Lots of kosher items @ Aldi's
Definitely not a one stop shopping run, but a surprising amount of kosher items. A lot of junk food, but some ingredients too. And the prices.... So cheap!
- kettle chips (regular, BBQ, jalepeno)
- mixed nuts, roasted peanuts
- nuts for baking- sliced almonds, pecans, walnuts, pine nuts
- rice chex, Reese's pb puffs (both generic brands)
- oil- olive, extra virgin olive, canola, corn
- French fried onions
- crackers- fake version of triscuits
- flour ( but not sugar or brown sugar)
- yogurt- Greek, fruit on the bottom, activia type, fat free flavors, gogurt type tubes, large tubs
- dairy- cottage cheese, ricotta, milk, cream cheese, brick cream cheese
- mini pb cups ( looks just like from trader joes)
- hummus - plain and red pepper
- goat cheese- tablet k hashgacha
- frozen - really not much, except for some ice cream drumsticks and Popsicles
There was large selection of fruits and vegetables- banans, onions, potatoes, avocados, baby spinach. Romaine, iceberg, artisan lettuce, apples, oranges, tangerines, strawberries.......
It's definitely worth taking a look if you're nearby. FYI they do not provide bags or bag your groceries. Bring your own bags and take a few minutes at the bagging counter to pack up your own stuff. Ad remember a quarter to "borrow" a shopping cart!
i feel like you and a couple of friends out north are having totally different aldi experiences than i am
but you, i think are in queens, so you have to be going to the same aldi as me right off of junction
there are a lot of great deals there- i dont like to buy pickles and olives at costco bc the taste isnt my thing, but aldi carries both with ou and a good brand, and really small jars of bread and butter pickles that i can eat in an afternoon
BUT almost everything else that i would think would have a hashgacha, like salt for example, does not!
You're correct that the store offers a decent selection of kosher items. I've found some other items that you didn't list, but they could differ from region to region. It's not a terrific atmosphere, but their "bare bones" approach does offer the kosher consumer a chance to save. BTW, Aldi is owned by the same parent company as Trader Joe's.
There is a plethora of kosher grocery items at cheap store all through America. It makes traveling much easier than in the past.
Excluding fresh produce and dairy, much of what you mention can be found in Dollar Tree stores throughout the USA.
I was stuck in the middle of Oklahoma a few weeks back when a one day business turnaraound became a 3 day stay. The Dollar Tree provided me chips, crackers, peanut butter, nuts, ceareal and milk. All this in a town that was too small to have a supermarket.
With so many products under hasgocha, it's not surprising to find them all over the place.
Pennysticks Brand, my absolute favorite. I'm munching some of the Honey Wheat Braids as I type. Love the fact that they are more thin and crunchy than Snyders and the other main stream expensive brands. $1 bag at Dollar Tree for Penny Sticks Pretzels (12 oz to 1lb depending on variety) $2.79-$3.99 for Snyders or Bachmans at the supermarket. A no brainer.