Aldi’s Specialbuys : Home Baking Range…

With the Great British Bake Off so popular at the moment, we can’t stop baking!

Everyone loves eating my handy work. (At least they say they do!?!)

Brownies, cookies, pastries with Cupcakes being our most popular bake this week. To tie in with National Cupcake week.

Earlier this week Aldi sent me some surprise pieces to try out from their ‘The Home Baking Range’.
These all go into store this Sunday 20th September. Be early.

Did someone tell Aldi how much I adore red and white polka dots? I love this fun red and white polka dot apron so much!! It is 100% cotton and feels a really good quality material.

Aldi’s Retro Apron (£4.99) comes in a range of designs including retro polka dot, novelty retro floral and ditsy print, helping any budding baker look the part, whilst keeping clean in the kitchen.

My Son is off to Uni next week and he asked me to buy him some digital scales. What great timing!! My eyes lit up when I saw these in the parcel as I would have liked these myself. My son eats a strict diet. He works out his macros for the day, I often catch him scanning food labels and weighing his portions. His body is a temple apparently! As a treat he can take them with him.

Measure your ingredients precisely with Aldi’s Digital Kitchen Scales (£6.99). There are a selection of designs to choose from, and with a 5kg maximum weight capacity, these kitchen scales are a must-have for any keen baker. (Fitness fanatic).

They also sent me some of their ‘Kitchen Range’ that is on sale now:

3 in 1 hand blender £12.99. Another handy kitchen accessory that will be perfect for my son to take to Uni too. He asked me if I had anything to mix up his protein pancakes each morning. Now I do!

 And my favourite piece from this range Aldi sent: A slow cooker. Absolute bargain at £12.99.

Cook up a storm in the kitchen with Aldi’s Slow Cooker (£12.99) to help create a whole array of dishes, from smoked haddock chowder to spaghetti bolognese. Available in Metallic Red, Metallic Grey, or Stainless Steel this 3.5L slow cooker has a ceramic inner pot with removable, dishwasher safe parts for easy cleaning. What’s more, the three temperature settings and adjustable thermostat means the slow cooker can be set and returned to later to a cooked meal. Ideal for a minimal effort dish after a long day at work.

I decided to make up a stew. The first one since last Winter. Everyone moaned, oh no not stew!! As I served it up as usual they came running, as expected everyone enjoyed it! Good as I will be experimenting with new recipes over the next few months!

Before cooking…


About this post: I got sent a range of products from Aldi for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for his post.

Claire Justine
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  1. Kate Fever
    25 September 2015 / 18:37

    Love the apron, and the hand blender would be ideal for weaning. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 September 2015 / 20:38

      Thanks for hosting Kate :):)

  2. Margarett Murphy
    24 September 2015 / 16:53

    How cool is the apron! I need a new slow cooker, wonder if they have any left?

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 September 2015 / 20:38

      Thanks, whoo I hope you managed to pick one up? 🙂

  3. tracey bowden
    23 September 2015 / 09:30

    I love aldi's special buys they are great and you can't really beat their prices can you! I can't wait to get my slow cooker out start making stews and soups for the colder nights #triedtested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 September 2015 / 20:38

      Thanks Tracey, I agree, love a bargain here 🙂

  4. Jo Laybourn
    22 September 2015 / 11:37

    Don't you just love Aldi's special buys! Fab products and always so useful too! Great prices.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 September 2015 / 20:37

      Thanks Jo, I love stopping by to see what they have new 🙂

  5. Jenna Richards
    22 September 2015 / 09:23

    Wow a £12.99 slow cooker is an absolute bargain – I wouldn't be without ours, they are so handy in the winter months. 🙂 I love the look of those scales – I desperately need a new set.#triedtested Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 September 2015 / 20:30

      Thanks Jenna, I had a very big one but 2 of my oldest boys have gone to Uni. This one is a perect size now 🙂

  6. Emma Iannarilli
    22 September 2015 / 09:18

    The apron is amazing Claire and so you. Love all these pieces, what fab prices.#Tried/Tested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 September 2015 / 20:28

      Thanks Emma, haha, I love polka dots :):)

  7. Kim Carberry
    22 September 2015 / 09:05

    What great products….The prices are fantastic!I really like the look of the slow cooker x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 September 2015 / 20:23

      Thanks Kim, love Aldi here 🙂

  8. Tracey Grannum
    22 September 2015 / 08:58

    Oh Stew! I haven't used my slow cooker since last winter but you've just inspired me!This is an eye opening review as I never thought Aldi had such an extensive kitchen range, and at such good value tooPopping across from #triedTested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28 September 2015 / 20:22

      Thank you Tracey, I am loving using the slow cooker, I keep forgetting to pick up some rice pudding 'rice' so I can make some sweet treats 🙂