MY FIRST TRIP TO ALDI & £80 GROCERY FOOD HAUL!  IS ALDI ANY GOOD?  |  EMILY NORRIS

Updated : Mar 10, 2020 in Articles

MY FIRST TRIP TO ALDI & £80 GROCERY FOOD HAUL! IS ALDI ANY GOOD? | EMILY NORRIS


Hi, guys. Welcome back to my channel. In today’s
video I’m going to be showing you everything that I bought at my first ever Aldi shop,
and also tell you a bit about my experience. I’ve never been before because our nearest
one is about 30 minutes away so it’s not the most convenient, but after years and years
of you guys having meat to try it out, how good the products are and how much money I’ll
save, I thought I would go and see what it’s actually like for myself. I was really excited.
You know you’re old when you get super excited about herbal teas and food shopping. I went there today I spent loads of time.
Before I went, I actually wrote out on Instagram to you guys and said, “What are the products
that you would really recommend from Aldi? What other things that you buy over and over
again?” I have actually bought some of those, so I’ll also be showing you my viewers’ recommendations
as well. There’s a few things to note. Well, I actually went there without a list, which
is probably a bad idea, but I was just so excited to just see what it was all about
for myself. But I didn’t have a list and I was hungry, so I ended up buying quite a lot
of stuff. I spent £84 pounds on this shop, but I’ve also got everything that I’m going
to need for Easter for the boys. I also picked up loads of treats and just things that you
guys recommended. I feel like it’s quite a random shop, but I have loads to show you. I would also love to know your comments. Any
other products that you guys recommend. It was a little bit thin on the ground there
today because of the coronavirus. Everyone was clearly stockpiling and some of the shelves
were empty and stuff like that, but I have got quite a lot of stuff to show you anyway.
But yes, I hope you really enjoy this. I’m just going to literally talk you through it
like you’re at my house. Yeah, here we go. I’m just going to start over here with some
of the breads that I picked up. So many of you recommended the bread section and especially
I think there was five people that messaged me to say, “Get the chocolate brioche bun,”
so I bought this. It’s like one big brioche that you tear and share. It comes in this
tin here. I thought, “Oh, maybe you actually put it in the oven and then serve it like
that,” but there’s no instructions on how to heat it up or anything, so I think it just
must come in that. But this was £1.59. I’ll definitely test this out with the boys. The
boys love brioche anyway, so I’m sure they’ll really enjoy that. Then I picked up some flatbreads. These were
75p. I just really liked having these with soups and hummus. Then I also got some hot
cross buns. These were like 59p, I believe. They were really, really cheap. Then so many
of you recommend that I try the tiger bloomer. My boys love tiger bread and giraffe bread.
This was 99p, and the best thing about it is it comes precut so we don’t have to make
a huge mess. We’ve already eaten a few slices of this with our lunch, but yeah, that was
really, really delicious. Then the last thing that I bought in the bread
section where these brioche burger buns. They also had the hotdog buns as well, but I bought
these to go with the sweet potato burgers. Again, this was something that you guys messaged
me over and over again, and I was excited because I’m trying to eat a bit more plant-based
and just generally eat a bit less meat. Yeah, these look really yummy. They have chickpeas,
carrot, red pepper, and a hint of chili. I’m going to serve these on one of the nights
for all of us. Then I also got for the boys these Italian
chicken chipolatas chip sausages. These were £1.99, and again, it was recommended to me
by you guys. I’m really excited for the kids to try them. Then I also thought I would pick
up some of the chicken goujons in there. Now, these were £1.25 in Aldi. I normally get
the boys goujons from M&S, so these are considerably cheaper. I’ll be interested to see what the
boys think of those ones. Then I also picked up one of their sourdough pizzas. Again, so
many of you recommended this to me. They had loads of different flavors but I got the sun-dried
tomato and buffalo mozzarella. There was a big section on it and it said that they won
the Chilled Pizza Retailer of the Year, so I’ll be interested to try that out. That was
£3.25. Then I also picked up some vegetable crisps,
I think that was 85p. Then I picked up a few fruits and veggies, not many because to be
honest we went to the market this weekend and I picked up loads of vegetables, but I
did get these tender stem broccolis. That was £1.19. Then we also picked up a red grapefruit.
