11/07/2013

Aldi for the win

 

Have y'all heard of the grocery store Aldi? Do you have one in your town? Lucky for us, we have one about 5 minutes from our house and it's our new go-to for groceries! My granny has been shopping here forever but I'd never really jumped on the bandwagon. I did make a few Aldi trips in college because their fruit was so much cheaper than the other grocery stories in town and I could get full sized Nakeds or Bolthouse Farms fruit drinks there for half of what they cost at places like Wal Mart.

It took some convincing to get Josh to shop at Aldi for the first time, homie likes his name brands and loves Publix, go figure. Our first trip there he was skeptical about everything but I kept convincing him that he had to at least try things to see how they were and if they were ridiculously horrible, well, at least we didn't pay a ton for them.

Turns out, after our first trip to Aldi everything that we bought was DELICIOUS. No exaggeration. Everything really was great! Their fruit and veggies are out of this world! We got tomatos, broccoli, lettuce, strawberries, apples, baking potatoes, and red potatoes during our first trip and all of it was so fresh and tasty.

Here are some things  from Aldi that we think are just as good as or better than name brands from other grocery stores:

--pasta salad (like Suddenly Salad type)
--frozen pizzas (WONDERFUL! And $3.49! A digiorno is going to run you at minimum $5)
--Velvetta shells & cheese (Josh is a velvetta snob and when he tried the Aldi brand he SWORE it was velvetta masked in a different box)
--hazelnut coffee creamer (you get a HUGE bottle for 1/2 the price of a coffee mate smaller bottle)
--pretzels, chips, protein bars (their kettle cooked chips are where it's at!)
--cereal
--ALL of their fruits and veggies
--frozen chicken nuggets (the best that I've had)
--frozen buffalo chicken poppers
--frozen French fries
--spaghetti sauce
--paper towels
--tortilla chips and queso (they have AMAZING blue corn tortilla chips and their queso is to die for! I'm drooling thinking about it)
--almond milk
--all of their cheeses (mozzarella, parmesan, etc.)
--frozen dinners (think Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice type meals, I take them all the time for lunch)
--popsicles
--frozen green beans
--we used to get this chicken alfredo frozen dinner by the brand Voila from Wal Mart a good bit and Aldi has the same thing for HALF the price

So there you have it, just a few of the things that we love from Aldi. I'm always so pleased with how much we spend and how much food we got! We spent roughly $108 the other day and got 54 items...54!!! That's around $2 for each item...win, win, win. Thank you Aldi.

Have you tried Aldi? Are you a fan?

2 comments:

  1. I just went to Aldi for the first time a few weeks ago when visiting my sister. Loved it! I wish we had one closer to us! I completely agree the Kettle Chips and most definitely where it's at...yum! There hummus is also really good.

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  2. I'm glad you had a great experience at Aldi. I used to always go there in college for Naked Juice and frozen foods. Unfortunately their produce was the worst in town, but the bakery items were always spot on.

    Hope you're having a great day!
    - Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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