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'Prankster' Claims He Swaps Packaging Sleeves On Meat And Veggie Lasagne For Fun

'Prankster' Claims He Swaps Packaging Sleeves On Meat And Veggie Lasagne For Fun

An online 'prankster' has caused outrage after claimed that he swaps around the sleeves on ready meals so that vegetarians accidentally buy lasagne that contains meat.

First off, the reason we've employed the quotation marks around 'prankster' up there is because it's dangerously close to implying that this is funny.

However, this whole charade is pretty horrendous when you actually think about it.

The man shared the photo to a Facebook group called 'Northern Ireland Craic' and captioned his picture: "Some mornings I like to pop in to Tesco & switch the cardboard sleeves around on these just for fun."

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The Facebook post blurred the culprit's name. Credit: Facebook
The Facebook post blurred the culprit's name. Credit: Facebook

Eugh.

Luckily, most vegetarians are probably not stupid enough to fall for it and can recognise meat when they see or smell it.

Let's hope so, anyway.

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On a serious level, there are some pretty decent reasons for not eating meat. Outside of the ethical implications that you might not agree with, there are genuine dietary reasons that people don't eat meat.

It's not a choice, they'd actually get ill.

Oh, and that's before we've even arrived at any religious reasons that people might have for preferring the vegetarian option.

Basically, don't do this is what we're saying. Or just generally be obsessed with what people do and don't want to eat.

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Neither lasagne looks great, to be fair. Credit: Facebook
Neither lasagne looks great, to be fair. Credit: Facebook

One angry commenter said: "Please don't do this. Some people have medical reasons for eating a vegetarian diet.

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"Including allergies and the inability to process meat. This could be dangerous."

Another added: "You could land the company in serious shit for that.

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"As well as tricking a vegetarian into eating meat. It's not funny and is incredibly immature and irresponsible.

"Anyone wanting to do this for "lols" needs a good kick up the arse."

But hey, this is the internet. Of course there are some morons out there who think that the prank is totally fine.

One person said: "I would so love to do this!!!"

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Slightly (only just) more appetising looking lasagne. Credit: PA
Slightly (only just) more appetising looking lasagne. Credit: PA

Another said: "Now I know what to do when I retire to put the day in."

These people really need a hobby.

Let's re-phrase that. These people really need a hobby that isn't rearranging food in supermarkets. That's just creepy.

Since it was posted, the Facebook post has received more than 2,000 comments - encouragingly, mostly from people saying how dumb it is - and around 1,000 likes.

For those who think this is just harmless fun, it is actually against UK food guidelines to do this. All pre-packaged food must have clear and obvious allergy information displayed on it.

A spokesperson for Tesco said: "We are aware of this Facebook post and are monitoring the situation."

Seriously though, think on.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: Food, uk news, Shopping, supermarket, Tesco

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]