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

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

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TTmonkey

15,340 posts

197 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Lidl do an own brand tomato ketchup that tastes like it’s bottled in the same factory as Heinz ketchup. I’m very particular about my ketchup, but this stuff is 49p for a large bottle whereas a smaller bottle of Heinz is north of two quid.


We do three shops a month, one Tesco or Asda, then Lidl in between. I reckon we save 80-100 quid a month by doing it like this.


And their custard tarts are to die for.



Driver101

6,896 posts

71 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Sheepshanks said:
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.
Lidl have updated a few of their stores near me. They are finished better than most supermarkets.


I was thinking that I've never seen security/CCTV guards at Lidl or Aldi. Maybe the customers aren't so bad.

There is clearly a reason they are stealing market share. The quality is improving in my opinion.

eldar

13,616 posts

146 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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daimlerv8 said:
It's mixing with the knuckle dragging cider drinkers that puts me off.....

laugh
Swap to Aldi, then.

OzzyR1

4,149 posts

182 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Have tried both Lidl and Aldi and although you can make savings, I've found that the fruit and in particular the veg, has a bloody short life expectancy. I don't shop on a daily basis so hope that when I buy a head of broccoli or some spuds that they won't turn yellow or start sprouting within 48 hours.

Meat is OK but steaks/chops etc cut very thin - suppose that's why they can retail them at their prices. The range of ice creams/sorbets is great, more so in the summer.

I went back to buying meat from Costco every couple of months and freezing. I know Costco has it's critics, but in my experience their meat is way above the major supermarkets, more on a par with my local butcher but half the price.

ninepoint2

2,195 posts

110 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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soad said:
Is there much difference between Lidl and Aldi?
Yeah one has an "L" and the other an "A" with the other letters in a different position...hope that helpsbiggrin

ReaperCushions

3,856 posts

134 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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rich12 said:
daimlerv8 said:
It's mixing with the knuckle dragging cider drinkers that puts me off.....

laugh
A few polish but nothing horrific.
hehe glad to see the racism is kept casual these days hehe

Cold

8,215 posts

40 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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CDB1983

710 posts

87 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Aldi over here have the best wine selection by a long shot and their random st aisle is amazing! We get Aldi Nord and in the UK you get Aldi SUD. Nobody else seems to shop in Aldi so there are never any queues.

Lidl is excellent for pretty much everything and we have another discounter called Biedronka which is pretty much the same as Aldi in the UK.

Haven't shopped at a "normal" supermarket for around 7 years. Meat is terrible everywhere so buy from a local butcher.

glenrobbo

18,065 posts

100 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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rich12 said:
£2k a year saving is pretty impressive for just shopping at a shop is pretty decent.
That's a decent night out in London.
That made me chuckle. hehe

Joey Ramone

2,010 posts

75 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Sheets Tabuer said:
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.
We have a Waitrose and an Aldi directly opposite each other. Basics at Aldi, posh stuff at Waitrose. Makes total sense.

alorotom

7,498 posts

137 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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rich12 said:
That's a decent night out in London.
... well that depends if you like being home before 10pm, but whatever floats your boat wink

595Heaven

497 posts

28 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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I find an Aldi + Waitrose shop preferable to doing it all in Tesco nowadays.

Can’t believe how poor our local Tesco has become lately, and it even made the news due to the horrendous two hour delays getting out of the car park a few weeks ago. The condition of the store and the poor stock control are shocking.

I’ve never tried online grocery shopping - I’m one of the increasingly rare breed that actually enjoys the supermarket!

hotchy

1,439 posts

76 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Dan_1981 said:
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
Lidl has Frank's hot sauce both kinds on offer right now. Love hot wings. It's my favourite thing everytime I'm in America but I cant seem to match how good theres are.

Riley Blue

15,846 posts

176 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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ApOrbital said:
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.
£2.49 in the centre aisle: https://www.aldi.co.uk/eyewear-horn-reading-glasse...



wolfracesonic

3,915 posts

77 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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eldar said:
daimlerv8 said:
It's mixing with the knuckle dragging cider drinkers that puts me off.....

laugh
Swap to Aldi, then.
Quite, Waitrose can be horrific sometimes.

hotchy

1,439 posts

76 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Regarding the fruit and veg, our local one gets it fresh in on a Tuesday so that's the day we buy it. Fresher than iv ever found at morrisons. In fact iv never seen a morrisons broccoli not half yellow.

FiF

36,817 posts

201 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Let's not forget, the Parkside manly power tools in the middle of Lidl is actually Bosch. I spotted a drill the other week that is identical in every respect to my Bosch drill, and at a fraction of the price.

Flibble

5,179 posts

131 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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rich12 said:
That's a circa £40 saving every week!!!
Or £40 to spend in the centre aisle. You know you need that chainsaw. hehe

ARHarh

562 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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I have shopped at Lidl for the last 6 months. I still need to visit Tesco for the stuff we can't get from lidl. Most of Lidl own brand stuiff is very good, ketchup and baked beans being a good example, they are always difficult for own brands to match the "market leader" I buy all meat from the local butcher, as I know it comes from the local farms. I save on average, each month over the last 6 months, 15% of the bill from Tesco.

austinsmirk

3,731 posts

73 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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ReaperCushions said:
rich12 said:
daimlerv8 said:
It's mixing with the knuckle dragging cider drinkers that puts me off.....

laugh
A few polish but nothing horrific.
hehe glad to see the racism is kept casual these days hehe
I/we shop there a lot, because an Aldi we use is next to the children's ballet school. so twice a week, we're there by default with time to burn.

It does mean the shopping experience is split between Milf's and councils though. Cheers it up somewhat.

I did pop in once during the day, purely to buy a 3' axe.

That's my only thing on the checkout. I'm suited and booted and looking very out of place at say 10.30 am on a Tuesday.

Behind me there is a tramp buying 24 tins of cider and 24 tins of tuna.

I looked like an axe murderer.

I'm guessing he was an alcoholic with a cat.