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Unable to obtain prune juice - anywhere.

I have tried Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, and Sainsburys. I'm not posh enough to get in Waitrose.
It is simply not available for some reason. Tinned prunes are available though.

I think it comes from France. I'm blaming them anyway. They're probably still annoyed about the fishing rights. 

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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,726
    edited 12 February
    I admit to never seeing it,but then I haven't really looked,(mind you I have IBS, hope that's not TMI) apparently,it's because they had really heavy rainfall in Chile last year. There is a shortage. Get some tinned prunes to tide you don't know where you normally buy it Adds do one but it does have added water.  Have you tried Holland and Barrett? 
  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,965
    How can you get juice out of a dried up plum?  Modern technology!  Just add water and some chemicals!  Why don't you just buy some prunes and stew them?
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 1,790
    Mum used to give us a weekly dose of Syrup of Figs, yukk!! Does the same thing.
  • Trying to be the person my dog thinks I am! 
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,602
    edited 12 February
    There’s an expensive version available on Ocado and, at about £8 a bottle, you can buy it on Amazon. Even if it was 8p I don’t know why you’d want to, it’s the food of the devil.

    Have you tried it with mange tout?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356
    Stewed prunes and yoghurt ... delicious for breakfast 😋
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  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,493
    edited 12 February
    Interesting. I was trying to buy longlife pineapple juice at Christmas in case I wanted to make cocktails with it. None to be had anywhere.
    i do buy dried prunes though, to have on my breakfast porridge.
  • WalkingWalking Posts: 14
    The big Tesco stores had it about 6 months ago.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,089
    I sometimes struggle to find grapefruit juice (pink or yellow, not fussy). Only the massive Tesco stock it around here, so of course they sell out quite often (or my timing is bad - I don't go there very often because it's further than several other  supermarkets). It's not a new problem though, it's been going on for several years. I went to the big Tesco yesterday and they had it so I stocked up :) , but they didn't have any oat bran (which is the other thing that no-one else around here seems to sell) and the chap I asked couldn't even find it in the system :(.
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 448
    edited 12 February
    JennyJ said:
    I sometimes struggle to find grapefruit juice (pink or yellow, not fussy). Only the massive Tesco stock it around here, so of course they sell out quite often (or my timing is bad - I don't go there very often because it's further than several other  supermarkets). It's not a new problem though, it's been going on for several years. I went to the big Tesco yesterday and they had it so I stocked up :) , but they didn't have any oat bran (which is the other thing that no-one else around here seems to sell) and the chap I asked couldn't even find it in the system :(.
    There is a fix for that. You just need to have the right phone conversation with customer services at their call centre.

    Example:
    Tesco sell a tinned item that was always sold out when I went to buy some more. The reordering quantity was simply not matching the demand.

     I phoned customer services not the store. I explained the problem in detail. Explaining the above issue , and pointing out that to increase ordering quantity would not only help myself and other customers, but it would also benefit Tesco.  Mentioning how long the issue had been going on for, and  that If a customer then has to go elsewhere-maybe a competitor grocer for the item, they are likely to buy a few other bits too. 

    I was fortunate to get a person in customer services that listened and understood. Not everone does. The lady  assured me that she  would arrange for the order to be sufficiently increased. I have never had an issue since I made that phone call. There are some helpful  people at Tesco, but there appears to be a weak link somewhere.

    If you  make the call Jenny, you may just resolve the issue once and for all. 

    EDIT: Make sure you you have the bar code to hand when you phone up.


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