Your favourite ALDI buys

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  1. Catweazle

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    I'm the type to finish off the chocalate and vanilla from the tub, chuck the remainder in the bin, and try to get to the supermarket first so I can fill the freezer spot with decent ice cream. That pink shit is one of the vilest concoctions on Planet Earth!

    Oh! And if stuff all mixed together into muck is part of food enjoyment for some people, maybe they should just learn how to regurgitate at will.
     
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  2. Ratzz

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    No. I am like Catweazle. The strawberry portion usually sits in the freezer until I eventually discard it to make room. I don't actually buy the stuff, other family members do, but none of us eat the strawberry. When I buy icecream, I buy plain vanilla, or sometimes a boysenberry swirl or similar. Neapolitan is not on my personal list at all. Why buy flavours I don't want?
     
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  3. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    I'm sure you used to be able to get half choc, half vanilla.
    I don't think I'm imagining it.
     
  4. Ratzz

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    Yep, I think you are right. Also, a favourite of mine used to be pine, lime and I think vanilla. Neopolitan style, but not with the same boring flavours. I don't think I've seen that one for 30 years or more though :(
     
  5. DangerMaus

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    Not usually a fan of ANY beef from Aldi, it's usually terrible. If they have Bulgogi in the specials I'll buy them out though. It's great.

    Also stocked up on Suntory Kakubin when they had it. Scotch often gets reduced really quickly at my regular store despite being $10-20 cheaper than anywhere else already.

    For their standard range I like the malaysian milo, tim tam and snickers clones, 12 pack fish cat food and their Silk's "spice cap" curry sauces. The curries aren't as good as Marion's kitchen but cost about half the price.
     
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  6. looktall

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    Do they sell Malaysian Milo?
    That stuff is like powdered crack.

    We usually bring back a few kg bags when we go to Malaysia.
    Going to aldi would be cheaper.
     
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  7. broccoli

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    This is what gets me going back to Aldi. My cat likes this and it's cheap. When you have a menagerie, every little helps. Other cheap cat food fish is terrible, smells terrible, looks terrible, but their cat fish looks pretty decent. My cat was 12 when I adopted her, and she came to me with "she'll only eat this one brand of super-expensive fish in a foil tray from Coles". We sorted that by her loving the Aldi fish.

    What's the difference between our Milo and Malaysian Milo?
     
  8. Alessiman

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    Am i the only one that used to call Neapolitan Ice cream - "Napoléon Ice Cream" :lol:
     
  9. looktall

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    Texture, flavour, the ability to absorb milk.

    They have Milo everywhere over there and it's available in multiple forms.
    Cold cans out of the fridge.
    Juice box type cartons.
    Choc coated pellets (Milo nuggets)
    Cereal (different to ours)
    It's a drink option at fast food joints (KFC, McDonald's, burger king all have Milo on tap)

    And it can be pronounced differently depending on who you talk to.

    Edit: Malaysian twisties and cheezels are better than ours too.
     
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    I bought their High Pressure Water cleaner. That was a mistake. Avoid.
     
  11. broccoli

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    Does it have more sugar or something? How is the formula different?
     
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    We used the rump for mexican wraps the other night. It was pretty good, had to trim a LOT of sinew out of it though. Way more than the rump I get from the butcher.
     
  13. Catweazle

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    The Aldi product is really called 'NRG Maxx', and it's better than Milo. Less sugar taste. More actual (grain-derived) taste.

    Not as good for sprinkling over vanilla ice cream though. Actual Milo is better for that coz it's more like dried, granulated topping.
     
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  14. broccoli

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    ok, thanks, I might try it.
     
  15. MR CHILLED

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    What brand? What were the issues?
     
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    We bought a pack of chicken fillets from Aldi once.

    When we opened it and found the fillet with the blowfly stuck underneath, we decided against eating it.
     
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    As much as I love Aldi, they tend to have more recalls and product safety issues than the other stores.

    I've had to return frozen veggies twice due to a recall. A pack of skinless sausages I fed the kids was later recalled due to contamination of bone fragments and bacteria.

    Today I see a mayonnaise recall in the news for glass fragments :rolleyes:
     
  18. looktall

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    The fly or the chicken?
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Aldi believe in providing protein with their meals.
     
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    It is like a Kinder Surprise, you never know what you are going to get...
     

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