Shopper Fuming After Getting Coriander In Woolworths Discovery Garden
People seemed pretty stoked when Woolworths ditched its plastic Lion King Ooshies and opted for little herb and flower gardens.
Dubbed the Discovery Garden, shoppers can collect 24 different seedlings when they spend more than $40 at the till.
While it seems like a lot of fun for people who have a bit of a green thumb, it seems like there was one shopper who certainly was not happy with one seedling.
Jaison was fuming after getting a coriander pot when he checked out at the register.
If you're unaware of why this would spark a whole news article, it's worth pointing out there is a large hate group online against the green herb that has nearly 220,000 supporters.
It seems like there are loads of people who simply despise the herb and want it destroyed any way possible.
Jaison posted a photo of him giving the middle finger to the plant while adding: "Guess what's in the bin...I hate coriander. Woolworths, great promo for seedlings instead of plastics, but get rid of this junk please."
The massive Aussie supermarket chain was hoping the project would be much more favourably viewed than the Ooshies.
You'll be able to grow herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers as well as teach your kids about where food comes from and sustainability.
A Woolworths spokesperson said in a statement: "Woolworths is excited to confirm that we will be launching Woolworths Discovery Garden in September, a new collectable designed to give Australians of all ages the opportunity to grow their very own fresh food.
"Woolworths Discovery Garden is based on the internationally successful 'Little Garden' which has previously been rolled out in countries such as New Zealand and South Africa."
If you're interested in why coriander causes such controversy with some people, research suggests genetics is a likely culprit. 23andMe, the largest genetic testing company, surveyed 50,000 people asking their thoughts on coriander and the results were pretty interesting.
When comparing the DNA of coriander haters to coriander lovers, the researchers found a gene thought to be associated with those than found it soapy-tasting.
"Cilantro's aromatic qualities primarily depend on a group of compounds known as aldehydes," the report stated. "One type of aldehyde has been described as being 'fruity' and 'green' and another type as being 'soapy' and 'pungent'.
"One of the eight genes near the SNP we identified codes for a receptor called OR6A2, which is known to detect aldehydes such as those found in cilantro."
There's even some evidence to suggest corianderphobes can get over their aversion to it if they repeatedly eat the stuff, though we doubt they'll be lining up to take this on.
Featured Image Credit: Woolworths