Matt has a grapefruit every single morning. We just got the one because he’s quite fussy
about it and he wanted to test it out before he committed to buying enough for the whole
week. So we’ve got one to try. I also picked up some Pink Lady apples for the boys, the
Gala apples and all the other types of apples I felt were really, really reasonable. I think
there were about a pound. But the Pink Lady ones were more expensive, but these are the
ones that the boys really tend to like. Then I also got some blueberries and strawberries.
The strawberries were only a pound and they’re definitely cheaper than where I’m currently
buying them. I thought it was quite cute that these are the wonky strawberries. Obviously
they’re not going to look perfect, but I mean they look perfect to me. Obviously, for the
boys I tend to just cut them up, so I mean, no one’s going to care if they’re slightly
less attractive. Then I also picked up this curry sauce. This
is the jalfrezi one, which is quite spicy, but they had all the different curries there.
Again, this was recommended to me by you guys. You guys said get the curry sauce with the
spices on the top, so that’s what I did. I think you heat up the sauce for about four
to five minutes and then you add the spices for another few minutes. I’m excited to test
that out, because we’re really into our curries at the moment. Another product, so many you
guys recommended to me it was this tomato and mascarpone pasta sauce. I found it so
interesting that so specific that you all really enjoy this product, so I thought I’d
definitely try it out. It was 72p and it’s just a stir through sauce, so again, really
nice and quick and easy to make for the kids. I’ll definitely serve this with garlic bread
one point this week and let you know how we get on with it. Then I picked up some 100% percent pure Canadian
maple syrup. This was £3.49. It is normally quite pricey, but you only need a tiny bit
of it. But my family really does go through it because we have it on pancakes, we have
it on oatmeal, we have it if I bake certain things, so I needed some more of that. Then
I also picked up some smooth almond butter. Now, this was the biggest one that they had
in there today, because, as I mentioned, so many people were stockpiling, but I’ve got
this one. I think it was £1.69. One section that really stood out to me that
I thought was definitely cheaper than other places that I’ve been to was all the stuff
for packed lunches or snacks when you’re out. I got the Quavers dupes, these are called
Cheese Curls. They were 85p for 10 packs, that just seems insane to me. We’re going
to test them out, see what the boys think. Then I also picked up of these Squidgy Pouches.
You get four pouches in here, two strawberry, two raspberry, from wash-free pouches. Now,
Jackson loves these, he sucks one down every single day. They were 80p for four of them
and I’m currently paying 80p for just one. So this would really save me money if he does
like these. I’m excited to try these. Then I also picked up some wafer bars. If the boys
ever do have a packed lunch or we want a pudding when we’re out, I normally buy the Time Out
bars, but these are kind of like a take off of those. They were 85p for nine bars. I really
did feel that like all the packed lunch stuff seemed really good value. So many of you guys recommended the room diffusers
and also the candles in the home section. I had heard in the press in various places
that these are really good dupes for Jo Malone, so I thought I was test them out for myself.
Over here I’ve got the sweet almond and macaroon at candle. It smells incredible. I love the
pearlescent glass on it. This was £3.50, whereas obviously the real Jo Malone candle
is £50. It has a similar sort of lid, but it is plastic, but you can still sit it on
there and light it. I’m going to test it out, I’m really excited to. Then I also got the
room diffuser, which is lime, basil and mandarin, which is actually a Jo Malone scent. I’m surprised
that they can literally just completely rip them off like that. But again, £3.50 and
the Jo Malone room diffusers are like £50 pounds or maybe even more. But yeah, I’m excited
to try this out. They had loads of different scents. They had pomegranate, they had rose,
they had loads of different ones. Then I also picked up these super soft Mediterranean
herb wraps. There’s eight in here and it was just 79p. I’ve been finding that I’ve been
having lots of wraps lately. I love them with hummus and veg in them. Then I also picked
up this seasoning mix sachet. Now, excited about this because it was 22p and I normally
buy these for spaghetti bologneses or sausage casseroles, chicken casseroles, stuff like
