Giveaway winner is… and grocery shopping where??

Thanks for your patience! The lucky number was…

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And commenter #9 was:

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Nicole H!! Thanks so much for entering!! Please contact me and I’ll send you your books!

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Where do you shop for food? Five years ago I went to Aldi and I thought there was a lot of processed food. I didn’t return until two years ago when we moved. There is an Aldi close to my house and I had to check it out. The Aldi has a great selection of produce now. Within the past year they also introduced organic products, including produce. That was a revelation.

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I really prefer organic tomato products and Aldi has them. Also, since canned beans are usually pretty inexpensive, I find choosing the organic not to boost up the cost that much. Also cashew butter at Aldi? That was exciting. These products are just a small sample of the organic and unique offerings. For example, I just bought organic baby kale at Aldi last week.

Then about two months ago they launched a gluten free line under their own brand name “Live G free.”

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I found gluten free pasta, cookies, frozen pizza, bars and frozen lasagna and I can say they are all delicious. Again, they have tons of gluten free products like crackers, wraps/tortillas, and baking mixes. I don’t always buy packaged pizza and lasagna, but they are nice to have in the freezer for an emergency.

At this point, I can’t justify shopping anywhere else. They have everything I need and it’s affordable! In fact, the discounts on their gluten free products compared to the same products at other stores are so good they’re unbelievable.

Aldi did not pay me to promote them. I wrote this all on my own. I’m a believer.

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5 Responses to Giveaway winner is… and grocery shopping where??

  1. AmyRyb July 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    I went back to Aldi’s specifically for their gluten-free products, and made a couple other pleasant discoveries. Too bad the gluten-free products only seem to show up once in a while. I haven’t seen them in my area since a couple weeks after their debut, when they were getting rid of a few stragglers in my store. Hopefully they’ll come back soon. The granola bars are identical to the Enjoy Life brand–photos, names, and all…and are at least a buck cheaper! I found that their Pebbles cereal knock-offs are labeled as gluten-free, which allows for a nice change of pace for my Celiac son who gets his fill of Chex once in a while. At least he can have some fun, even if it involves some artificial colors once in a while. I also have enjoyed their Simply Nature fruit twists and applesauce pouches. And the produce is so much cheaper than my local store, which makes the decision to buy berries or nectarines a bit easier! I still can’t give up my Wegmans, but Aldi’s has been a nice supplement lately!

    • Mrs Q July 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

      Yes, there are pleasant discoveries at Aldi. I love grocery shopping and before when I went to Aldi (five years ago), I just felt poor being there. It was not affirming. But now I feel differently when I’m there. I feel like I found a secret place to gets one delicious surprises. My aunt lives their chocolate too!

  2. Nicole H. July 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    woohoo!

    We mainly shop at SuperTarget. I do occasionally shop at Aldi’s, too.

  3. MathNerd314 July 23, 2014 at 6:09 am #

    In my experience, Aldi stores vary based on location–urban and college town locations usually have the freshest, most appealing stock. I appreciate the full line of kosher-certified dairy products–seems like most Midwestern chains use gelatin in their yogurt and sour cream–and their almond milk is fantastic.

    Like you, I’m back after an Aldi break–I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the organization and friendliness of Aldi stores on the South Side of Chicago (I’d nearly abandoned the chain during my years in northwestern neighborhoods), though I find better produce at better prices at produce markets and farmer’s markets.

  4. liz August 14, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    I shop mainly at Wegmans and CostCo. Wegmans has many organic choices throughout their store, not just in the organic section, and does a terrific job with their store brand items, in that they tend to be less filled with crap than the name brand ones.

    Also, their produce is phenomenal, and well-marked as being locally grown when it applies.

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