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Title: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 15, 2011, 08:19:36 AM
A takeoff from another thread.


$1.89
The 85% Dark is awesome.

(http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/product_range/product_range/UK_Chocolate_PD2.jpg)


$1.69
(http://aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/GS0000-Roasted-Red-Pepper-Hummus-Detail.jpg)



$3.99/16oz
(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/detail_Carl_OliveOil_2668.jpg)

$3.99/16oz wild
(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/detail_SQ_Salmon_8052.jpg)


$2.49/19oz
(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/GroundTurkey_D.jpg)

$1.99
(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/GS0000-Artichoke-Garlic-Salsa-Detail.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on May 15, 2011, 08:28:04 AM
How are the salmon fillets?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 15, 2011, 09:01:13 AM
How are the salmon fillets?

Decent.
For the price I'm not going to complain.
Actually, everything I've gotten from there has been good.
Their fresh vegs like colored peppers, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, bagged spinach and greens are always good.
The chic breasts are $2.49/lb
Fresh blueberries when in are always great and so are the frozen ones.
String cheese is ok.
Big tub of oatmeal is cheap.
Eggs are cheap.
They always get in "special buys" for a limited time at good prices and good quality.

I don't know why they have a negative rep.  ??? Maybe cuz they originally opened stores in the hood  ???  I absolutely HATE their checkouts.


First timers - $cash only or debit - bring your own bags - .25 for cart (returned when returned)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Roger Bacon on May 15, 2011, 09:37:59 AM
Good Thread


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on May 15, 2011, 09:45:12 AM

Decent.
For the price I'm not going to complain.

I don't know why they have a negative rep.  ??? Maybe cuz they originally opened stores in the hood  ???  I absolutely HATE their checkouts.


Thanks for the input.

I didn’t realize they had any bad rap.
We have several throughout our region, ranging from lower-middle to upper-middle class areas.
EVERYONE raves about them.

I’ve only recently started shopping there.
Yeah, their lines suck, but the cashier was more than helpful on my first visit, at which time I didn’t know about the BYO bag rule.

We also have GFS (Gordon Food Service), which is very similar to Aldi’s.
GFS carries more name-brand items at discount prices, and unlike SAM’S or Costco, you don’t have to buy a minimum six-month supply of everything.



Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 15, 2011, 10:43:08 AM

We also have GFS (Gordon Food Service), which is very similar to Aldi’s.
GFS carries more name-brand items at discount prices, and unlike SAM’S or Costco, you don’t have to buy a minimum six-month supply of everything.


There is some sort of relationship to Trader Joes.  ???  Something like the owners are cousins or something.  Anyway - German company and concepts.  They have a lot of German stuff like bakery and chocolate.

They must have good prices on cereal and junk food too cuz I see carts loaded up with that stuff.

I've had good luck with plants too.  I bought a few poinsettias at Christmas for dirt cheap and they are still just as red and hearty today.
I kinda wish they would die cuz they're not very summer-y, but I can't bring myself to kill anything  :-\
 

Oh, and they have these fresh packaged bacon wrapped beef filets for $1.79.  Now they're only 5 ounces and I've seen leaner, but for $5.73/lb it's a good price for protein for you guys on a budget.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: HERACLES on May 15, 2011, 02:43:18 PM
there is one right by us...I would destroy those salmon fillets and the tilapia..honestly they are pretty good! Thanks for the thread, reminded me to go and buy some food to help with diet..


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Roger Bacon on May 15, 2011, 03:06:58 PM

Decent.
For the price I'm not going to complain.
Actually, everything I've gotten from there has been good.
Their fresh vegs like colored peppers, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, bagged spinach and greens are always good.
The chic breasts are $2.49/lb
Fresh blueberries when in are always great and so are the frozen ones.
String cheese is ok.
Big tub of oatmeal is cheap.
Eggs are cheap.
They always get in "special buys" for a limited time at good prices and good quality.

I don't know why they have a negative rep.  ??? Maybe cuz they originally opened stores in the hood  ???  I absolutely HATE their checkouts.


First timers - $cash only or debit - bring your own bags - .25 for cart (returned when returned)


Yes, the eggs are sooo cheap and their good eggs!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 15, 2011, 04:30:06 PM
Today's score:

bag of Gala apples
frozen blueberries
baby carrots
hummus
2 bags of baby spinach
salmon filets
raisins

$18.02

Dinner tonight = salmon and asparagus from the garden.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: MindSpin on May 15, 2011, 05:14:33 PM
I've A LOT of money selling to Aldi.  Pain in the ass to work with but awesome volume.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on May 15, 2011, 07:35:42 PM

There is some sort of relationship to Trader Joes.  ???  Something like the owners are cousins or something.  Anyway - German company and concepts.  They have a lot of German stuff like bakery and chocolate.

They must have good prices on cereal and junk food too cuz I see carts loaded up with that stuff.

I've had good luck with plants too.  I bought a few poinsettias at Christmas for dirt cheap and they are still just as red and hearty today.
I kinda wish they would die cuz they're not very summer-y, but I can't bring myself to kill anything  :-\
 

Oh, and they have these fresh packaged bacon wrapped beef filets for $1.79.  Now they're only 5 ounces and I've seen leaner, but for $5.73/lb it's a good price for protein for you guys on a budget.


Ours has an incredible inventory of snacks, including a wide variety of potato chips and candies - brand names, too.

I like their GFS brand sirloin burgers and egg beaters.
I've also tried some of their frozen appetizers, which are quite tasty.



Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Painlayer69 on May 19, 2011, 06:29:03 AM
A takeoff from another thread.


$1.89
The 85% Dark is awesome.

(http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/product_range/product_range/UK_Chocolate_PD2.jpg)


$1.69
(http://aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/GS0000-Roasted-Red-Pepper-Hummus-Detail.jpg)



$3.99/16oz
(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/detail_Carl_OliveOil_2668.jpg)

$3.99/16oz wild
(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/detail_SQ_Salmon_8052.jpg)


$2.49/19oz
(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/GroundTurkey_D.jpg)

$1.99
(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/product_range/product_range/GS0000-Artichoke-Garlic-Salsa-Detail.jpg)


Are the salmon fillets completely skinless? Thats a very good price but fish skin makes me wanna upchuck on the spot


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 19, 2011, 08:27:49 AM
Are the salmon fillets completely skinless? Thats a very good price but fish skin makes me wanna upchuck on the spot

Yes, they are skinless.  The downside to that is they're hard to grill cuz they want to fall apart.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on May 20, 2011, 08:25:21 PM
Aldi's bad rep came from the fact that they are hard discounters and we aren't used to that.  We are used to having people double bag stuff and have supper fast checkouts.  Not like that there.  The thing with them is that I can never do all my shopping there.  Never ebough selection, but awesome for the basics.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on May 21, 2011, 05:13:58 AM
Aldi's bad rep came from the fact that they are hard discounters and we aren't used to that.  We are used to having people double bag stuff and have supper fast checkouts.  Not like that there.  The thing with them is that I can never do all my shopping there.  Never ebough selection, but awesome for the basics.


What is a "hard discounter?"


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Roger Bacon on May 22, 2011, 06:56:20 AM

What is a "hard discounter?"


You have to take your own bags, or use boxes.  25 cent deposit on taking a grocery cart so you'll return it to the corral and a few other basic things like that.  It's way worth it IMO.

