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Old 07-24-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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Not quite!
Everyone I know who raves about Aldi has to go somewhere else for more than a few things. Aldi does not carry a lot of stock.

I agree that Aldi does not carry a lot of stock, but they carry all you really need. After much discussion, my wife and I decided to go cold turkey and make the full switch to Aldi from Kroger. We had shopped at Kroger for 35 years. It took some time learning the store and we had to make a few adjustments, but we now get all of our food stuff at Aldi. The savings are ultra significant. We both LOVE Aldi. I went back a year to figure the savings. The savings are more than 50% and we are saving close to 30 minutes a week in shopping time. Did we make minor sacrifices? Sure we did, but nothing that was very difficult and what surprised us was the many products we like better than the products at Kroger. We have learned to do some minor substitutions on recipe's or do without some unusual items. That's life. The savings speak for themselves and neither one of us feel deprived of anything, though we are buying less. If we can't get it at Aldi, we live without it. It comes down to understanding the difference between your wants from your needs. I also think our Aldi is much cleaner than our Kroger and the employees are much friendlier and more helpful. This just comes down to management. Some people may not like bagging their own groceries, but we were doing that most of the time at Kroger. It's no biggie. If you haven't tried the cold turkey switch to Aldi, I would recommend it. Your bank account will be rewarded. I guarantee it.
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:40 PM
 
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I agree that Aldi does not carry a lot of stock, but they carry all you really need. After much discussion, my wife and I decided to go cold turkey and make the full switch to Aldi from Kroger. We had shopped at Kroger for 35 years. It took some time learning the store and we had to make a few adjustments, but we now get all of our food stuff at Aldi. The savings are ultra significant. We both LOVE Aldi. I went back a year to figure the savings. The savings are more than 50% and we are saving close to 30 minutes a week in shopping time. Did we make minor sacrifices? Sure we did, but nothing that was very difficult and what surprised us was the many products we like better than the products at Kroger. We have learned to do some minor substitutions on recipe's or do without some unusual items. That's life. The savings speak for themselves and neither one of us feel deprived of anything, though we are buying less. If we can't get it at Aldi, we live without it. It comes down to understanding the difference between your wants from your needs. I also think our Aldi is much cleaner than our Kroger and the employees are much friendlier and more helpful. This just comes down to management. Some people may not like bagging their own groceries, but we were doing that most of the time at Kroger. It's no biggie. If you haven't tried the cold turkey switch to Aldi, I would recommend it. Your bank account will be rewarded. I guarantee it.
This is basically what I did. I buy 90% of my grocery/cleaners/paper goods from Aldi's. I still buy beef and pork from other places. I do buy the ground turkey and chicken at Aldi's. We buy 10% of our "wants" at Asian markets.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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I like Aldi's. I do a lot of shopping there. I prefer them rather than wal-mart. The only things I don't get at Aldi is cleaning supplies and onions & potatoes they just don't seem to last very long.
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