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  • wrightyson
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    As its my turn for the kids gym run I’ll be being sent to ALDI for dishwasher tablets and washing powder. Any other randomness that can accompany my “cheap” shop?

    Premier Icon Doh1Nut
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    50 Watt adjustable thermostatic Soldering Iron – £8.99

    I didnt need on either

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/thursday-6th-february/product-detail/ps/p/sewing-kit-in-a-tin/

    TBH, went into my new Aldi the other day and was utterly uninspired by anything they had to offer. Even the food wasn’t as much of a bargain as they like to portray.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    Yes, do the rest of your shopping there and save some money.

    HTH. 😉

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Not the Crane cycling longs – they are hideous.

    They did have some commuting trousers that looked okay. And some ski thermals for a fiver.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Aberdeen Angus fillet steaks, really good steak, as good as a butchers steak IMO. Their red pesto is cracking too.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I like their chorizo.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    And mayo, better than hellmans. Not hard, granted.

    wrightyson
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    The mayo has been purchased before and is on the good list.

    cultsdave
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    Cashew nuts, beer, random tools, cured meats, cereal bars, cereal, fruit & Veg, pizza, chilli flavour peanuts, accondiments etc

    All those things are as good if not better than the known brands (tools excluded) and much cheaper.

    cultsdave
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    P.s some of the tools are fine others are cheap rubbish. The 1500w SDS drill i got for £40 is frankly superb for the money!

    sniff
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    Killie pies

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    Do buy fresh fruit, veg, meat, banks’ ale, hams and cheese.

    Do not buy Aldi monster munch or instant coffee. I’d swerve their stock red wines, as well, although they do get some nice ones in now and again.

    No tool that may be employed on your bicycle should ever be bought from Aldi.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Aberdeen Angus fillet steaks, really good steak, as good as a butchers steak IMO.

    Not in my experience. They’re as good as the premium ranges from other supermarkets, and are cheaper.

    As to what to buy: booze. I’ve never had a bad bottle of wine from there costing £5 or more. Plus the Toro Loco red is less than £4 and surprisingly nice.

    Klunk
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    bags of toffees mmmmmmm

    Premier Icon cliffyc
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    You need to be aware of the unique (asfaik) “60-Day Guarantee”,you would expect 12 months on almost everything you buy,but Aldi do only 6o day gtee on their non foods (Electricals have 12 months I was told).Ok if you’re buying a cheep pack of nails or a simple hammer etc.I took back a Footpump bust after 5 months and was told “out of guarantee” Hmmm.so buy with caution.The food and general homestuff seems ok (it’s nearly all “clones”, Titan bars (Mars)*.Enjoy your shop!. *Imho nicer than Mars,but smaller size carry them on rides.

    trail_rat
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    i like the williams brewery stuff.

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    z1ppy
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    miketually – Member
    I like their chorizo.

    I prefer Lidl’s (and all of lidl meat products over aldi’s), this also go with their chocloate bar copies. Otherwise aldi dishwasher tab’s, saxon kitchen towel, their pastrami seems fine (25% less than tesco for the same thing), pesto sauce (mozzeralla pesto being the better), passatta and instant noodles for making hugh’s pot noodle (along with the chorizo) & of course the veg, oh and I love there assorted custard creams & Nutri-Grain Cereal Bar copy (apple being better one of the two). Their champion curly fries ain’t bad either…
    Otherwise try stuff and if you don’t like it, don’t buy it again, thats said we have three local stores & they vary quite wildly in quality of veg and stock

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Not in my experience. They’re as good as the premium ranges from other supermarkets, and are cheaper.

    Hmm, maybe they are inconsistent then, as I’ve only ever had them twice and they were both really good, dark steaks with some really nice marbling too.

    Agree with toro loco, a decent drop, and often good deals on real ale too. Their prosecco is decent as well.

    trail_rat
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    i agree nobeer – but lidl meat usually is even better though.

    z1ppy
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    Ah friends (I don’t drink wine) recommend the Castillo San Lorenzo Rioja, and have been told to buy (for my g/f) the Toro Loco.. trouble in the Rioja is not that cheap. Had some pear cider the other day and it was ok, nothing special but not unpleasant got the apple one to try too..

    Klunk
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    but lidl meat usually is even better though.

    lidl meat is very good.

    wrightyson
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    [adds bhajis to the list]

    federalski
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    As many slabs of Ritter Sport as you can squeeze in your trolley.

    timbur
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    Free range chicken for £5.99.
    It’s lovely for the money.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Do not buy Aldi monster munch or instant coffee.

    ftfy

    Mr Woppit
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    This selling at a ridiculous <£4 and tastes like a wine you’d expect to cost ten times as much.

    Trust me, your mouth will love you.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Forgot about the free range chicken too! Usually try and get a big un, about 7.50, roast it with a nice tarragon sauce, have the breasts for tea (feeds 3 of us) strip the brown meat and mrs NBITF makes a chicken and ham pie, and then use the carcass to make around 2L of stock, for the freezer.

    Bargain.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    This selling at a ridiculous <£4 and tastes like a wine you’d expect to cost ten times as much.

    I had a glass last night. To me, it tastes like a £5-£6 wine, but £40? I don’t think so.

    Premier Icon tomtomthepipersson
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    Only been once so am in the discovery stage but thought their Hob Nob-esque biccies were tasty. And their ground coffee… that Toro Loco wine above was decent too. Coleslaw was nice as well – not too mayonnaisey. Their tomatoes were pretty ropey though.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I took back a Footpump bust after 5 months and was told “out of guarantee”

    Hogwash.

    Guarantees are in addition to your statutory rights under the SoGA, not instead of them. They can’t waive your rights, that’s what “statutory” means.

    After five months, it’s the retailer’s responsibility to prove that the fault wasn’t inherent at the point of sale, and they’re legally obliged to repair / refund / replace to make good. If what you’re saying is true, they’re breaking the law.

    benman
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    Quite partial to the single origin ground coffee. The strongest Java is pretty good. Obviously not freshly roasted by artisans… but at under £2 a bag I couldn’t care less.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Bratwurst.
    It’s excellent.

    And another vote for the chorizo.

    meehaja
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    Been man +1, that’s my standard brew now!

    jekkyl
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    Frangipanes.

    Premier Icon budgierider67
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    I had a glass last night. To me, it tastes like a £5-£6 wine, but £40? I don’t think so.

    It definitely benefits from breathing for a while. A good hour if you can wait that long. After that it is smoooooth and very quaffable.

    Mr Woppit
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    It definitely benefits from breathing for a while.

    Being as it’s a red wine, like…

    2 liters of cola – 17p

    AdamW
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    oo – the gooseberry fools (39p each) are lovely

    I do my main shop at Aldi now. Saving about £25/week and the quality isn’t too bad, especially if you make from scratch.

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