Last year after hearing so much about Aldi from The Frugal Girl, I decided to make a trip out to my closest store and check it out. The store is smaller than my normal supermarket, so doesn’t have everything I buy, but there were good deals on quite a few things that I buy. I decided to make the trek out there about once a month to stock up.
So to help out any local readers who are not sure what is available in Aldi, here is what I buy on those trips:
Extra virgin olive oil ($16.99 for 3L) – I decant this into a 1L bottle to make it easier to use, and then open the tin with a can opener to get the last bit out.
Organic butter ($2.89 for 250g) – This is less than half the cost of organic butter at the supermarket. I buy a few sticks and freeze them until I need them.
Real maple syrup ($6.99 for 250ml) – This is expensive but is still $1 cheaper than the supermarket. I’m still looking for a bulk source.
Tinned Sardines in Spring Water (59c for 125g) – These are also less than half the cost of the ones in the supermarket. I buy the ones in spring water because I prefer them, but they also come in tomato sauce.
Tinned coconut cream (79c for 400ml) – This is the cheapest price I have found for coconut cream. I prefer to buy coconut cream because it can also be watered down to make coconut milk, making it even more budget-friendly.
Rice cakes - unfortunately my local store was out of these when I went recently but I usually buy a bag or two to eat with almond butter. They’re around $1 a bag.
Tinned diced tomatoes (59c for 400mL) – I only discovered these on my last visit but I hope they are a regular product. They’re 10c cheaper than the ones in the supermarket, which isn’t a lot but every bit helps!
Toothbrushes – I can’t remember how much I paid last time I bought one, but it was significantly cheaper than the supermarket.
Baking paper (90m for $12.95) – I found this enormous pack of baking paper this week, which was great because I’d just run out. I expect 90m (295 feet) to last me 2-3 years!
Do you shop at Aldi? What do you buy there?