So I am going to completely own my wrongness on Aldi I shopped there years ago and was not a fan, in fact I hated it. But lately I've given it a go again and I'm a complete convert. Since I shopped there 10 years ago the range has really increased and so has the quality.
dairy - the cheese is yummy and way cheaper. We go through oodles of greek yoghurt and the plain aldi one is delish. DS2 and DD have it everyday with cut up fruit. The butter is also fab.
Cleaning products - I'm a personal hygene and cleaning product snob but I love Aldi stuff. The stain spray, dishwasher tablets and dishwashing liquid are great. The Lacura (sp?) range for beauty I love so much. The foaming cleanser and foundation in particular.
Baby - I've switched from S26 Gold to Mamia Gold. It's half the price, made in Aust and smells so much nicer. Also changed to the nappies and the wipes.
the red meat - the steak is the worst I have ever tasted, it was like a boot, seriously And I bought it twice just to make sure it wasn't just a bad batch... nope.... old tough boot!
Milk - it tastes watered down.
As to the full shop - I do my meat and veg at Woolies, plus some brands like Cadbury and my coffee pods I can't get at Aldi. But I've found I'm buying less and less each week at Woolies as I change brands bc they really are as good.
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I'm a HUGE Aldi fan. Like others said it took a while to get comfortable there. But I'm a tight &rse so hit up the specials at Coles then buy the rest from Aldi.
I don't get junk mail so look up woolies and Coles catalogues online to see what's on sale. I hit them up (often in bulk). Then buy the rest from Aldi. Coles and Aldi are in the same shopping centre so it's not hard for me to do both.
Likes: block cheese, pink milk (don't like the choc one though), their weet bix and cornflakes, condensed milk, baking products, meat, dishwashing tablets, sensitive washing powder, dog food, general baking staples. They have an amazing range of gluten free food.
The special buys are my down fall. They change over every week. I use the ap to see what's coming up. Love their jammies. Also got some great collette Dinnigan bathers recently for the kids with long sleeve zip up rashies.
Yes having to stack your own groceries is annoying. I just check everything in the trolley, then into the car, then use a washing basket to carry it all in.
Much of the stuff is the brand name product in different packaging. You can tell from the made my address on the back.
Don't be put off by the unrecognisable boxes. Oh and don't buy the dairy fine choc it's horrid, but the mont something is amazing.
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Oh and their weekly specials They get so much good stuff. I go for them as much as the general groceries
25-01-2016 23:30 #29
I'm an Aldi fan too, and like a lot of people it took me a few goes before I got the gist of the place. I definitely save $$ and that's my main reason for shopping there.
I like the nappies and wipes, washing powder, dishwashing detergent, biscuits, yoghurt covered rice cakes (which I doubt is actual yoghurt but very yummy), seasonal veg, party pies & sausage rolls, chicken kievs (fresh, not frozen ones), fresh salmon, German pretzels, bread.
I do get very tempted by the random crap they get in every week, I almost bought a chainsaw there a few weeks back...
I love when they have kid's books in, and they often have great theme weeks where they'll have food items from the UK, US, Germany, etc.
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25-01-2016 23:39 #30
I went to Aldi when I was on the Gold Coast recently and hated it, but it was more to do with me then them. I like a set meal plan that makes a set grocery list and if I can't shop that list then I get very flustered (due to my OCD) and the way Aldi is set out makes it hard to do it. So my distaste of Adli is purely my own fault and I can understand why others would love it because of the prices.
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