5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T shop at Aldi

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Anyone who is close to me knows how much I love Aldi.

PAUSE.

Yes, you read the title right- “5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T shop at Aldi”. Bear with me.

RESUME.

Growing up, my parents often shopped at an Aldi near our house. Without looking at packaging, I could always easily identify what had been bought at Aldi. The graham crackers tasted like cardboard. The marshmallows weren’t spongy. In reality, all the items probably weren’t that bad, but I had it in my teenage mind that anything bought there was truly sub-par.

My friends, this is no longer so. Aldi has changed GREATLY for the better, even in the past year.

So without further ado, here’s my backwards plug for Aldi-

5 reasons why you shouldn’t shop at Aldi.

  1. You shouldn’t shop at Aldi if… you love artificial dye, added MSG, and partially hydrogenated oils in your food.                                                   

    As of late last year, Aldi has removed all of these from its exclusive “Aldi” brand products (which are over 90% of its products!). Certified synthetic colors have been replaced these ingredients with natural, plant-based ingredients such as beet juice or turmeric for coloring. 96% of Aldi’s products already did not contain additional MSG; this percentage is now up to 100% as of 2016. Partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, are a source of trans fat which the FDA has recently mandated be removed by food manufactures by 2018. Aldi is ahead of the game! Here is Aldi’s official press release announcing the above mentioned official product reformulations. ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff                                                                                               ffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

  2. You shouldn’t shop at Aldi if…you dislike inexpensive generic brands that taste just as good, if not better, than the originals.  

    Here’s a secret I’ve discovered- Aldi exclusive Millville brand’s Crunch Granola Raisin Bran cereal has more raisins than the original Kellogg Raisin Bran Crunch. I’m not going to go as far to say that all Aldi brand items are comparable or better than their original competitors because I have not tried all of their products. However, I have found this to be true of most products I have tried. The cardboard graham crackers and hard marshmallows are a thing of the past! If you’re not satisfied, they will not only refund you for the item, but they will replace it, too, with their Double Guarantee policy.    ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff     ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

  3. You shouldn’t shop at Aldi if… saving money on organic and gluten-free items makes you cringe.

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    Aldi’s “liveGfree” brand offers tons of gluten-free options. From pancake mix to frozen items to pasta to dessert items, there really is a surprisingly wide variety of extremely reasonably priced gluten free items, which can be browsed here. Also, Aldi is adding more and more organic products to their “SimplyNature” (organic) line. They carry USDA approved organic almond butter, canned goods, fresh greens, salsa, chicken broth, and many more organic items.

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    They also have an organic produce section, as well as a selection of produce grown by local farmers. To be honest, their produce can be hit or miss. Which leads me to my next point…                                                                                                                                            ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff        ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff   

  4. You shouldn’t shop at Aldi if… you can’t tolerate doing slightly more work to save large amounts of money.

    It’s true, I usually have to visit another grocer in addition to Aldi. A large typical grocer carries approximately 30,000 items. Aldi carries a fraction of the amount of items, narrowing in on the most commonly bought items. So while you may not find Thai chili paste, matzah ball soup, or other niche items, you can probably still complete about 80-90% of your shopping at Aldi because they do carry the basics. I was very pleased to see recently that they started carrying items like barley and quinoa, which I used to buy elsewhere. It seems like they are always adding new items to their shelves that I used to have to go elsewhere to purchase. A caveat to this is my aforementioned comment about produce. Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s not. I can’t always get all of my produce from Aldi. Veggies are usually fine, but fruit can be questionable at times.  However, when I do go elsewhere, I still save by using my favorite money saving app ever!

    In addition to usually having to make two grocery shopping trips to complete my shopping for the week, know that at Aldi you have to bring your own bags (or else you will have to purchase bags), bag your own items, and also bring a quarter for the use of a cart. The first few times you shop at Aldi, these can seem like a pain (especially if you’re not prepared!). However, these minor inconveniences cut costs big time at Aldi, which make it more affordable for you and me. Also, encouraging consumers to bring their own bags is very eco-friendly! While it is nice to have someone bagging your groceries for you while you check your email or respond to texts on your phone, the damper of having to bag your own groceries into your own bags really pales in comparison to the money you can save by shopping there. Which brings me to my last and final point…                                                                                                ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff        ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff       ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff        

  5. You shouldn’t shop at Aldi if… you hate saving money in general!

     (In case you can’t see a trend here on saving money…) It hurts my brain thinking about all the cash I wasted on grocery shopping prior to a year and a half ago, when I started shopping at Aldi. I kid you not, our grocery bill used to be over $100 every week (for 2 people at that time!), and now with pretty much the same items (and also some additional items since we have added a member to our household), it falls between $50-70/week, depending on what we’re cooking. These are crazy savings! Canned black beans are 59¢. Huge bottles of spices are 99¢. You can’t find those deals anywhere else. The money we spend on groceries each month is pretty much half of what it used to be shopping at Mariano’s or Jewel-Osco. I’m never going back to my old money-wasting ways!

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In conclusion, if you have fallen into the trap of turning your nose up on Aldi under the assumption that its products are sub-par just because they cost less, I beg of you- GIVE IT A CHANCE. The money you will save is convincing enough, alone, and the products will speak for themselves. Do a blind taste test comparison if you really want to put their food items to the test! Then you can be the judge. Whatever you do, at least give it a try. It’s silly financially not to. You won’t regret it.

**If this post didn’t convince you to try Aldi, read this article that I came across shortly after I finished my post. It came out YESTERDAY from Yahoo! Finance, entitled, “Why Aldi is the Grocery Store of the Future” 

**EDIT** Since writing this post, I have found a great grocery rebate app that CAN be used at Aldi!  You can read my tutorial on it HERE.

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1,169 thoughts on “5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T shop at Aldi

  1. Samantha orez says:

    People,people..You have to realize Aldi branded items,whatever they are,are name-brand items that are re-branded as Aldi store brands. This all at a deeply discounted price. Thi s keeps the producers employees working,the products are kept fresh due to the product flow ,AND if you are dissatisfied in ANY way,you get your money back AND a replacement product.no questions asked. If you don’t want to save money AND time in the check out lane,do shop elsewhere. As for me and my family, We love Aldi!

    • Sarah says:

      Aldi is not a quality store in my opinion. They sell named branded products under their own generic store brands. All of their fruits, vegetables are always stale, packaged in plastics, moldy bananas, berries, even their pre-packaged green leafy salads, get stale in the refrigerator. No water is put on the fruits/vegetables to freshen the foods. The breads tastes like Wonder bread. They even freeze the breads too. The store stinks without good ventilation too. Not of lot of European or German products either. An American store with American generic products.

  2. Alina says:

    While it still has its flaws like all supermarkets, I find Aldi very helpful and very reasonably priced. It has saved us lots of money in the last couple of years but I can’t wait for a gluten free range in UK. At the moment we don’t have anything gluten free (at least at our local Aldi and it is pretty big). A great post. Well done 🙂

    • Dana says:

      Don’t shop at Aldi because they don’t sell free range eggs in Australia and they don’t look like changing.

      • Robert says:

        So go to another store to buy your eggs. You can’t expect everyone to buy free range. It’s called freedom of choice.

    • Diane says:

      Love that they are carrying gluten free items!. Thank you Aldi! With a celiac in the family, we can buy excellent quality GF foods for half the cost. The brownie mix is delicious.

  3. Daphene says:

    I have shopped regularly at Aldi UNTIL recently. I agree with most of your points, but a new problem is a deal-breaker for me. It has become common at the Aldi where I shop to NOT have the items advertised in their flyer. And they REFUSE to give a raincheck. So I seldom shop there any more unless I am nearby for some other reason. Too bad.

    • vanlise says:

      My local Aldi is a small volume store, and they only get two trucks a week. I was getting frustrated that they didn’t consistently have all the items in their sales flyer until I talked to an employee and discovered that their delivery days are Mondays and Fridays. (I had been shopping on Wednesdays and Thursdays.) Now I go on Friday mornings and almost always find all the sale items on my list.

  4. doris says:

    PLEASE people when you you come to shop IN ALDI you have to think in thei staff.
    Because most poor and rude people are coming in store and they think are in mark and spencer
    Please try to understand the staff .I saw another day in Aldi from Witham when a Lady screamed to staff because she couldn’t reach to take a milk bottle
    what do you think is ? if you don’t like go to tesco or Asda or waitrose…..morrison
    Leave the staff because they are lot of job there

    • Tina holland says:

      First I take everything you said offensively learn how to speak English before you try to post. #2 not all poor people shop at Aldi, you can be poor and shop anywhere #3 anyone can be rude for example you! That’s wrong for you to point out that poor people have to be rude lady go have a seat, and think about every stupid thing you tried to post. I shoppe Aldi all the time and never came across a poor person with a bad temper. Mybe that person was having a bad day.

  5. oneblankspace says:

    In central Illinois, we now have Ruler Foods, which is Kroger’s answer to Aldi — Kroger brand foods at Aldi prices. Not the wide selection of a full-fledged Krogers, and 25¢ for a cart and 10¢+tax for a bag, but the generic is a brand you recognize. Milk is at prices I haven’t seen since the 1980s.

  6. Mike says:

    Another reason you shouldn’t shop at Aldi is if you detest extremely fast checkout. How do they do it? Check your packaging – bar codes everywhere. virtually every flat side has a bar code.

  7. Mike says:

    I worked for a company (not at liberty to say which because of trade secrets) that makes a high end granola and sells it under its brand name. The granola that we packaged for Aldi was the same as the name brand but in different packaging.

    • Mike says:

      I currently work for a dairy company that makes store brand products as well as name brands. I can tell you that the yogurt itself is exactly the same across most brands the only differences are usually in the added fruit they use and the packaging (almost always multi flavors in one box for Aldi.

  8. Monica says:

    I bought 8 packages of bacon, almost all fat. 😠 I don’t think I will buy bacon from Aldi again. I love them for everything else, just not the bacon.

  9. Naomi says:

    I shop at Aldi’s and I am always pleased. I have noticed all the changes & additions over the years. It is a great experience shopping & saving money. I especially appreciate all of the improvements you mentioned in the article.

    • Robert says:

      So go to another store to buy your eggs. You can’t expect everyone to buy free range. It’s called freedom of choice.

  10. Brenda Thompson says:

    Fruit and Veg leave something to desire in the UK. Life span is not good we throw so much away. Cereals are like cardboard and some prices are higher than the big 4 . Overall Aldi and Lidl are ok but U wouldn’t do my whole shop in there

  11. Desiree B says:

    Thanks for this info! I had tried Aldi’s a couple times, maybe 3-4 years ago, and they had absolutely no organic section back then. I wouldn’t have had any reason to give them another chance or a chance to save some money if I hadn’t read this. You rock! 🙂

  12. Patti Armstrong says:

    I agree totally!! The only thing u can’t find at aldi is fresh deli lunch meat..I have to watch my sodium, so packaged lunch meat is a little high. Thanks for posting 🙂 🙂

  13. Ayomi says:

    In Europe Aldi quality is very good. I was I US, I know Aldi is not good, but I cam to Europe, it’s unbelievble, it’s really good. I do not know the reason for this.

    • Charlotte says:

      It’s a matter of perspective, really. Americans are so used to highly processed, low quality food, that when they get to Europe, it seems so much better over there. That being said, it also greatly depends on which country you go to. Norway’s food is of lower quality than let’s say France and Spain. They are similar to American food, with more processed foods, while France and Spain have less processed food.

      But anyway, Aldi’s food here in the US is perceived as good compared to their American counter parts. When I came over to the US from Europe, I was shocked at how poor American food is. But you live with what you have and make adjustments based on what’s available.

      • Marybelle says:

        Sadly, not all of Aldi’s products are as pure and wholesome as they would like you to believe.
        Their Millville granola bars are highly processed with a list of ingredients a mile long. My daughter was recently rushed to the ER for anaphylactic shock after eating a Millville S’mores granola bar. The culprit: sulfites! She has asthma and the sulfites triggered anaphylaxis. Sulfites were not immediately visible on the label – we did some digging since our daughter’s life was essentially in danger. This experience alone has made me think twice about ever buying from Aldi again.

        • Christie says:

          Did you know she had an allergy to this? If so, didn’t you read the lable before purchasing? If you knew she has an allergy, then you would have known all names that sulfited she has issues with.

        • Jen says:

          Just an FYI some of the Millville products had a recall for containing barley even though it said it was gluten free. Beware of Millville products if you are/your daughter is gluten free.

      • Christine says:

        My daughter was living in Canada & about 5 years ago because of her husband’s job was relocated to SC. She couldn’t believe the prices of good food was so much higher than the junk food. When she was living in Canada she just couldn’t understand why so many people were so obease in the US but after the move she found out.

  14. Sharon purcell says:

    I am a single mother raising two kids, and I’m telling you I wouldn’t be able to make it without Aldi!! Thank God for Aldi cause we’re able to eat GREAT meals in my VERY SLIM budget!! I have relatives who live in another state and when they come to visit they’re AMAZED and soooo jealous of Aldi cause they don’t have it in their state!
    So at least that’s ONE GOOD thing I can say for the state of Illinois!

    Loving my Aldi in the state of Illinois!!

  15. Nancy says:

    I love Aldi’s!! In general I like the majority of their products. Good prices especially on fruits and vegetables. The produce is “iffy” sometimes but you just have to be selective when you shop. If trying a new product, I will just purchase one can to make sure I like it. Use common sense and don’t shop on the weekend if you don’t have to. Shop early for a better choice of sale items. Be sure to take your bags to carry your purchases. Best prices in town!

  16. Mary Dawson says:

    The ONLY thing I don’t like about Aldi is that there could be someone in front of you with $100.00 worth of groceries (and that’s a lot of GROCERIES at Aldi) , they can turn around and see you standing there with 3 items in your hand, and they’ll TURN AROUND like they didn’t even SEE you! ALDI NEEDS AN EXPRESS LANE!!!!!

      • Debra says:

        In Australia that doesn’t happen. People will happily let you go ahead if you only have a handful of items. And they’re always quick to open more registers if it’s busy.

  17. Lane says:

    This is interesting to me because I am always searching for economical sources of organic foods and there is an Aldi not far from me. That having been said, I truly cannot get my head around spending only $50-$70 per week on groceries for a family of three. I spend at least $400 a week on groceries for three adults and one cat, and while we try to eat organic/non-GMO foods and we do not eat out, we eat mostly simple fare. Perhaps the author would be willing to share a sample weekly shopping list that shows how it is possible to feed three people in the United States on $50-$70 a week. I know that I would appreciate that, and I’m sure that others would, as well.

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Yes, I am planning on writing some articles in the future that will provide tips for meal planning and spending less on groceries. Hope this will be of help to you in the future.

    • Sarah says:

      My grocery budget is 150.00 for every 2 weeks, so around 75.00 a week. I feed my family of 4 plus 2 dogs on that. I do most of my shopping at Aldi except for specific things like toilet paper and dog food. Their diapers are awesome!

    • Heidi says:

      I have a family of 3 and we can easily do it on less than $100 a week at aldi even if we have to hit another store for the few things they don’t have. We also have 2 older children that stop in for dinner and/or lunch weekly.

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      Well, that would be your own fault, since you are supposed to bring your own reusable bags, and also because everyone bags their own groceries at Aldi. Because of these facts, I’m a little confused by your comment. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment anyways…

    • Sally says:

      I take a gallon milk jug, cut a round hole in the side, stuff it with plastic shopping bags (funny thing is no matter how you stuff them in they always come out easily & you can get tons of them in there too), and keep that jug of plastic bags in my trunk so when we go to Aldis we always have our recycled bags. My husband likes to use their boxes. I can remember a number of years ago too when I introduced my husband to Aldis. I told him to just bear with me, but the joke was on me – I unleashed a monster – Aldis is his favorite place.

