An Awesome Aldi Find!

An Awesome Aldi Find!


Well, sometimes you are in the right place at the right time! Or in my case, looking in the right place at the right time in the checkout line. Out stuck this light blue "thing" stacked flat on the bottom shelf of the checkout line. I assumed it was an insulated tote and, you betcha, it was! I loved the size and shape of the bag but didn't see a price. Adding any item to my cart that is not on my list is a big deal, especially if it is not food. I total my list prior to shopping and take out enough cash for that trip. So, this bag had to be a great price! As the cashier scanned it, and holding my breath a bit, I waited to see what it would be. Knowing that I spent, $17.99 for the Rachael Ray ChillOut Thermal Tote on Amazon, seen in the background, could this bag be that much? Well of course not, it is... $6.99. Ding, Ding, Ding... sold! I needed a few more insulated bags for shopping and picnics in the summer months.

I am happy with both bags but at $6.99, I will pick up a few more bags at Aldi soon!

Feature Rachel Ray ChillOut Aldi Insulated Shopping Bag
Product Dimensions 19.2 x 1.5 x 16.2 inches 12.5 x 6.25 x 19 inches
Capacity 5 gallon 9.5 gallon
Leak Proof Yes Yes
Storage folds flat folds flat

Also: The Rachel Ray bag has a triangular shape when zipped, whereas the bag from Aldi is rectangular. I prefer the Aldi bag on shape and price, but the pocket on the front of the Rachel Ray bag is a nice added feature.