Tesco has been forced to change the packaging on its cartons of orange juice after a schoolboy spotted a grammatical error.
Albert Gifford, 15, noticed that his carton of juice said it was made with the ‘most tastiest’ oranges and subsequently wrote to the supermarket chain to suggest that they change the wording to ‘tastiest’ or ‘most tasty’.
The Somerset resident eventually received a reply from Tesco promising to correct the error, but only after a letter he wrote to the Daily Mail about the issue was printed last week.
“Sitting down for breakfast as usual, I picked up a carton of Tesco orange juice – and noticed it described itself as ‘most tastiest’. ‘Most tastiest’? Surely not? It could be ‘most tasty’ or simply ‘tastiest’, but never ‘most tastiest’,” the schoolboy said.
“That’s just wrong, and I was so astonished, especially as Tesco is such a large company, that I almost started pouring the orange juice on to my Weetabix.
“I don’t think supermarket packaging should be wholly responsible for teaching young people English grammar – but I can’t help thinking that ‘every little helps’.”
A Tesco spokesman said they had overlooked the mistake and would correct the error when the packaging is reprinted.
A representative added:
I’m sorry that there’s a grammatical error on our Tesco Pure Smooth Orange Juice packaging.
Our design team checks all packaging very carefully before it’s used on any of our products, and we carry out regular reviews, but apparently we overlooked this mistake.
I’ve told our team about this and they will correct the error when the packaging is reprinted.”