that, and the one that I’m currently buying is 80p. This is a lot cheaper, so I’ll be
interested to see what it actually tastes like. Then I picked up some rocket because
we really like to mix rocket, onion, and new potatoes together with some salt and pepper
and oil. This was 48p, which again, I thought was really quite reasonable. I also just wanted to take a sec to mention
the random aisle in the middle of Aldi. Now, so many of you guys messaged me saying, “You
have to go to the random aisle, you have to go to the mystery aisle. It’s like Disney.”
I didn’t know what to expect, but when I got there I found that it is literally just a
very random aisle with all kinds of different products. When we were there today, there
were toys, there was a zimmer frame type thing. There was this thing that you could grow tomatoes
in, so many different things. Fleece jackets for men, shoes. It was just crazy. I’ll try
and insert some footage here. The only thing that I bought today in the
random aisle where these bag clips, they were £1.29 and I just need them for snacks and
things like that. But if you go, there looked like there was so many good toys, but my kids
have so many toys, I just didn’t need to get any more. But if you were going to a birthday
party or something, there were loads down the random aisle. Now we’re getting into loads of treats that
I got for Easter and also just for home. The first thing I picked up were some Oreo dupes.
They were 36p a pack, so we’ll test them out. I also got a Terry’s Chocolate Orange for
Matt. This was 99p. This is like the ultimate for him. When you ask him what he wants for
Christmas, he just wants one of these, so I thought I’d get him one of those. I also
picked up some Kinder Joys. They were 79p each. I thought that this Easter egg hunt
kit was actually really good. It was £2.99 and you get 25 eggs in it. You might even
get other things in it, I haven’t actually opened it up. Oh, there’s one golden egg inside
as well. I thought that would just be great for our Easter egg hunt at home. Then I got a few bits for the boys’ Easter
baskets. I picked up these hollow bunnies. I think there were 99p each. Then I got these
little nests of little chocolates, they’re like little bunny characters. Then I also
got some Creme Eggs. We got five, but Matt’s already eaten one. Then some little mini Malteser
bunnies as well. There’s lots of individual ones in there, so I’ll put it throughout their
baskets and I’ll probably add in some toys and some soft toys. Then I actually got these ones for my niece
and nephew, and a friend as well. I thought it was really cute. It’s called a pinata chick.
You smash it open and it’s full of mini eggs. These were quite expensive. They were £5.99,
but it is a gift. They did have all of the normal Cadbury’s Easter eggs, they were all
like 99p, so they were really good value. They had the Smarties ones and stuff, but
I kind of just wanted to go a little bit extra. I thought it was quite cool, I mean, I know
that kids would just love smashing these up and then stuff coming out of them. So I’ve
got them, and I’m feeling nice and organized for Easter now. The last thing that I wanted to show you is
that I got quite a few ice lolly packs. I actually went down the frozen aisle to get
the vegan ice cream because so many of you guys recommended it, but it seems that everyone
had been stockpiling the vegan food in there today. They were really low on everything
or completely out, but I saw all of these lollies and I thought they would be great
for spring and summer. I’ll show you. I got two packs of the tropical lollies, they were
85p each. Then I also got these little Mini Whirlz. There’s eight in here. Then I also
saw these and I thought that they were a bit special, a bit extra, maybe if they have friends
over or something. They are Unicorn Cones. I just think the kids would absolutely love
that. Obviously, it’s a special treat. Then the last thing that I got is because
you guys made me do it, someone messaged me, they were like, “Get the gin ice lollies.”
Now, I’m not a massive drinker, especially not gin, but I thought these would be so great
to have in the freezer. If we have barbecues in the summer, I could hand out a gin lolly
or I might even try one as well. So yes, there is some alcohol in these obviously, can’t
let the kids have these, but I’m excited to try. All right, guys. That is everything that I
bought on my first ever Aldi shop today. I hope you enjoyed this slightly different video.
I appreciate that there wasn’t loads of meal inspiration in this, but if you’re looking
for videos like that, I have made so many meal prep and dinner idea videos. I’ll link
them in the description down below. Thank you so much as always for watching. I love
you guys, and I’ll see you in my next one.

