The end of cornflour: UK supermarket discontinues much-loved staple FOREVER

A spokesman from Tesco says cornflour has been discontinued.
A spokesman from Tesco says cornflour has been discontinued.

Tesco cite a lack of customer demand for their decision to halt their stocking of the product

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Fears are mounting over the future of a familiar favourite on household shelves, after Tesco announced the discontinuation of cornflour.

The supermarket chain cited a lack customer demand, triggering concerns over what may lay ahead for the product.

The revelation came after one dissatisfied customer questioned Tesco over why it is no longer stocking cornflour.

A spokesman for the company responded: “Cornflour has been discontinued because of low customer demand I’m afraid.”

UK supermarkets may opt to halt stocking cornflour if demand continues to wane.
UK supermarkets may opt to halt stocking cornflour if demand continues to wane.

The company’s decision has been met with a backlash online, with internet forum for parents, Mumsnet, hosting a great deal of criticism for the move.

Tesco, questioned over whether the announcement made by the spokesman was true, claimed the product had not been completely delisted and would look to improve its availability across its stores.

The company’s decision has been met with a backlash online
The company’s decision has been met with a backlash online

Cornflour is often used to thicken liquid based foods such as gravies, soups, casseroles and custards.

Compared to ordinary flour, cornflour has a fine texture which means it is less likely to forum in lumps. It is also gluten free.

Cornflour, unlike plain flour, is also flavourless, which means it can be used to thicken dishes that have a distinct flavour.

The product is also a popular choice when looking to add crispiness to meat dishes such as fried chicken.