We have been Aldi shoppers for just over a month now, I have to admit…I’m pretty impressed! Nothing quite gives me the rush than knowing that I’m saving money, so each weekly trip is carried out with a big dose of great Scottish enthusiasm. I had always assumed that I would be nipping next door to another supermarket to get the bits we couldn’t get, but with the exception of Pampers, we’ve not had to do this yet.
One of the things I like about going in each week is discovering new local suppliers, especially from the Aberdeenshire area. That is some pretty remarkable attention to detail for a supermarket to have such local commitment. But they do it well. Our store is jam packed with fresh Scottish produce, from fish to fillet steak and cheese to condiments. To prove their dedication to us Scots, they’ve even launched an Aldi Scotland facebook page…a great way to find out what local special buys are available (and there’s a wee competition to win £250 of Aldi vouchers before 21st September ’16).
My friends and family will all agree that I’ve turned into a bit of an Aldi bore…but thankfully I have a group of friends who equally love it and we will compare what we’ve tried and what we’re loving (and the amazing price tag!).
Usually saving money is a compromise, it’s seen as having to ‘make do’, but this is really not the case with Aldi. The quality of the food is genuinely remarkable! We have tried to switch brands and even supermarkets before in a bid to save a bit here and there and we’ve always noticed in the food itself. I have to say Aldi has actually made food shopping and saving money exciting. Each week I can’t wait to see what other local artisan suppliers have made it onto the shelves.
We were easily spending on average £120 a week on food and I’m glad to say that we have got this down to £70 a week, shopping at Aldi…Think you could beat that? As we say up here…’mon then’!
Disclosure: I was sent Aldi vouchers in return for writing this post, but opinions are 100 % true and I really do ‘gie it laldy for Aldi’ doon at the school gates!