Aldi has shaken up the grocery scene the past couple of years, moving from a small retailer of cheap no-name products, to a major threat to big supermarkets with top-quality produce. But there are things to buy at Aldi, and things not to buy there.
You’ll find this scene all over the country these days, as German grocer Aldi grows into a 2,000 store chain.
A new report in Money Magazine lists the best things to buy there, based on low prices and top quality.
Among them, fresh bread, fruits & vegetables, spices, store-brand cereal, and frozen fruit.
But from the Doesn’t That Stink file, things you won’t be able to buy in Aldi’s include wine, coffee bars, or a fancy butcher county.
If you are looking for the in-store Starbucks, you might say doesn’t that stink?
Readers Digest says Aldi doesn’t even play music in their no-frills stores, because they don’t want to pay the rights to use it.
If you prefer your groceries to be name brands, Aldi is probably not the store for you, but if you are open to trying store brands, you may want to give Aldi a try so you don’t waste your money.