  18. Lindsey says:

    I never understood the big deal about name brands. I just don’t see much of a difference ever between generic and name brand items.

  19. SuzieQ says:

    I really like their wine too! The Landshut Reisling is delicious. It’s better than some of the more expensive brands I’ve tried!

  20. Mingo says:

    Who care if it less then you think its the same shit when you shit and dont be one of those haters cuz you want to to eat good there lots of people who are on fixed income so if want to eat your pay ck go ahead ok i would not go there but i notice something are,worth saveing on and if all you had was cardboard you put hot sauce on it so to all Aldi hater go head spend your money

  21. Paul Rustad says:

    Aldis has been around my town for over 10 years and recently one has opened closer to me where it has become feasible to go there. I am fortunate that that Aldi’s around here take credit cards, and before that I was tough to go there because I rarely carry cash. Overall I am impressed with the store. A lot of the dry goods are just as good as a name brand, except the stuffing; that just taste bizarre. The canned good are reasonable and good value. Breads are excellent and definitely value driven. The produce is sketchy at times. You really need to go through the pile to see what is still fresh and tasty. A lot of bruising. I tend to stay away from that and go elsewhere for veggies. The basics, butter, eggs, cheese and milk are good enough for me. Cream is really cheap. The meats are usually added with a salt solution up to 30%, this goes for pork, chicken and other cuts. All the beef is prepackaged and hard to see the marbling so I will go to my butcher for that need. But, in the long run, you do save money from the normal big box grocery store. On average, when I buy the basics that I need, I save close to 65% in real dollars. I am happy with that.

  22. Bill says:

    the Aldi’s here is small but they have most of what you need. at least 90% they employees are friendly. starting wage is 11.50 per hour, compared to other stores where it’s 8.50 to 9.00 an hour.

  23. Mary Mann says:

    Shopped at Aldi’s in Watertown, NY. Moved to Washington. No Aldi’s here! Sad. Wish they would expand to WA!Good store. Quality at great prices.

    • Jackie Lavelle says:

      I was able to shop at Aldi’s in Atlanta thanks to my cousin taking me when visiting for a weekend. I enjoyed the store and what it had to offer. Even the .25 cent deposit on the shopping cart, which if you put the cart up you get the .25 back. Less damage to the carts means lower $ on the store products. After 17 years we finally get a Aldi’s in Tulsa.Ok, I don’t mind driving 45 min to shop there, now I can do other things in Tulsa and shop at Aldi’s on my way back home. Sure does beat giving my pay check to Walmart and get just as good of products. Never found anything bad at Aldi’s. Thanks for building in Tulsa, Ok…

  24. Alice Smith says:

    Love shopping at Aldi’s. I not only am satisfied with all the products we purchase but the parking spaces are wide enough to get in and out without a problem. Like depositing a quarter to get your shopping cart which you get back when you return the cart after shopping. No worry if someone is going to leave their cart out in the parking lot. Also, the cashiers put your purchases in the cart, we push them to our car where we have our trunk filled with empty boxes that we fill with our purchases. And did I say I love the money we have saved since Aldi’s came our town.?

  25. dr2mom says:

    I am afraid I have to be contrary. I am not impressed with Aldi’s at all. I have had experience with shopping at 2 different Aldi’s and have come home with a total of one item (1 container of Fage yogurt). I generally buy most, if not all, organic vegetables and fruit…neither of the stores I visited had any organics. I buy little processed or packaged food, and the few things I do buy, my husband and I are picky about. The things I picked up to read the labels at Aldi’s did not impress me. I get ShopRite organic steel cut oats very cheaply as it is and I saw nothing comparable at Aldi’s. The limited quantities of brand names, if one wants them, is not impressive at all. I’m not up for experimenting with trying crackers off brand that may be subpar and eventually thrown out.
    I guess if I bought more packaged things I might find it worthwhile. I find my best savings at Costco. So, what I can’t get at Costco, I get at the local supermarket. Also, the Aldi’s I have been too, had 1 cashier, and not a particularly happy one. Just not impressed with anything at Aldi’s.

    • Lindsey says:

      This HAS to be a location thing because my aldi’s has TONS of organic foods including beef, chicken, fish, eggs and tons of fruits(strawberries, bananas, apples, blueberries, pineapple, avocadoes and tomatoes of what I can remember) and veggies(spinach, kale, carrots, peppers, celery, potatoes, green beans, asparagus from what I remember) not to mention organic milk, organic almond milk and TONS of organic snacks. Aldi’s doesn’t carry much brand name items but all of their prepackaged foods come from makers that also make brand name items.

  26. joyce little says:

    I will stop if they do not put their can goods back to original size of 16 ounces and stop raising the prices on them…and while they are at it take out the half can of water and put the veggies back into the can…we ARE NOT STUPID, WE KNOW THAT HALF THE CAN WEIGHT IS WATER AND THE CAN IS SMALLER……WE ARE VERY INTELLIGENT!

  27. Tiffany Fawn says:

    They have a wide variety of cheeses. The frozen salmon is very good. They’re individually vacuumed sealed, which makes it quick and easy to thaw. A little lemon pepper, a ⅛-¼tsp of butter and a just a ½ second pour of evoo, broil for about 7 minutes and u have wonderfully cooked salmon. I always line a pan with foil and spray nonstick cooking spray to make cleanup simple too.

  28. Holly Dean says:

    Reason #6: You shouldn’t shop at Aldi if you are an extreme couponer because they don’t take them! That’s my only reason. I spend much less with coupons then I would spend at Aldi’s without. Can’t beat free!

  29. anne says:

    I’m thrilled that Aldi is adding more organic items, but the one near me is not as quick about it as the next nearest store, which is in a more affluent area, near Trade Joe’s. That’s kinda ticking me off, because I only buy organic foods and spices.
    Regular spices are usually old, inferior, and heavily sprayed with chemicals while being grown. Yes, that keeps prices lower, regardless of where you buy them, but it’s not what I wanting my body. I use spices and culinary herbs by the tin and will only buy organic ones.
    My other concern, is the relatively recent revelation that over 89% of crops harvested with a combine, have been sprayed with glyphosate to dry them out. This only became common knowledge in the past year or two, but it’s bee going on for years, so non-GMO, means absolutely nothing, when it comes to grains, lentils, beans, peas, etc.
    Only USDA, certified organic foods assure that this sort of sneaky practice is not part of the growing process. I felt very betrayed when I learned of this farming technique. Up to that point, I felt relatively safe, buying oats, bread, pasta, frozen peas, canned and dried beans and the like. Now, I just spend the extra money on organics and hope the FDA or the USDA, puts a stop to it.
    So, Aldi won’t get much of my business, until my local store starts stocking more organics. Even stores in less affluent areas are close enough to people that will spend the extra few cents for organic food. Not just the ones near Trader Joe’s. I won’t go out of my way to shop there four four or five products. Not happening!
    If you’re listening, Aldi, Carpentersville, IL wants the same amount and variety that you sell in Algonquin.
    mor

  30. alice bannister says:

    i cannot shop at aldis because i use a walker and they do not have electric carts or wheelchairs .i would like to shop there but they do not care for the handicapped

  31. Pete Duchette says:

    There are some items that I don’t want from anywhere but Aldi’s. Coffee, wheat bread and corn flakes. I think they all taste much better than the name brands of the same items and are a lot cheaper.

  32. Ann Kohler says:

    my son who is in his 40’s didnt know much about Aldis, so he stopped by there to buy some food. First of all he wanted to know why all the baskets were locked up….He really didnt know….he saw a lady taking hers back so he sorta took it from her and she looked at him like where is my quarter? He knew nothing about a quarter….so he went inside and said absolutely nothing was a brand name he had heard of so he went down every isle saying no no no no.
    He said he would never go back but i thought that was so funny, and after i explained it to him he laughed too.

  33. Sally says:

    Ive shopped at Aldi lot of the canned veggies are better than expensive brands. Ham on other hand are the best ive eaten not as salty as other brands plus cheaper. Evaporated milk are just as good as other brands.

    • Mary says:

      I like the ham at Aldi’s too. The spiral cut pieces for large family gatherings at the holidays are always tasty. When we need a little ham “fix” the steaks are delicious when grilled. Overall we like the products, and have had good success with purchases. Produce is very good. Like anything, you need to evaluate what is there to select. Canned goods are good quality, and buying a flat of something is good to stock up or donate to food drives. The baked beans are perfectly tangy, and not overly sweet. I admit to a slight addiction to the marinated artichokes. The seasonal foods are particularly interesting. I defy anyone to not like the heart chocolates sold at Valentine’s Day. 😉 The chocolate covered soft gingerbread hearts available during the Christmas season are spectacular. The variety promotes trying new things at a price point that is budget friendly.

  34. Janice Orzol says:

    I’ve been shopping at Aldi’s since their doors opened in Harford Co. I can personally tell you that I’ve tried most of their products and they are better than the name brands! I still have to visit other stores for certain items…no big deal! The people that work for the company are very nice and their service is great! I highly recommend those that are hell-bent on only name brand products to give it a try…it’s well worth it!

  35. Barbara Raney says:

    This article should be “why you should shop at Aldis” ! Without reading the story people will think Aldis is not good & not bother to read on to find out they really are a great place to shop. Aldis is my favorite place to shop. I love their prices & their produce is better than the big stores.

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Barbara. It was a risk I took with the title. However, it’s coming up on 3 million views, so thankfully many people have taken the time to click and read anyways. Glad you love Aldi too!

  36. Heather Decosse says:

    I don’t get to shop there very often but I love it! We found a gluten free bread there that my husband really likes & it’s better then any other we have found so far.he doesn’t even have to toast it to be edible!

    • Nancy says:

      I like the bread too, but I found Glutino’s bread at Whole Foods is real good too. But I love, love, the LiveGfree Brownies and Cookies at Aldi!!! Most of the time my kids finish before I get any! They are that good!!

    • Diane hilmy says:

      I shop at aldi all the time. People did you know the store originated in Germany by 2 brother .The prices are great.They also have name brands. for whoever don’t shop aldi, you are missing out on great food and prices

  37. Bootsie says:

    I shop Aldi’s for a few select items. But I also watch what I buy there because I have found that some of there items cost more than if I buy name brand or Kroger brand…example Aldi’s 70 ct paper plates 2.89 Kroger plates 100 ct 1.79. Yes, I compare prices between 4 stores and Aldi’s usually only have a few items the cost less usually veggies and fruit. milk and eggs, spices that about the extend of savings from there the other stores usually beat them out on prices.

    • KCatty says:

      I don’t know much about the benefits packages, but I will say that salary ranges for their entry level positions are extremely competitive.

      Love me some Aldi!

    • anne says:

      They pay very well, but purposely short staff, so if someone calls in sick, someone already there, has to take their hours. The Manager is already practically living there, so they are not available to take up the slack.
      My sister-in-laws worked at a couple of their stores as a manager, and also at their Batavia IL warehouse facility and the hours at them both, almost killed her. Of course, this was quite awhile ago, but she’s no slacker.
      She worked as a teacher’s aid full time, at a grocery store, part time and had a catering business in her spare time, while raising two teenaged kids and a husband that still hasn’t grown up. She kept that place into her 50’s, until she got cancer a couple years ago. She had to drop the grocery store job.
      So, Aldi is a great place to work, if you like making money, need benefits and are a workaholic.

  38. Tim Diesburg says:

    We have shopped at Aldi Foods for many years. Yes they have changed a great deal through the years. This company has given to customer’s what we asked for. Better quality food at a reasonable price. They have geared their sales to healthier foods without all the unhealthy preservatives. I tip my hat to a company that cares more about the customer than the profit margin!
    Thank goodness we still have CEO’S in the US that care about people and excellent customer serve!

  39. Peggy says:

    I love Aldi! Not sure how we would have survived without it when my kids were younger and my husband out of work. I was a “Jif” Peanut Butter mom and needed to try a cheaper brand. I bought Aldi Peanut Butter and did a blind taste test. My most avid PB fan picked the Aldi brand as Jif. That was the last time I bought the more expensive brands and we became an exclusively Aldi PB family!!

  40. Kenn Mochel says:

    Since moving to Arkansas from Wisconsin three years ago , my nearest Aldi is now 50 miles away. So I always stock up when I get a chance to go there. One of my favorites is their jambalya mix , cheaper then Zatarain,s and way more flavorful

  41. Vicki says:

    I love the salad dressings. 3 cheese, garlic are my fav. Be dies food I have purchased patio cushions, bath tower etc all at a great price. Great savings and our store is clean

  42. Stuart Kroop says:

    when I sill lived in Chicago(more the 15 years ago) we tried Aldi’s a couple of time,it was so bad we dint go back till we moved to Orlando; we now shop there often and find most of theirs stuff to be as good as if not better then the brand names. there guarantee is unbelievable.one time when they had ham on sale I picked up the wrong cut, I wanted the better (more expensive) cut.
    not only did the give me the cut I wanted but gave me money back. I kept telling the store manger that it was my mistake, I would have gladly payed the extra money for what I wanted,

  43. Susie Carberry says:

    I just have one question…..what % of the items in Aldi’s store are raised and manufactured here in the United States of America? Thank You!

  44. Aimee Love says:

    I love ALDI thats the only place where I can go and buy Chocolate made from Germany. I found
    Glühwein a German-style mulled wine. And those ALDI cashiers don’t know how lucky they are
    i’ve always seen check-out cashiers sitting down in swivel chairs and not standing.

    • Former ALDI Employee says:

      The cashiers sit down because they spent all morning unloading the entire truck with only 1 or 2 other people, or they have the clean, restock, and box the entire store at night with only 1 other person. And because they are expected to work at crazy speeds and keep the line under control by theirselves or with 1 or if they’re lucky 2 other people.
      Just some insight as to why these cashiers make $11.50 an hour…. That being said, the cashier gig isn’t half bad if you don’t mind physical work. Management positions on the other hand…. Let’s just say the company treats employees differently than those wage posters make it seem.

  45. Savvy Shopper says:

    I really like Aldis…I purchase a majority of our groceries from there…I don’t really care for “some” of the fresh fruits but all in all a really great store! Can’t tell the difference between Aldi brands and major brands on 99% of the products! Great store.

  46. Savvy Shopper says:

    I really like Aldis…I purchase a majority of our groceries from there…I don’t really care for “some” of the fresh fruits but all in all a really great store! Can’t tell the difference between Aldi brands and major brands on 99% of the products! Great store.

  47. ALEXANDRA says:

    I’ve been with the company going on 5 years, and I appreciate reading all of the positive comments on this article. Yes, we do make lots of sacrifices to work for this company.. But we do it so you don’t waste your money elsewhere. I find my job very exciting, until I get in touch with a nasty customer from time to time. Otherwise, this growing company is everything to me. Blessed to work here, would love to see everyone join the Aldi movement instead of raining on it’s parade. Thank you all!!

  48. Regina says:

    One thing I do wonder about, though. I have bought Aldi sugar and name brand sugar, and when I make Kool-aid w the Aldi sugar, I notice that it leaves this weird granular/crystal-like residue stuck to the side of the pitcher. It’s not sugar crystals–I tasted them and they weren’t sweet, nor would they dissolve in hot water. It happens whenever I use Aldi sugar, but never with any other brand…it makes me wonder if there might be some kind of filler or chaff or something…

    Doesn’t make me love Aldi any less, though, and those vanilla sugar wafer cookies are just addictive.

  49. Regina says:

    One thing I do wonder about, though. I have bought Aldi sugar and name brand sugar, and when I make Kool-aid w the Aldi sugar, I notice that it leaves this weird granular/crystal-like residue stuck to the side of the pitcher. It’s not sugar crystals–I tasted them and they weren’t sweet, nor would they dissolve in hot water. It happens whenever I use Aldi sugar, but never with any other brand…it makes me wonder if there might be some kind of filler or chaff or something…

    Doesn’t make me love Aldi any less, though, and those vanilla sugar wafer cookies are just addictive.

