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Shoppers Queue Outside Aldi From 6.30am To Get Hands On Giant Kevin Carrot Toy

 Shoppers Queue Outside Aldi From 6.30am To Get Hands On Giant Kevin Carrot Toy

It's the year 2019, a Christmas/general election double whammy is rapidly approaching, and fully grown adults are queuing down the street to get their hands on a big cuddly carrot called Kevin - again.

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Yes, 'Orange Thursday' has arrived and people across the country set their alarms extra early today in a bid to beat the queues and claim their very own Kevin the Carrot.

If you've got this far with no idea what a Kevin the Carrot is and why it so highly coveted, then good for you. Basically, he's a character from an Aldi 2016 Christmas advert who has been sold as a cuddly toy over the past couple of years and for some reason is incredibly sought after.

As far as I can tell, there really isn't anything more to it.

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Still, there is no denying his draw, as people up and down the land have been jubilantly celebrating the fruits/veg of their queuing on social media:



But while the lucky ones enjoyed the Orange Thursday of their dreams, there was inevitably heartbreak for others:


Credit: eBay
Credit: eBay

Indeed, while stores will no doubt be all out of Kev and his cuddly companions, they are already being listed on eBay at inflated prices. People can be so cruel.

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying from Aldi UK said: "Our colleagues opened the doors at 8am this morning and were met with an unprecedented number of customers looking to get their hands on Kevin the Carrot toys and his other friends, including Russell Sprout.

"We know our Kevin the Carrot soft toys and merchandise are incredibly popular with our customers and this year we increased the amount on offer.

"To give as many Kevin fans as possible the chance to buy the range, we have limited purchases to two soft toys per customer, but as with all of our Specialbuys products, once they're gone, they're gone."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Philip Clubley

Topics: Aldi, Food, Christmas, uk news

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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