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Experience is everything. Whether it is growing up, being around family, at work, in school, or special occasions, experience define one’s choices and feelings.
Think about it. Have you ever returned to a restaurant when the food has been horrible? Not me.
Experience is crucial—even when you’re GROCERY SHOPPING!
My mother and Abuela have been raving about their experience at ALDI USA for some time now. They have a weekly ritual of stopping at their local ALDI after picking up my Uncle Art from work every Saturday. Now I know why! This past Saturday, my mom, Abuela, and I headed out with excitement to Upland, California to meet Hilda Gabriela, Lifestyle Expert, who was going to show me the “ins and outs” of ALDI USA. I thought to myself, “I never learn. I should have just taken my mom and Abuela’s word for it.” Every week they tell me about their trips to ALDI, and how the quality of the food is great and how low the prices are. My Abuela always talks about the “blanquillos.” In Spanish, that means “eggs.” All Latinos love a good sale, and even better when you do not need a coupon. When markets offer a good price, there are usually limits to how many items you can buy. My Abuela says that at ALDI there are no limits as to how many egg cartons you can purchase.
Needless to say, my expectations were pretty high. So upon our arrival, I looked around and made some initial observations. The first thing I noticed when I walked into the store were the employees working on the floor. They were very professional and friendly. It seemed that they were always on the move making sure everything was in order and the store shelves were fully stocked. My mom headed straight for the fresh produce because she was anxious to share her own preferences regarding the wide selections of fresh fruits and vegetables. She was telling me that she loves that ALDI USA carries so many organic products and that they do not carry produce that contain artificial colors, MSG’s, or trans-fats. When Hilda Gabriela arrived, I was already full of enthusiasm to know more! I cannot believe the large selection at such low prices. For example, the mangos were priced .39 cents that day and they did not even have a limit on the amount you could purchase!!! Hilda Gabriela shared that it is made possible because ALDI USA works together with local growers and suppliers in order to provide the freshest and highest quality products with the lowest prices.
With the holidays quickly approaching, as well as the anticipation of having large family gatherings, I am always contemplating the need to buy large amounts of food. I just kept thinking about how as Latinos we prepare for the holiday season by cooking seasonal recipes such as tamales. Finding fresh ingredients is an essential part of that preparation. It was great to stroll through the aisles to find a wide variety of dried chiles. As if that was not enough, they had las ollas to cook the tamales in the Home Goods section of the store! Y despues de cocinar esos ricos tamales, we know the dreaded task of cleaning has to take place. It is a good thing ALDI carries our favorite cleaning items–everything from Fabuloso to earth friendly cleaning products.
We had so much fun on our tour of the store and all I can say is, “WOW! I AM A BELIEVER!” We laughed and joked, but most importantly, we learned that my mom and Abuela were right! They are now unofficial ALDI supermarket experts! Now we are excited to shop at ALDI first for the upcoming Holiday Season. Who does not want extra money para los regalitos esta Navidad? We can tell ALDI wants us to save the most during this holiday season. That is why they are opening a few more stores in Southern California to ensure that more families have access to the best quality foods at the lowest possible prices. On this shopping day, I bought turkey meat, a chuck roast and some marinated flap meat along with all the trimmings, to prepare 3 meals for only $28.67.
You heard me right, 3 MEALS!!! You cannot beat that!
Thank you ALDI USA!
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