Whole Foods pulls pre-peeled oranges after social media backlash
Whole Foods Market has apologized and said it will stop peeling and packaging oranges in plastic cartons after a customer's sarcastic tweet. While the store might've thought the items were convenient for customers, Gordon had a different take.
Twitter user Nathalie Gordon posted the image and wrote: "If only nature could find a way to cover these oranges (sic) so we didn't need to waste so much plastic on them".
One person responded: "That makes me unbelievably angry actually".
Despite the potential environmental effects, this is not the first time Whole Foods has been criticized for its wrongful plastic packaging. Therefore, selling pre-peeled oranges in unnecessary plastic packing does seem to stray from their conservation goals.
"How does Whole Foods only sell three-quarters of an orange?" asked Twitter user Anthony Domanico.
The tweet eventually reached Whole Foods' official Twitter account, which sent a response promising the product would be removed from store shelves. Isn't Whole Foods supposed to be all eco-friendly and kumbaya, and shit like that?
This also prompted ridicule online, one tweeter said: '$6.00 for Asparagus water?
But previous year, the Whole Foods caused another storm when a customer a photo on Instagram which showed "asparagus water" - consisting of some aspargus stalks floating in bottled water - on sale for $5.99 (about £4.20), in a store in Los Angeles.
Point it out, they most definitely did.