i used to live in meanwood & with an aldi & netto you are spoiled for choice of bargins.
aldi is not so great for branded goods but is a great place to shop if you are after a bargin & dont mind non branded food/ products.
thier range is great & food is great tasting/ quality too.
& they always have loads on offer, like clothes, shoes to tvs, cameras etc.
it is situated on a shopping centre with a qlm (which is fantastic on its own) a jack fultons, massive priceless shoes, greggs, kfc, instore( poundstretcher) chilton mills
& is near to netto, fobi( a great diy store) and a co-oop. not to mention a cafe post office & a great clothes shop selling great school war all year round. a hair dressers , a barbers , tattooist, alsorts , agreat place to shop!
THERE IS SCAFFOLDING UP AT THE MOMENT AS THE WHOLE SHOPPING PARK IS BEING REFURBISHED BUT ALDI IS OPEN AS USUAL!
Have to say, in spite of the random factor, I become more enamoured of Aldi each time I visit. Is it the random gingerbread man houses, in for Christmas? Is it the strange array of intriguing biscuits? The alternative brand booze? The magic inner aisle of crazy toys, canoes, hard drives and other assorted oddities?
Yes. Yes it is. It's a cheap, magic, slapdash place.
I still won't be shopping for all my regular bits there, as it doesn't quite work for a whole shop in one, but I will be going in for cheap surprises. The queues are a bit of a hassle; I agree with Chris in that there's quite a pressure to get your goods packed up and out of the way in Superman-like speeds (which I always fail) but other than that it's grand.
Staff have plenty of banter too, which is always a boon.
P.s. Debit card only.
I went to Aldi on Saturday and bought a number of items - including not limited to bread, milk, chicken, 2 bottles of chicken tika sauce, cleaning agents, pack of 6 loo rolls, 1 bottle of wine and spent less than £20 which I think is really good value.
However, I felt harassed whilst waiting to pay as the queues were massive and I kept getting jossled by people trying to get up aisles past me.
I think Aldi should have an express lane for those wishing to buy only a couple of items.
All in all, if you don't mind that harassed feeling when waiting to pay and don't mind waiting ages to pay then I do think if you're passing there's savings to be had.
The whole experience is not great but if you're in the area, why not try it and see for yourself.
Get down to Aldi to grab the bargin of the century Siana Aldi's Anti-wrinkle Night Cream has also been voted best for quality and value by hit Channel 4 show 'How To Look Good Naked' The Anti-wrinkle Day Cream scooped top awards in the national press too and its less than 2 pounds a pot. Only availble in Aldi so get your skates on its bound to sell out fast now the secrets out on TV.
Aldi does have some amazing bargins to be had but perhaps not the widest selection of products to chose from. I think you might struggle to do a full family shop here but great for top shop if you know what your after and work popping to see what items they have on offer for that week.
I personally don't find Aldi that cheap, compared with the big 3, Asda, Tesco and Morrisons and their ever-competing deals.
The food is generally only cheaper by pennies as it is unbranded, unhealthy or bought in bulk (or all three). For example we went with friends and wanted some pasta sauce. It was 79p for the jar - but in Morrisons Dolmio at the time was 2 for £1, so 50p a jar. So when you can buy branded cheaper than a 'cheap supermarket own brand' you really have to re evaluate whilst you are going here.
Parking is free, the staff are OK, but not as nice as in Sainsbury's (my favourite supermarket though not the cheapest).
I wouldn't really recommend it as I don't think it has a huge range of things and I certainly don't think it is cheaper.
This is a good discount food shop, it doesnt have big branded food but its just as good quality and at half the price!
Its a meduim sized store that stocks a bit of everything really. On sundays and thursdays a there new stock comes into the shops like kitchen equipment,tv's,blankets etc all household goods at cheap prices as well as food.
They have there own large car park at the front of the store, and you will need a £1 coin for the trolley that you will get back after you use of course! And you have to pay for the carrier bags or bring your own.
I like Aldi for a few reasons. Firstly, they have cheaper food than most other supermarkets and not just in the fruit and vegetables aisles. There are cereals, herbal teas and - a particular favorite of mine - Moser-Roth chocolate. The dark chocolate is dairy-free, which is great on a vegan-day. Secondly, they have cheap alcohol. But thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, unlike other supermarkets you can find some ridiculous bargains on unexpected items. Last time I checked they had bath mats, dog-toilets, garden compost, digital cameras and a friend of mine mentioned finding a boiler suit for only £8. All of this is available with a back drop of cardboard boxes - this is what everything is sold out of so they get no points for style. But when you can get a box of Ibuprofen for 29p, who cares?
Good sized Aldi. Can get busy and have long checkout queues. Good range of cheap food especially fruit and veg.
Aldi sell groceries and some other products at low prices. The shop is more of a warehouse and items are often displayed on pallets or in big boxes! The however cut the cost for the company and they pass the savings on to the customer so that you can buy simple food cheap. Aldi do not have much variety when it comes to items for instance there are tin beans but there are not six different brands like in the supermarkets. Generally, they sell most everyday foods and are much cheaper than the supermarket. You do need to bring your own bags as they charge for carrier bags. The is loads of parking at the front of the store this parking is also free.
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