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Costa Coffee Accused Of ‘Gaslighting’ Customers With Christmas Sandwich

Costa Coffee has been accused of 'gaslighting' customers with its 'misleading' Christmas sandwich, the Turkee, Cranberry & Stuffing Toastie.
Credit: @existentialct_/Twitter & Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee has been accused of ‘gaslighting’ customers with its latest Christmas sandwich. 

A disappointed customer took to Twitter earlier this week and slammed the chain over its Turkee, Cranberry & Stuffing Toastie, which they had ‘no idea’ was actually a vegan alternative.

In a now-deleted tweet, they said: “Nearly picked up a fake turkey and stuffing toastie in @CostaCoffee today. How misleading to call it a Turkee, Cranberry & Stuffing Toastie! No thanks! What on earth is turkee?? #costa #misleading #badlabelling.”

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Costa Coffee has been accused of ‘gaslighting’ customers with its ‘misleading’ Christmas sandwich, the Turkee, Cranberry & Stuffing Toastie. Credit: Costa Coffee

Many others have since taken to social media and agreed that customers are being ‘gaslighted’ with the food item.

One person commented: “Damn right. I really thought ‘turkee’ and all the ‘vegan’ things was real poultry.

“Costa is gaslighting us.”

Another added: “Can’t believe Costa is putting fake turkey in their toasties and calling it turkee!”

However, the majority of people have defended Costa and argued that it’s ‘clear’ the sandwich is a plant-based alternative.

Defending the chain, one customer tweeted: “Had the turkee Costa toastie today and can confirm it was yum – and yes, it says vegan three times so people need to read.”

In agreement, a second said: “Also, did they think Costa just forgot how to spell turkey? That they were trying to be down with the kids and sound cool? It’s called turkee because it’s not turkey.”

“If only there was a big green sticker that said vegan,” a third jokingly commented.

A fourth wrote: “I fail to see your problem. It is quite clear that it is a vegan alternative which means you can eat without causing suffering. What is it you are concerned about? That there is insufficient animal brutality wrapped up in the toastie?”

Costa has since replied to the original tweet, reassuring its customers that there are ‘plenty’ of meat offerings available too.

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