The Problem Aldi Shoppers Have With Their Plant-Based Cheese Wedges

Whether you're a vegan or someone who eats dairy-free — because of an intolerance or because you're just trying to eat healthier — one of the hardest things to give up is cheese. Parmesan, cheddar, gouda, brie ... saying goodbye to the creamy, salty deliciousness can be tough. Fortunately, more and more dairy-free cheese alternatives are popping up all over the place. One such option you can now find at Aldi. Fan account @theamazingaldi posted a picture on Instagram of a new product spotted at their local Aldi: Good Planet Original Plant-Based Cheese Wedges. 

There's a lot to love about the individually wrapped wedges: Along with being dairy-free, they're soy-free, gluten-free, allergen-free, and even keto-friendly. Plus. they make for an easy-to-carry snack. However, for as good as the Good Planet cheese wedges sound, people on Instagram have a major issue with the product. Here's the one downside to the latest Aldi Find, according to fans.

The plant-based cheese is only available in California Aldi stores

If you're one of the hundreds (and maybe even thousands) of Aldi shoppers who want to pick up a pack or two of the new Good Planet plant-based cheese wedges, you have to live on the West Coast. According to the Instagram post from @theamazingaldi, the cheese is only available in California Aldi stores from November 10 to November 24, or while supplies last. It's something that isn't going over well with fans, as a number of them commented that they wanted Aldi to bring the plant-based dairy to stores in their states. User @aldifantasticfinds may have captured the reactions best: "Oh yum! Bummer only in Cali!"

Fortunately, there are other places where Good Planet plant-based cheese wedges are sold. You can order them directly from Good Planet online (where you'll also find Smoked Gouda and Pepper Jack varieties) or use the store locator to find the nearest location where the cheese is available. The brand is sold at some Giant, Harris Teeter, Hyvee, Sprouts, and Wegmans grocery stores, for instance. Committed to getting it in your local Aldi? Good Planet offers a product request form and suggests printing it out, filling it out, and taking it to your store manager to persuade them.