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ALDI Q&A Tour

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I’m wrapping up my series of ALDI posts with a video I pulled together to try and answer all the fabulous questions you guys left in the comments. I didn’t get a chance to get to them all especially the location ones but as you’ll learn in the video ALDI is opening a bunch of new stores in the near future. Most notably in Southern CA!

Here’s the list of questions that are in the video. I hope they help clear up a few things and give you a glimpse of what ALDI’s all about.

  • How Does ALDI keep their prices so low?
  • Why are there so many bar codes on ALDI products?
  • Does ALDI make its own products?
  • Where are ALDI products from?
  • What’s with the bags?
  • Does ALDI accept coupons?
  • Is the Butter at ALDI rBGH free?
  • Does ALDI use animal or microbial rennet in their cheeses?
  • Will ALDI keep adding more organic and non-GMO options?
  • Why are there some name brands at ALDI?
  • How long do seasonal items stay on shelves?
  • Does ALDI use BPA-free cans?
  • Do all ALDI stores carry the same products?
  • What organic produce does ALDI carry?
  • Why isn’t ALDI produce refrigerated?
  • Meat choices at ALDI? Grassfed beef?
  • Are all your seafood choices from China?
  • Why do the cashiers sit?
  • What’s my (and Little Bean’s) favorite ALDI snack product?

Here’s the video!

And here are a few other posts where I mention or talk about ALDI. Some of these are a part of this sponsored series; some are older, unsponsored posts.

I hope you liked my ALDI post series. It was fun and always a great situation when a brand I know and love reaches out to work with me. Really, there’s no better situation for a blogger. 

Full Disclosure: This is an ALDI sponsored post. As always all opinions expressed are my own. 



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    Christine

    March 10, 2014

    Very informative! Did you find out anything about their relationship with Trader Joes?

      RoniNoone

      March 10, 2014

      Oh! I did but we didn’t talk about it on the tour. They are both owned by brothers who disagreed on cigs. Here’s a write up on slate… http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/12/02/aldi_grocery_store_best_in_america_related_to_trader_joe_s.html

    Georgia Reed

    March 10, 2014

    How cool! How did you get hooked up with them? We don’t have an ALDI nearby but I had heard about them in passing and this makes me excited to visit one! Glad you got to go. That’s so cool!

    Jen

    March 10, 2014

    Wow–very interesting! I’m the person who asked about the butter and if it’s rBGH free. Thanks for much for asking the question!

    I buy tons of butter, cheese, and yogurt from Aldi. From the answer given from your video, I’m understanding that only the products that are specifically labeled as rBGH free–like the milk–are free of that growth hormone. This is a bummer for me! I’ve just started buying Aldi’s Greek yogurt, because it has a great price, but that growth hormone is a deal breaker for me.

    To be fair, I just did a quick search on some of the major cheese suppliers –like Kraft and Sargento, and it doesn’t look like their cheese is rBGH free either. Daisy sour cream and Chobani look like they are made from rBGH free milk–two products that I do buy and will continue to buy.

    I’m going to have to look into this a bit more. If I have to buy my dairy products elsewhere, I’m going to probably go to Aldi less–bummer. Hope they listen to your feedback.

    I’ve never been a big Costo shopper, as I always felt like I could get just as good of deals at Aldi without having to pay membership fees. I’ll be checking out their dairy products along with those at Trader Joes (brother company I know).

    Thanks again for asking the question!

    Nancy

    March 10, 2014

    Thanks for asking my question, Roni. I still wish they would refrigerate more of their produce, but I think it is more about my local store than their policy. The produce in the store you were in looked great. As an Aldi’s shopper, I found the whole video really interesting. You asked a lot of questions I would not have thought of. Loved the girl’s comment on the $6 scallops! Too funny!

    Jen

    March 11, 2014

    Follow Up — Just looking at my Friendly Farms Vanilla Greek yogurt and it is marked as rBST free! Yay–this makes me happy! But I don’t see this label on the butter of cheese.

    Michele McClure Lindsey

    March 11, 2014

    That is a huge Aldi! The Aldi I shop in isn’t nearly as large. Maybe I need to try a different one.

    Elaine

    November 6, 2015

    I watched the video specifically to learn whether or not Aldi cheese has animal rennet. I regret to say that I still do not know. I have a hearing problem and although I watched that part several times, I still do not know what was said. Could someone let me know. So far I’ve never bought their cheese because I don’t know about the rennet. Thanks.