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ALDI South of the Border Party

by Nicole on June 10, 2013

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I have posted several times about ALDI before and how much I love the premise behind their store! They are all about the savings but not at the sacrifice of any flavor! You’ll find mostly the store brand products at ALDI but I have done many blind taste tests and many times prefer the ALDI product to the national brand! This summer ALDI has some great savings and I wanted to make sure you knew! They have a special summer catalog that you will want to check out for sure!

We had an ALDI south of the border party recently and set it up as make your own tacos. Noah absolutely loved this and it was a very easy dinner to make. I did this with all ALDI products and you won’t believe how affordable this was!

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Here is my shopping list:
Benita flour tortillas – $.99
Benita corn tortillas – $1.29
Benita crispy tortillas – $.99
Clancy’s multigrain tortilla chips – $1.69
Little Salad Bar Guacamole – $2.99
Little Salad Bar Artichoke and Garlic Salsa – $1.99
Little Salad Bar Medium Salsa – $1.99
All Natural Ground Beef – $2.29/lb
Dakota’s Pride Black Beans – $.59
Casa Mamita Fat Free Refried Beans – $.79
Casa Mamita Salsa con Queso – $2.29
Casa Mamita Taco Mix – $.35
whole Kernel Corn – $.49
Happy Farms Mexican Shredded Cheese – $2.99
Pickled Jalapenos – $1.19

As you can see my grand total is just $21.92! This meal would easily feed 4 people and you will have leftovers of many of the items.

My favorite thing about ALDI are the special buys.  I love that there are different things every time I go into the store.  These special buys are often seasonal and I love that since ALDI doesn’t carry as many products as a traditional grocery store they change it up by having the special buys!

Here is a fun drink recipe from the folks at ALDI!



  • 8 Grandessa Signature or Specially Selected Lime Fruit Bars
  • 1 1 .5 liter bottle Sangriana Sangria
  • 3 tbsp. Stonemill Essentials iodized salt
  • 1/2 cup baker's corner sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, cut in half


  1. Remove the frozen lime bars from the popsicle sticks by cutting around the sticks.
  2. In a blender, blend the sangria and frozen lime bars together until smooth.
  3. Meanwhile, on a plate, mix together the salt and the sugar.
  4. To salt/sugar the rim of the glass, wet the lip of each glass with a wet paper towel then rub the lip of the glass into the salt/sugar mix until a crust is created.
  5. Pour the SanGrita mix into the salt/sugar-rimmed glass and garnish with strawberries and blueberries to taste.

I received compensation to purchase the items for the party. All opinions are my own.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Richard Hicks June 10, 2013 at 8:50 am

we have an aldi that I frequent quite often. Very good prices. Perfect place to stretch you dollar for a south of the border party!

2 Bethanny June 10, 2013 at 9:21 am

That looks like you had a blast. Food looks great!

3 Zan Caperton June 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

Never heard of this recipe but glad that I have not. I have to try this!

4 Maria Iemma June 10, 2013 at 11:42 am

I do not have an Aldi nearby yet but there are plans to open one in the next town over. I am very excited about that.

5 Debbie Welchert June 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Wow what great savings. We shop at Aldi too and I really like some of their products. They definitely can save you some money and we can all use that.

6 Maralea June 10, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Wow! You did awesome! I love Aldi’s!

7 Olivia Rubin June 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm

That looks great. I didnt like Aldi when I went in. I just didnt get how each product was a different brand I had never heard of. It wasn’t Aldi brand, just a random brand. They didnt have a large selection of fresh fruit or variety. But with prices like you got, I may have to revisit them.

8 Ari June 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm

We love Aldi’s at our house! Produce is usually a lot more affordable!

9 Joyce Parks June 11, 2013 at 5:01 am

I make it to Aldi’s at least once or twice a week for produce, specials and just to look around. It seems that many people I know are already shopping the savings we are finding there. A nice clean shopping experence. I sure am finding a lot of savings on a whole lot of products I use. You are gaining a lot of shoppers because of realistic savings on our food dollar.

10 Christy Anderson June 12, 2013 at 12:33 am

This looks great! I love ALDI’s reasonable produce prices!

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