Sunday, June 12, 2011

Aldi for the Basics

It is time for another round of cooking to feed my freezer, which required a trip to Aldi for some of the essentials. I spent more than I intended (thanks to them having the Sundae Cones with no nuts in stock), but since Princess Penelope will be heading to her Dad's next weekend for a full week, I should be able to still come in under budget for the month.

So, here is what I bought:

5 pounds ground beef
2 Boxes Sundae Cones
Dog Treats
2 pounds yellow squash
2 pounds strawberries
2 pounds blueberries
2 Mangoes
3 Bags Shredded Cheese
2 Boxes Wheat Crackers
2 Frozen Pizzas
2 Shells & Cheese
Sports Drink
Pasta Sauce
Hamburger buns
2 pounds onions

Spent: $60.71

You know, every time I post one of these shopping trips, I get irritated  because our state taxes food --- I know there are a lot of states that don't, but sadly Alabama isn't one of those. If we didn't pay tax on food, my total would have been 55.01 --- that's 9%! Sadly, that has to be part of my grocery budget. Ugh.


  1. Are you taxed on ALL food items?? Here in Ontario we pay tax on certain food items like snack food but NOT for basic groceries like bread and milk.

  2. ALL food items --- fruits, veggies, meats, milk, etc ---

  3. Thank you for linking up your savings at the Weekly Savings Linky @ Frugality Is Free. I hope you will come link up your Aldi trip at the The Aldi Savings Linky too.

    Our state taxes some food products but not others, it is a 6 % tax.

  4. Whoops! I thought I had!.... But I have now! Thanks for stopping by!