“ Brand: Aldi / Type: Milk „
on a recent trip to Oxford we popped into Aldi as following all the adverts and indeed news reports we decieded to get our basics here and see what the products were like.
Ok whilst I know that Chocolate is not a basic essential we decieded to share a bar but what to try as their selection is very impressive and very reasonably priced. The options available were
Smooth White, creamy milk, and fruit and nut at 99p for 200g
Dark Hazlenut, Rum and raisin, Almond Chocolate at £1.15 for 200g and a hazlenut heavon 59p for 100g
They also have Chocolate and Hazlenut wafers at £1.49 for 10
With all the selection we were finding it rather hard to agree when my daughter spotted a pack of mini bars priced at £1.39 giving us a selection containing smooth white, hazlenut crunch, praline, white crisp and creamy milk covering all bases and at 40g a perfect size.
I have to be honest I wasnt expecting much as I am a cadbury fruit and nut girl and I really do not deviate from cadbury and I really do not like cheap chocolate however I was very surprised the chocolate was smooth and creamy with a rich taste I loved the hazlenut crunch a perfect combination of hazlenuts to chocolate.
My Husband and daughter both loved the white chocolate and whilst I am not a fan it was again smooth and creamy.
I do not have an aldi locally the nearest is 12 miles which isnt worth making a special trip for but if you have one locally then head there and give this chocolate a try as it really is sublime and you would expect to pay a lot more from top named chocolate makers.
luckily I do not live near enough otherwise my waistband would suffer!
I've been shopping at Aldi for the previous 6 months and have to say 90% of the products are much better in quality than leading Supermarkets brands but this chocolate goes above and beyond that, it's so much nicer than even cadburys or nestle which a rich quality flavour and texture it tastes like it's the finest chocolate on the market, yet it's from aldi for less than a couple of quid?!
The range of chocolate and confectionary at Aldi is very extensive with something for everyone, I prefer plain chocolate like this one but they've chocolate with almonds, mint, ginger, chili - anything you could think of and having tried a lot of them - purely for research purposes you understand - they all have the finely unique taste of Aldi chocolate. If I could liken the taste to any other brands it would be lindor which is possibly the most expensive supermarket chocolate there is .
My trial of Aldi shopping has started and I am slowly but surely trying more and more of their products. I bought their Dairyfine brand chocolate just to try it out of interest and I can honestly say it was a surprise. I expected the bland, slightly harsh taste of cheap non premium brand chocolate, but this was melt in the mouth creamy goodness. I gave some to some friends to try who were scoffing at my 'cheap chocolate hoard' and it soon shut them up. They do packets of this chocolate in 'button form' too - great for the kids. At half the price of the leading brand, the only trouble is that I think I probably eat more of it knowing that it's cheaper :) I have just bought my husband the dairyfine dark to try, along with Aldi's essential brand dark chocolate for comparison. Will let you know...
I alternate my shopping in my mortgage free mission between Asda, Farm foods and aldi / Lidl, in order to get the most for our grocery budget. As I had an asda delivery last week (I always book for our 1st day back after holidays) today it was Aldi day. So I gathered up my carrier bags from under the sink (as too tight to purchase theirs) and rounded up the troops and off we went.
I have a sweet tooth unfortunately and I have purchased Aldi chocolate before. Therefore it was no personal surprise that 2 of these landed in my trolley (one for dear husband).
It comes in a 100g package for an astonishing 30p. The packaging is very value style, plastic white with "everyday essentials" written on the top in blue, a description of the type of chocolate, in my case "milk chocolate" and a picture of said chocolate.
The nutritional advice is on the front, and it states it is suitable for vegetarians, and per 1/6 bar (approx. 17g) it contains 88 calories, 9.2g sugar, 5g fat, 3g sats, 0.05g salt. The back of the packet is more helpful as it gives the same information but for a 100g (the size of the packet) so no math required.
Ingredients are sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, palm fat, whey powder, emulsifier, soya, lecithin, flavourings.
The packet also advises that it may contain traces of peanuts, nuts, gluten and egg.
This product has been made specifically for Aldi and the website is www.aldi.com
So what do I think...
Despite its price this chocolate really has a quality taste. I have tried many economy / own brand chocolates and this is by far the best I have come across. Its taste isn't the flavour of a cut price chocolate, in fact I would say better than a medium range brand. Its not quite the same melt in the mouth quality of Cadbury's but it genuinely isn't far off. I have no hesitation choosing this product. I can't quite believe its 30p cost as this represents exceptional value.
It could only be a 5 star rating for this little piece of chocolaty frugalness.
I usually shop at Aldi now as I find I can get so much more food for my money. Gone are the days that I preferred Tesco because of their loyalty card scheme as I soon realised you spend a lot more trying to earn the points so it was a false economy.
I first tried Aldi's Dairyfine milk chocolate when my um recommended it to me. She regularly bought it for herself and my sister who also liked it so I bought a bar at a little over 30p for 100g bar. The packaging was blue in colour and the brand name Dairyfine was written similarly to Dairy Milk, the Cadbury brand.
I was very pleasantly surprised by this chocolate upon tasting it, it was sweet, creamy, melted in the mouth like a good quality chocolate should, in fact I prefer it to Dairy Milk as that gets sickly after a while. It is suitable for vegetarians and caries similar calories to other brands of chocolate so you still have to eat it in moderation!
It is available in a larger bar at 250g for around 89p.
If you come across this chocolate in Aldi give it a try, as you see by the other Dooyoo reviews this comes highly recommended! I'll continue to buy this chocolate - thank you for reading.
