A few days before Christmas, I decided to splurge on some organic cold cereal. We normally eat organic oatmeal every morning for breakfast, but to give myself a break I decided to spring for organic cold cereal just this week.
Organic Honey Oats were on sale at Tom Thumb for just 2.99 per box! Woohoo! I eagerly grabbed two boxes, feeling proud that I found such a good deal. (They are regularly priced at $3.69 per box.)
My next stop was Aldi. We needed coffee filters, napkins, and a few other miscellaneous Aldi-worthy items. As I strolled through the cereal aisle, I sensed the word ‘organic’ nearby. Turning to take a closer look, there it was- a box of Organic Honey Toasted Oats staring me in the face. And it costed $1.99! That’s a whole dollar cheaper than the box I bought ON SALE at Tom Thumb! I gleefully added a box to my cart, but not before whipping out my trusty iPhone and taking several photos first.
Oh and by the way, they taste great! I did a taste test with the Tom Thumb brand vs. Aldi brand and I could not tell the difference! No kidding! Makes me wonder if it’s the same product. I wouldn’t be surprised if Aldi is able to package it and sell it at a significantly lower price due to their savvy management practices.
I also noticed Organic Fruit Meusli,
Nature’s Path Organic Granola,
and Organic Spaghetti or linguine!
When I asked the cashier about this unexpected Christmas miracle, she said that the organic groceries were rolled out the previous week. As soon as I got home, I googled it and yes, it’s true. Aldi is rolling out a line of organic groceries! In some lucky states, the stores even carry organic, locally grown produce! You can read about it here.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Aldi. But since starting our transition to a 100% organic food diet a couple years ago, I only buy a few items there each week. A typical Aldi grocery list for me consists of condiments, napkins, paper towels, bacon, and frozen apple juice concentrate.
These items are the ‘final frontier’ of non-organic foods in our journey to a 100% organic food diet! 🙂 How awesome would it be if Aldi began carrying organic versions of these items!
In the meantime, my Aldi grocery list will be growing and I will be keeping an eye out for the next organic grocery item(s) to hit those shelves!