While few people would argue that the shopper was in the right, some Redditors pointed out that they can’t condemn the shopper’s actions. One Redditor commented, “As long as she makes sure the moldy fruit is visible to everyone, I’m not angry.” Another commenter raised a larger issue — why does produce seem of lower quality at the chain? They wrote, “Seriously. My strawberries and blackberries rarely last more than a few days.”
Walked past someone “rearranging” some produce
While Aldi does source locally for a lot of its produce, it also typically prepackages its produce as well. Since no one wants a moldy or rotten piece of fruit, it’s caused some shoppers to complain or, in the case of this Reddit video, take matters into their own hands. It’s an issue that Aldi has tried to address in the past, by revamping its produce section, but overall, it still appears to be an issue for some customers. So much so, that it’s suggested that you never buy your produce from Aldi.
For the most part, people found the action insupportable for being unhygienic and even selfish, with comments like, “Cause everyone wants her cast-offs.” Most people said they should have contacted a store employee if they wanted help finding the best produce. As one commenter mentioned, “Amusing and definitely not the right thing to do, but on my last trip to Aldi, the cashier opened my container to check for bad ones (he found one) and he got me a new container.”