100 Comments

  • I find Aldi hit and miss the raspberries tasted really weird 😬 £84 for all that is really good! nice video 💖

  • I used to be A Sainsbury’s fan but then a Aldi opened next door and I’m
    Now a convert! I love there fresh fish cakes with melt in the middle cheese.. I have reduced my shopping bill with still having all the foods and treats we love so for me it’s a winner x

  • A part of Aldi was founded in the City were I live. In Essen. There is a shop almost everywhere. Love to shop there for the essentials. But the stock is different as in the UK. Love your channel.

  • We just did an aldi shop today too…love it there! Foods amazing and prices so cheap but the quality is still all there

  • I basically exclusively shop at aldi here in the US! For me I save a few hundred every time. At Kroger/Walmart I’ll spend about $300, at aldi I’ll spend like $80 getting the same stuff if not more!

  • You need go back Adli and get big brown bread it has flour cover on top the crust and it inside the brown paper bag with clear see through in the middle they really nice specially when you toast the and nice butter melted on your toast it so yummy

  • Aldi isn’t somewhere I always shop as ours is a little far away to go each week but when we do go I absolutely love it! My daughters prefers the cheaper brands over expensive ones so shops like lidl and Aldi really work for us when we go x

  • It's so interesting to see what different items your Aldi Carrie's compared to the ones here in the US.

  • Loved this video!! I'd there any more supermarkets you've never been to? I'd love this to be a series 😊

  • Great video! I’ve never shopped at Aldi before either – I’d literally need to take a ferry to my closest store 🚢 😆. The price of this food you bought is amazing!! In fact I feel like hopping on a boat right now to check out the Random Aisle 😆. Roll on Easter and spring time. Thanks Emily xx

  • I loved this vid ! You were really really fast with this one though ! So surprised to have watched it already, since it was only this afternoon you posted on insta. Let us know what you thought of those products! But I must admit that I like the UK Aldi products more than the Dutch ones😅 . Thank you so much for sharing this xx

  • I am a regular customer for Aldi coz we had one opened close to us. Very Good and fresh fruits and vegetables . They have all what u need for your weekly grocery. Plus they are normally small sized shop, so it helps me to do my whole week shopping in half an hour.

    Many thanks Emily. Will try the sweet potato burgers and the pizza . I was waiting for this 😘😘😘

  • I cant get on with Aldi food. Only thing I like are the baby wipes and fruit pouches coz their very similar to Ella's Kitchen. I still prefer Lidl and Tesco. But would be interested to know which products you guys liked from Aldi. X

  • Loved it! “You guys made me buy these” (gin lollies!) 🤣.
    I might do a trip to Aldi this week. Not been for years as I’m a Lidl fan but will defo check it out.

  • Hey Emily , you've inspired me so much to express my feelings and augonise my home and bedroom it would mean the world if you did a meet and greet because I would love to give you a hug and say thank you for inspiring me so much

  • Great watch and even though I'm a regular shopper in Aldi you highlighted some products that I didnt know existed so will have to try them! You will be converted Emily! X

  • The vanilla brioche tear and share bread is nicer than the chocolate one in my opinion it still has chocolate but not as rich ❤️

  • We have literally none of this products in our Aldi(Hofer) in Slovenia. I go there to buy organic products like plant based milk & yogurt, oats, dark chocolate, fruits &veggies, … Also buy random stuff for tje garden like seeds, gloves, soil.

