When it comes to doing the groceries, the last thing you want to deal with is an overflowing cart.
And while Aldi has “enormous” trolleys accommodating its bulk-buying customers, it appears not everyone is a fan of the 1.1m high cart.
Earlier this month, a debate erupted online after a woman called on the retailer to (also) provide a range of smaller trolleys, adding that the current 212-litre size was too big to handle.
And the debate has again kicked off after the woman’s suggestion was shared in a popular Facebook group.
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“(Aldi) trolleys are so big and tall that they are not suitable for very short people like me,” the woman’s original post read.
She complained the trolleys come up to her neck and reaching in to put groceries on the checkout escalator “always hurts reaching down into the trolley”.
“They are hard for us little people to handle. It is different for taller people – for us, someone crashing into you with their trolley could give you a very serious neck injury,” she continued.
“The only reason they are so big and deep is to trick a shopper that they haven’t filled it much.”
She also added that they are “dangerous” especially to the elderly and “people like me who has had four spinal surgeries”.
The woman’s idea for smaller trolleys was shared in the Aldi Fans Australia group on Monday, sparking another heated debate about the size of the trolley.
Some people backed her requests, while others defended Aldi.
“I’m just shy of 5 foot (152cm). The Aldi trolleys are enormous and hard for me to push! Personally I like the Bunnings kids trolleys,” one shopper wrote.
“Well, not everyone has a flexible back and bending down into those trolleys can be quite difficult, especially for the elderly and disabled,” added another woman.
“Plus not everyone is shopping to feed a large family so don’t need a huge trolley.
“The smaller Coles shopping trolleys are often more user friendly. Perhaps Aldi could do as Coles and Woolworths do and offer a choice of a larger of a smaller trolley?”
Woolworths have two trolley options – a large one like Aldi that also comes in at 1m high and a “convenience” trolley which is 75-litre.
But not everyone agreed, with many saying they preferred Aldi’s big trolleys.
“It’s better then slouching or rolling shoulders forward to push a pissy trolley that holds jack all and you have to play tetris with,” an Aldi customer wrote.
“The foot spacing is wider at base so you don’t keep tripping over the trolley and kicking the trolley all the time too.”
He said he goes out of his way to get an Aldi trolley over any other.
“Why is there an issue with the trolley? Don’t people have anything better to complain about? For goodness sake… the trolleys are perfect in size. Stop sooking!!” one woman wrote.
“I agree for food. But those special buys will get you every time! Massive trolley mandatory,” added another.
News.com.au understand Aldi has no plans to change the size of their trolleys…