Wonky Veg

Is it just me or is this new craze for wonky veg just an excuse for supermarkets to pay less to the suppliers?

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  • B_M
    B_M Posts: 714 Forumite
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    The wonky veg is sold cheaper, so I'd imagine the suppliers are receiving less.

    But, the suppliers can't be receiving much for veg anyway, not the staple stuff anyway as veg is relatively cheap.
    The supermarkets will be screwing most, if not all suppliers on everything they can.

    Wonky veg is a bit of a gimmick, but I've bought some onions. Fine, only smaller and the same for cooking. In fact I've also bought carrots for soup-making.
    Wonky veg with a yellow sticker is an even bigger saving!

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  • sarah1972
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    rburren wrote: »
    Is it just me or is this new craze for wonky veg just an excuse for supermarkets to pay less to the suppliers?

    Wonky veg wasn't bought by the supermarkets as they thought people wouldn't buy it because it wasn't perfect but after Jamie Oliver did the program about it the supermarkets started to buy them so actually the suppliers are getting more money which is great.
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  • robin58
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    Wonky Veg was just the normal veg when I was a kid.

    It's just supermarkets upped the visual quality so they could charge more.

    The great British public just walked into that and lapped it up, the mugs that we are.
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  • sarah1972
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    robin58 wrote: »
    Wonky Veg was just the normal veg when I was a kid.

    It's just supermarkets upped the visual quality so they could charge more.

    The great British public just walked into that and lapped it up, the mugs that we are.

    I agree and they seem to last longer so goodness knows what they put on them nowadays, carrots used to last a couple of days and now they last weeks in the fridge if bought from a supermarket and not a greengrocers.
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  • Teahfc
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    edited 16 February 2018 at 11:32PM
    Wonky veg historically was packed and sent to wholesale markets to be sold to street traders and alike, some was sent for processing to be used in stir frys and soups, the frozen industry would be a user for mixed casserole packs and mixed veg packs, the balance would be either stock feed or sent for fertiliser. The volume the supermarkets are taking is a pittance to what is actually produced. Its a fashion gesture to say look we are trying. I am more concerned about the packaging used for the class 1 product, that is more of a issue.
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  • Winifred
    Winifred Posts: 139 Forumite
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    Morrisons wonky grapes are very good value.
  • morrisons even do wonky avacados-bargain
    Nice to save.
  • sarah1972 wrote: »
    Wonky veg wasn't bought by the supermarkets as they thought people wouldn't buy it because it wasn't perfect but after Jamie Oliver did the program about it the supermarkets started to buy them so actually the suppliers are getting more money which is great.


    wasn't it hugh FW? I ask cos I think I saw the programme and as I loathe jo I don't think i'd've watched it
  • purpleybat wrote: »
    wasn't it hugh FW? I ask cos I think I saw the programme and as I loathe jo I don't think i'd've watched it
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Channel 4 War on Waste was the first I think.
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