Asda shoppers rage over unethical £1.75 product that should get staff fired

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Furious shoppers have called for ASDA staff to be fired over an item they have branded "unethical."

The supermarket giant has been slammed over packs of "downright lazy" pre-cut fruit designed to go in summer drinks ahead of the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

The product, which cost one £1.75, come in two different packs, which were pointed out by Craig Bullock on the popular Snacks Review page.

'Crisp and fragrant drink infusions' contain grapefruit and rosemary, and lemon and cucumber while 'sweet and fruity drink infusions' have orange and lemon, apple, strawberry and cucumber.

And it's fair to say they have divided shoppers.

While some people had an issue with the price, others argued that the product was wasting unnecessary plastic, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

Some even branded the product "downright lazy'"

Nick Alchin said: "So its literally a bunch of sliced fruit in a plastic box, labelled for drink. (That will have gone off by the time you try and use it) Marketing team need to be fired ffs." Ryan McMaster wrote: "OR buy a whole lemon, a whole cucumber and a whole grapefruit, and have 10x as much for half the money."

Bluue Taylor moaned: "For that price it would be stupid to not just do it yourself." Rosemarie Thomas slammed: "If only fruit came in its own natural biodegradable packaging…."

Kayley Saunders wrote: "Save money buy the whole fruit also less unnecessary plastic!!" Pam Fretwell commented: "The world has gone mad."

Steven Robinson-Perry said: "More unnecessary plastic." Janine Powton said: "Would be so much cheaper to buy your own fruit and chop them up. The world is getting so lazy!"

However, some shoppers did see a use for the drinks packs, and said they'd buy one themselves.

Charlie-Ann Keen said: "Not a bad shout if you’re having a last minute picnic with Pimm's and won’t have a way of cutting stuff yourself."

Emma Hall praised: "For somebody who struggles to use a knife and chop stuff this is brilliant." Maraied Murray-kemp pointed out: "These are yum in ice cold lemonade."

If you're looking to save money, then it's probably best to just buy items and chop them up yourself. But if you don't have the time, struggle to chop things or value the cost of your time more than the packets cost, then they're a brilliant option for summer drinks.

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