Morrisons shopper stunned after cherry tomatoes scan through at £900

The cherry tomatoes were accidentally been priced at £900.06. (Reddit/Ok_Artichoke_6499)
The cherry tomatoes were accidentally priced at £900.06. (Reddit/Ok_Artichoke_6499)

A Morrisons customer got the shock of their life after a pack of cherry tomatoes scanned through at more than £900.

The shopper was left scratching their head when the self-scanning machine showed the price of the product alongside other items they were purchasing.

An image posted on Reddit's Casual UK forum showed the cherry tomatoes cost an eyewatering £900.06.

Morrisons has since apologised for the “mistake” and the shock it may have caused the customer.

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A view of a store sign at a branch of Morrisons supermarket in Camden, London. Picture date: Sunday August 22, 2021. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Morrisons has apologised for the mistake. (Getty)

A Reddit user posted a picture of the self-scanner which showed the total bill added up to £923.90 because of the overpriced tomatoes.

They sarcastically titled the post “Cherry tomatoes. On offer at Morrisons.”, with other users replying with astonishment.

A Morrisons spokesperson said: "This is clearly a mistake and we're looking into what caused the error. In the meantime, we would like to apologise to this customer for any shock caused."

Meanwhile, struggling families will be able to get a free meal from Morrisons in any of their cafes after the supermarket announced a special half-term offer.

With the cost-of-living crisis pushing up prices on many basics, a growing number of people have been forced to rely on food banks.

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But a free hot meal – in the shape of a jacket potato with baked beans – will be available to anyone who ‘asks for Henry’ in any of the 397 Morrisons cafes across the UK.

More than 160,000 free meals will be available to the public from today until 6 November, with no questions asked to whoever wants one.

The offer has been launched in conjunction with Heinz with the phrase named after the company's founder.

Sian Whittle, category director of Morrisons Cafes, said that they are offering free meals as they “know that our customers are under real financial pressure at the moment”.

On Thursday, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Tory MP for The Cotswolds, warned MPs rising food prices were devastating low income households.

He said: “Increasing food prices will soon become as big a problem as the increase in energy prices on which much more attention has been paid in this House and elsewhere.”