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Aldi website down in Kevin the Carrot scramble for Christmas


Shoppers scrambled to get their hands on the newest Kevin the Carrot in an enormous clamber this morning.

Greater than 73,000 people were being held in a web-based queue before 8am today.

Individuals who were up early to queue for the toy wrote online.

One man said: “Recent low for me this morning. I’m currently queueing outside Aldi for Kevin the Carrot…”

One woman also posted: “I feel John’s gone crazy he’s getting up at 5.30 in morning to go queue up at Aldi for Kevin the Carrot family for the children all because the children love home alone.”

The budget-friendly supermarket launched their brand latest Kevin and Family Carrot merchandise for 2022 today, and shoppers were able to pounce. Stock is considered limited ahead of Christmas.

The Kevin the Carrot Family collection incorporates latest plush toys in addition to Christmas tree decorations and pyjamas, Manchester Evening News says.

The brand new collection can be be available in shops themselves.

Demand for the brand new merchandise is high following the launch of this 12 months’s Aldi Christmas advert which sees Kevin reunited along with his family, Katie, Jasper, Chantenay and Baby after he misses his plane.

For shoppers who miss out on the gathering on the Aldi website there may be stock elsewhere. 

Amazon has a spread of Kevin the Carrot merchandise too. The web retailer has this tree decoration set for just over £16, and this plush toy set which features Chantenay, Jasper and Baby Carrot is £24.99.

There’s also this special-themed Charles Dickens carrot set for £19.99. See all of Amazon’s Kevin the Carrot merchandise here. eBay also offer cheaper versions of a few of the merchandise but these products will range from used to latest.

The Kevin the Carrot launch comes only a day before Aldi opens their Christmas 2022 slots. Aldi is trying something different this 12 months in comparison with other stores by offering click-and-collect and no delivery, allowing shoppers to avoid wasting money but in addition get the Christmas food they need.

Aldi’s Christmas slots open on Friday November 18 and last orders having to be made by Wednesday December 14 at 11.50pm. Customers can select their Christmas collection slots between Tuesday twentieth December and Friday twenty third December.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “The demand for our Kevin the Carrot soft toys was extremely high and, consequently, customers were held in a queue to enter the web site. This was to enhance the client experience on our website and we apologise for any inconvenience.”

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