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    Default ALDI - Pros and cons?

    DP and I decided to start shopping at ALDI last weekend instead of coles/woolies to try and help our grocery bills.

    Do you shop there?
    Do you find its cheaper than woolies or coles?
    What products would you recommend?
    What should we stay clear of?

    We didn't buy meat from there this week as we already had a bit in the freezer at home. Is the meat any good?

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    The Veges are horrible !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happygirl1982 View Post
    The Veges are horrible !!!!
    The veggies at my local one are good but I find the fruit to be a bit crappy. The meat is all local and I've never had a problem with it.
    I do find the milk doesn't taste as good though.

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    I'm happy with all their products. There isn't a huge variety of fruit and vege, just whatever is in season.

    Look up Aldi Mum if you are on Facebook. Lots of reviews and a whole community of aldi lovers.

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    The cheese is good, the sposies are good, the organic tin tomatoes and pasta sauce are great, all the basics- pasta, flour, rice, sugar etc are perfectly fine. The tinned soup etc us often very high in salt. DH loves their Jaffa cakes
    I read recently that their premade lasagne a etc has even found to contain horse meat

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    There isn't anything I would tell you to avoid, give it all a try :-)

    I do pick and choose whether I buy their fruit and vegies though which doesn't bother me because if I have to go to Coles I make sure I stay in the fresh produce section so I don't impulse buy :-)

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    I buy snacks for the kids for school, biscuits for the cupboard and staples like pasta and tinned vegetables. We all prefer Aldi Turkish bread to Woolworths, as well as their Lebanese bread which always tastes so much fresher than our other supermarkets. I don't buy fruit or vegetables unless I want to use them that day.

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    They're really good (and cheaper than other supermarkets) for pantry and freezer things, as well as drinks. We don't buy much of their fruit, veg & meat as we go to butchers and fruit shops for that.

    Nappies and wipes are good. Haven't tried any other baby stuff.

    Kitchen, laundry and cleaning products that I've tried are good. Haven't really tried toiletries or anything like that.

    My theory is you can only try it, if you don't like something don't get it again

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    Default ALDI - Pros and cons?

    We love Aldi and do our shopping there. We supplement that with Costco shops every few weeks for bulk brand name stuff.
    I buy their meat happily, I think it's pretty good. The quality of the fruit and veg does vary a lot from store to store.
    Our local is great. If you're particular about brands - Aldi is not going to be for you.
    Their steaks, sausages, pork etc are good. We find that our weekly shops there are SO much cheaper than Coles. I think this is partly due to the fact that they have less random foods that you can be tempted by when shopping. It's fairly basic foods......although their "fancy brand" triple chocolate ice cream is TO DIE FOR.

    There was a big write up recently about them using horse meat in some of their pre-prepared frozen foods like lasagna etc. I breathed a big sign of relief when I read it as we don't buy that stuff. And we WON'T be buying it any time soon! Ha ha.
    I'll see if I can find the article and link it.

    Edit to add link: http://www.theguardian.com/business/...-beef-products
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