Again and again, consumers feel disadvantaged in supermarkets.
A Lidl customer now experienced the opposite.
He weighed his product and was surprised.
Munich – When you go shopping in the supermarket or discounter, the choice is quite large.
On the shelves of well-known retail companies such as Aldi, Lidl, Netto, Rewe, Edeka or Kaufland there is actually the right product for every taste.
Price tags and labels on the goods help to be able to more precisely assign their weight, origin and ingredients.
However, recently there was confusion at Rewe when customers suddenly saw no more price tags on the supermarket shelves.
At Netto, too, a consumer was recently surprised by a strange price tag for meat products of a different kind. But supermarket customers also experience positive surprises from time to time.
Lidl customer weighs a 500 gram pack of broccoli and can look forward to a "bargain".
For a British Lidl customer, a purchase from the discounter turned out to be a real hit.
In a branch he wanted to buy healthy food and stocked up on some vegetables.
His choice fell on the broccoli in the 500 gram pack.
But something didn't seem quite right with that.
At home, the Lidl customer weighed the broccoli packaging and its contents.
And was amazed when he read the value on the scales.
The weight of the vegetable pack was not 500 grams as stated - instead it weighed a whopping 839 grams.
A damn good deal for the Lidl customer who posted a proof photo of the broccoli on the scale on Reddit.
"Bargain," commented another user appreciatively.
"Empty weight of the stems", however, was another user's concern.
"Aren't the stems charged?" surmised another similarly.
Meanwhile, a Reddit user suspected that a common production process or a production error could be the reason for the very heavy broccoli.
Lidl broccoli weighs almost twice as much as the specified 500 grams - standard process or production error?
On the one hand, it is possible that "the scale outputs as many parts or as much weight as it needs below a certain maximum value to reach the minimum quantity of 500 g," he explained.
This shortens the production process.
Or "it was double-packaged and should have been sorted off the assembly line," according to the supposedly knowledgeable user.
No matter what was ultimately responsible for the high product weight of the broccoli - in this case it was obviously not exactly unhappy about its purchase.
However, it also happens again and again that the contents of the packaging are less than specified.
A Kaufland customer felt "cheated" after weighing his sausage pack.
A few days ago, the consumer advice center chose the “deceptive pack of the year 2022”, and a well-known margarine brand won.
Several companies were nominated whose products suddenly had significantly less content than before while the price remained the same.