I used to always shop in Sainsbury’s but I’ve recently moved to Oxfordshire and unfortunately in the part I have moved to, Tesco seems to have a monopoly. I literally can’t go into that shop without having a nervous breakdown because they don’t have something I need/want.
We have an ALDI just down the road from us and I’d heard before that it’s a great little supermarket, but I’d never ventured into one (mainly as I felt my street cred would plummet). Over the Christmas break though I thought ‘What the hell, I’ll just pop in a see what it’s like’.
I don’t really buy ready made food (partly because I’m a bit of a control freak and like to know what’s in the food I’m eating), but I do buy healthy snacks to get me through the day, and here are some of my favourites that ALDI have to offer:
– Fruit slices: ALDI’s take on Go ahead slices, but a fraction of the price and also I think they taste nicer and are lower calorie.
– Golden bakes: Again, these are similar to Go Ahead bars, but I prefer the flavours (blueberry in particular)
– Rice cakes
– Crisp breads
They also do a great range of face creams and some basic makeup (such as concealer similar to touché éclat), including this lovely Shimmering face cream, which smells of apricots and at £1.99 is an absolute bargain.
I used to spend at least £120/week on a small trolley of food in the larger supermarkets, but now I rarely spend over £60. With the money I save I could squeeze in another trip or perhaps treat myself to a nice bag. 🙂