Couple Shocked When Waitrose Roast Vegetables Arrive With Aldi Logo On
So, anyone who has ever shopped online knows that the supermarket sometimes replace items with similar ones if they aren't in stock, but getting them from another shop entirely is a new one, that's for sure.
The anonymous couple ordered their roasting vegetables through delivery service Ocado and, for a while, thought that everything was fine.
However, despite the front of the package bearing all the correct logos, the back said that the vegetables had been 'specially prepared' for Aldi.
The plot thickens.
The anonymous husband said: "I was really disappointed. I use Waitrose and Ocado for good reasons - reputation and home delivery.
"And I pay for the privilege.
"No disrespect to Aldi or their customers but if I wanted their products I'd go to one of their stores."
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Regardless of your views on the difference between Aldi and Waitrose, you'd have to admit that they probably deserve to get the thing that they asked and paid for, right?
Well, if they'd have gone straight to Aldi they'd have paid less. The Waitrose version costs £2 ($2.59), whereas Aldi's similar product, called Ready to Roast Winter Roast or Mediterranean Roast will set you back just £1.29 ($1.67) for the same weight.
The pair complained to Ocado, who - according to MailOnline - responded with this: "Thank you for your email. I am sorry to hear that the Waitrose Mediterranean Roast Vegetables received were packed for Aldi.
"I have now reported this to the relevant team in order to investigate things further with our supplier. I do apologise for the inconvenience caused and once we have an update we will get back in touch.
"Please let us know if you have further questions in the meantime and we will be more than happy to help."
A spokesperson for Ocado told LADbible: "We are sorry for the incorrect labelling of this product. Our supply partners are aware of the error and we have been assured that they are working with their manufacturer to avoid this happening again."
A spokesperson for Waitrose said: "We are sorry that there has been an error with the labelling at our suppliers and we are now looking into this.
"As with all retailers, we will share suppliers for some of our products. Any price variation will be reflected in the different specification of the product, such as ingredients used."