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Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma

Post by sinikala » Wed May 31, 2017 5:09 pm

No idea if anyone will read this ... all the bored regulars from a few years ago seem to have gone the way of the Oozlum bird.

After the demise of the Marks & Spencer Deli Section in selected Sokos department stores earlier this year, I was wondering where I'd get my emergency teabags and biccies.
Fear not, the S- chain has now started to stock some Tesco products...

http://www.hs.fi/talous/art-2000005230956.html

"Valikoimat kasvavat noin 200 tuotteella. Hanke brittituotteiden tuomiseksi S-kauppojen hyllyille aloitettiin ennen kuin britit päättivät erota EU:sta."

"TESCO ON MAAILMAN viidenneksi suurin vähittäiskaupan yritys. S-kauppoihin myyntiin tulevat tuotteet ovat muun muassa Tescon Finest- ja Free from -sarjoista.
Finest on Tescon oma merkki, jonka tuotteet edustavat Alarodun mukaan sen ”parasta laatua”. S-kauppoihin tulevat tuotteet ovat muun muassa teetä, hilloja, ateriakastikkeita, mehuja, myslejä, keksejä ja pakasteita."

Seem to be mainly from Tesco finest* range https://www.tesco.com/groceries/zones/d ... estzone_MM

In Pori S-market on Isolinnankatu I bagged lime curd, raspberry jam, shortbread fingers, cheese & bunion crisps. All were very reasonably priced & welcome additions.
They had English breakfast tea, but I have a cupboard-full at the moment and S&V crisps - next time.

There were a couple of jars of cook-in sauces, but I never buy them... didn't see the chutney, and some curry powders / spice mixes would also be a handy.

The cheeses were less impressive, teeny tiny 150g blocks of Red Leicester and smoked cheddar. In the UK that would surely be a 250g block and half the price. At €23/kg they are taking the piss, when the other cheddar they sell is €18/kg and in Lidl cheddar (& red Leicester when available) is closer to €10/kg.

Fresh orange juice was puzzling - when there are at least 10 other brands available and it must cost a bomb to transport something with such a low €/kg all the way across Europe.

More as it happens...


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Re: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma

Post by Oombongo » Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 pm

sinikala wrote:In the UK that would surely be a 250g block and half the price. At €23/kg they are taking the piss, when the other cheddar they sell is €18/kg and in Lidl cheddar (& red Leicester when available) is closer to €10/kg.
Those sellers probably look like these:
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What kind of an idjit would be willing to pay that price? :roll:
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Post by sinikala » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:24 pm

Nobody it seems, the cheese section looked untouched today.

Salt and vinegar crisps on the other hand were all gone and there was a single lonely looking bag of the steak flavoured crisps left. Flapjack cookies were similalrly wiped out.

The shortbread is rather good.
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Post by Rosamunda » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:33 pm

Here's the full list of Tesco products now available in Finland https://www.foodie.fi/products/collecti ... ri-_-tesco

Quite a nice selection of gluten-free and milk-free products (gluten-free fish fingers, milk-free ice cream, gluten- & milk-free tikka masala sauce). But probably not things I would normally buy now that my allergy-ridden offspring has flown the nest. But good to see a better selection and not so expensive either.


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Post by Karhunkoski » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:05 am

sinikala wrote: Seem to be mainly from Tesco finest* range
Then they've failed in their market analysis. Looking at the shoit most Finns buy (Rainbow et al), they would have been better off shipping in their Value range.
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Post by sinikala » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:22 am

Karhunkoski wrote:
sinikala wrote: Seem to be mainly from Tesco finest* range
Then they've failed in their market analysis. Looking at the shoit most Finns buy (Rainbow et al), they would have been better off shipping in their Value range.
:lol: How very dare you?!

Took the pecan and toffee roulade to some friends today, went down well.
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Post by sinikala » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:49 am

Rosamunda wrote:Here's the full list of Tesco products now available in Finland https://www.foodie.fi/products/collecti ... ri-_-tesco

Quite a nice selection of gluten-free and milk-free products (gluten-free fish fingers, milk-free ice cream, gluten- & milk-free tikka masala sauce). But probably not things I would normally buy now that my allergy-ridden offspring has flown the nest. But good to see a better selection and not so expensive either.
That link wouldn't work for me... maybe this works better
https://www.foodie.fi/products/search/tesco
Yep there's a lot of special diet stuff we wouldn"t buy either, but peppered with enough rregular products to keep us interested ...
if they ever introduce these I will be over the moon

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Post by irnbru » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:14 pm

sinikala wrote:Red Leicester
Damn that would make me happy. Not seen any yet though.


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Post by irnbru » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:15 pm

sinikala wrote:if they ever introduce these I will be over the moon

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Almost Kellogs crunchy nut. Never seen in Finland yet. I always buy a couple of packets from the UK.


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Post by sinikala » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:59 am

irnbru wrote:
sinikala wrote:if they ever introduce these I will be over the moon

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Almost Kellogs crunchy nut. Never seen in Finland yet. I always buy a couple of packets from the UK.
Yeah, meet your mate.

Can't understand why Kellog's CNCF aren't sold in Finland.. probably too many chemicals, damn you Brussels and your straight bananas etc. etc.
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Post by sinikala » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:40 pm

Sent S-Market some feedback / a few suggestions of other things available in Tesco that S-Market might consider stocking.
Maybe others could also suggest products...

https://asiakaspalaute.s-kanava.fi/pala ... terface=:9::::

Here's my wishlist

Tesco Turkish delight thins
https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product ... =260508895

Tyypilliset Brittilaiset kovat karkit
https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product ... rch=Search

Crunchy nut cornflakes
https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product ... rch=Search
ja Tescon versio
https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product ... =254852345

Kasvis Oxo
https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product ... rch=Search

Tesco finest valkosuklaa ja honeycomb cookies
https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product ... =285498319

Tescon curry jauheet
https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product ... rch=Search
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Post by Rosamunda » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:16 pm

The only things I am really interested in are perishables so unlikely to be distributed in Finland. Eg: a Melton Mowbray pp, authentic extra-mature West Country Farmhouse Cheddar, Cox's Orange Pippins, Bramleys, Cumberland sausages, blackberries, crumpets... :ohno:


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