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Bloody hell, Aldi got expensive!

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Tobuyornot99 Thu 09-Mar-17 07:23:10

Went there last night, for the first time ever I didn't but some things due to prices (nectarines, £1.19 for four, blackberries, about thirteen million quid).
Is this Brexit, linked to the courgette crisis, or just a temporary blip? Aldi had always been guilt free shopping for me, the last bastion of chuck everything in the trolley and it'll be OK, is that not the case anymore? sad

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KosmoKramer Thu 09-Mar-17 07:25:13

Yeah, low fat mince is up to £3.09, which is same as the main supermarkets. Salmon has jumped from £2.69 for two fillets to £3.49.

SweepTheHalls Thu 09-Mar-17 07:25:37

As with all shops, out of season produce is expensive! Keep it seasonal!

TimeforANewTwatName Thu 09-Mar-17 07:28:30

A friend had a similar shock last week. Did a typical shop thinking around £60 ended up just over £100 shock

Tobuyornot99 Thu 09-Mar-17 07:31:46

Sweep totally right of course, but as others have said meat / fish is up too, as we're condiments, sauces etc.
It may be time to take advantage tate of those "come back to us for online shopping and we'll give you a zillion quid off" vouchers. Bloody hell!

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TimeforANewTwatName Thu 09-Mar-17 07:50:37

My last Lidl shop was the same as before.

My friend has decided to go to Lidl in future now.

Tobuyornot99 Thu 09-Mar-17 09:09:50

I'll give Lidl a go then. Been resisting it as I know the layout of Aldi, it's closer by etc, but if the prices are going to keep rocketing it'll be worth the extra petrol to get to Lidl I'm sure.

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MummyPigLovesAppleSauce Thu 09-Mar-17 09:11:39

I thought exactly the same this week but thought I must be going mad. Back to online shopping for me!

twinklefoot Thu 09-Mar-17 09:16:03

Yes I agree. I went to the Co-op instead this week and my weekly shop was the same price and really good quality and selection.

GwenCooper81 Thu 09-Mar-17 09:17:43

I thought the same yesterday. Most things had a rise of 20/30p. It soon adds up!
Lidl it is I think.

PutThatPomBearBack Thu 09-Mar-17 10:17:23

Lidl has gone up too time

Worriedfriend34689 Thu 09-Mar-17 10:19:34

It's the same everywhere op.

I've drastically cut back on what treats we get on a food as the basic stuff is taking all the budget up.

reallybadidea Thu 09-Mar-17 10:24:24

Prices have been going up at aldi for months because of increasing food price inflation. It's happening at all the supermarkets.

StandAndBeCounted Thu 09-Mar-17 10:28:27

My last two shops have been over £115 when I used to spend £60. I just put it down to me buying loads of meat as I'm low carbing! Gutted now! Will try lidl again x

NameChanger22 Thu 09-Mar-17 10:33:26

Prices have gone up everywhere in the last 6 months. My biggest shock was in Sainsbury, I haven't noticed Aldi so much because I shop there every week.

DaisyQueen Thu 09-Mar-17 10:36:48

I went there last week and spent 50 quid which was more than I expected. I didn't even notice any price increases. Went again this week and nearly everything I buy has gone up 20p+ We have a lidl currently being built and I can't wait for it to open because I prefere their stuff anyway.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 09-Mar-17 10:38:18

I thought I was being profligate somehow so glad it's actually because prices have gone up.

TimeforANewTwatName Thu 09-Mar-17 10:58:45

pombear I was expecting it to have gone up, but was pleasantly surprised my full trolly was still between £80 and £90.

It might be the stuff I buy.

foodiemama26 Thu 09-Mar-17 22:10:38

My Aldi shop used to be £30-£35 pounds now it's £50-£60...I'm glad you started this thread because I'd convinced myself I was going mad! I was pretty sure I wasn't getting double the amount of food!

Kiroro Fri 10-Mar-17 15:05:05

Yeah, its inflation... you just haven't seen food price inflation for a while.

Latest OBR forecasts are for 4% inflation over 2017, you are going to notice that.

threewonders1 Fri 10-Mar-17 22:29:16

Agree! thought I was going mad too! I had hardly anything for £130.00 and that usually would have been a overloaded fridge. Last few weeks my fridge has been almost empty after day 3! So topping up shopping. Aldi is not that cheap anymore!

allegretto Fri 10-Mar-17 22:30:51

That's pretty cheap for nectarines which are completely out of season.

MadisonAvenue Fri 10-Mar-17 22:35:51

I thought I was going mad the other week. I made out a shopping list for Aldo and totalled it up on the calculator so I had a rough idea and it came to around £30 which seemed about right.
When it went through the till it was closer to £40. It seems to have increased all of a sudden and not just by a few pence per item either.

Theworldisfullofidiots Fri 10-Mar-17 22:37:53

It's a number of things.... Petrol price etc but mostly it's the weak pound....

TickleMcTickleFace Fri 10-Mar-17 22:42:22

I was saying this to DH today as we were doing our accounts rock and roll our budget for our weekly shop was £60 and we put it up to £80 and now I'm really struggling to keep it under that and that's even with me buying half the amount of meat and no fish from there as I go to the butchers/fishmongers now. We can just about afford an extra £20 a week if needs be but I find myself being really worried for people who have cut back all they can as what options do they have? We were very close to being in this situation not so long ago so I find it hard not to worry about it.

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