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Peperami has responded to the little lad who attempted to order 990 of the meaty treats using the Tesco home delivery service on his mum's phone.
The four-year-old decided to make sure the family had enough snacks to keep them going during the lockdown by putting together the shopping cart of dreams, including 594 Bakewell Tarts, 594 Fab ice lollies, 990 Peperami Minis, 36 packs of Mini Cheddars and a couple of cans of deodorant for good measure.
The clever kid even managed to book a delivery slot but was thwarted at the last minute by his dad Gareth Davies, who had to break the bad news that the family didn't have £451.27 to spend on treats. Gutting.
My 4-year-old nearly caused national food shortage this morning. Got hold of mum's phone while she slept and ordered 990 mini Peperamis, and a combined 1,200 bakewell tarts and Fab ice lollies from Tesco. Total order £451.27. Even booked a delivery slot pic.twitter.com/FKKUM4jyGU
- Gareth Davies (@Gareth_Davies09) April 23, 2020
Now Peparmi has shared an open letter to the little fella, calling him a 'legend' and offering to send him some freebies to take the sting out of his dad stopping his order.
The letter reads: "To the Mini-Meathead who tried to order 990 Peperamis (!!).
"Let me just say, you've got great taste!!
"Peperami, bacon, sausages... And you've even smashed in some bananas and strawberries, too! Fruit isn't really my cup of tea, but that's what I call a balanced died! Well done lad!"
The letter goes on: "I really appreciate how much of a loyal meathead you are (well done Gareth, you've raised a proper legend) but you need to leave some Peperami for the rest of us mate! How are the rest of the UK supposed to get their meaty treats?
What a legend! Here's my open letter to the mini meathead pic.twitter.com/UbV6ePWdYT
- Peperami Animal (@Peperami) April 24, 2020
"Now, I know it's not quite the 990 (as a meat stick I'm not made of money, just 100% pork) but I'm sending you a big care package of Peperami, so you and the rest of your family don't have to worry about running out and trying to empty your local Tesco again!"
So, despite not getting his original order, it looks as though the youngster will still be getting his hands on some tasty Peperamis. Well played, kid, well played.
Like many commenters on the original post, Peperami was also pretty bloody impressed that the boy was able to secure a delivery slot - calling him a 'wizard'.
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