A supermarket has been mercilessly mocked over its attempt to sell a bouquet of autumn foliage.
The bizarre product appeared on shelves at Waitrose supermarkets in the UK to mark the change of season, with a sticker on the product urging customers to “bring the outdoors inside”.
“Brighten up your home with freshly picked flowers that reflect the colours of the season,” it continues.
“We source the best blooms from expert growers, and handle them gently on their journey to our stores so they look beautiful for longer.”
However, customers are puzzled as to why stores would sell leaves that could be picked off the ground for free.
“I applaud you for trying to sell customers a bunch of leaves for £6 [$10]. You are having an Autumnal laugh,” one customer tweeted.
“A bag of actual leaves?? I’ll sell you a bin bag of leaves for £10 [$18],” another joked.
“I just swept a load of those up!” a third added.
Another suggested the idea was a result of a “drunk Monday morning meeting” and one said “they’ve gone totally conkers”.
“Who will fall for it,” a man joked.
But one person did come to the defence of the supermarket, and said the leaves were clearly top quality.
A spokesperson for the Waitrose supermarket told The Sun the bouquets of leaves had been popular among shoppers.
“We’ve seen a really strong demand for autumn foliage – our customers love using these to mix in with their seasonal flowers to brighten their homes,” the spokesperson said.
Yahoo News Australia has contacted Waitrose for comment.
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