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off to aldi for the first time in a bit, what do i get??

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PancakesAndMapleSyrup Tue 22-Apr-14 10:30:01

For all you seasoned Aldi shoppers what should i get and what to avoid really?.....actually quite excited!

RuthlessBaggage Tue 22-Apr-14 10:33:01

Super six (their chosen cheapest fruit and vegetables).

Joints, fresh or frozen, which you then freeze.

Ground coffee.

Stay away from the middle aisle!

CuntyBunny Tue 22-Apr-14 10:34:23

Montepulciano D'abruzzo red wine. It's chianti like, so if you like that type of wine, get some. Prosecco is very nice too.

jaysaway Tue 22-Apr-14 10:36:16

the middle aisle is the best grin full of stuff we didnt know we needed , the jam is lovely my dh says 30p (i think) he loved it was an impulse buy now he only eats that, also the crackers are nice i eat whole packets I also buy fresh chicken and bacon milk and bread, I am not in that often but that is what i buy when i am in, oh the rose wine is lovely and crisps i like their crisps

GinAndToast Tue 22-Apr-14 10:38:47

The Pringle-like crisps, any nuts, Parma ham, the corner-type yogurts the kids love, not from concentrate fruit juice, dried pasta. All those are much cheaper than anywhere else! My favourite is the Parma ham. Or in fact, any of that sort of continental meat.

jaysaway Tue 22-Apr-14 10:40:41

dd has brought home salami and pepporoni she loves it and all the pastas are fine better the tea tree shampoo is good but wasn't there the last time i was in

whydidyoudothat Tue 22-Apr-14 10:41:00

Free Range whole chicken, Torchon ham, Fresh Salmon, Magnum washing up liquid, green original I find is as good as Fairy.

littlegreengloworm Tue 22-Apr-14 10:41:15

Yes to super six
Sweet chilli rice cakes
Gnocchi, pasta, rice, stir fry sauces
Red tub of curry
Natural yoghurt
Salmon (frozen)
Magnum washing up liquid
Cookies and jam
Boxes of tissues

nikki1978 Tue 22-Apr-14 10:42:52

Smoked salmon - very cheap but delicious. Frozen beef wellingtons - yummy. I like everything in aldi except the ketchup.

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Tue 22-Apr-14 10:57:36

Oooh thanks, off now to have a nose and sample! Good to know theres not much to avoid! Thanks. P.s. if theres anything else you can think of pls write it so that i can do a proper shop list next time!

RuthlessBaggage Tue 22-Apr-14 11:00:13

Not everything is cheaper than the big supermarkets - tube yogurts are the example I can think of that's the same everywhere.

Are you going as well as or instead of your normal shop?

CoconutAmericano Tue 22-Apr-14 11:41:57

I like their smoked salmon and their versoin of jus roll chilled pastry. Their nappies are good too. Actually i like most of their products.

Ladyflip Tue 22-Apr-14 11:46:56

Almat dishwasher tablets;
Aldi's own version of mini Magnums
Puff pastry
Chocolate brioche
chilli sauce
Moser roth easter eggs

jaysaway Tue 22-Apr-14 11:57:44

I hated the dishwasher tablets waste of money i thought

Chocolate cheesecake. Small juice cartons for lunchboxes.
Chocolate - the small bars with marzipan in are addictive.
Biscuits. Veg. Meat.

Not wild about the crisps - don't get the fake lurpak spreadable.

MirandaGoshawk Tue 22-Apr-14 12:02:34

Chocolate - the Moser Roth stuff not the super cheapo stuff.
Fruit & veg - their red grapefruit are huge, fresh & juicy! Good lettuces too. But you need to be picky, sometimes they have veg going bad.
Olive oil
Butter & cheese
Naice ham (the foreign stuff). The Basil ham, for example, really tastes of basil.
Wine - is very good & very cheap!

MirandaGoshawk Tue 22-Apr-14 12:04:32

Oh, and their honey - the fancy pants one that's about £10 in Sainsbo's is £2 or £3 in Aldi.

Their Q10 face cream.

Sparklingbrook Tue 22-Apr-14 12:09:56

YY to stay away from the 'Square of Treasure' in the middle. You don't need any of it. Hopefully it will be 'Motorbike Week' or 'Welding Mask week' or something.

I do top up shops there but have never managed to get a weekly shop due to family fussiness. I am not overly keen on their bread, it's as if it's just defrosted or something-not sure.

Cheeses, cold meats, juice, milk and storecupboard stuff fine.

CoconutAmericano Tue 22-Apr-14 12:24:50

Oh yes their Moser Roth 85% dark chocolate is fab and it comes in 5 pieces, each one perfect coffee break size!

DavenotChas Tue 22-Apr-14 12:38:39

Go down the centre aisle! I got a great cc cream in there last week for £4.99, it's fab. I can't think of anything in there that we don't like, Sunday's leg of lamb was around * quid and it was handsome grin

DavenotChas Tue 22-Apr-14 12:39:03

Ahem, that would be 8 quid.

everlong Tue 22-Apr-14 12:43:23

Free range chicken/chicken breast
Fillet steak
Fajita kit
Dishwasher tablets
Ice cream
Manuka honey

I have to say I don't like their fruit and veg :-/ it looks wrong after only a day!

jaysaway Tue 22-Apr-14 12:44:48

YY the fruit doesn't keep for very long ime it is fine for eating right away

storytopper Tue 22-Apr-14 12:55:53

Would go along with most of the above - chocs, smoked salmon, cheese, fruit and veg. Washing up liquid (pink grapefruit) also good - and baby wipes.

Couple of things we didn't like - Activia-style bio yogurts were tasteless. Value tissues are cheaper and better at Lidl - anticipating the hay fever season.

PrimalLass Tue 22-Apr-14 12:56:50

The Gavi is lovely.

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