I am a new convert to Aldi. I love this place. Everything is $1 to $2 dollars cheaper than at a regular grocery store. I love that it is a small, that the produce is excellent and that they are conveniently located by my kids’ school. Their fruits and veggies are fantastic. They also have a wonderful selection of gluten-free and organic items. They always have seasonal offerings from food to plants and flowers. It keeps the small-ish selection feeling fresh.
And yes, there are a few minor inconveniences, aka, like having a quarter to grab a cart or like when I didn’t bring cash and I had to run home to get $$. They don’t take credit cards. grrr! But, they do take debit cards (which I do not use, because we use a cash budget.) Want to know what that’s all about? Click here for our story.
My favorite Aldi items are:
- The ginormous Mama Cozzi’s Take & Bake thin crust pizzas. yum. In the cheese case, not the freezer. (I do add a few things to them at home, but I adore the crispy crust!) Price can’t be beat at $6.49 for a big 16″.
- Appleton Farms Pork Sausage – it’s only $1.99 and it tastes every bit as good as the other sausage I used to buy.
- The extra thick maple bacon – I used to love another bacon. (how sad!) but no longer. This bacon is more expensive, but it cooks up gorgeously and tastes like heaven. Seriously, you’ve gotta try it. $6.39
- The Granola Raisin Bran – it’s yummier than Kellogg’s Raisin Bran. And cheaper.
- The Greek Yogurt large tub – tastes just like Chobani brand and is several dollars cheaper at $3.69. Chobani is generally around $5.99.
- Burman’s ketchup – I have been a Heinz snob forever. This ketchup is NOT catsup 🙂 ha! It tastes just like Heinz and again, save a few bucks.
- The hams – I have purchased two butt portion hams that were on sale for $5 off the regular price. They cost me $2! This has never happened in the history of ever. I just made one tonight. It was scrumptious. We will have ham sandwiches for the kids lunches. I saved the bone with meat on it and I’m making white bean and ham soup for tomorrow night.
- Tandil Oxygen Laundry Additive – Aldi’s version of OxiClean. It is awesome stuff at a fraction of the price.
- Shep Dog treats – A big box for only $1.99.
- Winking Owl wine – Hey, even the Italians drink table wine! It’s only $2.98 a bottle. I love the Winking Owl Shiraz, but they have your favorite there as well.
- Friendly Farms Lactose Free Milk is only $2.79 per half gallon.
- Friendly Farms Almond Milk is only $2.29 per half gallon.
- Friendly Farms Whole Milk is only $2.69/gallon. I used to only purchase organic milk, but they do not use antibiotics or growth hormones. So, this milk is great and it saves me a bundle. (Organic milk by the gallon is usually between $5.50 – 7.00. ugg.)
- Countryside Creamery pound of butter is only $2.69! Last year, a grocery store was advertising $7.00 butter in their curricular! What the who?!
Please note: As always, grocery store prices fluctuate. These are the prices currently at the Aldi in Chicagoland. My prices may be higher than yours, because Chicago loves inflate prices! 🙂
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