Well it seems the answer has finally been uncovered. Confirming that they’re working hard to bring back the popular chook, an Aldi spokesman told the Tweed Daily News that the item has been yanked from the shelves by shoppers due to its staggering popularity.
‘Our Brannans Butchery Southern Style Chicken Portions quickly became a popular item among loyal ALDI shoppers,’ the spokesperson told the Tweed Daily News.
‘Due to this popularity, we recently experienced issues meeting high demand for the product and unfortunately, it is temporarily unavailable.
‘We understand this product is greatly missed by customers and are working to bring the product back to shelves in the near future.’
Mystery solved! This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an Aldi item sell out super fast. In the UK, the supermarket had to bring in a ‘two-per-customer’ limit on their famous Haloumi Chips due to their enormous popularity - leading some to wonder whether the same thing will happen to the Southern Style Chicken when it’s back on shelves.
Well while you’re busy waiting for the item to return, you could always give our Buttermilk Spiced Fried Chicken a go - it’s SO good!
WATCH HOW TO MAKE IT HERE!