  50. Craig Storteboom says:

    I used to deliver milk to Aldi’s stores. I’ve been in more than 20 of them. Most of the employees said the same things… Most everything in the stores is good quality, except the condiments and salad dressings…

  51. Craig Storteboom says:

    I used to deliver milk to Aldi’s stores. I’ve been in more than 20 of them. Most of the employees said the same things… Most everything in the stores is good quality, except the condiments and salad dressings…

  52. Karen Rodriguez says:

    I can’t stand when people get slammed for expressing thoughts, likes and dislikes just because they have different likes and opinions. People are not dumb just because they might not understand something. Personally I believe that if you can’t say something nice at least don’t slam some one for having different ideas or even questions because they got confused.

  53. Karen Rodriguez says:

    I can’t stand when people get slammed for expressing thoughts, likes and dislikes just because they have different likes and opinions. People are not dumb just because they might not understand something. Personally I believe that if you can’t say something nice at least don’t slam some one for having different ideas or even questions because they got confused.

  54. Karen Rodriguez says:

    I can’t stand when people get slammed for expressing thoughts, likes and dislikes just because they have different likes and opinions. People are not dumb just because they might not understand something. Personally I believe that if you can’t say something nice at least don’t slam some one for having different ideas or even questions because they got confused.

  55. gram says:

    I LOVE our Aldi store ! And all the people that work there too ! It’s clean..I love the prices. I just love everything about it !

  56. gram says:

    I LOVE our Aldi store ! And all the people that work there too ! It’s clean..I love the prices. I just love everything about it !

  57. gram says:

    I LOVE our Aldi store ! And all the people that work there too ! It’s clean..I love the prices. I just love everything about it !

  58. R.M. Tavolaro says:

    Thanks for the article. I can vouch for the cleanliness and saving money. Having been to Austria, cleanliness is essential for Germany also. Grateful for an alternative to the high prices in traditional stores. On a limited income, it’s better than Walmart which I find has inferior quality in produce and higher prices.

  59. R.M. Tavolaro says:

    Thanks for the article. I can vouch for the cleanliness and saving money. Having been to Austria, cleanliness is essential for Germany also. Grateful for an alternative to the high prices in traditional stores. On a limited income, it’s better than Walmart which I find has inferior quality in produce and higher prices.

  60. R.M. Tavolaro says:

    Thanks for the article. I can vouch for the cleanliness and saving money. Having been to Austria, cleanliness is essential for Germany also. Grateful for an alternative to the high prices in traditional stores. On a limited income, it’s better than Walmart which I find has inferior quality in produce and higher prices.

  61. Mary Baughman says:

    you cannot beat the aldi stores i love them the things i buy there are always fresh !! and the produce is outstanding !! why go to other stores like wal=-mart and pay their high prices for the same items aldi,s have. their prices are also cheap , our aldi,s is always a very busy store from the time it opens till the time it closes this has to tell you something …….

  62. Mary Baughman says:

    you cannot beat the aldi stores i love them the things i buy there are always fresh !! and the produce is outstanding !! why go to other stores like wal=-mart and pay their high prices for the same items aldi,s have. their prices are also cheap , our aldi,s is always a very busy store from the time it opens till the time it closes this has to tell you something …….

  63. Mary Baughman says:

    you cannot beat the aldi stores i love them the things i buy there are always fresh !! and the produce is outstanding !! why go to other stores like wal=-mart and pay their high prices for the same items aldi,s have. their prices are also cheap , our aldi,s is always a very busy store from the time it opens till the time it closes this has to tell you something …….

  64. Lillian says:

    I’ll just join in with the other 476 commenters and say that I love Aldi. I’ve lived in the Chicago area for 3 years and this is the first time I’ve ever lived near one. I eat clean and Aldi helps me do that within budget. Besides loss leaders that other grocery stores use to get you in the door, Aldi is the cheapest all around.

  65. Lillian says:

    I’ll just join in with the other 476 commenters and say that I love Aldi. I’ve lived in the Chicago area for 3 years and this is the first time I’ve ever lived near one. I eat clean and Aldi helps me do that within budget. Besides loss leaders that other grocery stores use to get you in the door, Aldi is the cheapest all around.

  66. Lillian says:

    I’ll just join in with the other 476 commenters and say that I love Aldi. I’ve lived in the Chicago area for 3 years and this is the first time I’ve ever lived near one. I eat clean and Aldi helps me do that within budget. Besides loss leaders that other grocery stores use to get you in the door, Aldi is the cheapest all around.

  67. Niky says:

    I usually shop at Aldi first and then make a second trip to another store for the rest of my list. Usually the larger store is only for things I can’t find at Aldi, or for specific items that I don’t like there. Not ALL of the Aldi brand items are great (for example, we just can’t do the cheese penguin crackers over actual Cheese-Its, but thats our opinion) but most of their items are the same or better. Also, they have been adding a lot of name brand options lately. I prefer the Aldi brands sometimes over name. If you can find it, try their garlic-herb spread butter!! Its amazing and you will never want anything else again.

    People, not all of the locations are the same. We have a few in my area and there are different items at each. All of the Aldi stores by me are clean and friendly staff. If you have a problem with your location contact corporate (HQ is in my area). I usually dont have any complaints about the produce (except one store by me has a very limited selection) or veggies or fruit.

    I shop at Aldi because I like their brands (SpeciallySelect in one of my favorites!), but the amount of money I save and the increased amount of groceries I can get for a family of 4 is a huge plus!

    Don’t shop at Aldi if you have compulsive impulse shopping habbits! I don’t, except when I shop at Aldi. I’ve found that I can never just buy what’s on my list, I always end up buying many unexpected items and without going over budget.

  68. Niky says:

    I usually shop at Aldi first and then make a second trip to another store for the rest of my list. Usually the larger store is only for things I can’t find at Aldi, or for specific items that I don’t like there. Not ALL of the Aldi brand items are great (for example, we just can’t do the cheese penguin crackers over actual Cheese-Its, but thats our opinion) but most of their items are the same or better. Also, they have been adding a lot of name brand options lately. I prefer the Aldi brands sometimes over name. If you can find it, try their garlic-herb spread butter!! Its amazing and you will never want anything else again.

    People, not all of the locations are the same. We have a few in my area and there are different items at each. All of the Aldi stores by me are clean and friendly staff. If you have a problem with your location contact corporate (HQ is in my area). I usually dont have any complaints about the produce (except one store by me has a very limited selection) or veggies or fruit.

    I shop at Aldi because I like their brands (SpeciallySelect in one of my favorites!), but the amount of money I save and the increased amount of groceries I can get for a family of 4 is a huge plus!

    Don’t shop at Aldi if you have compulsive impulse shopping habbits! I don’t, except when I shop at Aldi. I’ve found that I can never just buy what’s on my list, I always end up buying many unexpected items and without going over budget.

  69. Niky says:

    I usually shop at Aldi first and then make a second trip to another store for the rest of my list. Usually the larger store is only for things I can’t find at Aldi, or for specific items that I don’t like there. Not ALL of the Aldi brand items are great (for example, we just can’t do the cheese penguin crackers over actual Cheese-Its, but thats our opinion) but most of their items are the same or better. Also, they have been adding a lot of name brand options lately. I prefer the Aldi brands sometimes over name. If you can find it, try their garlic-herb spread butter!! Its amazing and you will never want anything else again.

    People, not all of the locations are the same. We have a few in my area and there are different items at each. All of the Aldi stores by me are clean and friendly staff. If you have a problem with your location contact corporate (HQ is in my area). I usually dont have any complaints about the produce (except one store by me has a very limited selection) or veggies or fruit.

    I shop at Aldi because I like their brands (SpeciallySelect in one of my favorites!), but the amount of money I save and the increased amount of groceries I can get for a family of 4 is a huge plus!

    Don’t shop at Aldi if you have compulsive impulse shopping habbits! I don’t, except when I shop at Aldi. I’ve found that I can never just buy what’s on my list, I always end up buying many unexpected items and without going over budget.

  70. greg says:

    I’ll stick with the “Mom n Pop” type shops.may be more expensive but your supporting your own neighborhood and their families as well as yours.And if your short a buck or two they’d be nore likely to tell you just bring it in tomorrow or next time in. Aldi bought out a decent chain and shut them down when they bought out Bottom Dollar. enjoy Aldis, ya wont see me and / or mine there

  71. greg says:

    I’ll stick with the “Mom n Pop” type shops.may be more expensive but your supporting your own neighborhood and their families as well as yours.And if your short a buck or two they’d be nore likely to tell you just bring it in tomorrow or next time in. Aldi bought out a decent chain and shut them down when they bought out Bottom Dollar. enjoy Aldis, ya wont see me and / or mine there

  72. greg says:

    I’ll stick with the “Mom n Pop” type shops.may be more expensive but your supporting your own neighborhood and their families as well as yours.And if your short a buck or two they’d be nore likely to tell you just bring it in tomorrow or next time in. Aldi bought out a decent chain and shut them down when they bought out Bottom Dollar. enjoy Aldis, ya wont see me and / or mine there

  73. Coolee says:

    I lived in Belgium for most of my life. They had Aldi stores for at least more than 20 years. The basic standard products always have been tested favorite to other brands. They have great specials you can not find anywhere else here . When i buy the european selection. I know i will not end up with cancers due to food additives . They sell the best coffee sometimes artisanal local brands from over the world. Buy 90 percent of all groceries there and save about half on the regular stores. .At this moment they are spicing up the fruit and vegetable areas and that was needed. Love to find a good avocado there. Until now that was horrible. Love Aldi btw try their ice creams.

  74. Coolee says:

    I lived in Belgium for most of my life. They had Aldi stores for at least more than 20 years. The basic standard products always have been tested favorite to other brands. They have great specials you can not find anywhere else here . When i buy the european selection. I know i will not end up with cancers due to food additives . They sell the best coffee sometimes artisanal local brands from over the world. Buy 90 percent of all groceries there and save about half on the regular stores. .At this moment they are spicing up the fruit and vegetable areas and that was needed. Love to find a good avocado there. Until now that was horrible. Love Aldi btw try their ice creams.

  75. Coolee says:

    I lived in Belgium for most of my life. They had Aldi stores for at least more than 20 years. The basic standard products always have been tested favorite to other brands. They have great specials you can not find anywhere else here . When i buy the european selection. I know i will not end up with cancers due to food additives . They sell the best coffee sometimes artisanal local brands from over the world. Buy 90 percent of all groceries there and save about half on the regular stores. .At this moment they are spicing up the fruit and vegetable areas and that was needed. Love to find a good avocado there. Until now that was horrible. Love Aldi btw try their ice creams.

  76. Betty Jones says:

    I shop at Aldi to get vegetables and fruit, milk and some other things. I do have to shop at another store for all my other items. I save a lot of money. My store is clean.

  77. Betty Jones says:

    I shop at Aldi to get vegetables and fruit, milk and some other things. I do have to shop at another store for all my other items. I save a lot of money. My store is clean.

  78. Betty Jones says:

    I shop at Aldi to get vegetables and fruit, milk and some other things. I do have to shop at another store for all my other items. I save a lot of money. My store is clean.

  79. Linda Naughton says:

    We’ve been shopping at Aldi for 15 years and as with any of the local grocery stores not everything is perfect either. We have never had any kind of a problem. Putting a quarter in the shopping cart is no problem…you can get it back WHEN you put the cart back or pass it on to the next customer. Having your own bags with you is no big issue. The employees are friendly and are very helpful. As far as salaries go, at our major grocery store they pay a friend, who has been there for two years, she makes $9.50 an hour and she works different hours because they are open 24/7. Aldi starting pay is $12.50 and they close at 8:00 p.m.

  80. Linda Naughton says:

    We’ve been shopping at Aldi for 15 years and as with any of the local grocery stores not everything is perfect either. We have never had any kind of a problem. Putting a quarter in the shopping cart is no problem…you can get it back WHEN you put the cart back or pass it on to the next customer. Having your own bags with you is no big issue. The employees are friendly and are very helpful. As far as salaries go, at our major grocery store they pay a friend, who has been there for two years, she makes $9.50 an hour and she works different hours because they are open 24/7. Aldi starting pay is $12.50 and they close at 8:00 p.m.

  81. Linda Naughton says:

    We’ve been shopping at Aldi for 15 years and as with any of the local grocery stores not everything is perfect either. We have never had any kind of a problem. Putting a quarter in the shopping cart is no problem…you can get it back WHEN you put the cart back or pass it on to the next customer. Having your own bags with you is no big issue. The employees are friendly and are very helpful. As far as salaries go, at our major grocery store they pay a friend, who has been there for two years, she makes $9.50 an hour and she works different hours because they are open 24/7. Aldi starting pay is $12.50 and they close at 8:00 p.m.

  82. Sandie says:

    If you love Hellman’s mayonnaise then buy Aldi’s brand. It tastes just like Hellman’s. I remember when I would only buy Hellman’s. Now I only buy Aldi’s. You cant beat the produce. Always fresh and always cheaper. a great buy for sure.

  83. Sandie says:

    If you love Hellman’s mayonnaise then buy Aldi’s brand. It tastes just like Hellman’s. I remember when I would only buy Hellman’s. Now I only buy Aldi’s. You cant beat the produce. Always fresh and always cheaper. a great buy for sure.

  84. Sandie says:

    If you love Hellman’s mayonnaise then buy Aldi’s brand. It tastes just like Hellman’s. I remember when I would only buy Hellman’s. Now I only buy Aldi’s. You cant beat the produce. Always fresh and always cheaper. a great buy for sure.

  85. ROGER says:

    I love Aldis, been shopping there for years. Yes I have definitely noticed some changes in the last year or so. One of the main things I go for is cheese. At first it appears that the cheese is basicly the same price as the “main” stores. BUT, if you look at the contents the package is twice the size as the package in a “main” store. Packages in the”main” store contain 2 cups, or 8 ounces. Aldis package is 4 cups or 16 ounces, a full pound. This is the case with many items at Aldis.
    PS. Just a comment to Chris, stfu….lol

  86. ROGER says:

    I love Aldis, been shopping there for years. Yes I have definitely noticed some changes in the last year or so. One of the main things I go for is cheese. At first it appears that the cheese is basicly the same price as the “main” stores. BUT, if you look at the contents the package is twice the size as the package in a “main” store. Packages in the”main” store contain 2 cups, or 8 ounces. Aldis package is 4 cups or 16 ounces, a full pound. This is the case with many items at Aldis.
    PS. Just a comment to Chris, stfu….lol

  87. ROGER says:

    I love Aldis, been shopping there for years. Yes I have definitely noticed some changes in the last year or so. One of the main things I go for is cheese. At first it appears that the cheese is basicly the same price as the “main” stores. BUT, if you look at the contents the package is twice the size as the package in a “main” store. Packages in the”main” store contain 2 cups, or 8 ounces. Aldis package is 4 cups or 16 ounces, a full pound. This is the case with many items at Aldis.
    PS. Just a comment to Chris, stfu….lol

  88. Dave Brook says:

    I bought a bag of fresh grapes there yesterday for 1.98 (special) the same at Harris Teeter was $8….. English muffins .99, Harris Teeter 4.29.
    I got the grapes, bottle of hot sauce, 2 kinds of cheese, a package of small cucumbers, all for the price of the grapes at HT

  89. Dave Brook says:

    I bought a bag of fresh grapes there yesterday for 1.98 (special) the same at Harris Teeter was $8….. English muffins .99, Harris Teeter 4.29.
    I got the grapes, bottle of hot sauce, 2 kinds of cheese, a package of small cucumbers, all for the price of the grapes at HT

  90. Dave Brook says:

    I bought a bag of fresh grapes there yesterday for 1.98 (special) the same at Harris Teeter was $8….. English muffins .99, Harris Teeter 4.29.
    I got the grapes, bottle of hot sauce, 2 kinds of cheese, a package of small cucumbers, all for the price of the grapes at HT

  91. Johnson says:

    I won’t shop at Aldi because I found mouse droppings in a package of frozen fish filets. Aldi didn’t even have the courtesy to respond to such a flagrant health and sanitation problem!!!

