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Massive crowd of Aldi shoppers forget about social distancing as they fight for cheap Dutch ovens 

‘Three months of isolation undone’: Frenzied Aldi shoppers ignore social distancing as they fight to buy new Le Creuset inspired budget pots

  • Aldi launched cheap cookware as part of Special Buys promotion on Saturday 
  • The retailer is selling a round cast iron post closely compared to Le Creuset
  • But the pot costs just $24.99 compared to the luxury French brand’s $399
  • Crowds were pictured in Aldi hoping to get their hands on the popular product 

Aldi shoppers ignored social distancing rules as they scrambled to get their hands on a high-end inspired cookware collection over the weekend. 

The round cast iron pot has been closely compared to the luxury top-selling French brand Le Creuset, but the Aldi alternative costs just $24.99 compared to $399.

The products went on sale on Saturday and eager Aldi customers made sure to take advantage, flouting social distancing rules to crowd around the Special Buys aisle.

An image was posted to Reddit with the caption: ‘Three months of isolation undone by cheap Dutch Ovens in Aldi…to be fair, it is a great deal!!’

An image was posted to Reddit with the caption: ‘Three months of isolation undone by cheap Dutch Ovens in Aldi…to be fair, it is a great deal!!’

The round cast iron pot has been closely compared to the luxury top-selling French brand Le Creuset, but the Aldi alternative costs just $24.99 compared to $399

The round cast iron pot has been closely compared to the luxury top-selling French brand Le Creuset, but the Aldi alternative costs just $24.99 compared to $399

Other than the cast iron Dutch oven, the supermarket is also offering a cast iron saucepan for just $19.99.

A cast iron fry pan is available for $17.99, which is also very similar to the Le Creuset signature cast iron fry pan but retails for $379. 

For $2.99 the retailer is offering mini casserole and baking dishes in a two-set pack that’s ideal for preparing an assortment of desserts such as quiches, pies and tarts.

The post quickly gained thousands of views, with most users questioning why Aldi staff did little to control the customers.   

One user commented saying the store has occupancy limits but cannot control if the total amount of customers stand in one aisle.

‘This is just people being dumb,’ the person said. 

‘Imagine caring more about a f**king bargain pot than a pandemic. The idiocracy is here and now,’ another user commented.

The products have been hot-ticket items for years at Aldi, comparing to the $399 Le Creuset version

The products have been hot-ticket items for years at Aldi, comparing to the $399 Le Creuset version

Another said: ‘Give them a pandemic, they’ll take a dutch oven’.

Most users shamed Aldi for not controlling the social distancing inside the supermarket.

‘Shame on Aldi for running a promo they know will bring crowds during a pandemic. I think the big sales need to be banned until idiots prove they can social distance consistently,’ one user wrote.

‘The store should be fined. They would have known this exact scenario would have played out given the last 20 years of cheapskates running a muck every weekly special,’ another said. 

‘You can’t leave people stuck at home for months watching Bon Appetite test kitchen and expect them not to go crazy when ya get a $17 cast iron skillet!!!,’ another commented. 

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