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Person complains about ‘misleading’ Costa packaging after ‘nearly’ eating a vegan toastie, The Manc

Person complains about ‘misleading’ Costa packaging after ‘nearly’ eating a vegan toastie

A Costa customer has said that the coffee shop’s packaging is ‘misleading’ after accidentally picking up a vegan Christmas toastie.

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The person said that the chain was guilty of ‘bad labelling’.

The toastie in question was a plant-based version of a Christmas sandwich, made with ‘turkee’, cranberry, stuffing, spinach and ‘cheeze’.

But despite the packaging declaring itself as vegan three times, the customer said they felt they had been misled.

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Person complains about ‘misleading’ Costa packaging after ‘nearly’ eating a vegan toastie, The Manc
The unhappy Tweet about Costa’s vegan Christmas range. Credit: Twitter

Thousands of people have responded to the now-viral Tweet, with many people helpfully circling all the times the Costa sandwich is labelled as vegan.

The original Tweet read: “Nearly picked up a fake turkey and stuffing toastie in @CostaCoffee today.

“How misleading to call it a Turkee, cranberry and stuffing toastie! No thanks!

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“What on earth is turkee?? #costa #misleading #badlabelling”

In response, one person wrote: “Apparently if you write vegan 3 times on something, an angry carnist will appear and complain about it”

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Someone else said: “God. Imagine the horror of almost eating something not only edible, but also delicious. I really feel for you.”

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Another user sarcastically said: “Noooo, I almost mistook the TURKEE toastie that says Vegan 3 times on the packaging for dead bird. How they can false advertise like this. Shaking my head right now.”

A few people were grateful for the Tweet, with one saying: “The best part of this is that I didn’t know it was available, and now I’m going to eat one so thanks a lot.”

Costa’s vegan Christmas range also includes a plant-based Santa gingerbread, a mince pie, and a chocolate and salted caramel torte.

Featured image: Wikimedia Commons / Twitter

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