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28 November 2019 14:45

Aldi Carrot Peaky Blinders

Get the biggest Weekend Report stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Aldi shoppers have been seen fighting over the popular Kevin the Carrot toys which have gone on sale. There was carnage at stores across the country as doors opened as eager customers tried to get their hands on the toys. The Mirror say there were reports of pushing and shoving to get to the front - followed by customers helping those stuck outside the shop. Others claimed to see customers actually fighting as demand hit fever pitch. Dan Youngman Tweeted: "This is not a drill, there are people in Aldi's fighting over Kevin the carrot toys!" Earlier queues as long as 50 people were reported outside, as people competed to be first in line for the toys.

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Aldi shoppers seen 'fighting' over Kevin the Carrot toys

Heidi Middleton added: "No chance of mi getting the sprouts or tomatoes there were beasts of woman knocking people out of the way for them! By the time I fought my way to the Front they were all gone." User @DrDiniel tweeted: "I just saw a woman clutching a 3ft long stuffed carrot leaving Aldi and thought it can't be true. Then inside there were a dozen people fighting over more of them. The world has gone mad." Some fans were queuing outside stores from as early as 6.30am to get their hands on the toys. @meusshell commented: "Well that was an experience, adults pushing and shoving for plush toys. I got a sprout and tomato though, after queuing since 6.30am #kevinthecarrot" And of course, people were delighted when they were able to purchase the toys they wanted. One person tweeted a picture of their Kevin the Carrot toy sitting at the bus stop, with the caption "Got my #KevinTheCarrot now going home on the bus with @AldiUK @Merseytravel" Last year more than two thirds of the range sold-out in 24 hours - seeing the supermarket increase the number of Kevin the Carrots for Christmas this year to try and keep up with demand. Aldi's been getting ready since Tuesday, when it shipped more than 300,000 Kevin soft toys to stores in time for what it's calling "Orange Thursday". Julie Ashfield from Aldi said: "Our colleagues opened the doors at 8am this morning and were met with an unprecedented number of customers looking to get their hands on Kevin the Carrot toys and his other friends, including Russell Sprout. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now "We know our Kevin the Carrot soft toys and merchandise are incredibly popular with our customers and this year we increased the amount on offer. "To give as many Kevin fans as possible the chance to buy the range, we have limited purchases to two soft toys per customer, but as with all of our Specialbuys products, once they're gone, they're gone."