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To think trop50 is the worst substitution ever

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jdoe8 Thu 06-Apr-17 19:52:13

If i wanted half sugar orange juice with a dash of squash added I would make it myself. Ghastly stuff with added flavourings!

SandInYourToes Thu 06-Apr-17 21:06:20

YANBU. It is not delicious.

Cookies77 Thu 06-Apr-17 21:09:44

Glorified squash YANBU

MongerTruffle Thu 06-Apr-17 21:10:53

Which supermarket was it?

PickAChew Thu 06-Apr-17 21:12:51

Nope, colpermin capsules instead of germoloids is the worst substitution ever.

Followed closely by a washing up brush, instead of bread 😂

Lionking1981 Thu 06-Apr-17 21:15:41

Nope. I once ordered some tomato ketchup. They sent me a packet of cherry tomatoes. Even the delivery driver laughed at that one.

MongerTruffle Thu 06-Apr-17 21:18:32

Apparently, even if one word in the name is similar, the computer will choose that one as a substitution.

ILoveDolly Thu 06-Apr-17 21:30:12

I got Paxo Sage and Onion Stuffing instead of a pot of fresh sage

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Thu 06-Apr-17 21:38:30

I got lemon washing up liquid instead of fresh lemons!

jdoe8 Fri 07-Apr-17 14:59:00

At least you could use the paxo and washing up liquid!

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Fri 07-Apr-17 15:44:52

But it wasn't very nice in my G&T jdoe!

jdoe8 Fri 07-Apr-17 15:48:50

Nicer than trop50 ;)

SidseBabettKnudsen Fri 07-Apr-17 16:01:04

I got some beef and stilton sandwiches instead of tear-and-share bread!

saucyxjack Sun 09-Apr-17 04:35:36

Pack of always ultra ordered. Got a year's supply of tampons instead (literally the largest pack they sold).

daisychain01 Sun 09-Apr-17 05:22:58

This is why (for example) Ocado sales have gone down. People are fed up of supermarkets ripping customers off and treating them like idiots, knowing they just put any old crap in and it's too much hassle to get it changed.

ComradeHelveticaBlack Sun 09-Apr-17 07:50:15

I love Ocado, all my subs have been spot on and they have brilliant friendly drivers grin Sainsbury, Tesco and all the others have been dismal hmm

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 09-Apr-17 07:53:47

Trop50 is disgusting. I once got false teeth cleaner instead of Berocca. Was in hospital after having DD so DH just put it away grin.

ceeveebee Sun 09-Apr-17 08:09:53

I shop with Ocado every week and have not had a single substitution so far this year, when they do substitute it is always something very similar to the item I ordered

When I used to use Sainsbury's that was a different matter. Ordered gelatine for a cake, got a pack of jellytots!

daisychain01 Sun 09-Apr-17 08:33:23

That's why I put for example in brackets.

My point was that customers in general are getting disenchanted because substitutions are a cynical way for supermarkets to flog stuff people wouldn't dream of buying. Maybe poor old Ocado are 'taking the hit' because the bad supermarkets give online grocery shopping a bad reputation.

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