My Shopping Experience At ALDI Grocery Store - Talking With Tami

My Shopping Experience At ALDI Grocery Store

April 23rd, 2012


Today I made my way to an ALDI grocery store for a little weekly shopping. My kids wanted me to make my neighbors dish, KayKa. I may have it spelled wrong but it’s an easy recipe and it takes two seconds to make. My neighbor is Moroccan and she loves to cook. She gave me the recipe and I’ve been making it ever since. There is an ALDI grocery store a few miles down the road from me, so I popped in to pick up a few items. If you have never heard of ALDI before, it’s been around for quite awhile and it has great savings. You will not see too many store brands but you will recognize some. How you save is because you the consumer bring your own bags or boxes, there is no customer service, bag boys, you bring a quarter to rent your cart (you get refunded when you return the cart) and the prices are great! When I told a few people that I would be a brand ambassador for ALDI, a lot of them said they heard of the store, shopped there or they said the produce is fab!

I was in the store for my ingredients for my recipe but I also picked up some snacks, breakfast items, drinks and more. A friendly manager walked me around the store showing me all what they had to offer. She did agree that their produce section is a big draw to the store. Tomatoes are usually .99 cents a pound right now at other grocery stores but they had a bag of 5 tomatoes for .99 cents! The have fish, meats, poultry and so much more! They also have household items and things for sale that’s not all groceries. I purchased paper towels, garbage bags and I also was checking out the gardening items because that’s something I love to do. When I checked out my total was around $34 and I had a plenty! Next week in Atlanta there will be 3 new ALDI locations opening, so check back for all the details and locations. I would like to thank ALDI for the great shopping experience! Please visit the site for more info and store locations in your area! xoxo

Things about Aldi’s you may have not known:

Customers can find the majority of their average weekly shopping list at ALDI, including fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and bakery items.
All ALDI food products are backed by a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price.
ALDI exclusive brands are manufactured by many of the nation’s leading food producers, and in the ALDI test kitchen, ALDI ensures that products meet or exceed the quality and taste of the national name brands.
Smart shoppers have found that switching from national brands to ALDI exclusive brands can save them up to 50 percent on more than 1,400 of the most commonly purchased grocery items.
Shopping Cart rental system: ALDI keeps its carts in one convenient place. Just put a quarter in the cart, shop and then return the cart to get your quarter back. This helps to keep prices low because they don’t spend time retrieving carts.  
Store Hours in Atlanta: Typically 9am to 8pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm.


*I was compensated for this post but the views are my own.


  1. tjeanise says:

    Go Tami -Get compensated girl!! There is an ALDI’s near me and I show there quite frequently…

  2. CC says:

    I go to Aldi every week near my house. I particularly like the price of the produce. It’s even cheaper than the farmer’s market. Learned a long time ago in marketing that many store brand products are actually made by national/name brands.

  3. 2leftsocks says:

    Apologies for the long review. I’ve been shopping at Aldi for years & wanted to pass along helpful info if possible. Aldi is the lowest priced grocery store in the Atlanta area – when you resist impulse purchases! (Tough because they sell lots of goodies.) If diciplined, I always save 30% plus, every trip, vs. Kroger/Wal-Mart. For basics like eggs, milk, cheese, fresh chicken, lunch meat, jams, canned vegetables – Aldi is excellent. Their health/hygeine, paper & dry goods are worth a look too. The hispanic foods are flavorful; their $1.99 frozen pizza not bad, considering the cost – similar to Tombstone. Cereals are a good buy & taste comparable to the big brands; also, their garlic hummus, delicious. Pair some of these things with a $2.69 Winking Owl wine & you have a decent, inexpensive treat. But Aldi can also be very hit or miss. Coffees, not great. They all taste about the same; very strong & harsh. L’Oven Fresh baked goods tend to be cheap & junkie. (Stick with Belmont & Grandessa for baked desserts. They’re good.) Some of their pastas & sauces are a little bland. (I doctor them with spices or cheese.) What I find odd about Aldi is that on one trip an item will taste great; the next trip the same product tastes terrible. (Wondering if they switch vendors often?) Overall, 1 of 10 Aldi food items purchased I would not buy again – meaning 90% of my purchases have been just fine.

  4. Shirley says:

    Do they carry any organic products and/or vegs./fruits from local farms?

  5. admin says:

    yes visit the website

  6. William says:

    I LOVE ALDI! The prices are great. The products are great. One of the best kept secrets in Atlanta. I got a $5 off coupon at the Dogwood Festival a few weeks ago, and went and checked it out. First time I went, I SWORE I had $30 worth of stuff (coupon was $5 off purchase of $30 or more) – It was only $24.. . and I had BAGS of stuff. It would have been closer to $45 – and that’s buying mostly the store brands at Kroger. Bought some de-veined shrimp last weekend for my monthly pot of gumbo… it was some of the best shrimp I’ve had in years. GO ALDI!

  7. Michelle Reese says:

    Love this store, As a mom’ its actually my best friend, I buy 2 1/2 weeks of groceries for about $75. I have tried everything, except the detergents. My favorite is the produce, since my daughter is a picky eater, i buy tons of fruit and fresh veggies, to fill her up. I normally use the boxes in the store to carry my groceries out the store, and this past bristles, I’ve purchased toys and books for christmas gifts. Although Walmart is cheap, nothing compares to the quantity you can get at Aldi’s

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