Man finds pearl in fried scallop snack from Japanese convenience store
According to Japanese pop culture site RocketNews24, one shopper got more than he bargained for when he bought a packet of fried scallop snacks at a FamilyMart convenience store, only to find a pearl embedded within.
Twitter user Romy_canecry was enjoying his snack when he bit into something hard. What he thought was a foreign object turned out to be a white pearl.
He wrote in Japanese: "I thought, 'Oh man there's something weird in here, but it turned out to be a pearl. Thank you, FamilyMart!"
Apparently, the packaging does include a warning about finding pearls in the scallop snack, highlighted in blue ink no less.
The text explains that on rare occasions, pearls may develop in the shellfish, producing a small white orb, and cautions customers to be careful when consuming the product.
According to RocketNews24, more than a few others expressed hope that they too, could find a gem the next time they chomp down on the seafood snack, losing a tooth or two notwithstanding.