What I buy at Aldi Supermarket
When I moved to Virginia, I was so excited to see that we had not just one, but two Aldi Supermarkets within a few minutes drive from our home. I was familiar with Aldi, but had never had the opportunity to shop at one.
One of the reasons I love Aldi is the low cost of their foods. The other is all of the wonderful goodies that they have at Christmas. You see, my Mother is from Germany and I have gotten used to things like Stollen, Marzipan and little chocolates to hang on our tree. There is something else I love about Aldi, it is their Double Your Money Back Guarantee. I have never used it, but it is nice to know it is there.
If you have never been to an Aldi before, here are a few things you should know before you go. It is not a fancy store. You will need a quarter for the shopping cart – you get it back when you return the cart. You will need cash or a debit card.
I am going to share what I buy at Aldi in this post. Much of what I purchase at Aldi is based on the low prices they have. Some of the items I buy are based on my personal preference. Therefore, you may have a very different list than I do!
Pretzels, nuts, dried fruits and crackers. We are really fond of their Ritz cracker type crackers. I think they taste the same. Aldi sells chips but we don’t buy them often.
Aldi Baking Supplies
I love Aldi baking ingredients. I have priced items like flour, sugar and baking soda at other local stores and they just can’t beat Aldi prices. I also buy oils and spices from Aldi.
Aldi Canned foods
I prefer to buy fresh vegetables over canned vegetables. This being said, if you ever peeped inside my pantry, you would see a can or two of mushroom, tomatoes and maybe a few vegetables. These are my “emergency” vegetables. So far, I have found the canned items at Aldi to be of equal quality to those of name brand foods. The only canned goods I don’t purchase are soups. I prefer name brands. I do purchase canned beans and some canned fruit.
Milk, eggs, butter and more butter. I you ever came to visit and looked in my refrigerator or freezer, you would find a few pounds of butter. I am not a user of margarine. I would rather use butter (I use it sparingly). I also buy cheese, cottage cheese and yogurt. They have a good selection of both regular and greek yogurt.
There have been very few times when the produce at Aldi is not the best around. I will say this, do not shop on a Sunday. I have found that their produce is not shelved regularly on the weekends. I always buy my potatoes, onions, zucchini and mushrooms there. You can easily find in season produce too.
Aldi Frozen Foods
I love the selection of frozen fish. I often purchase fish sticks (love a fish sandwich on the weekend) and Tilapia. Frozen vegetables are also at a great price and we like them. I have purchased the ice cream, but I must admit, it is not my favorite.
Brand name boxed cereals can often be found at Aldi and are always at a better price. I always buy oatmeal for granola and cookies.
Aldi Non-Food Items
I always purchase my foil, plastic wrap and plastic bags from Aldi. We don’t use paper plates or throw away cutlery, so I don’t know about those. You can often find name brand paper products at Aldi. I have never purchased Aldi brand personal products. I am a bit picky about these items.
Love their tea and coffee. We are not big soda drinkers, so I can’t really speak for that.
This is my list. I know there are many other items to be found in Aldi, but we just don’t eat/use them. You can find snack cakes, frozen dinners, meats (I prefer to buy mine at Costco – better prices) and other items. Stop by your local Aldi. Try a few items and see how well you and your family like them.
Make sure you compare the prices of the items you buy at Aldi to the prices at your regular store.
Do you shop at Aldi? What are your favorite items? Which items do you not like? I look forward to hearing from you!