Shoppers furious after Christmas turkeys substituted for beef steaks in delivery

Online shoppers have blasted supermarkets for replacing items for their Christmas dinners with strange substitutes.

They claim they have been sent beef steaks instead of turkeys, jam tarts to replace Christmas puddings and other strange alternatives.

And they say it means families have no option but to serve the substitutes at the dinner table instead of chomping on the traditional food staples.

It comes as many shoppers ordered their festive food shopping online in a bid to avoid busy supermarkets as the country battles a rise in coronavirus cases.

Customers also claim to have received massive turkeys instead of the small crown they ordered.

But it means they will not be able to defrost the meat in time, the Sun reports.

One shopper tweeted that his turkey had been substituted for four beef steaks instead.

He wrote: "Not only is this the most ridiculous substitution ever, I have been reliably informed that they not only have the obvious substitute (chicken) in-store they have turkey!"

Another unimpressed customer claimed to have received a huge 6.5kg turkey instead of a small one, which she reckons will not thaw out until Boxing Day.

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One social media user wrote: "I had ordered a small turkey crown but the supermarket has sent me a whole turkey!

"This is Covid Christmas, they are literally giving turkeys away.

"There are only 3 of us. Will actually be eating turkey for a week."

While one claimed to have placed a food order from a supermarket in advance – but the turkey and Christmas pudding were missing when it arrived on Thursday.

And another said Christmas pudding had been substituted for jam tarts.

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Another shopper said her large turkey had been replaced with a smaller one costing £57 – questioning whether it cost so much because it was "gold-plated".

Meanwhile, one shopper accidentally ordered a single Brussels sprout from Tesco instead of one bag of sprouts.

James Murden tweeted: "Please note: when ordering sprouts from @Tesco online, quantity 1 does not mean 1 bag of sprouts. It means 1 sprout. Thank you and good night."

The supermarket replied, saying: "It'll be resolved in the near future.

"I apologise for the inconvenience caused."

His blunder sparked hilarity online.

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