It’s been a long time since I shopped at Aldi’s. We use to have one within walking distance but now it’s a drive a way. Fortunately, I found one just 2 miles from my work. So this week I ventured over to see what I could get. I spent $89 and did some major shopping. My major shopping at Kroger/Publix’s/Wal-mart usually cost me around $150 plus. I bought tons of canned veggies, meals (chicken, pork chops, pork tenderloin, Salmon, spaghetti etc). I bought frozen lunches and pizza. I bought essentials like butter and bread. Milk was only $2.99 but I had an unopened gallon at home and knew I would waste it more than saving so I skipped that deal. I bought quick breakfasts like cereal, bagels, cream cheese, and English muffins. I bought side dishes like instant potatoes (we usually don’t eat instant but they say 100% Idaho and I’m needing to help cut back on time), applesauce, scalloped potatoes, etc. I bet there is more! The point is I bought 2 weeks (I hope) worth of groceries for $89. You have to bag your own groceries but I have handy cloth bags that I love!
Example – we had Salmon last night. The package was $2 something and it had 4 pieces in it. We have two meals from it. Added some rice and we had a meal for probably less than $1 each!
Aldi’s does carry some name brand items, but they do not take coupons. If you find one near you, just keep in mind to bring your own sacks/boxes and that they don’t take credit cards. Since they are Swedish owned, you can get some great chocolates. I was a good girl and passed right by them!
When I looked at my receipt I noticed that tax on food was only 7.25% not the 9.25% I usually pay. It’s really in the next town over even if it’s only 2 miles away from work.