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16/01/2014 at 08:15
I'm gonna try aldi this weekfor food shopping as funds are a little tight. What can you generally not get in Aldi. Lots of friends say they can't get their full shop in there but what they can get is a lot cheaper even than Asda.
16/01/2014 at 08:20
I think the trick with also shopping is to meal plan once there and you can see what they have in. Plenty of basic like pasta and sauces and meats breads cereals and fruit & veg. Washing powder and other household stuff is generally cheaper too. Depends what your typical weekly shop consists of really doesn't it?
Do you use any smart price stuff from asda?
We found we can pretty much get everything, but they have less choice than bigger supermarkets. There's usually 1 type of beans, 1 type of xyz, compared to 20 different ones in Asda for example.
I can't think off the top of my head what you can't get.
16/01/2014 at 08:33
I tried Aldi for 2 weeks and found that I couldn't get everything I needed so ended up going to Asda to get the rest of the stuff and it worked out I was saving that much so went back to just getting everything from Asda. Also I wasn't keen on some of the stuff I bought from Aldi.
I suppose it depends on what your willing to change. There's certain things that I will only buy branded so couldn't get in Aldi.
16/01/2014 at 09:03
I think you can generally get everyting in Aldi as long as you don't mind not having named stuff. We buy quite a bit from Lidl now, just our meet comes from Costco cause we bulk buy it every six weeks or so
16/01/2014 at 09:06
I can get pretty much everything from there especially as they've started stocking some quorn stuff. H is veggie and so I used to have to go to Tesco/asda or where ever for that, but I don't need to any more.
Aldi nappies are by far the best I've used, their pizzas are lovely. Their frozen garlic bread is yummy too. Only thing that annoys me is that their version of the muller lights aren't syn free on slimming world.
16/01/2014 at 09:43
I love Aldi! Have 1stbaby to thank for that!
Everything we buy Is cheaper than anywhere else but better quality than any basic range. Fruit and veg are the main things for me that are really reasonable. Snacks for the kids are really good too.
The only thing I would say is you don't get the choices or ranges in a big supermarket ie. sauces, flavour packets that sort of thing.
It's definitely worth doing the main shop there and if you need to pick up some extras in a bigger place. We save over £150 month going to Aldi and we have much more food than what we would normally buy.
I still buy Asda nappies as I prefer them and I doubt you would get baby milk for O there, they do other bits of baby food though.
16/01/2014 at 09:51
I shop in aldi once or twice a month. I go to asda for things like washing powder / comfort and shampoo etc but everything else is fine.
I love aldi, the only things I can't get in there really relate to T who is 10 months , baby milk , Organix type snacks and Milton sterilising fluid which I get from asda every two weeks. Everything else in my weekly shop is available there and I feel the comparable quality is good.
They do stock some brands, quorn, Kellogg's all bran, Warburtons bread etc, Nutella at cheaper prices than say asda
Worth giving it a go for sure x
16/01/2014 at 10:07
KnowledgeWife what Aldi do you go to?
16/01/2014 at 10:35
Northfleet, it's only about 8 minutes from me
oooh yes there's a big one on the corner there isn't there. Don't take me 10mins to get to you!
16/01/2014 at 10:37
it'll be 15 mins from you I reckon. I can do a full shop there and back and pack away in an hour! I spend 2 in Asda (mainly looking at clothes! )
16/01/2014 at 10:41
gawd yeah I'm the same! I mooch upstairs for at least 45mins!
16/01/2014 at 10:47
It's easy to spend more money in Asda, toys, clothes, pjs, underwear... And so on.. Haha
Maybe that's why it's cheaper at aldi
16/01/2014 at 10:48
Yeah no different in food cost just no extras to lure you in! I'm going to try it this weekend.
16/01/2014 at 10:52
Try it x
16/01/2014 at 11:36
You know me Munchkin - we eat better, have more food and its so much cheaper. I reckon we save about £100-£150 a month. Im going saturday morning if you want me to take you? x
16/01/2014 at 11:55
I'm gonna go tonight when g is home from work xx it's open till 10 xxx
16/01/2014 at 12:44
My aldi stocks SMA baby formula but that's it. For us that was fine as E and S both had SMA
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