There’s a way you can make the most out of shopping at Aldi Australia, and it’s about getting more selective with Aldi offers for groceries.
While it’s true that the “home of the lowest prices” is cheaper that many or most other supermarkets, it’s also true that Aldi carries a much more limited stock line. Sure enough, the Aldi Australia catalogue has some reasonable bargains every week, but not every grocery product at Aldi is worth its value. For example, whoever likes his cream cheese soft and tasty, might not find the retailer selection the best there is.
Overall, you can buy so many other cheap products at Aldi that one bad cream cheese won’t probably make you want to swap to the local market down the street.
Here are top 5 grocery categories at Aldi Aus and favorite items to pick up during your next visit.
Top 5 refrigerated meats at Aldi
Many shoppers opt for organic or fresh meats, but if you’re among those who also buy refrigerated meat, Aldi has a good few options starting with:
- Free range whole chicken
- Pork loin steaks
- Premium lean steak mince
- BBQ ribs
Aldi pre-cut meat selection also carries good salami and various sliced chicken such as chicken breast. Be sure to check Aldi 7 Day Deals for special offers on refrigerated, but fresh meat as well if you’re interested in some good deals.
Top 5 dairy and cheeses products at Aldi
When it comes to particular types of cheeses – such as cream cheese, it’s good to stick to favorites and familiar sometimes. However, Aldi does carry some cheap refrigerated items that are well worth the buy.
In terms of dairy products and cheeses that Aldi stocks, the selection isn’t all that bad, though it could use more organics and year-round options. Top 5 dairy and cheeses products to buy from Aldi are:
- Mozzarella balls
- Greek style yogurt
- Cheddar cheese
- Organic yogurt
If you bake a lot or you use butter to cook meals often, opt to stock up on butter from Aldi, which is the most competitive from a pricing point of view, but also qualitatively speaking.
Butter price at Aldi Aus is cheap either way, but make sure to take advantage of their great deals on butter by checking the weekly Aldi specials. And remember to freeze butter so it lasts longer.
Top 5 fruits and vegetables at Aldi
As with many other items that are particular to the buyer, produce is a hit and miss at Aldi sometimes as well. You should be buying seasonal fruits and vegetables no matter where you do your shopping but if it’s from Aldi, then here’s what you should be picking up mostly:
- Bell peppers
- Baby carrots
First thing to look out for is the state of the produce. If you buy unripe bananas, that might not be such a bad thing. Not very ripe bananas tend to ripe faster when at room temperature or you can speed up the process by placing bananas in a paper bag together with an apple. But over ripe tomatoes, for example, unless you use them right away, might just be a waste of money.
Top 5 snacks and sweets at Aldi
- Potato chips
Top 5 beverages at Aldi
- Refrigerated natural orange juice, but not the cheaper version
- Wines, within at least a $.4.99 – $9.99 price range (Ex., the $6.99 Cabernet Sauvignon and the $.9.99 Semillon)
- Aldi brand beers, not the best, but definitely decent and good value for being up to 50% cheaper
- The seasonal drinks such as Aldi Sangria, usually found in the weekly Aldi Special Buys