Some Aldi Stores Restrict Shoppers To Just Two Packets Of Halloumi Fries

Shoppers at Aldi are now only allowed to buy two packets of halloumi fries after the store began rationing supplies.

According to reports, the discount chain brought in the restrictions after they struggled to keep up with demand last year, with some stores running out of stock.

The supermarket brought back the fancy fries last week but have bumped up the price, with a 190g pack now costing £2.29 - 30p more than last year's price.

As you can imagine, such a travesty hasn't gone down well with shoppers, who are outraged at being told they will no longer be allowed to fill their trolley to the brim with the breaded sticks of cheese.

Speaking to the Sun, one customer who makes a 40-minute trip just to shop at his local store has said he will never shop there again.

The discount chain has restricted shoppers to just two packets of fries each. Credit: Aldi
The discount chain has restricted shoppers to just two packets of fries each. Credit: Aldi

Matt told the Sun: "After reading your arrival of the comeback of Aldi's halloumi fries my partner and myself jumped in the car and took the 40-minute drive to our local store in Ashford, Kent.

"I visit Aldi once a month and spend over £100 a month but since this incident, I will no longer visit the brand and take my money elsewhere, where I will receive better customer service and signs where it states if there's a limit per product per customer."

A spokesperson for Aldi said: "Our halloumi fries are proving incredibly popular once more, and as a result, some stores may be limiting customers to two boxes to ensure that as many customers as possible have a chance to enjoy them."

But if, unlike Matt, you can live on just the two packets of halloumi fries and aren't planning on boycotting the store, then there is some good news.

Earlier this year Aldi opened its first Aldi Local - a smaller version of its store - in London.

The first Aldi Local opened up in Balham and could be rolled out to four other locations in the capital, including Kingston and Tooting.

Customers have been put on rations. Credit: PA
Customers have been put on rations. Credit: PA

The new smaller store is about half the size of a normal Aldi and, naturally, stocks a smaller range of items - similar to Tesco Express or Sainsbury's Local stores.

According to The Grocer, the Aldi Local offer 1,500 items compared to the 1,800 available in your full-sized Aldi.

The smaller store does see a bit of a price increase on some items, though, but Aldi insists that even with the extra added on, the goods are a 'notably cheaper' than other stores in the same area.

An Aldi spokesperson said: "The prices on certain lines in Balham are 5 per cent higher than in Aldi's existing city stores and conventional sized Aldis.

"However, the prices are still notably cheaper than nearby supermarkets in Balham."

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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