Aldi shoppers have reported witnessing “fights” and “scraps”over its Kevin the Carrot toys sold in support of Teenage Cancer Trust.
The toys, which feature in the supermarket’s Christmas adverts, were available in a range of sizes from a small £3.99 version all the way up to a 100cm Kevin the Carrot toy, on sale for £19.99. Bundles of all available characters are already on eBay for as much as £69.99.
Many took to social media to complain that they had missed out on the toys or to speak of the “fights” they had witnessed. It appeared that some had not only experienced trouble in-store but also online where it was reported that the website was “not fit for purpose”.
@AldiUK no response to my last tweet and your website is still not fit for purpose this morning! Apparently the decorations are in stock online but when you click on them they say they are sold out. Come on Aldi, the demand on the site can't be a surprise! #KevinTheCarrot pic.twitter.com/2zVdxxwb3y
— Tiffany Louise Clark (@tifflouclark) November 22, 2018
— Traci! (@tnez) November 22, 2018
— ᴀᴍʏᴀɴɴ (@missusphalange) November 22, 2018
— CMB77 (@ChriMBow) November 22, 2018
An Aldi statement said: “To avoid any disappointment, this year we increased the range by adding new characters such as Pascal the Parsnip, as well as the amount of soft toys available in each store.
“We also limited purchases to two variants per customer so as many people as possible had the chance to buy these products. As with all our Specialbuys products, these are only available while stocks last.”