Welcome ALDI to Southern California #TasteOfALDI #food #health

ALDI Stores Debut in Southern California!

This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

One of the biggest struggles many parents face is feeding their family healthy foods. Finding fresh organic produce and natural meats and dairy products can prove challenging at many supermarkets, and is usually quite costly. I was so excited to hear about ALDI opening up stores in Southern California that are geared towards bringing these premium, healthy products to consumers at affordable prices. What’s not to love about that?

Welcome ALDI to Southern California #TasteOfALDI #food #health

Forget fancy in store displays, gimmicky loyalty programs and expensive advertising. I don’t need to pay higher prices to have those things at my grocery store. I just want high-quality, natural, organic foods for my family at prices comparable to what we pay for all of the processed junk that’s not good for us. It shouldn’t cost more to keep your family healthy, and ALDI is making sure that it doesn’t.

My parents live not too far from an ALDI store that just opened in March in Lake Elsinore, CA. We spent the weekend at their house recently and decided to take a family shopping trip to ALDI to check the place out. We noticed right away that the store is much smaller than your average grocery store, which definitely makes it much easier for a quick stop to pick up necessities! We also loved the gigantic shopping carts (and needing to pay a quarter deposit to use one was no big deal at all, many people were even handing off their carts to others).

Welcome ALDI to Southern California #TasteOfALDI #food #health

The store was very easy to navigate being that it only had 5 or so aisles. We walked down every aisle just to check out the selection and find some things we may have forgotten to put on our list. We loved the ALDI Finds aisle in the middle that had things ranging from pool toys and hula hoops to swimsuits and packaged khaki shorts! It’s amazing that such a small store can still stock such a huge variety of items, and it was all so affordable!

Welcome ALDI to Southern California #TasteOfALDI #food #health

We also noticed that the large majority of items in the store were ALDI exclusive brands. These included the SimplyNature® line of USDA Certified organic and Non-GMO verified items, liveGfree® gluten-free products and NeverAny! products that are free from added antibiotics, hormones and animal by-products. They even had a line of skincare products that included sunscreen spray that was only $3.99! My parents were excited when I found them a box of a dozen SimplyNature® Medium Extra Bold Roast Organic Coffee Cups for only $4.99.

Welcome ALDI to Southern California #TasteOfALDI #food #health

We found a great selection of fresh produce and grabbed some avocado, cilantro and limes for our carne asada taco dinner the next evening. We also found bags of gorgeous honeycrisp apples and got potatoes and asparagus for that evening’s ribeye dinner. The ribeyes by the way were fabulous, best we’ve had in a while! So far the produce has all been wonderful, so fresh and even better tasting than things we pay higher prices for at our normal grocery store.

Welcome ALDI to Southern California #TasteOfALDI #food #health

My mom can’t have gluten and she was in awe over the amazing selection of liveGfree® items, so we went a little crazy and practically bought one of everything. She couldn’t resist ripping open the liveGfree® Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies in the car on the way home. We all tried them and they are delish as are the liveGfree® Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Cookies! My mom said later in the weekend that this is her new favorite grocery store and she’s so excited one is opening up even closer to her in Temecula soon! In fact, there will be roughly 26 ALDI stores in the Southern California area by July 2016, is there one in your area?

 

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