  92. Johnson says:

    I won’t shop at Aldi because I found mouse droppings in a package of frozen fish filets. Aldi didn’t even have the courtesy to respond to such a flagrant health and sanitation problem!!!

  93. Thomas Mancuso says:

    so… many… negatives… within a single statement….lol. I know the title is to draw people in because people like negative rants over positive adoration, but man… some of it was confusing to start. I had re-read a few, haha.

  94. Thomas Mancuso says:

    so… many… negatives… within a single statement….lol. I know the title is to draw people in because people like negative rants over positive adoration, but man… some of it was confusing to start. I had re-read a few, haha.

  95. Chris says:

    Some of these comments are from bitter poor excuse idiots. No one asking you to shop here. Go find your Walmart or whatever store it is and stfu.

  96. Chris says:

    Some of these comments are from bitter poor excuse idiots. No one asking you to shop here. Go find your Walmart or whatever store it is and stfu.

  97. Chris says:

    Some of these comments are from bitter poor excuse idiots. No one asking you to shop here. Go find your Walmart or whatever store it is and stfu.

  98. Jenny Parr says:

    Tammy, they pay their employees much higher than the other stores and why would they stay as “long-term” if they didn’t want to be there? They are always friendly and helpful. I shop frequently and see many different people working there.

  99. Jenny Parr says:

    Tammy, they pay their employees much higher than the other stores and why would they stay as “long-term” if they didn’t want to be there? They are always friendly and helpful. I shop frequently and see many different people working there.

  100. Tammy Esposito says:

    They may care about their bottom dollar BUT,first hand They DON’t CARE(even though they say they do) about THEIR LONG TERM EMPLOYEES THAT SACRIFICES THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR BODIES FROM THEIR CRAZY SCHEDULES AND HOURS THEY PERFORM for ADLI’s….Just saying

  101. Tammy Esposito says:

    They may care about their bottom dollar BUT,first hand They DON’t CARE(even though they say they do) about THEIR LONG TERM EMPLOYEES THAT SACRIFICES THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR BODIES FROM THEIR CRAZY SCHEDULES AND HOURS THEY PERFORM for ADLI’s….Just saying

  102. Sherri Skupa says:

    Aldi is a main store in Germany. The Germans are very picky and careful with their food. They don’t look at Aldi as second class but as great food at great prices. No horsemeat. .

  103. Sherri Skupa says:

    Aldi is a main store in Germany. The Germans are very picky and careful with their food. They don’t look at Aldi as second class but as great food at great prices. No horsemeat. .

  104. dave says:

    Certain things you can get there. They have some name brand items that you would get at any grocery store. If you think they don’t then obviously u never look outside your little box. Of course just like any other grocery store they have generic brands but so do they. Also if you dont know alot of these companies generic brands are made by there competitors just rebranded. So don’t let ignorance fool you.

  105. dave says:

    Certain things you can get there. They have some name brand items that you would get at any grocery store. If you think they don’t then obviously u never look outside your little box. Of course just like any other grocery store they have generic brands but so do they. Also if you dont know alot of these companies generic brands are made by there competitors just rebranded. So don’t let ignorance fool you.

  106. need to know basis says:

    I’ve been to Aldi’s, once. That’s all it took for me to swear I would never go back. The store is gross! Dirty, Smelly and OMG ALL the flies on the rotting fruit!!! Just plain old NASTY! I guess it’s okay for the people that can’t afford to go to an established grocery store!

    • Sandra says:

      I”ve been shopping at Aldi for over ten years. In my area are several locations. Look around where you live, check out some of the other locations. The four I mainly go to are clean and the staff, friendly…but one outshines the rest, which is why it is my preference. As with any multi-location business, not every store is going to meet the expected company standards. You visit is NOT what the company considers acceptable, I promise! Contact corporate and check out some other locations.

    • Coates says:

      We’ve shopped in at least 4 different stores around our area … all are very clean with no issues–and also have clean restrooms! Love their stores!!

    • Stacy says:

      We have several Aldi stores in my area and all are very clean and well stocked. I have never purchased any fruit or fresh veggies here that was “rotting” it was all fresh and I did not see any flies. FYI, dear, I can very much afford to shop any where I choose to purchase my food. However, I also choose to save as much as I can because it is stupid to throw away money just because it is there!! I have certain items from Aldi that I love and will continue to buy. Just as I go to other stores for items for the same reason. I have a meat market that I shop at and will not purchase from any where else. So please do not degrade anyone for shopping at the place they love just because you apparently live in a nasty neighborhood. Try relocating yourself and the places you shop might be more presentable!

    • Cheri says:

      Maybe that was a much older store! That had been something else before Aldis moved in! Maybe new management is needed! I’ve been to 4 different Aldis in the last 4-5 years and all of them have been clean and well cared for produce. If you’re ever near another one check them out! You’ll see a big difference!

  107. need to know basis says:

    I’ve been to Aldi’s, once. That’s all it took for me to swear I would never go back. The store is gross! Dirty, Smelly and OMG ALL the flies on the rotting fruit!!! Just plain old NASTY! I guess it’s okay for the people that can’t afford to go to an established grocery store!

    • Sandra says:

      I”ve been shopping at Aldi for over ten years. In my area are several locations. Look around where you live, check out some of the other locations. The four I mainly go to are clean and the staff, friendly…but one outshines the rest, which is why it is my preference. As with any multi-location business, not every store is going to meet the expected company standards. You visit is NOT what the company considers acceptable, I promise! Contact corporate and check out some other locations.

    • Stacy says:

      We have several Aldi stores in my area and all are very clean and well stocked. I have never purchased any fruit or fresh veggies here that was “rotting” it was all fresh and I did not see any flies. FYI, dear, I can very much afford to shop any where I choose to purchase my food. However, I also choose to save as much as I can because it is stupid to throw away money just because it is there!! I have certain items from Aldi that I love and will continue to buy. Just as I go to other stores for items for the same reason. I have a meat market that I shop at and will not purchase from any where else. So please do not degrade anyone for shopping at the place they love just because you apparently live in a nasty neighborhood. Try relocating yourself and the places you shop might be more presentable!

    • Cheri says:

      Maybe that was a much older store! That had been something else before Aldis moved in! Maybe new management is needed! I’ve been to 4 different Aldis in the last 4-5 years and all of them have been clean and well cared for produce. If you’re ever near another one check them out! You’ll see a big difference!

  108. Rhonda says:

    Another thing first time shoppers should be aware of, Aldi doesn’t accept credit cards, only DEBIT. This is another way they pass the savings on to the consumer.

  109. Rhonda says:

    Another thing first time shoppers should be aware of, Aldi doesn’t accept credit cards, only DEBIT. This is another way they pass the savings on to the consumer.

  110. Mike says:

    He is right! Also, if you are like me and skeptical about COFFEE, you gotta try their brand, BARISSIMO, is great! We get excited about new flavors. In our pantry now we have caramel creme, cinnamon spice, gingerbread, white chocolate chunk and hazelnut. We love them!

  111. Mike says:

    He is right! Also, if you are like me and skeptical about COFFEE, you gotta try their brand, BARISSIMO, is great! We get excited about new flavors. In our pantry now we have caramel creme, cinnamon spice, gingerbread, white chocolate chunk and hazelnut. We love them!

  112. Kim Westfall says:

    I would add one more; don’t shop at Aldi’s if you enjoy wonky, beat up shopping carts. Because of the .25 deposit the carts are not left out in the parking lot to be damaged. More importantly, they aren’t out there damaging your car!

  113. Kim Westfall says:

    I would add one more; don’t shop at Aldi’s if you enjoy wonky, beat up shopping carts. Because of the .25 deposit the carts are not left out in the parking lot to be damaged. More importantly, they aren’t out there damaging your car!

  114. Karena says:

    I have shopped at Aldi’s for several years now. they are my first stop, and then I go to the higher priced store to get the brands I love and cannot do without (Kraft mac n cheese, Hellmans mayo, Folgers coffee). I still save a ton of money over the course of a month, and the products I do buy there are excellent quality and taste for the price!

    • Matt M says:

      If you haven’t tried the Aldi mayonnaise or mac n cheese in a while, you should. Both are favorites for our family, as compared to Hellman’s & Kraft.

    • Teresa Conley says:

      My husband did a taste test a while ago on different brands of mac and cheese. The one we liked the best was either the Aldi brand or else the Dollar General brand. Neither one of us can remember which it was, as we don’t eat mac and cheese very often. I have several items I buy on a regular basis at Aldi’s. And the store I shop at is a brand new one, so it is nice and clean.

  115. Karena says:

    I have shopped at Aldi’s for several years now. they are my first stop, and then I go to the higher priced store to get the brands I love and cannot do without (Kraft mac n cheese, Hellmans mayo, Folgers coffee). I still save a ton of money over the course of a month, and the products I do buy there are excellent quality and taste for the price!

    • Matt M says:

      If you haven’t tried the Aldi mayonnaise or mac n cheese in a while, you should. Both are favorites for our family, as compared to Hellman’s & Kraft.

  116. Harry says:

    I enjoy going to Aldi’s I don’t have to worry about having some one running up my heels with one of them go carts that over size need to get around in . I think if they walked a little more soon they would have no need for ride

      • RblWoACoz says:

        Wtf? How do “oversized” people in carts have anything to do with this conversation? People like you are far more embarrassing than those you refer to. Do you have any idea how many medical issues can cause weight issues? Educate yourself. If the facts on this article are in fact accurate, you just may find many more “oversized” people shopping their to better their health. Good food is not cheap. I’m 130 and have medical issues myself that a better diet would likely help. Pull your head out of your ass. Seriously….

    • Dawn says:

      Harry, did you ever stop to think any of those people were disabled first, and THEN gained weight because of the inabilty to move as much, or because of whatever ailment is hurting them? Your ignorant comment implies the answer to my query would be “no.”

      • Scott says:

        Dawn I agree with you!!!Also Harry did u really need to comment on other people’s health issues or disabilities totally not necessary the article is about the quality of Aldi food and saving yourself money not your ignorant comments maybe you should have Shop -Rite deliver your food that way you don’t have to worry about your precious little puppies being run over by me and other people that are beneath you!!!

      • Pat says:

        Oh my goodness, really! Overweight people are not the only ones who use “those oversized carts” as they were called. I’m 64 and weigh 122 pounds and can’t walk in the stores due to my fibromyalgia and arthritis and neuralgia in my legs, so please think before you speak!! I’m sure you’re one of the people who see me parking in a handicapped parking space and when I get out and go to the store, I can hear you say” hmm why is she parking there she can walk!! “” in what I assume is your snarky voice!! Stop It Please not everyone who is handicapped is in a wheel chair!!!

    • Betsy Carolfi says:

      I can vouch for medical reasons causing overweight. Just land up taking high doses of prednisone(steroids) for a long period of time. I guarantee you wild gain 20 to 50 lb. Uncontrolled eating and just the steroid causes weight gain. Thank the lord if you can get onto much lower dose or off of it, weight will come off. I love Aldi’s. I personally believe a lot of their products are superior to brand names.

    • Krystle says:

      I am 30 and 250lbs at a 5 9 . I have arthritis in multiple joints in my body also having a spine that I have been told is that of an eighty year old. I also have sever depression because of comments like this. Where I believe people think I’m a second class citizen and it has led to me hurting my self worse because I think “maybe if I walk a little more I’ll loose some of the weight” this comment is obsered and hurtful.

      On a side note. This is the main reason why I don’t shop at aldi. I can’t walk all that long and my insurance hasn’t came through with a lift to get my “oversized lazy person chair” in and out of my car yet. And I prefer to be independent so I don’t ask some one to go shopping with me for the purpose of loading and unloading it.
      Btw. Thanks for the self esteem boost there dear

      I’m off my soap box now. I’m sorry but this comment struck me

  117. Harry says:

    I enjoy going to Aldi’s I don’t have to worry about having some one running up my heels with one of them go carts that over size need to get around in . I think if they walked a little more soon they would have no need for ride

      • RblWoACoz says:

        Wtf? How do “oversized” people in carts have anything to do with this conversation? People like you are far more embarrassing than those you refer to. Do you have any idea how many medical issues can cause weight issues? Educate yourself. If the facts on this article are in fact accurate, you just may find many more “oversized” people shopping their to better their health. Good food is not cheap. I’m 130 and have medical issues myself that a better diet would likely help. Pull your head out of your ass. Seriously….

    • Dawn says:

      Harry, did you ever stop to think any of those people were disabled first, and THEN gained weight because of the inabilty to move as much, or because of whatever ailment is hurting them? Your ignorant comment implies the answer to my query would be “no.”

      • Scott says:

        Dawn I agree with you!!!Also Harry did u really need to comment on other people’s health issues or disabilities totally not necessary the article is about the quality of Aldi food and saving yourself money not your ignorant comments maybe you should have Shop -Rite deliver your food that way you don’t have to worry about your precious little puppies being run over by me and other people that are beneath you!!!

      • Pat says:

        Oh my goodness, really! Overweight people are not the only ones who use “those oversized carts” as they were called. I’m 64 and weigh 122 pounds and can’t walk in the stores due to my fibromyalgia and arthritis and neuralgia in my legs, so please think before you speak!! I’m sure you’re one of the people who see me parking in a handicapped parking space and when I get out and go to the store, I can hear you say” hmm why is she parking there she can walk!! “” in what I assume is your snarky voice!! Stop It Please not everyone who is handicapped is in a wheel chair!!!

    • Betsy Carolfi says:

      I can vouch for medical reasons causing overweight. Just land up taking high doses of prednisone(steroids) for a long period of time. I guarantee you wild gain 20 to 50 lb. Uncontrolled eating and just the steroid causes weight gain. Thank the lord if you can get onto much lower dose or off of it, weight will come off. I love Aldi’s. I personally believe a lot of their products are superior to brand names.

    • Krystle says:

      I am 30 and 250lbs at a 5 9 . I have arthritis in multiple joints in my body also having a spine that I have been told is that of an eighty year old. I also have sever depression because of comments like this. Where I believe people think I’m a second class citizen and it has led to me hurting my self worse because I think “maybe if I walk a little more I’ll loose some of the weight” this comment is obsered and hurtful.

      On a side note. This is the main reason why I don’t shop at aldi. I can’t walk all that long and my insurance hasn’t came through with a lift to get my “oversized lazy person chair” in and out of my car yet. And I prefer to be independent so I don’t ask some one to go shopping with me for the purpose of loading and unloading it.
      Btw. Thanks for the self esteem boost there dear

      I’m off my soap box now. I’m sorry but this comment struck me

  118. Tina says:

    You needed to put how people have tested their meat and have found horse meat in it where it was suppsed to be beef after I seen that on the news I still shop at aldi but for milk eggs fruits and vegetables never for meat oh and I’ve cream is nasty so not buying that either but they are the cheaeat on fruits veggies milk and eggs and they all taste great

  119. Tina says:

    You needed to put how people have tested their meat and have found horse meat in it where it was suppsed to be beef after I seen that on the news I still shop at aldi but for milk eggs fruits and vegetables never for meat oh and I’ve cream is nasty so not buying that either but they are the cheaeat on fruits veggies milk and eggs and they all taste great

  120. justaquestion says:

    I haven’t shopped Aldi for years but I’m excited to try them again after hearing all of the wonderful improvements to their items. One issue I had in the past: It would appear that you were getting an amazing price on, say, granola bars, but then I noticed that the bars were much smaller and there were fewer in each box. Does it still seem that way to you folks?

