My son and I discovered Aldi's, a lower priced grocery store chain, a few months ago, quite by chance. We were running around, just trying to kill time on a weekend. I knew we needed a few things from the grocery store, so when we happened upon Aldi's, we decided to run in to get the few quick essentials. We were a little weirded out, at first, when we had to put in a quarter in order to get a grocery cart (the quarter is refunded when you return the cart), but we decided to go on in. Once inside, we were both amazed! Although Aldi's doesn't look like your typical chain grocery store, not quite as large, and many things just stacked, they did offer a large supply of items. The thing that shocked us was the amazingly low prices! As we went up and down the aisles, we kept finding deals that were just too good to pass up. It was rather humourous, as by the time we were done, the few things we went in for had quickly turned into a heaped cart full of items! A lot of items in Aldi's are brands that I didn't quite recognize, although they did offer some familiar name brand products, but they all looked (and, as we later found out, tasted) as good as the more expensive brands. One thing I particularly love is that their selection of fresh fruits and vegetables is awesome, and offered at MUCH lower prices that most big chain stores.
A couple things to know about Aldi's, bring your own shopping bags, or you can purchase them there... they don't provide bags for free... but it still turns out as a much better deal, with their everyday low prices.
You bag your own groceries... again, I am willing to go through this for the amount of savings I see every time I shop there.
Yes, they are a bit "different", but shopping for a family of six, getting a huge cart full of groceries on every trip, I usually pay about half of what I would at Walmart or a comparable grocery store.
Definitely worth my while!