“Jesus Christ, why do you all love Aldi so much?”
~AFFotD Editor-in-Chief, Johnny Roosevelt
Three years ago, no, sorry, more than three years ago, we posted a little joke article on our jokey informative site. It was called, “ALDI Owns Trader Joe’s, Corners the Market on Cheap Food Knockoffs.” It was fine. It made a lot of jokes about ALDI being for poor people, because their stuff is super cheap, their products almost comically try to mimic the name and design of name brands, and if you’ve ever been to an ALDI that’s not in a kind of shitty neighborhood, well congratulations you live in New Hampshire, shut up. Oh, we said something like, “there are two kinds of people in this world, those that shop at ALDI, and those that have jobs.” Ha ha, a little joke, making fun of how cheap and cost-cutting ALDI is.
And holy shit, people got mad.
Like, really mad.
Like, fucking three years later, out of the fucking blue mad.
By the way, outside of Pete’s spelling of “8insurance” being absolutely hilarious, we love the email he listed in his “you must put an email to post a comment” section (yes, we can see what email you use, yes most of them are obviously fake, and a surprising amount of you go into making your fake email address specific to your comment, which, hey, kudos.) It was firstname.lastname@example.org. NYC CEO! That’s so perfect. That’s the funniest thing we’ve ever seen from someone trying to center their argument with a brick wall around the concept of “I am a CEO, and even I go to 8ALDI.” We had to email the address, just to make sure it was fake. No, seriously, we had to know.
Anyway, the point being, we’ve gotten nearly a dozen comments, all angry, all insisting that ALDI is amazing, and that we’re wrongheaded bigots for daring to insult it. We’re close-minded in dismissing this righteous, German-owned chain of grocery stores. These billionaire owners of ALDI deserve better! They sell us fruit cups a dollar cheaper than Rite Aid! So it appears you sons of bitches want us to re-evaluate our stance on ALDI, because fucking everyone has way too strong of an opinion about that store. Fine. We’ll do you that favor. This is literally the first time we’ve had to revisit a topic, but we’re doing it for you, the social media managers of ALDI the fans.
ALDI: Revisited and Re-reviewed