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Eagle-eyed Coronation Street fan stunned to spot THIS unexpected item in Dev Alahan's shop

Coronation Street
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One Coronation Street fan was watching very closely to the latest episode of the soap...

An eagle-eyed Coronation Street fan has spotted Dev Alahan is selling Sainsbury's own brand instant coffee in his shop.

The fan, who must have been watching very closely on Monday night, took to social media to share his findings.

Other viewers were also quick to comment.

Sally, Alya and Dev Coronation Street ITV

Coronation Street fans have spotted something odd in Dev's shop... (Picture: ITV)

While Dev's corner shop has always sold a number of branded items, it's unlikely that a corner shop would sell own brand items from big supermarket chains in real life.

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The keen fan Tweeted... "Just reported Dev Alahan to Trading Standards for reselling Sainsbury's coffee in his #corrie Coronation Street shop"

Another fan seemed to have also spotted the blunder, tweeting: "Sainsbury's coffee (next to the Kenco) #Corrie"

Sally, Alya and Dev Coronation Street ITV

Dev has been secretly selling Sainsbury's own brand instant coffee (Picture: ITV)

Coronation Street fans were quick to reply to the tweet.

One viewer messaged: "They must have a Sainsbury’s near the studios I’ve noticed the mugs they use have Sainsbury’s written on the bottom as well"

Another fan added: "Well spotted!"

The scene appeared on Monday night's trip to Weatherfield as Sally Metcalfe popped into Dev's shop for some essentials.

As she bumped into Alya Nazir in the corner shop, the pair chatted about Yasmeen and how she was fairing in hospital.

But as the characters were talking about ways Alya could raise the funds to buy evil Geoff Metcalfe out of his share of Speed Daal, fans were distracted by the coffee aisle.

Sally, Alya and Dev Coronation Street ITV

Sally offered Alya Yasmeen's money to buy Geoff's share of Speed Daal (Picture: ITV)

Down to Alya's right hand side sat some Sainsbury's Rich Roast Instant Coffee Granules.

But this isn't the first time Dev's shop has come under the scrutiny of fans.

Back in November last year fans noticed that the shop keeper was selling empty bottles of milk in his chiller cabinet.

Once again they took to Twitter to point out the blunder.

It seems not a lot gets past soap fans!

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Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV. 

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.