Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sort of New Save-A-Lot on Deleware
You all now my strange obsession with discount shopping establishments (see my Aldi and Wonder Bakery Thriftshop diatribes). I find a weird kind of beauty in the sterile, post-modern, industrial nature of the joints, don't ask me why. So when a Save-A-Lot opened on Deleware Ave. (Albany, kind of near Cardona's in the strip mall with the Mr. Subb), I was sort of excited. I have never been to a Save-A-Lot before.
Walking in I thought that the place looked very much like an Aldi. You know, minimal decor, stuff on palates, etc...
Strolling the aisles you find many not quite name brand products of the expected sort. The soda facsimiles always make me laugh. We have "Mountain Holler"-
Also, "Diet Bubba"-
To tell you the truth, Save-A-Lot is very much like Aldi but without the exciting little treasures among the generic hooey. I didn't find one thing that was worth purchasing, which is extremely rare behavior for me. Aside from the disproportionate amount of chitterlings offered,
and the fact that grits had its own line on an aisle description,
I found the place to be thoroughly disappointing. Don't think I will ever have occasion to go there again. Am I missing something at Save-A-Lot? Does anyone else shop there? Let me know if they have some hidden appeal that I missed. Thanks.