The Australian is reporting that a small Australian restaurant is selling fruit salad on the side as a “fresh cut” as an alternative to regular salad.
The Australian reports that the restaurant is called The Sweetie Baker and it offers a variety of salads in various flavours, from “fresh-cured”, “freshly cut”, and “dried fruit”.
The owner, who spoke to the ABC by phone on Sunday, says the salad is served as a way to “recover the freshness” of the fruit, which is “fresh”.
The salad is “really delicious” but the restaurant says it is “not a salad for everyone”.
“There’s a lot of people that like salads, but if you want to try them on their own, we offer them on the menu,” the owner told the ABC.
“It’s really delicious.”
A spokesperson for the Sweetie Bakery said it is not currently selling salad in Australia, as it is currently in an “internal review”.
The spokesperson added that “the salads are not currently available for purchase in Australia”.
A spokesperson from the Australian Food Standards and Marketing Agency said they could not comment on the specifics of a specific food service, but said it was their “responsibility to provide consumers with the most accurate information”.
A spokeswoman for the Australian Restaurant and Food Association told the Australian Financial Review that the organisation had not been contacted by the Sweeties and did not comment publicly on food service matters.
The Sweeties’ website says the restaurant’s salad has “the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful ingredients in the restaurant industry”.
The Sweetys’ salads are sold at restaurants around Australia, including in Victoria, NSW, New South Wales and South Australia.