ALDI - Visiting from Interstate, What's a Must Buy Non-perishable?

Over here in Tassie land we do not have the luxury of an ALDI store, which is a crying shame, because there always seems to be discussion about many awesome products you can buy there. Anyway, I have relatives visiting the mainland soon and was thinking of getting them to grab me some ALDI rechargeable batteries I have heard good things about.

My tldr question to you good folk is: Can you recommend any other awesome non perishable products that ALDI stocks?

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    Are they flying or driving?

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    First time heard shopping in Aldi is a luxury!

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      Most things are a luxury for us simple folk

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      Before ALDI arrived in South Australia early this year, I would always visit stores if traveling interstate to buy Choceur dark chocolate. Not sure what they put in it, but it's super smooth, tasty, and cheap. Winning combo.

      It was also interesting to see what else they had in store too.

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        It is only 45% cocoa, according to the box anyway. So it is less dark chocolate and more deliciousness chocolate. Even calling it dark is kind of false advertisement, I suppose it's pretty brown though!

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          I find the dark with almonds to taste darker than 45%, so I prefer it over the regular dark.

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    Mobile SIM cards? The problem is with most things they are weekly specials so a bit of a lucky dip.

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      Can be bought online with free postage.

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        Oh OK. In the past you could only get them in store.

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    This thread shoud have some basic ideas.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/244941

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      Thanks, I did read that one but most of the products are food which I'm not really interested in. Still a good thread though

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        the choceur chocolate waves are very very good

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    "Can you recommend any other awesome non perishable products that ALDI stocks?"
    Aldi is not consistent in the product they stock (apart groceries). Every week they have something different. Same products are cheap and OK quality, but Aldi may not stock them when you need them.
    And to buy stuff when you do not need it just because it is cheap is false saving.

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      I take your point but I'm not wanting to buy stuff I don't need. But as I have never set foot in an ALDI store I also do not know what they consistently stock. I did use the example of batteries which people here rate and was wondering if there were other non food items which people rate.

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        Their Trimat detergent and some other cleaning products are good, but is it worth carrying kgs back? Maybe for the novelty?

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          Yeah was thinking of getting some of the trimat, probably just to see how good it is rather than hauling a years supply

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          @tassieeagle:

          Take it for what it's worth, but tonight's (16/5/16) episode of A Current Affair just handed Almat the top gong for cleaning tough stains.

          BTW, in my opinion, Aldi is good for daily/weekly essentials but not so great for electricals - EVERY single electrical item I've bought has had faults: eg. laptop didn't have the Microsoft Office that the box advertised; electric throw powers on and off; knockoff Vitamix blender had a recall a month later saying that the blade could fly out the casing! (couldn't be bothered changing it, I was sick & tired by this stage)

          Also, what you you lack in Aldi, you gain in pristine air and (hopefully) untainted food. Tassie's great, hope to retire there someday (just wish they'd turn up the thermostat a bit [no Climate Change!])

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      Only thing worth getting is toilet paper for non-perishables?

      Now you can buy your Toilet paper from Germany !!!

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    Around the edges of Aldi stores is the food but in the middle they get in a variety of different goods each week. Maybe just check the Aldi catalogue before your rellies visit the mainland.

    Or just check for deals posted on Ozbargain…

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/deals/aldi.com.au

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    Given you are in Tassie…there is a snow gear sale coming up on 14 May. Maybe a good time to stock up on jackets, thermal underwear, gloves …

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      Yes. Look at the weekly specials. Jackets and thermal underwear for you?

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      Thanks for the tip, rellies won't be over there till June though :(

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        Depends on where they visit, Aldi may still have snow gear in clearance. This means even more savings for you =D, (though stock may be non-existent). The snow walking boots might be good, because it gets cold down south.

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    My take on this is don't bother / don't waste your time on it. As the wise posters above have implied, the 'real' ALDI savings are only to be had if you find product/s you like that are substantially cheaper than what you would usually pay elsewhere, and by them regularly there instead.

    I could prattle on for hours on this subject but that wouldn't help anyone … one other thing I might mention though is that ALDI tend to be really good with returns if you buy something and it is no good or breaks within a year etc.; but this will not apply to you, because you have nowhere to return it to.

    ERGO, don't go there.

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      Yeah I'm getting that vibe, thanks. I will probably just end up getting some batteries and maybe some washing powder. By the sounds of things unless my relatives are there at the right time there won't be many bargains to be had unless it's something I'm specifically after

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    WHY NOT TRY THEIR CHOCOLATES GERMAN/SWISS/AUSTRIAN GREAT TASTE AND A FANTASTIC RANGE TO CHOOSE FROM.

