Tesco sent someone a jar of ‘Jimmy Savile Marmalade’ instead of regular marmalade

Tesco have apologised and offered vouchers to a customer, after they sent her a jar of "Jimmy Saville orange marmalade" instead of regular marmalade.

Kate Shepherd, who owns a bar in County Durham, was surprised when she didn't quite get the jar of marmalade she expected.

She tweeted a picture of the Jimmy Saville flavoured marmalade, with the caption:

"So I had my @tesco shopping delivered and someone has written on my marmalade… @tesco staff must have a lot of time on their hands.”

It's unclear whether this was done by a Tesco worker or someone in the factory who now hates marmalade so much that they wanted to make those feelings clear on the matter.

Kate was quite forgiving of the situation, telling ITV she had taken it "with a pinch of salt" (a terrible way to enjoy marmalade). However she thought that if someone else had been sent the jar, it "could have caused great offence". E.g. Paddington Bear


In order to apologise for sending Kate a jar of marmalade with the name of Britain's most prolific sex-offender scrawled on the side, Tesco have offered her a voucher off her next shop.

A Tesco spokesperson said:

"This is clearly unacceptable and we are investigating how this could have happened."

"We have apologised to Ms Shepherd, and offered her a full refund and a voucher off her next shop with Tesco."

Kate ordered the marmalade from Tesco Extra in Durham.

She might want to avoid the following foods in future:

  • John Fred West tuna
  • John Rose West tuna
  • Yorkshire Ripper Puddings
  • Dr Shepherd's Pie