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Monday, February 27, 2023

Tesco sends mouse when ordered 'mousse' !!!

Snapdeal, Flipkart, Amazon – all have become household names as we tend to browse regularly, ending up making up more ‘Online’ purchases.  Sometime back telemarketing was very popular on TV channels – just as ‘giving missed calls’ to …. …. Is now !!   A mousse  ~ pronounced “muːs”  is a prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. It can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques.  A mousse may be sweet or savory.  Dessert mousses are typically made with whipped egg whites or whipped cream, and generally flavoured with chocolate or puréed fruit.

Recently read that a newsitem that there are over 87,000 different drink combinations at Starbucks, according to the retailer’s website… but you see hardly any of them on the menu. Sites such as and have collected dozens of DIY drinks -- from flu remedies to Harry Potter-inspired beverages.  Often people are bemused and spoilt by choice.   The first thing to know is that there are  many different sizes differently named by such sellers. 

Tesco PLC is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.  It has stores in 12 countries across Asia and Europe.  Tesco was founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen as a group of market stalls. The Tesco name first appeared in 1924, after Cohen purchased a shipment of tea from T. E. Stockwell and combined those initials with the first two letters of his surname.  Tesco is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

BBC states that Tesco has pulled Schweppes from its supermarket shelves after falling out with Coca-Cola over the price to charge consumers for its drinks.  Britain’s biggest retailer has pulled 25 lines of the soft drink from its shelves after clashing with Coca-Cola Enterprises, which produces Schweppes, the tonic water and ginger ale brand. Tesco is looking to renegotiate deals with suppliers and cut the price it pays for products. The company has told suppliers that falling commodity prices mean it should be able to offer lower prices to consumers. However, Tesco and Coca-Cola have clashed over price, with the retailer unwilling to meet the American company’s request to increase prices, according to industry magazine The Grocer.

Schweppes drinks are the most popular branded mixers in the UK. They are used with alcohol or fruit juice. Schweppes used to be owned by Cadbury, but Coca-Cola bought the brand in Britain in 1999. As well as tonic water, Schweppes produces ginger ale, orange juice, tomato juice, and grapefruit juice.

~ this is a post about what an Online shopper received telling ‘mousse’.   MailOnline reports that an online shopper got the fright of his life when a live mouse leapt out of his grocery bags and ran around his kitchen.  Nick Bain was unpacking his Tesco shopping at his home in Clacton, Essex, when he noticed something stirring in one of the bags.

The 41-year-old was shocked to then see a mouse dart out from one of the plastic bags and scurry across the floor. After he phoned Tesco to complain, the supermarket sent a team of pest control experts whose trap later caught the creature.  It is further reported that the Company has refunded and replaced the shopping and sent Mr Bain's wife a large bouquet of flowers to apologise as she is petrified of mice.

It was one of the first times Mr Bain and his wife, Hayley, 28, had used Tesco's online delivery service. The car salesman said: 'I was going through the bag and I didn't realise it was there but when I put my hand in I saw something move. 'I told my wife there was a mouse in the bag and she jumped off the floor. It was just so fast. It's the last thing you expect with a delivery.' Mr Bain managed to film the mouse on his mobile phone shortly after it emerged from the rubbish.

The couple were worried about their two Staffordshire bull terriers, Max and Bruno, eating the mouse in case it was diseased. The mouse was later caught in a trap after 'scratching for two nights solid'. The animal ran around the couple's kitchen and disappeared into a hole before being caught by pest control.  Mr Bain said the incident left him wondering what might have happened to other people's shopping which was also on the delivery van.

He added: 'It disgusted my wife and it makes you think if it was in the van, whose other bags had it been in and whose other food had it urinated on. 'To be fair to Tesco, they gave us some flowers and some treats for the dogs and sent Rentokil around, they've been pretty good.'

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

10th Mar 2015.

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