In the shops now!: <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Frozen</span> raspberry ripple mousse! Yum!
Today we have a Tesco yellow label of a different kind. This isn't a jalopy of a special offer or some mystifying new product line. Instead it's perhaps the most outrageous lapse of intelligence ever displayed by a supermarket shelf-stacker, an oxymoron which in itself requires the record books be rewritten.
This is the Reduced To Clear shelf at my local Tesco. And there in the middle of it, where they've seemingly been for longer than a day, is a packet of Tesco Value Frozen Raspberry Ripple Mousse:
Their reason for their appearance on the Reduced To Clear shelf was that they'd been compacted together; all of the frozen mousse was outside the container, rather than in it. However, the trouble with these shelves is that they're nowhere near the freezer aisle. In fact the Reduced To Clear shelves are entirely unrefrigerated, and about as chilled as a camel's crotch.
As well as melting inside the bag, that delicious value mousse had dribbled all over the shelf, meaning the other items enjoyed their moussy drool. Given that I was in early and they'd already melted through, they'd obviously been there a while. Congratulations Tesco, Bitterwallet salutes you and your dazzling food hygiene standards.