Shopping During the Coronavirus

Aldi continues to to take a lot of precautions. We had to line up outside and only go in when one person came out. They had someone there wiping down each cart. Everyone had to be wearing a mask and only one person per cart was allowed (unless the person was elderly or needed help). There was a Plexiglas divider between me and the clerk and only one person was allowed on the belt at a time. The only hitch was that they weren’t doing their usual trading cart routine (since you bag yourself) so I had to unload my whole massive cart before she should start swiping my food. It was a little precarious!

They did have everything I wanted and seemed stocked pretty much as normal except for meat. We were limited to 2 of each kind and they were missing some of their usual basics like stew meat, leaner ground beef, pork loin, pork butt, chicken thighs (bone-in or boneless), and whole chicken. I ended up getting chicken breast tenders (not something we normally buy), thinly sliced beef, ground chicken, wild Alaskan salmon and ground lamb (this week’s special). I also got two frozen Cornish game hens and some frozen seafood. I didn’t go in hoping for anything specific in the meat department (I’ve been planning meals around what we have vs. shopping for particular recipes) so I was happy. It’s different than what we’ve been eating so that’s a nice change.

I didn’t bag in the store, I took the cart out and bagged in my truck. I have a hatchback so it works.

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