But the closest Aldi to us is 10 miles away, and not along our beaten path either. So, I'd never been. But this week, Hubby had to have a medical test done and it was right across the street from this Aldi. So, after he was finished we stopped in for an exploratory visit.
Here's what we got for $24.25:
Everything at Aldi is their store brand so for the most part we didn't buy much. I immediately noticed a price break on butter ($1.49/lb) and Grape Juice Concentrate ($1.24/each). Here's the price break down on what we bought:
- Butter $1.49/lb
- Spaghetti sauce $0.99/each
- Frozen Juice Concentrate: $1.24/each
- Ravioli $0.79/each
- Canned Mushrooms $0.55/each
- Fish Fillets $2.79/box of 10
- Wh. Wheat Bread $1.89/loaf
- Chocolate Chips $1.49/16 oz
- Pancake Syrup $1.39/each
- Frozen Peas $0.95/16 oz bag
- English Muffins $0.99/pkg of 6
We've tried the butter, spaghetti sauce, ravioli, mushrooms, fish fillets, bread, and chocolate chips. Most of those were included in complex recipes - like chocolate chip cookies. I always doctor spaghetti sauce with added ground beef, tomato paste and added herbs and spices. Everything has tasted and cooked fine. We haven't found anything we didn't like.
Because it's so far, and doesn't take coupons I doubt I'll make a weekly trip to Aldi. However, there are some staples, like butter, that are cheaper than what I can get with coupons. So I'm planning to make a once/month trip to Aldi for staples.
How far would you drive to get to Aldi?