Aldi Food Market: I Finally Gave This Grocery Store a Try (Here's Why You Should, Too!) by Jessica Acree
Ahhhh, groceries ... a necessary evil! Shopping can be cathartic if you’re able to fly solo. Shopping can also be a total drag if you have the kids in tow and get distracted too many times with the billions of products staring you down at every turn.
The main difference other than the obvious – immediate savings that will have you picking your jaw up off the floor – it’s all about keeping it simple. I never realized how much time and money I was wasting at other unnamed grocery chains until I got over my fear of the unknown and decided to dig out a quarter for cart privileges.
As long as you don’t mind generics, this place is gold. They only stock essentials, but there is still variety. They don’t go crazy giving you 25 options of diced tomatoes just because they can! The produce is prepackaged and ready to go. The meat is cheap without sacrificing quality. Specialty quick-grab items like smoked salmon made me feel extra fancy.
The cashiers scan your items like it’s an Olympic sport, you bag it all yourself and … BOOM! … donzo! You will easily save hundreds of dollars. It’s like having a best-kept secret in your pantry and pocketbook.