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Supermarket apologises after selling peeled mandarins in plastic packaging

Wholefoods have gone back to selling mandarins as they should be.

A WHOLEFOODS STORE in the US found itself at the centre of a tweet-storm after it packaged peeled mandarins in plastic tubs… rather than leaving them in, well, ‘nature’s packaging’.

The image of the mandarins from a Wholefoods store in Oakland, California, popped up on Twitter earlier this week, in a tweet that was shared tens of thousands of times.

The company was accused of wasting packaging and unnecessarily selling the mandarins peeled. Wholefoods were quick to respond:

This isn’t the first time Wholeoods has come under fire for its strange products – it was also home to asparagus water:

Somewhere in L.A., Whole Foods executives are laughing at all of us.

A photo posted by Marielle Wakim (@marielle.m.n.o.p) on

The company told the Huffington Post that “a handful of stores experimented with a seasonal product spotlight that wasn’t fully thought through”.

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