Marks and Spencer cauliflower steak pulled from shelves

Cauliflower steak (c) Twitter Photo: BANG Showbiz
Cauliflower steak (c) Twitter Photo: BANG Showbiz

Marks and Spencer are going to stop selling a cauliflower steak after it was ridiculed by shoppers.

The product - which is simply a sliced cauliflower in plastic packaging with a lemon and herb garnish - was being sold for twice the price of a regular cauliflower at the supermarket chain.

Whereas normal cauliflowers are sold for £1, the veggie steak cost £2 and immediately faced backlash on social media.

A spokeswoman for the supermarket told the Evening Standard newspaper: "Once we've sold the stock that is currently in stores, we won't be ordering any more of this product.

"We work hard to create quick and convenient meals for customers; however, on this occasion we didn't get it right.

"We have launch many other vegetarian dishes that are already proving popular with customers."

Rachel Clark posted a picture of the cut up vegetable on Twitter and slated the price and the "lots of lovely plastic".

She wrote: "Marks and Spencer stores are selling sliced cauliflower as 'Cauliflower Steak' with lots of lovely plastic and charging £2 (normally £2.50).

"A cauliflower costs about 69p from a local veg shop.(sic)"

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