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After finding a meal that her ‘fussy’ child would finally eat, a parent took to social media to share a look at what was on her plate.

Lauren Denholm, a mum-of-two from West Lothian, saw a post on Snapchat, where a mum had made a mixture of packet macaroni cheese and Heinz tomato soup.

She showed the image to her four-year-old daughter, Wynter, who immediately pleaded with her mum to make it.

Pleased that her daughter had been excited about food for once, she hoped her post might help other struggling mums and dads.

But she was horrified that her photo instead sparked outrage and she was sent a barrage of abuse.

Hundreds shared the post and a number of disgusting comments were left under the photo, with trolls branding the dish “paedo food” and calling the mum “manky”.

One person said: “What sort of wrong yin type of creature would do that! Fg boggin.”

Another proclaimed: “Paedo food that.”

“Pedophile behaviour,” agreed someone else.

“Manky Wuman,” wrote a fourth.

A different user added: “Straight up nonce behaviour.”

A sixth went as far as to say the photo had ‘ruined their week’, commenting: “It is 10.21am on a Monday morning and my WEEK has been ruined. That is absolutely honkatonk. Sitting here ragin. Get this idea so far south away from me.”

Lauren was absolutely appalled by the comments.

She said: “I get it, some people don’t like certain food combinations. Fine. But the abuse I got was absolutely appalling. Why on earth are people so, so angry about it?

“They are accusing me of all sorts of bizarre behaviour but they are the ones making vile comments about a wee girl.

“The should get a grip.”

Not everyone hated the look of the macaroni soup dish though.

One thought it looked “class”, writing: “That looks class!!! What a game changer.”

A second posted: “Add grated cheese on top tastes even better.”

Others shared their own unusual food combinations, including: “Make it into a bake covered in crushed crisps and cheese then grilled.”