The Pringles in question do not actually contain pork and use flavouring to gain their taste
A LONDON Tesco store has come under fire on social media after customers noticed it was putting bacon-flavoured Pringles in a Ramadan promotional stand.
Eating or drinking in daylight hours during the Ramadan festival is uncommon and with Muslims waiting until after sunset to feast many retailers are trying to appeal to the hungry customers.
Eating pork is forbidden under Islamic tradition, prompting commentators to question Tesco’s decision to use Ramadan to sell its “smokey bacon” crisps at the Liverpool Street store in London.
The Pringles line in question do not actually contain pork and use flavouring to gain their taste, meaning they are suitable for Muslims as well as vegans and vegetarians. Nevertheless Tesco has accepted the move was ill-advised.
Raza Hassan, 25, who spotted the deal, described it as “hilarious” when speaking to Buzzfeed.
“They had other flavours as well, it just seemed someone had stacked them in to the Ramadan promotional one by mistake!” he said.
“It didn’t offend me at all – but the irony of it was hilarious.”
A Tesco spokesman commented: “We are proud to offer a wide range of meals and products to meet the needs of our customers during Ramadan. We recognise these Pringles weren’t in the most suitable place and our store colleagues have now moved them.”