Why Is Aldi’s So Cheap & Aldi Organic Line

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Yes, I am one of those people that has asked that question – WHY IS ALDI’S so much cheaper.  I was sure it was because their food was inferior or even, well..  plain gross.  I also thought the food was simply on par with the generic food you find at the grocery store. I am not a big fan of generics, because I can get name brands for less expensive. I would stop in to Aldi’s from time to time to pick up produce and a few basics like milk and butter.

Well, as much as I hate to admit it, I was proven wrong, for the most part. {read on to see what I mean}

I had the opportunity to head out to Chicago and meet the folks at the Aldi corporate offices. It was an interesting visit to say the least and I left with a new found understanding of  Aldi culture & concept.

SO here is truth of the matter – I participated in a blind taste test and picked Aldi’s brand over the national brand all but ONCE.  Here is the kicker – the guacamole. I picked the Aldi guacamole. Seriously, I am a guacamole “expert”.

Ok, so if the food isn’t gross or small quantities how do they do it?

1. Less Wasted Time – You know the guy that is constantly stocking the shelf in your other grocery store. He doesn’t exist at Aldis. Instead they using a box system that allows them to restock quickly and effectively.

2. Cart System – Yeah, the quarter thing is weird, but again one less cost and honestly – I hate the people that leave their cart against my car. {Lazy}

3. Bags – Again, weird, but hey they save, plus I am all about not using plastic – bring your own folks.

4. Multi barcodes on packages – Say what? Yeah, you know all the flipping, turning at the register to find a barcode.. nope not necessary, allows for quicker checkout.

So even if you have never checked out Aldi’s and you shop organic, here is the BEST news I learned.

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Yep, Aldi’s is introducing an Organic Line, rolling out to all the stores! This EXCITES me. It is so hard to save on Organic items and the price points will be up to 50% off on national brands. A few products:

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I just found out that there will be a brand new Aldis coming to my area in late 2014.  I am  glad, our current store is very small and rather old.  I am hoping this will expand the selection.

If you have been reading to find out what I was not wrong about, well that is their yogurt. I loved all their products, except the yogurt.  It was rather yucky.  My point is this — if you try one Aldi’s product and think never again, you are missing out.

I will always be a couponer at heart, but definitely will be shopping at Aldi’s for my organics and non coupon items!

Note: Aldi’s provided me with an expense paid trip to visit their headquarters. I did not have to write this post.  The opinions are all mine (would anyone else claim this poor writing?). Nobody made me or advised me to eat the guacamole right out of the package, no spoon necessary.

PS IF you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I will try and help!  What food do you love at Aldis ? Do you like the yogurt ?


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  • brittyH

    Actually….I’ve been shopping at aldi for…well ever…my mom always did shopping there…and I’ve always loved the food…but i recently watched an episode of ‘unwrapped’ and found out that 90% of the food sold at aldi was infact name brand products in off brand packaging

  • Illmakeyaluvme29

    I love the cherry yogurt at aldi!! Everything in that store taste the same as name brand food at a different market only aldi food is cheaper!! I love aldi i will always shop there!!

  • Felicia Thomas

    Hi, is there a way that I can get Aldi’s to sponsor our program? Can you help me?

  • Mary Louise

    Aldi just opened up a store near here and the produce we purchased from our first trip was excellent quality and very delicious. Prices on nearly all of the groceries were at least 30-40% less. Probably at least 50% less than CUB, which originally started as a generic foods savings warehouse, and is now a major ripoff.

  • Renee

    I must say, Aldis is awesome!!! My sister and I both are very careful with what we buy for our family, we try our best to get the best food we can get. Aldi’s is by far the best, great organic line, awesome Greek yogurt, orange juice, organic milk, cereal, even organic coffee!! And their produce is by far the best!! I always get the organic bananas for the kids and regular bananas for me. They have the most delicious peaches and strawberries!! Once in a while they come a bit ripe but that’s normal anywhere. I only get my produce from Aldi or the farmer’s market. My boyfriend always made fun of me for going there until he tried it himself!! You must try!!

