This Week at Aldi: The Ad for July 17, 2019

Each week we highlight a few of the more interesting items in the upcoming Aldi ad. Note that, in our area, the ad takes effect on Wednesday, but in some areas it may take effect as early as today, Sunday.

This week’s theme is mostly about school, with a continuation of last week’s college gear rollout along with new entries in the general back-to-school arena. Aldi also has a few bathroom items and several products in the Earth Grown vegan line.

The Most Interesting Thing We Saw:

Sohl Furniture Futon

  • SOHL Furniture Futon, $89.99. Aldi has sold one of these every July since 2017, although they’ve been a little different each year. This year’s model measures 3 feet by 5 when folded out. We have some thoughts on the futon here.

ALDI Finds (Special Buy) Highlights:

Other dorm and college fare includes:

  • Huntington Home 8″ Twin Memory Foam Mattress, $119.99. Comes with a 10-year warranty. You can read some of our thoughts on the mattress here. You can also get a Bed Bug and Allergy Mattress Protector for $19.99.
  • SOHL Furniture 3-Tier Metal Rolling Cart, $24.99. We reviewed this cart last year and we found it to be pretty lousy: you can find out why here.
  • Huntington Home Down Alternative Blanket, $15.99. Available in twin or full.
  • Huntington Home Jersey Sheet Set, $16.99 per set. Available in twin, twin XL, or full.
  • Huntington Home Faux Fur Pillow, $7.99.
  • SOHL Furniture Portable Lap Desk, $7.99. We have some insight on this item here.
  • Huntington Home 4′ x 6′ Rug, $19.99.
  • SOHL Furniture Foldable Storage Ottoman, $9.99.
  • Huntington Home Felt Letter Board, $4.99.
  • SOHL Furniture Folding Tray Table, $9.99.
  • Huntington Home Backrest, $9.99.
  • Easy Home 9′ Fabric Extension Cord, $4.99.
  • Huntington Home LED Fairy Lights, $2.99.

Equipment for helping set up the dorm or apartment includes:

  • Skylite Rolling Duffle Bag, $19.99.
  • Adventuridge Premier Backpack, $19.99. We bought one last year. You can read our review, along with a 1-year progress report, right here.
  • Auto XS Trunk Organizer with Insulated Cooler, $12.99. We’ve had one of these for years. You can read our review, as well as a 3-year progress report, here.
  • Easy Home Folding Utility Cart, $14.99.
  • WORKZONE 145-Piece Household Tool Kit, $24.99.
  • Ready Lifter Moving Straps, $14.99.

Back-to-school supplies include:

  • Kids’ Licensed Backpack, $9.99. The ad shows Avengers, Toy Story 4, and Frozen 2 backpacks. You can get matching Kids’ Licensed Lunch Bags for $5.99.
  • Zak! Riff Squeeze Bottle, $4.99. The ad shows various licensed designs, including Marvel, DC comics, and Nickelodeon themes.
  • Children’s Character Athletic Shoes, $12.99 per pair. The ad shows Paw Patrol-themed shoes.
  • Children’s Licensed 8-Pack Socks, $4.99 per pack. The socks in the ad look like Disney (Frozen 2) and Pixar (Toy Story 4) themed.
  • Toddler Boys’ 8-Pack or Toddler Girls’ 10-Pack Character Underwear, $9.99 per pack. The ad shows DC comics and Frozen 2 theme underwear.

Earth Grown Vegan Products include:

  • Earth Grown Organic Plant-Based Meatless Burger, $4.99 for 10 ounces. Sold frozen.
  • Earth Grown Beefless Crumbles or Chickenless Strips, $3.49 for 10 ounces. Sold frozen. We’ve tried out the beefless crumbles, which you can read about over here.
  • Earth Grown Buffalo or BBQ Chickenless Patties, $3.49 for 10 ounces. Sold frozen. We’ve got a review of non-barbecue chickenless patties at this link.
  • Earth Grown Southwest Quinoa Crunch Burger, $3.59 for 12 ounces. Sold frozen. You can read our review of these here.
  • Earth Grown Mushroom Risotto or Lentil Veggie Burgers, $3.79 for 10 ounces. Sold frozen.
  • Earth Grown Vegan Ravioli, $4.39 for 8.8 oz. Available in ravioli with spinach or ravioli with zucchini.
  • Earth Grown Vegetable Potstickers, $4.99 for 10 ounces. Sold frozen. Our review is over here.
  • Earth Grown Vegan Dairy-Free Sour Cream, $2.39 for 12 ounces. Sold frozen.
  • Earth Grown Non-Dairy Almond-Based Pints, $2.99 for 12 oz. Assorted varieties. We’ve tried some of these frozen desserts, and you can read about our reactions here.

Bathroom accessories include:

  • Easy Home 5-Function or Rainfall Showerhead, $6.99. Read our thoughts here.
  • Visage Tri-Fold LED Vanity Mirror, $16.99. We’ve reviewed a different Visage mirror, which you can read about here.
  • Huntington Home 2-Pack Microfiber Hair Towel or Body Wrap, $7.99 each.
  • Huntington Home 3-Wick Candle, $3.99. We’ve used 3-wick Huntington Home candles and found them to be as good as candles we get at other stores. (We have one sitting in our kitchen right now.)
  • Huntington Home 14-Piece Bath Rug and Shower Set, $9.99 per set. Includes a 70″ x 72″ shower curtain, 17″ x 24″ bath rug, and 12 hooks. We’ve tried some of Aldi’s bath rugs, which you can read about here.
  • Huntington Home 6-Piece Towel Set, $12.99 per set.
  • Huntington Home 8-Piece Washcloth Set, $3.99 per set.

Fresh Meat Special Highlights:

  • Thomas Farms Fresh Ground Lamb, $5.99 per lb. We have some experience with Thomas Farms lamb, which you can read about here.
  • Fresh Black Angus USDA Choice Beef Top Sirloin Steak, $4.99 per lb. You can read our review of Aldi’s Regular Buy top sirloin here.

Alcohol Highlights:

(Not available at all locations.)

  • Pianeta Organico Pinot Grigio made with Organic Grapes, see price in store. 750 mL, from Italy. Aldi states: “Grown using organic methods, the grapes used for this Pinot Grigio result in an intense nose of pear and green apple, followed by aromas of acacia flowers and honeycomb. Drink with light starters or as a superb aperitif.”
  • Pianeta Organico Prosecco made with Organic Grapes, see price in store. 750 mL, from Italy. Aldi states: “Grown using organic methods, the grapes used for this Prosecco result in an intense nose of pear and green apple, followed by aromas of acacia flowers and honeycomb. Drink with light starters or as a superb aperitif.”

About Joshua

Joshua writes about a variety of topics, including video games, parenting, and, of course, Aldi. He's also a science fiction novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

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