They had Jelly Beans for Easter that were like top quality.  As good or better (maybe the same with a different label) than Jelly Belly.  They were about half as expensive.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on May 22, 2011, 07:00:22 AM
You have to take your own bags, or use boxes.  25 cent deposit on taking a grocery cart so you'll return it to the corral and a few other basic things like that.  It's way worth it IMO.

They had Jelly Beans for Easter that were like top quality.  As good or better (maybe the same with a different label) than Jelly Belly.  They were about half as expensive.


Okay, I didn't know that type of setup had a name.
That's how our GFS is, too.

As far as the off-label stuff, I've wondered about that, as well.
I wouldn't doubt that there are some brand-name companies who sell their product to other places that put their "own" labels on it.
I've seen this phenomenon plenty of times with tools.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 22, 2011, 07:49:03 AM

Okay, I didn't know that type of setup had a name.
That's how our GFS is, too.

As far as the off-label stuff, I've wondered about that, as well.
I wouldn't doubt that there are some brand-name companies who sell their product to other places that put their "own" labels on it.
I've seen this phenomenon plenty of times with tools.

Some of their 'off brand' stuff is just as good as or better than the name brand stuff.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: njflex on May 22, 2011, 06:56:39 PM
thanks guys i literally live right down the block from one ,that opened recently.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Painlayer69 on May 28, 2011, 01:46:51 PM
Yeah i think im gonna start hitting my ALDI up again especially for those salmon fillets.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on June 10, 2011, 05:39:19 PM
Fresh blueberries $1.29/pint

Get 'em quick!

(http://assets.kaboose.com/media/00/00/08/6d/2874b055727a8fa61252b6d6ed8c5d80d5be6533/476x357/rotatslide-blueberries_476x357.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on June 10, 2011, 05:58:37 PM
^^ Fruit of the gods!!


I'm glad that strawberries are in for a few more weeks, too!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: JeremyM on June 29, 2011, 07:22:51 AM
My wife shops at Aldi all the time. She always gets good buys with and without coupons/home. The only thing that tasted completely terrible was the prepackaged steaks. They tasted like they had been preserved in some type of brine.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on June 29, 2011, 02:09:55 PM
^^ Fruit of the gods!!


I'm glad that strawberries are in for a few more weeks, too!

Strawberries = .99/lb right now.  They look like they're on steroids.   ;D


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on June 29, 2011, 04:14:46 PM
Strawberries = .99/lb right now.  They look like they're on steroids.   ;D


Thanks!
If I remember, I'll stop on my way home tomorrow.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: The_Iron_Disciple on June 30, 2011, 07:38:40 AM
Very good thread here. I shop at Save-A-Lot, myself. VERY, VERY similar to Aldi's. Pretty much the same damn store. I, also, on occasion, shop at Gordon Foods. Use to work there when I was younger, in fact. Their pre-cooked Pub Burgers are to die for !!!!!!!!! That's only if you LOVE burgers though. And, I, LLLOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEE burgers ! LOL.


Btw, Princess, you ever try Aldi's Chicken Salad ?? Yum yummy !!! :D


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on July 15, 2011, 10:55:45 AM


Btw, Princess, you ever try Aldi's Chicken Salad ?? Yum yummy !!! :D

Is that mayo based?  No, I've never tried it.

This week - Special Buy (ie; while supplies last)
$1.19
(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/070611_5718_ReadBean_D.jpg)

Not what I expected, and you'd have to rinse to have it look like the label, BUT, very very good.  I can see throwing a can or two in a pot of chilli this winter.  OR, for those of you who don't cook, just open a can, throw in some cooked diced, chicken or beef and it would be a complete meal.  I just sprinkled a few spoonfuls over a salad.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on July 15, 2011, 08:10:49 PM
i'm in a mood to buy stuff


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on July 16, 2011, 12:11:46 PM
i'm in a mood to buy stuff

Did you win the lottery?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Roger Bacon on August 09, 2011, 11:50:35 PM
First hand report: friend of mine lives in Brixon, chavs barracaded off the street he lives in and raided the local Aldi, taking everything, police didn't show up until hours later. Insane.

Riot In England


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 15, 2011, 10:27:48 AM
Aldi is carrying Greek yogurt now!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on August 18, 2011, 06:52:25 PM
might have to check it out


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 21, 2011, 08:32:42 PM
The cocoa dusted ones are like crack!

(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/offers/01_11_06_29/112311_40636_DeluxeAlmonds_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on January 11, 2012, 08:59:25 AM
Our Aldi's has blueberries for $1.50/pint.
I haven't tried them yet, but they look good!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on January 11, 2012, 04:31:08 PM
Our Aldi's has blueberries for $1.50/pint.
I haven't tried them yet, but they look good!


ooo good price (for this time of year).  Gotta check that out.  The ones I froze this summer are gonnnne.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on January 11, 2012, 05:02:33 PM
ooo good price (for this time of year).  Gotta check that out.  The ones I froze this summer are gonnnne.


It turns out they're pretty good, too; not sour like they can often be this time of year.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on January 11, 2012, 08:03:17 PM

It turns out they're pretty good, too; not sour like they can often be this time of year.

 :'(
$2.49 here
Not that desperate.  I'll stick with USA (Michigan) frozen for now.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on January 11, 2012, 08:12:02 PM
:'(
$2.49 here
Not that desperate.  I'll stick with USA (Michigan) frozen for now.


Don't worry; domestic will be in before you know it.
I expect a fairly heavy-bearing year.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on February 02, 2012, 02:06:30 PM
Avocados at our stores are $0.49/piece, and they are HUGE!!
I've got six sitting on the kitchen bistro table ripening right now, plus one in the fridge that's ready to be used from the last purchase. Actually, I thought they were a good price last time I bought them for $1.00 ea.

I love their produce!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on February 03, 2012, 05:53:06 PM
Strawberries = .99/lb right now.  They look like they're on steroids.   ;D

they're probably from Mexico so they just might be...  ;D


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: barrettaswine on February 16, 2012, 04:08:16 PM
Dear Princess L,  thank you for nudging me in aldi's direction!!! I was a snob about where I shopped until my wife had to retire do to health reasons. We lost over 20 grand a year, so it was hard to justify spending lots of $$$$ on bodybuilding  food.  I can go to aldi's with $40.00 and come home with LOTS of eggs, oatmeal, produce etc...  Their greek yogurt is all natural and tastes great!! Thanks again, barretta.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on February 16, 2012, 04:30:54 PM
We just had a bunch of Bottom Dollar stores open throughout our area.
I haven't checked them out yet, but my parents stopped in one the other week and said it's pretty decent: lots of generic off-label items with good prices.

I'm glad to see places like this, Aldi's, and GFS giving the larger chains a run for their money. Lots of people I talk to are fed up with the huge grocery stores' prices.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on February 20, 2012, 09:52:31 PM
Dear Princess L,  thank you for nudging me in aldi's direction!!! I was a snob about where I shopped until my wife had to retire do to health reasons. We lost over 20 grand a year, so it was hard to justify spending lots of $$$$ on bodybuilding  food.  I can go to aldi's with $40.00 and come home with LOTS of eggs, oatmeal, produce etc...  Their greek yogurt is all natural and tastes great!! Thanks again, barretta.

I think they got a bad rap years ago for some reason, but their stuff is good quality - very high turnover, so stuff is always fresh.

They're carrying FAGE now - $3.29/17oz.

Grapefruits are .29 each.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: El Diablo Blanco on February 21, 2012, 12:22:55 PM
The cocoa dusted ones are like crack!