  • Demi

    I just bought some uncured bacon, and minimally processed black forest ham and turkey breast! Amazing that they off this!

    • Demi

      offer*

  • E Mom

    I do like their greek yogurt! I enjoy all of their produce! What are your thoughts on their meat? I’ve never bought it.

    • TDNB

      The meat is awesome.

      • yohnny

        yep. everything from the chicken to the turkey & ham is just as good as that overpriced stuff at publix in my opinion. same ingredients. what could possibly be different? all the food comes from the same place lol

  • The Germans

    I love ALDI. They started out the same way in Germany: as a low-budget, almost “dodgy” looking store where posh people wouldn’t ever set a foot in. Then, they won a lot of 1st prizes in consumer tests, so finally people got curious. The next step was to introduce fruit and vegetables. After that, organic food. Nowadays everyone shops there and they’re practically a guarantee for good quality. Thumbs up and I hope they will have even more all-natural and organic stuff when we move back to the U.S. next year!

  • katie

    I love Aldi’s

  • Nick Niebuhr

    I seem to find that Aldi’s food is higher in calories, sodium, and
    sugar. It seems very unhealthy compared to the name brands, the produce
    doesn’t look that great either. Sure it probably won’t kill you but it
    looks like the left overs that were rejected from other stores. I tried
    some of their hamburger meat and not only does it seem to cook funny,
    but it tastes funny too, i heard there meat supplier in France mixes
    horse meat in with the ground beef. The clincher tho that makes me
    cringe every time i see and Aldi are the rat droppings i found at the
    bottom of a bag of chips, sure that could happen anywhere, but it still
    is gross. I certainly love to save money, but i think ill stick with
    the bigger supermarkets and clip coupons!

    • Melvin

      Every once in awhile you get “one” of those people, you are one of them.

      • Anthony

        I have to disagree, i as well had an instance where i had a few mouse droppings in my bread crumbs from Aldi’s.

        • Amy B

          Maybe so, but I’ve also had this issue with name brand individually packaged oats from a regional grocery retailer (Bi-Lo). Spiders and bugs – disgusting! I’ve never had this issue with Aldi, and I’ve shopped there for years. I think it could happen anywhere really.

    • notatrolllikeyou

      weird, since it is the same brands & ingredients with off-labels.

  • Melanie

    I’ve just recently discovered the joys of Aldi. I’ve loved everything I’ve gotten there. The thing I love the most, besides the prices, is that they have bakery bread (French bread, sour dough, etc…) that is labeled “peanut/tree nut free”. We have actually found several items that are labeled nut free that are hard to find at the big stores. This is huge for our family with a daughter with severe nut allergies!! We love Aldi!!

  • Jeana

    Las Vegas, NV is my hometown, and so the only time I ever had the opportunity to shop at Aldi, was when I was visiting family in Green Bay, WI. Like you, I thought something was wrong with the food, and all because of the ‘off brand’ labels, and cheap prices. Now that I have moved 20 miles northwest of Green Bay, I find myself shopping at Aldi quite often. For the price, I love their yogurt. Their coffee is the thing I don’t like. It smells like old, wet cardboard upon first opening the container. No matter, coffee I can get elsewhere, but the rest of the store is chock full o’ delicious foods at equally tempting prices. I’m most interested in Gluten-Free, and Lactose Free items, and if Aldi expects to be selling more of these.

  • Me

    I’ve shopped at Aldi’s for a while now and I was excited to see more Organic products. I buy organic milk,cereals,fruits and veggies. I would like to try the meats but I don’t see on the label anything that says organic or grass-fed/antibiotic free.

  • Genevieve

    I seem to talk to everyone….and at Aldi’s I spoke to a truck driver and his wife: He piced up a truckload of canned corn at the processing plant in the middle of nowhere…while waiting he asked the mgr. which canned corn he boughtm and he told him Aldi’s…they are the only company that sends out an inspector when their product is run AND the entire can is niblets…the other name brands are mixed…just do a comparison test!

    Another day a friend told me their make-up was great! I checked it and began talking to the couple standing next to be…she didn’t speak English, but he did. They were from Germany and he was in the US on business for a few months. He said that make-up was very expensive in Germany!

