S and I have a pretty low grocery bill on average but there is always room for savings - especially when there are so many things on my want list.
We usually do a market shop for fresh produce and gourmet items (fresh pastas and sauces), a 6-8 weekly butcher shop and then Coles for grocery items. On average we spend about $150 per fortnight on markets and Coles with about $150 per butcher shop. Pretty good I think, considering I have many friends who spend $200+ per week for two people.
My mum has always been a huge advocate of Aldi and now that my sis K has her own home, she too has joined the bandwagon. Me? I'm a bit meh on Aldi but only because the few times S and I have visited the local shop the shelves are low and they have almost nothing on our list in stock (this could be because we were going on a Sunday afternoon). We also have it pretty easy as our local shopping centre has Coles, Aldi and Woolies in the complex - makes it easy to shop for catalogue bargains let me tell you.
Anyway, in the interests of thrift (and my non edible shopping list) I am off to attempt a grocery shop at Aldi after work. I have even packed my recyclable bags in preparation. I have read the vogue forum on Aldi basics and checked the website to compile my list so wish me luck.
I will post back in to let you know how my experiment turned out.