Birds Eye sends 2,000 chicken nuggets to boy with Asperger’s Syndrome

An eight year old boy who stopped eating after Birds Eye changed the recipe of its chicken nuggets has received 2,000 after the company heard about his plight.

William Stocker from Worcestershire has Asperger’s Syndrome and will eat only chicken nuggets, his parents told The Sun. Birds Eye recently changed its recipe to use wholegrain breadcrumbs, which prompted William to refuse to eat.

After an appeal by his parents on Facebook, Birds Eye delivered 40kg of nuggets made to the old recipe to the family’s home in Malvern.

“I’m pleased to have the nuggets back. I knew they had changed when I took them out of the bag and realised they are using wholegrain breadcrumbs,” his mother told The Sun.

“William eats them all year round, even for Christmas dinner. It’s so hard, we can’t take him to a restaurant, he won’t eat with us, he can’t even look at other foods.”

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