(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/offers/01_11_06_29/112311_40636_DeluxeAlmonds_D.jpg)

Speaking of crack, I'd like to see y ....oh never mind.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: El Diablo Blanco on February 21, 2012, 12:24:11 PM
I think they got a bad rap years ago for some reason, but their stuff is good quality - very high turnover, so stuff is always fresh.

They're carrying FAGE now - $3.29/17oz.

Grapefruits are .29 each.

For Fage, nothing beats costco.  NOTHING!

My favorite night snack is now a bowl of 0% fage, handfull of slivered almonds with a shower of honey.  Oh so good!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: danabol on February 21, 2012, 03:24:38 PM
good shop Aldi's ..i shop a lot in there..

some nice food at the right price ..some shit as well  ;D..



Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on April 13, 2012, 12:38:43 PM
Fresh pineapples are .99 this week!

(http://www.dreamstime.com/pineapple-with-sunglasses-thumb5361633.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 29, 2012, 12:12:12 PM
$7.99 starting Wednesday.

(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/offers/05_30_12/053012_41342_SockeyeSalmonFillet_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on June 14, 2012, 06:17:52 PM
$7.99 starting Wednesday.

(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/offers/05_30_12/053012_41342_SockeyeSalmonFillet_D.jpg)


Never appeared in our circulars. >:(


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 04, 2012, 02:02:41 PM
Aldi is carrying Greek yogurt now!


Which brand(s) and flavor(s) do you like to buy there?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 04, 2012, 04:42:28 PM

Which brand(s) and flavor(s) do you like to buy there?

I only bought the plain, but now they don't carry it ~ only the blueberry and strawberry ~ which I've never had.  I add my own mixin's .  Now that they have FAGE, I get that.

Frozen wild caught salmon there again this week.  Not the sockeye though.  I think this stuff is from China.

The cherries have been good ~ $1.99/lb

Guac is so quick and easy to make so whenever I have people over last minute, I whip some up.  These chips are AWESOME!  A 1lb bag is like $2.39.  Everyone always comments on how great they are.

(http://www.el-milagro.com/product%20pages/totopos.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 05, 2012, 04:12:42 AM

I only bought the plain, but now they don't carry it ~ only the blueberry and strawberry ~ which I've never had.  I add my own mixin's .  Now that they have FAGE, I get that.

Frozen wild caught salmon there again this week.  Not the sockeye though.  I think this stuff is from China.

The cherries have been good ~ $1.99/lb

Guac is so quick and easy to make so whenever I have people over last minute, I whip some up.  These chips are AWESOME!  A 1lb bag is like $2.39.  Everyone always comments on how great they are.

(http://www.el-milagro.com/product%20pages/totopos.jpg)


Okay, thanks.
I bought some of the strawberry & peach to try. Not bad; I wasn't sure quite what to expect.

I've never had FAGE before, but the folks on here seem to like it. Maybe I'll pick up some today to try.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 05, 2012, 07:36:56 AM

Okay, thanks.
I bought some of the strawberry & peach to try. Not bad; I wasn't sure quite what to expect.

I've never had FAGE before, but the folks on here seem to like it. Maybe I'll pick up some today to try.

For a fruit added variety, I'm sure it's good.  I just don't like anything added ~ too much sugar and reminds me of added jam ~ not a good combo IMO.  FAGE is great and so is the Aldi PLAIN 0%.  Add your own fresh or frozen blueberries (or other fruit), a smidge of peanut butter and some sweetener (I use Splenda).  Bon Appétit

Use the FAGE in place of sour cream for anything.  


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 05, 2012, 01:11:51 PM

For a fruit added variety, I'm sure it's good.  I just don't like anything added ~ too much sugar and reminds me of added jam ~ not a good combo IMO.  FAGE is great and so is the Aldi PLAIN 0%.  Add your own fresh or frozen blueberries (or other fruit), a smidge of peanut butter and some sweetener (I use Splenda).  Bon Appétit

Use the FAGE in place of sour cream for anything.  


Gotcha.
Thanks, again!!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 06, 2012, 05:15:29 PM
I think this might even be better than Nutella at half the price.

Bastards  >:(





 ;D

(http://thebrainofkate.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/wpid-imag0825.jpg?w=645)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 06, 2012, 06:25:13 PM
I think this might even be better than Nutella at half the price.

Bastards  >:(





 ;D

(http://thebrainofkate.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/wpid-imag0825.jpg?w=645)


Nice!
Does anyone make an off-brand Peanut Butter Company product; particularly their dark chocolate dreams flavor?
 ;)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 06, 2012, 06:47:15 PM

Nice!
Does anyone make an off-brand Peanut Butter Company product; particularly their dark chocolate dreams flavor?
 ;)

Try this $h!t and you'll never go back.  It's better than eating frosting right out of the can!
 ;D

F'g crack I tell ya!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 07, 2012, 05:22:24 PM
Try this $h!t and you'll never go back.  It's better than eating frosting right out of the can!
 ;D

F'g crack I tell ya!


Very well...

I will gladly sample your crack.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: njflex on August 08, 2012, 02:31:16 PM
WENT ONCE ITS LITERALLY AROUND THE BLOCK FROM ME.THERE FROZEN FOOD SECTION LOOKED GOOD....I HAVE TO GO AGAIN.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 08, 2012, 04:14:16 PM
I think this might even be better than Nutella at half the price.

Bastards  >:(





 ;D

(http://thebrainofkate.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/wpid-imag0825.jpg?w=645)


I stopped on the way home from work today. On your recommendation, I bought the FAGE & looked for the hazelnut spread, but couldn't find it. I found the Berryhill section, but not the stuff above.

My Aldi also doesn't carry the Fit N Active ground turkey.
I'll have to stop at the other store a few miles out to check there.  


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 08, 2012, 05:39:46 PM

I stopped on the way home from work today. On your recommendation, I bought the FAGE & looked for the hazelnut spread, but couldn't find it. I found the Berryhill section, but not the stuff above.

My Aldi also doesn't carry the Fit N Active ground turkey.
I'll have to stop at the other store a few miles out to check there.  

It should be by the peanut butter and jelly section.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 09, 2012, 04:49:05 AM
It should be by the peanut butter and jelly section.


I saw the other Berrhill jars of jams, jellies, etc.
I'll look again; it seems like a pretty standard item.

There's also another Aldi store nearby that I'll check.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 16, 2012, 11:16:48 AM

I stopped on the way home from work today. On your recommendation, I bought the FAGE [/b

What's the verdict?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 16, 2012, 02:03:25 PM
What's the verdict?


Taste doesn't usually bother me, but this stuff "needs" something added to it; be it fruit, honey, etc. I can't eat much of it plain.
I first tried adding blueberries since they are my favroite fruit outside of Bay. It helped, but honey seems to be the best. In fact, I can eat more than I probably should with honey added.

I stopped on the way home from work today and bought two more tubs of it.
Forgot the honey, though.

I'd like to try it as a sour cream substitute sometime.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 16, 2012, 07:05:19 PM

Taste doesn't usually bother me, but this stuff "needs" something added to it; be it fruit, honey, etc. I can't eat much of it plain.
I first tried adding blueberries since they are my favroite fruit outside of Bay. It helped, but honey seems to be the best. In fact, I can eat more than I probably should with honey added.

I stopped on the way home from work today and bought two more tubs of it.
Forgot the honey, though.

