Sainsbury’s, along with several food brands and restaurants, has already made the name change to the popular breaded chicken dish – prompting Tesco, Asda and Morrisons to do the same
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Sainsbury’s announced today that this was the case all items of Russian origin removed from the shelves due to the escalating war, including the frozen poultry product name change.
The Big Four grocer bowed to pressure on social media after the public urged her to stand up for the people of Ukraine.
It was followed by several food brands and restaurants that had already changed names this week.
British food maker Finnebrogue Artisan tweeted this week that it was renaming its plant-based chicken Kyiv.
James Chiavarini, owner of London’s oldest family-run restaurant, Il Portico, said Chicken Kyiv was back on its menu for the first time in 40 years – with the new name.
The dish has proved incredibly popular with customers, with the restaurateur revealing that it sold out within two hours of the second day of ordering.
But so far, most supermarkets are reluctant to follow suit and rebrand their own Chicken Kievs brand.
Shoppers on social media are pushing for the change, with one person saying: “Is it about time Chicken Kiev was renamed Chicken Kyiv? How about @sainsburys @asda @Tesco @waitrose @Morrisons? #ukraine #chickenkyiv”
Another said: “Kyiv is the Russian name for the city. Come on @asda @LidlGB @AldiUK @Tesco @sainsburys @MandSnews @waitrose shows your support and changes the spelling #ChickenKyiv”
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A third tweeted: “Food maker! Listen – change Kyiv (Russian spelling) to Kyiv (Ulkranian spelling). Chicken Kyiv. Thank you @Tesco @AldiUK @LidlGB @sainsburys @Morrisons @asda #kyiv”
And a fourth said: “Should Chicken Kiev now be called Chicken Kyiv? #Ukraine @Tesco @asda @AldiUK @sainsburys @IcelandFoods”
The Mirror have contacted Tesco, Asda and Morrisons, as well as Aldi and Lidl to see if they are considering a name change.
Waitrose and Marks and Spencer have responded to reports that they have no plans to change their Chicken Kievs.
The exact origins of the name “Chicken Kiev” are often disputed – some people say it was invented in the early 20th century at the Continental Hotel in central Kyiv.
Other theories claim it was made and brought to a French restaurant Russia in the 1840s, while some say it was the work of English food journalist and writer Isabella Beeton, better known as Mrs Beeton.
There have been calls for Chicken Kyiv to be renamed Chicken Kyiv, as “Kyiv” is the Soviet-era name of the capital.
“Kyiv” derives from the Ukrainian language name, with many media organizations now using this pronunciation since the Ukraine war broke out last week.
More than a million people have fled Ukraine since the conflict broke out, and thousands of civilians are said to have been killed.
Russian forces have so far taken control of Kherson in the south, the first major city to fall, while the capital, Kyiv, remains under state control.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/tesco-aldi-more-supermarkets-urged-26385222 Tesco, Aldi and other supermarkets pushed to change Chicken Kiev's name to Kyiv