Saturday, 26 March 2016

Tesco Accused of Using Fictional Sounding Farm Names

From the Telegraph

Tesco has drawn criticism for using fictional British-sounding farm names on labelling for a range of meat and fresh produce, some of which is imported.

The made-up names are Woodside, Willow and Boswell farms on labelling for pork, chicken and beef, as well as Nightingale and Redmere on salad and vegetable items, Rosedene on berries, apples and pears and Suntrail Farms on a range of imported fruit.

I'm appalled. As are my friends, Aunt Bessie and the Jolly Green Giant.


Curmudgeon said...

Not to mention Uncle Ben.

The Stigler said...


Uncle Ben isn't real.

I asked the man on the Quaker Oats packets what he thought, and he said he wanted to kick the shit out of Tescos, but due to his pacifist beliefs, would not do so.

JuliaM said...

Marks & Spencer has been doing this for years! There's no 'Lochmuir' no matter what it says on your smoked salmon..

The Stigler said...


It's a lovely place, especially the village of Lymeswold that nestles on its shores. I'll send you some photos from my trip up there with Dr Pepper.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Chikey. I always assumed that Woodside, Willow or Boswell were just trademarks the same as Uncle Ben, Dr Pepper etc i.e. entirely fictitious.

I was quite surprised to find our that Cath Kidson is actually her real name and she does designs.

A K Haart said...

Mr Kipling's cakes are rubbish and it's about time somebody took him to one side and told him. Eccles makes better cakes than Mr Kipling, although his range is a little restricted.

James Higham said...

Agree about the Eccles ... and it's real.

Physiocrat said...

Lidl has some funny names for its own-brands. But Woodside Park is at the far end of the Northern Line, two before High Barnet.

I expect the others are place names somewhere, too. How much to the houses cost? We should be told.