A lady who shared an image of an Aldi food container “fail” has not received the response she hoped for, as an alternative sparking backlash online.
The girl took to a US-based Facebook group to share her frustration with a “special buy” at American Aldi stores.
Her grievance was that one among the three containers she purchased gave the impression to be unsuitable for storing long strands of pasta.
She posted a photograph of the most important of the three containers, which was unable to be sealed with spaghetti inside.
Users were quick to indicate the containers were never advertised as “spaghetti storage,” with many as an alternative deeming it a situation of a “user fail.”
“Why is it a fail? Because you might be putting something that’s clearly to big in them? Seems like operator error, not Aldi,” one user wrote.
“They didn’t advertise as spaghetti storage. No epic failure but a bummer.”
“How is it Aldi’s fault you place the unsuitable sized pasta in containers?” said one other.
The container is 24.4 cm (9.6 in.) tall, and has to contain items even shorter than this if you account for the scale of the bamboo lid. Beloved long pasta types like spaghetti are mostly available in 25-30 centimeter lengths, making the container not tall enough for storing any classic long pasta.
“Its not a stretch to assume they’d be used for pasta, because typically a tall clear canister has been used for spaghetti. I definitely can understand the frustration,” one group member commented.
The unique poster responded with an image of the unique packaging, clearly showing some form of long pasta being stored inside the exact same food container.
“So, after seeing the box which accurately shows them holding the very same pasta quite nicely, what exactly are they advertised for?” one user questioned.
Quite a few users shared their ideas for alternative uses for the container, offering to as an alternative use it for flour, cocoa and even dried beans storage.
The girl behind the post had an idea of her own: “I ended up breaking the pasta in half despite the fact that my idea is open the box and dump the pasta within the jar, easy peasy.”
This comment sparked a second wave of backlash, as horrified users expressed their distaste of breaking the pasta in two.
One user wrote: “Breaking spaghetti noodles in half must be illegal LOL. You never break spaghetti in half. That’s a sin in Italy.”
Though “sinful,” many users did see this as a greater solution as an alternative of “being worked up over a container.”
These storage containers usually are not available in Australia, though similar ones have been sold previously.
Aldi has been contacted by news.com.au for comment.