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tried it out of curiosity - now hooked (and better off too!)
Member Name: clareozzy
Advantages: healthy eating, healthy purse
Disadvantages: could do with some brand names
Decided to try our local Aldi after one of my friends raved about it. My friend is on a much higher income than us and had been using Aldi now for months.
As it is all their own brands we decided to try a few things initially along with some prepacked cold meat, fruit, veg and dairy products. All their fruit and veg is so cheap compared to the leading supermarkets, things like a bag of bananas for 69p, 4 baking potatoes at 39p, iceberg lettuce 39p - can't grumble can you?
Some of their own brands were sneaked in so the kids and husband couldn't tell, things like beans, tinned veg, tomato ketchup, mince, chicken etc all went unnoticed - result! money saved. Then I went a step further - cook in sauces, ready made lasagne, even a couple of bottles of wine were given the thumbs up!
The latest things we have tried are the cleaning products - washing up liquid, fabric softener, bleaches, kitchen cleaner - all fantastic at a fraction of the price.
We still have to try their cereals, I must admit I am very fussy when in comes to cereals but I'll give them a go!
On average now my weekly shopping bill used to be about £120, now at Aldi and buying most items with the exeption of cereals, pet food, and frozen goods, my shop comes to approx £70.
Must admit theres some crazy special offers you can buy in there too!
Summary: costing less to eat just as good