Aldi confirmed the news last week that some lucky Liverpool shoppers can get groceries delivered to their door.
The news comes as Aldi doubles the size of its on-demand grocery delivery trial, which launched in selected stores in London, Greater Manchester, Cambridge and the Midlands in May.
The trail has been extended to Liverpool, with one store offering the coveted delivery service, on Smithdown Road.
I decided to give the service a go – and here’s what happened.
The retailer is easy enough to find on the Deliveroo app – under the Grocery section – and there’s several options to choose from once you’re on it.
Aldi offers a range of different products via Deliveroo, split into separate sections such as Halloween, Christmas, Home Baking, Fruit and Veg, Food to Go, Dairy and Dairy Substitutes and more.
There’s also a range of beers, wines and spirits available for delivery.
While there were many sections to choose from – including a very useful Food for Tonight option – many of the items were crossed out, seemingly sold out.
The Halloween, Christmas and Home Baking sections were first to appear, so there’s some scrolling to do before you find the groceries such as meat, veg and frozen items.
I picked up some bits and bobs such as icing and Halloween sweets, before moving onto fruit and veg, dairy products, and cupboard staples such as pasta, rice, sauces and more.
It was difficult to order full meals, as there wasn’t a lot of items on offer that would equate to a complete meal, but there were a lot of ingredients available if you were cooking from scratch or just topping up your cupboards.
When I ordered, the entire Food to Go section was sold out, though there was plenty to choose from in the other sections.
Items available for delivery include Chicken Mini Fillets 400g, Beef Mince 5% fat 500g, Ribeye Steak 28 Day Matured 227g, frozen chips, a range of confectionary and more.
While some sections were extensive, others such as the cereal and baby sections only featured two items.
The one that did stand out, though, was the Food for Tonight section which features Aldi’s Specially Selected pizzas and pasta, as well as ready made meals like Chicken Tikka Masala & Pilau Rice, Lamb Hotpot, and Cottage Pie.
The order was easy to place, though Deliveroo does add a small items fee on top of any orders under £20.
When the delivery fee is already £4.99, it can be a little steep if you’re just wanting a few basics delivered.
The delivery was speedy, with updates via the Deliveroo app frequently on where it was up to, where the driver was, and if there were any delays on the way.
The excitement of finally being able to have Aldi delivered to my door definitely outweighed the cost, though, and I’ll definitely be taking advantage of the delivery trial again soon.
How to order from Aldi on Deliveroo
To find the service, visit your Deliveroo app, enter your postcode and check the Grocery category. If Aldi doesn’t appear, you may live too far from the store to qualify for delivery.
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Once orders are placed, products are picked and packed by Aldi staff before being delivered by Deliveroo’s network of riders in as little as 30 minutes.
Delivery costs £4.99 and products can be delivered contact-free.