Also, while their store-brand items are really decent, especially the dairy ones, their non-dairy alternatives are lackluster. Their margarine and milk-alternative selection sucks ass.OMG this.
My wife always thinks of something she wants to cook, puts the items on our shopping list (Bring!) and I can never get everything at Aldi/lidl/Penny etc.
There's always that one item these discounters don't have. When I see limes or cilantro on our list, I always know I'm in for two stops lol
Thank god I found that little shopping park that has Penny, REWE and "Getränke Hoffmann" all in the same spot.
I was ALDI/LIDL exclusive as a poor student. The winning move is to go into these stores with an open mind.
See what they have in stock and figure out a recipe on the fly.
If you go into LIDL with a set recipe in mind, like a "Mango-Avacodo-Chicken salad", and look for lots of specific items.... it's rough.
Its like my favorite place to buy some stuff i love. Like their icetea.
The cheap Kinder Duplo copy:
Same, I would probably go Lidl more but there's only one nearby and it's still further than 3 of the Aldus plus it's tiny.
LIDL used to be real trash back in the day. My maternal grandmother, bless her heart, had a very modest pension and used to buy there when I was a kid. I vividly remember weird looking German yogurt that tasted like anything but yogurt and boxed juice seemingly made with the lowest graded fruit one could use for human consumption.(UK) Almost exclusively. Aldi and Lidl used to have the "cootie" reputation, like the food was gross and if you shopped there you were poor. Funny how far down capitalist bullshit is ingrained huh?
It's really good quality these days. The only thing that's still a little spotty is the fresh fruit/vegetables. It's also still so much cheaper than going somewhere like Tesco/Asda.
That still a stigma. Hell, I used to dog it out until my current Wife took me there and now my Ex goes there. You save so much money it’s insane. Especially if you have kids.
Totally disagree with this, and I feel like anyone who is still saying this hasn't given Aldi a proper go. Currently I'd argue Aldi, Coles and Woolies are all pretty much neck-and-neck insofar as quality, which annoyingly means if you want to get the best quality you ideally need to shop at more than one supermarket e.g. I get my dairy from Coles/Woolies, and most of my carbs and sweets from Aldi.There are Aldis here in Australia, and they're considered the cheap option compared to our major supermarket stores Woolworths and Coles. With that said, this comes with the additional reputation of having poorer quality products compared to those sold at Woolies and Coles, though I'd personally say otherwise.
Where did you get those ALDI-[insert product]? Look at that ALDI-[insert product]!
Depending on what you consider to be good beer. They started selling "Kölsch" near Cologne, however I know that a lot of people don't consider Kölsch to be particular good.
Where I'm from, they ONLY sell a really bad Pils in a fucking plastic bottle.
Yes, I know the plastic bottle beer ... it's really bad I tried it once and never bought it again. However, I read about them trying to sell more brands so maybe it will change at your place, too. I think they only started selling Kölsch a year ago or so....Where I'm from, they ONLY sell a really bad Pils in a fucking plastic bottle.
This beer is so bad, I'm getting acid reflux after a bottle. I wouldn't touch the stuff with a 10m pole.
And I'm not talking about an isolated Aldi store, I'm talking about every damn Aldi store I ever was in in Rheinland-Pfalz and Baden-Würtemberg.
Not quite. While it’s true Trader Joe’s is owned by the same company it’s a separate division and there are no geographical borders.
Their store brand peanut butter filled "Girl Scout" cookies are pretty good. They're better than any other brand, including the Girl Scout ones.