Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The cost of Easter? Aldi


working with Aldi and with my own views it is shocking at just how much we are spending out for bank holiday meals and four day weekends! i spent over £60 on four days worth of food ( sadly not from Aldi as i just didn't have the time to get over to my local store) Aldi managed to feed a family of four for a shocking £15.19 thats £3.80 per head and this included wine, i will often spend £3 on a meal deal for a sandwich , drink & crips! i know what i would rather, this is also cheaper for a meal then a supermarket easter egg that  most people piled trollies high with. 

My plan is to make more time to meal plan and to shop in my local Aldi more often once a week rather then my two/three little shops a week that soon add up to around £6-£80 a week for out food shop. my goal is to bring this budget down to £40 a week ( this is for a family of two adults a very hungry four year old and also feeding a cat & tortoise ) 
This Easter, at Aldi, customers can feed a family of four for a mere £3.80 per head – cheaper than a single luxury Easter egg in most UK supermarkets – and to celebrate, the supermarket has commissioned a life-sized chocolate dining table, complete with a lamb roast dinner and all the trimmings.
 Aldi’s edible and intricately crafted ‘Chocolate Roast’ includes all the components customers would expect to see on a Easter celebration table including a Whole Leg of Fresh British Lamb (£3.79 per kilogram) and Good Housekeeping Institute approved Specially Selected Hot Cross Buns (99p, 4 pack), as well as cutlery and plates.
 Accompanied by fluffy Maris Piper potatoes (£1.89, 2.5kg), garden peas (69p, 907g)fresh carrots (45p, 1kgand Bramwell’s Mint Sauce (39p, 180g), this mouth-watering table also includes a bottle of Aldi’s Exquisite New Zealand Pinot Noir (£6.99, 75cl) all of which, can be picked up in store, for less than a twenty pound note!
 Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “At Aldi our everyday low prices reflect customers continued demand for best value, good quality products, particularly around family celebrations such as Easter. 
 "We are proud that for the cost of an egg in other supermarkets, you can feed a family of four with delicious, quality British products, showing once again we are the supermarket that won’t be beaten on quality or price.”
 Master chocolatier, Jen Lindsey-Clark, spent three weeks creating Aldi’s ‘Chocolate Roast’ which has been made from a whopping 50 kilograms of melted Aldi Moser Roth Premium Easter Egg (£2.99, 185/195g).
 Jen said: "Aldi certainly set us a challenge with this very quirky commission. It has been great fun moulding and carving all of the classic Easter roast features. I'd say the trickiest item was the Ashfield Farm British leg of lamb which took 4 days, 4 moulds and 2 kilos of chocolate to complete.
“We’re all really pleased with the final sculpture - it has got to be the ultimate chocoholic's Easter lunch.” 
Earlier this month, Aldi won Good Housekeeping’s price comparison* for the cheapest Easter supermarket shopping basket beating nine other supermarkets including Morrisons, Asda, Lidl and Iceland.
To find out more about the range of products available at Aldi this Easter, visit aldi.co.uk

                         ( This is a collaborative post with Aldi, my views are my own  )