I have a grocery bag full of snacks to share with the editorial department (because if we didn’t co-op our desk food, we surely would famish) from the new Aldi store in Red Bird.
Since we subsist mainly on beef jerky and convenience foods, I was happy to find Alid’s store brand, Fit & Active, which is a line of low-calorie snacks. My favorite so far is the 100-calorie ice cream bars, which are $2.99 for a box of six.
Aldi also has a pretty good produce section, lots of bread and baked goods and a good selection of dairy and frozen food.
And it’s cheap. See what all I bought after the jump.
Don’t judge me:
16-oz. cotto salami, $1.29
16-oz. honey ham lunchmeat, $1.79
3 meat snack sticks (like Slim Jim), 89 cents each
dried gnocchi, $1.69
center-cut bacon, 2.69
4 Fit & Active brand protein bars (like Balance bars), 95 cents each
Fit & Active pizza pockets (like Lean Pockets), $1.78
2 boxes Fit & Active 100-calorie ice cream treats (one orange, one chocolate), $2.99 each
Fit & Active 100-calorie pack cookies, $1.99
1 box rice-crispy bars, $1.79
Fit & Active 100-calorie pack cupcakes, $2.29
1 bag of Rio Star grapefruits, $1.99
Fit & Active strawberry yogurt-covered raisins, $1.49
dog treats, $1.49
Fit & Active calorie-free lemonade, 69 cents
3 avocados, 39 cents each
1 jar of pasta sauce, $1.59
1 dozen eggs, 89 cents
*If you add these up, the total is off by about 87 cents because of a cashier error that I didn’t notice until I wrote this.