At my (daily) Tesco-visit, I got stuck today at the chicken department. I was given the option to buy chicken from the UK, Holland or Poland. As I always freak out of the bloody parts that seems to be included in the price, I would have chosen the less "bloody one", but unfortunately those parts are always on the bottom of the package so I had to come up with another selection criteria. Being Dutch from origin, it would have made sense to go for the chicken from Holland. But living in the UK, I do have to integrate in the British society as much as possible. Chicken from Poland? Hm, all I have ever heard (yes completely unfounded) is that they fancy the use of growth hormones. Which could also be a good choice as I am hardly tall enough to put something in my shopping trolley.
I do know that the UK is producing a lot of chicken(meat), Tesco claims 90% of the chicken they sell is from the UK. So importing it from all over Europe doesn't seems to make any sense.
So I have sent the costumer service desk of Tesco an email to ask the difference and the reason for sending the chicken on a European road trip.
Will keep you posted on their response.
(And I bought 1 Dutch one and 1 British one, a very Dutch way of solving dilemma's)