Ridiculous price on a pack of southern-style chicken at Aldi horrifies shoppers – but there’s a simple explanation
- Shopper finds 1.2kgs of chicken cost $248.89
- It had accidentally been weighed at 28.5kgs
- Employees rectified the mistake once they noticed
An Aldi customer couldn’t believe it when they spotted a chicken for sale at a triple digit price this week.
The shopper found 1.2kgs of southern-fried chicken reduced to clear at $248.89 at a store somewhere in Australia.
The chicken was reduced to clear about $28 from its original price of $313.42 – but it wasn’t exactly flying off the shelves.
An Aussie Aldi accidentally listed some southern-fried chicken for an astonishing $248.89 this week (stock image)
Aldi is famous for it’s low prices, which is what made the chicken price tag so shocking
Eagle-eyed members of the Aldi shoppers group the image was posted in pointed out that the chicken had been accidentally weighed at 28.5kgs – easily explaining the insane price tag.
‘Had a bit of a laugh today…they had one job,’ the shopper wrote, before adding that they told staff about the mistake while still in the store.
The product’s label was immediately updated with the correct weight.
‘Not today Aldi, not today,’ the shopper joked.
‘I thought it was a bit of a laugh, the staff thought it was funny too.’
Many Australians joked the price was proof inflation is out of control.
‘Every week groceries just keep going up and up, but that’s one hell of a jump,’ one wrote.
‘Yikes!’ Aldi used to be so affordable,’ another added.
But while this incident had a simple explanation, even shoppers at the discount grocer have reported feeling the pinch recently – with one finding a basket of eight items cost $45.