Lily, who gave her age as ‘3½’, fired off her comments to the company suggesting the name be altered.
She received a reply two weeks later from customer manager Chris King who wrote: ‘I think renaming tiger bread giraffe bread is a brilliant idea.
‘It looks much more like the blotches on a giraffe than the stripes on a tiger, doesn’t it?’
He went on to explain that the bread had got its name because the first baker who made it a ‘looong time ago thought it looked stripey like a tiger.’
‘Maybe they were a bit silly,’ he added before signing off with his age ’27 1/3’, just as Lily did.
The girl’s letter and the supermarket’s reply has now gone viral eight months later with over 150,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook after her mother posted them online.
Sainsbury’s last night said it had given in to popular demand and started selling the new loaves from yesterday.
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