Tesco sent someone a jar of ‘Jimmy Savile Marmalade’


Tesco sent someone a jar of

Not great (Picture: Twitter/Kate Shepherd)

A woman was surprised to receive a jar of ‘Jimmy Savile Orange Marmalade’ with her home delivery.

Kate Shepherd, a bar owner from County Durham, tweeted a photo of the jar – which had been altered with black marker pen.

Instead of Seville Orange Marmalade, the preserve was now named after one of the most prolific sex abusers in this country’s history.

Kate had ordered the marmalade from Tesco Extra in Durham.

Tweeting a photo of the jar, she added that ‘Tesco staff must have a lot of time on their hands!’

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And she then told ITV that she had taken it ‘with a pinch of salt’, but that ‘it could have caused great offence’ if someone else had received it.

In response, a Tesco spokesperson said: ‘This is clearly unacceptable and we are investigating how this could have happened.

‘We have apologised to Ms Shepherd, and offered her a full refund and a voucher off her next shop with Tesco.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Kate Shepherd for further comment.