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visited Aldi for the first time

July 3rd, 2006 at 02:00 pm

I visited Aldi this past weekend, with high hopes and expectations based on all the rave reviews here...and I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. There wasn't much in the store, and all the produce I picked up had mold on it. I bought a few mold-free things, and I will try them out in the coming weeks. A gallon of milk was a pretty good deal, but not worth driving to the store. Perhaps it's because the Aldi I visited was in a sketchy part of town? or because it was a Saturday? but I wasn't impressed. I may try another store at a different location, just to compare.

I also didn't realize that it was a cash-only kind of place. Oops! Had to use the cash machine and pay the convenience fee. I was ready with bags from home and a quarter for the cart, but not enough cash.

Next up, find a discount bread store nearby. Paying $3.00-$3.50 for a decent loaf of wheat bread is lunacy.

5 Responses to “visited Aldi for the first time”

  1. ima saver Says:

    I fell the same way about savalot. It is a depressing store!

  2. Dido Says:

    The Aldi's in my area take debit cards, too, not just cash--that *is* a limitation.

    I usually use them to stock up on canned goods and generic cereals and go about twice a year.

  3. Scott Says:

    Weekends at Aldis can sometimes have a poor selection of veggies. Otherwise my nearby store is usually stocked well and with non-moldy items. My only complaint for right now is they don't seem to carry the fresh spinach leaves - they're perfect in my salad. (Oh, also add usual long lines to check out) Of course my store is only 2 miles away, so its not like I have to spend lots to get there.

  4. boomeyers Says:

    Did you check out the bread at Aldi? I always buy there - cheap! And the chips are really good too, as are the baking goods, cheese, I could go on and on! Definately try it again! Mine is always good, but yes, you do have to watch the produce, but if it is good, you can score big savings!! My Aldi takes debit cards too.

  5. katwoman Says:

    Aldi's takes some getting used to. Since one is close by I can get in and out in 15 minutes! Then of course, I know exactly what I'm buying and exactly where it is in the store.

    Thanks for mentioning the moldy fruit. I meant to email them about the quality of their fruit lately and this just reminded me!

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