    • chris says:

      no not that way, they are pretty much like the name brand bars in the regular store. like they have greek yogart bars cheaper and taste pretty much them same.

  121. justaquestion says:

    I haven’t shopped Aldi for years but I’m excited to try them again after hearing all of the wonderful improvements to their items. One issue I had in the past: It would appear that you were getting an amazing price on, say, granola bars, but then I noticed that the bars were much smaller and there were fewer in each box. Does it still seem that way to you folks?

    • chris says:

      no not that way, they are pretty much like the name brand bars in the regular store. like they have greek yogart bars cheaper and taste pretty much them same.

  122. Nicole says:

    This article is very confusing, especially #1. Why didn’t you just title the article 5 reasons you SHOULD shop at Aldi’s? Because that’s basically what you were doing. I’m slightly dyslexic and this article hurt my brain

  123. Nicole says:

    This article is very confusing, especially #1. Why didn’t you just title the article 5 reasons you SHOULD shop at Aldi’s? Because that’s basically what you were doing. I’m slightly dyslexic and this article hurt my brain

  124. Kerry Kapaun says:

    I have been told that there will be a new Aldi in the Plaza 3000 Shopping Center at 3000 White Bear Ave. N. in Maplewood, MN. 55109, for the people who were looking for a closer Aldi.

    • heather says:

      I am on a paleo diet and I first shop at aldis…you cannot beat there fruit and veggie prices! They also carry so organic items that even Walmart can not beat there prices… Bottom line is depending on your buying each week shopping around does pay off

    • KDM says:

      Worked on the produce market for years with distributors.

      Aldi’s is B-grade produce that is sold by middle men wholesalers. Often there is freeze-damage or past due spoilage. It may also be the result of lower field grades or produce that did not get stored correctly.

      You may think you are saving money but after you throw out the bad stuff you are either no better off, or worse, than if you shopped elsewhere for better quality.

      Boxed process stuff? Who cares. Should avoid that anyway.

      I’ve often wondered the same about their “fresh” meat.

      • Cathy says:

        I have never bought subpar produce at Aldis, it is the freshest and best in most of the area. I have thrown out produce from Wal-Mart, schnucks and deirbergs on the other hand!!

      • Anon Today says:

        I mystery shop Aldi stores on a regular basis, and while the produce was hit or miss a few years ago, it is top notch now and I very rarely every find anything with spots or bruising. Aldi veggies last at least a week in my fridge, often longer.

    • karen says:

      I love, love, love the Millville MultiGrain Crispy Oats Cereal. I will not buy the “name Brand” any more. Not only is the price great but it tastes better! Win-Win

  125. Kerry Kapaun says:

    I have been told that there will be a new Aldi in the Plaza 3000 Shopping Center at 3000 White Bear Ave. N. in Maplewood, MN. 55109, for the people who were looking for a closer Aldi.

    • heather says:

      I am on a paleo diet and I first shop at aldis…you cannot beat there fruit and veggie prices! They also carry so organic items that even Walmart can not beat there prices… Bottom line is depending on your buying each week shopping around does pay off

    • KDM says:

      Worked on the produce market for years with distributors.

      Aldi’s is B-grade produce that is sold by middle men wholesalers. Often there is freeze-damage or past due spoilage. It may also be the result of lower field grades or produce that did not get stored correctly.

      You may think you are saving money but after you throw out the bad stuff you are either no better off, or worse, than if you shopped elsewhere for better quality.

      Boxed process stuff? Who cares. Should avoid that anyway.

      I’ve often wondered the same about their “fresh” meat.

      • Cathy says:

        I have never bought subpar produce at Aldis, it is the freshest and best in most of the area. I have thrown out produce from Wal-Mart, schnucks and deirbergs on the other hand!!

      • Anon Today says:

        I mystery shop Aldi stores on a regular basis, and while the produce was hit or miss a few years ago, it is top notch now and I very rarely every find anything with spots or bruising. Aldi veggies last at least a week in my fridge, often longer.

    • karen says:

      I love, love, love the Millville MultiGrain Crispy Oats Cereal. I will not buy the “name Brand” any more. Not only is the price great but it tastes better! Win-Win

  126. Kerry Kapaun says:

    I have been told that there will be a new Aldi in the Plaza 3000 Shopping Center at 3000 White Bear Ave. N. in Maplewood, MN. 55109, for the people who were looking for a closer Aldi.

    • heather says:

      I am on a paleo diet and I first shop at aldis…you cannot beat there fruit and veggie prices! They also carry so organic items that even Walmart can not beat there prices… Bottom line is depending on your buying each week shopping around does pay off

    • KDM says:

      Worked on the produce market for years with distributors.

      Aldi’s is B-grade produce that is sold by middle men wholesalers. Often there is freeze-damage or past due spoilage. It may also be the result of lower field grades or produce that did not get stored correctly.

      You may think you are saving money but after you throw out the bad stuff you are either no better off, or worse, than if you shopped elsewhere for better quality.

      Boxed process stuff? Who cares. Should avoid that anyway.

      I’ve often wondered the same about their “fresh” meat.

      • Cathy says:

        I have never bought subpar produce at Aldis, it is the freshest and best in most of the area. I have thrown out produce from Wal-Mart, schnucks and deirbergs on the other hand!!

      • Anon Today says:

        I mystery shop Aldi stores on a regular basis, and while the produce was hit or miss a few years ago, it is top notch now and I very rarely every find anything with spots or bruising. Aldi veggies last at least a week in my fridge, often longer.

  127. Crystal says:

    At first I was perturbed about the quarter for a cart at Aldis. Then you realize every cart there looks brand new. They are never left out in the weather hit with cars or stolen. I mean raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten a bad cart?! Carts/Buggies aren’t cheap and there is nothing wrong with a company that wants you to treat their property as you would your own.
    Seriously?! To buy a bag here is .10 cents! I always buy extra every time I go and use them to send food to families, friends etc. They are well worth the money!! Much more dependable than a regular store bag.
    If you complain about shopping at two stores you’re not really a true penny pincher lol. My mom (who introduced me to Aldis) travels to five and six stores a week with sales ads in hand! She’s always stretching her dollars.
    Just Sayin!

  128. Crystal says:

    At first I was perturbed about the quarter for a cart at Aldis. Then you realize every cart there looks brand new. They are never left out in the weather hit with cars or stolen. I mean raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten a bad cart?! Carts/Buggies aren’t cheap and there is nothing wrong with a company that wants you to treat their property as you would your own.
    Seriously?! To buy a bag here is .10 cents! I always buy extra every time I go and use them to send food to families, friends etc. They are well worth the money!! Much more dependable than a regular store bag.
    If you complain about shopping at two stores you’re not really a true penny pincher lol. My mom (who introduced me to Aldis) travels to five and six stores a week with sales ads in hand! She’s always stretching her dollars.
    Just Sayin!

  129. Casi says:

    Hopefully more stores will start taking credit cards soon. Our local store and the syracuse area stores all do already and it’s great. Love my local Aldi and the wonderful people who work there.

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      Yes! It sounds like more and more stores are beginning to (from what people have been commenting). It hasn’t come to Chicagoland yet. Hopefully soon! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

  130. Casi says:

    Hopefully more stores will start taking credit cards soon. Our local store and the syracuse area stores all do already and it’s great. Love my local Aldi and the wonderful people who work there.

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      Yes! It sounds like more and more stores are beginning to (from what people have been commenting). It hasn’t come to Chicagoland yet. Hopefully soon! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

  131. CV says:

    I actually like Aldi, but I don’t ever shop there because they only take debit cards. My credit card rewards are too good (6% cash back on groceries), and I shop sales and coupons galore, and yes, it takes time, but I save a boatload of money. If they started taking credit cards, I’d GLADLY give them my business.

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      6% back on groceries for a credit card is pretty great! It sounds like some Aldi locations are beginning to take credit cards. Perhaps your location will in the near future! Thanks for taking the time to read & comment!

  132. CV says:

    I actually like Aldi, but I don’t ever shop there because they only take debit cards. My credit card rewards are too good (6% cash back on groceries), and I shop sales and coupons galore, and yes, it takes time, but I save a boatload of money. If they started taking credit cards, I’d GLADLY give them my business.

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      6% back on groceries for a credit card is pretty great! It sounds like some Aldi locations are beginning to take credit cards. Perhaps your location will in the near future! Thanks for taking the time to read & comment!

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      Actually they didn’t. I started blogging last week and this is my second post ever. I was expecting about 100 people to read it, not 2million. I wish they wrote me a check! Thanks for the pleasant feedback..

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      Actually they didn’t. I started blogging last week and this is my second post ever. I was expecting about 100 people to read it, not 2million. I wish they wrote me a check! Thanks for the pleasant feedback..

  133. Ryan says:

    I recently moved to Germany so its not like I have choice but German grocery stores are all pretty similar and like Aldi (a German store if you didnt know). There are no free bags and usually coin carts are standard everywhere. Food can be decent, the idea of making a second trip to a larger store is unfortunately ruled out in my city, but the food budget is pretty modest

  134. Ryan says:

    I recently moved to Germany so its not like I have choice but German grocery stores are all pretty similar and like Aldi (a German store if you didnt know). There are no free bags and usually coin carts are standard everywhere. Food can be decent, the idea of making a second trip to a larger store is unfortunately ruled out in my city, but the food budget is pretty modest

  135. Beverly Erickson says:

    I love aldi’s products and I love their guarantee. One thing I do not like is the mistakes the cashiers make by ring so fast. I have had to come back several times throughout the year to have my receipt adjusted for double charges or a clerance item being rung up at regular prices, aldi doesn’t compensate you for that. Try to remember to check your receipt before you leave!

  136. Beverly Erickson says:

    I love aldi’s products and I love their guarantee. One thing I do not like is the mistakes the cashiers make by ring so fast. I have had to come back several times throughout the year to have my receipt adjusted for double charges or a clerance item being rung up at regular prices, aldi doesn’t compensate you for that. Try to remember to check your receipt before you leave!

  137. Sheila says:

    I love Aldi for so many reasons, but I’ll only mention one; authentic Bavarian sausages! I used to drive an hour to a German sausage maker to get high quality bratwurst and such, but now can rely on those from Aldi that are delicious and get the spicing just right. Sehr gut!

  138. Sheila says:

    I love Aldi for so many reasons, but I’ll only mention one; authentic Bavarian sausages! I used to drive an hour to a German sausage maker to get high quality bratwurst and such, but now can rely on those from Aldi that are delicious and get the spicing just right. Sehr gut!

  139. JenniferOzgur says:

    I’m very frugal. I do most of my shopping at a scratch and dent. Aldi has the fish that I can’t get at my other spot. I love how quickly you can get your go-to items. They also don’t have all that impulse purchase crap big box grocery stores have, so shopping with the kids is waaay easier!

  140. JenniferOzgur says:

    I’m very frugal. I do most of my shopping at a scratch and dent. Aldi has the fish that I can’t get at my other spot. I love how quickly you can get your go-to items. They also don’t have all that impulse purchase crap big box grocery stores have, so shopping with the kids is waaay easier!

  141. Melanie says:

    When I shop at the “regular” store, I usually end up having to bag my own stuff anyway, and I feel pressured to hurry because there’s more coming at me from the cashier. I love the Aldi method of taking it all over to the shelf, where I can take my time and pack as efficiently as possible.
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  142. Melanie says:

    When I shop at the “regular” store, I usually end up having to bag my own stuff anyway, and I feel pressured to hurry because there’s more coming at me from the cashier. I love the Aldi method of taking it all over to the shelf, where I can take my time and pack as efficiently as possible.
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  143. Kris says:

    Another little known fact about Aldis..some of their products are made by Kroger. I discovered this while working in a Kroger bakery; I noticed the cinnamon rolls that came in were identical to the ones I had bought at Aldi. When I asked the GM he said KMP (Kroger manufactured products) also makes a lot of other stores brands.

  144. Kris says:

    Another little known fact about Aldis..some of their products are made by Kroger. I discovered this while working in a Kroger bakery; I noticed the cinnamon rolls that came in were identical to the ones I had bought at Aldi. When I asked the GM he said KMP (Kroger manufactured products) also makes a lot of other stores brands.

  145. Noritsa Rotoloni says:

    Love Aldi…do wish they had a few more specialty items, eg., carnation instant breakfast, palmolive, lever soap, toothpaste with no fluoride!

  146. Noritsa Rotoloni says:

    Love Aldi…do wish they had a few more specialty items, eg., carnation instant breakfast, palmolive, lever soap, toothpaste with no fluoride!

  147. Noritsa Rotoloni says:

    Love Aldi…do wish they had a few more specialty items, eg., carnation instant breakfast, palmolive, lever soap, toothpaste with no fluoride!

  148. Lori Maurer says:

    I am a Celiac and the Gluten Free products are phenomenal!!! I NEVER could eat bread without it feeling like it was stuck in my throat, Aldi’s GF bread is the BEST!!!! The frozen Ravioli and Lasagna is great as are the pancakes. The pasta is GREAT and SO much cheaper than all the others. I have fed it to my friends and they didn’t even know that the pasta was gluten free!!! I love all the specials on house hold items and the great creamers and great prices on EVERYTHING!!!!! THANK YOU ALDI!!!!!!

  149. Lori Maurer says:

    I am a Celiac and the Gluten Free products are phenomenal!!! I NEVER could eat bread without it feeling like it was stuck in my throat, Aldi’s GF bread is the BEST!!!! The frozen Ravioli and Lasagna is great as are the pancakes. The pasta is GREAT and SO much cheaper than all the others. I have fed it to my friends and they didn’t even know that the pasta was gluten free!!! I love all the specials on house hold items and the great creamers and great prices on EVERYTHING!!!!! THANK YOU ALDI!!!!!!

  150. Lori Maurer says:

    I am a Celiac and the Gluten Free products are phenomenal!!! I NEVER could eat bread without it feeling like it was stuck in my throat, Aldi’s GF bread is the BEST!!!! The frozen Ravioli and Lasagna is great as are the pancakes. The pasta is GREAT and SO much cheaper than all the others. I have fed it to my friends and they didn’t even know that the pasta was gluten free!!! I love all the specials on house hold items and the great creamers and great prices on EVERYTHING!!!!! THANK YOU ALDI!!!!!!

  151. Monika says:

    I love Aldi!! We had one near our house in Georgia. We had one near our home when we lived in Illinois. Now we live in Myrtle Beach and the closest one is in Florence, SC, almost and hour and half away. Buuuttttt we found out there will be an Aldi to Myrtle Beach very soon, yayyyyyyyy lolol

  152. Monika says:

    I love Aldi!! We had one near our house in Georgia. We had one near our home when we lived in Illinois. Now we live in Myrtle Beach and the closest one is in Florence, SC, almost and hour and half away. Buuuttttt we found out there will be an Aldi to Myrtle Beach very soon, yayyyyyyyy lolol

  153. Ann says:

    Seriously.. I have shopped there a few times and had to throw the food away before I could even eat it. And if u really pay attention to brands and prices walmart has waaaay lower prices and better quality items. Great value is same thing as name brand just different labels. Same food same can diff label. I know because I have a family member who works in a facility. The food at aldosterone has way to much salt in it and the food sits longer. At least at walmart people buy so mu ch everything is more fresh.

    • Scott says:

      Barf!! You would promote wally world?? Obviously off your rocker!!Walmart quality is crap and couldn’t even BEGIN to compare to Aldi quality… plus one of the most untrustworthy companies in the world when it comes to looking out for the consumer!

  154. Ann says:

    Seriously.. I have shopped there a few times and had to throw the food away before I could even eat it. And if u really pay attention to brands and prices walmart has waaaay lower prices and better quality items. Great value is same thing as name brand just different labels. Same food same can diff label. I know because I have a family member who works in a facility. The food at aldosterone has way to much salt in it and the food sits longer. At least at walmart people buy so mu ch everything is more fresh.

