M&S to stop selling £2.50 ‘cauliflower steaks’ following complaints

Vegans and meat eaters alike were not impressed

High street supermarket chain Marks and Spencer’s has announced plans to stop selling its £2.50 cauliflower steaks following complaints from customers.

The ‘vegan steaks’ consist of a thick slice of the vegetable accompanied by a lemon and herb dressing.

Shoppers have criticised the product online due to its excessive packaging and inflated cost over the price of the whole vegetable, which costs £1 from the store and often less elsewhere.

“I’m a fan of M&S however on this occasion this is just wrong! A cauliflower cannot be rebranded as a steak and then trebled in price and the excess packaging is just so irresponsible,” said one.

“If you buy, or have bought, a #cauliflowersteak ……You’re a fucking imbecile,” said another.

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A spokesperson for M&S said: “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.

They added: “We have launched many other vegetarian dishes that are already proving popular with customers.”

 

Earlier this month, a chef resigned after bragging about “spiking” a vegan online.

“Pious, judgemental vegan (who I spent all day cooking for) has gone to bed, still believing she’s a vegan,” one comment read, while another saw her write: “Spiked a vegan a few hours ago.”