I thought I might try some “plant-based” meat substitutes when I did my usual Woolies shop online, and I was delighted to see some items that looked like the real thing in their “Vegetarian and Meat Free” section. You know, chicken schnitzels, nuggets and similar crumbed products.
But when I saw the photo for Woolworths Southern Fried Chicken Portions with what looked like bones, I zoomed in to confirm my suspicions. Yes. Chicken with bones.
I scrolled through the page and realised all of the chicken selections are actually chicken, as their labels do say, but I think some shoppers could be misled by the category and think it’s ‘fake’ chicken.
I have sent my concerns to Woolies, and they’ve said they will fix their online catalogue, but I’m not holding my breath.
That’ll teach me to keep paying attention.