Woolworths pre-cut vegetables enrage shopper who complains about lazy consumers and plastic packaging
A shopper’s complaint about Woolworths offering pre-cut vegetables for ‘dumb’ and lazy customers is splitting opinion – so whose side are you on?
- Shoppers are divided in a debate over vegetables that are already cut and packaged
- Major supermarkets offer a range of pre-cut products for consumers
- Many have raised concerns about the plastic packaging the products are sold in
- Others have championed the products as a lifeline for the elderly and disabled
A rabid shopper’s complaint about packs of pre-cut vegetables such as Woolworths onions has sparked intense debate on social media.
In a swear-laden spray, the shopper said he was frustrated to see “stupid” consumers buying the prepackaged goods because they “can’t cut” the vegetables themselves.
The customer also took aim at Woolworths, criticizing it for offering a product wrapped in more plastic, asking: ‘How useless are c****s these days?’
The irate shopper also shared a snap of Woolworths’ prepackaged vegetable shelf which contained individual plastic containers of pre-sliced potatoes, sliced spring onions and diced onions, as well as mixed cans of chopped corn, carrots and beans.
Many agreed with the annoyed home cook and couldn’t believe the extra cost of individually wrapped vegetables compared to whole produce.
‘How much time do you miss for not cutting vegetables?’ another furious chef asked under the Reddit post.
The debate ignited after a shopper posted this photo of plastic cartons full of pre-sliced vegetables alongside a swear-laden rant complaining about the amount of plastic packaging used
“The only thing I can relate to in this bundle – are the pumpkin cubes – I would buy them if I wanted to make a pot of pumpkin soup… But pre-cut spring onions? All you need need is a pair of scissors,” said another.
But others pointed out that the pre-cut vegetables were useful for people with disabilities and the elderly.
“Lots of comments here calling people to be lazy, but it’s actually a godsend for people with disabilities, fine motor issues,” one person commented.
Woolworths (pictured) designed the products for hectic lifestyles and weary consumers who might not have time to cut their own vegetables, and the products usually feature in its Metro stores
“Some people just can’t hold a knife and cut vegetables, which makes fresh produce accessible to them. Don’t like it, don’t buy it. Looks like there’s a lot more to complain about than that,” one commenter in defense of pre-sliced products said.
“It’s all well and good to say that if you’re able-bodied, but what about all the old people? Many have severe arthritis and can’t cut/wiggle anymore,” said another.
However, even those who were fans of pre-cut vegetables were unhappy with the amounts of plastic used to display and transport them.
“Plastic waste is exorbitant, harmful, largely unnecessary and otherwise problematic,” said one user, while still championing the need for pre-cut vegetables.
‘Definitely a great product, but the packaging could be better. A little wax paper and glue and you’re golden,” another suggested.
“When I was recovering from an illness, these things allowed me to cook for myself and not depend on my parents. Plastic sucks, I agree, but it’s not about being too lazy or anything,” said one grateful customer.
Contacted by Daily Mail Australia, Woolworths did not comment on the online debate, but noted that it had designed the products for fast-paced lifestyles and weary consumers who might not have time to cut their own vegetables.
The products feature most often in its Metro stores.