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Bought nectarines, apricots and tomatoes from Tesco on Thursday. By Saturday morning the tomatoes had soft, wrinkly patches on them and so did the apricots.

 

The nectarines were still bullet hard however, but so bitter they were inedible.

 

Never have this problem with Robinsons tomatoes, they stay firm for days and their bananas, unlike Tescos, stay good for a week!

 

Please, can someone enlighten me?

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I've noticed that tesco's grapes don't have the shelf life they used too either. I always check bags before I buy and have noticed that the last few times there have been rotten grapes in the bags.

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That's funny, I've had similar problems with Tesco/Robinsons product quality discrepancies. But in reverse.

Me too - and for years.

 

I only buy Robinsons stuff here now after major island earthquakes, floods, zombie attacks, or every other shop on the island has burned down.

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I find that Robinsons stuff goes off very quickly as well. Tesco is usually slightly better, but Marks and Spencers is the best for quality and freshness (it also seems to taste better too).

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Usually find Tesco is quite good, their flowers often last up to 2 weeks

Robinsons fruit+veg is very short life, we bought toms on the vine on tuesday and within 2 days one was unfit, others shops are not much better, if you go to do your weekend shopping in M&S on a friday the stuff is out of date by sunday dinner :( .

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Usually find Tesco is quite good, their flowers often last up to 2 weeks

Robinsons fruit+veg is very short life, we bought toms on the vine on tuesday and within 2 days one was unfit, others shops are not much better, if you go to do your weekend shopping in M&S on a friday the stuff is out of date by sunday dinner :( .

 

 

Tesco & Robinson's fruit and veg have no shelf life, very poor

I find that the co op has the best product

possibly because it is british produced whereas Robinsons is usually imported from Europe / Worldwide.

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I find that Robinsons stuff goes off very quickly as well. Tesco is usually slightly better, but Marks and Spencers is the best for quality and freshness (it also seems to taste better too).

Sounds like you work for M&S!

 

Will try the co-op next week or grow my own, which I say every year and then don't!

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...I find that the co op has the best product

possibly because it is british produced whereas Robinsons is usually imported from Europe / Worldwide.

I agree. The co-op has superior fruit and veg - not a massive selection though. But only Shoprite supply a good selection (not always reliably available however) of specialist micro salads, samphire and herbs etc.

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Tesco fruit is off by the time it reaches your bag! OK, obviously not that bad, but it really doesn't last very long and the apples never taste particularly fresh. Robinsons is better but still not up to scratch as far as i'm concerned.

 

+1 for Marks and Spencer fruit, it's always really fresh and actually lasts. It's not cheap though

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Bought nectarines, apricots and tomatoes from Tesco on Thursday. By Saturday morning the tomatoes had soft, wrinkly patches on them and so did the apricots.

 

The nectarines were still bullet hard however, but so bitter they were inedible.

 

Never have this problem with Robinsons tomatoes, they stay firm for days and their bananas, unlike Tescos, stay good for a week!

 

Please, can someone enlighten me?

So buy your fruit and veg in Robinsons ffs. If you are dissatisfied with anything from Tesco then return for a full refund and replacement but if you buy from other stores like Shopshite, Coop, Iceland etc then they will just replace and probably with an attitude. Your money , your choice, simples

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Tesco fruit is off by the time it reaches your bag! OK, obviously not that bad, but it really doesn't last very long and the apples never taste particularly fresh. Robinsons is better but still not up to scratch as far as i'm concerned.

 

+1 for Marks and Spencer fruit, it's always really fresh and actually lasts. It's not cheap though

 

Most apples you buy including M&S are 6 - 12 months old, not fresh.

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Tesco fruit is off by the time it reaches your bag! OK, obviously not that bad, but it really doesn't last very long and the apples never taste particularly fresh. Robinsons is better but still not up to scratch as far as i'm concerned.

 

+1 for Marks and Spencer fruit, it's always really fresh and actually lasts. It's not cheap though

 

Most apples you buy including M&S are 6 - 12 months old, not fresh.

matches this thread being over 12 months old laugh.png

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