BRITONS are gearing up to paying no attention whatsoever to large bowls of nuts.
Several thousand tonnes of Brazil nuts, pecans, almonds and hazelnuts have made their way into UK homes over the past week, to be ignored in the traditional yuletide manner.
Nut purchaser Janet Fisher, 42 from Harpenden said: “It is a family custom to buy eight kilos of nuts, place them in the centre of the coffee table in a strange wooden contraption that resembles a Medieval torture instrument, then spend the festive period pretending they don’t exist.
“We both embrace and shun the nut.”
Fisher’s husband Derek said: “Every so often somebody will glance furtively in the direction of the nuts, think about eating one, but decide to have some Pringles instead. In February, Janet will notice than one of the walnuts has a bit of blue fuzz on it and throw the lot in the bin.
“You can recycle your Christmas tree, yet not your nuts. I believe it is something the council should look into.
“One year we bought a sack of artificial nuts, but somehow they are just not the same.”