  • Hey Emily, good evening love this Aldi groceries haul. I love all of the variety of foods and meals dinners as well. Can we see more groceries hauls what I eat in day week and other videos too.😊🦋🐟🐣🌹👸🦢🌻🌺⭐️🦓🥀🌸🌼💐🌈🌨🌴🐿🌾🌱🦒🌷🍁⭐️🌸🥀🌼💐🥀

  • I loved this! I don't normally shop at Aldi as it also isn't my local but 100% going to do the odd one off shop now. Especially liked seeing your Easter purchases 🐰🐣🐑🍫

  • Hi Emily I shop at aldi myself I really do recommend you go back there again tbh I find that the prices are better than any other shop xoxo Orla

  • Glad I’m not the only one who was walking through a grocery store with empty shelves this morning 💁‍♀️

  • It's my favorite store. It helps me keep in my budget. I'm in the United states so lots of similar and different. Love their pizzas. Yes true lunch fun stuff. 🙂

  • aldi is great but are we gonna talk about buying a candle for £50? that's a rip off lmao
    also in regards to the scent being ripped off, that's a really common scent, it's not a jo malone scent

  • £84?!?!?!?!? I normally spend that in ALDI on a fortnightly shop!! Maybe it’s because you’ve spread it out on your work top but it doesn’t look like you bought that much 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 maybe it’s just me – but I’m glad you’re impressed, I used to shop at Sainsbury’s but now I shop at ALDI and I save around £100 a month on groceries 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Once of our family favourites is Aldi chicken goujons in a wrap with garlic mayo and homemade wedges. Great quick dinner we can all enjoy xx

  • Love that you do different recipes, I get really inspired 😊 About Aldi, I go there only for the random stuff, great stuff for the kids 😍 I don’t buy food from Aldi, find it very unhealthy. It is cheaper, but i rather eat less and healthy, than eat a lot and unhealthy products. Even my cats don’t like the cat food from Aldi 😂

  • Aldi is amazing and Lidl. I think the products are great quality. The baby wipes and nappies are brilliant.

  • Eek I am so sorry about the weird audio at the beginning! I am terrible with technology sometimes – I promise it gets better a couple of minutes in 🙂 xx

  • Aldi is a great place to shop. I'm from Australia and I always shop at Aldi because they always have cheap prices on everything they sell. Make sure to get a catalogue (if your store provides them) at check out, they have sales and lots of great deals.

  • Great shopping vlog hope you can film the things you try for some feedback that would be so useful xx 😚

  • I can't believe you've never been to Aldi 😮… It definitely takes a couple of trips to become a pro! I now know where every single product is that I need 😂 and to become a boss as the packing too. Now I can do an aldi shop on my own with a baby, its amazing 😂

  • Loved this video as a student i go to aldi all the time and my and my boyfriend spend around £50/60 every 2 weeks on our food shop so we love it there!

  • The wonky strawberries are the same that get sold in M&S and Sainsbury’s but they don’t get picked because they don’t match the right size and look so you only pay £1 for exactly the same thing xXx

  • Hi emily , iv recently started shopping back at aldi i use to shop at sainsbury's but im so amazed with the savings x we love the Mediterranean wraps with your speciality tuna pizza style . And there baked mini cheddars / cheesy curls 🥰😍

  • Omg I’m so excited for this! I love shopping at Aldi (in the US) and I really love all their products! I’m so thrilled to see you give them a try! I hope you love it too and want to make more Aldi videos! 💖💖💖

  • Tiger bloomer is the best as is the chocolate brioche tear and share 😊
    I also love aldis frozen flatbread pizzas. So delicious
    Those are my must haves everytime I go
    The fresh meal kits are good too
    Basically just all there products are pretty much great!

