I know Aldi is great value but...

(21 Posts)
trolleycoin Wed 02-Oct-13 15:54:19

Each time I go, there always seems to be a basic item that I need to purchase that they do not have. So I still end up having to go to Tesco (grrr) to get stuff and spend more £ (double grrr)

Over the last three trips I have been unable to get:
Broccolli, white potatoes, sugar, size 5 pull ups or nappies.

Does anyone else have this problem at their local Aldi?

ReviewsOffers Wed 02-Oct-13 15:55:12

None at all in mine, not for basics

SamPull Wed 02-Oct-13 15:57:15

Aldi don't sell a few things we consider staples but fortunately there is another supermarket over the road - they are normally built near to other ones.

I'd say they have about 95% of the things we buy. One of us does the main shop there and the other picks up the other things later in the week.

Ours is rarely out of stock of the things they do sell though.

steeking Wed 02-Oct-13 15:57:52

Why don't you ask the store when their delivery days are. It's possible that many more people are choosing to shop there and they haven't quite got their stock control sorted.
We have a list of things we can only get at Tesco, and go there once every couple of months for them. It's mainly non perishable stuff like firelighters.

timeforahaircut Wed 02-Oct-13 16:20:41

I don't have this problem with our Aldi. Frequently had it with Sainsbury though!

LazyMonkeyButler Wed 02-Oct-13 16:24:57

I very rarely have this at our local Aldi either - certainly no more often than at other supermarkets.

What time of day do you shop? The fresh veg does sometimes look a bit depleted by evening. No idea why the time of day would affect the nappies though grin.

MrsManshape Wed 02-Oct-13 16:25:37

Our Aldi always have an abundance of everything.

PeteCampbellsRecedingHairline Wed 02-Oct-13 16:26:21

I have this with Lidl. I then end up going to Sainsburys and spending a fortune. angry

passedgo Wed 02-Oct-13 16:29:53

Surprised Aldi didn't have any sugar. Our local one is pretty rubbish, the staff shout at each other and the meat is sometimes off. Lidl has better veg and our local one is great.

Hawkmoth Wed 02-Oct-13 16:32:14

I wish Aldi would sell Worcestershire sauce and root ginger. Then we would be fine, especially now that they have started selling red lentils smile

TeWiSavesTheDay Wed 02-Oct-13 16:34:36

Yup. Although tbf, they are staples to us (DDs dairy + soya free things) but not other people.

I decided we weren't saving any money in the end. We're currently trying online shopping.

Which day do you go? I found Saturday night awful but Sunday morning really good.

MonsterBookOfTyRexs Thu 03-Oct-13 08:00:42

Yes, yes, yes to pull ups. I'm starting to think that they have stopped selling them. Its been weeks since I last got any from aldi.

mum23girlys Thu 03-Oct-13 09:49:34

Mine didn't have pull ups for about a month there but had them in yesterday....now that dd has decided she doesn't need them grin

I also find a Saturday after lunchtime and Monday mornings they are very poorly stocked. Sunday early, Thursday and Fridays are the best days here

trolleycoin Thu 03-Oct-13 14:46:59

Thanks for the tip steeking. I will do that.

I was hoping that by going to Aldi more we could save more, especially now DS is a toddler and we don't need all the baby stuff anymore.

It is amazing how much other random stuff you can buy in Aldi though with their "special buys". DS spotted a toilet trainer seat that he liked, but he was gutted about the broccoli though smile

passedgo Fri 04-Oct-13 09:10:27

I often see people buying trolley loads of one item from Aldi, perhaps with things like nappies, nurseries may go in and clear the shelf in one go.

Vintagebeads Fri 04-Oct-13 09:16:46

Our Aldi had no wraps in for 4 weeks,the first three weeks the kids were back at school.They have had no Nan Bread either in that time.It is annoying as they when they are out their out. but I always go to another supermarket to just get odd things.

I have been shopping in Aldi for years and I just find that I save money because there isn't ten types of bean and no real offer stands.Plus the quality of the food compared like for like with "value" range in the supermarket is imo much better.

Preciousbane Fri 04-Oct-13 09:27:39

Mine is good and rarely runs out of anything, I wouldn't cope without my weekly scotch egg fix. The car park is horrendous and always busy now which is annoying.

InsertBoringName Fri 04-Oct-13 20:12:03

Ours is awful on a weekend - busy and no stock. But something miraculous happens overnight on Sunday and on Monday morning when I go in theirs full shelves and few people grin

As for staples, we do the weekly shop in Asda about once every six weeks to stock up on the stuff we can't get ie fish cakes for DD, shampoo for me, fabric softener (I only like Comfort) and Smart Price garlic baguettes (don't like Aldi's!)

eggyhead Tue 08-Oct-13 19:46:22

No, our ALDI is pretty good. Failing that, there is a LIDL across the road and a Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsburys and two Tescos within a short distance.

Yes, you did read that right - supermarket central here!!!

PuppyMonkey Tue 08-Oct-13 19:50:54

They always have plenty of Limestone Coast Chardonnay and that's all that matters.grin

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