A tomato has been deemed as ‘too rude’ to be on display in an M&S store.
Maxine Baker, a security and safety advisor in the Pinner, Harrow branch was shocked when she spotted the vegetable - which somewhat resembles a vulva.
She was carrying out her regular quality control task in the salad section of the store when she came across the ‘saucy’ product.
“Oh my God, it’s hilarious, it’s tomato saucy,” Maxine said, having worked at the store near home in North West London for seven years before coming across a tomato like it.
“I was doing quality checks on the tomatoes and picked that one up, and I just absolutely cracked up."
“I just fell about laughing when I saw it. I showed a colleague of mine, she did the same.”
The 52-year-old was in hysterics following the discovery of the produce and decided the vegetable was a tad provocative to be selling on the shop floor, so instead adopted the tomato and stored it in her freezer.
She said: “I made the decision myself, it couldn’t be sold like that."
“I took it off display and brought it home and put it in the freezer to preserve it because I have to keep it, I just love it," she explained.
Maxine explained how the ‘saucy’ vegetable was ‘really up her street’ in terms of humour and wanted to share her findings with ‘everybody’.
“I keep making up these silly things like, ‘Now I know where cherry tomatoes come from’ and 'Now I know what our tomatoes get up to in the night when the store’s closed’,” she joked.