A Wall's distribution centre in Halesmere has accidentally created 'thrilling new flavours' after confusing ingredient deliveries for Unilever's ice-cream concern with Kerry Group's sausage factory.
The mistake passed unnoticed until consumers began calling the Wall's sausage customer services helpline to congratulate them on sausages which tasted 'much creamier than usual'. There were very few complaints, mostly centering around the entire range of fresh sausages needing to be defrosted before cooking.
Wall's ice-cream has been innundated after the mistake, with several complaints about the pork and herb flavoured Viennetta 'making a hell of a mess of my barbecue'. Many callers were also extremely concerned with all varieties of Calippo after discovering the usual solid block of lip-burning ice was replaced with short links of fruit-flavoured water coated in a thin artificial skin.
Some products remain unaffected and Wall's ice-cream representatives were quick to reassure consumers that finding chewy gristly lumps in tubs of Carte d'Or was perfectly normal. They also say that strawberry Cornetto is perfectly safe to eat even if it is still pink in the middle. Sales have dipped slightly during the problems, however, despite the current run of unseasonably warm summer weather.
Wall's sausage sales have fared better and the company is struggling to keep up production after a surge in demand for their accidental flavours, but not all of the sausages have been a success. Some callers have found the mint-choc-chip sausages to be 'a little too bizarre' and virtually everyone has been repulsed by the strawberry, lemon, lime and pork flavoured Twister sausage, although famous sausage-eater Katie Price is reported to have ordered several 'just to try them out'.