You know I’m not much of a shopper but when it comes to groceries, I don’t mind shopping so much . . especially if I’m getting a bargain, or I think I’m getting a bargain. Coming home from Missouri, I decided to find a Hobby Lobby. I was looking for a fuzzy yarn for a Christmas stocking I want to knit. The Hobby Lobby stores in colder areas seem to have a better selection of yarn and that makes sense. We don’t have one in our little town but Abilene has one but we never seem to get to Abilene. I knew there was one in Lawton, OK so I asked my GPS to get me there and it did and almost across the street from Hobby Lobby was an Aldi! I’m still waiting for ours to open (I guess . . I haven’t been by there).
As I was in the store, I was again amazed that some folks don’t like Aldi. While in MO, I bought a whole chicken and it was a scrawny little thing and it was over $7. I almost didn’t even get it but I needed it to make chicken and noodles. At Aldi, I got a nice, plump chicken for barely over $5. I got a big head of cauliflower for 99¢ and a small head here at Kroger was $2.60. Large lemons were 25¢ at Aldi and small lemons at Kroger were 35¢. A 2 pound bag of sweet onions was 89¢ at Aldi and a 3 pound bag at Kroger was $2.99. While in MO, Nicole had bought a can of butter flavored cooking spray (the non-stick stuff) and it was $2.38 at Walmart. At Aldi, the same size but their brand was $1.39. I noticed milk was more at Aldi. A gallon was $4.30 and here, it’s $2.50. It may just be the difference in states because milk is way higher in Missouri than it is here in Texas. We can buy a gallon for less than a half gallon is in Missouri.
I bought two packages of their brand of cookies (yes, I was starving when I was there) and they are both delicious! I need to try to figure out when the one here is going to open. Maybe I’ll have to make a trip down to the part of town . . it could already be open for all I know.