I love Aldi. I hated it years ago, and took forever to go back. I order my groceries online, so don't do my weekly shop there (when I looked in to it their products had so much salt in them it turned me off, but it's been years and I want to check again as Aldi are a preservative free grocery shop, and they do support Australian business and farmers)...but their fruit/veg last so much longer than woolies and coles, we quite like their frozen fish, their dishwashing tablets are the bomb and so bluddy cheap....and their weekly specials are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I only buy the other produce from Aldi when I want something out of their weekly specials, but I haven't been disappointed in one of their special products yet.
Subbing for a read. We are getting aldi here in wa at some point this year so I'm curious
I love Aldi.
Their organic range is getting bigger all the time and it's so much cheaper.
Until you know what they sell it's a pain to shop there, I know what I can and can't get there so it helps me with planning.
I do have to go to woollies once a month or so to get specific items which Aldi doesn't have (fragrance free stuff).
I also do a Costco shop once every couple of months for bulk health food staples.
The fruit and veg has always been excellent but a lot of people have said to me they've got crap, I never have.
The meat is good, they have a good range of grass fed beef.
If you are willing to be flexible and shop to what they have it's great. I.e they only sell bean sprouts in summer so I wouldn't plan a meal with bean sprouts outside that time to avoid an extra stop elsewhere.
Wish we had Aldi...
18 opening in SA to be exact The first ones open Wed 4th Feb ( including one around the corner from me!!)
Lighten up. You quoted me twice directly addressing two reasons I had given for why I don't shop there, and I had said in my original post that people always seem to be attention to convince me to shop at Aldi so it was a light hearted reference to that. It cracks me up, I've never had one person ever try to convince me to shop at IGA or Foodworks or Woolies. Only ever at Aldi (with grocery shopping). I have no propaganda. I couldn't give a rat's bottom where people do grocery shopping.
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