It’s not often I go to Aldi as Sainsbury’s is much closer, but OH is on an economy drive so I went down there to stock up on a few things. Brexit notwithstanding, they still had everything I wanted. Trouble was, everyone else goes there with the intention of stocking up, so I had to wait patiently for my pasta while a man with a large trolley bought up the entire aisle, chucking every kind of pasta, pasta sauce and cheese sauce into the voluminous aluminium depths (incidentally, why do Americans say aloominum? Do they spell it differently? I think we should be told. Voluminous aloominum depths, ha ha.) Anyway I stocked up on all my favourites including bread flour, eggs, jam and what pasta the man had not already loaded into his trolley. When I say favourites, I mean in the supermarket-ordering sense, not that these are the things I like best. Though the blackcurrant conserve is pretty cool. And if the cashiers are zoned out, the customers are friendly and always put down the Tildonk.
And so back home. Apologies for the rather pedestrian post, but that’s the most exciting thing that’s happened to me today.
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I only ever go to Tesco or Morrison’s, so I can get everything in one shop. If my wife goes shopping, she goes to Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Morrison’s, and the big CO-OP. She likes to ‘shop-around’ for different things in different shops.
Fortunately, she rarely goes food shopping! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
I think in their early days in this country, Aldi and Lidl suffered to some extent with a reputation, deserved or otherwise, of being cheapo supermarkets that only people on their uppers went to, and there still are some not entirely ironic references in the comedy routines of certain standups to the slackers [or similar] in Lidl, but I use my local Lidl for my main shop and I have no complaints about the prices or quality of the food or the choice available; we also have a relatively new Aldi but it’s across town so I don’t bother. I do what’s known as ‘backup’ shopping at our town Co-op, which has recently had a makeover and, although I could buy most, if not all my Co-op shop at Lidl, I like to support the Co-op, even though they’re more expensive and the ‘divi’ isn’t much, but I like the Co-op’s ethos. Cheers, Jon.
I agree. No problems with the quality. I would shop more at the Coop but we don’t have one here sadly
Oof! Life’s too short for shopping around, especially for food