What should you do if you find an oddly-shaped chip in your snack? Hint: Don’t eat it!
A teenage girl from Queensland, Australia, is set to receive AU$20,000 (around NT$413,000) after finding a peculiar Doritos chip and auctioning it on eBay last week.
根據外媒報導，13歲的 Rylee Stuart (萊莉．史都華)在吃零嘴時，從手中的一包多力多滋發現了一片膨脹的洋芋片，形狀明顯一般餅乾大不相同。
According to foreign media reports, 13-year-old Rylee Stuart recently opened a package of Doritos and found an odd-shaped chip bloated across all three of its points.
Australian media 9news reported that instead of eating it, the teenage girl grabbed her phone and posted a TikTok video of the “puffy” Dorito, captioning: “I found a Puff Dorito! Is this valuable or should I just eat it? Tell me please.” The post quickly went viral.
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TikTok users encouraged her to put the Doritos chip up for sale on eBay. Thinking it was not a bad idea, she downloaded the eBay app and typed up a quick listing.
The chip had a starting price of AU$1.35 (around NTD$28). Yet, bidders soon drove it up and it eventually soared to a whopping AU$105,000 (around NTD$2,170,000).
Stuart told 9news: “I saw the eBay listing and I screamed.”
“Dad is saying that since he bought the packet, it’s his chip. But I ate the packet and found it, so I believe it is mine,” she added.
The listing was eventually pulled from eBay; however, Doritos Australia later decided to award her AU$20,000 after the story attracted so much attention, according to 9news.
The CEO of the snack brand Vandita Pandey responded: “It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for Rylee and her family and we’ve loved following her story.”
Pandey later added, “We’ve been so impressed with Rylee’s boldness and entrepreneurial spirit, so we wanted to make sure the Stuart family were rewarded for their creativity and love for Doritos,” the media outlet wrote.
Stuart’s story has caused several copycats to sell their own puffy Doritos online.