Stackerz chips aren’t the only Aldi product that has Redditors feeling disappointed these days. One person noted that a particular type of soda that once came in 12-ounce cans is now packaged in ones that hold just 11.2 ounces, while others pointed out that today’s egg rolls are lacking sauce packets and the pizzas seem to be less cheesy. One sharp-eyed shopper observed that the calzones, which used to fit tightly in their plastic packaging, now slip and slide around in there, which they suspected might speak to the fact that the product is now smaller while the container remains the same.
Aldi, of course, is not the only retailer raising prices and cutting corners these days since shrinkflation is happening all over in these days of economic stress. Still, it makes us wonder, is this store really the best place to find grocery bargains? Perhaps not –- AARP found that as of spring 2023, Walmart beat Aldi for low prices on supermarket staples and it seems this applies to Pringles knockoffs as well. 5.5-ounce cans of Stack Attack chips are priced at $1.72 at Milwaukee Walmart stores, while a similarly-sized container of name-brand Pringles costs just $2.00. With those numbers, you don’t need to be a math whiz to know that Aldi might not be your best bet for one-stop snack shopping, particularly if you’re partial to extruded potato products.