Today I would like to rave about Aldi. Aldi rocks. In fact I may have dedicated an entire post to Aldi already…or perhaps it was just to online shopping. Anyway. Aldi rocks. Did I mention that? Let me tell you why. They have an organic range of food that is cheaper, that’s right, CHEAPER than the normal equivalent at a regular supermarket.
They have organic milk for $1.99. Organic chocolate. Organic coffee. Even organic baby formula. They have Lindt equivalent chocolate that tastes just as good (if not better!) and it’s HALF THE PRICE!!! (which is actually incredibly dangerous for chocolate lovers like myself). In fact, Aldi is cheap as chips, and most of their stuff is Australian made.
I started shopping Aldi about a year ago now but my husband wasn’t into it. He’s not really into anything that’s not “normal” or “usual” (I have no idea how we get along). It didn’t matter what I said, I couldn’t sway him from the idea that Aldi was just cheap knockoffs. Until his mate introduced him to Aldi chocolate, and a few other items. Well, of course, if it comes out of his mate’s mouth then it must be right, so finally he’s on board with the Aldi shopping. (Though he has complained about the organic milk, that it doesn’t taste right, but I said “yeah, that’s because it’s go no added crap to it.”)
If you’ve never been before it helps to know what you’re getting into before you go, because it can be incredibly intimidating and it’s easy to look like a newbie. First, bring your own shopping bags, because at Aldi they charge you. Next, you have to be super fast in packing your bags because they don’t do it for you. So my tip is not to bother, just put the groceries into your trolley, move your trolley over to the bench and pack from there.
Aldi is fantastic for staple items, but if you’re looking for more specialist stuff then your regular grocery store is the best option. Still, you can buy enough food to feed a small family of 4 (as in a preppy and a toddler) for a week for less than $100.