Yes, they are vertically integrated organization which is a European mentality. Helping Smokers Quit: The Science Behind Tobacco Harm Reduction, Foods Are Not Cigarettes: Why Tobacco Lawsuits Are Not a Model for Obesity Lawsuits, The Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis: A Review. So eat good non GMO food from their German products. CNBC Make It crunched the numbers at Aldi… Looking forward to the organic line too. Sometimes, they even have unadvertised in-store specials – one time I paid 25 cents each for a loaf of bread and for hamburger buns!! So even if you have never checked out Aldi’s and you shop organic, here is the BEST news I learned. Their Simply Nature line is something I am just trying, but I have to say, there isn’t much I wouldn’t purchase. What food do you love at Aldis ? I, too, do not like their yogurt! Are "Low Dose" Health Effects of Chemicals Real? Glad you had a wonderful visit! I was champing at the bit for them to get here and driving a 1/2 hr when they opened their 1st store 3 yrs ago. Teflon and Human Health: Do the Charges Stick? (To be clear, I rarely use Aldi for work..it’s just not feasible in that setting.) Yeah, having to pack and carry my groceries is difficult sometimes but waaay worth it; the grocery budget goes almost twice as far now. It ruins the vitamins and the quality. The others were not good. Can’t beat the prices on Milk and most dairy. oh, and their EGGS. Organic ingredients are not allowed to be GMO. Swivel chairs, please… for your people. I had to run to the store for just a few things and went to the one closet to my house. Also, some time ago I read that if something is certified USDA organic, it cannot be fed or made with any gmo products. We eat I go to other stores and you have to wait to get to the register to find the price. Buying organic on a budget is possible. Anyway were a fam of 5 and despite it being more expensive and 1/2 gal instead of a full jug the taste is insanely better .. Perhaps an online retailer? I don’t shop at Aldi’s often because it’s at the opposite end of town from where I live. I’ve written their corporate offices more than once and posted on Facebook a few times pro and con. You’re not buying at your local Wal-Mart that has conveniently place rat traps at the entrances. Better than name brand. I bought two dozen eggs at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, our local grocery store. packages of their SimplyNature 100% grass-fed, organic ground beef for just $5.29 lb. Get over the name brand fixation, folks…this is good quality food. I know their prices pretty well, so I already know what will be less expensive at my local grocery store versus Aldi. We didn’t like the two Belmont ice creams we tried. I couldnt believe it. ", Vice President of Scientific Communications. My wife loves their yogurt. Ground turkey and chicken is what we mainly use from aldi. a plant can come from a GMO seed that is organically raised & they can still call it organic. I believe it was only 2-3 lbs. I happily bring my own bags & carry a quarter with me every Friday on my weekly grocery trip. There is a HUGE difference. I had a very disturbing situation recently that has me wondering how much of my organic food is really organic. It depends on which division the store is a part of. I love Aldi! It is yummy. Previews For This Week. They are expanding their organic food brands, removing some artificial ingredients from products and adding more gluten-free items. We love Aldi! I fill in with other stores with the things I can’t find at Aldi. Am so glad to now be able to shop at Aldis without having to drive far away! What’s that? I want to try their hummus soon. I love Aldi and shop there weekly. I also did not find it to be cheaper. I also love the Simply Nature items..this week I picked up Organic Milk for less than $3.00! I’ve been shopping at Aldi’s for several years now and my family loves the half and half. They are not two different things. I’m not big on any boxed frozen items, but I don’t like that in the other stores either. I have question about spices…shopped there for the 1st time and just realized that they do not say where spices are from …I bought Cayenne Pepper Organic ..want to be sure it is not from China. I trust Australian beekeepers enough to … Is this true? hubby and i LOVE their jalapeno potato chips lol. Nothing is ever not in the computer. Wide aisles and no stockers getting in your way or stock carts either. By banning approved pesticides, it is undermining public trust in agricultural technology and the safety of the food supply. An ALDI spokesperson said, "[T]hey would like to decline providing commentary outside of the statement that we have