Isn’t it good to get the insider goss on what really goes on behind the scenes? We couldn’t help getting just a little bit excited when an Aldi employee shared the secret to which product are going to be disappearing off the shelves.

But then, our thrills turned to spills, when we discovered exactly what item is getting the chop. NOOOO!!!

An Aldi worker has spilled the beans in the Aldi Mums facebook page, saying that if you spy a handwritten letter “D” on the yellow sales tags of an item, it’s a pretty sure bet that the product is soon going to be discontinued.

And then came the kicker. She revealed which popular item is getting the boot.

Bye Bye Buns!

“For all you Bao Bun lovers out there, it might be time to stock up,” she posted in the group.

“They were on the discontinued list yesterday. My first thought when putting the (little) ‘D’ on the ticket, ‘Ohhhh the Aldi Mums are going to be disappointed.'”

And boy, was she right. The Aldi fans were devastated.

bao buns
Pic via: 7NEWS



“I don’t need this kind of negativity in my life,” said one

“I’m going to buy like five packets and not even be sorry about it,” said another.

Apparently, another key sign that a product is on its last legs is a red sticker on the sales tag.

Popular For Family Dinner

The Aldi Bao Buns, which are fluffy Asian buns (similar to a mini pita bread) have been extremely popular since they hit the shelves. Many shoppers fill the buns with homemade pulled pork, beef or barbecue chicken. Some have said that the perfect combination is the beef brisket teamed with Asian slaw and the buns, all available from Aldi.

A delicious combination. Pic Via Facebook

It’s True!

It’s not a secret that the Bao Buns are a limited edition. It even says so on the item’s packaging. But we’re just not ready to say goodbye yet.

An Aldi spokesperson confirmed that the buns are a limited edition.

“We often release limited edition items as a way for us to share new creations with our customers, and we love it when they get such a great response,” they said.

“We definitely take our customers’ feedback into consideration when it comes to bringing favourite products back to shelves, or even adding them to our everyday range.”

Are you upset about Bao Buns disappearing off the Aldi shelves? Are there any other Aldi products that you would be devastated if they were discontinued? Tell us in the comments below.

aldi bao buns

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  • Really miss the Taste Nation Beef Brisket. What a winner, I can’t understand why you wouldn’t keep such a good product. I hate it when you find something so delicious and then it disappears. Why??


  • I am not an Aldi shopper, but I guess if I found something and loved it, I would be pretty sad.


  • Doesnt affect me I dont shop at Aldi


  • I have never brought Bao buns before.


  • I’ve never shopped in an Aldi store so it doesn’t affect me.


  • I’ve not seen these in my local Aldi! I’d cry if they got rid of their roti breads though!


  • I don’t shop there enough!


  • I only shop at Aldi every now and then, so I don’t have an affinity like most people do. I imagine a staff member might be getting into trouble for the frenzy they’ve now created. But clearly, Bao Buns were advertised for a limited time only.


  • I must say even when I had access to Aldi I wasn’t worried about these. The thing I miss most is ice-cream.


  • Wish I could shop at Aldi


  • Thanks for the heads up.


  • I love looking for discontinued things as it often means there is a bargain to be had


  • Thanks for the heads up, cheers.


  • I dont buy any of these things anyway
    So im not really interested


  • I hope they bring them back.


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