Shopping as a vegetarian can be tough.
Sure, there are usually plenty of vegetables to choose from at your local Sainsbury’s.
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But when you’re trying to find a decent veggie hot dog on short notice (damn those last-minute BBQs), you can end up trawling the frozen aisles of five different supermarkets only to find bags of Quorn mince and a few sad, forgotten lasagnas.
One Aldi branch has an alternative vision of what the vegetarian section could be.
Their vision is a little out-there, sure. But we’re actually kind of into it.
Journalist Joe Farrar first noticed that his local Aldi’s vegetarian section stocks garlic bread. Just garlic bread. That’s it.
Joe told metro.co.uk that this garlicky section is at the Aldi in Snowhill Retail Park in Wakefield, if you fancy visiting.
To Aldi’s credit, garlic bread is both vegetarian and good, so really, it’s a perfectly reasonable thing with which to fill three entire shelves of a fridge display.
Perhaps customers will miss being able to buy veggie sausages and pizzas, but really, that disappointment will be fleeting once they have garlic bread in their mouths. That must be the logic here.
Oh, and in case you’re thinking ‘that must have just been one off day at Aldi’ or ‘that man has just stacked a bunch of garlic bread towards the front of the shelves’, let us reassure you – an Aldi where the vegetarian section is just garlic bread is a real place. Others have spotted the magic too.
We reckon that the garlic section and the veggie section had their signage swapped round, and right now at Aldi there are a bunch of sad garlic bread enthusiasts wandering around, forlorn, wondering if they can tolerate a side of tofu with their pizza.
Aldi has responded to Joe’s tweet, calling the section ‘unusual’.
By ‘unusual’, we’re pretty sure they mean ‘great’.
‘Aldi replied to my tweet and said they’d look into it, but there’s no complaints from me,’ Joe told us. ‘I’d probably be more likely to go back knowing i can get my hands on all that sweet sweet gb.’