already shared.". This appears to be a ! {read on to see what I mean}. Smart with their money! There may be contamination due to things like cross-pollination / wind. You are right about finding imported China food items in your “regular” grocery store and not just at ALDI; some are even at Whole Foods. With its new focus on organic food, Aldi has gained a reputation as a go-to place for the health-conscious shopper. I use their mozzarella cheese and blocks of cheddar, colby, etc. Thier Specialty Select brand of ice cream has 5 ingredients – no guar gum or carrageenan. She makes the same food, but they don’t like it. However, I did discover their great produce prices last year, and started going more often (before summer farmers market season anyway). Some of my well-to-do friends who swear by target are so snobby about my Aldi-ways. Seems soooo unnecessary. We love Aldi!! Any knowledge about how and where the food is produced. Another day a friend told me their make-up was great! Aldi’s organic honey is from Brazil. I had a very disturbing situation recently that has me wondering how much of my organic food is really organic. The next step was to introduce fruit and vegetables. Glad I never shelled out the extra for the organic kind. Yep, I currently have a cabinet full of the Deutche Kuche mild mustard with herbs I picked up last October, lol. I also like the Bakers Corner line and the Fit and Active. Grown using organic methods, the grapes used for this Vino Rosé Spumante result in aromas of strawberry, cranberry and notes of cherry. Says 100% grass fed. Organic Valley Eggs (Organic): $5.99Taste of HomeI noticed a difference as soon as I opened the box—the organic eggs had a brown shell, while the non-organic eggs had a white shell. I only get my produce from Aldi or the farmer’s market. I got a huge container of Cumin and Chili powder for $.99 each. I can’t find any information on this. At Aldi’s I’ve noticed it is much easier to find food that is a product of the US not China! (Caffeine is a natural insecticide.) at other stores, so this is a really great price! The best thing ALDI did was bring competition to a county that only offered 6 Food Lions & 2 Giants serving over 150K pop. GMO’s are dangerous which is why american food stuffs are rarely exported. Aurora Organic Dairy is a large factory farm with more than 15,000 cows. Natalie says their yogurt is just fine and I am weird. Aldi has a really great price on organic cheese slices! I love them! I would love to get an expense paid trip to Aldi Headquarter. Aldi gets every produce item every day they get a grocery delivery truck. I’m a little more worried about that at WalMart than how clean the bar is on the cart.) I was glad to hear about the numerous bar codes…wondered why they could scan so quickly !!! It seems very unhealthy compared to the name brands, the produce doesn’t look that great either. Grass fed can mean allow for cows to be fed grain, including corn, usually toward the final weeks before being butchered to add extra bulk. Formerly, he was the founding editor of RealClearScience. I trust Australian beekeepers enough to buy ordinary honey. The GF Line is better is great and MUCH easier on the budget than regular grocery stores. But the executives at ALDI know that many people don't know that, so they are capitalizing on public ignorance. Sure it probably won’t kill you but it looks like the left overs that were rejected from other stores. I’ve never seen a GMO product in Aldi, come to think of it I don’t think I’ve ever seen a GMO product. It’s made in the same places all the foods in your other grocery stores are made–sometimes the exact same places, only contracted out and packaged differently for ALDI. There is also one across town. All their containers are recycled and recyclable. you can easily look it up. I think with any store that carries fresh produce, there are times when I pass entirely. You must try!! He said that make-up was very expensive in Germany! I agree with many of the commenter’s on the hummus, guacamole and the quality and price of fresh vegetables. But I hate to see checkout people who have to stand their whole shift. WEST HAVEN ALDI IS AWESOME! I know in Europe it is against the law to add the above to foods, not so here. After your first spoonful, you'll realize this supposed soup is I must say, Aldis is awesome!!! But now I am reading that this isn’t always true. Actually….I’ve been shopping at aldi for…well ever…my mom always did shopping there…and I’ve always loved the food…but i recently watched an episode of ‘unwrapped’ and found out that 90% of the food sold at aldi was infact name brand products in off brand packaging. Someone just told me that