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Markets & Stores

Our New and Improved Aldi Market

Motosport | Nov 27, 201811:18 AM     13

Our local Aldi market in Riverhead was recently renovated so, ever hopeful, I sauntered over to give it a look.

It was raining today and I found 4 shopping carts that had not been returned to the cart corral for the 25 cent ransom. With 4 quarters in my pocket I entered the market.
The first thing I noticed was that there was only one of five checkout lanes open and 8 shoppers on line. I guess they forgot to order new cashiers with the renovation.

The store is nicer and less industrial than before.

Aldi has a bizarre notion about product placement. Along side the pet food were auto battery jumper cables. Go figure?

I needed to pick up some good chocolate bars, which they always have, and a honeydew melon which they had but the melons were way past their prime. It's hit and miss with produce there. They don't really seem to be behind the fresh produce wagon.

I did get a dozen eggs at a bargain price.

The store brand items are always suspect ever since I tried their almost, just like Hellman's Mayo and was disappointed.

So, as I have said before, Aldi is not a place where I will do one stop shopping. I went to the Best market for my melon.

I will head there on the next rainy day for the cart ransom.

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