Anything to look for in Aldis?
The new Aldis store opens today, just a few blocks from our apartment. DH is going to take me over there tomorrow to check it out. Anything special I should be looking out for?
This time of the year I look for German-made products including Chocolates, sour Kraut and pretzels. These won't be big-box-store brands you are accustomed to, so be prepared.
Check out cheese (Have been getting a good price Jarlsburg) and other items in the dairy/produce section.
This is the place for staples when you don't care about name brands or organic certification. For me this means onions, carrots, pepper and garlic mainly.
Ditto on German stuff. I also always look in the freezer case for special buys, have occasionally found stuff that my son will eat.
For a while they had a pizza that was a clone of the TJ's Tarte d'Alsace. And they have those tiny frozen cream puffs in a non-Costco size that are a nice thing to have for a holiday dessert.
And the non-food stuff can be a screaming deal, I've bought a lot of that!
But not a fan generally of produce or bread.
re: coney with everything
We had a brand new one open here on Friday, I thought the produce was the best thing that had. (Well except maybe the chocolate!) I got a perfectly ripe pineapple and a couple of ripe mangoes too, excellent prices. Of course I'll try again after they're open for a few weeks and see if it's still as good.
This time of year,In our area I buy
a dozen eggs for .89/dozen, limiit 4.
Unsalted butter for $1.20 a lb, no limit
An assortment of brand name and sourced cheeses 4-8 oz. btwn $.99 -$3.99 each
Bag of 4 avocados for $2.99
Bag of 12 ruby red grapefruits $2.19
Bag of 12 whole lemons $1.49
Fage yogurt $3.49/tub
Misc items: garbage bags, paper napkins, foil, ziplock bags, sponges, batteries, dryer sheets.
A typical shop runs me $15-$45.00.
Remember a quarter for the cart and your market bags if you have them (they sell bags on the cheap too).