Once you get over the lack of familiar brand names you'll be amazed at the value and quality. The prices are low but the quality is high, especially the continental stock. Forget whether you need 2 for 1 comparisons or whether 1/2 price is really the real price, Aldi just do low prices for great quality across the range. Plus there's the benefit of 'either they have it or they don't' ethos rather than choose between 10 varieties of the same thing at the big 4. I guess their buying power benefits their customers as well.
Aldi in Germany is a terrific place to shop, and it's gotten better since a decade or so ago. Aldi now carries many Bio products (organic) and a terrific variety of produce at hard-to-beat prices. I've lately been buying eggplant (aubergine) for between 40 and 80 euro cents each, while they cost at least a euro more at Edeka or Tengelmann.
There are also good prices on a good brand of make-up, on a number of Italian food items. candy, lots of bread selections and on wine and hard spirits. When they have specials on electronics and home and garden items, one can save a bundle of money over the price in a store like Globus or MediaMarkt or the Bauhaus.
Aldi like Lidl are getting more and more of market share maybe becuase they price their goods to make a profit but not one as ridiculous as Tesco , we all have tio eat and they make it possible at sensible prices plus sell tools,cloyhes etc.
I really like how everything is cheaper at aldi than the main stores. I like the different varieties of products too, it's nice to have a change. Do most of my shopping at aldi as products are just as good but cheaper. Can't argue with that.
Expect a warm and friendly welcome when you go into your ALDI, and they don't hovver over you. They will chat nicely with you, if that's what you want, otherwise you are left in peace to shop at your leisure... and yet they are always willing to help if you need it. The stock is fresh and interesting, with new product lines always coming in. The fruit and veg is always fresh and much of the stock comes as great value for money. You can get most things from ALDI, you don't need to line the pockets of the larger and much pricier supermarket chains. Well done ALDI!!
I am shopping to Aldi regularily and I think it is an excellent company.
Finished the mind blowing range you can find at Tesco where you end up buying more than you need. With Aldi, you go straight to the point, and the selection of product you find is tasty enough for me!
Hard to beat Aldi on the price of anything, we get all our food from Aldi and have always been happy with the quality over the whole range. Their weekly specials (Twice weekly actually) are always brilliant and if they have something in short supply on special, it is worth getting up early and getting in the queue!
i have found the range of food in Aldi to be good and reasonably price and with there specials days they have, you can be sure to get a bargin, staff are always friendly and helpful and i save money which is good as everything has gone up/
I always though aldi to be a seller of cheap seconds and general rubbish. I've now been shopping at aldi on and off as our nearest store is miles away and we are very happy with the quality of the produce that we have baught. they have a good range and at good prices too. Don't ever rate them as the same as a poundstore or somthing for the lower classes. They have some fantastic ranges of meats, cheeses, vegetables compairable if not better than most of the leading brands. Next time your near an Aldi pop in and have a look you never know you might suprise yourself! Please can we have one in Hemel Hempstead!
Susan found this review useful
When i first went to aldi a few months ago i was sceptical with the view it was all 'foreign rubbish'.how wrong i was.allthough you dont see many brand names there,after thinking...ill try this and see how i get on..i now save thirty pounds a week now on my shop and have not noticed any drop in quality,taste and quantity.sure the shelves arent the tidiest in the world and stuff is scattered about but ill take the savings over the prettiness anyday
I have to say that the prices and the quality of the products sold by Aldi are very good. What has spoiled it for me is the unforgiving nature of the Aldi partner company "Parking Eye" who charged me £40 for overstaying their Market Harborough car park by just ten minites. Aldi - despite producing proof of shopping, did not step in to assist. So this bad experience taints an otherwise good business model
Aldi I find usually has a limited selection but they offer real value for money.
Some of their practices I found unusual to begin with, like no bags, which means you have to take your trolley to a shelf were and then pack your things into boxes (which there are always lost of) But their other customer experience compares with the other supermarket chains.
But all in all I get what I wand and am usually pleasantly surprised with the low price I pay.
Pretty good value I wish other supermarkets would focus a little less on paying a dividend to their share holders and give more value to their customers
Very reasonably priced food and household items. You can find sortiment you can't find in original UK stores. But boy oh boy the lay out of all their stores is so chaotic, it takes forever to find things. Also the check outs are so short so you really have to hurry and shove everything into your trolley and then go through it again to put in into the bags. Big plus is that they don't give you free bags which is very environmentaly friendly.
Another shop here to save money, over a long period of time I have tried most of their tinned and frozen items and have never come across any i do not like, even though they are foreign manufactured, their frozens are good as well, their veg always fresh, and hardware items including cloathes sometimes great value for money.
My wife hates ALDI, so they are very much a guilty pleasure. I love mooching round and finding unexpected, inexpensive surprises.
Their Monday and Thursday specials are always interesting, a friend equipped his home workshop with power tools from Aldi, and I'm not far behind!
I had never been to Aldi until last week when my friend asked me if I would like to go with her. I am glad I went too, I got a lot of shopping for my money, lots of special offers and everything was good quality too. I will certainly be visiting Aldi again.
A good but not overwhelming range of quality products at very reasonable prices, and surpringly genuine friendly staff localy, rather than some ameicanism along the lines of 'have a nice day' said in monotones of disinterest.
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