A new summer-themed treat for Asda’s Jubilee bank weekend has left shoppers divided – with some calling for staff to be ‘fired’.
With the promise of warmer weather and a bank holiday weekend, the supermarket is helping shoppers whip up their summer cocktails with pre-cut fruit packets.
However, the use of “unnecessary plastic waste” has been criticized by most shoppers at the supermarket, reports The Manchester Evening News.
The drama unfolded after a shopper shared a photo of the item on social media. Sharing on the Facebook Snack Reviews page, Craig Bullock shared a photo of pre-cut fruit packets designed for summer drinks. He said: “Spotted at Asda.”
There are two different packages:
- Crisp and fragrant drink infusions – containing grapefruit and rosemary, and lemon and cucumber
- Infusions of sweet and fruity drinks – containing orange and lemon, and orange, apple, strawberry and cucumber
The packs cost £1.75 each and are available to buy from ASDA supermarkets now. But they divided buyers.
While some people had an issue with the price, others criticized the product for wasting unnecessary plastic. Others called the product “downright lazy.”
Nick Alchin said: “So it’s literally a bunch of sliced fruit in a plastic box, labeled for the drink. (It will be gone by the time you try to use it) The marketing team needs to be fired. ” Ryan McMaster wrote, “OR buy a whole lemon, a whole cucumber, and a whole grapefruit, and get 10x more for half the money.”
Bluue Taylor moans, “For that price, it would be stupid not to do it yourself.” Rosemarie Thomas snapped: “If only fruit came in its own natural biodegradable packaging…”.
Kayley Saunders wrote: “Save money by buying the whole fruit and less unnecessary plastic!!” Pam Fretwell commented: “The world has gone mad.”
Steven Robinson-Perry said, “No more unnecessary plastic.” Janine Powton said: “It would be so much cheaper to buy your own fruit and chop it up. The world is getting so lazy!”
However, some shoppers saw a use for the drink packs and said they would buy one themselves. Charlie-Ann Keen said, “It’s not a bad cry if you’re having a last-minute picnic with Pimm’s and you won’t have the means to cut things yourself.”
Emma Hall praised, “For someone who struggles with using a knife and cutting stuff, this is brilliant.” Maraied Murray-kemp pointed out, “It’s yum in frozen lemonade.”
If you’re looking to save money, it’s probably best to buy items and cut them yourself. But if you don’t have the time, have trouble chopping things up, or value the cost of your time more than the cost of packets, then this is a great option for summer drinks.
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