Aldi is a great place to grab party snacks, as well as foods to help with your New Year’s resolutions.
I was an Aldi virgin… until this weekend. The is Aldi on the other side of the city, and I could literally thrown a rock and hit another discount grocer, and several other grocery stores are also closer to my house, so I’d never gotten around to checking the store out. I am now a convert.
Quality & Low Prices
Aldi has great prices teamed with good quality. They don’t carry 10 different brands of each item, instead they specialize in their store brand. Now I am a mighty fussy person, and I have to say, I was not disappointed in any of the items I bought. I would say overall the foods we tried were better than most store brands, and the prices were considerably lower.
What I Tried
I grabbed various crackers, chips and snacks, along with salsa, hummus & cheese spreads. Each item was about 30-60% less than typical store prices. I also selected some of their Fit & Active products. I was particularly pleased to see these, as I am getting back on track with a healthy lifestyle after a slothful and gluttonous holiday season.
A few standout items from our shopping trip, that I will be back for very soon:
woven wheat crackers – $1.25
hummus – $1.69
light cheese wedges – $1.29
Fit & Active chocolate shakes – $4.49
goat cheese log – $1.99
The woven wheat crackers and hummus didn’t make it to the picture… my daughter and I already chowed them down 😛
In addition to the items I purchased, I also saw some items that I will be back for, but did not need that day. Bottles of real Maple Syrup were just $3.99. Bottles the same size of store brand elsewhere are $2 more. I also liked that they carried a wide variety of dairy products. The selection of products made from goat’s milk was surprisingly good. I will definitely be trying out more from this department.
If you need last minute munchies for your New Year’s Party, or want a great start on resolutions to save money and eat right, pop right on over to Aldi.
Since I am just a rookie, perhaps some of you can give me a heads up on what else is great to buy at Aldi…
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for ALDI. I received a gift certificate to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.