Shopping at Aldi compared to others. £42 saving.

Shopping at Aldi compared to others. £42 saving.

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Dan_1981

13,667 posts

137 months

Sunday 10th February
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We do quite a big % of our shopping g at Aldi. But a full shop just isn't possible yet.

In the last few weeks I've wanted a hot sauce for wings - something like Frank's. Nothing comparable.

A bottle of BBQ marinade, nope.

Fresh pasta sauce. Nope.

Joint of boneless pork shoulder, nope.

Annoying having to go to one of the big sheds to finish the shop

BoRED S2upid

14,985 posts

178 months

Sunday 10th February
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You will soon be back to Ocado. Once the neighbours start talking “have you noticed it’s not Ocado anymore he’s lugging it in himself from Aldi” your wife won’t stand for it.

FiF

34,134 posts

189 months

Sunday 10th February
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Robbo 27 said:
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.
Perhaps she should have looked in our local Lidl car park on Saturday morning, two Bentleys, one a proper one ie Arnage, a 911, a Cayman, a new(ish) FFRR, and it's a small car park. To be fair it's not usually like that.

Pericoloso

37,625 posts

101 months

Sunday 10th February
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Car parks are far too small at these budget German brands and there isn't one near to me.

I walk to Asda.

Sorted.

I live roughly equi-distance between an Asda and a Waitrose ,I know where to shop for the value.

I use Esselunga in Italy.

Macneil

149 posts

18 months

Sunday 10th February
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Pericoloso said:
Car parks are far too small at these budget German brands and there isn't one near to me.

I walk to Asda.

Sorted.

I live roughly equi-distance between an Asda and a Waitrose ,I know where to shop for the value.

I use Esselunga in Italy.
brand for brand fair enough, but I wouldn't touch Asda's meat and fish or Deli.
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Sheepshanks

16,367 posts

57 months

Sunday 10th February
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Driver101 said:
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.
Went into Aldi with the wife just before Christmas and I was struck by how posh everyone seemed!

A lot of people were browsing - like they'd never been there before. It's not a new store.

Wife will happily shop anywhere but she says fruit and veg is always iffy in Aldi and Lidl and certainly in the one I was in it mostly looked rubbish that I can't imagine anyone buying.

Jimboka

7,473 posts

142 months

Sunday 10th February
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The £40 extra is well worth it, means you don’t have to set foot in a supermarket or get trolley/checkout rage smile
Can probably reduce the difference by careful Ocado shopping too!

rich12

Original Poster:

1,206 posts

92 months

Sunday 10th February
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BoRED S2upid said:
You will soon be back to Ocado. Once the neighbours start talking “have you noticed it’s not Ocado anymore he’s lugging it in himself from Aldi” your wife won’t stand for it.
Ha!
Thankfully we're probably the only food snobs on our road that we know.
Someone even shops at Iceland!!!

Riley Blue

14,200 posts

164 months

Sunday 10th February
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Aldi / Lidl shopping has been a popular PH topic for seven years: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

ApOrbital

5,549 posts

56 months

Sunday 10th February
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Riley Blue said:
Aldi / Lidl shopping has been a popular PH topic for seven years: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
I bet you wear glasses.

Chrisgr31

11,043 posts

193 months

Sunday 10th February
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Sheepshanks said:
Went into Aldi with the wife just before Christmas and I was struck by how posh everyone seemed!
My theory locally is that people either shop in Waitrose and Lidll or shop in Morrisions!

Algarve

278 posts

19 months

Sunday 10th February
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Jimboka said:
The £40 extra is well worth it, means you don’t have to set foot in a supermarket or get trolley/checkout rage smile
Can probably reduce the difference by careful Ocado shopping too!
Yeah I'd rather lose the £40, get slightly better quality, and not have to actually go myself.

Sticks.

5,076 posts

189 months

Sunday 10th February
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Robbo 27 said:
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.
That milk is dearer than Tesco. £1.09 for 4 pints, 48p/l.

The only time I went to an Aldi was the one nearest the prison. Hmm. The few prices I knew weren't much diffeent.

If you're near one, fair enough but I'm not and as Tesco deliver for £3.49 a month, I'd spend more on petrol and time than I'd save.

BoRED S2upid

14,985 posts

178 months

Sunday 10th February
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rich12 said:
BoRED S2upid said:
You will soon be back to Ocado. Once the neighbours start talking “have you noticed it’s not Ocado anymore he’s lugging it in himself from Aldi” your wife won’t stand for it.
Ha!
Thankfully we're probably the only food snobs on our road that we know.
Someone even shops at Iceland!!!
Argh the Iceland van of shame. There’s a rented house in our village that shops there and gets it delivered!

rich12

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1,206 posts

92 months

Sunday 10th February
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£2k a year saving is pretty impressive for just shopping at a shop is pretty decent.
That's a decent night out in London.

Jayzee

2,266 posts

142 months

Sunday 10th February
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Dan_1981 said:
Great pick up location too
hehe

andyxxx

330 posts

165 months

Sunday 10th February
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I have been in once and can’t stand the place and will never go in again.

I would rather pay more, have proper choice and an air of civility so choose Waitrose and M&S

And those of you that say the food is similar must have zero taste buds – For example, compare an apple, tomato or grape from Aldi, Tesco and M&S and I do not believe you can’t massively differentiate which tastes nicer.

untakenname

1,746 posts

130 months

Sunday 10th February
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For fruit in order, Aldi, M&S then Tecso.


Some of the premium stuff in Lidl and Aldi tastes pretty good, better than the other supermarkets imo but the price isn't much different.

I don't shop in Aldi simply because the car park at my nearest one always seems rammed.

Sheets Tabuer

14,878 posts

153 months

Sunday 10th February
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The local town has a waitrose, and Aldi have just been granted planning permission, it's hilarious, you'd think they have just been granted permission for an asylum Pedo center.

Otispunkmeyer

9,463 posts

93 months

Sunday 10th February
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Basically, Aldi are only really st at sauces and the like.... ketchup is ok, but the mayo is a no go. Pasta sauces and things, which we sometimes use if we need to be quick (so fresh pasta parcel thingies and a sauce with fresh veg thrown in) are also crap.

But everything else... it’s good stuff.