I'm an Aldi shopper and proud. I'm also a hardcore budget-er and extremely cheap. So when I sat down and really looked at how much we were spending on groceries, I was disappointed. So I made a change. It has helped tremendously, and I actually look FORWARD to grocery shopping. With a kid or two! The downside is, Aldi doesn't sell everything our family needs. I find myself still having to supplement Aldi with one or two other stores, for our health and beauty and some specific food items, as well as that ONE item, that is hard to find and you always have to drive to the next town over to find it. I'll share mine at the bottom :D
So here is my list of ten items I wish Aldi would sell. Maybe they'll take notice, but probably not. Most likely you guys will just nod along. Please note, these are in no particular order.
10. Meatloaf mix. They have taco and gravy mix, but no meatloaf.
9. 1% milk. My store for the longest time ONLY carried 2% but now they carry whole and skim as well. But not the ONE milk we DO drink. I grew up a 2% girl. I can't do skim. My son has a slight intolerance and the 1% helps his body handle it better than 2%. So for this, I still have to go to Walmart.
8. Free & clear detergent. They do carry laundry detergent, but no dye/perfume free, which is what we need.
7. Diapers. I would definitely try them. We go as cheap as we can (using disposables) that we can get with the Walmart brand and they work just fine for us. But I would do cartwheels* if Aldi started carrying them.
6. Baby food. This was my beef when Bubber was young. Why don't they carry baby food? People would buy it! I ended up making his food myself with a 2.5 cup food processor and fruits/veggies from Aldi.
5. Heavy cream. They do actually carry this, but ONLY at the holidays. I need it various times throughout the year. My best batch of mashed potatoes requires it, as do ALMOST all my creamy pasta sauce recipes. Plus, hello, fresh whipped cream!
4. Charcoal. They have packaged picnic salads, all the meats you could want, but not the charcoal to cook it with. Boo on that.
3. Pasta shapes beyond macaroni and spaghetti. Sometimes you need shells and sometimes you need bowties. But they just don't have them.
2. Ricotta. They claim this is a seasonal product, but I tend to see it ALLTHEFREAKINGTIME except, of course the one time I plan to buy it -.-
1. Ok, so it's a list of 9 things. So sue me :D I don't do things halfway. Just 90% of the way :D
Are you store loyal when you shop for your family? For clothes? For groceries? Are you an Aldi shopper? What's that one item you are always on the hunt for, that your family won't do without?
This is ours...
Fluffimama out <3