Sometimes A Cat Does Change Its Spots

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We are suckers for happy stories in newspapers. There is so much sad news around the world that there is nothing better than to pick up a newspaper and read something that puts a smile on your face. Such is the case with Sainsbury’s decision to change the name of its long running Tiger Bread – after a letter from a little girl.

In May 2011, Lily Robinson (aged 3 and 1/2) wrote to the supermarket asking why they called there bread Tiger Bread when it looks more like a giraffe and so should be called Giraffe Bread. Chris King (aged 27 1/3) from Sainsbury’s Customer Service wrote back saying; “It is called tiger bread because the first baker who made it a looong time ago thought it looked stripey like a tiger. Maybe they were a bit silly.”

The Letters

The Sainsbury’s Letter

Lily’s mum posted the letters on her blog and they started trending on Twitter last week before going viral on Social Networks. Sainsbury’s has now decided to give in to popular demand and is renaming its bread.

In a statement they said; “In response to overwhelming customer feedback that our tiger bread has more resemblance to a giraffe, from today we will be changing our tiger bread to giraffe bread and seeing how that goes.”

Sainsbury’s make the distinctive bread by brushing rice paste on to the surface of the bread which cracks when it dries and makes the characteristic pattern.

It’s a great story that makes you want to go; “arrrrggggghhhhh”.


About the Author

Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc

A sad and lonely old man who used to have a life but it has now been taken over by his dedication to the cause of saving Renault Bears, running Jammy Toast and searching eBay, car boot sales, charity shops, lofts and even under beds for his beloved bears. He has even now taken in Flat Eric to save him from homelessness – his life is no longer his own!


19 Comments on “Sometimes A Cat Does Change Its Spots”

  1. Note to self: do not pre drink before attempting town. As only made it to 1 pub before going home, falling out of the taxi and spending my last £10 on 2 bottles of wine… Which was a mission in itself causing me to fall in a bush :/ (didn’t even drink wine lol)

    Lianne Hill – needing adult supervision since 1989

  2. had a dream that Sharna was selling ket to Paul and Georgia. Then a police car pulled up and the officers were Paul & James. Jay and paul arrested sharna and spit roasted her in the car with Paul.. But then some blue man was standing on top of the car, which suddenly appeared to be Karl. But then Lewis 웃 shot Karl and fed Karl to Lewis.. but for some reason, for the entire dream, Jack was standing behind everyone wanking…

    My head is fucked up, omfg.

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