+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    718
    Thanks
    1,642
    Thanked
    378
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    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?

    TIA!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,325
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked
    997
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    The Veges are horrible !!!!

  3. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to happygirl1982 For This Useful Post:

    Pusheen The Cat  (21-10-2013),~BEXTER~  (21-10-2013)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    5,032
    Thanks
    2,169
    Thanked
    2,843
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to amyd For This Useful Post:

    Pusheen The Cat  (21-10-2013)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland.
    Posts
    2,142
    Thanks
    318
    Thanked
    653
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to nicole83 For This Useful Post:

    HugsBunny  (21-10-2013),Pusheen The Cat  (21-10-2013)

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,820
    Thanks
    7,291
    Thanked
    9,740
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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

  9. #6
    HugsBunny's Avatar
    HugsBunny is offline Once upon a time there was a bunny.........
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6,603
    Thanks
    4,531
    Thanked
    1,966
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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 :-)

  10. #7
    Zombie_eyes's Avatar
    Zombie_eyes is offline Formerly Diamondeyes
    Winner 2012 - Biggest Computer Nerd
    Winner 2013/14 - Funniest Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    9,354
    Thanks
    2,835
    Thanked
    9,035
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I like their nappies


    Mumma to two beautiful boys on the spectrum and one special little girl.

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    920
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    67
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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.

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    6,279
    Thanks
    5,730
    Thanked
    4,671
    Reviews
    20
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to atomicmama For This Useful Post:

    PrincessPud  (21-10-2013)

  14. #10
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    904
    Thanks
    717
    Thanked
    316
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    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
    Last edited by #Mama; 21-10-2013 at 12:28.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Early induction pros /cons?
    By LittleGumnut in forum Third Trimester Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 01-09-2013, 12:06
  2. Large family.. Pros and Cons
    By jorjarenee in forum General Chat
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 21-02-2013, 18:38
  3. 18mths difference - pros & cons
    By Pesca77 in forum What Gap between Babies?
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-01-2013, 21:47

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Sudocrem / InfacolSudocrem® Healing Cream is a soothing emollient cream which aids and assists in the management of nappy rash, eczema, ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›