  • Gina

    Thank you so much for this post.
    I’m really excited about Aldi’s grass-fed beef and have three questions…
    1. From what specific farm(s) do they get their organic beef?
    2. Is this beef not only grass-fed but also grass-finished? Grass fed can mean allow for cows to be fed grain, including corn, usually toward the final weeks before being butchered to add extra bulk.
    3. Also, some time ago I read that if something is certified USDA organic, it cannot be fed or made with any gmo products. But now I am reading that this isn’t always true. Hard to know what is true. Does Simple Nature organic products contain any gmo, especially in organic beef.

  • Rich

    Try their awesome German chocolates, at one third the price of other places. They sell a Cabernet Sauvignon wine for (don’t laugh) $2.89 and it’s great; read some of the reviews that are out there-they have their own vineyard. They have a whole wheat gnocchi that is wonderful and pestos and sauces you cannot beat for the price. I agree with many of the commenter’s on the hummus, guacamole and the quality and price of fresh vegetables. Their frozen veggie pizzas are good as well, if that is your thing. It’s the cheapest place in town for peanut butter and better than most. They typically don’t carry some of the odd vegetables I like, for instance; kale, collard & turnip greens, eggplant, cilantro, parsnips and turnips. I have enjoyed most of their cheeses but I don’t eat meat so I cannot comment on any of their meet products personally but I have friends who have spoken positively about them.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for writing this! Some of my well-to-do friends who swear by target are so snobby about my Aldi-ways. I love them!

    • http://forthemommas.com Shannon

      Well I know well to do people who shop at Aldi and perhaps that is why they are well to do! Smart with their money!

      • Andrea

        Aldi’s is my JAM.

    • Victor Perry

      Targets has been terrible ad over priced. I just started shopping at Aldi and I love the turkey meat and the grapes. I like the fact that they put the price in big and bold numbers. I go to other stores and you have to wait to get to the register to find the price. I also love the fast checkout. That other comment sounds like a competitor posted it.

  • Christine Pham

    I would love to get an expense paid trip to Aldi Headquarter. How did you manage to get that? I love shopping at Aldi!

    • Five Star

      He didn’t, can you tell a sales pitch when you hear one. The average person who was to get an ALL PAID EXCLUSIVE TRIP TO ALDISS HEADQUARTERS & as well FIVE NIGHTS IN THE RITZ CARLETON, & the Ritz now uses all Aldi organic beef too! :)

  • http://www.aldimom.com/ The Aldi Mom

    Great read! I am in absolute love with the Simply Nature items at ALDI, as well as their Fit & Active products! Glad you had a wonderful visit! :)

    • Natalie

      I also love the Simply Nature items..this week I picked up Organic Milk for less than $3.00!

  • Jan

    I haven’t heard anyone speak about Aldi’s clam chowder. I do believe it is the best I’ve ever had. I always keep some on hand for that clam chowder and grilled cheese lunch. Produce and price of produce is best anywhere. Our prices of eggs is ALWAYS cheapest around, Aldi’s prices and product are worth the drive. I was glad to hear about the numerous bar codes…wondered why they could scan so quickly !!!

  • Sue C

    I love Aldi’s produce, and my husband LOVES their tomato juice! When we shop at the other stores, don’t even bother getting their tomato juice. He’ll wait for me to go to Aldi’s.
    Also, I personally appreciate that their checkout people are allowed to SIT! I know they work hard stocking during slow times. But I hate to see checkout people who have to stand their whole shift. Seems soooo unnecessary. Swivel chairs, please… for your people. Nice!

    • Anonymous

      Our aldi’s all have swivel chairs

    • Sibylle F

      Absolutely, I could not agree more!!! It makes no sense for cashiers to have to stand. Maybe the office people should be made to do that so they can feel what it’s like having to stand all day.

  • Mike

    I’ve been a big Aldi fan for 20 years now, so it’s good to hear the validation. I don’t buy organic though–I guess I’m not convinced it makes much of a difference, either health or environment-wise. I’m open to be convinced though (with actual evidence, not just rhetoric).

