Aldi has transformed dramatically also. Through an outreach campaign with Mom Central, I was informed that in addition to some brand-name products, some Aldi locations now sell wine. Wine. At Aldi! Seriously! Who knew? When Mom Central first set out feelers for people to participate, what came to my mind was the award-winning Two Buck Chuck wine that hails from Trader Joe’s. The award-winning wines have made quite a name for themselves. (Come to find out, Trader Joe’s and Aldi are sister companies.) I’m excited to hear that Aldi is setting itself apart also and carrying more variety! The wine shelves at Aldi aren’t stocked with generic products but rather high-rated wines at discount prices. In preparation for a few holiday parties, we made a trip to Aldi. I haven’t been to an Aldi in years… We had a new one open up in a very popular area of town but I figured they didn’t carry the kind of variety we would need so I shopped elsewhere. Much to my surprise, they had a LOT of variety. Cannot tell you how excited I was to see they have Haribo Cola Gummies for about half the price of what we usually pay. The only thing I didn’t like is that they don’t accept credit cards. Cash or debit cards, so they say. That’s tough considering I don’t own a debit card and the maximum amount of cash I carry is $20! The next time I plan to shop at Aldi, I’ll just need to make sure I have more cash with me. If you are planning any New Year’s parties where you plan to serve wine or other goodies, Aldi is worth checking out. Visit their website to see if your Aldi carries wine. There’s also a store locator feature in the Aldi app that shows if they carry wine but you can also use it to check out what’s on sale!