Aldi personally I feel can have a bit of a stigma of being a 'cheap shop'; so much so that when you was younger in school the 'mean' kids would often pick on you if you had an ALDI carrier bag or would use the silly little torment of "you mum goes to ALDI" << very childish and very untrue. I think most recently ALDI has really come up on the supermarket scales, and I think this may be to do with the fact that they have a lot more adverts on TV then what they have had in the past. All be it the adverts are very simple and in essence low key (normal members of the public, shooting funny little quirky comparisons within various rooms of their own homes) Simple yet extreamly effective, what more does someone need as a reason to buy a product when it's right there in front of you how much cheaper it is the popular high street brands.
When you walk round an ALDI store you notice the brand and packaging is slightly different, despite this you can clearly see similarityies between products and brands. For example I know stright away that I can get a replica product of 'Pringles' within the store, same theme and style packagaing but with a different brand name. Coca-Cola, frosties and chedder biscuits are some other examples, you know stright away what this product will taste like as its a 'replica' of the high street brands. You will store a considerable difference in price, this is the main reason why I think more people choose to shop here. Because they know they can get practically the same item for a fraction of the price.
I bought this very much on a whim passing by, I thought it looked very similar to DairyMilk and if I didn't like the taste to eat from the packet, I thought it would do well for baking. Now I bought this so rapidly as I was under the illusion this was only 30p (poor product sign placement, me thinks here) but none the less I have soon found out that the price for this 89p < Still reasonable compared to others on the market!! It's only since going onto their website I have noticed that they do sell one of these products for 30p, but it's a smaller but reasonlable size. I shall deffinitely be hunting for this size next time I'm in there. The 89p bar however though is a 200g and suitabe for vegetarians, here comes the frightening part though - this whole 200g bar contains 1064 calories "ouch". However if you have good will power and simple ration this into little bags and avoid eating them, then it's more spread out then.
The chocolate tastes divine, so smooth and very sweet. It is completely coparible to Dariy Milk, at a fraction of the cost.
Would I repurchase / Reccomend ?
Most deffinitely indeed ! I was a little hessitant at first I'll admit and I still 'presume' that with it being so cheap in price, it wouldn't taste very nice, however how wrong I was. I just genuinly can't belive how cheap this is, but yet how nice. If you reading this and don't belive me, or haven't purchased anything from ALDI before, then I can't advise any more but to try this for yourselves. Since going online also I have noticed there is quite a selection of other chocolate bars, which look very compariable again to other high street brands. I think I will be taking a closer inspection next time I pop in and see what other little bargain find I can hunt down.
If there is one reason to go to Aldi, it's this chocolate. I have been eating this wonderful chocolate now for years, ever since my parents bought me a bar as a child due to it being so cheap for a good sized bar. Now, don't let it's price fool you (although it has increased steadily over the years) nor the fact that it is an aldi own brand (not that there's anything wrong with that anyway) this is a good quality chocolate, which I would probably go so far as to say is better than popular brands such as cadburys.
The chocolate is creamy and tastey, it's a thick bar too which I like, it's also very good when melted for making chocolate cornflake crispies, for those who (like me) very much enjoy those. :P
I believe the range also make a dark chocolate version now too for those who prefer more cocoa content, I however will only eat the milk chocolate bars, so I can't comment on them I'm afraid.
As I said, they are also a nice family size bar too so it's good value for money even at their new price.
This is a delicious, bargain priced chocolate which tastes as good as it looks!
I am a girl - therefore, I like chocolate!
I received a bar of this chocolate in my stocking at Christmas and have just had some now and had to tell you about it!
I think a good bar of chocolate is hard to get right - no fancy flavourings or caramel or nuts - just milk chocolate. Galaxy and Dairy Milk make a good bar, but it is hard to buy a cheaper version but still keep the decent flavour.
Aldi is a discount supermarket chain that originated in Germany - not to be confused with Lidls!
The bar of chocolate only comes in a large side (200g) - this is a downside as it means that it is hard to not eat the whole bar! However, somehow, I have managed to make it last a month!
The bar is similar to a dairy milk wrapper in colouring - it is a plastic wrapper with a purple and white design on the front and is quite basic.
The bar is only 89p which is a good price compared to similar bars which would be about £1.20-£1.50.
The chocolate is similar to other makes in that it is in individual, joined up squares - there are 8 squares of chocolate in length and 4 in width.
The taste of the chocolate is similar to Cadburys Dairy Milk and is nice and sweet, but not too sickly. It is creamier than Dairy Milk which I find much nicer and it melts in your mouth. Almost ike the taste of Dairy Milk with the creaminess of Galaxy - the perfect combination!
I would definately recommend giving this a go, whether for eating or for cooking. 89p is definately worth it but it is a shame that it doesn't come in smaller sizes.
I am a self confessed chocoholic and during my bit to curb the food bill I have tried all sorts of own brand chocolate with varying success - well I finally think I have found a winner!
~Price & Availability~
During my weekly wander round the high street I was craving a bar of chocolate, So while I was in Aldi with a friend I decided to try their 200g Dairyfine dairy milk chocolate at 89p.
~The Wrapper & Product ~
Its foil wrapped and is in colours very similar to Cadbury's Dairy milk, purple, silver and white and is normally found with the rest of the chocolates and biscuits. It's a rectangular bar, 8 squares long and 4 squares wide. I couldn't tell you where it is from as it just says that its specially packed for Aldi, Warwickshire.
The chocolate is delicious, I actually prefer this to Cadburys chocolate as I think although it tastes very much like Cadbury's Dairy Milk its slightly creamier, really melts in your mouth.
One strip of 4 squares is 134 calories, but I have to say with it only be available in such large bars its hard to stick to just eating one bar!