An Asda shopper was left unimpressed when he got home to find that the mince pies he’d bought were much smaller than the packaging they came in.
Liam Smith picked up a pack of four Baker's Selection mince pies as part of his contribution to a family get-together – only to find later that they were just a fraction of the size of their plastic packaging, reports the Manchester Evening News.
“Don't know why I still visit Asda,” Liam tweeted.
“Here thinking I was getting some deep filled mince pie. Not only poor quality but packaging waste of plastic.”
He later followed up with: “Boris Johnson hasn't ruined Christmas. This time it was Asda and their half a mince pie."
Liam told the Manchester Evening News that aside from the size of the mince pie, it was the “unnecessary” amount of plastic used that shocked him most.
"I was amazed how small they were and how poor they were," he said.
"The mince pie was one third the size of the packaging.
“As we're all trying to reduce our plastic usage this just seems unnecessary and a waste of plastic."
Liam had bought the mince pies from Asda’s Reddish store, in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
There was no response from Asda, but rival supermarket Sainsbury's replied to Liam's original tweet, offering to help put things right.
“It's amazing that Sainsbury's have been in touch. I've had no response from Asda at all," said Liam.
Among the responses to his ordeal on Twitter, one post read: “Perhaps he was looking at them from a long way away.”
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Another user said: “Those tiny ones make even better spies than normal ones. Mince spies…”
The Manchester Evening News reports that the incorrect packaging was used for the mince pies.
An Asda spokesman declined to comment.
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