    • Scott says:

      Barf!! You would promote wally world?? Obviously off your rocker!!Walmart quality is crap and couldn’t even BEGIN to compare to Aldi quality… plus one of the most untrustworthy companies in the world when it comes to looking out for the consumer!

  155. patti carlson says:

    I live north of Minneapolis . the Aldi here does take credit cards. They also bring in bargains of household goods and other things at reduced prices. Some times don’t have a product I need but like the store . it is a very busy place

  156. patti carlson says:

    I live north of Minneapolis . the Aldi here does take credit cards. They also bring in bargains of household goods and other things at reduced prices. Some times don’t have a product I need but like the store . it is a very busy place

  157. Jerry L. Gordon says:

    Lots of good bargains at Aldi, but I’ve found a few products where the taste was not what I expected. Their chocolate chip cookies are the pits…heavy and just not good. Salad dressings need work too. Love their produce, usually, but have returned several pineapples that didn’t ripen because apparently they had been refrigerated too cold and damaged. They offer to give your your money back, PLUS, another product but I usually just opt for the money. Dairy products is the main reason I go there so often. Their milk carries the ‘Real’ logo and tastes so much better than what you get at Kroger’s, Sam’s, or Wal-Mart…..Plus, it’s way cheaper!
    It’s 20 miles to the one closest to me, but hey….it’s right next door to a great Chinese buffet!

  158. Jerry L. Gordon says:

    Lots of good bargains at Aldi, but I’ve found a few products where the taste was not what I expected. Their chocolate chip cookies are the pits…heavy and just not good. Salad dressings need work too. Love their produce, usually, but have returned several pineapples that didn’t ripen because apparently they had been refrigerated too cold and damaged. They offer to give your your money back, PLUS, another product but I usually just opt for the money. Dairy products is the main reason I go there so often. Their milk carries the ‘Real’ logo and tastes so much better than what you get at Kroger’s, Sam’s, or Wal-Mart…..Plus, it’s way cheaper!
    It’s 20 miles to the one closest to me, but hey….it’s right next door to a great Chinese buffet!

  159. Marion says:

    Aldis is outstanding. They need to open more stores. My daughters love their pop tarts over the actual pop tart brand. They say the millville ones tatse like the real fruit! Aldis is a great place if you are buying in bulk also. Definitely allot of savings!

  160. Marion says:

    Aldis is outstanding. They need to open more stores. My daughters love their pop tarts over the actual pop tart brand. They say the millville ones tatse like the real fruit! Aldis is a great place if you are buying in bulk also. Definitely allot of savings!

  161. Wendy says:

    Quick grammar lesson:

    When you write “…for you and I…” you’re using a subject pronoun instead of an on object pronoun, and it is wrong. You always should use an object pronoun after a preposition. (You wouldn’t say or write “for I” and that doesn’t change when you have another pronoun in the prepositional phrase.)

    Between you and me, shopping at Aldi is good for you, me, him, her, them, and us. 🙂

  162. Wendy says:

    Quick grammar lesson:

    When you write “…for you and I…” you’re using a subject pronoun instead of an on object pronoun, and it is wrong. You always should use an object pronoun after a preposition. (You wouldn’t say or write “for I” and that doesn’t change when you have another pronoun in the prepositional phrase.)

    Between you and me, shopping at Aldi is good for you, me, him, her, them, and us. 🙂

  163. Marilyn Bourque says:

    Recently read Aldi is going ORGANIC!!!!!! One more plus. I have shopped at Aldi for YEARS. New York and NC I do the thirty miles to get there and still save money.

    ATTENTION CORPORATE. We need one in Chatham County. We are growing.

  164. Marilyn Bourque says:

    Recently read Aldi is going ORGANIC!!!!!! One more plus. I have shopped at Aldi for YEARS. New York and NC I do the thirty miles to get there and still save money.

    ATTENTION CORPORATE. We need one in Chatham County. We are growing.

  165. Edith says:

    Did you know that Trader Joe is operated by Aldi Nord and Aldi is operated by Aldi Sued, same family. While shopping at Aldi’s in Germany, I came across so many Trader Joe items and was told that it is all the same company. I like Aldi’s and their merchandise, but wish there was one in Wheeling WV.

  166. Edith says:

    Did you know that Trader Joe is operated by Aldi Nord and Aldi is operated by Aldi Sued, same family. While shopping at Aldi’s in Germany, I came across so many Trader Joe items and was told that it is all the same company. I like Aldi’s and their merchandise, but wish there was one in Wheeling WV.

  167. Janet says:

    I like the products from Europe and Canada because I know the ingredients are not genetically modified (GMO). They also have stricter controls on non food ingredients such as fillers and preservatives.
    Would like to see organic and grass fed meats and butter.
    And more non GMO items as well.

  168. Janet says:

    I like the products from Europe and Canada because I know the ingredients are not genetically modified (GMO). They also have stricter controls on non food ingredients such as fillers and preservatives.
    Would like to see organic and grass fed meats and butter.
    And more non GMO items as well.

    • Beau Diddly says:

      Not exactly, the Albrecht family split Aldi among two brother, each being a separate company since the early 1960s. Aldi in the US is Aldi Süd, and Trader Joes is Aldi Nord, two completely different companies.

  169. Chrustol Kasse-Leonard says:

    I love Aldi’s their cereals are great. I can do a monthly shop for ,5 people for $160.00 They have almost everything I need. Last month I purchased a family size lasagna for $5.89 I couldn’t make it for that price. I tell you it was great almost as good as my homemade.

  170. Chrustol Kasse-Leonard says:

    I love Aldi’s their cereals are great. I can do a monthly shop for ,5 people for $160.00 They have almost everything I need. Last month I purchased a family size lasagna for $5.89 I couldn’t make it for that price. I tell you it was great almost as good as my homemade.

  171. Mary Wilson says:

    We ALWAYS shopped at Aldi when we lived in Pa. Now we live near Roanoke ,Va. and just got a store there. Haven’t been there yet but will be going soon. We LOVE their own brands. EVERYTHING is just as good or better than the known national brands with a couple of exceptions——- and this may be just personal. I didn’t care for their coffee or spaghetti sauce. Every thing from fresh produce to cheese is EXCELLENT. Every time when our family visits from Pa. I give them a list of canned foods to bring and it saves us a LOT OF MONEY. When we moved here we hired a professional mover but my son-in -law got upset with me because I was MOVING 25 or 30 CASES of canned stuff from ALDI ” you can get this stuff down there “. NO I could NOT ! well ,NOW I CAN & I will. ANYONE who has NOT tried AULDI SHOULD do so . by the way ,ya get your quarter back when you return the cart to the ” cart corral “

  172. Mary Wilson says:

    We ALWAYS shopped at Aldi when we lived in Pa. Now we live near Roanoke ,Va. and just got a store there. Haven’t been there yet but will be going soon. We LOVE their own brands. EVERYTHING is just as good or better than the known national brands with a couple of exceptions——- and this may be just personal. I didn’t care for their coffee or spaghetti sauce. Every thing from fresh produce to cheese is EXCELLENT. Every time when our family visits from Pa. I give them a list of canned foods to bring and it saves us a LOT OF MONEY. When we moved here we hired a professional mover but my son-in -law got upset with me because I was MOVING 25 or 30 CASES of canned stuff from ALDI ” you can get this stuff down there “. NO I could NOT ! well ,NOW I CAN & I will. ANYONE who has NOT tried AULDI SHOULD do so . by the way ,ya get your quarter back when you return the cart to the ” cart corral “

    • T Bradbury says:

      I know their canned beans (lt red, dark red kidneys, chili beans etc.) Are canned in a plant in Illinois that I toured a ew years ago. This plant also canned private label products as well as Brooks Chili Beans. Very high quality. Plant manager stated that Aldi was their toughest customer in regards to quality standards.

    • Erin says:

      Aldi typically contracts with local producers as much as possible, which also helps to keep prices down. For example the Aldi brand milk is from Byrne Dairy (upstate NY). They contribute greatly to local economy. They also have parnership with a lot of national brands as well. I’m convinced their traditional sauce is really Prego. “I am THAT Lady” on Facebook has devoted her page to Aldi, she may very well work for them, but she has a lot of knowledge and recipes designed with only Aldi ingredients.

    • T Bradbury says:

      I know their canned beans (lt red, dark red kidneys, chili beans etc.) Are canned in a plant in Illinois that I toured a ew years ago. This plant also canned private label products as well as Brooks Chili Beans. Very high quality. Plant manager stated that Aldi was their toughest customer in regards to quality standards.

  173. Danielle says:

    I’m from Victoria in Australia. Absolutely love Aldi. I have been shopping there since they opened up here (10 years ago)
    Recently discovered the peppermint choc chip icecream for only $3.99 for 1 litre tub. Yum yum! Husband loves the coffee machine and the coffee pods. Meat and cheese is delicious.
    Cling wrap, foil and all there cleaning products are fantastic quality – and heaps cheaper than other grocery stores. One thing that bugs me though – the trolleys are too big for me to wheel around. They should look at introducing hand baskets or smaller trolleys, as lots of people go in there to get an armful of stuff.
    Best thing – the staff who work there are courteous and helpful to their customers. GO ALDI!!!

  174. Danielle says:

    I’m from Victoria in Australia. Absolutely love Aldi. I have been shopping there since they opened up here (10 years ago)
    Recently discovered the peppermint choc chip icecream for only $3.99 for 1 litre tub. Yum yum! Husband loves the coffee machine and the coffee pods. Meat and cheese is delicious.
    Cling wrap, foil and all there cleaning products are fantastic quality – and heaps cheaper than other grocery stores. One thing that bugs me though – the trolleys are too big for me to wheel around. They should look at introducing hand baskets or smaller trolleys, as lots of people go in there to get an armful of stuff.
    Best thing – the staff who work there are courteous and helpful to their customers. GO ALDI!!!

  175. Melinda says:

    I love Ali I shop there every other week and save so much money! The food is much better quality than it used to be. Saw some posts about Ali meats. They used to only sell frozen but now they sell fresh meats and there Pork chops and bacon are wonderful! If you haven’t been there in awhile try it again keeps that money!

  176. Melinda says:

    I love Ali I shop there every other week and save so much money! The food is much better quality than it used to be. Saw some posts about Ali meats. They used to only sell frozen but now they sell fresh meats and there Pork chops and bacon are wonderful! If you haven’t been there in awhile try it again keeps that money!

  177. Jackie says:

    I can’t shop at Aldi’s because there are no stores within reasonable driving distance of my house. Wish there were. I also can’t shop there because they do not furnish motorized carts, which I need to do my shopping. Fix these problems, Aldi!

    • Diceydave says:

      Doing things like furnashing motorized Carts would cause prices to rise. It’s simple, prices are able to stay low because their business model is to keep their overhead as low as possible. Hence why they make you deposit a quarter to use a cart, it’s only a quarter, but enough to get most people to return their cart where they are stored to get the quarter back, since you do that they don’t have to pay people to go and gather carts, same goes with bagging and the lack of free bags. All things they do to keep their grocery costs down.

      • Brandon says:

        One of the reasons they dont take credit cards. They would have to pass the credit card companies charge on to the consumer.

  178. Jackie says:

    I can’t shop at Aldi’s because there are no stores within reasonable driving distance of my house. Wish there were. I also can’t shop there because they do not furnish motorized carts, which I need to do my shopping. Fix these problems, Aldi!

    • Diceydave says:

      Doing things like furnashing motorized Carts would cause prices to rise. It’s simple, prices are able to stay low because their business model is to keep their overhead as low as possible. Hence why they make you deposit a quarter to use a cart, it’s only a quarter, but enough to get most people to return their cart where they are stored to get the quarter back, since you do that they don’t have to pay people to go and gather carts, same goes with bagging and the lack of free bags. All things they do to keep their grocery costs down.

  179. ldetrick36 says:

    I went there today, and even thought the nearest one is about seven miles away, it’s well worth it. Most of the time I go when I am going to another appointment in the same town, but the way the price of gas has gone down, I don’t even have to do that. I actually bought a huge head of the greatest cauliflower for $1.79! I am totally sold on Aldi!

  180. ldetrick36 says:

    I went there today, and even thought the nearest one is about seven miles away, it’s well worth it. Most of the time I go when I am going to another appointment in the same town, but the way the price of gas has gone down, I don’t even have to do that. I actually bought a huge head of the greatest cauliflower for $1.79! I am totally sold on Aldi!

  181. Jen says:

    I love how quick you can get in and out. The size of the store and the fact that cashiers do not bag everyone’s groceries really saves time. And as we all know, time is money!

  182. Jen says:

    I love how quick you can get in and out. The size of the store and the fact that cashiers do not bag everyone’s groceries really saves time. And as we all know, time is money!

  183. Grace says:

    Also, my grandma was from Germany and the closest military base with a nice commissary was almost an hour away so we only made trips up there with my grandpa every few months, we always did Aldi growing up and I love it even more now that I’m a parent!

  184. Grace says:

    Also, my grandma was from Germany and the closest military base with a nice commissary was almost an hour away so we only made trips up there with my grandpa every few months, we always did Aldi growing up and I love it even more now that I’m a parent!

  185. Ego says:

    I was under the impression that was crap but I went into one about a month ago and was really surprised with the quality they had corned beef out of season

  186. Ego says:

    I was under the impression that was crap but I went into one about a month ago and was really surprised with the quality they had corned beef out of season

  187. Kitty says:

    Need to take credit cards like most other stores do. Never know how much I am going to spend. Would shop there more if they did.

  188. Kitty says:

    Need to take credit cards like most other stores do. Never know how much I am going to spend. Would shop there more if they did.

  189. CINDY ZORTMAN says:

    When ever i want to save money on grocery’s i shop at aldi’s. Lets see save money and still eat good? Gee i shop their every week .Love the ice cream ,they actually put real strawberries in the strawberry ice cream. And yes they also carry almond milk. And guess what? The bacon taste like bacon so it is bacon,lol. And the veggies are always good. Oh and have you had that giant pizza they sell? Yep and it is only 5 bucks. So if you want to save money and not see everyone in their P.J’S shop the ALDI WAY.

    • Grace says:

      We love their pizza in the refrigerator section!!! I also love seeing what random goodies they have in the home goods areas. After Christmas I got some snowball and snow brick makers for the kids for $6 ?

  190. CINDY ZORTMAN says:

    When ever i want to save money on grocery’s i shop at aldi’s. Lets see save money and still eat good? Gee i shop their every week .Love the ice cream ,they actually put real strawberries in the strawberry ice cream. And yes they also carry almond milk. And guess what? The bacon taste like bacon so it is bacon,lol. And the veggies are always good. Oh and have you had that giant pizza they sell? Yep and it is only 5 bucks. So if you want to save money and not see everyone in their P.J’S shop the ALDI WAY.

    • Grace says:

      We love their pizza in the refrigerator section!!! I also love seeing what random goodies they have in the home goods areas. After Christmas I got some snowball and snow brick makers for the kids for $6 ?

  191. Mindy Kanipes says:

    I love Aldis in general. Although I don’t really buy their meat, there is plenty other stuff I like. Also, a lot of their products are Made in the USA. Which is something I always look at. And they get a lot of unique chocolates, cookies and candies from Germany. Especially around the holidays.

  192. Mindy Kanipes says:

    I love Aldis in general. Although I don’t really buy their meat, there is plenty other stuff I like. Also, a lot of their products are Made in the USA. Which is something I always look at. And they get a lot of unique chocolates, cookies and candies from Germany. Especially around the holidays.

  193. Jan says:

    Aldi also keeps their store layout simple, which makes for a much quicker, efficient shopping trip for anyone with the list!

  194. Jan says:

    Aldi also keeps their store layout simple, which makes for a much quicker, efficient shopping trip for anyone with the list!

