An inmate at a South Australian prison keen to find a penpal has left a note inside a popular Aldi product he helped manufacture.
An Aldi customer found a handwritten message inside a packet of Hegs Pegs with Hooks, a product made in Australia that recently sold out in the chain's most recent Special Buys sale.
"Did anyone else buy these fantastic Aussie made pegs from ALDI last week and get a secret message inside the packaging?" wrote Louise on the Aldi Mums Facebook group.
Underneath the inmate's name and ID number, the prisoner wrote "Mobilong Prison, Murray Bridge. Write me."
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It's understood the prison, which SA Department for Correction Services describes as "an open campus-style prison" and can accommodate 472 male medium- and low-security prisoners, produces Hegs Pegs at the facility.
The prison has a large workshop and assembly area and makes products including "building products, bakery and kitchen, metal fabrication workshop products, plastic component assembly, firewood and kindling packaging".
Aldi shoppers on the Facebook group, which has more than 143,000 members, were amazed with Louise's discovery.
"This bloke is going to have thousands of pen pals by the end of the day!" one wrote.
"If only he knew how much attention he had from this," wrote another.
- NCA Newswire