UK man shares eggs benedict 'monstrosity', sparks outrage

A UK man has shared a picture of what may be the worst breakfast we've ever seen, and there's been some stiff competition.

Thomas Hesketh ordered an eggs benedict when out for a weekend breakfast at the Wigan branch of Tesco, only to receive a dish he described as a "monstrosity".

Typically, an eggs benedict has an English muffin base, or perhaps potato hash or toast, and is topped with bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise. Something like this:

eggs benedict
Photo credit: Getty.

Instead, Hesketh received two eggs sitting on top of sliced deli ham, topped with two congealed dollops of hollandaise. It looked like this:

"Ordered eggs benedict in your Wigan cafe and received this monstrosity @Tesco," Hesketh's tweet read, racking up over 21,000 likes.

Hesketh told the Liverpool Echo he paid around £5 (NZ$9.50) for the meal. 

The supermarket chain soon responded to Thomas' tweet, asking whether he told the café staff in store.

"Hi there, I'm very sorry about this happening. Did you tell the café staff?" they asked.

"Yes, they said they could cook me up another one but it would be the same," Hesketh replied.

In a following tweet, Hesketh shared Tesco had sent him a £20 cafe voucher, but he told the Echo he would never been returning to the café again.

"I have never been there for food before, I was nipping in for a few bits before work and just realised they had a café… I will 100 percent not be going there again."

Reactions on Twitter have varied between amused and outraged.

"Looks like it needed a bra, not a knife and fork," pointed out one person.

"I am so confused, that is vanilla ice cream surely," wrote another.

"Phlegm on ham," one person succinctly put it.

Hesketh's breakfast has strong competition for worst breakfast we've seen, standing against last year's contender: an alleged 'eggs on toast' purchased at Luton Airport in Bedfordshire, England.

Commenters on Reddit said that dish seemed to be more "eggs near toast" than eggs on toast.