The Aldi Label Clue To Easily Tell When An Item Will Be Soon Discontinued

Few things cause greater grief and distress than discovering that one of your go-to supermarket items has disappeared. We're not simply talking about the inconvenience of supply chain disruptions here. We mean when you've been searching high and low for weeks to no avail — the price label has gone, the item's usual place on the shelves has been replaced with a terrible imposter, and no staff member can find what you need.

These, sadly, are a recipe for bad news. It probably means that your favorite product has been discontinued. Fortunately, at Aldi, there is a way to see this coming. The key is to look out for a hand-drawn "D" scrawled in a corner of the item's price tag. If this single letter is present, in black or red ink, it means Aldi will be discontinuing the product

So, how can you prepare yourself for the axing of an Aldi product, and what other label warning signs should you be watching out for?

What else to know about discontinued Aldi products

Although a handwritten "D" indicates that a product is about to be dropped by Aldi, what isn't clear is exactly when that product will disappear. Because of this, it's worth asking a member of staff and keeping an eye on stock levels: If there aren't many products left, they could be about to run out.

Aldi products can also disappear for other reasons. Aldi Finds items are only available for a limited time and could sell out very quickly due to a restricted amount of stock. This is the same for goods promoted as "red hot." Blue labels and those marked as seasonal indicate that a product will only be available for a certain part of the year (such as during the holiday season), so it's important not to become too attached to these items because they won't be around forever.

Even though the discontinuation "D" could spell doom for the product afflicted with it, there may still be hope. Sometimes, Aldi chooses to reinstate banished items, so never lose hope that one day your favorite bargain could return.