    • rachel K

      organic is supposed to be non-genetically modified. a natural product that doesn’t kill bees or harm cows. GMO’s are dangerous which is why american food stuffs are rarely exported. Heres something GMO that will make you barf. Aspartame is made from fermenting genetically modified bacteria feces.

  • Michelle H.

    We just got a bigger Aldi. I like their Greek yogurt. We love their garlic lovers hummus. I like the Dutch Kitchen brand. They have brat that is “seasonal” that is better than the top brands…although recently I’ve found they have different manufacturers some times and have learned to tell which is better, some have a better casing with the “snap” you want in a casing. They have some of the best produce. I wish they would stop carrying some thing “seasonally” and carry them year around.

    • formeraldicashier

      One reason they are able to keep their prices so low is their seasonal items. They buy them in bulk when the cost is cheapest, then pass the savings on. If they provided their seasonal products year-round, they would have to temper that savings to make up for when the cost was higher.
      Seasonal items also give Aldi more variety without having to take up tons of shelf real estate.

    • dontpanik

      Yep, I currently have a cabinet full of the Deutche Kuche mild mustard with herbs I picked up last October, lol. I will go on a frenzy when I can get either shelf stable or frozen goods at a good price. Those stuffed clams are also awesome! I can’t wait for fall. Can you say Aldi Apple Butter?!?

  • Yvette

    There is an Aldi’s about two miles from me. There is also one across town. I buy their milk, eggs, cheese, bread, produce and toilet paper. The bbq chips are our favorite. The others were not good. My hubby LOVES their cheesecakes. My mom loves the yogurt and avocados. I like their cart system. When I shop elsewhere I always park near or by the cart return corral. I hate when people are so lazy and not return the carts :-( The workers are friendly.

  • Claudine

    I love Aldi and shop there weekly. I don’t like their regular yogurt (too much added starch) but their large container of plain greek yogurt is just as good as the expensive name brands.

  • http://www.alignedinside.com simone

    they also have fabulous small appliances and exercise equipment – it’s seasonal but well worth the effort to watch for them…i love the convection oven and it’s practically all i use…i’ve gotten rid of my microwave. I am also super excited about the organic line!!!

  • Anonymous

    Their all time best product in my opinion is their chocolate cake!! I was so excited to see them bring that in as a regular product instead of a once in a while product!!! YUMMY!!

  • Anonymous

    I love Aldi! I am (was) a name brand snob. I had been burned by a lot of ‘off brands’ and was weary to try a lot of their products. It took me about a year to basically switch completely over to them.
    I’ve done a lot of research on this company and like their values. Interesting little facts, to include; Aldi doesn’t finance their stores, they pay cash-if they are planning on building one and find out they don’t have enough money they don’t finance-they cancel the build and wait (excellent example of money handling); they don’t have anywhere near the ‘junk’ chemicals and preservatives in their products as most you will find at regular grocery stores; they compete on butter, eggs, milk, and some canned food and all produce items-so it is Rare you will find those things cheaper anywhere else; I had a manager open a product in front of me while shopping so I could try it-find another store willing to do that on occasion; they have a specialized team of people whose only job is to develop products they sell; they import very little and although they are a German based company, the US stores carry US made products primarily.
    They do not carry baby food and won’t be. They have a product that is apple sauce that appears to be appropriate to use as baby food, but I would suggest waiting on that one until your baby gets bigger…it’s not watered down for baby consumption-it’s organic…but if your kids love applesauce and you need a clean, no mess, super convenient snack on the go, it is PERFECT!!!.
    The reasons I think some of you are seeing issues with their produce could possibly be because Aldi doesn’t have a refrigerated produce section (put your produce on your counter instead of in the fridge and see how long it lasts)…all of it is set on a display shelf everyday. Aldi gets produce on every single truck they have. The advantage to their produce is not only the price, but also the way it is delivered. Larger grocery stores get specific produce items on different trucks that will last a certain amount of days. Aldi gets every produce item every day they get a grocery delivery truck. So those of you who are having issues, I would suggest maybe finding out their truck schedule and go there on those days for produce.
    I know their mark up is practically nothing, and their ‘produce picks of the week’ they are losing money on. (Example-I actually ran into one of their canned fruit suppliers at the store one day and that person showed me what they sold the product to Aldi for-quick math told me Aldi was making seven cents for every 12 cans of that product sold!!

