I am just sorting out Christmas dinner and many reviews suggest they are very good value for money. After using the local butchers for the last three years (at some 25% per kilo more and not being overly impressed – they were always good, but I didn’t see any difference from ‘standard’ turkeys) I was going to give Aldi a try.
However online there seems to be no mention of being able to buy them (although they have pictures of whole birds all over the site). I assume they are only available in-store but can’t find out from when or whether or not they can be reserved.
Anyone been down the Aldi route before and have and advice?
CheersPosted 2 months agoIdleJonSubscriber
Last year we bought an Aldi turkey crown. It was less tough than the butcher bought, locally sourced, organic turkey crowns which we bought the previous two years. I don’t know how well treated any of these turkeys were, but guess that the organic ones may have been happier. Until they were slaughtered.Posted 2 months agotonyplymMember
In the last couple of years the fresh turkeys were only in store in the week before Christmas. My 2 local Aldi branches both had reasonable stock and seemed to be able to cope OK with demand. However, not sure that the same will be the case this year – have noticed fewer “basket” shoppers and more “fully loaded trolley” shoppers in the stores, so suspect that more people are doing their full weekly shop there than in previous years, so guess the demand for Aldi’s turkey and all the trimmings could be higher this season.Posted 2 months agostevewMember
Very good, had their whole bronze turkey for the last 2 years, very nice indeed with herby garlic butter spread underneath the skin. Yum.
Looking forward to it but noted comments above about potential for more people moving to Aldi this year and supplies may be scarce.Posted 2 months agodownshiftMember
Very good. We switched from a local free range producer last year, as by the time we knew what we were doing all theirs were reserved. Not sure of the dates for Aldi, but was in Lidl today and they are getting their fresh birds in on the 19th, although no idea yet of pricing. FWIW I rate Lidl meat even higher than Aldi.
But you might want to be able to guarantee getting there nice and early…Posted 2 months ago
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