First there was strawmurrays, a harmless renaming of strawberries as a gesture of support for Andy Murray during Wimbledon. Now, Tesco has made a controversial attempt to jump on the being twee with food names bandwagon by renaming its fresh and smoked salmon, Alex Salmond.
“We’re not trying to get attention nor take a side in the forthcoming independence referendum,” said spokesperson Zia Malhotra. “We’re simply having fun with food and inviting our customers to join in by giving us money. All your money. We wants it.”
The Alex Salmond fillets are part of a special politics range that also includes Boris burgers, Milibacon, Cameron and pineapple pizza, and Clegg sandwiches.
From tomorrow customers will be encouraged to vote for what product they’d like named after Iain Duncan Smith. Rumours that in anticipation of the result there’s already a warehouse full of toilet paper with his picture on it remain persistent yet unconfirmed.