I’m a big fan of Aldi. They have German speciality foods you can’t find elsewhere, along with Trader Joe’s leftovers and quite a few staples. Mostly good quality stuff at really low prices.
|Aldi (Image by Lake Nona Now)
If I could purchase all my food at Aldi, I would, but they’re missing a few essentials:
- Plain Yogurt: Sure, they have the non-fat variety, but nobody wants that. Please, how about low-fat or better yet, whole milk yogurt?
- Unsweetened Applesauce: All of Aldi’s applesauce has extra sugar. Apples are naturally sweet and don’t need anything extra.
- Whole Wheat Potato Bread: OK, this isn’t quite an essential, but I sure wish Aldi would carry Martin’s Whole Wheat Potato Bread on a regular basis. This stuff is great: It stays fresh about a week longer than regular whole wheat bread, and still manages to be good for you.
- Amy’s Organic Soup: Or any kind of organic soup without MSG. Really, is this that hard to stock? At least put some of the Trader Joe’s soups under an Aldi label.
Are there any foods you wish Aldi would carry? Post in the comments.
|Aldi 8″ Memory Foam Mattress in a Box
Bought the last one at my local Aldi for $169 last night. Queen size.
- Manufacturer is Soft-Tex, brand is Sensorpedic, inside an Aldi St. Cloud box.
- Made in China, which is disappointing, but there are positive reviews on SlickDeals.
- Chemical smell is mild; you have to put your nose up to it to smell anything. Nothing like the Sealy mattresses at Costco that I could smell from 5 feet away. Still, am going to let it air out for a few days.
- Bed hasn’t fully decompressed yet — takes 3-6 days for that depending on room temperature — but seems fairly firm and comfortable so far.
Was amazed to see it at Aldi after almost getting the Spa Sensations mattress at Walmart the same day – at a higher price.
Aldi has a 30-day return policy. Bed has a 20 year warranty. Hopefully won’t need to use either one.
- Box says 8″ height. Actual height is 7.75″ after 6 days of decompression.
- Like most foam mattresses, including Tempur-Pedic, it’s not one solid piece of foam. This one from Aldi is 4.75″ of solid foam topped by 3″ of low-density memory foam.
- Everyone sleeps differently, but for me, this bed took a week to get start getting used to, and a month to fully settle in. Am normally a side-sleeper, and woke up as achy as my previous mattress for the first few nights. If I sleep on my back, it’s fine.
- I don’t know if Aldi still sells these. I used to be able to find the same manufacturer’s mattress on Amazon for $247, but Amazon only seems to stock Sensorpedic’s mattress toppers now.
Any questions? Post in the comments.