Vulcantofeedyourfamilytonightpodcasteachweek.Weareservingupmotivationandinspirationtohelpyougainweeknightdinneronthetablelettingyourecapturealittlecalminthecrazyandnowyourhostspeakerauthorandmarriedmother-of-fourMariaCuba.Hellofriends,welcometotheFuturefamilytonightpodcastepisode112todayisareplayofoneofmytop-ratedpodcastofalltime,itsepisode68thatoriginallyairedinFebruaryof2020titleAldi101.Forthoseofyouwhohaventbeenaroundawhile.Aldiisoneofmyfavoritegrocerystoresofalltime.IhaveanAldi3minutesfrommyhouseanditiswhereIdothebulkofmygroceryshopping.SositbackenjoythisreplayofAldi101andlearnhowtoshopatoneofmyfavoritegrocerystores.WelcometothefeedyourfamilytonightpodcastonyourhostMariefiebachandweareonepisode68today.WearegoingtotalkaboutAldiIhavetotellyouthatIaminaveryuniquepositionwhereIlivewithinfivetosevenminutesofmyhouse.IhaveanAldiIhavetoKrogersthereDillonsbutDylansisownedbyKroger.SoIhavetoKrogersIhaveaWholeFoodsasproutaTraderJoesandtohealthfoodstores.SoIreallyhavemypickofanygrocerystoreandhewantedreallywanttogotoandALDIiswhereIdoallofmygroceryshopping.Idohittheseotherstoresforafewthingshereandtherebutthebulkofmydayindayoutgroceryshopping.IdoitalldIwasinAlditheotherdayandranintoanoldfriendandwegottalkingaswewerebackingupourgroceriesandIlltellyouaboutthataswegothroughthispodcast,butwewerebackingupourgroceriesandshesaidIrememberthefirsttimeIwenttoAldiIwassonervous.IdidntknowthesystemthatIwasworriedthatIwoulddosomethingwronganditwasreallyintimidatingyouforgottenwhatthatfeltlike,butsheremindedmeandIhavetotallybeenthere.SoifyouaresomeonewhoisnervousorintimidatedbyAldi,ImheretohelpcalmyournervesandifyouarearegulargotoALDIShopper,Icantwaittohearwhatyouliketobuyitalltheseandwhyyouthinkitisagoodvalue.ThefirsttimeIeverwentintoanAldiIwasincollegeinthiswasthemid-to-lateninetiesandIwasatschoolinOhioandIwasoneofthefewpeoplethatactuallyhadacarandsomyfriendsaid,letsgotoALDIandatthispointIwasjustshoppingatKrogerformyfewlittledormitorygroceriesandmyfriendshadnewknowalltheseissupposedtohavethebestvalueonalittlebitfurtheracrosstownandwenttothisAldiandIwalkedinandIthoughtmygoodnesswhatifIgotintoahugeBrandingupdateandIwalkedinandeverythingwasoffbrandandIdidntknowifIcouldtrusttheoffbrandsornot.AndsoIwentthroughwhenIgotmyfewlittlebasicthingsandthenleftthestoreandthoughtIamnevergoingbacktothatAldi.Soitwasntlikeastellarfirstexperiencefastforwardmanyyears.Andagain,Iwasayoungmomwithlittlekids.MymothersfriendhadfivekidsandshehadsomekidsthatweremyageandthenshealsohadyoungerkidsstillathomeandshetoldmymotherthatshelovedshoppingatAldisandthenitwasthebestvalueandshestayedsomuchmoneyandagainyoungandmarriedlittlekids.Wedidnthavealotofextramoneytothrowaround.SoifIcouldtrimmygrocerybudgetalittlebititwouldbegoodforourfamily.AndsoIrememberIknewIhadtogetaquartersoIcannevergetQuarterandIknewIhadtogetbags.SoIrememberjustgrabbinglikeacoupleofbagsandgoingtoallthebymyself.IleftmykidswithmymombecauseIwassonervoustogotherebymyselfwithmykids.SoIleftmykidswithmymomandIwenttoAldiforthefirsttime.IveprettymuchbeengoingthereeversinceIwasblownawaybythepricesandthequalityoftheitemsandIbecamearegularAldisShoppertalkaboutwhatsheneedtopreparebeforeyougotoALDI.ThefirstthingisthatmostofthetimeyourenotgoingtobeabletodoallofyourgroceryshoppingatAldi.IusuallyhaveoneortwoitemsthatallhedoesntcarrythatIknowImgoingtohavetogetaKrogerorSproutsoroneofthehealthfoodstoresintown.SothatsthefirstthingisknowthatyoumaynotbeabletogeteverythingatAldi.ThesecondthingismakesureyoubringaquarterandImnotsayingbring$0.25.IsaidbringaquarterbecauseyouhavetoputaquarterintogetacartandifyoulikemysonandcollectquartersandwhichstateisonthequarterisreallyimportanttoyoutoknowthatyourenotgoingtogetthatquarterbackbecauseintheendyouregoingtoendupwiththedifferentcardsandallgothroughthatalittlebitlaterbutbringaquarterandallyouhavetodoispushthequarterinthelittleslotanditsgoingtoreleaseachainthatyoucansendpullthecaroutandyouhaveitandtheydothistokeeppricesdownbecausethentheyrenothavingtopaysomeonetocollectcartsinthegroceryLots.Theydonthavetoworryaboutcartswalkingaway.Ifsomeoneleavesacaroutintheparkinglot.Theresalwayssomeonewhoswillingtopickituptogetafreequarter.Itsonewaythatallthesesavesyoumoney.ThesecondthingthatAldidoestosaveyoumoneyastheydonotbagyourgroceriesforyou.Soyouregoingtoneedtobagyourowngroceries.Itsbestifyoucanbringyourowngrocerysack,butifyoudontandhowmanytimesIhaveforgottenmygrocerysacks,Icanteventellyouyoucanbuypapersacksfor$0.07eachorthereareoftenboxesthatarefloatingaroundthestorethatyouevenhaveabigbinofboxesoutsometimesandyouaretotallyfreetotakethoseboxesandputyourgroceriesinoneoftheiremptybox.Andagain$0.07foracoupleofbags,likemaybeifIbuylikefourbagsandspendinglessthan$0.30andIcanpromiseyouIhavesavedmorethan$0.30onthegroceriesthatIbought.Sodontletnothavingbagskeepyoufromthesavingsthatalwayscangiveyouevenifyouhavetopurchaseafewbagsoruseoneoftheirboxes.YouwillbefinethefirstthingyoumaynoticewhenyouwalkintoanAldioryoumaynotnoticethatyoullfeelitisthatitsquiet.Mostgrocerystoreshavemusicplayingandtheirmusicisveryspecialmusicthatisdesignedtogetyoutobuymoreallthesedoesnotpaytohavemusicputintheirstores.Andsoitfeelsquietandthatwassomethingthatwasreallystrikingtomeandittookmeacoupletimestofigureoutwhyallthesefeltdifferentthanmyregulargrocerystore.ButwhenIfiguredoutthatitwasbecausetheydidntplaymusicitmadesomuchmoresensetome.SoifyouwalkintoanAldianditfeelsdifferentIbetitfeelsdifferenttoyoubecausetheyarenotplayingmusic.AnotherthingtonoticeaboutAldiistherearelotsofpeoplethatgointherewithamissionandtheywillflythroughtheirheartshadafriendtosomethingonFacebooksayingthatshesurvivednotbeingrundownatAldibyothercartsanditstrueitcanhappen.Imaybeguiltyofbeingoneofthosepeople.AndwhereIhavemymissionandIcangetinandoutfastbecausewhenyougointoAldiyouhavesomanylesschoicesthatitsmucheasiertogetthroughthegrocerystorefast.Letmetalkaboutthat.Mostoftheirstoreisallstorebrandeditems.Soyourenothavingtocompare.Threedifferentbrandsofcannedtomatoes.IthinkthatcantomatoesisareallygoodexampletotalkaboutthiswhenyougotobuycannedtomatoesinatraditionalgrocerystorelikeaKrogertheresgoingtobethehousebrandandtheresgoingtobetheHuntsbrandandtheresgoingtobetheshesheSaintMarysonabrand-newhavingtolookatthreedifferentbrandsandthenyouhavetodecideifyouregoingtogetschool.Areyougoingtogetdicedoryouregoingtogetcrushedtomatoes?Andtheresalotofdecisionsthere.WhenyougotoALDIyoucandecidebetweendicedorcrushedtomatoesandtheresonlyonebrandandtheresonlyonesizeofeachcanofthoseBrandssoyoudonthavetodecideifyouwantalargecanofcrushedtomatoesorasmallcanofcrushedtomatoes.TheresonlyonesizeyourchoicesaremademuchquickerbecausetherearefewerchoicestomakeAresomepeoplearenervousabouthousebranditemsandIcantellyouthatthereareonlyafewitems.ThatIhaveeverhadatAldibutIdonotprefer.Ifindtheirhousebranditemstobeveryhigh-quality.ButherestheScoopifyoutakeithomeandbuyitanddontlikeitandyoukeepyourreceiptandyoutaketheemptycanortheunusedportionback.Theywilltotallygiveyouyourmoneyback.Noquestionsaskedandifyouhavesomethingwheremaybelikethishappentomeonetimewithpotatoes,IboughtabagofpotatoesandhejustwentbadfasterthantheyshouldhavelikeIhadtheminmyhouselessthanaweekinthepotatoeslikegotmoldy.AndsoItookthathappiestbagofpotatoesbackandIsaidlistentoBadfasterthantheyweresupposedtoletmegetanewbagofpotatoesandgavemethemoneyback.Itscalledtheirdoublequalityguaranteewheretheywillreplacetheitemandgiveyouyourmoneyback.Sometimesyouhavetoasktogetyourmoneybackratherthanjustreplacetheitem.ButifyouplaytheysayIwantthedoublequalityguarantee,orIvebeentoldyougetyourmoneybackandtheitemreplace.Itsnoquestionsaskedtheytoldtoreplacetheitems.Theytotallygiveyourmoneyback.SoifyourenervousabouttryingastorebrandGoaheadandtryitandifyoudontlikeit,justkeepyourreceiptandtakeitback.Itsreallyreallysimple.AndIpromiseyoutheyrenotweirdaboutitatall.Liketheyretotallyusedtothat.Anotherthingaboutthestorebranditemsinthisisreallyimportanttoalotofallergymoms.EspeciallyisthatitemsthatareAldishousebrandsareallfreeofsyntheticfooddyes.Andifyourelikemeandhavefooddyesensitivities,thisishugebecauseIhideinareallytrickyplacesthingslikepicklesandcakemixesandevenlikesomeofyourpotatochipsthathaveflavoringsandthingsonthemlikebarbecuechipswithcheesechips.Allofthosethingscanhavesyntheticfooddyeinthem,butifyouarebuyingahousebrandalltheitemevenliketheirquoteaquoteFruitLoops,Donothavesyntheticdyeinthem.Soifyouhavesomeonewhoissensitivetosyntheticfooddyes,alltheseisawonderfulplacetopurchaseyouritemsbecauseyouknowthatalloftheirhouseitemsarefreeofsyntheticdyes.NowthatsaidIllleavewillhavesomespecialbuynamebranditemsforawhile.MyAldihadCheeriosbrandCheeriosandCheeriosbrandHoneyNutCheeriosintheIslesoftheirstoreandthoseitemsarenotguaranteedtobefreeoffood.Dye.ButifisAldibrandeditem,itisguaranteedtobefreeoffood.Dyewhichishugeinmyhouse.Andifthatssomethingthatyouredealingwiththenitcanbereallyreallyhelpful.TheotherthingaboutalltheseistherestoresaresmallbecausetheyonlycarrythebasicitemsareallthelasttimeIwentthroughacompleteremodeltogetupdatedtotheirnewstyleofstoreandwhenmykidswithinitthefirsttimetheysaidMomthislookslikethegrocerystoresinItalyandtheywererightalltheseacompanythatwasbasedoutofGermanyandtheirstoresverymuchlooklikeaEuropeanGroceryStoretheirnewupdatedsoreslookgreatreallyuser-friendlyanditsusuallyprettyeasytofindyouritemsinthatstore.Butwhatsinterestingistherenotlaidoutexactlythesamestoretostore.SosomestoreswillstartwithLikethebakinggoodsandanotherstorewillstartwiththesnackGoods.Soyourenotgoingtonecessarilyfindconsistencyoffloorplanfromstoretostore.Butthatstoreonceithasafloorplanrarelywillchangeit.MyAldiwhenyouwalkinthedoor,yourewalkingrightintotheproducesection,whichisgreat.ThatisoneofthebestthingsthatyoucanbuyatAldisnowAldicarriesalotoforganicproduceandIhavefoundthatsometimestheirpricesaregreatandsometimestheirpricesareokay.TheyneverhadpricesonorganicproduceisntalwaystheBestBuyintownfororganicproduce.Butifyouarebuyingconventionalproduce,itisalmostalwaystheBestBuyintownwhenyourecomparisonshoppingforpricesbetweenAldiandothergrocerystoresistomakesurethatyoulookattheunitpriceoneexampleistherewasanotherlocalgrocerystorethatwasadvertisingcutieorangesknowthelittleClementineorangesandtheyweretwoTheresabagbutthebagwasonlytwopoundswhileAldihadfor229abagof3lbofcutiesandIoftenfindittherequantitiesarehigherandiftheirpricesareonlyslightlyhigher,butusuallyespeciallyonconventionalproduceandfruittheirpricesarehands-downthebestintown.Ibuyalmostallofmylettuceandmyfruitmykidswealwayshaveapplesinthehouse.Mykidseatalotofapplesandpeanutbutterforlunchesandsnacks.Usuallytheresonekindofapplethatisonsaleeachweekoneweek.Itmightbepinkladyapples.Thatslike3poundsforadollar69,whichiswhatitisthisweek.ThenextweekitmightbehoneycrispapplesorGrannySmithapples,buttheresusuallyonekindofapplethatsonsaleanditsusuallyforadollarapoundorlessthiswinterabouteverytwoorthreeweeks.Theywouldrunahoneycrispapplesforlessthanadollarapoundpaperlike9899centsapoundandyouwouldbuythemina3-poundbag,anditwasagreatdealnow.Theapplesarepackagedinabagina3-poundbagusuallyandsoyoucantlikehandpickychapelandusuallytheyaresmallerapplesthatmightbeslightlymisshapenandwhatImeanbyslightlymisshapenisthecoremightbeslightlyoffcenteragain,totallyfineformykids.ButifyourewantingabsolutelygiantbeautifulChristineperfectapples,yourenotgoingtobeabletopickandselecteachindividualappleformykidsissofinetopay$3forabagofhoneycrispapplesthatarealittlebitsmallerwouldactuallypreferbecausethenmykidswilljusteatawholeApple.IdonthavehalfofanapplethatsfloatingaroundmyrefrigeratorbecausetheycanteatawholegiantApple.Butitsjustsomethingtobeawareofandlookatalotoftheirproduceislikethatwhereitsalreadykindofputintoapackagetheirzucchinicomesinapackageof3andtheirpeppersareinapackageof3.Ifindthatitworksfine.Idonthaveanyproblemswithit.Ifyouresomeonewhowantstoputyourhandoneachpieceofproducemuchoftheirproduceisnotsoldthatwaytherearefewthingsthataresoldwhereyoupickeachindividualpieceofproduce,buttheirpricesjustcantbebeat.Playmovingontothebreadsection.Idontpurchasemuchbread.Idousuallykeepinmyfreezeroneloafoftheirsproutedwheatbread,whichisareallygoodbuyifyoulookattheingredients,itstotallyclean.Ithassproutedgrainanditsarealsimplebread.IliketogettheirFrenchbreadwhichisatakeandbake.SoyouhavetobakeintheovenalittlebitandIusethatformyfrenchdipsandwiches.Ireallyliketheirbriochebunsforhamburgersinthesummer.Buttheirbreadsarealwaysgoodquality.TheyusuallylastwellontheShelfinmyhouse.IalsobuyalotoftheirflourtortillasandtheyregreatandtheylastwellinmypantrytoaftertheproduceinmyAldibekindofgotothesnackfoodaisleandthereagaintheirchipsandsnackfoodsareallhouseBrands.Ihavefoundthemalltobereallygreatqualityonepodcaster.IwaslisteningtoyousaidtheyreCheetosarejustnotlikerealCheetos.IamnotahugeTitafansoIcouldnttellyoubutthatsjustawordofwarning.Ifyourereallywantingrealcheetahs.Iveheardthattherecheetahsarequitethesamebutwebuyalotoftheirtortillachipsandfindthemtobeabetterqualitythanhousebrands.Inotherstores.Wereallylikethequalityoftheirtortillachips,andwebuyquiteafewoftortillachips.Oystercrackersmainlybecausetheyredairy-freeandsometimesitshardtofindSaltinesandoystercrackersthatdonthavedairyinthem.AndsoIliketokeepthoseonhandformykidthatdoesntdowellwithdairy.Andafterthesnackfoodssnackfoods,theyhavealargeselectionawholelinecalledlivegluten-free.ItsliveGFandifyouareglutenfreetheirproductarereallyhigh-quality.Ihadalotofmyfriendsthataregluten-freelikemostoftheirglutenfreeproducts.Soifthatssomethingthatyouneedinyourhouse,thenyoucanusuallytrusttheAldisglutenfreeproducts.Andagain,ifyoutryoneandyoudontlikeittakethepackagingbackandtheywilltotallyrefundyourmoney.Sothatssomethingtorememberandifyouneedgluten-freeproductsinyourhouse,MyAldishasaverylargeselectionofPremiummeatsandcheesesthingsthatyouwouldputonacharcuterieboardandtheyarepricedreally.Well.ItsthebestpriceyouregoingtogetonalittlesmallwheelofBrieinmytown.Theyrelittlesalamisandmeatsandthingsarereallywellprice.Mydaughterlikestheirlittlehummuscups.Illbuythoseforher.Shelleatmyhomemadehummus,butsometimesshejustwantsthepackageThomasandIjustgetitforher.Sotheyretheyrelittlehummuscopsreallyfairpricesoncheeseareveryverygood.EspeciallylikejustthesimpleblockcheeseislikeyouprovidingablockofmozzarellaorablockofColbyorColby-Jackandtheirpreslicedcheesesforsandwichestheretheirpricesaregreat.Thebakinggoodsarekindofthenextaisleandtheydonthaveanywholewheatflour.SothatssomethingIhavetogetitanotherstore,buttheydohavealmondflour.Soifyourepaleoorgluten-freeyourecookingwithalotofalmondflour.Theyusuallyhavealmondflyerflouratafairlyreasonableprice.Theyalsohaveorganiccanesugaratadecentpriceandsooftenbuyorganiccanesugartheretheyhavepeanutbutter,buttheydonthavelikethetrue100%naturalpeanutbutterthatsjustpenisinsaltbuttheydohavealowersugarversionofpeanutbutterandtheyhaveorganicpeanutbutter.AndIwillbuytheirpeanutbutter.MykidseatalotofpeanutbutterhasalotofpeanutbutteratAldi.OnthatsameaisleiswherealloftheEggandItalkedaboutthepicklesandthattheirdye-free.Webuyalotoftheirpicklesandolivesandcannedartichokesandallofthosekindsofthingsandthisisalsowheretheoilsandvinegarsare.IfindthattheirpricesonextravirginoliveoilavocadooilcoconutoilandgheeoractuallyalittlebithigherthanbuyingitataplacelikeSamsorCostco.Thatswhoyourebuyingitinlargerbottlesorcontainers.Andsoyoumaynotneedthatormaynothaveaccesstoitthatthepricesarereasonable,buttheyrenotStellaronOilsandvinegarssothatskindofsomebuyerbewarewhileweretalkingaboutbuyerbeware.ItalkedabouthowIworkwithcornerstoneswheretheyreatFosteryouthorcomingoutofincarcerationandtheygettoKrogergroceryshoppingeverytwoweeksandtheycanonlygotooneplaceandIwasshoppingwiththisonekidonetimeandhehadpickedtogotoALDItheycanpickgoingtoKrogerWalmartorAldiandhedpicktogotoALDIbutheneededtoothpasteandalltheseonlyhadonekindoftoothpaste.Itwasanamebrand