Coles supermarket shopper raises questions about ‘diced wallaby’ on sale: ‘That just doesn’t work for me’
- Buyer outraged by shocking find at Coles
- The customer found meat in the plant-based section.
- Coles says plant-based meat is stored where there is room
A Coles shopper was furious after finding animal meat products in a vegan section of the store.
While browsing the plant-based section for her groceries, she came across wallaby meat stocked in the same area, including ‘diced wallaby’, ‘wallaby legs’ and ‘wallaby sausages’.
The woman shared an image on social media while unleashing the ordeal.
“I was looking for a veggie burger in the plant-based food section at Coles,” she wrote.
I noticed the damn wallaby parts just before picking up a package.
The customer said he would not shop at any Coles store until the meat was removed from the section.
“Not buying any of that or any other Cole’s until they find out that kangaroos and kangaroos are not plants,” he said.
‘That just doesn’t work for me.’
The woman asked for a separate space for plant-based meat.
A shopper was outraged after finding Wallaby meat in the frozen plant-based food section of a Coles store while doing her shopping.
The woman was shopping for a vegan burger in the plant-based section of the store when she came across meat products stocked in the same area.
A Coles spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that wallaby meat is only sold in a few stores.
‘Coles has been selling wallaby meat in a variety of products for a number of years. Wallaby products are available in select stores in Victoria and Tasmania,” they said.
Coles said it stores plant-based products in refrigerated sections in different parts of its stores, based on available space.
Susan Metcalfe said she would not shop at Coles until the plant-based foods are stored separately.
The supermarket giant said the plant-based meat products are offered for those who don’t want to eat regular meat but still want to enjoy meat products that are similar.
The wallaby meat is believed to come from Tasmanian meat producer Lenah Game Meats.
According to the company’s website, the wallaby meat cuts are “popular with diners from Cairns to Hobart.”
The company boasts that the meat is on the menus of “award-winning hotels and resorts across the country.”