Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Getting it all at Aldi
I am crazy about Aldi. I cannot stay away!
Yesterday I went even though it was about 6 p.m. and I knew it was going to be a zoo. It was worth it! Here is what I get a kick out of. Going to Aldi is like going on safari. You never know what wild things you will find.
There is this Deutsche Kuche bread I love. It is imported from Germany and you can get it in Sunflower Seed, Pumpernickel and Whole Grain Rye. It comes in compressed loaves weighing more than a pound. The bread is totally South Beach Diet, all whole grain, no white flour in it at all. And it has no preservatives but it is all sealed up and the expiration date is next December.
How in the world do they do that?
Well, I do not know. I do not want to know. So that is one thing I bought yesterday, this bread. My mother does not like the Aldi bread. I gave her a pumpernickel loaf. "It tastes sour," she said. But I love it!
I also got whole wheat pasta. Aldi is a great source for that. Plus two chubs of ground turkey. That is a word I love, chub.
I also got oatmeal for Howard. Howard is like a horse. He eats oats no end. I got him three huge silos -- that is what we call them -- of Old-Fashioned Oats. They have a great brand name, Millville. The brand of oats you get at Sav-A-Lot is even better. Their oats are called Rollin' Oats.
It occurred to me Aldi might have interesting German mustard but I was not able to find any. Also, last time I was there they had stashed the checkout aisles with all these exotic German chocolates and hazelnut confections. This time they were back to plain trashy U.S. stuff, Snickers and Skittles.
Well, less tempting for me! You know me, always look on the bright side.
Ha, ha! I am looking around on the Internet and I am not the only Web logger excited about Aldi. Another Web log ran this picture. These people are so jazzed they could not even hold the camera steady!
Here is another picture. Dude shows off his bargains.
Bread and oats and chocolate are all things Germans take seriously and that is why you can find such good choices at Aldi. They are also into smoked meats big time, with lots of bacon and ham and sausages. There is also low-priced butter.
And coffee is another thing. A wide range! There are also fancy green teas for a little more than a buck for 20 packets and I buy those for work.
And the best thing about Aldi -- the best! -- is there is no "music." There are Leonard Pennario's sarcastic parentheses! I have picked up that habit of his.
You shop in silence!
I love that about that store. I am so sick of cruddy pop "music" wailing at me everywhere. At Aldi you do not get that!
Good thing Aldi does not carry wine, is all I can say.
Otherwise I would have to move in!