Furious Aussies strike at Aldi supermarkets in UK for selling ‘ostrich fillet steaks’

Big debate over ‘ostrich fillet steaks’ being sold in Aldi supermarkets in the UK – so would you eat it?

  • Group of Aldi shoppers blows up ‘ostrich fillet steaks’ sold in UK supermarkets
  • Photo of the controversial food item was posted to Facebook group ‘Aldi Mums’
  • While some lashed out at the meat product, others said it was no different than chicken

A group of furious Aussie shoppers have approached Aldi supermarkets in Britain to sell ‘ostrich fillet steaks’, while others claim it’s the same as eating meat.

A photo of the offending product was posted to the ‘Aldi Mums’ Facebook group by a shopper named Wendy.

“How cool would this be for Australia to get?” she asked fellow group members, revealing that the steaks would cost buyers the equivalent of $7.25.

While some Aldi fans didn’t share the same enthusiasm for the bizarre meat product, others said it was no different than consuming other animals.

A photo of the offending product was posted to the ‘Aldi Mums’ Facebook group by a shopper named Wendy, showing that the steaks could be had for an equivalent of $7.25.

Hundreds of divided shoppers continued to discuss the topic in the comments, with several pleading for the birds to be left alone.

Poll

DO YOU WANT TO EAT OSTRICH MEAT?

‘Cool? I do not think so. Poor ostriches,’ said one user.

“Eww, I agree, why would this be even remotely cool to see on the shelves?” commented another.

“It’s bad enough that we eat Skippy,” a third shared, referring to the sale of kangaroo meat.

“Now what… koalas?” a fourth joked.

A group member suggested that shoppers just keep eating chicken.

‘They are not made for consumption. Not every animal that roams the earth needs to be eaten,” she added.

While some Aldi fans didn't share the same enthusiasm for the unusual meat product (pictured), others said it was no different from eating other animals

While some Aldi fans didn’t share the same enthusiasm for the unusual meat product (pictured), others said it was no different from eating other animals

However, several Aldi customers disagreed, saying that eating ostrich is no different than eating lamb, beef or chicken.

“Can someone tell me how this is so bad if we eat pigs, sheep and cows there without any problem?” said one.

‘Why are you so annoyed? It’s not like eating the family dog, relax,” a second commented.

‘What is the difference between an ostrich and a bird or a fish or a cow or any kind of cattle? Heck, might as well go and eat cats and dogs,” a third shared.

One group member claimed that ostrich meat was raised for human consumption in the same way as turkeys and chickens.

Several more open-minded Aldi fans said they had tried ostriches abroad and gave the product their approval

Several more open-minded Aldi fans said they had tried ostriches abroad and gave the product their approval

Another found a shopper’s opinion of the meat product invalid unless they were vegan or vegetarian.

Several more open-minded Aldi fans said they had tried Ostrich abroad and gave the product their approval.

‘This is my favorite! It’s so skinny,” one wrote, while another said they had eaten a lot of ostriches during their stay in South Africa.

Another customer said the lean meat had ‘very high’ protein.

“You eat chicken guys, it’s just a big chicken.”

Daily Mail Australia has contacted ALDI UK for comment.

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