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Rindless Middle Smoked Bacon 500g $4.00, Beef Eye Fillet $20.00 per kg @ ALDI

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  • +2 votes

    Good information. Thanks OP.

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    Are they grassfed?

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    $20 per kg for eye fillet

    That's cheap.

    What's the quality going to be like

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      I tried some of the same brand Scotch Fillet ($22/kg) and it was bad compared to Coles. I tossed the three remaining pieces after not finishing the first.

      It has that light pink colour instead of being a darker red.

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        There's two brand's of steak at aldi.
        Jindurra station
        Highlands

        The jindurra station one is trash..
        Highlands is quite good.

        Not sure how the eye fillet of jindurra station is going to be

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          If anyone reads this comment, Jindurra station eye fillet is quite good :O
          Not sure about its normal price because I had written it off a long time ago..

      • +28 votes

        That's incredibly wasteful. Even a bad eye fillet could be turned into a good beef stew.

        I wish more people would be mindful of the environmental impact that their actions have. For instance, that eye fillet contributed to emissions: firstly from the cow itself, then the manufacturing of the packaging, and finally the transportation to your local Aldi. Then you just chuck it in the trash, where it will go to landfill and contribute further to methane emissions. I know it's just three steaks, but I'm sure you're not the only one doing it - one a wider scale, it's a big problem.

        Plus, it makes those steaks terrible value, which goes against the OzBargain ethos… ;)

    • +2 votes

      I've also had both and the coles meat is far superior.

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        I would hope Coles is better considering Aldi eye fillet is $20.00kg and the cheapest Coles eye fillet is $36.00kg

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      I have got it before and it probably isn't that great but that said I did buy some again.

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      it makes a nice bbq roast.

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      The last lots I’ve purchased at around 27mark have been terrible. Loads of fat and alot seemed eye fillet tail.

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      I tried it this week and thought the Eye Fillet was pretty good quality for the price. I don't like the Aldi Rib Fillet or Rump though, too tough compared to Coles equivalents.

  • +3 votes

    Aldi meat’s pretty fair quality in my experience, certainly better than regular meats from Coles/Woolies imo

  • +2 votes

    I have never ever bought meat at Coles/Woolies/Aldi, only at a proper butcher.

    • +2 votes

      Woolies/aldi is pretty average, but try the coles organic grassfed beef, its on another level.

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        wait until you try the Costco meat. Their beef tenderloin maybe $48/kg, but oh so worth it.

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          At 50 bucks a kilo I'd rather be vegetarian

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          @lgacb08: excellent, all the more for me!
          but seriosuly it's the sort of steak you'd pay $50-70 for in a decent steak restaurant. each piece is about $7-10 each, which isn't much more then a cheap burger, but so much more tastier.

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          All costco be beef is grain fed. Grass fed beef is nutritionally superior.

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          @nickp: really? Where'd you see that? (The nutritionally superior)

          In theory grain is slightly higher in fat. But according to Prof Stephen Smith at Texas A&M (Agricultural and Mechanical ) University, reckons "grainfed beef can actually be better for your health than grassfed beef."

          https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/cattle/grainf...

          As for grain fed. In Australia, grain fed, means grass fed for most of their life and only fed grain in the last part of their life in order to get more marbling
          https://www.mlahealthymeals.com.au/meat-nutrition/grassfed-a...

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          @supabrudda: Ok, lets play the post links game.

          https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2846864/

          Fair, grain finished it should have said.

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          @nickp:
          Firstly that article mentions fats & anti-oxidents, they aren't are nutrition. I think you mean healthier?

          secondly that article, that article is a "study of studies", which can be questionable. In this case it's very questionable, apart from being thin on details & numbers backing their claims, if you dig into the actual studies they cite from to come to their conclusion, they're not only have very little difference between grass and grain(and unlike Australia which are grainfinished), they're talking having a grain-based diet for the majority of their lives.