  • I tried Cheating on you during the weekend by watching other mom videos, i still feel you are more closer to my heart. You are just similar to me so 🥰😍🤩 god bless you. You should upload a video every day

  • Aldi is fab! we have lots of staples we love. I admit though I feel so guilty after a big shop when I look at the amount of packaging, I wish they'd find ways to reduce it.

  • Hello 👋 lady Emily.Nice and funny to watch you having fun with your shopping. Personally, I'm not going to shop at these stores, don't a thing they selling good food, but people love them and maybe I'm wrong. We will see what boys gonna say, after they try all these snacks.

  • Aldi also do their own version of the waterless air fresheners. They’re less than £1 and smell better in my opinion- especially the pink one. They also sell vegan sweets that are only 79p and are really tasty. I find not all vegan sweets are nice but these are amazing! My sister thought these were the Candy Kittens vegan sweets and they’re £2:50 a bag in Asda

  • Where did you find the spaghetti mix 😱 I didn’t think they did one because I have never seen one in mine

  • Did you know you can now give all thin plastic you get when you are shopping that you can recycle them at big supermarket chain in the UK it reduce our weekly waste by a third

  • I’ll be on the hurt for the gin and tonic lolly’s. who needs loo rolls and hand sanitizer. 👍🏻.i know I’ll be in shopping at Aldi again Emily .👌❤️❤️love your videos.😘

  • Aldi is brilliant, always get a box of baby wipes. By far the best wipes in my opinion. The random isle is my favourite 😂 best thing I picked up from there was a travel pushchair which folds down to a big handbag size. Love your channel Emily, your videos always put me in a good mood ☺️❤️

  • The brioche makes delicious french toast as well. I've saved over a $1000 in the past 8 months by going to Aldi. My nearest one is an hour and a half away but it's worth the travel.

  • Aldis chessy curls dont match up to quavers at all. Their croissants are really good and the vanilla tear and share is much better tgan the chocolate one. Their eggs are tastier. Sugar,washing up liquid, sardines, sweet chilly sauce,soya sauce and lots more products are alot cheaper compared to Tesco with the same quality. I dont like their meats though. Overall aldi was much cheaper around 1-2 years ago. Now they have raised their prices as well.

  • Love your grocey hauls would love to see more please .👱‍♀️🍓🍎🍏🍟🍔🥩🍿🧀🍚🥡🥧🍪🍝🍫🍬🎂🍰☕🍺🍷🍹🥤🥃🥂🍽

  • Kinda random, but I’m a relatively new mom (6 months) I live in a very cramped trailer with my partner and son. Your vlogs and videos have really helped me to get organized and generally keep up with everything going on in my own life. So thank you. 😁

  • I’m surprised you’ve never shopped at Aldi before. Much cheaper and I find it’s just as good quality as the better branded items you’d find in other supermarkets. (For the most part) Only downfall is you can’t buy everything you need from Aldi to do a full shop at least for us within Australia.

  • Aldi is my jam I do weekly grocery there every week don’t need to go anywhere else. What I love is my daughter has food allergies and she can eat a lot of things in Aldi. When I traveled in Europe Aldi was a life saver and the prices are phenomenal on average $120 US for a family of 4 breakfast lunches dinner and snacks for all

  • I've yet to go to an Aldi and there are a few close by me here in the states. Need to get there soon, but I always love your hauls and we don't have the same brands here. Thanks so much for sharing 🥰

  • Hi Emily! I can't remember for sure if it is one of your boys who has a peanut allergy? I might have got you mixed up with another youtuber but it's good for anyone else who has allergies or have loved ones who do. I know products can be different around the world (I'm in Australia) but there are almost constantly recalls on products from Aldi failing to declare ingredients. Just recently peanut was found in pesto products despite not being labelled as an ingredient. I know recalls happen everywhere but it definitely is very common with aldi products. Something to be aware of. Love your videos. Love from Australia!

  • How do prices in England relate to prices in Canada? More expensive, less expensive, or are there certain items that really stand out?

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