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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Rachel Pugh

Marks and Spencer shoppers SO horrified by £2 snack in stores they think 'it's April Fool's Day'

Popular food hall Marks and Spencer (M&S) is known for its luxury and sometimes bizarre takes on popular snacks and dishes. Shoppers often rush to M&S to get their hands on hybrid food items like cronuts, cruffins and jar cakes.

But M&S ' latest wacky food item has divided shoppers. Marks and Spencer is now stocking white strawberries - and they're not unripe.

M&S' White Pearl Strawberries are said to taste of pineapple and vanilla, and quite frankly, they taste delicious. Not to mention they'd look a lot more chic than the red lot when dipped in chocolate.

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Punnets of M&S' White Pearl Strawberries cost £2 each. However, the fruity snack has divided people on social media, and the critics have been out in full force.

Marilyn Robinson said: "I had to check it isn’t 1st. April." Nick Jenkins also said: "Is it April 1st?!"

Lindsay Shona Robson said: "They simply look like they’re unripened don’t they? Can’t say I’m tempted. The candy floss grapes that were a craze a few years ago were lovely though- so these could be hit or miss."

Chris Eaves said: "They look horrid and I bet they are tasteless. However, so are the red ones at this time of the year. No doubt someone with more money than sense will buy them but whatever happened to fruit and veg in season?"

Marcia Dixon said: "They look thoroughly unappetising! What’s the point in making Strawberries white?!"

Ashley Noble slammed: "Nope. I won’t be buying these, they’re just wrong."

Carol Lee said: "Nice to see something different, although I’m really a Raspberry person, strawberries always to sweet unless ground black pepper added to bring out flavour." Heather Illingworth said: "Loved mine in my fruit box for lunch."

Lisa Chow said: "This is gold in Japan. I’m excited it’s now available in the UK." Sam Betts said: "These sounds amazing."


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