I’ve been bouncing around grocery stores lately, trying to figure out what combination of the four nearby (ALDI, Costco, Harris Teeter and Trader Joe’s) that I regularly shop out has the best deals.  I’ve been going a bit further to shop at a newer ALDI, and I’m always pleasantly surprised when I walk in.  If you remember, when I first started working with ALDI, I had no idea the chain was so budget-friendly or niceI actually traveled to the ALDI Test Kitchen and did a taste test challenge of the ALDI brand v. the leading national brand of foods like Greek yogurt, cheese, chips and more.


I definitely need a better grocery shopping system because I run to the store three times a week.  Two trips to two different stores for a regular stock-up (to try to find the best deals on what we buy) and once for a “I forgot this” or “We run out of that” trip.


This is this weekend’s ALDI haul.  I stocked up on veggies, fruit, and snack stuff.


Then I took my receipt to Harris Teeter (which is our closest grocery store and the place I usually end up on those unscheduled run to the store for bananas or cheese).  I spot-checked the price of some of the more common items that I bought at ALDI to the price at Harris Teeter.   I instinctively knew HT would be more expensive, but I can’t get over how much!  I saved $15.35 by buying these 18 items at ALDI over Harris Teeter! Man.  I need to do these receipt spot-checks more regularly.


Gluten Free Pretzels – $1.89 at ALDI v. $3.49 at Harris Teeter

Organic Arugula – $2.49 v. $3.99

Organic Baby Spinach – $2.49 v. $3.99

Pampers Diapers – $24.68 v. $24.99

Bag of Yukon Gold Potatoes – $2.49 v. $4.99

Organic Apple Juice – $2.49 v. $3.29

Baby Carrots – $0.69 v. $1.69

Unsweetened Almond Milk – $2.29 v. $2.69

Seedless Cucumber – $0.99 v. $1.20

Bagged Asparagus – $2.99 v. $3.49

Cauliflower – $1.99 v. $3.49

5 Pound Bag of Baking Potatoes – $2.69 v. $4.99

Kiwi Box – $1.99 v. $3.00

Frozen Organic Blueberries – $2.99 v. $3.49

Frozen Organic Strawberries – $2.99 v. $2.49 <— Only item that was cheaper at Harris Teeter!

Strawberries – $1.69 v. $2.00

Blackberries – $1.79 v. $1.99

Blueberries – $1.79 v. $2.99

aldi popsciles

So, after stocking up on all that delicious produce, I wanted to make some fresh fruit Popsicles.  Don’t these strawberry-kiwi pops look yummy?  They are so simple to make and fun to eat!


Groovy Ice Pop Molds


Strawberry-Kiwi Popsicles


Ingredients (makes 4 pops):


  • Two kiwis
  • 6 medium-sized strawberries
  • Unsweetened apple juice




  • Wash and peel kiwi and slice thinly.
  • Remove stems from strawberries. Wash and slice thinly.
  • Stuff kiwi slices and strawberries into popsicle molds.
  • Fill to the brim with apple juice and insert Popsicle stick.
  • Freeze for several hours before eating.


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