But Ms Abbott’s drink-of-choice appears to have prompted a frenzy, at least in some circles, with M&S branches experiencing a surge in demand for the ready-made rum-based drink over the weekend.
Several stores, including that in the Labour MP’s constituency, sold out of the product over the weekend.
And while stocks have now been replenished at the Hackney M&S, other branches, including ones located on Oxford Street and at London’s Victoria station, are still sold out.
There have also been numerous reports on Twitter from disgruntled shoppers, who claimed to have tried and failed to purchase the drink in recent days.
Went to M&S and noticed they’d sold out of cans of Mojito, Hitchin leading the revolution!— Matt Smith (@treadwater1)20 April 2019
🚨🚨🚨M&S mojito tinnies SOLD OUT in Hackney Central today🍸🍹🥂 the constituents have spoken 🚨🚨🚨— Micha Frazer-Carroll (@Micha_Frazer)April 20, 2019
M&S are sold out of Mojito! I blame Diane Abbott. pic.twitter.com/cwYo03MftJ— Barry T. Whyte (@btwhyte)April 20, 2019
Also sold out at M&S in Victoria in London pic.twitter.com/FhcjOc6jjQ— Ravi Subramanian (@RaviSubbie)April 20, 2019
“Couldn’t find an M&S mojito can at the service station on the way to Wales today. Sold out. @HackneyAbbott’s impact,” wrote one person.
It’s Diane’s world and we’re just living in it pic.twitter.com/7JLpoKNq3R— Clare Hymer (@ClareHymer)April 22, 2019
“Just tried to get a fun size mojito in M&S as I need to get the train soon. They’ve sold out,” another lamented.
The rush for M&S mojitos comes weeks after the supermarket’s gin and tonic cans experienced a 24 per cent sales surge, apparently thanks to BBC’s Fleabag.
The Independent has contacted M&S for comment.