Aldi’s has their products packaged in China. Products made in the USA are packaged in the USA. Thanks in advance for your help. They sell a Cabernet Sauvignon wine for (don’t laugh) $2.89 and it’s great; read some of the reviews that are out there-they have their own vineyard. are all much cheaper and are good quality. I like their cart system. They have a whole wheat gnocchi that is wonderful and pestos and sauces you cannot beat for the price. I just bought a package and it doesn’t name specific farms, just countries of origin. I love it! Just some say organic. No. our Aldi has artisan lettuces (that are alive! Does Simple Nature organic products contain any gmo, especially in organic beef. It is more expensive than regular meat, but still cheaper than meat at Vitalia. We have a giant walk in cooler (the same one as the milk and eggs, etc are kept). Is eating organic really healthier? Ultimately I will not desert them because they totally undercut the competition price-wise and offer wonderful brands of their own. My sister and I both are very careful with what we buy for our family, we try our best to get the best food we can get. There’s a flyer at the entrance and next wk’s flyer at the exit. I’m most interested in Gluten-Free, and Lactose Free items, and if Aldi expects to be selling more of these. Amidst nutrition facts, ingredients lists, and dietary claims on food packages, “organic” might appear as one more piece of information to decipher when shopping for foods. Any thoughts on that? We are traveling some distance to the Aldi and would anyone know if their ice cream or any cream based condiments contain any of these atrocious additives? What are your thoughts on their meat? Those stuffed clams are also awesome! If not, why not? Now I can afford to buy organic foods as well as gluten free. Every once in awhile you get “one” of those people, you are one of them. I will always be a couponer at heart, but definitely will be shopping at Aldi’s for my organics and non coupon items! Hi, is there a way that I can get Aldi’s to sponsor our program? I like Blueberry and Peach the best. I stay away from the Fit and Active brand yogurts because of the artificial sweeteners, but myself and my girlfriend both prefer the regularly sweetened yogurts over Yoplait. I’ve just recently discovered the joys of Aldi. If you’re looking for the best price on organic beef that’s also 100% grass-fed, Aldi has the lowest price seen. All their stuff is in-house. I do like their greek yogurt! Organic chickens are being fed organic corn and soy which gets contaminated off and on, so to be really safe buy grass fed cheese and meat, and non soy and corn fed chicken eggs. Though the soup is organic and free of artificial flavors, it's missing one really important aspect: taste. They absolutely do. I seem to find that Aldi’s food is higher in calories, sodium, and sugar. weird, since it is the same brands & ingredients with off-labels. Are their produce organic or is it just some?? Once in a while they come a bit ripe but that’s normal anywhere. I would stop in to Aldi’s from time to time to pick up produce and a few basics like milk and butter. It was rather yucky. Organic foods continue to increase in popularity across the U. S. with many believing eating organic is better for health. So, in an effort to keep costs down, Lidl is launching a new organic range next month, without the hefty price tags. yeah I heard that to I WILL NOT buy beef at Aldi. I just started shopping at Aldi and I love the turkey meat and the grapes. Organic grass-fed beef normally sells for $7.50+ lb. I LOVED the Aldis organic yogurt. Thank you so much for this post. It overpowered. I SAVE ALOT THERE ON MY $24,000 PER YEAR. I’m not a fan of their string cheese, bagels or cereal. For the price, I love their yogurt. and yes I love the yogurt. Love Aldis! Aldi has made a name for itself in recent years for being strict about removing certain pesticides and chemicals from its products, and they are going even further in their quest for quality. Some products even have the organic seal and the nongmo seal. Friendly Farms (Aldi) Store brands include organic milk that has been privately labeled by grocery chains. Basically, it wants to target consumers who would like to eat at Whole Foods but are unable to afford the parking lot. I’ve never bought it. $4-5 for a loaf of bread just so it won’t have that evil stuff in it *sigh*. Aspartame is made from fermenting genetically modified bacteria feces. dont think ive tried their yogurt but i know one of my friends buys theirs all the time. People are often under the assumption that Aldi stores are full of junk foods. When logged onto the system, they’re required to