Aldi has received a lot of praise from Australian consumers ever since the cut-price German chain made its way to the Land Down Under almost two decades ago, and now the nation has revealed which of the supermarket’s products they simply couldn’t live without.
A new survey has unveiled the top 10 Aldi products, as part of the retailer’s People’s Pick Awards, with shoppers voting for their favourite products across ten categories. From alcohol and beauty, to baked goods and meat, shoppers votes were counted to crown a winner in each section.
In the alcohol category, a South Australian bottle of wine bagged the number one spot. The South Pinot Estate Rose, costing a mere $4.99, was named the best tipple by Aldi customers. However a brand spokesperson said this is not surprising given the beverage has received awards in the past for its excellent taste and price.
Taking a turn away from alcohol, the most-loved product in the ‘Baby’ category were Mamia Fragrance Free Baby Wipes, which come in at a very cheap $1.89. Meanwhile Bakers Life Lower Carb, Higher Protein Bread ($4.99) won out in the bakery category and Confidence Toilet Tissue 3ply at $7.99 secured first place in ‘Beauty and Personal Care’.
Proving that Australians are always up for a bargain, the Di-San Ultra Degreaser Pre Wash Lemon Stain Remover was the favourite of most shoppers out of the supermarket’s range of ‘Cleaning and Laundry’ products, costing just $1.25, while the delicious Urban Eats Feta and Spinach Gozleme ($3.99) took home the prize for best freezer product.
Impressing in the fridge, dairy and eggs section was the Cowbelle Tasty Block Cheese for $7.49, while Berg Middle Bacon ($8.99) was the top pick in the meat category. Rounding out the top 10 was the Brookdale 100 per cent Pure Canadian Maple Syrup for $5.69 and, in ‘Snacks and Sweets’ Storck Knoppers emerged victorious, with a price tag of just $2.99.
Speaking about the results Scott Tyler, Aldi quality assurance director, said: “We are very particular about what we sell, especially with our limited range of products. Every item passed through a rigorous quality control process to ensure that it exceeds the high standards our customers have come to expect.”
Over the years Aldi has continued to grow its following, with Aussies flocking to the store for their weekly grocery shop. And it’s not surprising given the supermarket has blitzed the country’s annual meat awards two years in a row.
From mince to lamb chops and chicken breast, Aldi has shown it really knows what it’s doing, receiving excellent scores from the best in the business – Aussies themselves. The yearly Canstar Blue review surveyed over 2,000 Australian adults to find out which supermarket product they had purchased in the four weeks prior.
They then rated the meat, giving it a score from 0 to 10 for overall satisfaction, while also providing feedback on freshness, taste and value for money. In the beef category, Aldi received the prize for its sausages, mince and steak with customers ranking it highly for its taste and value for money.
If you’re looking for a good piece of chicken, Aldi is also the place to go, wiping the other supermarkets out of the competition and receiving first place in chicken breast, mince, wings and drumsticks.
And while you’re there, you might as well grab some lamb chops because Aldi received high praise for the delicious meat, with Canstar Blue describing it as the “clear winner”. Last but certainly not least, was pork and Aldi was again crowned the favourite place to shop for sausages, mince and roast.