It plays out like a sketch from Little Britain’s farcical weight loss group ‘Fatfighters’.
Health conscious mum Helen Abbott had been buying multibags of Waitrose ‘calorie control’ crisps but felt increasingly short-changed by the quantity inside.
So the next time she picked up a bag that felt particularly light, she asked her 21-year-old son Sam to open it on camera for evidence.
Barber Sam gave the bag a good shake before opening the seal and tipping it upside down – and just ONE measly crisp fell out.
Sam’s Dad Martyn, 47, who owns the family hairdressing business, said: “It was beyond a joke really.
“We did it because it’s funny, but we honestly didn’t think there would just be one crisp inside.
“You all know when you get crisps each time there’s four or five and you think it’s getting worse and worse – but this was another level.
“We didn’t expect it to go viral though, we can’t believe it.
“Someone from Waitrose has commented, but we haven’t heard from the store yet.”
Helen, a housewife, posted on Facebook “Think Waitrose are getting a bit tight.”
She said: “We never expected there to be only one crisp inside,and we never expected it to go viral, but we thought it was absolutely hilarious.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to us before but It hasn’t put me off buying the product again.
Waitrose said: “We’re just as baffled as to why there was only a lonely crisp in the bag.
“We’re sorry for the disappointment and will be looking into what happened to the crisp’s friends to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
“We’d welcome the customer getting in touch so we can make things right.”