Truth behind X-rated Aldi Special Buy stool

Penny Burfitt
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

An image of an eyebrow-raising Aldi Special Buy left the internet gobsmacked on Wednesday after it appeared to sport a very naughty name.

A snap of a foot stool for sale in an Aldi Special Buy aisle went viral after onlookers spotted its very unusual name – the ‘blow job stool’.

Aldi blow job bar stool photoshop
This photo blew up the internet yesterday, though Aldi says it has been altered on Photoshop. Photo: Getty Images/ Supplied

The outrageous item initially prompted no response from Aldi, allowing the internet’s imagination to run wild, though the supermarket is now saying the image is a fake.

In disappointing news for thousands clamouring to get their hands on their very own stools, Aldi says there is no such item stocked in any of its international stores and says the image has been photoshopped.

Originally shared to a fan Facebook page, the original poster insists the photo was sent to them by a family member living in Spain.

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The shop signs themselves are in English making the original photo unlikely to have been snapped in Spain as initially claimed, though whether the gag was a case of incognito in-person sign tampering or online wizardry is unclear.

Faux Fur bar stools in Aldi UK shopping centre
The real bar stools appear to be the UK stores' Faux Fur Stools. Photo: Instagram/ highstreettohome

In-person or online, Aldi insists they have never stocked any ‘blow job stools’, and we’re guessing they are not planning to in the future.

It seems the item in question is likely the Square Grey Short Faux Fur Stool sold by the store’s UK branch this year for a very reasonable £14.99.

The stool is marketed as a piece that will ‘add a touch of glamour to your room while also giving you a cosy place to rest’, though clearly, shoppers are more than willing to get creative with the chic item.

Barstool gag leaves shoppers in stitches

Image of Aldi store Australia
Aldi shoppers got a good giggle out of the hoax. Photo: Getty Images

The funny gag gave onlookers a good giggle regardless when shared to an Aldi fan page on Facebook.

The photo sparked an instant flurry of hilarity, with hundreds liking the photo, and dozens commenting within just an hour, and it’s since been shared across the internet racking up hundreds of thousands of likes.

“ALDI - Good, different,” one funny onlooker quoted the supermarket’s tag line.

“And cases of arthritis in the knees has dramatically dropped since Aldi brought out their blowjob stool,” one woman cheekily claimed.

“Bet there was a line up for that,” said one envious customer.

“I’m sure these will sell out in Oz!” another hinted.

“What the hell?” was all one baffled fan could manage.

Some eagle-eyed viewers weren’t fooled, arguing the photo was clearly a photoshop job.

“Got to be photoshopped,” one argued.

Another agreed, but added the photo was ‘hilarious’ regardless.

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