Thursday, May 21, 2009
Does anyone else shop at ALDI?
Years ago when I was not working over the summer and money was very tight I discovered Aldi. I can remember my sons complaining about the "unique" brands at Aldi and the not so pleasant shopping trips there that they endured with me. It did what I needed, saved us money.
Since moving to NC I have rediscovered Aldi and am pleasantly surprised. Someone at church mentioned the pineapples and tomatoes she was getting there so I thought I would try it. Sure enough, she was right! In fact on my first visit I sought out a manager to tell her how impressed I was with the cleanliness of the store. The prices on produce- and most are grown in the USA- are great. The selections on a lot of their food is super and I can't think of one thing we have purchased there that we have been disappointed with. They even had fresh mozzarella to go with the fantastic vine tomatoes! My favorite has got to be these dried blueberries!
I also usually leave with a bouquet or 2 of flowers- where else can you get 6 roses for $3.99? I even bought a tube of their lipstick for under $3 and I like it! They have an entire line of cosmetics. Think I will try one at a time. You can go here to see if there is a store near you. Oh and be sure to bring a quarter with you. You will need one to get a shopping cart. You get it back when you return the cart. Rather ingenious way to keep the parking lot clear, I think!
Posted by Sue at 3:14 AM