Auckland publicist Lisa Cruse quite literally bit off
more than she could chew on Saturday afternoon, when she
discovered a chunk of glass embedded in a chocolate bar.
Ms Cruse, who was in Queenstown working with 20th Century Fox
to stage the New Zealand premiere of Ice Age 4:
Continental Drift on Saturday night, said the Kit Kat
Chunky bar was part of a snack selection supplied to her room
at The Millennium.
Ms Cruse claimed that as she took her first bite of the bar
and began chewing she thought there was a "bug in it" because
it was crunchy.
"Unfortunately, I swallowed some," she said.
"It was also like biting down on to an olive stone as I felt
my tooth grind.
"I was absolutely aghast as a large piece of glass fell into
Ms Cruse was "sick with horror" when she realised what had
happened and quickly rinsed her mouth.
She noticed blood and claimed to have found a cut of about
1cm in her gum.
After she notified the hotel duty manager, a nurse called Ms
Cruse and told her it was unlikely an X-ray would pick up the
glass fragment, but there was a risk of internal bleeding.
Ms Cruse said she tried to call Nestle, the manufacturer of
the chocolate bar, but its call centre was not staffed over
Instead, she took a photograph of the glass and posted it on
the company's social networking site - "and put a comment on
"It was taken down straight away," she claimed.
Nestle New Zealand media spokesman Maurice Gunnell said last
night he was not aware of the complaint, but it was something
the company would investigate "thoroughly".
"We take any incident of this nature very seriously," Mr