If You Ever Hear Someone In Aldi Caw Like A Bird, Join In

Although other grocery chains may incorporate fun in their own ways, Aldi takes fun to an entirely different level. For one, the chain keeps a rotating assortment of products, getting shoppers excited for unique items on a weekly basis. If you personally haven't scoped out Aldi Finds before, you've been shopping at Aldi all wrong, but it's OK, this is fixable.

These fun finds include seasonal items, from snacks to home decor. Summery booze-themed cheeses? Aldi has you covered. Adorable Valentine's Day gnomes? Aldi has those, too. Thanksgiving-flavored potato chips? You already know the answer.

However, as fun an experience as the chain cultivates, it's clear that Aldi's devoted fanbase plays a crucial role in the atmosphere as well. In addition to countless social media accounts sharing new Aldi products and finds, shoppers also take time out of their day to take part in some good old-fashioned silliness. And by that, yes, we mean squawking in the aisles at Aldi.

Why are people making bird noises at Aldi?

If you've ever heard other shoppers making bird noises at Aldi, there is indeed a reason for it. According to Aisle of Shame, a Facebook group "dedicated to all the best Aldi Finds for Aldi fans," this particular activity may have started in 2020, when members of the Aldi Aisle of Shame Facebook group suggested they create a way to identify one another in the stores. Seeing as crows make a "caw" sound to find each other, AOS members decided on cawing.

Not only is cawing a fun way to identify friends from the internet, but it's also just a hilarious way to shake up any mundanity in your weekly grocery routine. Funnier still, as one person pointed out in the comments of the Facebook group, people's bird noises don't always sound like bird noises — one woman's cawing prompted another shopper to shout, "BLESS YOU." Another group member said the cawing tradition led to a man at their local Aldi being nicknamed "Turkey Tom." Of course, all of this just goes to say that the next time you find something to squawk about at Aldi, let out a "caw" to let your fellow shoppers know.