Shopping at Aldi compared to others. Β£42 saving.

Shopping at Aldi compared to others. Β£42 saving.

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rich12

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2,107 posts

104 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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I went to Aldi to do a weekly food shop for the first time today.
We normally get a delivery from ocado or morrisons.

I've done a like for like after my shop as close as I can and the only difference I can see is the fact aldi charged me £6.79 for something I didn't buy.
This included me selecting everything own brand that wasn't branded from aldi.

I am now officially converted. (if I can be bothered to go)

All in all.
£112. 39 at Aldi.
£155.37 at Ocado. (not including my amazing new thermal t shirt either)

That's a pretty big difference no matter what and the food I have tried so far from Aldi seems to be pretty decent.
That's a circa £40 saving every week!!!

Matt Cup

1,476 posts

54 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Aldi is great for meat, veg and other small bits, but other branded things we usually go elsewhere.

daimlerv8

1,855 posts

30 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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It's mixing with the knuckle dragging cider drinkers that puts me off.....

laugh

campionissimo

474 posts

74 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Great for fruit, meat, veg, wine, cheese, fruit juices, and the really berry granola. Anything branded I get from Sainsbury or Waitrose.

Driver101

6,896 posts

71 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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daimlerv8 said:
It's mixing with the knuckle dragging cider drinkers that puts me off.....

laugh
To be honest I don't walk around Aldi or Lidl and see the customers any different to Tesco or any of the other main supermarkets.

It doesn't seem to be the most popular for alcohol purchases either.

You'll survive. laugh

soad

30,548 posts

126 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Is there much difference between Lidl and Aldi?

alorotom

7,498 posts

137 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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campionissimo said:
Great for fruit, meat, veg, wine, cheese, fruit juices, and the really berry granola. Anything branded I get from Sainsbury or Waitrose.
We always find that the fresh produce isn’t quite as fresh as the bigger chains and tends to go bad/off quicker - but that could just be our local Aldi/Lidl

rich12

Original Poster:

2,107 posts

104 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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daimlerv8 said:
It's mixing with the knuckle dragging cider drinkers that puts me off.....

laugh
I'll be honest, I went just after 10am this morning and I had a bit of a chat with 2 women walking round and didn't really notice any of them. A few polish but nothing horrific.

PositronicRay

17,697 posts

133 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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I just mentioned this to Mrs Ray, once the withering look stops I'll tell you what she said.

Dan_1981

14,143 posts

149 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Great pick up location too

SpeckledJim

20,846 posts

203 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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soad said:
Is there much difference between Lidl and Aldi?
Not much. We find Aldi better for basics and staples, and Lidl better for interesting and ‘posh’ stuff.

ApOrbital

7,004 posts

68 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Yes great to pull just check the bins.

ST_Nuts

1,177 posts

57 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Are the till staff in Aldi/Lidl specifically trained to throw the shopping at you on the tills? Last time half our shopping ended up on the floor. It is much cheaper than the big supermarkets though.

Brainpox

2,706 posts

101 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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ST_Nuts said:
Are the till staff in Aldi/Lidl specifically trained to throw the shopping at you on the tills? Last time half our shopping ended up on the floor. It is much cheaper than the big supermarkets though.
Yes. You're meant to pack away from the checkout, it's that kind of efficiency that keeps the prices down. If it's going on the floor rather than in your trolley then you are pissing around too much! wink

Robbo 27

2,526 posts

49 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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I much prefer Lidl because the fruit and veg is ready to eat as opposed to under ripe from the major supermarkets. The bread is good and items are high quality, milk is much cheaper at £1.02 for 2 litres for example.

Mrs Robbo wont set foot in the place, she regards Lidl as nothing more than a food bank for people whose benefits havent been sanctionned yet.

Macneil

296 posts

30 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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alorotom said:
campionissimo said:
Great for fruit, meat, veg, wine, cheese, fruit juices, and the really berry granola. Anything branded I get from Sainsbury or Waitrose.
We always find that the fresh produce isn’t quite as fresh as the bigger chains and tends to go bad/off quicker - but that could just be our local Aldi/Lidl
I find that too, but I went to buy unwaxed lemons from Sainsbury's earlier and my OH told me we already had them from Aldi at half the price.

Edited by Macneil on Sunday 10th February 19:09

Macneil

296 posts

30 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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We bought some Cod Loin from Aldi too and it was very good.


rich12

Original Poster:

2,107 posts

104 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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It is very weird on your first visit.

I had to ask the woman next to me in the car park where to put the trolley as I couldn't see the place you normally put them and she said I have to take it back to the entrance and they do it to save money on employees.

The guy at the checkout said they have targets of 1,000 items every hour. No idea if that's a lot but the way they do it is very off putting at first.

I don't like the way it is but then again I haven't done an actual food shop for years.

milu

1,700 posts

216 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Lidl bakery items are nice. Crusty loafs etc. But I only buy them early doors 'cos I don't like the idea of dozens of folk breathing/coughing all over uncovered items.

I don't think either of them has the choice to make you spend as much but the staples are fine.

Monkeylegend

17,503 posts

181 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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We go to Aldi in Spain a lot when we are over there. Much more civilised than the UK, they don't seem to do council over there.