Some years ago a bright spark had the "ingenious idea" of saving on man power and selling all the meat pre-packed - even back then I had misgivings. We the customer like to see exactly what we are buying and purchase the quantities we want. It was only a matter of time before the penny dropped - or rather didn't as takings have obviously fallen significantly for them to be re-instating them .... and not only here in Albir but apparently across all the branches I was told. This one will be up and running on Monday !
There is a branch of "SuperValu" very close to where I live where they have a "proper butcher" and there is always a queue - no matter what time of the day I go. Invariably I will be behind a little old lady who is buying a slice of literally everything behind the counter - just last week I was behind the said lady and amongst her list she asked for 1 chicken drum stick ... and wanted it de-boned! The butcher didn't flinch at the request and proceeded to de-bone it beautifully.
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This really is a case of utter madness and health & safety gone barmy ... what on earth are butchers meant to use - plastic spoons !
Well rest assured if you want anything cutting or de-boning there will be no problem here in the Benidorm area - and just a note for all you that shop at the Albir branch of Mercadona, it will be CLOSED next Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November due to the local fiesta's.