I have really fallen in love with Aldi. Yes, I know some folks detest it and complain about the produce, but for whatever reason I have been satisfied. Well, once I got yucky strawberries, but they honored their double guarantee and I got new ones, plus the cash back. That made me happy. I actually shop Aldi every week now for almost all our produce and some other staple items, like raisins, flour tortillas, and a few other things, then use the remainder of my grocery budget on the sales at my grocery store or drugstore.
First-time Aldi shoppers, you’ll need to bring a quarter (not 25 cents, but a quarter) for the refundable deposit on your cart and bring your own grocery bags. They take cash or debit card, but not credit card. Find an Aldi near you. If you don’t live near an Aldi, but can get your hands on an ad remember that Target and Walmart will price match equivalent produce items (if sold in the same quantity, packaging, etc.) and Walmart will price match generics if they carry a Great Value brand in the same size/quantity.
If it helps you appreciate Aldi a little more, read Wikipedia’s article about them and learn that Aldi is owned by the parent company that owns Trader Joe’s. Don’t forget Aldi’s double guarantee too, where you will get a replacement product AND a refund if you are not 100% satisfied.
Baby Carrots. $0.59 per pound. Aldi’s regular carrots are $1 for two pounds, so this is almost that same price, which is great for carrots.
Grapes. $0.79 per pound, but sold in 2-pound clamshell for $1.58.
Celery. $0.79 per package. I often buy a package of celery, use part of it for snacking and then chop the remainder and freeze it. I toss the pieces into soups, casseroles and stews.