I visited Aldi, Trader Joe’s and Costco to compare avocado prices and this is what I found. I’m a frequent shopper at these retailers, as each one has its own strengths: Aldi is no-frills, Costco sells items in bulk, and Trader Joe’s stocks some unique items (not to mention their very inexpensive bananas).
All three food retailers focus on budget-friendly offerings, so I wanted to compare. I’m always buying avocados (for dips, toast, salads, and more) and I prefer Hass because of their buttery texture and flavor. So which store has the lowest prices on Hass avocados?
At Aldi and Trader Joe’s you can pick up exactly how many avocados your need for your avo toasts. At Costco, however, the buttery fruit is sold in bags of six. I eat a lot of avocados, but I won’t go through six in a relatively short period of time (plus they all ripen at about the same time), so buying in bulk isn’t really an option for me. But it might be for you, so for comparison sake, I divided to get the price per avocado at the chain.
A bag of six avocados at Costco will run you $6.79, which comes out to $1.13, per avocado. This is less compared to the avocados at Trader Joe’s, which are $1.49 each, roughly 36 cents or about 25% more per avocado.
At Aldi, Hass avocados cost ($0.69 each), so they are the clear winner. Aldi’s avocado prices are more than 50% less (80 cents) than the ones at TJ’s and about 40% less than at Costco (44 cents).
Best avocado price: Aldi Supermarket at 0.69 cents
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Aldi is the winner. I bought Teeny Trade Joe’s avocados in the bag until discovering that at Aldi they are the same quality for half the price.
Kathy Kingsley says
Me too! I didn't realize what good deal Aldi's were!