(Closed) does anyone shop at aldi's?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 47
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@KCKnd2:  Agreed. You just have to go in prepared – bring a quarter, cash or debit card, and bags, and you’ll be fine.

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I absolutely love Aldi.. I wish there was one nearby to where I live.  I used to do a ton of my grocery shopping there when I lived in NJ and contrary what a lot of other people have said I have found the produce section to be wonderful.  Everything is seasonal so it really depends what they have but mushrooms $.99 and a pack of mixed color peppers for $1.49-$2.  All of their dairy products are fantastic.  I loved their FitActive yogurts.  My Fiance loved their chips and rice cakes. They coconut shrimp with mango salsa was fantastic! You basically have to try things and see if you like them or not.  I could come out with a cart loaded to the top and not even spend 80$.

We actually got tipped off to the store from watching a special on one of the business channels.  Aldi was marketed as a affordable grocery store, that has selections but no brands.  You can basically find everything in a grocery store there but, there will not be a brand selection and sometimes limited flavors.  They had stated on the show that practically ALL of their products are packaged and manufactured by a Large corporate name brand company which just packages their products into Aldi packaging.  This practice is actually very common,  Foodtown bread was actually hostess brand.  So you can pay $1.49 for store brand or $3.99 for name brand and they were the exact same thing.  Many store brand products use this same technique.

Post # 49
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ugh!

I tried, I really really tried to shop at Aldi. There are several near us, and the store brands taste pretty good (at least, most of it haha!) but once you flip over the box and read the ingredients, it’s NASTY! 

Obviously, you could buy the same junk elsewhere, so if you don’t mind all the plastics, preservatives, and GMO and artificiality, then its a good price.

We’d rather eat less of high quality food, and grow our own, than eat a lot of subpar foods.

That said, Aldi’s isn’t too bad for the times you are super low on money and need to make dinner.

Here, Kroger has a significantly better selection of organic and non GMO food options at pretty great prices.

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love Aldi’s too!  They don’t have everything I need there, so I always have to go to a second grocery store on my way home, but I get a lot there.  It is a great cost saver for some things, but not for everything.

Post # 51
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Sugar bee

There is one within 1 mile from my apartment but I drive out 15 minutes to Trader Joe’s instead. I feel like there’s too much processed foods for my needs.

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