I'd like to try it as a sour cream substitute sometime.


Does anyone like PLAIN yogurt of any style or brand?  Plain Greek yogurt is SO versatile.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 17, 2012, 04:04:48 AM
Does anyone like PLAIN yogurt of any style or brand?  Plain Greek yogurt is SO versatile.


I'm opened to trying it.
In what other capacities do you like using it?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 17, 2012, 03:06:05 PM

I'm opened to trying it.
In what other capacities do you like using it?

Yes, I never eat it "plain".  Mostly with blueberries, smidge of peanut butter, sweetener ~ might add homemade granola or dried cranberries or dried cherries.  Of course it's great in smoothies.

Anywhere you'd use sour cream or even mayo.  Mix in some pickle relish and use as a tartar sauce for fish.  Add a dry package of seasoning (like ranch or taco) and use for a dip or spread.  Use it in place of sour cream called for in baking (like in a chocolate cake).  Mix in a small amount of sweet/hot Thai chili dipping sauce and use it for a dipping sauce for egg rolls or other hors d' oeuvres.  Mix with salsa.  Mix with chives, dill, etc and use on top of baked potato.  Use your imagination!

(http://mybrands.com/images/products/xlarge/blue-dragon-sweet-chili-dipping-sauce.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 17, 2012, 03:11:31 PM

Yes, I never eat it "plain".  Mostly with blueberries, smidge of peanut butter, sweetener ~ might add homemade granola or dried cranberries or dried cherries.  Of course it's great in smoothies.

Anywhere you'd use sour cream or even mayo.  Mix in some pickle relish and use as a tartar sauce for fish.  Add a dry package of seasoning (like ranch or taco) and use for a dip or spread.  Use it in place of sour cream called for in baking (like in a chocolate cake).  Mix in a small amount of sweet/hot Thai chili dipping sauce and use it for a dipping sauce for egg rolls or other hors d' oeuvres.  Mix with salsa.  Mix with chives, dill, etc and use on top of baked potato.  Use your imagination!

(http://mybrands.com/images/products/xlarge/blue-dragon-sweet-chili-dipping-sauce.jpg)


Thanks for the ideas & suggestions. How do you think it would taste on a baked potato?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 17, 2012, 04:59:01 PM

Thanks for the ideas & suggestions. How do you think it would taste on a baked potato?

By itself?  Blah
Would need some seasoning of some sort, at least s&p


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 17, 2012, 05:00:20 PM

By itself?  Blah
Would need some seasoning of some sort, at least s&p


Gotcha.
Thanks!!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 17, 2012, 05:02:10 PM
Try:

(http://food.sndimg.com/img/recipes/23/26/90/large/picrAvvJb.jpg)

5 tablespoons yogurt 4 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 pinch salt

or

Yogurt
garlic clove, minced
dill weed
shallot, minced
minced fresh parsley leaves
beau monde (seasoning salt), optional


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 17, 2012, 05:03:50 PM
Try:

(http://food.sndimg.com/img/recipes/23/26/90/large/picrAvvJb.jpg)

5 tablespoons yogurt 4 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 pinch salt




That looks AND sounds good!!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 17, 2012, 05:14:59 PM
This recipe is ALWAYS a hit!!

(http://img4-3.realsimple.timeinc.net/images/0912/recipes-peanut-skewer_300.jpg)

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/peanut-chicken-skewers-with-chili-mayonnaise-recipe-00000000024595/index.html

For the dipping sauce, I use the Greek yogurt with some of that Thai sweet/hot chili sauce mixed in.  People rave about it!

Once in awhile Aldi will have a special buy on dipping sauces.  I just opened a bottle the other day and used it.  It was AWESOME.  Had some great kick to it.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Roger Bacon on September 25, 2012, 08:45:14 PM
Oktoberfest at Aldi!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on September 26, 2012, 04:22:24 AM
Oktoberfest at Aldi!


What's on the "menu?"
I'm terrible when I go in that place. It's usually on the way home from work or the gym, and I typically make a b-line straight to the sections I always visit, with blinders on to everything else.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Donny on September 26, 2012, 07:24:34 AM
Oktoberfest at Aldi!
Aldi Beer....  :-X


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on September 26, 2012, 08:46:32 AM

What's on the "menu?"
I'm terrible when I go in that place. It's usually on the way home from work or the gym, and I typically make a b-line straight to the sections I always visit, with blinders on to everything else.

It's a small store.  It shouldn't take much time to check out all the isles.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on September 26, 2012, 02:54:31 PM
It's a small store.  It shouldn't take much time to check out all the isles.


I don't like to shop. ;D


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on September 26, 2012, 05:34:57 PM

What's on the "menu?"


Flank steak $5.99/lb this week.  Probably will sell out by tomorrow.
Next week lobsters $12.99/8oz - not sure if that is a good price tho  ???


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on September 26, 2012, 06:48:32 PM

Flank steak $5.99/lb this week.  Probably will sell out by tomorrow.
Next week lobsters $12.99/8oz - not sure if that is a good price tho  ???


Thanks, I'll check it out.
I don't believe that all stores run the same specials, though. I've noticed differences between our regions before. I still haven't found that hazelnut spread, and I've looked in the peanut butter isle the last two times I went there. >:(


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on September 27, 2012, 03:55:55 PM
I also noticed this week they have 28oz cans of diced organic tomatoes for $1.69.  Good time to stock up for chili making season.  Also they have boxes of couscous.  I don't use the flavor packets that come in the box.  I make my own "dressing".  Oh, and they also have 4oz logs of goat cheese for @1.99 - good price.  Other stores put them on sale for $2.50.


Thanks, I'll check it out.
I don't believe that all stores run the same specials, though. I've noticed differences between our regions before. I still haven't found that hazelnut spread, and I've looked in the peanut butter isle the last two times I went there. >:(

Let me know if you have to have it.  I'll send ya some  ;)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on September 27, 2012, 03:58:47 PM
Aldi Beer....  :-X

Their wine is pretty sucky too.  I've heard their Corona knockoff isn't bad.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on September 27, 2012, 04:10:32 PM
Let me know if you have to have it.  I'll send ya some  ;)


Thanks! When I run out of my current Jiff supply, I may take you up on the offer!!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on October 05, 2012, 11:58:30 AM
I think this might even be better than Nutella at half the price.

Bastards  >:(





 ;D

(http://thebrainofkate.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/wpid-imag0825.jpg?w=645)

According to their flyer for next week, it looks like it's going to be a regular item everywhere.  Maybe they were test marketing in my area.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on October 11, 2012, 11:36:30 AM
Special purchase this week.  Get 'em while they last. $3.49

I'm skeered to open them  :P

(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/offers/10_03_12/100312_2797_ChocCranberries_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on October 13, 2012, 10:30:04 AM
Special purchase this week.  Get 'em while they last. $3.49

I'm skeered to open them  :P

(http://www.aldi.us/us/media/offers/10_03_12/100312_2797_ChocCranberries_D.jpg)

Thankfully, they're not that great  :D


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on October 13, 2012, 03:21:54 PM
Abomination.
It's a sin to waste chocolate on something as disgusting as cranberries. :-X


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on October 18, 2012, 01:01:02 PM
This week they have some good specials (meaning limited supply) to stock up for holiday entertaining like these pestos which will be great for hors d' oeuvres and roasted red peppers and Gouda rounds and infused olive oils.

