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Christmas is ruined, waitrose have substituted my Florentines with flapjacks!

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marne2 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:36:10

Ok, maybe christmas isn't ruined but I feel like crying, I rarely buy Florentines as they are so expensive ( fudges Florentines ) but as it is christmas I thought I would treat myself by doing my online shop at waitrose and buy myself some Florentines. My order has just arrived ( 2.5 hours late ) and they have substituted them for flapjacks sad, the flapjacks do taste great but they are not Florentines sad.

TantrumsAndBalloons Tue 23-Dec-14 20:39:11

I ordered cranberry sauce from asda

I got cranberry juice

Plus 11 other subs including 3 bags of potatoes( I ordered 1) 24 eggs (I ordered 15) Cajun seasoning instead of chicken seasoning, and a salted caramel cake instead of a red velvet cake.
Oh and the biggest jar of honey I have ever seen

marne2 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:42:08

I had 11 sub's, dh's sour cream Pringles were subbed for salt and vinegar ( he is upset ), a roulade was swapped for a cheese cake and my potatoes were subbed for 2 bigger bags ( so I have twice as many potatoes ).

Lilliput Tue 23-Dec-14 20:44:18

Get a bloody grip!!!

twentyten Tue 23-Dec-14 20:49:17


Iggly Tue 23-Dec-14 20:50:26

OK sorry but I laughed. It is a bit funny.

As for the cranberry sauce vs juice again I found it funny. Sorry.


marne2 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:51:26

This isn't a serious thread by the way grin though it's true about the Florentines and I am slightly sad I know there are people a lot worse off than me who won't be getting a piece of flapjack let alone a Florentine. I shall go out after Christmas and buy a box.

clary Tue 23-Dec-14 20:51:45

This is why I don't shop for groceries online!

Oh and the fact that Aldi don't do it...

TantrumsAndBalloons Tue 23-Dec-14 20:54:26

Oh it was funny.

We laughed.

We also got a walnut cake. Just randomly. I didn't order it. It wasn't a sub. It was just ...there grin

marne2 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:54:49

After reading all the threads on here tonight I was prepared for some substitutions, I was quite excited to see what goodies would arrive, I said to dh ' it will be fine, as long as I get potatoes, sprouts and Florentines ' grin, serves me right for getting so excited about them.

SanityClause Tue 23-Dec-14 20:55:10

I order Ocado twice a week, and rarely get substitution, but today had three.

Brie instead of Stilton (and there was already a different Brie in the order. Waitrose gherkins rather than those Swedish pickled cucumber slices, and Parmesan cheese, instead of Manchego cheese.

Luckily, all things we can do without. So, Christmas may not have to be cancelled.

MrsPepperMintonCandyCane Tue 23-Dec-14 20:55:46

That's just not've been looking forward to those Marne. Cancel Christmas!!!

thatstoast Tue 23-Dec-14 20:57:59

Tesco didn't send my sprouts. I love sprouts. Thankfully my mum has a big bag of them and is willing to share.

marne2 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:58:18

I guess I could save christmas by dragging myself out of bed early to go and hunt some down? grin

thatstoast Tue 23-Dec-14 21:00:18

No, don't go shopping. I considered that but it's hell out there! Might be easier if I didn't have to take a 10m old with me though.

Lilymaid Tue 23-Dec-14 21:00:47

Did you get a box of chocs as a present? My worst substitution from Waitrose this year was lo-cal Feverfew tonic instead of the real version - and the delivery arrived 10 minutes early.

SauvignonBlanche Tue 23-Dec-14 21:00:57

Mine was due tonight but has now been changed to tomorrow.
There's nothing I can't live without, I got some Florentines in Aldi.

PumpkinsMummy Tue 23-Dec-14 21:05:26

I don't know about christmas being ruined, but you win thread title of the day surely!

RattieBagTheOldHag Tue 23-Dec-14 21:08:50

Tsk tsk OP, you sound a bit of a rookie online shopper,

... you should have ticked the no substitutions box next to the Florentines and added a note for the picker that he better find some ruddy Florentines or else your xmas will be ruined and he will have to live with the guilt forevermore.

usefully Tue 23-Dec-14 21:09:42

What the fuck?

I'm fumming on your behalf angry

BlackbirdOnTheWire Tue 23-Dec-14 21:10:15

No substitutions in my Ocado order, and they arrived 6 mins early. <smug <fgrin> >

But you're right, OP, flapjacks are not the same as Florentines at all!

EndoplasmicReticulum Tue 23-Dec-14 21:10:18

ASDA substituted my large lump of gammon for a very small lump of beef.

Not terribly helpful. But they did bring the gin.

poppetina Tue 23-Dec-14 21:11:28

The only thing that was missing from my sainsbury's order was the smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis my mum had requested for breakfast. They had been replaced with prawn toast stars. Didn't think she'd fancy them at 10am so sent them back.

marne2 Tue 23-Dec-14 21:14:37

I havn't got Aldi near by so my chances of finding any are pretty slim sad. I bet no one has bought me any for Christmas, when people ask me what I want I always ask for ' Florentines', do they buy them for me? 'No' !

Last year I tried to make some and it was a disaster sad, I'm sure christmas will be fine without them ( tbh, I would rather go without the turkey ).

RosyfingeredDawn Tue 23-Dec-14 21:15:05

Not that it helps, but Waitrose delivered my Fudges Florentines��

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