We have had an ALDI grocery store for at least a couple of years now. I have several friends who love it and have recommended different products to me. They have also told me about the great deals you can find there. I finally decided to make a visit there over the weekend. The weekend may not have been the best time to do this. Although, it was either go on the weekend or go with an unpredictable three year old.
I knew before going that I would need to bring my own bags and that I would need a quarter for a grocery cart. In case you have never been, you do get the quarter back once you return the cart. These are a couple of things they do differently to keep prices lower.I would highly recommend that you check out the flyer before you go in. You can check it out on their website. I did not do this and would have been way more prepared if I had. This is definitely not necessary. This is advice coming from a girl who writes a shopping list and then rewrites it in the order of the store. I know I’m not the only one who does this!
As you can see from this flyer, they have some amazing deals on select meat and produce! These items were a little picked over by Sunday afternoon when we were there. I would recommend going on a weekday if at all possible.
Here are some of the items I thought were great deals and some of our favorite products:
Popcorn is one of our favorite snacks! I am always looking for different varieties and great deals since we go through so many bags. I thought this was a great price at $1.99.
I like to do our own pouches when possible, but store bought ones are very convenient and make it easy to have a healthy snack on hand. These looked like a very healthy choice and $1.89 is a great price. I noticed that they also had organic baby and toddler pouches for 79 cents each. That is also a great price. We used to buy these a lot when the kids were smaller.
Organic Salad Mixes
This one would probably get me back into the store! I regularly buy a similar product at our local grocery store for $3.99. This is a great price at $1.99.
Who doesn’t love sandwich thins? These are so great for school and work lunches and even breakfast sandwiches. I don’t think you can get much better than this $1.69 price.
Organic Olive Oil
I usually like to only buy olive oil that is bottled in Italy but I found this organic variety at ALDI. I thought I would give it a try for such a great price of $3.99.
This may seem like a strange favorite pick but we eat a lot of mushrooms. This one was in the weekly flyer and I couldn’t believe the price of only 69 cents. This is one of the reasons I feel like I need to check the flyer before heading to the store. You can find some great deals and possibly create your menu plan around some of them.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our Favorite Finds at ALDI! I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed since I was a newbie shopper there. I kind of relate it to shopping at Trader Joe’s. You have to know what certain items you want to pick up and know that you can’t shop for everything on your list there.
Are you an ALDI’s fan? What are your favorite products to pick up there? I would love to hear about it!