ASDA to be precise.
I’d put the smoked salmon in the trolley and was looking for meat, either chicken or beef, giving the pork a rest.
Ah, but all major supermarts do halal now in Britain, no?
So I went to the girl stacking and asked if she could direct me to the special shelves which have the non-halal beef.
Shocked, she replied, ‘None of our beef is halal.’
‘But I heard that in Britain all major supermarts offered only halal:’
‘None of our beef is halal.’
That was that. Interesting, eh? Now either she didn’t have a clue, or they’d told her it wasn’t but it was … or else she was right and it was stunned beef.
Thinking about it, I’ve not seen any Muslims in there, it’s all just us shopping, so maybe she was right. Maybe it’s places like London and Bradford who have the problem … while places in British backwaters still don’t.
Hmmmm. I bought some mince to supplement the Polish dumplings and soups. I would hope the Poles are non-halal.