Couple finds super-sized Twiglet

CO 610315 Alex Sweeney and girlfriend Nancy Wingate found a 14cm twiglet. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150316-222723001
CO 610315 Alex Sweeney and girlfriend Nancy Wingate found a 14cm twiglet. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150316-222723001
  • Super-sized Twiglet measuring more than 14cm discovered
  • Alex believes it was eaten by mistake after it snapped in the bag
  • World’s longest Hula Hoop made national headlines after it sold for £712 on Ebay
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A Horley couple have ‘lost’ a super-sized Twiglet measuring at more than 14cm in length.

The Marmite-flavoured snack was around four times longer than the average length.

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Alex Sweeney and his fiancée Nancy Wingate, of Bridge Court, Horley, found the big nibble on Wednesday (March 11).

He said: “I just couldn’t believe the size of it.

“I was just shocked.

“I said ‘Quick! Let’s get a photo and send it to the newspapers!’”

“I just couldn’t believe the size of it. I was just shocked. I said ‘Quick! Let’s get a photo and send it to the newspapers!’”

Alex Sweeney

Alex, 32, who works in Redhill, found newspaper articles of other over-sized Twiglets which were shorter than his.

He thought it could be the longest one ever found.

He said: “There was some girl with one about the same size.

“It was probably just under ours.”

The couple sent a photo of the anomaly next to a ruler to the Crawley Observer.

He told Nancy, 39, a nursery nurse at East Surrey Hospital, not to eat or throw it away and she put the snack back in its bag.

He said: “The next day I couldn’t find it anywhere.

“She said she didn’t eat it.”

Alex believed it was eaten by mistake after it snapped in the bag.

He said their monster had gone to ‘Twiglet heaven’.

He added: “They’re my girlfriend’s favourite snack.

“She has Marmite everyday.

“It would have been nice to get our faces in the paper.”

Alex considered submitting the photo to the Guinness Book of World Records but added: “I could do but they probably want to see it whole.”

The world’s longest Hula Hoop - 3in long crisp - made national headlines after it sold for £712 on Ebay last October.

Alex said he was gutted not to have sold their late Twiglet.

Twiglets are wheat-based snacks that first hit the shelves in 1929.