A couple were aghast when the refreshing soft drink they poured themselves contained something far worse than bubbles.

Amanda Barr, who is from Eastbourne, bought a three-litre bottle of Coca-Cola from her local branch of Iceland. However, when her partner Steve poured her a glass, they both got a nasty surprise.

The couple found a giant spider floating in the drink

The couple found a giant spider floating in the drink

Amanda said: “Steve came back from the kitchen with two glasses and said to me that I probably wouldn’t want to drink it.”

The spider has yet to be identified, but Amanda said: “It doesn’t look like any British spider I’ve ever seen.” The couple is sure the spider came from inside the bottle, rather than being already in the glass.

Looks even worse close up!

Looks even worse close up!

A spokesman for the famous soft drink said: “We can understand the distress this incident must have caused. That’s why we have arranged to collect the bottle and spider from her so that we can investigate thoroughly this complaint.”

The couple do not think it is a British variety of spider

The couple do not think it is a British variety of spider