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Poll: Do you buy 'checkout sweets'? (Even though you know you shouldn't).

Tesco’s banning treats from its tills. Useful move? Publicity stunt?

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IT HAPPENS TO the best of us… You spend half an hour filling your supermarket trolley with lentils, salad leaves, natural yoghurt and tofu — only to render the entire enterprise null and void by splurging on a massive bar of chocolate at the till.

The concept of ‘checkout sweets’ may soon be thing of the past, however. This morning, Tesco have announced that their tills will be candy-free by the end of the year.

According to research from Safefood, most people agree that having treats at the checkout contributes to obesity.

Do you think it’s a useful move by the retailer? … Or just a publicity stunt?

Poll Results:

Can't hurt. Tesco deserve some praise. (1913)
Won't make any difference. (831)
Barefaced publicity stunt! (821)
It'll stop me from splurging, if nothing else. (730)

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