- Aldi shopping list
Easier to list what you shouldn’t buy, as most stuff is good. Certainly all fruit, veg and meat can be bought with impunity.
Their instant coffee is v bad.Posted 4 years ago
Cheese is ok but nothing special.
Don’t go crazy with their cycling stuff just because you got an awesome pair of leg warmers for five quid. Some great value garments, but some shite as well.MussEdMember
Pizza on a bbq? That’s just wrong.
Been shopping at Aldi since waaaaay before it was acceptable. Agree about the ketchup, they’ve got work to do on that one.
Venison meatballs and steaks are absolutely delicious and very cheap! With regards to cheese, their Vintage Scottish cheddar cannot be beaten!
Oh and Toro Loco Tempranillo wine is a favourite. As is the ridiculously cheap Taurus cider. I could go on…Posted 4 years agob rMember
Maul, electric chainsaw, 1m long sds drill bits.
just some of the items I’ve bought while doing the shopping in Aldi 🙂
Salmon Wellington is decent, and the Beef ones aren’t bad. Veg/Salad is cheaper than other supermarkets. Deecent beers and wine is better quality for the same price point.Posted 4 years agoohnohesbackMember
Meatsters! – Pepperami style snack sausages, a strip of five individually pouched 25g servings is yours for £1.15. These are proper trucker zombie apocalypse nibbles, and despite being found in the chilled section they don’t need refrigeration, they’ll sit happily in your pack for months.Posted 4 years agoCHBSubscriber
Their Parmesan and cold meats are fantastic quality. Right up there with Ocado/Waitrose. I have yet to have a bad bottle of wine from them. Their steak is the best I know of from any source (even my local premium butcher can only match it).I have been a huge fan of Aldi quality and value for more than a decade.Posted 4 years agotomdSubscriber
The wild boar cured sausage and the Belgian waffles. We do 90% of our shopping there, it’s all good with a few brilliant items
Edit: Re. the veg I know for a fact that in our region it comes off the same packing line as the rest of the supermarket stuff to the same specPosted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
We’ve got one coming soon too – (might be the same one, Burpham, I can’t remember where the OP lives but have a feeling it’s nearby). Can’t wait to see if it’s as good as their French counterpart, L’Idl, where I’m a regular devotee (in Farnham, so fully recognize seeing the posh folks in there trying not to be seen. But they’ve got the registration number of your X5, madam, you’ve been rumbled!).
Virtually nothing is brands you recognize, but often a lot of it looks alarmingly similar (passing off, us?)
Their posh muesli / granola looks similar to that Dorset cereals stuff but a fraction of the price. Cold cuts and cheeses, if you buy their best stuff is all DoC controlled so has to meet the standards of the producer cartels (Roquefort is great as is their Parma ham). For a fast slam it in the oven meal the brisket / pulled pork / ribs ‘ready meals’ are worth a try for about £4 a shot.
But the killer is their ribeye steak. Two decent sized ribeyes for £6.50, and they taste superb. But don’t tell anyone, last couple of times I’ve been in stocks seem to be getting low. Only downside is they are not a thick cut so getting charred on the outside for the flavour while still pink in the middle is a challenge. Solved with a plumbers blowtorch.Posted 4 years agocjr61Member
Mrs CJR and I combo Sainsburys with Aldi.
Aldi is great for the occasional specials. Good for cleaning products (always rated high in Which mag), veg (learning to read the use by date is a science), store cupboard. Cheese is limited if you like variety. We’ve saved about £20 a week doing a half and half shop.
Had some great wine from there too at less than £4.50.
Rock onPosted 4 years agoB.A.NanaMember
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What’s their veg like?
It’s as good as all the others, but limited to mostly the core veg. Some less core stuff ie parsnips can be a bit hit and miss on supply, it’s one of the drawbacks I’ve found.
They have pizzas (decent ones) for £1.49!
They also have curry/rice ready meals for £1.45, which are great for taking to workPosted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
Their 21 day matured steaks are delicious even when prepared by my kack handed culinary buffoon-ness. I tried their Wagu burgers, and even though the % of Wagu beef is not as high as other premium supermarket versions they are still delicious. Their chicken in roasting bags are good too.
Their version of Mini-Cheddars are better than the originals. their version of Pringles not quite so. their version of the popular breakfast cereals are very good. just tried their premium tea bags which stand up favourably to my usual tipple (Twinings Everyday).
Not too impressed by their Yogurts – not horrible, but just not quite as good as the branded ones. Or their oven Pizza’s and ready made curry cooking sauces – including their Thai sauces.
The Wine is very good and every now and again they do a run of proper decent wine at a very reasonable price, so keep your eyes peeled. A few months ago they were doing a run of one such properly decent wine about half the price it would normally cost. A few wine buffs at work were scouring the local Aldi’s stocking up on it.Posted 4 years agoMalvern RiderMember
Food, booze and stuff. Crivit bike helmet – one didnt last too long (headband fatigued/snapped) the new commuter style one seems more robust with removable blinky. Also a great pair of Bresser binoculars which Mrs Rider loves to peeces, still going strong ten tears on.
All the snickers/milky way/mars minis copies are similarly addictive.
*edit*. Ooops I meant Lidl. Same/similar thing?Posted 4 years ago
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