People Can't Believe What This Aldi Shopper Found In Their Lettuce

Aldi is one of the most popular retailers across the U.S., known for offering unique grocery products at great prices. That said, despite being such a popular brand, Aldi has faced its share of controversies in the past. For example, the company reportedly received criticism after being accused of mistreating its employees. Back in 2017, two Korean employees said that they were ill-treated at one of Aldi's Australian stores, and alleged that they weren't paid adequately for everything they went through.

Additionally, last year, Aldi was reportedly called out for a collaboration it had with an influencer (via Delish). As a part of the project, the influencer decided to provide for her family by limiting herself to a budget of around $33 per day. Critics called the campaign "tone deaf" and "distasteful." An angry commentator wrote, "It is only from a place of extreme privilege could both a brand and individual think of this as helpful and not hugely discriminatory and patronizing." Ouch.

Well, it seems like Aldi is courting controversy again. The reason? A customer recently found something rather eerie in their bag of lettuce from the store.

It was a giant snake

As per a report from The Guardian, a couple in Australia were left terrified when they opened their bag of lettuce from Aldi and saw what was inside: a poisonous snake! Aldi customer Alexander White mentioned that he found the snake with his partner in their kitchen when they were going through their purchases from the store. "It was moving around and flicking its little tongue out," he revealed. "It was actually its tongue which let me know it wasn't a giant worm. I would have been more comfortable with a worm, to be honest."

After discovering the snake, the pair contacted a wildlife rescue team called Wires and the team said that they believed that it was a baby eastern brown — which is considered to be a rather dangerous species in Australia. Not surprisingly, they waited until someone from the organization came to their home to retrieve the reptile. Meanwhile, a statement from Aldi read, "We've worked with the customer and the team at Wires to identify the snake's natural habitat, which is certainly not an Aldi store. We thank Wires for their support on this." They added that investigations were underway to figure out how the snake found its way into the lettuce section at the store.