.Itwaslike$3atubewhichwasreallykindofexpensivefortoothpastebecauseyoucanusuallygettoothpasteforlikeadollarortwo,buteitherthedollarstoreoratWalmartandIfeltsobadbecauseheneededtoothpastemehadtopaymoreforthetoothpasteandwhenyoureonhissideofabudgetasthesekidsaretwodollarsisabigdifferenceintheirbudget.SoanythingdownthataislethatisHealthCaretoothpastetoiletpaperpapertowelsnapkinspaperproductsandtheirpricesarealittlebithigherthanaverageagain.Ifyoureonlygoingtoonestoreandthatsyouronlychoice.Yourenotgoingtogetabadprice,butyouprobablywontgetthebestpriceintown.SothatskindofoneofthoseBarbiewearsbecarefulaboutpaperproductsandHealthCareitemsatallthesecuzIthinktheirpricesarefair,butnotBottomDollarpricesonethingthatisalwaysthebestpricethatIeverfindintownandalltheseischocolatechipschocolatechipsatmyallwearedollar69abag.Itsafull12ozbagandtheytastegreat.TheytasteliketheNestlechocolatechips.Ifindthepricetobegreatonchocolatechipsandcocoapowderbakingsodabakingpowderdownthatbakingaisle.Thoseareusuallythebestpricesintown.Therespicesareveryinexpensive.ButIamusedtolikesomehigh-qualityhighandspicesdependinguponwhatkindofspiceitis.IfitissomeItalianseasoningandImthrowinginwithsomespaghettisauce.Allthesespicesaregreat.Totallyfine.Theyrehotpepperflakes.ItotallyusethoseallthetimeyougetintosomeoftheirotherspicesI-5Iprefertheonesfrommyhigh-endmail-orderSource,butinapinchallthesespiceswork.Well,theonespicethatyoucanonlygetduringthewintertimeduringChristmasbakingseasonthatishands-downweighlessexpensiveiscreamoftartarsideofwinebarrelsanditsanacidthatyouputinthingslikesnickerdoodlesandheusestostabilizeeggwhites.ItistheleastexpensiveatallthesebuttheyonlycarryitseasilyandthatsanotherlittlethingaboutallthesetheyhaveitemsthattheycarryaccordingtotheseasonwhenpeoplearebuyingitmostsoatChristmastimewhenpeoplearedoingbakingtheyregoingtohaveextraspicesforChristmasbakingyouregoingtobeabletogetpumpkinpiespiceandgingerandclovesandcreamoftartarandtheninthesummer.Goingtohaveseveralthingsaregoingtohaveanextendedselectionofpopsiclesandthingsthatyouwantinthesummer.Alloftheiritemsthatareseasonalareusuallymarkedonthepricetags.Itllhavealittleboxthatsaysseasonalitem.Ifyoufindoneofthoseseasonalitemsthatyoulikegobackandbuymoretostockupseasonalitems.Theyactuallyrestockthroughouttheseason,butthenthereareotheritemscalledthespecialbuys.andspecialbuyitemsareonlypurchaseoncetheydontrestockthemandwhentheyregone,theyregone.Ifoundthatdifferentspecialbuyitemscometwotothreetimesayearandthensomeonlycomeonetimeayearandifyoufindaspecialbuyitemthatyoulikegobacktothestorerightawayandbuyasmanyasyouthinkyouregoingtowantforthenextyearbecauseyouwontseethemagainforayearinthestore.UsuallythespecialbuyitemsarekindofdonebyactheymighthaveanAsianthemeoraGermanthemedoraMexicanthemedwereveganfoodforhealthyeatingandsoyoullseethespecialbuyitemsthatarebuyaSteveifyoubuysomethingandyoutakeithomeandyouknow,youlikeitanditwasoneofthosespecialitemsgobackandbuyalotofthem.Onethingthatcomesinthesummerasaspecialbyistheresorbetandmydaughterlovestheirmangosorbet.AndsowhenIseetheirmangosorbetcomeintothestore,Illbuylike7pintsofitandkeepinthefreezerthroughouttheyearforhertoeatbecauseitssomuchlessexpensivethanbuyingsorbetandotherstoresandshereallyreallylikesit.Soagain,ifyoufindaspecialbyitemthatyoulikeandyouseeitbyenoughtolastyouuntilthenextyear.AkindofgonethroughthedragonsImtryingtotalkwithyoualittlebitabouttherefrigeratorcaseforthingsthatIliketobuytheirdairyproductsarereallyreallygood.TheycarrytheirownbrandofIrishbutter,butitsbasicallyexactlythesameaskerrygoldbutteranditsTheSaltedversionofthekerrygoldstylebutterandifweliketokeepaneyeonhimforputtingontopoftoastandthattypeofthingtheyreregularbutterisgreat.ThatswhatIusetomakemykeyoutofthelatefallaroundThanksgivingChristmastime.Doyouusuallyrunitonsalefor$2apound?Ifyoudidntknowthisbutterfreezesreallyreallywell,soIwilloftenstockuponbutterandjustputitinmyfreezerwhenitsonsale.Sothatsalittletipforyou.Ibuytheirheavycreamandtheyrehalfandhalfandtheyreallthemilkthere.Almondmilksarenot100%clean.Itsnotjustalmondsinwater,buttheydonthavealotoftheattitudeSteelersandIfindthemtobeareallygoodpriceforgoodalmondmilkagainsttheregularmilkandtheireggsareallgreat.Makesureyouopentheeggsandmakesuretheyrenotcracked.Youlloftenseeit.AlltheseBellhavesaidacaseinthebelikethreeorfourpackagesofeggssittingthereandthenandtheyreopenedbecausetheressomethatarecrackedsoopenthemupmakesuretheyrenotcrackedbuttheireggsaregreatandthenmovingfromtherefrigeratortothefreezersection.TheresacoupleofthingsthatIalwaysbuyinthefreezersection.Thefirstoneistheregroundturkey,theysellitinlittle1lbchub.AndthisiswhatIusetomakemyhomemadeturkeysausageandIuseittomakemyeggrollinabowl.Ireallyliketheirgroundturkey.Itsagreatprice.Andthenthatoneofthebestdealsinthestore,istherefrozenfruit.ItsabouthalfthepricetheyareasitistobuyamyKrogerandmydaughterslovefrozenstrawberriesandfrozenraspberries.TheylleatthemjustFrozenstraightoutofthebagisasnackandsoIamalwaysbuyingbagsoffrozenstrawberriesandfrozenberries.NowtheresonelastlittlesectionaboutAldisthatIwanttowarnyouabout.Andthatsthemiddlesection.Themiddlesectioniswheretheyhaveallofthesespecialbuysofnon-fooditemsandtheyreusuallydonebyafee.SoinJanuary,theyrehealthyandinFebruary,theyrebedroomandbaththemedandinthesummeryoullhavegardenandtheyllsellallsortsofodditems.OneofmybloggerfriendsputonherInstagramstory.WhatstheoddestthingyouhavepurchasedinthecenterofAldiandformetheoddestthingIhavepurchasedisawhack-a-molesprinklermatmatthatyouhookahoseuptoandtheselittlemoleswithpopupandfillwithwaterandthenthekidscouldstampontheminthewaterwithsprayout.Andsotheycouldntitwaslikeagameofwhack-a-molewheretheycouldjumpfromOncelittlemolethatwouldpopupfillingwithwatertotheotheritemssomuchfun.Ivepurchasedapatiotable.Ivepurchasedabenchformyfrontporch.ButingeneralIkindofavoidthatCenterthequalityoftheitemsareokay,buttheyreusuallynotStellarquality.Theyrejustokay.Ifyouseesomethingthatyouvebeenwanting,youknow,goaheadandtryitagainkeepyourreceiptbecausetheywilltakeitbackandyoucanbuyeverythingfromagainawhack-a-molesprinklertotwosportsbrastopantiestopottingsoil.Likeyoujustneverknowwhatyouregoingtofindinthecenterofalltheseitmakesalotofsensethattheyhavethatbecauseyouthinkaboutthisiftheyifyouaresellinga$7whack-a-molesprinkler.Playsetitprobablycostyouadollarfiftytoputthatonintheprofitismuchhigherthansellingabagofpotatoes.Thats$2.69thatcostyou$2.25.Theprofitmarginsaremuchhigheronthosethingsinthemiddlefromaretailerstandpoint.Itmakessensethattheysellthoseitems.IkindofavoidhimasmuchaspossibleunlesstheressomethingreallyspecificthatImlookingforthatIseethatsareallygoodbuybutthatskindofoneofthoseBarbiewheresiskindoflikewhenyougointoTargetyoucangetsuckedinandyougottobecareful.Butagain,youknow,yourefine.Sowhatyougotinyourcartfullofgroceries,youregoingtogotothefrontcheckoutandyouregoingtohavetounloadyourgroceriesontheconveyorbeltandthenyouregoingtoleaveyourcartbehindyouandtheystackyourgroceriesintothepersonscarwhowasinfrontofyou.Sothecartsusedareconstantlyrotating.ThatswhyIwarnedyouthatyourenotgoingtogetyourexactquarterback.Youwillgetaquarterbackfromthepersoninfrontofyou,butyourenotgoingtogetyourquarterback.MyAldisisreallygreataboutstackingmystuffreally.Well,theyrealwaysneatandtidyandtheyputmythingslikemychipsinmyeggsinthelittleplacewherethekidssitsothattheydontgetcrushedbythingslikemilkandpotatoesandtheyrereallyreallygoodaboutthatatmyAldis.IknowthatnoteverybodyhasthatlevelofserviceattheirAldi.Iveheardhorrorstories,buttheemployeesatmyldrstellarandIveneverhadaproblemwiththemmistreatinganyofmygrocerystorealwayshit.Thatwasgreatcare.Andthenafterthatyougottoputtheminbagstohelpyouwiththat.IbagmygroceriesIbaggedthembywheretheygoinmyhouse.IhaveaPantryinmybasementwhereIkeepmydeepfreezeandthenIhavemykitchenwithmyregularcabinetsinmyrefrigeratorandIwillputallofmyitemsthatgointomyrefrigeratorinoneortwobagsandanythingthatgoestomybasementPantry.Iputinoneortwobacknow,ImighthaveFrozenitemsthatgoinmyrefrigeratorandFrozenitemsthatgointomybasementPantry.SoImnotbeggingtheitemsbywhattypetheyarebaggingthembywheretheygoinmyhouse.Andthatisjustoneofthosesmalllittlemindshiftthingsthatwillmakeyourlifesomucheasierwhenyougethomefromthegrocerystore.SoifyourebackinyourgroceriesatAldisthinkaboutwherethatitemisgoingtoendupinyourhomeandputitemsthatgointothesameplaceinthesamebag.Evenifotherwisetheitemsdontreallymakesensetogether.Theotherthingiswhenyouarepackingyourbag,PackthingsSquareeggs,youthinktheyretheyrefragileandyouwanttoputthemontop?No,no,noputyoureggsonthebottombecausetheyaresquareandlikestrawberriesgointoabox.SothestrawberriesandeggsgoonthebottomandtheyformthebaseandifyoupackthingsasSquareaspossible,yourgrocerieswillbeprotectedbetterasyoutransportthemhomeandtheywillfitinyourbagsbetter.ThisisalawnpodcastfriendthatyoucantellthatIreallylikeallthealot.IwouldlovetohearinthefeedyourfamilytonightFacebookgroup.WhatsyourfavoritethingsarebyAldisorifyouhavenevershotitalltheseinournervous.Iwanttoencourageyoutogiveitatrytoremembertobringaquarterbringsomebagsorbepreparedtopay$0.07abaggiveitatry.IfyoufinditemsthatyoudontlikewhichIdidntmentionthatbutIshouldprobablydothathere.IdonotliketheregularmacaroniandcheesewhenmykidswerelittleandIboughthotdogs.Idontreallybuyhotdogsverymuchanymore,butIdidnotliketheregularhotdogs.AndagainKendraoflazygeniussaidthatsheknowsarenotCheetos.Otherthanthat.IhaveneverhadaproductthatIdidntlikeasmuchorbetterthananati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