Shocking Discovery: Whole Unpeeled Potato Found in Olive Garden Soup!

Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana is a massively popular soup, with many people sharing copycat recipes online to replicate its taste on their own.

One TikToker discovered a surprising addition in her store-bought Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden – a whole, unpeeled potato at the bottom of the container, revealing the chain’s unconventional practice.

The viral TikTok, garnering over 696,000 views, showcases the unexpected find, prompting various speculations from commenters about why the potato was included in the soup.

Interestingly, it’s discovered that adding a potato to soak up excess salt in soup is a legitimate method, though in this case, it seems Olive Garden may have taken it to an extreme.

Commenters and the TikToker herself speculated about the reasons behind the potato inclusion, with some finding humor and others expressing disbelief at the oversight.

The bizarre discovery is not the first instance of unexpected items being found in store-bought soups or restaurant dishes.

Mely’s story certainly adds to the perplexing world of unexpected food discoveries and the unique reactions they evoke from the individuals who encounter them.

@melybaby_xo Not olive garden doing me like this lol wtf #olivegarden #olivegardenfail #Foodfail #zuppatoscana ♬ original sound – MelyBaby

As expected, the story has sparked a range of reactions and theories about Olive Garden’s culinary practices, adding to the frenzy surrounding this bizarre find.

*First Published: Nov 26, 2023, 2:00 pm CST

Jack Alban

Jack Alban is a freelance journalist for the Daily Dot covering trending human interest/social media stories and the reactions real people have to them. He always seeks to incorporate evidence-based studies, current events, and facts pertinent to these stories to create your not-so-average viral post.

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