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What's the strangest "substitute" item you've been offered on your home delivery?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
Mine was -

I ordered 12 tins of Whiskas cat food from Asda and it was substituted with 12 tins of Pedigree Chum (dog food)!!

What were they thinking?

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  • belfastgirl23belfastgirl23 Forumite
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    Apparently the computer makes the choice.

    I was offered plain flour instead of strong white bread flour - definitely no substitute! And spicy grated cheese instead of mozzarella!

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    I once had a pack of Cadbury Creme Egg's substituted with a box of bog standard hens eggs.
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  • apples1apples1 Forumite
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    I was given green loo roll instead of white from Tesco a few years back - the delivery driver was stunned when I said no thanks!!

    Thankfully Sainsbury's deliver here and now and they understand that loo roll MUST only ever be white!!
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  • I can beat them all - instead of bread I was sent a packet of brazil nuts - even the driver was confused.
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  • I once had mixed spice substituted with allspice.
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    Apparently the computer makes the choice.

    That explains a few things! lol

    I don't know about the other stores, but Waitrose have a no substitutions option which I always use when ordering with them.

    I can't really have substituted items, they're often not suitable. I don't eat pork or seafood in any form, and I try to avoid certain combinations of food types. And just to make things more complex I don't buy anything from Nestle either. After all this a huge selection of stuff is off the shopping list, so personally it's easier to just make do without an item.
  • I once had mixed spice substituted with allspice.

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    These substitutes are so funny lol. I've found Tesco to be most random with their substitutes. I like my microwave macaroni cheeses to take for work, and one week I ordered six. Unfortunately six microwave cauliflower cheeses turned up...not quite the same really.

    I do like OPs. 12 tis of dog food instead of cat food lol. I don't think my dog would be impressed of he ended up with cat food lol
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