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I shopped at Aldi for the first time. Here's what surprised me

Cheapism Logo By Saundra Latham of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 21: German grocer Aldi has earned more and more U.S. devotees, but I'll admit I'd been late to the party. After all, I already shopped for food at a lot of places — Kroger, Costco, Trader Joe's, and Target — and the thought of adding one more store to my list seemed silly. But the store's cheap prices on everything from mac and cheese to hummus had me intrigued, so I decided to try Aldi on my next small grocery trip. Aside from the now-familiar steps grocery stores have taken against coronavirus, such as limiting how many customers can be in a store, making aisles one-way, and adding curbside pickup and Plexiglas shields at the checkout, here's what I discovered.

Aldi 101

German grocer Aldi has earned more and more U.S. devotees, but I'll admit I'd been late to the party. After all, I already shopped for food at a lot of places — Kroger, Costco, Trader Joe's, and Target — and the thought of adding one more store to my list seemed silly. But the store's cheap prices on everything from mac and cheese to hummus had me intrigued, so I decided to try Aldi on my next small grocery trip. Aside from the now-familiar steps grocery stores have taken against coronavirus, such as limiting how many customers can be in a store, making aisles one-way, and adding curbside pickup and Plexiglas shields at the checkout, here's what I discovered.

© ALDI by brandon king (CC BY-NC)

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