Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Excited about what I found at Aldi today!
This is NOT a sponsored post. I'm just excited about what I found today.
I started shopping at Aldi several years ago because I had heard that they have good deals. On my first trip, I kind of knew what to expect, but wasn't exactly sure about the process. For instance, I had read that you needed a quarter for the shopping carts. I remember asking a customer in the parking lot if you still needed a quarter for the shopping carts. He answered me with some smarty-pants remark. But, I had never been there before so I didn't know! As I said, I didn't know the process--put quarter in--release chain--drive shopping cart. And I probably had to buy my bags that first time because I didn't bring my own.
I shop at Aldi because there are a lot of items that I can get cheaper than I would be able to get at other stores even if I doubled a coupon on sale items! I try to buy as much organic stuff as I can, but sometimes snacks and stuff are just way too expensive to buy organic. So, I figured if I'm not buying organic, I can at least spend as little money as possible. So, I buy a lot of my snacks at Aldi. I have had good luck with everything so far. The only item that I've found that I don't like as much as another store brand is graham crackers. Other than that I've been extremely pleased. My staples from Aldi that I usually don't buy anywhere else are chicken nuggets, frozen salmon, turkey bacon, cheese crackers, peanut butter cheese crackers, granola bars, oatmeal, etc.
I took a friend with me today who had never been before and we were browsing. Imagine my surprise when I found organic string cheese!! I was so excited. And then I found organic apple juice and organic canned tomatoes. These are "Limited Time" items, but I'm hoping that they are testing them. I bought as many as I could, because I believe that you should let your money do the talking. I am so excited and I hope that their "testing" phase goes well. I would be extremely excited to see some more organic items at Aldi! Then, they might become the only grocery store I shop at.
Have you shopped at Aldi? I'm also excited that it looks like they're opening one in my hometown back in Florida~~not that that matters more than once a year. But, Woo Hoo!!