Surprize! Tesco sells apples that are pink inside

Customers will discover an unusual 'Surprize' inside a particular British variety of apple

Click to follow
Indy Lifestyle Online

Tesco shoppers may make an unexpected discovery tomorrow inside a particular variety of apple. And for once, the surprise inside isn’t the type to make the horror stories section of a newspaper.

Instead, customers purchasing a yellow or orange 'Surprize' apple will discover the inside flesh is pink.

The newly developed apple variety by award-winning British fruit grower William Barnett will go on sale at 120 Tesco stores around the UK from tomorrow.

Costing £1.75 for a pack of four, apple expert Mr Barnett developed the new fruit at a farm in Tillington, near Hereford.

Tesco fruit developer Ciara Grace said: “This apple literally stops people in their tracks on account of its unusual pale orange and yellow skin.

apple2-pa.jpg
What the new apples will look like

“This is the first time that it’s ever gone on sale and there are only limited supplies but it it’s a success we will stock it again next year.”

It’s a rare piece of good news for the beleaguered retail giant. In August the company issued a profit warning and dividend cut, causing a 6.6pc slide in their shares.

New CEO Dave Lewis, appointed earlier this month, has said he wants to take the retailer back to basics, in an effort to avoid a fourth profit warning.

Comments