          Most of the article is based on the assumption that grain feed beef have more "unhealthy fats" then grass feed beef. the issue I have with these claims is that not only is the difference whisklt statistically appears large (some of it's 30%), the actual figures are small. 1g fat/100g meat vs 1.5g fat/100g meat. in a 250g gram piece of steak that's 2.5g fat vs 3.75g which in the scheme of your daily intake is sweet FA. it's about the same as a 1/3 of a serve of butter.

          The other thing is the samples were done at slaughter, and were taken from a particular part of the beast. e.g. in the 2008 "Beef lipids in relation to animal breed and nutrition in Argentina" study, it was taken from the 11th rib. So this measures not all the beast, just a particular part.

          Lastly, none of them check the content nutrition, fat, etc after it's cooked. As you know, mabled fat tends to melt, some stays, some drips off.

          anyway beef (especially the more expensive lean cuts, are quite healthy whether grain or grass fed. There's very little health difference, so (to me) it comes down to taste (and price - I had the $85/kg Costco steaks for my bday this year…OMG sooooo tasty & well worth the $15/steak I paid)

          https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S03091...

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          @lgacb08:

          Have you seen the prices of some hipster veg!

          I saw a $20 per kg potato at a local veg shop

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      Coles is the only place you can buy decent mince these days, and by decent I mean 'not very good but not terrible'.

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        You shouldhoukd visit a proper butcher.
        Those low fat/diet minces are bland.

        Our local butcher grounds his on the spot. Aleays has sime fat !just enough so you don't need to oil thr pan when doing spag bol, and that bit of fat adds to the taste. Really worth the $12/kg

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    i'm with you

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    is there any chance the bacon is from Australian pig?

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      I think this basic Berg stuff is 100% aussie (and I think you can make out the logo on the package in that image).

      However the awesome cherrywood smoked bacon and other similar bacons are all from some other, unidentified country's pigs.

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      No, just part of it.
      I used to work in Primo, who does OEM for both Coles & Aldi. Berg is one of Aldi brand. Primo was acquired by JBS, which is a Brazil cooperation.
      Back to your question, Primo had a great tendency towards using Australian pig, however, when JBS acquired, the preference are now from Canada, Brazil and US.

  • +2 votes

    Ozbargain email feed sent me the title 'Rindless Middle…' and it ended there which I read as 'Mindless Riddle'

    Thought it was going to be a board game!

  • +4 votes

    Wait. This is not a watch?

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      Haha, watch deals have pretty much dried up thanks to gst on overseas imports under $1000 now & Amazon US deciding not to ship here anymore.
      I can't even get any China Reps to do a good deal on a Skmei watch!

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      I checked just in case.

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    Good luck getting your hands on them before they sell out of that one box they ordered if the pork ribs special buy was anything to go by.

    Usual get you in store in the hope you buy another 5 items BS.

  • +4 votes

    I picked up a 1kg eye fillet the other day and the quality was decent. The one I got had very little fat and sinew and cooked up a treat with sous vide. Finished product, finished over hardwood in a chimney. Certainly better quality than anything I've had under $30/kg from colesworth.

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      Looks very nice!

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      Well done - that looks absolutely delicious!

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      I was planning to do the same with my new Anova, did you cut down to steaks first or sous vide the entire fillet whole?

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        Cut to 3 x 180-200g steaks and butchers twined so they would hold their shape. I chopped up the tail for raw beef Pho but you could easily include as a steak. The one thing I didn't mention in the OP was that I shocked the bags in ice water straight out of the water bath for 2 mins so I could get a good sear.

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    Not sure why the bacon didn't get any linking love…… https://www.aldi.com.au/en/groceries/super-savers/super-save...

    Hmmm bacon

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    Mindless Riddle Boked Smacon

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    Purchased an 800g eye fillet, seared and ovened it, result here. Very tender.

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    Tried it tonight.

    Very very good.. Obviously no where near wagyu. But for grass fed it was brilliant

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