Aldi shopper's unexpected find in sultana packet

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An Aldi shopper has made a strange discovery inside a packet of sultanas from the German supermarket giant.

Sharing her perplexing find on social media the mum posted a picture of a small packet of the store's Sweet Vine sultanas to the Aldi Mums Facebook page.

"Check out this packet of sultanas I just opened for one of the kids," she wrote.

To her surprise, the brand-new packet of sultanas was completely empty.

"They must be diet sultanas as they are 0 calories. A bit flavourless and not very filling. Luckily all the other boxes were full," she joked.

Other mums saw the funny side too, saying she had purchased "invisible sultanas, they last forever".

"Hoping they went to a good home... a wine bottle perhaps!?? (sic)" another joked.

A woman holds an empty sultana packet bought from Aldi.
The Aldi shopper opened a new packet of sultanas for her son, only to find it completely empty. Source: Facebook

Other Aldi mums share supermarket mishaps

While the post sparked funny banter in the group, others commented saying they had experienced the same thing.

One woman wondered whether they had both purchased a dud batch with some of the product missing.

"So funny you post this I opened a six-pack yesterday for my son and five were full but one was totally empty wonder if it’s the same batch as yours?" she wrote.

"You know this happened to us," another added, with a fourth saying they had the same thing happen too.

An Aldi storefront.
Other mums have come forward saying they'd also discovered empty packets after purchasing the same sultanas. Source: Getty Images

Yahoo News Australia understands Aldi investigates product issues once they receive feedback from customers.

Oddly enough, others also revealed some of the strangest things they'd discovered missing from products purchased at different supermarkets too, from party pies with no filling to bread with no middle.

"A little while ago I bought the family pack of 18 yoghurts. I have no idea how I didn’t notice when I picked them up, but when I opened them at home, not one of the tubs had yoghurt in it! All sealed lids too etc," one woman wrote.

"I was at Woolworths once buying cream and there was a completely sealed empty ice cream container," added another.

"I had party pies last week and one had no filling," a third said.

Woolworths shopper's bizarre find in tin of tomatoes

Products with nothing in them is one thing, but purchasing an item that contains something completely different is another.

One woman recently shared her surprise after opening a tin of Essentials brand tinned tomatoes from Woolworths.

Shell McKenzie, from the Melbourne suburb of Sunbury, told Yahoo News Australia she was baffled when she opened a tin of tomatoes that contained none of the promised product at all.

Instead, the sealed tin was full of water.

A tin of Woolworths tomatoes full of water.
Instead of getting a tin of tomatoes, a Woolies customer oddly received a tin full of water. Source: Facebook

"It was delivered to my workplace," she explained of her online order.

"My cook opened it and was shocked it was filled with water… we bought others that were fine."

After posting her unusual discovery to the Woolworths Facebook page the retail giant responded to apologise.

"We're sorry to see you've received a can of diced tomatoes filled with water. We can imagine the surprise this would've caused when you opened it," the spokesperson said.

"We'd like to look into this for you but do need to grab some details. Can you please let us know the store of purchase, the expiry date and the batch information?"

Ms McKenzie confirmed to Yahoo News Australia she had spoken to a Woolies representative about the mysterious mishap, and had been offered a refund and a $10 goodwill credit.

"They have no idea how it happened," she said.

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