Quick note: This post is not sponsored in any way — I’m just a fan 🙂
I stopped by on a whim after library story hour. It was on my way home, and the building looked quite new and nice. I thought that it might be worth poking my head in to see how the prices compared to the other grocery stores in the area. And –WOW. I could not believe the selection of yummy looking USDA organic produce, some of which was cheaper than the conventional produce at the grocery store I usually frequent. I was also very surprised to see other competitively priced USDA organic products, like extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, milk, and eggs. I can’t remember any organic items from my grad school days (although, to be fair, organic products weren’t remotely in my budget at the time, so I wasn’t looking for them). I was also floored to see the assortment of beautiful conventional produce (including avocados!). In my memory, pretty much every Aldi I went to six years ago had a meager selection of beat-up produce (which we rarely bought).
I was so surprised at my findings that I a did a quick Google search when I got home, and it turns out that yes, Aldi is making an “aggressive push” toward carrying more fresh and organic products. I have to say, my husband and I are loving it! We are eating significantly more salads and smoothies now, just because it’s so affordable! Here are some of our current favorites:
- Organic Spring Mix ($3.99)
- Organic Cherry tomatoes ($2.29 for one pint)
- Goat Cheese Crumbles ($2.99)
- Avocados (price varies; this week it was 79 cents per avocado)
- Organic Milk ($5.39 per gallon)
- Organic Eggs ($3 for one dozen)
I have been shopping at Aldi almost exclusively for about a month now, and I’ve been so happy with the quality of the organic produce and dairy that I think I’ll probably continue to make weekly trips for the foreseeable future. Admittedly, I can’t get quite everything at my local Aldi — notably absent are bread flour, canned coconut milk, and organic butter — but I don’t mind taking an extra trip to a different grocery store a couple of times a month.
Have you been to Aldi recently? What are your favorite products?