Reason #52,491 that I love Aldi: Seasonal special buys.
With the winter holidays upon us, Aldi is stocked to the brim with speciality food items, baking goodies and a whole aisle of toys!
Today when I went to Aldi to do my weekly produce stock-up, I took some time to check out their special holiday items.
Although kosher-keepers can’t partake in Aldi’s holiday meat and speciality cheese selection, I was very impressed with the number of items I found that did have a hechsher on them (looks like I’m going to need to update my Kosher Aldi Database!).
Many of the Special Buy baking items are kosher, including my absolute favorite: Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips. (These make the best minty chocolate chip cookies.)
And of course, Aldi carries plenty of items that don’t require a hechsher — from paper goods to fresh produce to toys.
Aldi’s Seasonal Special Buys are priced extremely competitively, but you can save even more when you shop the Lower Price Red Tags.
Nearly all of Aldi’s Seasonal Buys get marked down even more following the “season”. The section below, for example, features post-Thanksgiving goodies for as inexpensive as $.25 (sadly none were hechshered).
I plan on visiting Aldi again in the days after Christmas to scope out the markdowns. In my experience, discounts range from 25-75% and the longer something sits on the shelves, the deeper the savings go.
Even if you’re not looking for a Seasonal Buy, I absolutely adore the everyday savings in Aldi’s produce section. Sales vary regionally, but at my store today, I was able to snag pineapples for $1.29 and a 3-lb bag of navel oranges for $.99.
I’m especially excited to see Aldi carrying more and more organic selections. My store had organic cherry tomatoes, apples, carrots and bananas — and with the exception of the bananas, those items are all on the Dirty Dozen list.
As we’ve talked about before, while I can’t necessarily afford to buy all my family’s produce organic, I do try whenever I can to avoid conventionally grown produce for those Dirty Dozen items.
Do you love Aldi, too? Perhaps you’d like to try out Aldi for the first time? You can find an Aldi near you on the store locator.
Two lucky KOAB readers will each win a $50 gift card to Aldi to splurge on some special seasonal supplies or to help cover their weekly stock-up. (We shop weekly at Aldi for produce, milk, yogurts and eggs and never spend more than $40, so if you win, your $50 should go a long way!)
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