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An Impressive $85 ALDI Haul

I have been regularly shopping at ALDI for almost a year now and I remain amazed by the savings there are to be had by shopping there. Last weekend I went to Whole Foods for my weekly grocery shopping and my bill was $185. This week I went to ALDI and my bill was $85. I’ll admit that I did buy more meat  at Whole Foods but overall…it’s night and day difference.

All that said, I 100% admit that I love Whole Foods for certain products and the overall shopping experience but ALDI is a welcome, budget-friendly addition to my regular rotation.

Here’s a look at what I bought at ALDI today for $85. Note that I was buying some items for an upcoming healthier Super Bowl snack post.

Aldi Produce

The produce…

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Pineapple
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Strawberries -from Florida!
  • Avocados – 0.59 each!
  • Cucumber
  • Mushrooms
  • Arugula
  • Spinach
  • Organic bananas

aldi cheese

Cheese and such…

  • Shredded parmesan
  • Plain greek yogurt – their big containers are like $3.79!
  • Honey goat cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Hummus
  • Two containers of feta
  • Guacamole
  • Organic shredded white cheddar

aldi stuff

Other good stuff…

  • Crest toothpaste
  • Sliced prosciutto
  • Sliced almonds
  • Marinated artichoke hearts
  • Smoked uncured applewood bacon – this stuff is dirt cheap, thick cut and amazing. I keep it in the fridge on the regular.
  • Organic marinara sauce
  • Multi-grain flax flatbread – my #1 favorite brand of “flat out” wrap
  • Multigrain pita crackers – these are delicious!
  • Italian seasoning
  • Chocolate bars (3) – these chocolate bars are a staple in my house!

bounty

And an 8-pack of Bounty paper towels.

Not bad, huh?

Are you an ALDI shopper? 

(This post is not sponsored…I just love ALDI!) 

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  • 1
    kaitlyn January 19, 2015, 10:20 pm

    when i went to aldi this past wednesday they had kombucha — for $2.49 each if i remember right! I bought a few bottles of two different flavors (cherry & ginger pear) and was very pleased! — I was nervous the cherry one would remind me of cough syrup but it definitely didn’t!

  • 2
    Samantha January 20, 2015, 8:34 am

    Seriously?! I live on St. John in the usvi and an $85 weekly shopping trip for me is usually Greek yogurt, an organic chicken and the one or two produce items that aren’t actively rotting! Oh the things I miss about the main land!!

  • 3
    Amy F January 20, 2015, 8:54 am

    Which ALDI do you shop? I went Sunday and there was no produce worth buying.

  • 4
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 20, 2015, 9:25 am

    Well you can not beat that avocado price! I have no Aldis around me though and have never even seen one, haha!

  • 5
    She Rocks Fitness January 20, 2015, 11:21 am

    WOW that is really impressive for $85.00! I don’t think there are any ALDI’s in Houston. But I always love to see what other people buy for groceries and what they save. Have a beautiful day friend! XOXO

  • 6
    meredith @The Cookie ChRUNicles January 20, 2015, 12:09 pm

    That is a great price for an avocado! I don’t shop at Aldi because the one location here is pretty far away but I should really stop in when I am in that area.

  • 7
    Marla-Deen January 20, 2015, 12:41 pm

    wow! that even beats my Kroger run, which I’m usually pretty proud of! good job!

  • 8
    tara January 20, 2015, 1:15 pm

    wow that seems good for $85 but as you said minimal meat. thats where it gets you !
    i have only been to aldi once. nothing is super close to me and i hate going to 2 stores. one thing in my area in ohio the aldi’s vary a lot in offering based on the neighborhood (economics i think). seems like yours has a lot of variety, more than what we have here. i need to check it out more !

  • 9
    Amy January 20, 2015, 2:55 pm

    I’ve been there once about a year ago in Ohio and was disappointed to see Corn Syrup in almost all of their shelf products including Apple Sauce. Now that we live in NC, I’m tempted to check it out again. Have you noticed if corn syrup is still a staple in many of their items?

  • 10
    JT January 20, 2015, 3:32 pm

    Is your upcoming Super Bowl post sponsored by Aldi?

  • 11
    Melissa January 20, 2015, 6:05 pm

    I lowered our weekly grocery budget (for a family of 5 with three growing kids:) from $250 at Publix to around $85-$100 per week at Aldi with a few trips to Publix thrown in there once or twice a month. I love that Aldi sells grass-fed beef and free range chicken – they’re not always in stock but I get a lot when they have them. Great haul!!! We get a lot of those same things! Shopping at Aldi frees me up to splurge on take out occasionally or at Whole Foods when I want something special. It’s awesome.

  • 12
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt January 20, 2015, 7:24 pm

    Aldi really has great buys! I always forget to go there but when I do I am impressed with what I get. I got this amazing rich aged cheddar with cranberries for the holidays there. yum!

  • 13
    Emily @ My Healthyish Life January 21, 2015, 8:19 pm

    I don’t have an ALDI near me but I sometimes go to Winn-Dixie which I think (?) is comparable. So much cheaper and they offer some good products. I’m SO happy it’s strawberry season. I’m from Florida and they are the best.

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