This month, after months of testing, ALDI is offering quite a selection of Organic and "clean" grocery items.
For example: Grass-fed beef (4.49/lb), hormone-free chicken (2.99/lb), and hormone-free milk & eggs.
Let me back up:
A few months ago a spankin' new ALDI store opened across from the beloved grocer, Wegmans in my town. For the couple years that I lived in Virginia, I was nearly only shopping at Trader Joes and I got hooked on the limited, wholesome selection and the small store appeal. Once I had grown accustomed to the easy in & out, including parking lot navigation that Trader Joes provided me, with the little kids in tow, it was less appealing to head to....oh man, I can hardly believe I'm writing this...Wegmans. (God, I love Wegmans; for so many reasons.) Mom informed me that ALDI and Trader Joes were connected-basically brothers formed each, then ALDI aquired TJs (read the back story here) so I figured I'd give it a try.
ALDI has very little in common with Trader Joes. But, at ALDI, I can buy tasty produce, hormone-free meat & dairy, and Organic pantry staples and save $, so I'm a fan. I'd say I'm a 60/40 shopper currently (Wegmans/ALDI). If you have a quarter handy for cart-use (you'll get it back) and can get over bagging (or boxing) your own goods, you're give it a try.
They have an aisle that my kids love with a random selection of non-grocery/seasonal items. It sometimes includes toys (especially at Christmas). I scored the greatest kicking/punching bag for my daughter for Christmas and a learn-to-draw book that was a hit with my son too.
I still don't love doing that, but not because I feel above it.
It took a few trips to get the swing of it and figure out my go-to items. If you're looking to buy better-for-you groceries, ALDI is a good option for a lower bill.
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