Left feeling down at heel over some shoddy shoes
We rang back again a few days later and spoke to Joe again. His attitude had softened and after a brief discussion he agreed that if our reader called into the shop “we will sort him out”.
So where in Spain can you find Blackwater?
You see this yoghurt? It looks nice, right? Like a fine locally produced artisan yoghurt, right?
Well, a reader spotted it selling in Wexford recently, not a million miles from where the river Blackwater flows.
She picked it up assuming that it must be from the region. It was only when she looked at the code identifying the country of origin at the back – not something that many consumers would be familiar with – that she realised that this yoghurt comes from Spain.
“Blackwater is a village near Curracloe, and also an area in Cork – I’m sure it’s a common enough name in Ireland,” she writes.
“The packaging is so deceptive it’s really hard to figure out its provenance.
“I think it wouldn’t be a problem if it was packaged and sold as a Spanish yogurt – at least the consumer would have a choice as to whether they want to buy Irish or not.”
Studio currency fluctuation
A reader called Nicola has a sister who is interested in buying the V-Tech Kidijamz Studio for one of her children for Christmas.
“As far as I am aware it is not yet available in Ireland but given the sterling price it is likely to be about €130.”
Bring back the brack
A reader called Margaret is dismayed to see Halloween go. It is not the ghosts or witches she misses but the brack, specifically, the brack from Aldi. She wants the brack back. “I love Ballymore Crust brack but why can we only get it at Halloween? I made a special trip to Aldi in Belgard.
“They had none and I was told there was no more expected . I was very disappointed. Fruit Loaf is not bad, but not as nice as the brack.”