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Tesco's anger vegans by selling fruit that isn't actually vegan

Tesco’s anger vegans by selling fruit that isn’t actually vegan

"You’re still paying for animals to be killed"

TESCO is selling FRUIT that isn’t suitable for vegans – sparking fury.

Not a single clementine or easypeeler product is classed as suitable for plant-based diet.

Some other citrus fruits including oranges, lemons and limes are also affected.

The snacks are coated with beeswax in order for them to stay fresher for longer, which is common practice. 

 

However, not all of their oranges, limes and lemons are off the menu – and the one variety of grapefruit the store sells is fine to consume if you follow an animal-free diet. 

On the products containing beeswax, a message on Tesco’s website states: “Not suitable for vegans.

“Post Harvest Treatments & wax by Country of Origin.”

Furious vegans blasted the supermarket online.

One – called Amy – said: “It’s not something I have ever thought about. I assumed fruit was always vegan.”

Charmaine fumed: “Supermarkets were alerted about the wax eight years ago. 

“Most have taken action. Clearly Tesco has let its standards slide.”

 

Eva said: “You’re still paying for animals to be killed.”

Sunny raged: “I had to contact Tropicana to double check they didn’t use oranges that had shellac.

“It is vegan luckily, otherwise I would have stopped buying it and contacted another company.

“It’s exhausting sending so many emails every day for things like this but I’m trying to not exploit animals and remember my privilege that I can even afford vegan food.”

But others said the whining lot should calm down. 

Rachel pointed out: “By waxing them they stay good for longer and reduce food waste.”

Danny jibed: “Just don’t eat the peel then.”

Jemma added: “I can’t get worked up about this to be honest. 

“It is impossible to be cruelty free – I’ll still buy them.”

Beth admitted: “I just do my best. I don’t have the time or money sadly to get enraged and bothered about every detail.”

It is understood that Tesco is looking into an alternative, vegan wax for the fruits.

 

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