- Joined Jul 13, 2012
We were at Aldi the other day and I'm amazed at some of the products they import for the price points. I picked up a 5.3oz 1,000 day aged Gouda for $3.69 . Ok I thought I'd give it a try and it's about as good as the $21 per 1/2lb. my local cheese shop sells 5yr. aged Gouda for. I went back the next day and bought three more, two 4yr. aged Cheddar, a Double Glouster, some Stilton from UK and Manchego from Spain. I see in next weeks flyer they are having spiral sliced hams for $1.19/lb. Perfect for our Christmas Eve party. I might even buy two and save one for our January Birthday party. I usually buy my whole spare ribs there because they are packaged fresh, never frozen and the price is right and whole chicken is always .95 cents/lb. So I guess what I'm saying is a lot of people think Aldi is a low budget operation. It's not - they get big orders from Germany several times a year and the stuff is excellent. They always have German chocolate in stock. Their produce and fruit are a great value - $1.29 Pineapples this week. Yes there are caveats as they don't constantly upgrade produce so if you want eggplant you want to pick through a fresh case, but hey - it is what it is and that is a place to save money.