(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/10_17_12/101712_4752_PestoBasil_D.jpg)
also a sun-dried tomato one which will be great for bruschetta

(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/10_17_12/101712_7476_RoastedPeppers_D.jpg)

(http://www.worldharvestfoods.com/files/GOUDA%20WHEEL%20RED%20WAX%20HOLLAND.jpg)

(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/10_17_12/101712_41140_Garlic_D.jpg)



Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on November 05, 2012, 03:26:30 PM
According to their flyer for next week, it looks like it's going to be a regular item everywhere.  Maybe they were test marketing in my area.


We finally got it here.
$1.99/ea.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on February 20, 2013, 07:42:59 PM
These things are addicting  >:(

(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/081011_1763_Pretzels_O.jpg)


For some reason, pretzels are the only "junk food"/refined carb that doesn't bother me in one way or another (carb hangover, bloating, farting, lethergy, etc.)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Roger Bacon on February 20, 2013, 07:58:22 PM
They have BPA free water bottles right now for like four dollars.  They're really nice/well constructed.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on February 20, 2013, 08:04:55 PM
They have BPA free water bottles right now for like four dollars.  They're really nice/well constructed...if you're a yuppie or hipster.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Roger Bacon on February 20, 2013, 08:06:10 PM


hahhahahahahahahahah!!!!  ;D

I don't know what's worse!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on February 20, 2013, 08:09:20 PM
hahhahahahahahahahah!!!!  ;D

I don't know what's worse!


I have yuppies in my family. I've acquired a tolerance.

Thankfully, none of the kids have turned hipster. But, just in case that day ever comes, I should prepare the belt talk.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Roger Bacon on February 20, 2013, 10:29:34 PM

I have yuppies in my family. I've acquired a tolerance.

Thankfully, none of the kids have turned hipster. But, just in case that day ever comes, I should prepare the belt talk.

Have you seriously seen the Aldi water bottles?  Now I'm too self conscious to take the big blue bastard back to the gym!!! hahahah!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on February 21, 2013, 05:04:30 AM
Have you seriously seen the Aldi water bottles?  Now I'm too self conscious to take the big blue bastard back to the gym!!! hahahah!!!  ;D


I may stop tonight. If I do, I'll look.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on February 22, 2013, 01:30:07 PM
The Aldi's near us carried roses for Valentine's Day. I just saw the dozen my Dad bought my Mom last night. They haven't begun to droop at all and look almost as healthy as they did more than a week prior!

He only paid 15 bucks, and said they've lasted longer than ones he's paid over $100 for in years past!! They just don't come with a vase or the baby's breath.



Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on February 22, 2013, 02:16:35 PM
The Aldi's near us carried roses for Valentine's Day. I just saw the dozen my Dad bought my Mom last night. They haven't begun to droop at all and look almost as healthy as they did more than a week prior!

He only paid 15 bucks, and said they've lasted longer than ones he's paid over $100 for in years past!! They just don't come with a vase or the baby's breath.



Their plants and flowers are always good.  I have these damn poinsettia plants that were only $3 bucks, but they still look good.  I can't bring myself to kill them.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on February 22, 2013, 03:17:41 PM

Their plants and flowers are always good.  I have these damn poinsettia plants that were only $3 bucks, but they still look good.  I can't bring myself to kill them.


Ha-ha...you had that same "problem" last year!!

Time to go back to buying the shitty ones.
 ;)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on March 31, 2013, 03:04:31 PM
Fresh asparagus(US grown) $1.49/lb.  I've had 3# already this week and it's awesome!  Very fresh.  Nicely packaged so it doesn't get all manhandled.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on April 13, 2013, 02:42:41 PM
Asparagus jumped up to $2.49/lb for a short time.  It's back to $1.49.  
It's awesome roasted (drizzle w/olive oil & kosher salt - single layer 425 ~20-25 min)


Another great item, especially for entertaining.

(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/03_13_2013/031313_40511_HandRolledGoatCheeseLog_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on May 08, 2013, 02:01:38 AM
BUMP...

I haven't been to Aldi in a few weeks, except to quickly run in after work to buy eggs and Greek yogurt. Any good buys lately, Princess?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 08, 2013, 07:10:39 AM
BUMP...

I haven't been to Aldi in a few weeks, except to quickly run in after work to buy eggs and Greek yogurt. Any good buys lately, Princess?

Tenderloins - $5.99/lb   Had one on the grill last night & it was very good.
Avocados - .49/ea
Strawberries - .99/lb
Kiwi - .99/bag (about 6)
Eggs - .89/doz.

My favorite all-purpose frying pan. $14.99
I bought one last year and it's great.  Not at all flimsy, non-stick.  Washes up beautifully.

(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/05_08_2013/050813_90359_FryingPan_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Butterbean on May 08, 2013, 07:05:38 PM


My favorite all-purpose frying pan. $14.99
I bought one last year and it's great.  Not at all flimsy, non-stick.  Washes up beautifully.

(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/05_08_2013/050813_90359_FryingPan_D.jpg)


Where's it made?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 08, 2013, 08:33:51 PM
Where's it made?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa.jpg/250px-Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa.jpg)


Not here!
(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/029/cache/china_2924_600x450.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: King Shizzo on May 08, 2013, 08:44:53 PM
Is this your first 100+ reply thread Princess? Congrats!  ;D


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Butterbean on May 09, 2013, 12:35:26 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa.jpg/250px-Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa.jpg)


Not here!
(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/029/cache/china_2924_600x450.jpg)
;D


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: BigCyp on May 10, 2013, 06:15:50 AM
Amazing supermarket.

Over here in th UK they've won the 'Which Supermarket' award for a few years running, which is a huge acheivement considering the other giants that compete for this.

I have 4 total in my household, wife and 2 young children. We eat like kings, 90% fresh produce to boot, for around £40 a week. That is unheard of for a small family grocery bill over here.

I buy a different pack of mixed dried fruit a week (£0.69), some of the mixtures are amazing and go perfect with my morning oats! Considering the equivalent amount of dried fruit at a competitors supermarket is nearly 3 times the cost!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 10, 2013, 05:04:32 PM
Amazing supermarket.

Over here in th UK they've won the 'Which Supermarket' award for a few years running, which is a huge acheivement considering the other giants that compete for this.

I have 4 total in my household, wife and 2 young children. We eat like kings, 90% fresh produce to boot, for around £40 a week. That is unheard of for a small family grocery bill over here.

I buy a different pack of mixed dried fruit a week (£0.69), some of the mixtures are amazing and go perfect with my morning oats! Considering the equivalent amount of dried fruit at a competitors supermarket is nearly 3 times the cost!

Sounds like your prices are better than ours.

They definitely run a lean, tight ship.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: King Shizzo on May 10, 2013, 05:25:56 PM
Sounds like your prices are better than ours.

They definitely run a lean, tight ship.
Im not sure they have any Aldi stores in the south. Same thing for in and out, and Carl's.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 11, 2013, 11:46:51 AM
Im not sure they have any Aldi stores in the south. Same thing for in and out, and Carl's.

Put your zip code into the store locator on their site.  Stores are all over the place.  Admittedly, I've been to several throughout the US and some are not as nice as others.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: BigCyp on May 13, 2013, 03:27:59 AM
Sounds like your prices are better than ours.

They definitely run a lean, tight ship.

