Your favourite ALDI buys

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  1. Lost Property

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    I'm sure the alcohol commission look at every application and decide based on how many Coles and Woolies are in the area and whether competition might hurt them. :p

    Realistically though you aren't missing much by not having liquor at Aldi. Their brand name stuff is usually dearer than places like Dan Murphy and their own brand stuff is an acquired taste. That's not to say it's all bad but it's definitely an individual taste. Their cider isn't bad for a 10 pack at $17 perm price when most other shops sell Somersby or Three Oaks only at that price on special. For me it tastes okay but I couldn't drink it exclusively. Their beer is very hit and miss, the light and low alcohol stuff tastes very watery where as the heavier stuff probably suits people who drink imported beer and like 330ml stubbies. Their wine seems to get a fairly good wrap from most people but I have no idea how it compares on taste or price because I don't buy it. Their bourbon is fine if you mix it with something like coke but it's not a money saver if you like bourbon neat and with taste and their Bayleys rip off is pretty close in both taste and price to Bayleys.

    The biggest PITA about Aldi liquor is if your are an early morning shopper and are coming through the register before 9am. There is always someone at the register bitching that they can't buy booze because their watch says it's 9am when it's only 8:55am. They don't want to understand that the registers can't actually scan booze through until the clocks they get time from say 9am and it makes no difference what time the customer thinks it is.
     
  2. ~Spyne~

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    pfft, we have 4 ALDIs in Ballarat and every single one sells alcohol.
     
  3. clonex

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    But walk out side the coles/woolies and there is a liquorland or BWS usually outside either right next to it
     
  4. Ratzz

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    Aldi sell apartments now? :lol:
     
  5. ipv6ready

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    Hahahha wrong thread.
     
  6. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Don't you know? Aldi sell everything :leet:
     
  7. supasaiyan

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    can highly recommend the Aldi frozen pretzels. Bake them for whatever, and then brush them with butter and add cinnamon sugar. Then if you really want to up your diabetes, drizzle icing all over it!!
     
  8. miicah

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    Yeah but at smaller shopping centres the BWS will close at like 7pm

    If the bottlo was inside the Coles, it could stay open till 9
     
  9. sanjay

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    the old coles in braybrook (not the new one opening tomorrow at the old masters site) has "coles liquor" in it...basically two aisles dedicated to booze just like in supermarkets in the US and NZ. its a pretty depressing few aisles (in a way that the booze section at aldi isn't...although I can't explain the difference). No specials stickers, or colour, or anything. It's not how I'd prefer to buy booze.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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  11. the916man

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    I’ve never seen a bottle shop in a colesworths

    But woolies is bws
    Coles is liquorland

    And ther is plenty of colesworths here with the liquor store attached to the supermarket and in the past I used to grab a few things in Coles and then pay for it in the liquorland with the Jim beam
     
  12. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    And most of the rest are owned by IGA.
     
  13. Alessiman

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    I bought 20 packs of potato rosti during octoberfest week

    Wish i had bought 40 as i am already into pack 11 or 20!
     
  14. the916man

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    Depends

    Dan Murphy’s is also woolies

    And there is a load of indie bottlos
     
  15. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    Yes and 1st choice is Coles, as it vintage cellars.

    I'm talking about cellarbrations, the bottle o and the thirsty camel.
    Not owned by IGA so much as by their parent company but you get my meaning.

    I don't know how many truly independent bottle shops there are these days.
     
  16. the916man

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    My local Indie was a bottlo and now changed to liquorstax And something else previously

    Like most shops they often need to be a brand to gain buying power under the parent umbrella but are still a true indie
     
  17. Shaetano

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    Anyone know if the Aldi Truffle Butter is coming back? I haven't seen it in a few weeks :(
     
  18. Lost Property

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    If it was a "special buy" and it was only on a few weeks back then probably not for 12 months. If it was a regular stocked item ask the store manager why it's not on the shelf.
     
  19. Shaetano

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    ok cool I'll find a store manager :) I don't believe it was a special as we've been buying it for a while.
     
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    Good grief how do you cook those things without them turning into a bowlful of grated mush? Damned if I can figure it out. Couple of times I've tried with the packaged ones I've ended up just stirring an egg and some bits 'n' pieces through it and having it as a bowlful of sideserve.
     

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