According to the Irish Times and RTE news, Tesco are squeezing out Irish suppliers. Barry’s Tea will no longer be readily
available on the shelves. It will be replaced by Tetley and Typhoo. Excellent brands in their way, I am sure, but not for me.
We decided to explore other options for our shopping. At the weekend, Mr. Waffle went to Lidl. I now understand that their employment practices are suspect, so we will not be going back. Further, while Tesco may be cutting back on Irish products, apparently Lidl has none at all. Mr. Waffle said it was like shopping abroad. There was a whole range of alien products and he didn’t know the layout of the supermarket. This impression was enhanced by the fact that the weather was fine and everyone had shed all outer layers in favour of flip flops
and beach wear. Lidl is therefore out.
Other than Tesco and Lidl, we live a fairish way from a supermarket. Should I ignore my principles and starting drinking Typhoo tea? Is that like taking the soup?
I can send you some Barry’s tea from London.
Odd. There seem to be more and more Scottish products promoted in Tesco here. Is Irish national pride too touchy a subject for Tesco?