Yesterday when Vince and I went to town, we needed a few things from the grocery store . . not much at all. I wanted to go to Walmart because they have the best price for chicken livers for Rita’s food. United has them but they’re frozen and sometimes, they look weird after they defrost. I like being able to look at them already defrosted before buying them. United had strawberries on sale . . 2 pounds for less than $4. They also had buy one/get one on the 93/7 ground beef but I was hoping Walmart’s strawberries would be about the same price and I would just get them there. Vince wanted to go to Aldi for something and it made no sense to have to go to three stores for just a few things but, thankfully, they’re all pretty close together so it isn’t like we had to drive all around a large city to get what we needed.
Walmart was a total bust and we left there with only brown rice . . also needed for Rita’s food. Their strawberries were more for one pound than the ones on sale at United (2 pounds).
This is Walmart’s zucchini. No, thanks!
This was the celery price at Walmart.
This is the Aldi price for celery. We use a lot of celery. The mealworms get about half a bunch of celery every 5 days. We use it a lot – on our diet, we use it instead of crackers for brie, we use it with pimento & cheese. If we have chicken or tuna salad, we eat celery stalks with that. So, saving 50 cents a bunch us a good bit of savings when we go through probably 10 bunches of celery a month. Well, $5 isn’t THAT much, but it does add up.
There was a time when we knew we’d get the best prices at Walmart, so it was worth going there but lately, it seems either their prices have gone up or we’re so used to Aldi’s prices, that they seem higher. Even without the price consideration, Walmart’s produce has been bad enough lately that I will hardly buy it.
We had a Kroger here and I never realized how much I appreciated their produce til they closed but especially on this diet, when we need a lot of fresh veggies, the pickins seem slim around here.
There’s a local guy who has re-opened his vegetable/plant market but he isn’t fully stocked yet. I’ll be glad when he is!