  195. Margaret says:

    I shopped at Aldi last night. I love it! I can buy REAL butter for less than margarine at other stores. As a single senor, it is a life-saver for me.

    • BILL CHESTER says:

      I ALSO JUST FOUND REAL BUTTER AT ALDI FOR THE FIRST TIME IT WAS PRICED AY $2.99 WHILE AT OTHER STORES I WAS PAYING $5.29 .GREAT JOB ALDI.LOVE YOUR FRUITS THANK YOU

  196. Margaret says:

    I shopped at Aldi last night. I love it! I can buy REAL butter for less than margarine at other stores. As a single senor, it is a life-saver for me.

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      This was a few years ago. The issue was resolved quickly. Aldi was duped by one of its suppliers. It also never affected consumers in the US. Still not great, but a one time occurrence overseas that was resolved a few years ago and has not been an issue since. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      • Suzanne says:

        This always aggravates me when people bring this up who obviously didn’t research what they are blatantly spreading as slander about a company. YES they sold mislabeled meat in the UK (THE UNITED KINGDOM…where they DO eat horsemeat just like we here in the US eat deer meat and buffalo meat). The issue they had was that it wasn’t labeled correctly to state that it contained 100% horsemeat when that brand usually cut it with beef. Also, if you had researched you would know that this was never sold in the U.S. It was JUST an issue with a grocer supplier in the UK and it was not just Aldi in the UK that was affected by this. They don’t view eating horsemeat over there like we do. To them it is like how we view the other meats we consume. The public was upset because, just like how some of us can’t eat plain deer meat without it being mixed with another meat, the same goes for horsemeat over there. Sigh.

      • phoenixmaid says:

        Suzanne We DO NOT eat horse meat in the UK, the horse meat scandal outraged consumers here.
        Aldi wasn’t the biggest offender that was Tesco (market leader at the time) who where emptying freezer after freezer of their own brand products. But all our leading supermarkets where caught up in it including Asda (owned by walmart).

        I truly get annoyed by people who assume more a expensive brand/ business = A better quality, more trustworthy product we only have to look at nestle to see that is false logic.

    • traveler says:

      and apparently you forgot, in Europe horse meat is legal and you can actually buy steaks made of it. its delicious and more lean than beef and therefore better for you. travel and learn a little before you start spouting off at the mouth. next you’ll probably say that American people do not eat goat. bad news, we do.

    • traveler says:

      and apparently you forgot, in Europe horse meat is legal and you can actually buy steaks made of it. its delicious and more lean than beef and therefore better for you. travel and learn a little before you start spouting off at the mouth. next you’ll probably say that American people do not eat goat. bad news, we do.

    • anns says:

      One of the two brothers is running Trader Joe’s, now and last I heard, they had a falling out and hate each other. Who knows if they’ve made up yet, or ever will. If you look at some of the stuff sold in jars, you can tell they’re both buying from the same suppliers and putting their private label on identical products. Likely doing the same with boxed and canned products, but it’s not as easy to tell. Some companies have distinctive jars. You’ll pay less for them at Aldi, but even at T.J.’s, the prices are cheaper than other stores.

    • mh says:

      yes, there’s Aldi’s in most of the European countries – i saw them in all 6 countries i was in last fall – and in each country they have a different name. their stores over there have deli sections, fresh baked breads and stock sooooooo much more than here. And, they have the same cost saving cart system. i love those stores!!!!!!!

    • Shit people say says:

      It’s Aldi not Aldis. Walmarts is awesome too. Targets is where all the rich folks shop. And Homes Depots rocks!!!

      • Bethany says:

        A lot of people from the midwest. Make places plural. Example:kroger (s) aldi (s) meijer (s)
        Why do you feel the need to make someone feel less by the way they say or in this case right something… its a cultural thing.

      • Cyndi says:

        Well since you thought it cute to correct someone for calling it Aldi instead of Aldis, here ya go:
        It’s Walmart, not WalmartS…and it’s Home Depot, not HomeS DepotS. You’re welcome.
        And by the way, Walmart sucks. Overpriced, under quality, register lines are a nightmare because although Walmart has a few million employees, they can only see fit to put two of those on registers at any given time.

      • cheryl says:

        I commend you for paying close attention to detail. I could only find one time in the original article where there was an “s” put behind the name of the grocery store. (Aldi’s) This shows possession, so it is used properly. If you’re referring to the comments, GET OVER IT! You don’t know who you’re dealing with.

    • Shit people say says:

      It’s Aldi not Aldis. Walmarts is awesome too. Targets is where all the rich folks shop. And Homes Depots rocks!!!

      • Bethany says:

        A lot of people from the midwest. Make places plural. Example:kroger (s) aldi (s) meijer (s)
        Why do you feel the need to make someone feel less by the way they say or in this case right something… its a cultural thing.

      • Cyndi says:

        Well since you thought it cute to correct someone for calling it Aldi instead of Aldis, here ya go:
        It’s Walmart, not WalmartS…and it’s Home Depot, not HomeS DepotS. You’re welcome.
        And by the way, Walmart sucks. Overpriced, under quality, register lines are a nightmare because although Walmart has a few million employees, they can only see fit to put two of those on registers at any given time.

      • cheryl says:

        I commend you for paying close attention to detail. I could only find one time in the original article where there was an “s” put behind the name of the grocery store. (Aldi’s) This shows possession, so it is used properly. If you’re referring to the comments, GET OVER IT! You don’t know who you’re dealing with.

  197. Purple says:

    I love Aldi. I recently learned that they sell yarn at their stores in other countries…I wish they did here! Lol. Meat and produce way cheaper than other places! I used to work at a big Midwest grocery store, aldi always was cheaper.

  198. Purple says:

    I love Aldi. I recently learned that they sell yarn at their stores in other countries…I wish they did here! Lol. Meat and produce way cheaper than other places! I used to work at a big Midwest grocery store, aldi always was cheaper.

  199. Purple says:

    I love Aldi. I recently learned that they sell yarn at their stores in other countries…I wish they did here! Lol. Meat and produce way cheaper than other places! I used to work at a big Midwest grocery store, aldi always was cheaper.

    • David says:

      Actually thinking from a marketing standpoint, people look at negative publicity more than positive. As Americans, we love finding what we should start a war on next and being controversial can really blaze some trails. Aldi’s where I live unfortunately is about as expensive, if not more than Meijer. Even Save-A-Lot is getting expensive. I didn’t notice this until a few months back when I went to buy cereal for the first time in years and saw Malt-O-Meal was at brand name price. Definitely made me a sad panda.

  200. Amy says:

    Love the chocolate. Produce moves fast, so it’s cheap and fresh. Love the no wait at the register. Love to bring my own bags to save on costs. Love to pass my cart on to the elderly without their quarter. Love that Aldiss brings diversity and choices to our area. I am ok with aldi.

  201. Amy says:

    Love the chocolate. Produce moves fast, so it’s cheap and fresh. Love the no wait at the register. Love to bring my own bags to save on costs. Love to pass my cart on to the elderly without their quarter. Love that Aldiss brings diversity and choices to our area. I am ok with aldi.

  202. Jane Barrick says:

    My only objection to Aldi’s is the over packaging of the produce. I would waste a lot of food if I bought a whole bunch of bananas, 3 bell peppers, or more than 1 head of broccoli. I wish all stores would get away from packaging meat in Styrofoam.

  203. Jane Barrick says:

    My only objection to Aldi’s is the over packaging of the produce. I would waste a lot of food if I bought a whole bunch of bananas, 3 bell peppers, or more than 1 head of broccoli. I wish all stores would get away from packaging meat in Styrofoam.

  204. Anita Shaw says:

    I love Aldi! I have been shopping there for more than a year. I was so pleased to find a Scripture verse printed on the inside lid of my egg carton. However, suddenly it was no longer there!! I was very disappointed and hope it wasn’t because of pressure to be politically correct. I sent a text to Aldi, but didn’t get an answer. Other than that, I love shopping at Aldi.

  205. Anita Shaw says:

    I love Aldi! I have been shopping there for more than a year. I was so pleased to find a Scripture verse printed on the inside lid of my egg carton. However, suddenly it was no longer there!! I was very disappointed and hope it wasn’t because of pressure to be politically correct. I sent a text to Aldi, but didn’t get an answer. Other than that, I love shopping at Aldi.

    • mh says:

      it’s a German based store and they are ALL over Europe with different names in each country. the stores there have a deli section, fresh baked bread and the same cost saving cart system. i love Aldi.

    • tracey says:

      Your an idiot.anyone who has half of a brain knows that aldi’s beats any other grocery stores hands down. On cost, quality, length of freshness on produce, non Gmo, organic which is a third of a price. I’ve been shopping there for years I know what I’m doing.

  206. Dave Olsen says:

    Sorry, but in my experience of 40 years in the grocery business this is not a store that I would shop at for value or for quality,I do however like some of the items that come from Germany. My wife does like some things at Aldi and will shop with her for these items. The entire shopping experience leaves me unfulfilled. If your looking for cheap,this is your store. If your looking for variety this is not your store. The only human contact in the store is the cashier. And yes they are hard workers. They have to check out so many items an hour., and must keep up their quota. I like service with a smile and an eye that meets mine, thank you

  207. Dave Olsen says:

    Sorry, but in my experience of 40 years in the grocery business this is not a store that I would shop at for value or for quality,I do however like some of the items that come from Germany. My wife does like some things at Aldi and will shop with her for these items. The entire shopping experience leaves me unfulfilled. If your looking for cheap,this is your store. If your looking for variety this is not your store. The only human contact in the store is the cashier. And yes they are hard workers. They have to check out so many items an hour., and must keep up their quota. I like service with a smile and an eye that meets mine, thank you

  208. Mel says:

    The only thing I HATE about Aldi’s is they whip all my food into another cart. Smashed produce and brused Meat and broken chips make my nerves flare up. I told the cashier that I was going have a panic attack because if I’m paying $130.00 for whipped,smashed food I might as well go to Woodmans where they are more gentle. You can be fast and efficient and be coinciderate of customers good they are spending their hard EARNED money on .

  209. Mel says:

    The only thing I HATE about Aldi’s is they whip all my food into another cart. Smashed produce and brused Meat and broken chips make my nerves flare up. I told the cashier that I was going have a panic attack because if I’m paying $130.00 for whipped,smashed food I might as well go to Woodmans where they are more gentle. You can be fast and efficient and be coinciderate of customers good they are spending their hard EARNED money on .

  210. Epictetus says:

    If you are pro union you are anti-aldi! If you want to support American companies you are anti-aldi! If you are pro small business (mom and pop) you are anti-aldi! Enjoy your discounts as you contribute to the demise of fair working conditions and small businesses while funding a billion dollar foreign (German) corporation. Try to find a local market. If there are no mom and pops where you live (wiped out by huge corporations) at least shop at a unionized company. If there are no unionized companies near you at least shop at a place that doesn’t force overtime and pays a fair wage, if you can’t find a company that treats its staff fairly then at least shop at an American corporation. They are out there near you. Every time you shop you are voting for how our businesses will be run in the future. Personally I will pay more to support unionized and/or local small businesses instead of billionaires who clearly do not support their laborers. Each purchase is a vote so shop wisely! The sad part is that most people would rather save a buck instead of supporting fair wages and working conditions. The irony being that if we had better employment opportunities we wouldn’t need to penny pinch so much! Do a little research on Aldi and their employee/employer relationships. Your purchase is a vote!
    p.s. same goes for all the other giant private corporations putting small business out of business!

  211. Epictetus says:

    If you are pro union you are anti-aldi! If you want to support American companies you are anti-aldi! If you are pro small business (mom and pop) you are anti-aldi! Enjoy your discounts as you contribute to the demise of fair working conditions and small businesses while funding a billion dollar foreign (German) corporation. Try to find a local market. If there are no mom and pops where you live (wiped out by huge corporations) at least shop at a unionized company. If there are no unionized companies near you at least shop at a place that doesn’t force overtime and pays a fair wage, if you can’t find a company that treats its staff fairly then at least shop at an American corporation. They are out there near you. Every time you shop you are voting for how our businesses will be run in the future. Personally I will pay more to support unionized and/or local small businesses instead of billionaires who clearly do not support their laborers. Each purchase is a vote so shop wisely! The sad part is that most people would rather save a buck instead of supporting fair wages and working conditions. The irony being that if we had better employment opportunities we wouldn’t need to penny pinch so much! Do a little research on Aldi and their employee/employer relationships. Your purchase is a vote!
    p.s. same goes for all the other giant private corporations putting small business out of business!

  212. Kathy says:

    I worked at an Aldi warehouse in Wisconsin when it first opened up in 1998. The company started in Germany by a man. He believed that food doesn’t have to be expensive. All products are packaged by Aldi using their own private label but purchase the product from major companies. At the time I worked there, some of them were General Mills, Hills Brothers, Campbells and Green Giant just to name a few. Also, the owner believed in family values and Sundays were a day of worship (yes they are a Christian based company)and rest. This is why they weren’t open on Sundays at first. Not a bad place to work for either. They have stocked more items since then. Smart for them and good for us. Less running around to other stores to complete shopping. Good company. Puts other large chains to shame.

  213. Kathy says:

    I worked at an Aldi warehouse in Wisconsin when it first opened up in 1998. The company started in Germany by a man. He believed that food doesn’t have to be expensive. All products are packaged by Aldi using their own private label but purchase the product from major companies. At the time I worked there, some of them were General Mills, Hills Brothers, Campbells and Green Giant just to name a few. Also, the owner believed in family values and Sundays were a day of worship (yes they are a Christian based company)and rest. This is why they weren’t open on Sundays at first. Not a bad place to work for either. They have stocked more items since then. Smart for them and good for us. Less running around to other stores to complete shopping. Good company. Puts other large chains to shame.

  214. casavon says:

    Wally, I’m only going to address the GF comment. My husband has Celiac disease and cooking GF is critical to his health. I also have a friend who doesn’t have Celiac but is so gluten sensitive that she is constantly sick unless she eats completely GF. It’s a very serious issue for more than the “miniscule” comment you made. I’m very happy to hear that Aldi is selling more GF items. I plan to shop there more often now that I’m aware of that. And generics are generally JUST as good as name brands.

  215. Doris Hancock says:

    I shop Aldi for cereal, produce and milk. Cheapest milk anywhere at $2.34 a gal. And it seems to last a long time after the date. Ours is on one side of the highway and W/M is on the other. I can get my grocery shopping and gas fill up all in same area.

  216. Doris Hancock says:

    I shop Aldi for cereal, produce and milk. Cheapest milk anywhere at $2.34 a gal. And it seems to last a long time after the date. Ours is on one side of the highway and W/M is on the other. I can get my grocery shopping and gas fill up all in same area.

  217. Karen says:

    MSG free claim is bogus. Hydrolysed soy protein and autolyzed yeast extract are hidden names for MSG. Products with those ingredients are still in their store. Sent them an email. Got back an auto reply. I still buy there. I just read the labels.

  218. Karen says:

    MSG free claim is bogus. Hydrolysed soy protein and autolyzed yeast extract are hidden names for MSG. Products with those ingredients are still in their store. Sent them an email. Got back an auto reply. I still buy there. I just read the labels.

  219. Karen says:

    MSG free claim is bogus. Hydrolysed soy protein and autolyzed yeast extract are hidden names for MSG. Products with those ingredients are still in their store. Sent them an email. Got back an auto reply. I still buy there. I just read the labels.