One thing I hate though, is that the first ailse you are forced to walk through contains all the pastries, chocolate, candy and cookies  :'(


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on May 30, 2013, 01:54:58 PM
This week

$7.99/lb

(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/05_29_2013/052913_41342_SockeyeSalmonFillet_D.jpg)

$2.99
(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/05_29_2013/052913_40520_DoubleCreamBrieWedge_D.jpg)



Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on June 04, 2013, 01:54:26 PM
Way better than the "popular" brand.

(http://food-hugs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_01394.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: njflex on June 04, 2013, 06:49:39 PM
princess l ur killing me on this thread with guilt i live 2 minutes from an aldi ,i keep forgetting to go there,,, :-\...


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 20, 2013, 05:21:36 PM
I've been waiting for months to stock up on this.  They only have it once or twice a year.  This stuff (the Thai Chili) is awesome!  Mix a little in with Greek yogurt for a fabulous dip for chicken appetizers, egg rolls, falafel, roasted sweet potatoes, white fish, or anything fried.

(http://aldi.us/us/media/offers/082113_3448_AsianDippingSauces_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on August 25, 2013, 08:01:08 PM
they get some good stuff there.  I need to see if I can find the blender thing you got.  I have to do better.  I've basically given up and my blood glucose levels are incredibly high.  Gave up on the caring of the diabetes.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 25, 2013, 09:43:49 PM
they get some good stuff there.  I need to see if I can find the blender thing you got.  I have to do better.  I've basically given up and my blood glucose levels are incredibly high.  Gave up on the caring of the diabetes.


The blender is probably sold out by now.  It was a special buy - limited quantities.

Shame on you and diabetes mgt.  >:(  With your skills and knowledge, it should be easy to come up with tasty recipes that fit.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 26, 2013, 01:35:15 AM
Gave up on the caring of the diabetes.


You need to come shadow me at my job for a few days. That'll change your mind and attitude REAL quick!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on August 26, 2013, 11:36:11 AM

You need to come shadow me at my job for a few days. That'll change your mind and attitude REAL quick!

Migsy needs an intervention!  Where does the problem lie señor?  Is it motivation or lack of knowledge of what to/how to eat?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on August 26, 2013, 03:58:43 PM

Migsy needs an intervention!  Where does the problem lie señor?  Is it motivation or lack of knowledge of what to/how to eat?


He needs to have a chargrilled diabetic toe break off in his hand during a lower extremity arterial exam. That's usually pretty convincing.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on August 26, 2013, 05:48:37 PM
I'm just fed up with life lol.  Plus I have low T, so motivation is zilch.  I need to get better eating (no excuse, I have a B.S. in nutrition) Tired of taking meds so I stopped.  I think my A1C is somewhere around 12-13.  Sugars run mid 200's plus.  Go big right?   :(


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on August 28, 2013, 06:29:46 PM
Dr's appointment tomorrow.  When I get the labs back I'll post it.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on September 11, 2013, 07:07:48 PM
Good stuff!
 ;D

(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_9_11/091113_6004_12DoubleRollBathTissue_D.jpg)
$5.49 this week - Special Buy


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on September 11, 2013, 07:12:32 PM
$1.09 this week
(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1064656!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/pineapplefacts20n-1-web.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on September 11, 2013, 07:12:45 PM
really?  I buy toilet paper at Costco.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Bertha Butt on September 12, 2013, 10:39:58 PM
Funny to see Aldi carries quite different products in the USA. For instance, they don't sell turkey in the Netherlands, only beef, pork and chicken. :(

You have to take your own bags, or use boxes.  25 cent deposit on taking a grocery cart so you'll return it to the corral and a few other basic things like that. [...]
Another difference with the Netherlands: the Aldi here Does not stand out, because you have to bring your own bags. Every grocery store expects you to bring your own bags. Same for the deposit on carts, that's in almost every grocery store. Here it's a 50 euro-cents deposit.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on September 13, 2013, 06:16:51 AM
Funny to see Aldi carries quite different products in the USA. For instance, they don't sell turkey in the Netherlands, only beef, pork and chicken. :(
Another difference with the Netherlands: the Aldi here Does not stand out, because you have to bring your own bags. Every grocery store expects you to bring your own bags. Same for the deposit on carts, that's in almost every grocery store. Here it's a 50 euro-cents deposit.

BYOB & cart rental is here too (.25).  Most people are becoming accustomed to BYOB nowadays to any grocer ~ it's the "green thing" to do.  8)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on October 08, 2013, 08:43:37 AM
$1.89/lb for boneless skinless chicken breasts and $4.59/lb for organic grass fed ground beef.  My store is probably out by now  :-[


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: njflex on October 08, 2013, 09:06:43 AM
$1.89/lb for boneless skinless chicken breasts and $4.59/lb for organic grass fed ground beef.  My store is probably out by now  :-[
I need to go around the block literally and revisit aldi's ,im lazy to go and seems like great place for value.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 13, 2013, 05:25:01 PM
$2.49
Like crack to the chocoholic

(https://www.aldi.com.au/fileadmin/fm-dam/Products/special_buys/Week_45/Christmas/WK45_PD_067.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 13, 2013, 05:32:43 PM
$6.49/lb.
 $10-$12 elsewhere

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSPDkPpj9Vc6Vjw2yjibJB6K2oJ_HVzHNywZGP4aAz7vzUZxhsW)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 14, 2013, 03:11:14 AM
$6.49/lb.
 $10-$12 elsewhere

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSPDkPpj9Vc6Vjw2yjibJB6K2oJ_HVzHNywZGP4aAz7vzUZxhsW)


you eat hard cheeses?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 14, 2013, 12:38:51 PM

you eat hard cheeses?

It's a semi-soft cheese from Norway.
Parmesan is a hard cheese.
Why?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 14, 2013, 01:02:14 PM

It's a semi-soft cheese from Norway.
Parmesan is a hard cheese.
Why?


tends to be very calorie dense... low on nutritional value

just asking


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Las Vegas on November 14, 2013, 10:26:47 PM
Aldi's...put a quarter in the cart to use it, get your quarter back when you return it.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on November 15, 2013, 03:13:32 AM
Aldi's...put a quarter in the cart to use it, get your quarter back when you return it.


I can't understand why some people bitch about this.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 15, 2013, 03:50:28 AM
Aldi's...put a quarter in the cart to use it, get your quarter back when you return it.


yeah i don't get bitching about that either... tends to help keep the carts from being left all over the place


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: barrettaswine on November 15, 2013, 08:38:49 AM
I love shopping at Aldi. We save so much money! When I go to a "regular" grocery store I  damn near have a heart attack when they ring up the bill!!! Thanks again Princess L for steering me to Aldi.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 15, 2013, 12:49:38 PM

tends to be very calorie dense... low on nutritional value

just asking

Hard cheeses are very nutritious, but generally you don't eat that much for it to have that much of an impact.  Once ounce of grated parm goes a long way to enhance flavor.  I even use the rind to add flavor to (homemade) soups. 


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 15, 2013, 12:51:51 PM

yeah i don't get bitching about that either... tends to help keep the carts from being left all over the place

I hardly ever get a cart, but when I do, I give it to some old lady coming in.  You'd think they hit the jackpot based on their reaction.  ;D


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 15, 2013, 12:56:55 PM
(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_11_13/111313_42883_GrandiMoriProsecco_D_01.jpg)

Special buy this week  $8.99  Don't know how it is but it has decent reviews.  Probably can't go wrong for the holidays and making bellinis

(http://www.culicurious.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Strawberry-Bellini-Recipe-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 15, 2013, 01:07:40 PM
(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_11_20/112013_40511_HandRolledGoatCheeseLog_D.jpg)

These are coming up next week for $3.29.  They're awesome for holiday entertaining.  Usually $5 or more at other stores.


