A FAST food take-away has been forced to reprint its menu after it accidentally offered its customers Aborigines as a pizza topping on its vegetarian option.
The blunder happened due to a production error when somebody mistook Aborigine for aubergine and unfortunately, thousands of flyers were distributed with the embarrassing typo to houses across Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
Super Pizza, who produced the leaflet admitted the inclusion of the unusual antipodean ingredient was “a mistake”. The flyer offered customers the chance to buy a 19-inch pizza, which it claimed was the largest on offer in town for £10.99 (R192).
A spokesman for the shop said: “It was a mistake.”
Following the embarrassing blunder, the shop has reprinted a new version of the menu with the correct spelling of aubergine – which, despite being a type of fruit, is commonly used as a vegetable.
One diner Richard Coombes, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. I’ve heard of typos but this takes it to another level. I had to ask my girlfriend to check if I was seeing things.” Coombes added: “We definitely steered clear of the vegetarian option after that. I love the Aussies but I wouldn’t want to eat them on a pizza.”
Staff have since explained the odd topping had been an innocent typo. – Daily Mail