If you shop at Aldi, there are 2 things you must always remember to bring :-

1.  A gold coin for the trolley
2.  Bags – plastic or recyclable { as Aldi don’t provide free plastic bags }

Aldi shopping haul with Trolley Bags

With that in mind, we decided to do a quick Aldi shop earlier today as I was recently sent a set of Trolley Bags and I thought it would be a good idea to test them out there.

OHMYWORD!  We had never garnered so much attention before!!!  And it’s all because of these Trolley Bags!!!  More on that later…

Meanwhile, let me show you my Aldi shopping haul.  If you are nosey like me and want to know what people put into their shopping trolleys, then this post was written with you in mind.

Aldi shopping haul

Brooklyn Popcorn Sweet Chilli Barbecue x 8 ($2.99 each) :  It is our current favourite TV snack!  Sweet, smoky and spicy bites of love { except for the occasional unpopped tooth-breaking corn kernels }.  You MUST try this!

Brooklyn Popcorn Balsamic Vinegar ($2.99) :  He said we should try them.  I said if it doesn’t taste nice, he has to eat the whole bag while I get to demolish a whole bag of the Sweet Chilli BBQ.  But if it tastes nice, then I better get my fair share!

Aldi shopping haul

Crofton Non-Stick Roaster With Rack ($8.99) :  I saw the extremely cheap price tag and this jumped into our trolley.  Maybe this will kickstart a Sunday Roast tradition in our household???

Holland House Dutch Rusks ($2.49) :  Did you know I have Holland-born Dutch Chinese cousins?  Well, you do now.  And I still haven’t been to the country of clogs and windmills yet!   Anyway, I used to eat these a lot back in Scotland slathered with margarine.  A nostalgic snack for me.

White Mill Cornflour ($1.39) :  Nothing exciting; just an everyday kitchen cupboard staple.

Euro Patisserie Dutch Syrup Wafers ($2.69) :  It’s what the Dutch call “stroopwafels”.  Delicious syrupy caramelly goodness after being warmed over a cup of tea or coffee.  Get onto this now!

Belmont Scotch Fingers ($0.85) :  Bunty ran around the store and found this and put this into the trolley!  She also insisted on playing with bubble wrap for a solid 10 minutes before she got knocked over by this hungover man { he was wearing sunglasses and reeked of alcohol! } who didn’t even bother apologising.  *middle finger emoji*

Aldi shopping

Moser Roth Finest Dark Chocolate Sea Salt x 2 ($2.69 each) :  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  This chocolate is amazing as it has the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.  I will forever shop at Aldi just for this as it is awesomely satisfying for PMS chocolate cravings.  There are 5 individually wrapped bars in a pack so it means that I am less likely to binge on a big 125g block of chocolate.

Moser Roth Finest Dark Chocolate Chilli ($2.69) :  I love the chilli chocolate from my local chocolaterie, Hahndorf’s, but sadly, this one is thumbs down.  Don’t bother and save your money for the Sea Salt version.

Bunty eating Moster Roth Finest Dark Chocolate Sea Salt

Sidenote :  Whilst I was taking photos, a little rascal sneakily ran away with a chocolate bar { the Sea Salt version } and unwrapped it and ate it!!!!  Lucky she is cute!  And lucky that I am not a crazy no-sugar-till-they-are-25-years-old mother.

Aldi shopping haul

Jack ‘n’ Jill Children’s Drawing Board ($17.50) :  It was half price and Bunty will need one eventually, right?

I was tempted to buy more Aldi stuff like a puffer vest, kettlebells, makeup organiser, micellar water, salad bowl and other random shizz.  But Mr LOL put his foot down because he knows I buy stuff to hoard and not to use.  I am my mother’s daughter!!!

Anyway, back to the Trolley Bags that everyone asked us about…

Trolley Bags, eco-friendly shopping bags

Trolley Bags are a system of four reusable different-sized sturdy shopping bags with netting bases which can be spread across the trolley attached together by velcro.

According to the instructions, you are supposed to hang the rolled-up bags on the back of the trolley whilst shopping and then unfold them at the checkout to pack away groceries.  But we didn’t follow the rules and just spread it across our trolley whilst shopping and placed stuff in them.

This caught the attention of so many people as there were many curious glances thrown our way.    Three different women { a granny, a middle-aged lady and a mum with a toddler } stopped and asked us where we bought the Trolley Bags.

I was too shy to say, “I’m a lifestyle blogger so the Trolley Bags PR sent me some for review” so I lied and said, “I bought it off the internet”.

“How much were they?”
“Ummm…sorry I can’t remember…”

I was totally unprepared for all the attention we got!

Anyway, if you’re interested, the Trolley Bags cost $34.95 from http://www.packingsorted.com.au { not including the $12 flat rate shipping }

They will fit the normal supermarket shopping trolleys but if you’re a Costco-only shopper, the Trolley Bags don’t fit the ma-hoosive shopping trolleys there.  Tried and failed.

Are you an Aldi shopaholic?  What are your Aldi must-buys?
Disclosure :  This is not a sponsored post.  Trolley Bags were sent for review but I was under no obligation to blog about it but I chose to because they are a really cool eco-friendly idea.

8 Comments on Aldi Shopping Haul & The Trolley Bags That Everyone Asked Us About

  1. Francisca
    July 20, 2015 at 9:58 am (2 years ago)

    Can I buy in amazon or I have to buy in this page?, can you send to Usa?

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    • Ling
      August 1, 2015 at 8:41 pm (2 years ago)

      I have no ideaaaaaaa

      Reply
  2. Penelope Lennon
    July 20, 2015 at 7:40 pm (2 years ago)

    I loved peaking into your trolley. I took my trolley bags for an outing to Aldi last week and no-one blinked an eye. I overfilled them a bit and the big bag was very heavy. but no plastic bags needed. Aldi should stock them!

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    • Ling
      August 1, 2015 at 8:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes, Aldi needs to stock them!!!!!

      Reply
  3. Doanerfide
    July 21, 2015 at 5:26 pm (2 years ago)

    I saw these somewhere on Facebook and wanted to get my hands on them! Thanks for the links! LOL No more 45 minute packing at the Aldi checkout hehe DF xo

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    • Ling
      August 1, 2015 at 8:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Haha, that’s right! I see a lot of people packing their stuff at Aldi after paying… I’m like “See yas latersssss” 😛

      Reply
  4. Johan Ho
    July 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Cool trolley bags haha! Yeah I guess it’s pointless to use them during shopping since you have to take everything out again when paying.

    I do try to sort my shopping items into cold items and non-cold items. I’m sure anything more than that is kinda pointless for me since I don’t even have a car so I can’t buy that much.

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    • Ling
      August 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

      WHATTTT??!!! You don’t have a car?? How do you get about Oslo???

      Reply

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