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Baby racks up £20 Deliveroo bill for one pack of onions


Baby Alice Mitchell-Johnson racked up a bill of £20 after she ordered a pack of onions on her father’s mobile phone.

The one-year-old was fiddling with the phone, as usual, when she managed to make a Deliveroo order for a pack of three onions from supermarket Morrisons.

The pack of three large, mild brown onions came to £1.50.

But there was an additional small order fee of £13.50, a delivery fee of £4.50 and a service fee of 49p which brought the total to £19.99.

Eye-watering price
Dad Jamie Mitchell, who tweeted about the incident, told The Sun: “When I took it (the phone) off Alice it said your phone has been disabled and I had to wait a minute before I could use it.

“When I looked at it again it said your Deliveroo order is on its way.

“When it arrived it turned out to be a pack of three onions - so better than a single one.”

Cry for attention?
Mr Mitchell, from Peckham, south London, admitted his daughter has called the emergency services in the past, when playing with his mobile.

So the 40-year-old was quite surprised to discover she had managed this time to shop instead.

“I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what she'd done”, he said, "But it turned out that we were out of onions - so maybe Alice knew - and I wasn't going to let the opportunity go to waste so I cooked us a curry with lots of nice crispy onions on top.”

The supermarket pack of onions cost baby Alice's dad £20 once delivery charges were included (Photo: Getty)

Out of onions
Mr Mitchell, who lost his job in marketing earlier this year, said the onion incident had provided a moment of levity for him and his midwife partner Kirsty Johnson.

It has garnered more than 159,000 likes on Twitter.

And a response from Deliveroo, which tweeted: “Hey Jamie, this is so sweet!

“We'd love to send you the rest of the ingredients for a meal and some deliveroo credit.”

The firm gave him a £50 credit voucher, leaving him three onions up and £30 better off, proving it pays not to know you are ordering onions.