tuna salad at a healthy New York eatery earlier this week, and the above photo was snapped and tweeted out by Kathryn Lurie, a fellow employee of the paper. "She was pretty shaken," Lurie wrote, when asked how her friend reacted to the disgusting sight.
Gothamist reached out to a rep for the eatery, who wrote back that a lack of pesticide use is to blame for the frog finding its way into the salad. "Our lettuce is sourced from farms that do not use any pesticides on its produce," writes the rep, "therefore organic matter does very rarely manage to pass through our production process."
I've heard of a Cobb Salad, but a Frog Salad... now that's a new one!