{Food} Shopping for Snacks at Aldi

by Leighann on March 9, 2012

A new Aldi opened up in town and the family decided to check it out after visiting the local children’s museum on Sunday. Not that we had ever really gone to the old Aldi, but I had heard that the new one was pretty good and I was curious.

We were armed with a quarter to get a cart and a half dozen grocery bags. As we walked to the cart corral a woman gave us her cart, saving us that quarter, which Q pocketed.

I was immediately surprised at the low prices. Granted, almost everything was an off brand, but the descriptions sounded exactly like some of the foods we already buy.

Of course there weren’t many, if any, organic choices, which I normally spring for. But they did have a decent produce section.

Typically each Sunday I divvy large boxes of snacks into 15 gram portions and put 10 snacks into Q’s Scooby lunchbox for mid-morning snacks and snacking right before PE (and a couple extra to spare). I went ahead and purchased a few individually portioned snacks for Q for the week because the price was absolutely right. We also threw three bricks of juice boxes into our cart.

Do you shop at Aldi? What’s your favorite item or shopping tip?

Sesame Street (Apple & Eve) Juice $1.89 (14gC per juice box)
Peanut Butter and Cheese Crackers $0.99 (15gC per package of 4 cracker sandwiches)
Cheese Dip & Cracker Sticks $0.99 (14gC per package of cheese and crackers)

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1 Diapeepees March 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

Love Aldi…I’ve talked about them quite a bit on my site…and they actually do have organic products semi-often, name brand ones, part of their “special buys.” I can’t always get everything I need there, but I find a lot of great things I wasn’t expecting. It’s always worth stopping in to explore. And, the price, of course, means I can fill up a grocery cart for considerably less than most of the other g-stores.

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2 jenni@talkinghairdryer March 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hahaha! ‘…bricks of juice boxes’…that’s exactly what they are 😉

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3 stacy March 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Their cheese sticks and packaged lunch meats are good quality and great price, their Fit & Active line is great, too lots of healty & low carb stuff. I run there when I can’t get to the other supermarkets, and have been pleasantly suprised every time. Grown up stuff like Coffee creamer is usually a dollar cheaper, too!

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