  220. Jo says:

    I have been shopping Aldi for more than 10 years now. Love the store, and most of the products. Over the years, have had some small issues like mislabeling (when you buy French style green beans and get cut green beans…I know this sounds trivial, but was making green bean casserole, and I use French instead of cut, and 2 cans were cut), or buying chunk cheese and finding one that is moldy….they replaced those items…no questions asked! I can spend about $50-$100 every 2 weeks, and I come home with 4 full bags of food! And they do have some niche items like chunks of parm, brie, edam, gouda, gnocchi (not frozen), tortellini (not frozen), roasted red peppers, alfredo sauce, marinara, etc. My only issue is they keep moving things around, so when you are used to finding something in a certain area time after time, and then they move it….just drives me nuts! I pretty much do 90% of my grocery shopping at Aldi, and fill out the rest at Walmart (no boos please…the only other stores are ShopNSave or Giant Eagle…..WAY MORE EXPENSIVE).

  221. Jo says:

    I have been shopping Aldi for more than 10 years now. Love the store, and most of the products. Over the years, have had some small issues like mislabeling (when you buy French style green beans and get cut green beans…I know this sounds trivial, but was making green bean casserole, and I use French instead of cut, and 2 cans were cut), or buying chunk cheese and finding one that is moldy….they replaced those items…no questions asked! I can spend about $50-$100 every 2 weeks, and I come home with 4 full bags of food! And they do have some niche items like chunks of parm, brie, edam, gouda, gnocchi (not frozen), tortellini (not frozen), roasted red peppers, alfredo sauce, marinara, etc. My only issue is they keep moving things around, so when you are used to finding something in a certain area time after time, and then they move it….just drives me nuts! I pretty much do 90% of my grocery shopping at Aldi, and fill out the rest at Walmart (no boos please…the only other stores are ShopNSave or Giant Eagle…..WAY MORE EXPENSIVE).

  222. Nancy Williams says:

    Wish they would open a store in Oxford,MS. We are a college and retirement town with all the long time citizens here. We have Kroger and Larsons Cost Saver on the west side of town and Walmart on the East side of town. We need an Aldis. The East side is growing fast but no grocery store but Walmart.

  223. Nancy Williams says:

    Wish they would open a store in Oxford,MS. We are a college and retirement town with all the long time citizens here. We have Kroger and Larsons Cost Saver on the west side of town and Walmart on the East side of town. We need an Aldis. The East side is growing fast but no grocery store but Walmart.

  224. Sarah G. says:

    Timely article – we just discovered Aldi! I went once a year ago but didn’t have any understanding of the store so I walked through, 80% confused and 100% without a cart, and left. Now I know better. 🙂 I’m in the Chicagoland area, too. Looking forward to more of your posts!
    (P.S. I spotted a typo in #4. Barley / Barely)

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      Hi Sarah, thanks so much for taking the time to read and post! Maybe we will run into eachother at an Aldi sometime 😉 Also, thanks for the heads up! I have been aware of that, but keep forgetting to change it! I just fixed it 🙂

  225. Sarah G. says:

    Timely article – we just discovered Aldi! I went once a year ago but didn’t have any understanding of the store so I walked through, 80% confused and 100% without a cart, and left. Now I know better. 🙂 I’m in the Chicagoland area, too. Looking forward to more of your posts!
    (P.S. I spotted a typo in #4. Barley / Barely)

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      Hi Sarah, thanks so much for taking the time to read and post! Maybe we will run into eachother at an Aldi sometime 😉 Also, thanks for the heads up! I have been aware of that, but keep forgetting to change it! I just fixed it 🙂

  226. diane says:

    I have never been disappointed with anything from Aldi’s. I took a toy fire engine back to WM because Aldi had it at half the price. Exactly the same (for my grandson). I have tried “off brands” at Aldi’s and could not tell a difference from the name brand. I choose their meats over others! Never a problem. Read the labels – the Aldi tissues are from Kleenex! Look on the bottom. I love the prices and everything I buy there – from home goods to food items! The plastic bags can be used for months. I empty mine when I get home, fold them and store them in the trunk of my car. I’m always ready to go to Aldi’s! I have driven many miles to get to Aldi’s. Thanks for being there for us!

  227. diane says:

    I have never been disappointed with anything from Aldi’s. I took a toy fire engine back to WM because Aldi had it at half the price. Exactly the same (for my grandson). I have tried “off brands” at Aldi’s and could not tell a difference from the name brand. I choose their meats over others! Never a problem. Read the labels – the Aldi tissues are from Kleenex! Look on the bottom. I love the prices and everything I buy there – from home goods to food items! The plastic bags can be used for months. I empty mine when I get home, fold them and store them in the trunk of my car. I’m always ready to go to Aldi’s! I have driven many miles to get to Aldi’s. Thanks for being there for us!

  228. OKmom says:

    The problem we have in our town is the cashier-customer ratio. We have walked in, and right out because they may have 1 or (maybe) 2 cashiers, with 8-10 customers waiting in each line. This also causes a jam at the end of the aisles where people can’t get through. Love their prices but not willing to stand in that long line for a couple gallons of milk and loaf of bread. Now if we go to actually shop the store, I don’t mind that too much. Oh, and we generally try not to shop anywhere until after the first week of the month! However, I did find this article interesting about product quality and ingredients. Will pay more attention to that in the future!

    • Kal-El says:

      Depending in which state you are…and how your neighborhood is. ..when you usually stand in line..with like. ..two, two gallons of milk, ..customers like you would look at you, and let you get ahead of them…or,…you can ask them if you could..99.9% of the time they let you get of them…
      You know it’s called a lot of things nowadays. .karma, pay it forward. ..but there are people who still believe in the way it should be. ……always! ! Take care of each other…always.. .

  229. OKmom says:

    The problem we have in our town is the cashier-customer ratio. We have walked in, and right out because they may have 1 or (maybe) 2 cashiers, with 8-10 customers waiting in each line. This also causes a jam at the end of the aisles where people can’t get through. Love their prices but not willing to stand in that long line for a couple gallons of milk and loaf of bread. Now if we go to actually shop the store, I don’t mind that too much. Oh, and we generally try not to shop anywhere until after the first week of the month! However, I did find this article interesting about product quality and ingredients. Will pay more attention to that in the future!

    • Kal-El says:

      Depending in which state you are…and how your neighborhood is. ..when you usually stand in line..with like. ..two, two gallons of milk, ..customers like you would look at you, and let you get ahead of them…or,…you can ask them if you could..99.9% of the time they let you get of them…
      You know it’s called a lot of things nowadays. .karma, pay it forward. ..but there are people who still believe in the way it should be. ……always! ! Take care of each other…always.. .

  230. Judy McGee says:

    I shop Aldi every week. Get most everything there. Once in a while will go to another store for something Aldi doesn’t have but not often. Recently started using their paper products and they are the same as store brands. I was glad to read in this article about their meat as I had had questions regarding it. Have boughten frozen but not fresh yet. Most often, when I get to the register the total is less than what I estimated and when I am packing up my bags, I look at my list again to see if I forgot something. 🙂

  231. Judy McGee says:

    I shop Aldi every week. Get most everything there. Once in a while will go to another store for something Aldi doesn’t have but not often. Recently started using their paper products and they are the same as store brands. I was glad to read in this article about their meat as I had had questions regarding it. Have boughten frozen but not fresh yet. Most often, when I get to the register the total is less than what I estimated and when I am packing up my bags, I look at my list again to see if I forgot something. 🙂

  232. Sheri says:

    I love Aldi. We shop there everyweek. We love all of there food. The only problem is there fruit, especially bananas dont always last very long. But that is just a miner flaw.

  233. Sheri says:

    I love Aldi. We shop there everyweek. We love all of there food. The only problem is there fruit, especially bananas dont always last very long. But that is just a miner flaw.

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      That’s interesting! I’ve never used the sugar for kool-aid, but used it only for baking with no issues. Haven’t tried the vanilla wafers yet but I guess I need to! 🙂 Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment!

      • MoodyMoody says:

        In general I love Aldi, but I have to caution people about the sugar. It bakes well, but don’t use it for jelly-making. My mother says that it won’t gel at all.

    • David Jones says:

      I’ve used Aldi’s sugar in Teas, and haven’t noticed anything weird about it. Their sugar dissolves completely with no “filler” residue. Whomever said that MUST be a troll. So many Trolls on here who love leaving negative comments, most of them completely untrue. Also, I’ve been shopping at Aldi’s in Pembroke Pines Florida for over a year now and have never noticed ANY rotten fruit or veggies, NO flies or weird bugs, NO rodent droppings. Again I must reiterate, so many trolls leaving negative comments.

      During the Christmas holidays, they advertised that they were hiring for their regular staff and assistant Managers – their advertised pay was $15 per hour for new employees, and $22 per hour for new manager trainees. Just recently I’ve noticed a new sign advertising $12 for new employees and $20 for manager trainees.

      Also, their store is always clean. I always buy their Sweet Potato chips at $2 per bag (Publix nor Winn-Dixie do NOT sell sweet potato chips), and their brand Lo-carb energy drinks at $0.99 (compare that to $4 for a Rockstar elsewhere), gigantic can of Chicken Breast for $1.98 (compared to $4.50-$5 elsewhere). My mom loves their coffee, she says their’s tastes better than Folgers. What used to cost $75 + per week at Publix, NOW costs just under $50 at Aldi’s.

  234. John says:

    You should NOT shop at ALDI if you’re not willing to review your receipt and invest time into getting price corrections completed.

    – Markdown prices, usually indicated by handwritten prices in black marker, are commonly not entered into the computer.
    – The registers do not display the scan price to the customer so you don’t have a means to review and address corrections when scanned. ALDI cashiers are trained to focus on efficiency only and are generally not interested in reviewing prices with you while scanning.
    – The receipt details the item/price but is only provided after the purchase is complete. By now, the cashier is usually working on the next customer’s transaction.
    – Price adjustments require a return/repurchase with adjustment which requires the manager involvement. As such, you need to get the cashier between transactions, delay other customers and wait for manager to arrive and complete the purchase.

    I’ve lost as much as 30 minutes getting price corrections and, while not always the case, on more than one occasion encountered rudeness from cashiers and managers. This is not an isolated event as I encountered the same problem in four different stores/two different states in a 2 week period.

    I’ve brought this concern to the corporate offices and was assured that regional leadership would address my concerns and contact me personally. After two reminders and four weeks, I received no response from any of the regions. Corporate advised “we are addressing the concern” but it seems to be more of a token message in hopes that I will go away.

    My recommendation:
    – When purchasing markdown items, review your receipt before leaving the register so they can be addressed immediately.
    – When you purchase an item that was over charged, request the “double back” guarantee be applied. This means you get a refund and a free product. While this guarantee is not designed for this purpose, a purchase that results in higher pricing than marked on the shelf qualifies as “I’m not satisfied.”
    – Report incorrect pricing to your state regulators. While this may be only be a small amount on your receipt, it seems evident that this is a widespread problem which requires outside oversight.

    We’ve been long time customers of Aldi and appreciate their focus on keeping prices reasonable. It’s only reasonable that we should expect them to focus on charging accurate prices.

  235. John says:

    You should NOT shop at ALDI if you’re not willing to review your receipt and invest time into getting price corrections completed.

    – Markdown prices, usually indicated by handwritten prices in black marker, are commonly not entered into the computer.
    – The registers do not display the scan price to the customer so you don’t have a means to review and address corrections when scanned. ALDI cashiers are trained to focus on efficiency only and are generally not interested in reviewing prices with you while scanning.
    – The receipt details the item/price but is only provided after the purchase is complete. By now, the cashier is usually working on the next customer’s transaction.
    – Price adjustments require a return/repurchase with adjustment which requires the manager involvement. As such, you need to get the cashier between transactions, delay other customers and wait for manager to arrive and complete the purchase.

    I’ve lost as much as 30 minutes getting price corrections and, while not always the case, on more than one occasion encountered rudeness from cashiers and managers. This is not an isolated event as I encountered the same problem in four different stores/two different states in a 2 week period.

    I’ve brought this concern to the corporate offices and was assured that regional leadership would address my concerns and contact me personally. After two reminders and four weeks, I received no response from any of the regions. Corporate advised “we are addressing the concern” but it seems to be more of a token message in hopes that I will go away.

    My recommendation:
    – When purchasing markdown items, review your receipt before leaving the register so they can be addressed immediately.
    – When you purchase an item that was over charged, request the “double back” guarantee be applied. This means you get a refund and a free product. While this guarantee is not designed for this purpose, a purchase that results in higher pricing than marked on the shelf qualifies as “I’m not satisfied.”
    – Report incorrect pricing to your state regulators. While this may be only be a small amount on your receipt, it seems evident that this is a widespread problem which requires outside oversight.

    We’ve been long time customers of Aldi and appreciate their focus on keeping prices reasonable. It’s only reasonable that we should expect them to focus on charging accurate prices.

  236. S. Jones says:

    My nephew found a mouse head in a can of green beans. The company apologized and then told him that they are up to the goverment standards for processing food. Gave him a 25.00 gift card to the store for his trouble. He ripped it up and will never shop there again. Nor will I. THIS IS A TRUE STORY!!. I saw the pics he took.

  237. S. Jones says:

    My nephew found a mouse head in a can of green beans. The company apologized and then told him that they are up to the goverment standards for processing food. Gave him a 25.00 gift card to the store for his trouble. He ripped it up and will never shop there again. Nor will I. THIS IS A TRUE STORY!!. I saw the pics he took.

  238. faith lannom says:

    Aldi’s is one of my favorite places to shop. They have vastly improved their products from when I was a kid and the money I save, is truly awesome!! I love that their milk is hormone free & I can buy 2 gallons versus 1 gal., for the same price. I love their healthy items as well! I Don’t mind bringing my own bags to save money or a quarter to use a cart, cause I get it back at the end of my shopping. Love, love, love Aldis!!!

  239. faith lannom says:

    Aldi’s is one of my favorite places to shop. They have vastly improved their products from when I was a kid and the money I save, is truly awesome!! I love that their milk is hormone free & I can buy 2 gallons versus 1 gal., for the same price. I love their healthy items as well! I Don’t mind bringing my own bags to save money or a quarter to use a cart, cause I get it back at the end of my shopping. Love, love, love Aldis!!!

    • Mallory Bacon says:

      That’s so interesting. Thanks so much for sharing! Being a mystery shopper is very intriguing to me. I haven’t had any issues with their veggies recently, although a few issues with fruit. No complaints though- obviously I love Aldi 🙂 Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment!

  240. boondocksnipes says:

    You could add an honorable mention to this. Aldi and Trader Joe’s are sister companies, and there are a few store brand Trader Joe’s products that we have found to be basically exactly the same as their more affordable Aldi counterparts. Coinicidence? I think not!

    Aldi saves our family of 6 sooo much money a month. Never going back to full-time non Aldi grocery shopping again. http://business.time.com/2013/07/29/how-two-german-owned-sister-supermarket-brands-became-hot-trendsetters-in-the-u-s/

  241. boondocksnipes says:

    You could add an honorable mention to this. Aldi and Trader Joe’s are sister companies, and there are a few store brand Trader Joe’s products that we have found to be basically exactly the same as their more affordable Aldi counterparts. Coinicidence? I think not!

    Aldi saves our family of 6 sooo much money a month. Never going back to full-time non Aldi grocery shopping again. http://business.time.com/2013/07/29/how-two-german-owned-sister-supermarket-brands-became-hot-trendsetters-in-the-u-s/

  242. Mary says:

    I love Aldi! Everyone in my house eats something different, my two year old exists on nuggets and fruit, my autistic four year old on anything that can be dyed blue and grilled cheese, my husband on meat and potatoes and I eat mainly veggies and fruit. Shopping at Aldi saves me at least $50 trying to get all the picky eaters fed. And the produce a mine is excellent. Living surrounded by farms has it’s pro’s. ?

  243. Mary says:

    I love Aldi! Everyone in my house eats something different, my two year old exists on nuggets and fruit, my autistic four year old on anything that can be dyed blue and grilled cheese, my husband on meat and potatoes and I eat mainly veggies and fruit. Shopping at Aldi saves me at least $50 trying to get all the picky eaters fed. And the produce a mine is excellent. Living surrounded by farms has it’s pro’s. ?