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Aldi shoppers furious as' turkeys' go off 'and stink out homes before Christmas

FURIOUS Aldi shoppers have slammed the supermarket after being left with “rotten” turkeys for Christmas.

Outraged shoppers have taken to social media to claim their festive birds have “gone off” and reek of a “stomach turning” stench.

How an Aldi turkey should look on Christmas Day
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How an Aldi turkey should look on Christmas Day

This is despite being being refrigerated and still being in date until at least Boxing Day, according to several angry tweets.

One shopper said: "Did not expect to be returning a rotten turkey after a couple of days and have to spend more on another-disappointed!"

Another tweeted: "Hi I bought a small turkey from your store in Kilmarnock on December 19 took it straight home and into fridge.

"Opened fridge door yesterday and noticed bad smell turns out it was the turkey which had a use by date of December 26. Not good."

Someone else said: "Ok so my turkey I bought on Friday, refrigerated within 20 minutes, is absolutely rank. Stinks to high heaven.

"Can't be bothered to return it as it's so unhygienic to handle!"

And another person added: "Bought a turkey on Friday with use by date 26th, kept at correct temperature, opened it to roast this morning and it was rotten and stank of rotten meat!

"Returned to nearest store, didn't even get so much as an apology, spent more than I needed to buy a crown."

Someone else put: "If you have bought an Aldi fresh turkey, use by date 26/12 check it.

"Ours was immediately refrigerated but is now in the bin! The smell was stomach turning and is not fit for consumption!"

And another shopper said: "M y mum just got the turkey out from the fridge and it was completely off.

bsolutely stunk. Can we get our money back?" "A bsolutely stunk. Can we get our money back?"

It isn't clear which stores the "gone off" turkeys were purchased from, or which Aldi turkey product is being slated.

The discounter had recently slashed the price of its whole fresh bird to £ 2.89 per kg , matching the price of rival Lidl for the cheapest turkey.

Aldi told us it isn't aware of any issues with its turkeys and said customers can return any product they're not happy with for a full refund or exchange.

Of course, with it being so close to Christmas shoppers may struggle to find a replacement bird at such short notice.

An Aldi spokesperson said: "We are sorry that, in a small number of instances, we did not meet our usual high-quality standards.

"Customers can return any product that they are not satisfied with to their nearest store for a full refund, or alternate contact our customer services department."

If you're not satisfied with your turkey, you can use Aldi's online store finder to return it to your nearest store, along with proof of purchase.

Alternatively, you can call Aldi on its customer service line on 0800 042 0800.

Unsure if your turkey has gone bad? Here's how to tell if your festive bird has gone off before Christmas .

Aldi has confirmed all stores will stay closed on Boxing Day to give workers a rest over Christmas.

The discounter is also giving away unsold fresh food to charity on Christmas Eve to help those in need.

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