I'm not a fan of Aldi either, yes they have some good stuff but the fact I have to still go to Coles or Woolies means what I save is spent in petrol travelling between other shops to get everything I need. I prefer to just do my full shop at one place and be done with it. Plus I hate that most of there fruit and veg is packed so you can't just buy a small amount which mean a lot of waste for just DD and I.
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23-06-2012 10:48 #11
23-06-2012 10:57 #12
Here is the price of a few items and compare them to woolies/coles.
LOng life milk - 99 cents
Kids yogurt 12 pck - 4.99
Eggs free range 600g - 3.29
tuna and crackers lunch pack - 1.99
Vintage cheese slices 250g - 3.99
String cheese60g - 3.99
Sour cream - 300g - 1.39
Toast bread - 99cents
Healthy start cereal 500g - 3.29
Mineral water - 73 cents
Raw sugar - 1kg - 1.09
Tomatos 1kg Australian - 2.99
Garlic mexican 5pk - 1.99
Gala apples - 1kg - 1.49
Sweet corn fresh - 500g - 1.99
Salad mix - 1.99
mushrooms 500g - 3.49
Pasta 500g - 79 cents
Thats a few examples going by my docket.
23-06-2012 11:10 #13Senior Member
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the only thing i know off that list as i don't buy many of those things is coles 12 pack yogurt are 4.80 and they are the nice thick yogurt too yum.
tomatoes would def be dearer but as I've said my 4 localish aldi have manky fruit veg so no matter how cheap wouldn't be worth it as its gross. i am super fussy on freshness though.
salad mix is that like baby spinach etc? i don't buy the mixed cause i just like baby spinach and its a 1.80
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23-06-2012 11:18 #14
Woolies produce is gross and over priced.
I do have a beautiful fruit and veg shop about 15min from me very very fresh but also pretty expensive.
I am not really that happy with Aldi overall (as per other thread).
Oh and I tried their nappies for the second time and yep they are rubbish compared to huggies. They dont draw fluid away from the skin like huggies do. So I wont be buying them again. But you get 50 nappies for 13.99 toddler size. Very cheap I will admit but not if my son ends up with nappy rash.
Not worth it I want him to be comfortable.
23-06-2012 11:24 #15Senior Member
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oh yeah the nappies are cheap. i normally buy coles brand and i think aldi worked out over a dollar a pack cheaper. I've tried them and they weren't as good but i thought they were ok for day use but dh cracked a tanty over them being not as good. i find with an older bub quality of nappy is not such a big deal.
I've heard aldi wipes are good? but never tried as the coles ones are cheaper. $10 for a box of 6 packets and they are really good.
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23-06-2012 11:33 #16
23-06-2012 11:48 #17
I swear by the aldi nappies and wipes :-)
I buy the long life milk by the box so I never run out. Dish washing liquid is great as is their laundry liquid (and it smells awesome!), shortcut spaghetti is really yummy though the last time I bought spaghetti there was years ago and it was horrid!!
Their bikkies are great as are their multipacks of chips, oil and pasta is great too.
Their toilet cleaner and the flushy things you hang off the bowl are fantastic and so much cheaper.
My sister in law hated aldi when they first opened in our town about 5 years ago and said she'd never shop there but she's fully converted now and does the bulk of their shopping there :-)
Maybe the produce depends on where you are? And I don't mind having to go to another supermarket to get the stuff I can't get at aldi as they're generally in the same shopping centre :-) maybe I'm just lucky?
23-06-2012 14:41 #18
I live in Geelong and there are 6 aldi's (that I can think of) I do notice a difference in the quality of fruit and veg in some stores eg low socio economical areas have worse quality fruit and veg. Maybe depends which store you go to and where you live.
23-06-2012 15:05 #19
Ok well Weetbix are about $2 per box cheaper.. Toilet paper, paata, veggies I consistently find cheaper at my local Aldi and if I go in Wednesday its always fresh :-) Everything is cheaper imo. I should point out that for me, it doesn't matter where I shop I only EVER buy Australian produce, I therfore DO buy the Gems at Aldi but NOT the fries as they are made in Netherlands... Im sorry... But who wants to eat potato fries from the Netherlands???
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23-06-2012 16:18 #20
I have found it works out a lot cheaper for us at Aldi. I get the toilet paper which is heaps cheaper. It's not like sorbent etc but its ok. I get most of our shopping at Aldi but it's really easy to pop into woolworths to get whatever I couldn't get on the way back to the car.
The fruit and veg is actually ok for the main things at one of the Aldi's near us but pretty bad at another one. At the good one I will usually grab all salad type vegies plus potato, pumpkin, corn, leeks and sweet potato. And mandarins, oranges and apples are all usually pretty good. Banana's are ok but sometimes they only have green ones left which is fine as we just wait a couple of days for them to go yellow.
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