The shocking supermarket item being sold in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for a bizarre amount

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A bizarre photo has emerged out of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, of a piece of fruit being sold for an excessive amount.

The insane image is of peeled mandarin slices inside a clear BioPak cup, advertised for $9.50.

The fruit is labelled as a “Seasonal Fruit Cup” and as being vegetarian and gluten free.

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Mandarins typically retail between 30 and 60 cents each at the supermarket.

The image was circulated on Twitter, sparking outrage from social media users, with one calling it “daylight robbery”.

“A mate just sent me this… No surprise it’s in the Eastern Suburbs,” the user tweeted.

“It’s a peeled mandarin in a cup.”

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“93 cents at Trim’s Fresh Fruit in Penrith Plaza…but you do have peel this one yourself,” said one user.

“Is that the price or the health rating?” asked another.

Other users were shocked by the mandarin being displayed in a disposable cup.

BioPak cups are advertised as a sustainable alternative to conventional plastic cups, but some social media users thought the display was absurd.

“But how good, because it’s in a BioPak cup so we’re saving the planet!!” joked one user.

“If only nature had a way of serving this up so we didn’t need so much plastic,” said another.

”Wouldn’t it be great if fruit evolved to grow its own disposable packaging,” said another.

“You’d hope they’d been de-seeded…” said a third.

It is unknown which retailer was advertising the mandarin for sale.

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