This will be $2.99.  At least $6 elsewhere.

(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_11_20/112013_40520_DoubleCremeBrieWedge_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 15, 2013, 02:53:24 PM

Hard cheeses are very nutritious, but generally you don't eat that much for it to have that much of an impact.  Once ounce of grated parm goes a long way to enhance flavor.  I even use the rind to add flavor to (homemade) soups. 


oh i eat hard cheese... parmesan almost daily

more for flavor than nutrition though  :-[


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Las Vegas on November 15, 2013, 07:50:25 PM

I can't understand why some people bitch about this.

Me neither...I liked the way the tray clicked out real fast when you hooked it up with another parked cart


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 15, 2013, 08:27:35 PM
Special Buy this week.  $19.99  A must have in every kitchen.

(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_11_13/111313_42460_HandBlender_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 16, 2013, 03:37:31 AM
Special Buy this week.  $19.99  A must have in every kitchen.

(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_11_13/111313_42460_HandBlender_D.jpg)


$20?

BPAs?

i tried one of those things at a friend's house once and found them poor substitutes for my big kitchen toys


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 16, 2013, 12:09:26 PM

$20?

BPAs?

i tried one of those things at a friend's house once and found them poor substitutes for my big kitchen toys

What do you expect it to do?  They are great for making soups, sauces, whipped cream, vinegarettes, etc.  Super easy to clean.  Quick and convenient.  Beats hauling out the big stuff. 

You're such a curmudgeon  >:( 


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 16, 2013, 04:39:13 PM
What do you expect it to do?  They are great for making soups, sauces, whipped cream, vinegarettes, etc.  Super easy to clean.  Quick and convenient.  Beats hauling out the big stuff. 

You're such a curmudgeon  >:( 


it's not listed as BPA free on the site.... which means it's a franken product

i thought you were on my side when it comes to the ills of the modern age?


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 16, 2013, 06:31:06 PM

it's not listed as BPA free on the site.... which means it's a franken product

i thought you were on my side when it comes to the ills of the modern age?

WTF are you talking about?  It's a freakin' blender.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on November 16, 2013, 06:57:37 PM
WTF are you talking about?  It's a freakin' blender.


 ;D

Sorry, I was gonna stay out of this, but I'm stuck at home on call, and that was too funny not to acknowledge!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 16, 2013, 07:05:22 PM
WTF are you talking about?  It's a freakin' blender.

BPAs are bad for you... blending warm/hot soup in shit quality plastics is a bad idea... i personally own a breville sous chef... 16 cup capacity and bpa free... and it could puree my shoes

________________________ ________________________ ________________


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What is BPA, and what are the concerns about BPA?

BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.

BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other consumer goods.

Epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. Some dental sealants and composites also may contain BPA.

Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.

However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that BPA is safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods. This assessment is based on review of hundreds of studies.

The FDA is continuing its review of BPA, including supporting ongoing research. In the meantime, if you're concerned about BPA, you can take these steps to reduce your exposure:

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Cut back on cans. Reduce your use of canned foods since most cans are lined with BPA-containing resin.
Avoid heat. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, advises against microwaving polycarbonate plastics or putting them in the dishwasher, because the plastic may break down over time and allow BPA to leach into foods.
Use alternatives. Use glass, porcelain or stainless steel containers for hot foods and liquids instead of plastic containers.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 16, 2013, 08:26:42 PM
BPAs are bad for you... blending warm/hot soup in shit quality plastics is a bad idea... i personally own a breville sous chef... 16 cup capacity and bpa free... and it could puree my shoes


I'd much rather STICK the stick in the pot I'm cooking rather than dumping the works into another appliance and back to the pot.

Have you been drinking again  ???

(http://ncpreppers.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/stick-blender.jpg?w=575)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 17, 2013, 03:10:47 AM

I'd much rather STICK the stick in the pot I'm cooking rather than dumping the works into another appliance and back to the pot.

Have you been drinking again  ???

(http://ncpreppers.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/stick-blender.jpg?w=575)


that works for some stuff (over boiled potatoes).... don't think it would do much for cabbage, turnips, kale or other cruciferous vegetables... i use mine to blend everything including cashews (to thicken the soup vegan style)... i also make my own almond butter, etc

and yes i drink on occasion, thank you for asking


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 17, 2013, 10:26:55 AM

that works for some stuff (over boiled potatoes).... don't think it would do much for cabbage, turnips, kale or other cruciferous vegetables... i use mine to blend everything including cashews (to thicken the soup vegan style)... i also make my own almond butter, etc

and yes i drink on occasion, thank you for asking

An immersion blender is not intended to replace a food processor or even a good blender, BUT it comes in handy for smoothing out my curried butternut squash soup or roasted broccoli-cauliflour-spinach soup, or making sauces stove top.  It works great for burr mixing a cranberry sauce, or anything else where you want a variety of textures.  Of course a lot of people use it for making smoothies.  For $20 bucks, you can't go wrong Mr. Glass Half Empty.  :-*


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 17, 2013, 10:36:03 AM
This thing is going to be on special next week.  It's the perfect size for a single person, or if you don't want to invest (yet) in a heavy duty food processor, or if you have frequent smaller tasks where you don't want to haul out the bigg-ass 12 cupper.  It would work great for making hummus, chopping herbs or chopping up small amounts of fruits/veggies, making salsa, etc.  It would also probably work for making nut butters.

(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_11_20/112013_44295_FoodProcessor_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 17, 2013, 10:40:40 AM
You can never have too many of these, especially for $5


(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_11_20/112013_3708_HeatResistantOvenMitt_D.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 17, 2013, 11:50:45 AM

An immersion blender is not intended to replace a food processor or even a good blender, BUT it comes in handy for smoothing out my curried butternut squash soup or roasted broccoli-cauliflour-spinach soup, or making sauces stove top.  It works great for burr mixing a cranberry sauce, or anything else where you want a variety of textures.  Of course a lot of people use it for making smoothies.  For $20 bucks, you can't go wrong Mr. Glass Half Empty.  :-*


oic...

and i do not live "glass half empty"... to me there isn't a glass at all


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 17, 2013, 12:20:23 PM

oic...

and i do not live "glass half empty"... to me there isn't a glass at all

You prefer it straight from the bottle huh?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5bLB9Pa_2Do/TUdZvgLY9TI/AAAAAAAAABw/YaxXO3AP4m0/s1600/Chivas+Regal+50.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on November 17, 2013, 12:22:29 PM
You prefer it straight from the bottle huh?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5bLB9Pa_2Do/TUdZvgLY9TI/AAAAAAAAABw/YaxXO3AP4m0/s1600/Chivas+Regal+50.jpg)


i'd plug it in my veins if i thought i might survive................. ......................


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on December 05, 2013, 02:00:35 PM
$2.99  limited
(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_12_4/120413_43996_ChocolateSeaSaltCaramels_D.jpg)



Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on January 08, 2014, 09:31:52 AM
Meat special this week - organic grass feed ground beef $4.49/lb

(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2014/SB-1-8/FMSB-This-1-8-D.jpg)

Lots of other organic featured items.

Blueberries $1.29


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: njflex on January 08, 2014, 09:44:31 AM
Meat special this week - organic grass feed ground beef $4.49/lb

(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2014/SB-1-8/FMSB-This-1-8-D.jpg)

Lots of other organic featured items.