    Yeah, their stores are ‘different’, sometimes there are a lot of empty boxes around that they need to pull off the shelf, and I see their floor around produce gets really dirty sometimes because of all the grapes that fall on the ground getting smashed by people shopping and making a sticky, black mess, but I go there for fresh, good quality produce, good prices on (and here is a hint about some of their suppliers) extremely popular named brand products packaged in Aldi’s name, and to see super sweet cashiers that usually have a big smile for me.
    They have my business for life!! Especially if they keep bringing in all of those super cheap, awesome kitchen gadgets and accessories!! (And lets face it-during Christmas time it’s nice to see those name brand toys on their shelves for usually five dollars or more (depending on the price) less than anywhere else!!)

    Lol, I know I’m bragging on them, but the more I find out, the more amazed I am by their business technique!! (Really is it worth paying twenty dollars more for groceries because they are set on a shelf one by one instead of in the box they came in??? Ummm,, I think I can deal with pulling chips out a box rather than off a shelf–i happily think about all the germs I don’t bring home because some stocker person at some other store didn’t wash his hands before handling every single bag of chips…eeewwww!

    HAPPY ALDI SHOPPING!!!!

    • Jane Goodson

      Thanks for giving all this info – I’m thinking of switching and I’ve already done some Aldi shopping and have always been pleasantly surprised!

  • Mary

    I, too, do not like their yogurt! But I regularly shop for dry and canned goods, milk, and snacks for kids lunch boxes. I am SO excited to hear they will carry more organic items! I was told by a friend who contacted Aldi’s headquarters that their food producst are made in the same facilities in which the name brand items are made except that the recipe or formulation is tweaked just slightly to differentiate them from the name brands – I suppose for legal reasons.

  • Tracy

    Love Aldis! The hummus is the best, I want to try the guacamole now. The sweet and salty breakfast bars are amazing!

  • Wayne Miskelly

    My wife loves the yogurt, and has tried many other brands. Their ice cream is simply the best.
    Their new addition of choice steaks is wonderful.

  • Anonymous

    My wife loves their yogurt. And she has tried a number of brands. Their ice cream is simply the best.

  • Andrea

    I don’t shop at Aldi’s often because it’s at the opposite end of town from where I live. However, I did discover their great produce prices last year, and started going more often (before summer farmers market season anyway). Know the prices of staples at your favorite grocery store. Some are cheaper at my Wegmans. Also, once I needed to buy sugar and it was definitely a smaller package. I believe it was only 2-3 lbs. instead of 5.

    • http://forthemommas.com Shannon

      I just purchased the sugar and it was 4lbs, but most major brands have switched to 4lb bags as well in the last 2 years.

  • Heather

    We love Aldi! Their Kettle chips, tortilla chips, rice cakes, semi sweet choco chips, butterscotch chips, non-fat dry milk powder, butter, eggs and yes, even their yogurt. The Greek yogurt is good and so is their cottage cheese. I use their mozzarella cheese and blocks of cheddar, colby, etc. They have a natural peanut butter, gluten free salsa and spaghetti sauce and sometimes they have gluten free chicken nuggets and sausage. The one thing that we haven’t liked is their frozen peas, BUT they have a great guarantee if you are not satisfied with something you buy there. Take it back and they will give you your money back.

    • Anonymous

      you should be recieving your money back AND a replacement item.

  • Ang

    I love their hummus for $1.69 and their produce. and yes I love the yogurt. They even have a pumpkin yogurt out now that I love!

  • Martha

    I actually love their greek yogurt! So much better than other brands I’ve tried. :)

  • Steph

    At Aldi’s I’ve noticed it is much easier to find food that is a product of the US not China!

