“Quite cheeky” – Aldi’s customers are completely shocked after they find cooking oil

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An Aldi customer makes a surprising discovery on the cooking oil shelf: there is sunflower oil in the discount again – and also a strange message.

War has been raging in Ukraine for weeks. And for weeks, consumers in Germany have also been feeling this in their wallets. In addition to energy and fuel prices, numerous foods have also become more expensive. One reason is that delivery and production costs have risen for almost all products. Additionally, there are bottlenecks in unplanned hamster deliveries and purchases, which pose major challenges for supermarkets and discounters like Aldi.

agency Aldi
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Sales volume $ 106.3 billion (2019)
foundation 1961, Essen
founder Karl Albrecht, Theo Albrecht

Aldi is struggling with the aftermath of the war: Ukraine is an export country for everyday products

Just a few weeks ago it became known that Aldi is making around 400 products more expensive. These mainly include meat, sausages and dairy products. The discounter had already come under criticism when individual products were being rationed, including cooking oil. In addition to supply bottlenecks, the reason for this was hamster purchases after it became known that Ukraine is one of the most important importing countries.

The Association of the Oilseed Processing Industry of Germany (OVID) announced in a statement in early March that around 51% of sunflower oil imports come from Ukraine. About 27 percent comes from Russia. Only six percent in Germany comes from domestic agriculture. Experts and associations suspect that this may be one of the triggers of the cooking oil rush.

The graph shows from which countries Germany obtains sunflower oil and in what quantities.
Over 90 percent of sunflower oil comes from imports, mainly from Ukraine. © OVID 2022 World of oil

Aldi goes back to selling cooking oil: the customer observes a strange behavior in front of the shelf

In Baden-Württemberg, weeks ago, the situation had worsened to such an extent due to several bottles of cooking oil in a supermarket that a supermarket employee had to use a rolling pin to drive out the cooking oil accumulators. Situations like that in the southwest are currently part of the embarrassment, because: at least in some Aldi branches, the cooking oil shelf is again well stocked, even with sunflower oil. explains how best to dose cooking oil when using it

“It’s going up,” tweeted a user under a photo showing a well-stocked shelf of cooking oil at an Aldi branch. Shelves have been well stocked since yesterday, which some customers apparently can’t believe. “It’s fun to watch: a woman who stood in disbelief in front of it, took out a bottle, shook it, put it back, took it out again.” The woman probably thought the bottle was a mannequin, the user suspects.

Aldi surprised with a note on the oil shelf: “Did we not learn anything?”

The Twitter photo reveals another detail that catches the attention of attentive users: a strange note on the shelf. “Do you buy oil why do you need it? Or do you buy oil because everyone does it? ”, Asks Aldi to his customers. “If everyone buys normally, such bottlenecks could not arise.” In the end it’s still: “Haven’t we learned anything in the last 2 years?”

Aldi’s strange message got a mixed response on Twitter. “What’s on the ticket is outrageous,” writes one user and adds: “Rather cheeky.” Another Twitter user posts a photo showing a price tag where sunflower oil costs $ 4.99 per liter. Indeed, cooking oil can be bought back in more and more supermarkets and discounters in Germany. In Hamburg, however, there is a branch where security is also implemented so that the sale of cooking oil can be monitored. talks about it.

Aldi sells cooking oil for € 1.79 per bottle, but there is a problem

According to what BW24 reported, however, not always at a reasonable price. “Kaufland is screwing people,” wrote a Twitter user a few days ago about Kaufland sunflower oil for nearly 5 euros per liter. But at least in the Aldi branch where the customer took the photo, this is not the case. Here the liter of sunflower oil from the Aldi Bellasan brand costs only 1.79 euros.

However, sales are limited to one bottle per customer. However, cooking oil isn’t the only message, which is why the discount chain is making headlines. Just a few weeks ago HEIDELBERG24 reported on a secret function at the entrance of all Aldi branches. Also Interesting: The Ingenious Discount Cart Trick, Which Many Customers Don’t Know, But Should Know, Why: There’s a bad trick behind it.

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