Mum charged £930 for 11p Asda banana in bizarre mix-up - supermarket apologises with cheeky pun

Bobbie Gordon just assumed it was a typo, until her credit card company got in touch.

Ordering your food online can make life a lot easier.

There's not queuing, you're not tempted by items you really don't need and there's no chance of getting stuck with a dodgy trolley with a mind of it own.

When Bobbie Gordon did her weekly shop at Asda online she added all the normal essentials to her basket - loo roll, cereal pasta and bakes beans.

She also ordered some fruit, but was shocked when she realised how much it ended up costing her.

We hope it was a REALLY yummy banana(Image: Getty)

Bobbie, who lives in Sherwood in Nottingham, just assumed Asda had made a typo when they emailed her to say the 11p piece of fruit would actually cost her £930.11.

But it was actually correct, and she was charged the ridiculous amount for the single piece of fruit, reports the Nottingham Post.

Thankfully her credit card company's fraud team prevented the payment from going through, and sent her a message saying her bill had reached in excess of £1,000.

She said: "I didn't think they would actually charge me until I got an automatic text from my card's fraud department querying the transaction.

She just assumed it was a mistake(Image: PA)

"I told my seven-year-old 'you must really enjoy this banana, you must cherish every mouthful'."

The supermarket has apologised and said the mistake was due to a computer error.

Bobbie said: "Asda rang and apologised over the phone. They just said it was a computer error and they were very sorry it didn't get picked up on their system."

An Asda spokeswoman said: "Whoops, looks like we've slipped up here. Whilst our bananas are excellent, even we agree that they are not worth that much and clearly there has been a glitch in our system.

"We would like to thank Ms Gordon for keeping her eyes peeled and flagging this error to us and we are investigating to ensure it doesn't happen again."

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