    • http://forthemommas.com Shannon

      Steph,

      About 90% of their products are made in the USA. If the product is not made in the USA, you will see a country of origin. I thought that was pretty cool.

      • Ruth

        That’s one of the best reasons to shop there.

  • Heather S

    love the produce prices there! just wish there as one closer to me!

  • Kellie B.

    LOVE that their chicken, eggs & milk are hormone free and taste very fresh. I am also a fan of their frozen salmon & frozen shrimp. I want to try their hummus soon. Any thoughts on that? Canned goods are super cheap as well as spices, and bread.

    • Sheila W

      Their hummus is the only hummus I will eat. It is very smooth.

      • FTM – Natalie

        Shelia, thanks for the recommendation..I haven’t tried the hummus yet, but was considering it. Thanks!

  • Juliann

    I’ve been shopping at Aldi’s for several years now and my family loves the half and half. It’s so popular they can barely keep it in stock.

  • Tawna

    I’ve started shopping at aldi’s but thier produce seems to spoil much quicker than items from other stores. I worry that it is old or they are mishandling it. Also I worry about food safety when I shop there. Any knowledge about how and where the food is produced. The recent dog treat problem was mentioned earlier. There have been many similar problems recently. I worry that I may be exposing my family to problems when I shop at aldi’s. How are they on food safety?

    • http://forthemommas.com Shannon

      Tawna,

      The do source all of the produce locally, and they indicated that there stores are switching to daily deliveries of produce to reduce spoilage.

      I am not quite sure what you mean by food safety (as food products are all regulated by the same manufacturing entities and rules in the USA). About 90% of their products are made in the USA. If the product is not made in the USA, you will see a country of origin listed on the product. (i.e. their Chocolate is sourced from other countries and their wine)

      • Tawna

        Thanks for your reply. I just stopped for eggs at aldi’s today and they were $1.58 a dozen in PA. I bought at Sam’s club instead. I had to buy 3 dozen to get a good price,$1.36 per dozen but I was going to buy 2 dozen anyway.

    • Anonymous

      Food safety…well they are under the same requirements as everyone else.
      Their store employees and their warehouse employees don’t have to touch the products because they are all contained in a box, so that in my opinion makes them much more sanitary than any other grocery store. They have to abide by OSHA and Health Department regulations to stay open, a big part of their products are made in the same place as the most popular brand and just packaged in Aldi wrapping….
      I’m gonna say their food safety is better than anyone else’s food safety regulations just for the simple fact they don’t ‘handle’ every single bag or can of something-they put it on the shelf in the box it came in. (And everyone is worried about how many germs are on a grocery cart….try figuring out how many people have touched your package of food at your regular grocery store, with dirty nasty hands, and you just picked it up, after washing your own hands, getting those germs all over, and started eating–GROSS!!! I’m a little more worried about that at WalMart than how clean the bar is on the cart.)
      (Aldi also has less recalls on their products than any other grocery store because their standards are so high.)

  • amy

    My family loves Maier’s Italian bread…but it’s so expensive! ($4.00 a loaf) The Aldi’s version is sooo cheap and it is almost as good as Maier’s, much better than the other grocery store versions! Also, the eggs at my Aldi’s are only .89 cents a dozen every day, can’t beat it!

  • KyleneW

    Interesting. Will have to figure out where the closest one to me is :)

  • dawn w

    Aldi is my number one stop for dairy, breads, spices and chips. Yogurt, yuck! and it is full of artificial colors. Their fresh fruit and veggie prices can’t be beat but I will also price match them if I am at Walmart which is closer for me. Aldi’s flyer comes in our Sunday paper.

    • Azatoth

      It might be food color but it will not be artifical. Even in the US ALDI adheres to stronger EU regulations.

  • Jodi

    Aldi is great for a lot of items…their kettle chips and tortilla chips are about 1/2 to 1/3 of the price at the grocery store and taste the same. I am going to have to try the guacamole now! You cannot beat their prices on spices!! I got a huge container of Cumin and Chili powder for $.99 each. Their canned foods, meats, dairy etc. are all much cheaper and are good quality. As far as produce I think the vegetables are usually better quality than the fruit..at least at our store. Looking forward to the organic line too.

