RELATED: Whole Foods says $6 'asparagus water' was a mistake
Michelle Cehn snapped the photo at a Whole Foods in Oakland and posted it on Facebook with the comment: "You have GOT to be kidding me. More ridiculous than $9 spa water. Humans, you cray!"
Then #orangegate went really viral when Twitter user Nathalie G. tweeted the photo and included the sarcastic comment: "If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn't need to waste so much plastic on them."
If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn't need to waste so much plastic on them. pic.twitter.com/00YECaHB4D— Nathalie Gordon (@awlilnatty) March 3, 2016
Whole Foods responded on Twitter saying in part, "Definitely our mistake."
@awlilnatty Definitely our mistake. These have been pulled. We hear you, and we will leave them in their natural packaging: the peel.— Whole Foods Market (@WholeFoods) March 3, 2016
They said they've pulled them and will leave them in their original packaging -- the peel.