Home-prepared food, or snacks bought outside airports, seem tremendously good value when compared to possibly the meanest airport bacon-and-egg roll in the world.
A traveller passing through Edinburgh Airport paid GBP 3.20 (AUD 6.65) for a bacon and egg roll at an outlet of EAT, a popular British café chain.
The traveller posted a photo on Reddit of the stingy, disappointing foodstuff he received.
As the picture shows, it’s pretty much all bread. The egg is minuscule – it appears to be about the size of an Australian 10-cent or 20-cent piece – and the smidgen of bacon is tiny as well. There’s nothing else, not even any sauce.
EAT’s motto is “Food worth sharing.”
Faced with such damning evidence in photographic form, the airport issued an apology.
“We work closely with all of our food and beverage providers to ensure we offer customers the best choice of refreshments and service,” an Edinburgh Airport spokesman told The Scotsman.
“Sadly on this occasion we fell below the mark and offer our apologies to this customer. Clearly this is not the service we should be providing and we will be addressing this complaint with EAT.”
Written by Peter Needham