PLUM OR CHOPPED? Why one customer is campaigning to bring back plum tomatoes to his Co-op

PUBLISHED: 17:13 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:02 31 October 2017

Ian Shepherd wants to bring back plum tomatoes. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

Ian Shepherd wants to bring back plum tomatoes. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

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A fry up fan is calling for plum tomatoes to be stocked again in his local Co-op after they were taken off the shelves about two months ago.

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Ian Shepherd says the Badgeney Road store in March now only stocks chopped tomatoes and has turned to the media to help sort it out.

“They have a whole shelf of chopped tomatoes but no plum tomatoes, you can’t have a fry up with those,” he said.

“If you want egg, bacon and tomatoes you don’t want chopped ones, you need plum tomatoes,” said Mr Shepherd who has been shopping at the convenience store since moving into Asplin Avenue six years ago.

“Why on earth doesn’t the Co-op stock them any more?

“The staff there are great. But every time I go in there I reckon they go, here he is again, going on about plum tomatoes.

“If the newspaper can’t do anything then nobody can.

“I know it seems a bit of a laugh but underneath it all, actually it is just annoying.”

A spokesman for the Co-op is preparing a comment.

Ian Shepherd wants to bring back plum tomatoes. PHOTO: Harry RutterIan Shepherd wants to bring back plum tomatoes. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

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