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      OK I WILL GIVE THEM A GO

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      WAI YU SO LAO

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    Chocolates (German made)
    Alcohol (Award winning wines) & spirits, beers
    Coffee beans
    Pastas (Italian made ones)

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      • 1 for the wine. Some award winning bottles that are under $10.
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    Join Aldi and they will send u a newsletter weekly so you can see what they have on specials .

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      Cool thanks for the tip, I will :)

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      What help is that if there's no store in Tassie?

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        I can look at the newsletter the time my relatives are over there and if something comes up that I want I can tell them about it

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    Oh, Aldi

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      Now it makes sense…

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    Absolutely nothing. They tend to be cheaper than other supermarkets, and occasionally have special items which can be hit it miss (i don't trust their tech), but nothing to get excited about

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    Fresh meat and veggies are sometimes a good deal but most of the other stuff isn't that great.
    To be honest you'll probably wanna search around their middle bins with random stuff at reduced prices- sometimes there's some good stuff in there.
    The two Aldi purchases I made that stick out in my mind as really good deals were:
    -The vacuum cleaner which is very good and sturdy.
    -a blow up mattress with the built in air pump/wall plug.

    Good luck and enjoy your first Aldi trip (it's reall not THAT great lol)

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    I recently bought Hair Argan oil, 100ml for $7.99, I think that's really value for money.

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    Drop in, see what grabs you…. buy away!

    hint…. BYO bags or grab a box to pack your loot in.

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    Their chocolate is good and their booze is cheap, but otherwise the deals are mostly on standard grocery fare and the odd seasonal item.

    If it were me, i'd be hitting up Costco over Aldi.

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    knoppers wafer biscuits are really nice and only sold at aldi.

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      I second this! Also their chips are good - get the Onion & Cheese flavoured one.

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    I found their frying pans to be better than the cheap ones that are sold in k mart or target.
    That said, now I think about it, I am not sure whether that's because Aldi one I own have gone through less, compared to the target one I own; used to live with a sibling who pretty much destroyed most of the cooking utensils I had.

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    Aldi, meh. I'm in Tassie now and don't miss it one bit.

    It would be interesting if Lidl opens up though.

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    Frozen lasagna for 1- $2.30 (under rated)
    Dessert in a glass- $3 (passion fruit and rasberry)
    Chocolates, makes cadbury taste like donkey sweat.
    Pesto- $2-3 (again an under rated item)
    Indulge coffee ice cream ~$4.50 (every coffee ice cream lover knows that this is thr best, because it is always the 1st item gone in the freezer.)
    Knoppers wafer biscuit.$2-3

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      Coles and Woolworths have basically the same frozen lasagne at the same price.

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    Their spekulas cookies are amazing if you can get your hands on them

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      Goes well with tea

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    Chocolate-flavoured painkiller suppositories; ass/mouth friendly ftw!

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      I, I don't know what to say to this. Wtf?

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        You don't have to say anything, just pop some; either way. Obviously, oral tastes better; just like real chocolate…

        PS: Forgot to mention, it's over the counter (register) only. One may feel a little sheepish enquiring, but no stress; apparently it's a staff favourite.

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    Batteries (grab a lot).
    $2.5/6pc Bath soap (neutral smell but feels nice and does the job).
    $1 dishwashing liquid (way better than the homebrand for the same price).

    Everything else is either perishable or seasonal.

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      Thanks mate. I'll check those products out

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    their baby nappies are the best (made in germany too from what i recall)

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    Nothing

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    Buy a razor and a stock of their 5 blade cartridges. They are top quality German steel, they last well, and are 1/4 to 1/3 the price of Gillette or the other one. (Forgot their name).

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    Ombra sunscreen.

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    Their atlas insect spray is awesome

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    Their honey is pretty good, $5 for 500g Pure Honey (Bramwell?). Don't get the mixed blossom type from ALDI though, it hardens up and turns white a lot of the time.

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    A little tip if you found any special buys that you like, make sure the rellos get in early. For popular items, sometimes stuff can get sold out within the first hour of store opening.

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    Have a look at this blog.

    http://aldimum.com.au

    Heaps of the Aldi products are reviewed.

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    Their German made make up (Lacura) is awesome… er or so I'm told

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    Jam. Its a $1.30 for a big jar!

    Money for jam mate! Money for jam..