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Shopper described as ‘ridiculous’ for chopping off stalks of broccoli to save money

todayJune 23, 2022

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A money-saving hack adopted by one shopper has been slated as ‘downright ridiculous’. While many of us are carefully watching the pennies at the moment, a shopper took his money-saving method too far for some.

The shopper hacked off broccoli stalks in-store at the local supermarket after calling the addition ‘a waste of money’. The action caused great debate about the rights and wrongs of taking a penknife into store in order to shave down the cost of the popular veg.

The shopper had shared photos of slimmed down staple and the penknife used on a money-saving Facebook page. Writing: “Gobsmacked at the broccoli in in store today as all of them had stems that were huge and if you’re paying by weight then all that stalk you don’t use is a waste of money.”

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The shopper added: “So I got the trusty knife out and trimmed them babies down haha ok it’s a tiny tiny saving but it all helps.” The post, which had been spotted by Manchester Evening News, created a mixed reaction from fellow money savers. Hundreds of shoppers responded, with most saying the same thing – ‘you should eat the stalks too’.

One person responded with: “The stalks are really tasty and can be used in stocks or cooked with rest of it.” Another said: “Ridiculous! Just grate it and use in salads/soup/stir-fry.”

A third added: “How embarrassing is this. I’m all for saving a bit but this is downright ridiculous.” Others said you wouldn’t go around opening packages to chop off what you don’t want, so why should you do it with fresh produce.

However, some shoppers defended the man, describing it as ‘a great idea for people who don’t like the stem’. “I do that all the time,” said one. “I always have done. I think it’s cheeky of the supermarkets doing this.” “Good for you,” said another. “I remember my mum when I was child breaking off the stems.”

The man himself was somewhat puzzled by the response his post attracted, telling the Manchester Evening News: “I don’t really understand all the negative comments to be honest. Why should I pay for something I don’t want or use. I’d understand if it was in packaging.”

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