A woman in Phoenix says she received a little extra protein with her Starbucks coffee this week. Kim Dillon says she was sipping her venti sugar free latte when she suddenly felt something strange in her mouth, reports ABC 15. The customer quickly spit out the object to discover that a tiny lizard had been brewed with her coffee. "I was like, 'Oh my God.' I was almost going to swallow it," she says. Adding,"It was just so gross knowing it was in my mouth."
Following the incident, she and her husband put the slimy lizard in a bag and returned to the Starbucks located inside a Fry's Marketplace. Staff at the shop apologized and offered the couple gift cards, which they turned down. "Where are the legs? Where's the skin?" says Kim. "It just makes me sick." Starbucks also released a statement that it's "disturbed to learn about this" and plan on "looking into this immediately." The grocery store is checking with a pest control company, adding that this is an isolated event.
This isn't the first time off-menu ingredients have turned up in food. In July, McDonald's was accused of serving a child a deep-fried rag instead of a burger. The same week, a rubber gloved turned out to be the special filling in a woman's Krispy Kreme doughnut.