Marks and Spencer are going to stop selling a cauliflower steak after it was ridiculed by shoppers.

Cauliflower steak (c) Twitter

Cauliflower steak (c) Twitter

The product - which is simply a sliced cauliflower in plastic packaging with a lemon and herb garnish - was being sold for twice the price of a regular cauliflower at the supermarket chain.

Whereas normal cauliflowers are sold for £1, the veggie steak cost £2 and immediately faced backlash on social media.

A spokeswoman for the supermarket told the Evening Standard newspaper: ''Once we've sold the stock that is currently in stores, we won't be ordering any more of this product.

''We work hard to create quick and convenient meals for customers; however, on this occasion we didn't get it right.

''We have launch many other vegetarian dishes that are already proving popular with customers.''

Rachel Clark posted a picture of the cut up vegetable on Twitter and slated the price and the ''lots of lovely plastic''.

She wrote: ''Marks and Spencer stores are selling sliced cauliflower as 'Cauliflower Steak' with lots of lovely plastic and charging £2 (normally £2.50).

''A cauliflower costs about 69p from a local veg shop.(sic)''