I loved this post from Kosher on a Budget on 10 Things You Need to Know Before Shopping at ALDI.
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Angela (ColourandCotton.com) says
I wish I could love Aldi! It’s great for me for dry goods, especially things like spices, flours, etc. But my local store’s produce is always pretty bad. When I have bought fruits and veggies, they seem to turn bad way before they should, compared to other grocery stores. I feel like I’m getting the old produce that’s about to be tossed out!
I wonder if this is just my local Aldi?
You may want to invest in some Fridge Smart Tupperware containers. I hear they really keep produce fresh longer.
Have you tried shopping for produce first thing in the morning. That is when it all comes out of the coolers and then it sits all day. I have had better luck with produce this way.
Mrs. LC@LooseChangeLiving says
Check with the employees and see when their trucks come in so you get the prime produce. Anytime you have any product from them that doesn’t meet your standards don’t hesitate to return it.
Location. I have found that the aldi in the lower income part of town is much more heavily shopped for all groceries than the other aldi. I always go to that one when I can because the produce is always fresh.
I find that too on some things like blackberries or other special buy fruits so you just have to use them right away. Otherwise typical stuff like apples etc it’s been ok.
Most of my produce from aldi is perfectly fine. Except potatoes and onions. They go bad quickly every time. And sometimes I find a rotten potato within a day of purchasing. Even with that one issue Aldi is my first grocery stop everytime.
Remember…food that has not been altered spoils quicker than food that contians preservatives that keep them fresh longer. Something to think about.