Shopping at Aldi compared to others. £42 saving.

Shopping at Aldi compared to others. £42 saving.

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rich12

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1,206 posts

92 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

498 posts

42 months

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

daimlerv8

1,205 posts

18 months

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

laugh

campionissimo

416 posts

62 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

4,433 posts

59 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

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soad

29,455 posts

114 months

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

alorotom

5,764 posts

125 months

Sunday 10th February
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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:

1,206 posts

92 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

13,943 posts

121 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

13,667 posts

137 months

Sunday 10th February
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Great pick up location too

SpeckledJim

17,210 posts

191 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

5,549 posts

56 months

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

ST_Nuts

889 posts

45 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

2,494 posts

89 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

2,162 posts

37 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

149 posts

18 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

149 posts

18 months

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


rich12

Original Poster:

1,206 posts

92 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

1,456 posts

204 months

Sunday 10th February
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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

14,854 posts

169 months

Sunday 10th February
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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.