KROGER has confirmed that a popular ice cream offering has disappeared from shelves – and shoppers aren’t too happy with the product’s replacement.
Kroger regularly offers quality groceries at affordable prices, and many shoppers have come to know and love the brand for some household staples.
When the store’s Simple Truth keto ice cream launched and disappeared from stores this summer, many shoppers weren’t sure what to do.
It comes in a variety of flavors including coffee chip, chocolate chip, or even butter pecan, and customers have loved the flavors while still being able to stay on their keto diet.
The ice cream was a rarity in the freezer because it was marketed as “better for you” while still offering the delicious, sweet flavor that ice cream lovers crave.
Noticing the disappearance of Kroger’s keto ice cream, a concerned shopper took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to complain about the product mix-up.
“@Kroger has that #Simple Truth #keto Ice cream has been discontinued and replaced with the no added sugar version? If yes why? The keto version was much cleaner and had better ingredients… The keto version has always sold out, seems to have sold very well… seems silly to discontinue,” the customer shared the platform.
Other keto lovers joined the concerned shopper in the comments.
“The stuff was sooo good! I hope it’s not gone forever!” one wrote.
Responding to shoppers’ concerns, Kroger confirmed that the popular ice cream is indeed no longer available at the store’s location.
“It looks like this item is no longer available,” the company replied. “We apologize for any inconvenience and will forward your request to see this item again to our product teams for review.”
OTHER DISCONTINUED ITEMS
This isn’t the first time Kroger has disappointed buyers with a controversial product discontinuation.
Earlier this year, customers were stunned after a popular mustard condiment was permanently removed from store shelves.
Prime Seasonings’ Kicked Up Mustard Season & Rub flavor contained a blend of salt, molasses, mustard, garlic, spices, onion, vinegar and turmeric, making it the perfect accompaniment to chicken or pork chops.
Despite buyers’ outcry, Kroger confirmed that the spice would no longer be commercially available.
“We were able to research the Kroger Prime Seasonings Kicked Up Mustard Season & Rub. Unfortunately, that has been discontinued,” Kroger said on X.
Similarly, Kroger has discontinued its Italian soda product, causing major uproar when it comes to many shoppers’ favorite drink.
“Kroger, hello, I haven’t seen your Simple Truth Italian sodas in a while. Does my location just not carry them anymore or has Kroger stopped selling them altogether?” asked one fan on X.
The store replied, “Hello! Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, Simple Truth’s Italian sodas have been discontinued. We will pass your feedback on to our product teams. I wish you a nice day!”
This came as a huge shock to some customers as some described it as ‘the best’ they had ever found.
In a review of the blood orange flavor, one customer said, “This is the best blood orange drink I’ve ever had, and it’s organic too.”
Another shocking departure from Kroger came when the chain stopped selling Turkey Hill ice cream.
One shopper complained to the store, saying, “At least give us a break by confirming or denying that Kroger no longer sells Turkey Hill ice cream.”
The price per ice pack was only $2.50, making it a cheaper alternative to many brands on the market.
Trader Joe’s fans were also shocked to learn their favorite condiment was discontinued.
In the meantime, there will no longer be a popular Aldi cake on the store shelves.