Tesco Recalls "Disgusting" Apple and Blackcurrant Squash

By Gary Cutlack on at

Tesco's latest crisis involves puking children and an own brand variety of squash that apparently smells like a septic tank.

The product in question is the Tesco No Added Sugar Double Concentrate Apple and Blackcurrant squash, which, according to many forum posts from worried parents, has been triggering diarrhoea in kids and comes with a generally quite noxious smell.

Tesco has pulled the product and is blaming a rogue chemical in the manufacturing process for the stink, saying: "A flavour additive, which is not part of the ingredients for this product, has been added in error. The additive is called Dimethyl Disulphide and is a common ingredient in food products. It is an approved additive and poses no food safety risk. However, it does have a strong odour, similar to garlic, which customers are likely to find unpleasant." [Independent]