|In milk, bad fake Cheerios grow to the size of donuts. Grrr!|
...until two days ago, when I purchased a case, only to discover the old-style subpar fake Cheerios, the very porous ones (right) with visible holes that look obviously punched out of a big sheet of Cheerio dough. These would, I knew, swell up unacceptably as they sogged and softened in the milk. I wanted to pull a full-bore Howard Beale moment, but had no one for an audience but the kids, who were already a bit annoyed at having to continue eating not just fake Cheerios from now on, but crappy fake Cheerios at that.
|Not really this angry, at least not now.|
Aldi, I thought we had an understanding. Can't we just go back to the way things were?
Seriously, though, I understand and respect that the reason for Aldi's success is that they keep costs low and quality reasonably high. But somebody made a bad quality decision here by changing their private-label manufacturer. I'd rather pay a bit more for fake Cheerios than the same low price for crappy ones.