  • Karen

    PS–I saw that someone’s dog likes their treats, be careful when buying them. I wanted to buy them from there as well, but noticed they were from China and there are over 100 dogs in my area that have died and they traced it back to dog treats from China (we live in Ohio). Just an FYI :)

  • Karen

    I shop at ALDI’s regularly. Their produce prices can’t be beat, in the summer, they had grapes at $.89lb and avocado’s are usually 3/$.99! I do however, wash everything I get there in water and vinegar (unless it has a thick skin)! Some items for baking are pretty much the same as national brands, like the coconut, sweetened condensed milk and sugar. The best thing about ALDI’s though is their double money back if you do not like a product or something is wrong. You don’t even have to bring the product back, just the receipt and you get your money back plus another item to try or the same thing.

  • Michelle

    Love Aldi’s! Can’t beat the prices on Milk and most dairy. Did I see pictures of organic baby food and cereal!?! Our Aldi’s has a few organic items, but not many yet. Looking forward to see more on the way. Maybe they’ll even introduce organic yogurt. I have to agree with you, their current yogurt is the pits!

    On another note, our dogs LOVE their dog biscuits. They prefer them to the name brand ones. (Yes, we did a taste test with them!)

    • Anonymous

      Nope, not organic baby food. Aldi is not introducing baby food. What you saw I think was the apple sauce…definitely AWESOME for on the go quick, no mess snacks for toddlers and older, but I personally wouldn’t give it to a baby unless you water it down first.

  • bonnie

    i like there can veg prices i dont go there often but u cant beat that

    • http://forthemommas.com Shannon

      Oh I will have to take a look at them Bonnie.

  • Judy

    We totally LOVE this store, especially since we live in Manhattan, where grocery prices can get a little crazy. There is one that we go to on East 117th Street. Sometimes, they even have unadvertised in-store specials – one time I paid 25 cents each for a loaf of bread and for hamburger buns!! The yogurt is ok – I buy the Fit and Active. I bought the frozen mac and cheese for my 4 year old and it was very salty, so I won’t buy that again, but pretty much almost everything else there is great. The cereals are just about the same as the national brands and the snacks are delicious. You never know what you are going to find there.

  • beth

    dont think ive tried their yogurt but i know one of my friends buys theirs all the time. hubby and i LOVE their jalapeno potato chips lol. i like their frozen chimichangas too, but only the chicken, i don’t think the beef ones are very good. again not a healthy option, but better and cheaper than mcd’s for days i really dont have time on my way to work. oh, and their EGGS. absolutely the cheapest eggs around. i refuse to buy eggs anywhere else any more (unless i’m buying them straight from a farm, then the quality cant be compared.) but if you’re buying grocery store eggs, Aldi is absolutely the best place to get them.

    • http://forthemommas.com Shannon

      LOL Evan said .. Jalapeno Chips.. oh yum. They do source their dairy local so great point about the eggs.. wonder if they do have cage free.

      Natalie says their yogurt is just fine and I am weird.

  • Monica

    Well…I’m trying to like Aldi’s more, at least for certain things. While I haven’t had great success with their produce, and their prices on many staples are on-par with other area stores (so no big savings there) I think an organic line would definitely draw me there for a harder look. I do like the Fit and Active, their pumpkin coffee creamer, flour tortillas, and their prices on snacks. I look forward to seeing what else they have to offer.

    • http://forthemommas.com Shannon

      Monica,
      There are definitely some things I will always be a couponer for because the prices (i.e. free can’t be beat). The organics is a huge draw for me too!

  • Rebecca

    The closest one to me is about a half hour but I would be willing to go for good organic products.

    • http://forthemommas.com Shannon

      I bought the butter and milk and was happy with the quality!

  • FTM – Natalie

    I like the yogurt! I also like the Bakers Corner line and the Fit and Active. I would love to see a bigger produce aisle and maybe a bit more meat specials. I am looking forward to seeing more of the organic line.

    • FTM – Natalie

      Don’t forget your bags and your quarter!