scan the equivalent of 1000 items per hour. The average person who was to get an ALL PAID EXCLUSIVE TRIP TO ALDISS HEADQUARTERS & as well FIVE NIGHTS IN THE RITZ CARLETON, & the Ritz now uses all Aldi organic beef too! Crisp acidity and a fine mousse balance well within the ripeness of the crushed berry The Greek yogurt is good and so is their cottage cheese. During the last years, German retailer Aldi is making a name as a health-oriented supermarket which pleases food-conscious shoppers. The advantage to their produce is not only the price, but also the way it is delivered. Heres something GMO that will make you barf. Shelia, thanks for the recommendation..I haven’t tried the hummus yet, but was considering it. That’s one of the best reasons to shop there. I didn’t learn about it until 2012 and I was appalled. Spiders and bugs – disgusting! Also, I personally appreciate that their checkout people are allowed to SIT! One more thing I love is the size of our local Aldi, it’s not huge like Wegmans (I do like Wegmans too but it took more time to shop there).I am in and out of Aldi within a half hour! I just bought a package of 100% grass fed USDA organic beef. This also means that they’re not growing so fast they can’t manage themselves properly… And I don’t have to hear them say “sorry” all the time. My hubby only gets out bread here because it has no HFCS and is a great price…ooh what about the nice size gluten free products they carry, What brand at your local Aldi has no HFCS? Not at Aldi’s. I hate when people are so lazy and not return the carts :-( The workers are friendly. Absolutely superior quality foods. Yes, I am one of those people that has asked that question – WHY IS ALDI’S so much cheaper. Aldi’s guacomole is made by Wholly Guacomole. Just Organic (Aldi) Fairtrade (Coffee): 3.8 out of 5 stars from 12 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au. What about frozen chicken, fish over there? This is the best price I’ve seen on organic cheese. Their ice cream is simply the best. Dear loves, To my delight, I recently found organic chicken meat at Aldi's from the Austrian company Hubers. Nicotine and caffeine, for instance, are actually natural insecticides. Out on the mean streets of the U.S. organic foods industry, Walmart has stepped onto the corner with both guns drawn. I buy organic milk,cereals,fruits and veggies. 2) Are all pesticides being banned or just synthetic ones? If the product is not made in the USA, you will see a country of origin listed on the product. These questions aren't all that hard. Their individual containers of applesauce contains no high fructose corn syrup. And she has tried a number of brands. Seasonal items also give Aldi more variety without having to take up tons of shelf real estate. Our produce comes from Florida, California, Mexico, and some other counties in central/South America. I love Aldi! I just purchased the sugar and it was 4lbs, but most major brands have switched to 4lb bags as well in the last 2 years. I like the Dutch Kitchen brand. PS IF you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I will try and help! They have a product that is apple sauce that appears to be appropriate to use as baby food, but I would suggest waiting on that one until your baby gets bigger…it’s not watered down for baby consumption-it’s organic…but if your kids love applesauce and you need a clean, no mess, super convenient snack on the go, it is PERFECT!!!. USA made foods from their Friendly Farms, Sundae Shoppe and Bremer brands are made and distributed from Batavia IL, where I remember another Kraft Foods, On-Cor and Con-Agra being located when I was younger. I haven’t heard anyone speak about Aldi’s clam chowder. CNBC Make It crunched the numbers at Aldi… Filed Under: Articles, Find the Latest Store Deals - Hot Coupons and Deals, Product Reviews, WISH THEY HAD MORE COFFE OPTIONS LIKE JACOBS. It is more expensive than regular meat, but still cheaper than meat at Vitalia. Yeah, their stores are ‘different’, sometimes there are a lot of empty boxes around that they need to pull off the shelf, and I see their floor around produce gets really dirty sometimes because of all the grapes that fall on the ground getting smashed by people shopping and making a sticky, black mess, but I go there for fresh, good quality produce, good prices on (and here is a hint about some of their suppliers) extremely popular named brand products packaged in Aldi’s name, and to see super sweet cashiers that usually have a big smile for me. same ingredients. On the other hand, their pork is the absolute best!. When I shop elsewhere I always park near or by the cart return corral. 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