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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 17th May 17, 8:38 AM
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    Aldi prices creeping up
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    • 17th May 17, 8:38 AM
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    Aldi prices creeping up 17th May 17 at 8:38 AM
    Has anybody else noticed how Aldi prices are rising compared to the "big" supermarkets?

    We've shopped at Aldi for some while now as on average, we reckoned our weekly shop costed around 2/3rd that of a similar Tesco shop. In the last few weeks however, we've noticed prices rising and I assumed it was down to a mix of a weak pound and inflation but I did a comparison last night.

    I took last week's Aldi receipt and did a sample equivalent online shop at both ASDA & Tesco. The result?

    ALDI - 38.76
    ASDA - 38.43
    Tesco - 40.42

    Now these comparison shops were online orders for home delivery so I would have had to add on 3-5 but in reality that's what it costs me in fuel to drive to ALDI anyway. Also, some items aren't directly comparable but I did choose those which we would have bought in a typical "basic" shop.
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    • robrymond
    • By robrymond 19th May 17, 8:31 AM
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    I noticed prices rising in the past month or so at Aldi. A lot of prices simply raised to what I call the 'pre-deflation' price when the supermarkets crunched prices in late 2015 and early 2016.

    However anything that involves diary has shot up in price again despite wholesale milk prices not rising too much. Butter is now not far off branded prices.

    Meat seems to be rising slowly too especially beef and pork. Pork has gone from 2.99kg to 3.59 in a few weeks and Brisket Beef joints are now a 1 more per kg.

    Luckily chickens and minced beef seem to have stayed low at the moment.
    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 19th May 17, 9:49 AM
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    The biggest increase I have seen in Lidl...not so long ago freshly baked Small Tiger Loaf 50p...now 69p.
    But still my favourite supermarket. Could do without all the processed dishes as in Spanish/Mexican/Polish weeks.
    • artyclarty
    • By artyclarty 19th May 17, 11:05 AM
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    I'm not sure where everyone is getting these inflated dairy prices from. I found an old Lidl receipt the other day from when I graduated from uni in 2009 and went into the big bad world.

    Milk in Lidl cost 1.09, butter 1.25. About a year or two after both went down to 1 and last year 89p and 85p respectively. So in the grand scheme of things, this 'scandalous' milk 1 and butter 1.20, that's not really much of an increase tbh.

    However, veg does seem to have increased quite a lot: bananas on the other hand have gone from 58p/kg to 78p/kg, mushrooms have gone from 59p to 1 and courgettes from 99p/kg to 1.28p/kg.

    Someone mentioned beef I believe, 2009 500g 20% mince 99p, now 1.59.

    Other interesting things to notice:
    Bottles Pepsi (with german writing only) 59p, now 1.25
    Cans of Pepsi (again only german writing) 29p now 39p
    Little cans of energy drinks 19p, now 25p
    Nescafe 2.99 now 3.99
    Chocolate/strawberry knock off cornettos 99p now 1.45
    Garden Peas 89p now 1.05
    Mushy Peas 25p now 19p
    Corned beef still 1.49

    All of this is over rougly 8 years, so you all can decide whether these are reasonable price changes or not.

    The one thing I can say is that my diet has not improved much!
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 19th May 17, 12:35 PM
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    ^Yep, those who don't buy processed foods have probably been hit in the pocket the least.

    She says as she finishes the last of her Aldi Jaffa cakes at 31p/12
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

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    • Shrimply
    • By Shrimply 19th May 17, 12:44 PM
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    I started going to Tesco for milk because I find it lasts far longer compared to Lidl's. I've found myself looking at the prices and picking up produce there more and more to save also having to stop at Lidl. There is very little difference in price or quality I most of what I buy it seems.
    • maman
    • By maman 19th May 17, 2:28 PM
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    I noticed prices rising in the past month or so at Aldi. A lot of prices simply raised to what I call the 'pre-deflation' price when the supermarkets crunched prices in late 2015 and early 2016.

    However anything that involves diary has shot up in price again despite wholesale milk prices not rising too much. Butter is now not far off branded prices.

    Meat seems to be rising slowly too especially beef and pork. Pork has gone from 2.99kg to 3.59 in a few weeks and Brisket Beef joints are now a 1 more per kg.

    Luckily chickens and minced beef seem to have stayed low at the moment.
    Originally posted by robrymond

    Maybe you'll get a better deal with your 2018 version.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 19th May 17, 2:36 PM
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    She says as she finishes the last of her Aldi Jaffa cakes at 31p/12
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    I tried those ...once. Now filed in the "do not bother again" basket.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 23rd May 17, 8:14 AM
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    All of this is over rougly 8 years, so you all can decide whether these are reasonable price changes or not.
    Originally posted by artyclarty
    Well we've only been using Aldi as our main shop for the last 18 months and I'm the one who started the thread, so it's certainly been a lot more recent than that.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 23rd May 17, 12:08 PM
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    I tried those ...once. Now filed in the "do not bother again" basket.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    My resident crisp-monster has now morphed into a crisp-and-jaffa-cake monster. I've bought a staggering 6 packs since he moved in 10 days ago
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • Judi
    • By Judi 23rd May 17, 12:52 PM
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    Ive noticed that the Supermeat dog food goes up (and down). Not complaining because it rates highly on https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/ when i typed in the ingredients.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
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