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fufulina Sun 10-Nov-13 07:29:00

Well. Having read all the Aldi threads I could find on MN and having recently moved house and started YNABing, we did our first Aldi shop yesterday. Well, DH did it. £46!!! Against a normal shop of £90-odd at Sainsburys! A total miracle! And it was quick! No choice!

So far have been v impressed with quality of food. Thank you MN. I am already reassigning that £50 a WEEK we are saving.

Tiredemma Sun 10-Nov-13 07:32:38

I really rate aldi, I have been shopping there for about 18mths now and over this period the choice and quality has much improved. I spent £100 last thursday- will last ages.
Love aldi.

Tiredemma Sun 10-Nov-13 08:54:50

this is really helpful for meal planning also

Bubbles1066 Sun 10-Nov-13 20:37:45

I love Aldi too. I warn you though, go to Aldi too much and you won't be able to tolerate bigger supermarkets. I went to Tesco the other day with my parents, was the size of an aircraft hanger and had 15 types of bread... Nearly gave up and couldn't wait to get out of there. Aldi all the way.

FlatCapAndAWhippet Sun 10-Nov-13 21:28:22

I love Aldi, we average fifty pounds a week, fantastic food and a fast shop!

SoftKittyWarmKitty Mon 11-Nov-13 10:05:08

I've shopped at Aldi for nearly three years after it was recommended by a friend. Like Bubbles I now hate bigger supermarkets. I hate the size of them, the crowds, the huge choice, the time it takes to go around, their psychological tricks, and most of all, I hate the cost. A colleague once recommended a big new Morrisons near her and when I was in the area I paid it a visit. It was so huge that I stood in the foyer feeling all confused and overwhelmed confused. It was like an attack on the senses.

Everyone else seems to be realising the same thing as in the last few years my local branch has got busier and busier. Good for Aldi, bad for me grin.

fufulina Mon 11-Nov-13 17:29:52

Recommended Aldi to colleagues today. The beauty of it is that you cannot argue with 40% savings. Their baby wipes are great. Anyone tried the nappies?

RockySpeed Mon 11-Nov-13 17:32:03

The nappies are BRILLIANT! Never use anything else since discovering them grin

TwoPeasOnePod Mon 11-Nov-13 17:32:08

I love Aldi. Saves me a fortune. Avoid the £1.99 venison grillsteak things in the chilled section though. ... urgh

TwoPeasOnePod Mon 11-Nov-13 17:33:29

But everything else is mostly excellent. Nappy are the best I've used trust mr I've bought billions

ThePinkOcelot Mon 11-Nov-13 21:23:15

My sister picked up their Christmas brochure last week, and there are some lovely things in there for Christmas. Much cheaper too.

I normally save up all year (stamps) and do my Christmas shop at Morrison's but I think I'll go to Aldi this year.

fufulina Tue 12-Nov-13 20:28:42

Thank you on the nappy front; will investigate!

Lonelybunny Fri 15-Nov-13 10:33:38

I love aldi but ours is a fair drive but after popping into morrissons this morning and coming out with 3 bags costing £42 ! That drive is so worth it !

Bumbolina Fri 15-Nov-13 10:38:33

Another Aldi fan - it's excellent. So much cheaper, and can generally get everything we need.
Got to help us pay off those debts.

gamerchick Fri 15-Nov-13 10:49:44

Toatly relate to big supermarkets feeling overwhelming and stressful now. It's a horrible experience.

One thing me and the Mr noticed about Aldi last Christmas time though. Even though we were buying the exact same stuff it added 20 quid more than usual to the bill.. right the way through December and came down again in the Jan. It baffled the he'll out of me.

Sunshineonsea Fri 15-Nov-13 16:55:08

I've not ventured to the aldi near me yet, what is their meat and fruit/veg selection like?
I'm really poor this week but would still like to do a cheap cooked dinner (roast chicken, roasties, veg)

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 15-Nov-13 17:06:09

The chickens nice, not tried the posh steak but the frozen roasts are lovely.

Avoid the stuffing though, supermarket smart price stuffing is nice though.

Whole small chicken £2.99
Bag of roasters 85p iirc
Frozen petit pois 99p
Yorkie 49p for 15.

Sunshineonsea Fri 15-Nov-13 17:14:19

I'm a bit of an Iceland fan, the fish is cheap there but the meat isn't always great and the fruit and veg never lasts, I've
Got stuffing in my cupboard already so am ok there
Anything else that is generally to be avoided know I will want to try everything and end up spending a fortune

BuzzardBird Fri 15-Nov-13 17:22:20

Blimey Fluffy I just google the acronym "iirc", I am pretty sure you didn't mean what I saw? grin

breatheslowly Fri 15-Nov-13 17:30:42

Buzzard iirc= if I remember correctly. What did you find?

BitchinInTheKitchen Fri 15-Nov-13 17:33:59

If you get the booklet it tells you what the super 6 fruits and vegetables are and usually there is a 'super' recipe in there too that uses the super 6 ingredients, always works out as a cheap meal.

BuzzardBird Fri 15-Nov-13 17:37:50

IIRC. irritated ignitable rectum cock shock care of Urban dictionary

theladyrainy Fri 15-Nov-13 17:38:31

I love Aldi.
I want to try Lidl as well to compare.
Only thing I don't get from Aldi is milk (because I am so fussy) and my favourite coffee.
Oh and bounty kitchen towel <please, please try to stock it aldi>

I do get most of my meat from the butchers but I will happily eat Aldi meat...especially the steak. mmmmm

Mrsmindcontrol Fri 15-Nov-13 17:47:44

I'm feeling envangelical about Aldi at the moment. Recently moved in with DP & we're making a concerted effort to cut back.

We're a family of 5 & I've done 3 weekly food shops since we've been here, the most expensive of which was £65....!!!

Was previously spending up to £100/£120 a week in sainsburys.

Am so happy with Aldi!

Yama Fri 15-Nov-13 17:52:53


Dh did the shopping on his own last week and bought the frozen burgers with jalopeno peppers. Very, very nice.

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