And finally from me this evening – you know that ’20 piece vegetable bag’ that I used as the starting point for my recipes this time last year? I refer to it through a lot of my early recipes, but sadly Sainsburys discontinued it in June this year.
There’s now a 1kg bag of carrots for around £1 instead, which isn’t really the same as a mix of carrots, onions, potatoes and parsnips.
Instead, I now buy 2 tins of carrots at 20p each, 2 tins of potatoes at 15p each, and 2 loose onions at around 11p each. Tinned veg has its merits, but damn I miss that veg bag.
So – imagine my delight when after a minor tantrum on my part on Twitter yesterday, Sainsburys said they would look into bringing it back:
Watch this space – the beloved veg bag may return! I’ll be racking my brains to see what we can do as a social media collective to put some pressure on – maybe I’ll draft a blanket email that people can cut and paste and send on so they get the message?
Jack Monroe. Follow me on Twitter @MsJackMonroe. Find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/agirlcalledjack
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