The best news for us veggie lovers is a 2.5 kg bag of potatos for 25 p, or do you fancy a brocolli for 28 p? Supermarkets are always conducting price wars, and these vegetable price cuts are definitely making me a happy bunny.
As you may know, I am loyal to no supermarket. I shop at M&S (don’t think I’ve had one bad thing from there ever!), Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Co-op, Morrisons and Aldi. Basically, I try to steer away from Waitrose as those prices scare me just a little bit…I had to do without brocolli the last and only time I did a weekly shop there, as it was £2…gulp. I don’t mind paying for quality, but there’s a limit.
Anyway, the Aldis and the Lidls are basically making larger supermarkets a bit hot …
This Easter, at Aldi, customers can feed a family of four for £3.80 per head – cheaper than a single luxury Easter egg in most UK supermarkets – and to celebrate, the supermarket has rather strangely (IMHO) commissioned a life-sized chocolate dining table, complete with a lamb roast dinner and all the trimmings.
Aldi’s edible and intricately crafted ‘Chocolate Roast’ includes everything you’d expect on a Easter celebration table including a Whole Leg of Fresh British Lamb (£3.79 per kilogram) and Good Housekeeping Institute approved Specially Selected Hot Cross Buns (99p, 4 pack), as well as cutlery and plates.
Accompanied by fluffy Maris Piper potatoes (£1.89, 2.5kg), garden peas (69p, 907g), fresh carrots (45p, 1kg) and Bramwell’s Mint Sauce (39p, 180g), this yummy table also includes a bottle of Aldi’s Exquisite New Zealand Pinot Noir …
There’s a new discount store on the block. Founded by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the brains behind easyJet, it will offer basic items, such as sugar, tea and sardines at ‘rock-bottom prices’.
The shops offers a range of basic items at ‘rock-bottom prices’, with an introductory promotion this month of just 25p for everything – including sugar, tea, sardines, tomato ketchup, peach slices and Jaffa Cakes.There are no branded products and the store says that it offers ‘No expensive brands, just food honestly priced’. The 25p shop is part of a promotional month, but after that bosses say they could rise to around 50p!…
I’m a big wine fan and, although I am more partial to a juicy robust red, I can drink both white and red wine equally. So, when Aldi introduced ‘The Exquisite Collection’, a premium range of wines at far from premium prices, I was happy to try one of each.
The white wine I tried was the Gavi, priced at £5.49 (75cl). Produced from the Cortese grapes grown around the town of Gavi in Italy – hence its name – this wine is described as “refreshing and aromatic boasting flavours of tangy lemon, weighty fruit and subtle waxy nuttiness”.
I found it to be as sharp and fruity as promised with a lovely subtle nutty flavoured finish that I really enjoyed – similar to sweet almond, rather than peanut. The initial two sips …
They have Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels (£4.99). I tried out a couple and the value is good, especially with the larger towels. While they are 100% cotton, they are more functional than luxurious, as they aren’t super fluffy, but frankly those towels take longer to dry in my opinion. The Egyptian Cotton Bath Sheet is £6.99 and the Hand Towel is £2.99. I got the blue, but saw cream in the store too and there is a range of colours.
The bedroom range comes in next Thursday and I got a sneak peak of the photographic duvet set (from £9.99), an on-trend winter-themed bedding set, available …
The Aldi Specialbuys cycling range is back and really is better than ever before, with a wide selection of new and improved clothing and accessories for casual and commuter cyclists, as well as high performance good quality pro-cycling gear for the more serious rider.
From high tech pro-gear and cleaning products, to turbo trainers and tyre sealant, Aldi’s got everything you need to go the distance this autumn and winter. The range will be rolling into stores on 24th September and as always available while stocks last.
Men’s and Ladies’ Cycling Rain Jacket (£19.99)
Rain? No bother. Not with Aldi’s Cycling Rain Jacket which can take on even the heaviest of downpours. With Storm Guard protection, this rain jacket is both wind and water proof, whilst breathable. Brave the temperamental winter conditions with …
Whether you’re trick or treating, or hosting a Halloween party this year, Aldi has a ghoulishly good range of Halloween costumes and accessories in store on 1st October, while stocks last.
Aldi has something for everybody including Children’s Dressing Up Sets (£3.99) from witches and ‘baterella’ costumes to vampire and skeleton outfits. The range includes a Halloween Tutu Set (£1.99) and freakishly cool Children’s Halloween Tights (£1.29) in black and red stripes.
Trick or Treat Tins (£1.79) come in a choice of four fun designs, making candy collecting even more exciting this year.
If you’d prefer a family fright night indoors, get into the spirit with Children’s Halloween Pyjamas (£3.99), available in a choice of two designs. There’s these Children’s Halloween Boppers (£1.79) including ghoulish headbands and spectacles so the little ones can have …
Builders, carpenters and DIY enthusiasts alike can tackle tasks for less with Aldi thanks to two new Workshop and Carpentry Specialbuys ranges, available in stores on 24th May and 11th June.
About the Workshop range – in store 24th May
Aldi is selling a premium 6 Tread Fibreglass Stepladder (£49.99) is ideal for tackling those hard to reach jobs. With a top tread height of 1.67m and built-in holders for tools, brushes and paint pots, this ladder also features slip-resistant steps and a fiberglass construction which minimises the risk of electric shocks from exposed cables, making it perfect for the safety-conscious user.
Whistle while you work with Aldi’s Rugged DAB Radio (£29.99). Featuring a tough, waterproof outer casing, LCD display and handy carry handle, this powerful device is guaranteed to boost morale on site …
Isn’t the weather just glorious at the moment? So now is the time to get your garden in tip-top condition and prepare to enjoy the summer (please may it be long and hot). With two great garden ranges in store at Aldi, you’ll find almost everything you need to spruce up your garden.
The ranges are called Outside Décor, which is in in stores nationwide since last Thursday and the Outdoor Living range from 30th April.
My favourites from the range have to be this huge pop up gazebo. Whether you’re looking to create some shade on a sunny day or need an instant party venue, Aldi’s Pop Up Gazebo (£59.99) and Gazebo Side Panels (£12.99) will be a welcome addition to any garden this summer, whether in white or green. The quality is …
With the sun out, there really isn’t much excuse not to get out there and walk or even run. Aldi Specialbuys Running range is now in stores and available while stocks last.
I have a Fitbit which was a gift and cost close to £70, so am very pleased to see Aldi’s Activity Tracker. Keep track of your fitness efforts with the multifunctional wristband. Measures daily activity, time, steps and more. Available in four colours, activity trackable on a smart phone and loads of functions for £29.99.
Aldi’s Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor (£24.99) is chest strap that cleverly measuring heart rate, pace and distance with automatic synchronisation, when running via a smartphone. To follow, you can use Aldi’s Bluetooth Diagnostic Scale (£34.99) for keeping track of your weight post workout. Batteries included, this gadget measures …