TikTok: Supermarket shopper’s controversial act with broccoli divides the internet

A picky shopper revealed that he regularly plucks his broccoli stems from stores in an effort to cut costs at his grocery store.

Meia Carter, from the US, shared a now viral TikTok video of herself throwing two stalks into a pile of broccoli before going to pay.

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The photo shows a brave shopper holding a plastic bag full of broccoli crowns, because he refused to pay more for the stems, as vegetables are charged by weight.

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Breaking the title is not only frowned upon, but consumers consider this act as “stealing”.

“I don’t pay for these (degrees) so I just take them out and throw them away,” said the 41-year-old woman.

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“I will only pay for what I will eat.”

A consumer plucks the stalks from his broccoli. Credit: micarter81/TikTok

In the following video, Meia explained how he removes the trunks when he does his grocery store.

“So when I’m in the store, (if) the stems are really long, I just break them,” he said.

He said that most of the time he just cuts the reeds with a pocket knife.

“I just leave the reeds in the store, I don’t need them, you can all get them,” he said.

His video has received more than 6.4 million views – and thousands are divided on his money strategy.

“Genius,” said another.

‘I’ve been doing that for years’

Another applauded her and said: “100 percent you go girl, don’t play with money, times are tough as they are.”

Someone asked: “Wait, is this allowed? I’m in.”

Another added: ‘I’m doing that from now on.

Another admitted, “Ha…I’ve been doing that for years.”

While another said: “Every little bit of savings helps. Everything is inclusive. It’s good that you shop wisely.”

The buyer says he doesn’t use the titles so he refuses to pay for them. Credit: micarter81/TikTok

He is not the only one who disposes of excess product in stores.

“I am one of those people who take grapes out of my bag and put them in another – they will spoil in my house but they will be eaten by someone else.

‘Cheapskate’ is a verb

Many mocked the woman for her “cheapskate” act – while others joked about how they “save money” on their grocery bills.

“That’s why I remove apple cores before I go out,” joked another.

Another said: “That’s why I peel my fruit in the corridors. You won’t catch me paying for a banana peel.”

Another wrote: “I take raw chicken out of plastic because I don’t want to pay for plastic.”

Another jokingly added: “I take everything out of its original packaging and put it in my mouth when I go out for the same reason.”

Another said: “That’s why I always peel my potatoes at the grocery store.”

While another joked: “I take the bones out of my chicken wings, and I only pay for the meat.”

‘Qualifications are good’

At the time, many urged consumers to rethink eating broccoli stems.

“The stems are well coated in sesame oil,” said another.

Another suggested: “You don’t eat the stem? He is greatly missed. Just use a veggie peeler and add it, cook it and more. It has a good taste.”

While another added: “Funny thing, the trunk is actually healthier than the top.” I peel it and cook it with something…like artichoke and butter.”

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