SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: A general view of ALDI supermarket on December 7, 2020 in Southend on Sea, England. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images)
Aldi's Wild Herring Is Seriously Dividing TikTok
By Taylor Huang
In the U.S., Herring doesn't have quite the same reputation as salmon or tuna as it's smaller and bonier than most popular forms of seafood but can take on various flavors depending on how it's prepared. One viral TikTok post recently amplified the division over Aldi's Freemont Fish Market Wild Herring in Wine Sauce, causing people to jump to defend the food item faster than ever.
A TikTok user with the handle @aldiallthetime posted a video to their account, stating that she had previously never tried the jarred item, but TikTok had convinced her to give it a shot. Now, she's eating it out of the jar or on a piece of bread with cream cheese because it's among her "favorite things at Aldi."
Some users expressed their love for the product, stating that eating the dish was part of their childhood, as @mateo_4571 commented, "I grew up in NYC. My Mom used to buy this all the time. Even as a kid I loved it." Others would not budge in their refusal to try the fish, with user @kitt7276 stating, "I...I just can't."