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Woman finds unwelcome surprise in her ice cream

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KILGORE, TX (KLTV) – An East Texas woman says she wants Wal-Mart to investigate safety practices after she bit into a razor blade in a carton of Great Value ice cream.

The woman says it was a flavor of ice cream she's bought several times before, and she never thought anything like this could happen.

Stephanie Granger of Kilgore, was curling up to watch a movie on Saturday night, with a small carton of "Peanut Butter Stars" ice cream in hand. She'd had it before, but this time was different.

"I was taking a couple of bites, and the ice cream kind of had a funny taste to it," Stephanie explained.

She didn't stop eating, and a few bites later, she found what she thinks caused her ice cream to taste funny.

"I got to the bottom, and there's normally a chocolate layer here. I went to get a spoonful of it and I bit into it, and something sharp cut the inside of my lip," Stephanie said.

Stephanie says she thought it might have been tin foil, but the "something sharp" turned out to be a broken razor blade.

Stephanie says she's heard of people finding things in their food, but never thought it could happen to her. Still, she says it's no one's fault.

"I think it was just one of those random accidents that happen. When you make that much of a product, and that many products, you're bound to have a machine break," Stephanie stated.

Stephanie called Wal-Mart on Monday to tell them what she found. After the call, she told us that the response wasn't what she was hoping to hear, "I don't think ‘I'm sorry, I hope your day gets better,' is an appropriate response to, "I found a razor blade in my ice cream.'"

Stephanie tells KLTV that more than anything, she wants Wal-Mart to find out how this happened, and make sure it doesn't happen again, because it could have been a much younger person biting into the ice cream.

"As an adult, I know that that's a danger. But, a child's not going to understand that. They're just going to see it as a toy in their ice cream, like they get toys in their Happy Meals."

Wal-Mart spokesman Ashley Hardie told KLTV 7 Monday night that, "We take these matters very seriously, and are conducting a full investigation.

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