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Aldi versus Waitros

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On 27 Apr 2015 at 1:51pm dita wrote:
Cant believe I saved 50 percent last week on shopping after starting shopping in Aldi instead of Waitrose!
Amazing value!
Will only go to Waitress for meat now.....
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On 27 Apr 2015 at 1:54pm JohnS wrote:
Totally agree - did the same recently. Had to pop next door to Tescos to pick the few things they didn't have though. Very friendly and helpful staff too.
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On 27 Apr 2015 at 2:06pm Jimmy Lidl wrote:
Don't forget us too
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On 27 Apr 2015 at 2:30pm Anna B wrote:
Aldi has always been cheaper but it never seemed to have what I wanted. The range has definitely improved, I can now get most of my weekly shop there & I only need to go to tesco/waitrose for a couple of items.
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On 27 Apr 2015 at 4:14pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Aldi does not have the full range- but worth shopping in before going to that place next door.
I recommend the Cotes-du Rhone red wine, Fletcher's port and Oliver Cromwell gin (indistinguisal from Gordon's). And San Miguel for lager drinking visitors.
(Non-alcoholic drinks- and food- are also available)
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On 27 Apr 2015 at 4:27pm Southover Queen wrote:
Jim! I thought you were a permanent fixture at the Brewers Arms?
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On 27 Apr 2015 at 5:46pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Southover Queen- Sussex Man does not live by pub alone!
I also visit the Gardeners; with its delightful range of ciders served by the friendly Lisa- and the Elephant with its range of real ales and old rosie, all at 3 for CAMRA members.
But the visits to Aldi is to secure refreshment to drink while adjourning to the man cave and compose posts to yourself and other good citizens of our fair town.
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On 27 Apr 2015 at 5:52pm Lewes Lefty wrote:
Even though you are an incorrigible old Tory I would gladly buy you a pint of Harvey`s best.Cheers to you Jim.
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On 27 Apr 2015 at 10:09pm Clifford wrote:
Sussex Jim - I've always wondered, were you originally JRSussex?
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On 28 Apr 2015 at 1:54am belladonna wrote:
dont think he is - JR SUSSEX was a bit more consideredd inhis musings
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On 28 Apr 2015 at 11:27am LegofLamb wrote:
Dita, don't need to buy meat at Waitrose. I've discovered Mays butchers in Riverside. All their meat comes from Laughton and is much tastier than supermarket meat. Also, somehow the prices are almost half price that in Waitrose.
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On 28 Apr 2015 at 11:58am JillG wrote:
Couldn't agree more, LegofLamb. Meat (and other things) at the Friday morning food-market in the old market tower (see below) is significantly cheaper than equivalent at Waitrose (surprising but true!), and supplied by local farmers. Sure, not everyone can afford organic, but if you can, support Mays and the Friday market. :-)

Check it out here »
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On 28 Apr 2015 at 12:12pm JillG wrote:
Oops, I'd meant to add that Mays is cheaper too, as well as the food-market. And here's the link showing comparative market/ Tesco/ Waitrose prices. Worth a try!

Check it out here »
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On 28 Apr 2015 at 1:59pm Jack cohen wrote:
Aldi. Worst shopping experience ever. I grew a beard while queuing up to check out.
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On 29 Apr 2015 at 3:58pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Aldi's great, but I miss the Waitrose customers shouting "Hector, I said I wanted Faitrade alfalfa, not organic!" Also, people tend to shuffle in Aldi, very slowly, so it's like an obstacle course. But at 2.99 for a whole chicken, I'm not being too fussy.
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On 29 Apr 2015 at 7:44pm Sussex Jim wrote:
No, Clifford- I have always been posting only as Sussex Jim.
I chose that name because both my paternal and maternal family trees originate in Sussex; and both sets of grandparents had working class roots yet built themselves up to be hard-working property owning people during the last century. I am still part of a large cohesive family scattered mainly in East Sussex.


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