Aldi is originally from Germany and it is a discount store. The Aldi brothers also own Trader Joes. One of the brothers recently passed away! The Aldi Brothers are in the Forbes top 10 richest people in the world.
What I love about Aldi:
When I go shopping I do not really care about display as long as the store is clean! At Aldi all the food is on pallets in boxes, yes sometimes you have to open a box yourself:) Also in order to get a Cart you need to have a quarter ready because the carts are chained, which saves costs which then reflects in the prices of your items:)
They do have a great variety of almost everything.
Let me give you some examples:
Fruit bars $1.49
12 chocolate ice cream bars: $2.49
Cheese slices (10 slices) $1.99
Apple juice (regular size) $1.49
They also have a fit line, the lowfat,low sugar etc deal!
I do stay away from meat since I shop for that at Costco and get great quality for a fair price:)
Here is the downside: Aldi is not yet present on the west coast:((