Blueberries $1.29
finally stopped there,,yeah fit/healthy brand?all over there ,,good stuff yougurts,frozen foods are top notch..


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on February 11, 2014, 01:13:46 PM
$2.99  limited
(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_12_4/120413_43996_ChocolateSeaSaltCaramels_D.jpg)


If you didn't snag a few of these around Christmas, they are/were back for a hot minute a week or so ago.  Your store might have a few left.  Grab 'em while you can, they're awesome.

Same with these  
(http://imagecdn-0.findnsave.com/41/6574852-800)

Apparently people haven't discovered the Manchego.  Usually $15/lb & up.  They've had 5oz wedges for $3.99 since Christmas on a special buy.  Doesn't seem to be selling ~ a shame cuz they probably won't bring it back  :-[
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSkGwAZ8uB_zbac1BtDLzoau-ndq4XDYbMktgDTdjhje6hM6MMLlw)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on February 11, 2014, 01:19:17 PM
Special buy this week.  $1.99 The Thai chili sauce is awesome.

(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2014/SB-2-12/021214_3448_AsianDippingSauces_D.jpg)

This recipe is ALWAYS a hit!!

(http://img4-3.realsimple.timeinc.net/images/0912/recipes-peanut-skewer_300.jpg)

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/peanut-chicken-skewers-with-chili-mayonnaise-recipe-00000000024595/index.html

For the dipping sauce, I use the Greek yogurt with some of that Thai sweet/hot chili sauce mixed in.  People rave about it!

Once in awhile Aldi will have a special buy on dipping sauces.  I just opened a bottle the other day and used it.  It was AWESOME.  Had some great kick to it.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on February 11, 2014, 07:39:58 PM
manchego is awesome.  Not biased although my parents are from Spain and this is our cheese lol.  That is a great price and I bought some at Christmas.  It was good.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on February 11, 2014, 08:04:12 PM
manchego is awesome.  Not biased although my parents are from Spain and this is our cheese lol.  That is a great price and I bought some at Christmas.  It was good.

What do you do with your Manchego?  I usually just have it as part of a fruit and cheese plate and pick off little nibbles with wine or grate it in place of Parmesan into recipes.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on February 12, 2014, 09:41:26 AM
What do you do with your Manchego?  I usually just have it as part of a fruit and cheese plate and pick off little nibbles with wine or grate it in place of Parmesan into recipes.

it pairs well with fruit and usually have it on my fruit/cheese tray.  great with figs or quince paste. stuffed olives or pequillo peppers.  I've grated it into mashed potatoes, tossed into salads, you can also add it to fondue.  If you have a Panini press, it makes for a good grilled cheese sandwich with some other cheese and a nice tomato bisque.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on June 24, 2014, 04:40:46 PM
Might be a little late since these things were on special last week, so they might be out already, but Flank steak is $5.99/lb  Tenderloins also $5.99/lb  and Prosecco is $6.99 I think.  It's PERFECT for mimosas, bellinis or sangria ~ not dry, not sweet.

(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/061114_45548_MonreProsecco_D_b12d6bc11f.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on July 15, 2014, 08:08:41 PM
 Tyson
Fresh Bone-In Chicken Thighs
per lb.89¢
(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/This-7-9-O2_b43d1e9868.jpg)

Fresh USDA Choice T-Bone Steak
per lb.$7.99*
(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/Next-7-16-O1_2ec7392592.jpg)


2# $6.89
(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/071614_4495_BlackAngusBeefPattiesGarlic_D_51c01cfe5b.jpg)



$5.99(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/071614_45554_CheesecakeChocolateTruffle_D_620aba7216.jpg)
Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.
Not gonna buy.  Nope.  Not gonna.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Migs on July 22, 2014, 05:30:08 PM
$5.99(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/071614_45554_CheesecakeChocolateTruffle_D_620aba7216.jpg)
Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.
Not gonna buy.  Nope.  Not gonna.


So...how was it?  ;D

they also have their magic bullet back and a food dehydrator for cheap.  At least near me.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on April 11, 2015, 05:44:39 PM
(http://imagecdn-0.findnsave.com/227/11900080-214x214)

Special buy at Christmas.  Still lots on the shelves.  Very nice quality.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on April 11, 2015, 05:47:19 PM
(https://www.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Weekly_Assets/2013/SB_12_4/120413_43996_ChocolateSeaSaltCaramels_D.jpg)

Now a regular item. 

Those bastards  >:(
 :D :P


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on April 11, 2015, 05:49:57 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vrvp40gZY24/U-vgTCw9AwI/AAAAAAAAAlE/Bj91iGZgmNk/s1600/photo%2B3.JPG)

Currently a special buy.  YUMMMM


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ESHNvar2ZU8/U-vgUTFIxEI/AAAAAAAAAlQ/vi5keozEzG0/s1600/photo%2B5.JPG)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on April 12, 2015, 11:49:09 AM
I just bought a bag of their roasted macadamia nuts to try. I think I paid about $8 for the bag, which isn't a bad price - although, I noticed immediately upon opening the bag that there were several slightly overdone/burnt ones near the top.

Overall, they're not bad so far. After this bag is finished, I will probably buy a few more.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on April 12, 2015, 12:16:20 PM
I just bought a bag of their roasted macadamia nuts to try. I think I paid about $8 for the bag, which isn't a bad price - although, I noticed immediately upon opening the bag that there were several slightly overdone/burnt ones near the top.

Overall, they're not bad so far. After this bag is finished, I will probably buy a few more.

I only bake with them, which is usually only around the holidays.  Good price.  Nuts keep fresh longer in freezer.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on June 10, 2015, 07:46:59 PM
Unbelievably good!

(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/SEA2015_SEA_47368_BEL_Gelato_RaspberryCheesecake_S_1d9a4b28be.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on June 28, 2015, 05:04:17 PM
Special buy this week. $2.49

Fantastic on chicken, seared tuna, roasted veggies, grilled beef, roasted tomatoes........

Just a drizzle as a finish

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQL7l_BfoJfM1YMcO0pDfKzWQw-30GdsQ1rVRHHFMahABJbo_3Z)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wdDgUKqHRAQ/UAYSbqU8oyI/AAAAAAAAA38/8rGam2vZ3Xs/s1600/Balsamic+Glazed+Chicken.JPG)

(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/f9/4a/b8/balsamic-glaze-mahi-mahi.jpg)

(http://content0.tastebook.com/content/photo/user_photo/QmKAXg8R13c213937383838393htHSZfTw_1399349546.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pi84YJWtK9g/U9py14ZNfNI/AAAAAAAAJ7Q/2YKcEP3VU_s/s1600/roasted+strawberries+with+balsamic.JPG)

(http://www.chefpriyanka.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/broc4.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on November 09, 2015, 05:52:24 PM
Special Buy a couple weeks ago.  The pepper jack Swiss ones are excellent.  My store sold out in less than a week.  :'(

250 cals
29 g protein ea.

(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/102815_42649_StuffedEntrees_D_5b2f5da624.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on December 28, 2015, 10:59:18 AM
Special Buy this week



18" Foam Roller, Massage Roller With Ball or 8-lb. Medicine Ball
 each $4.99

(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/RHSB-12-30-D1_cd5c666e69.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on December 29, 2015, 07:49:21 PM
What's the broccoli and cauliflower situation there? It's tripled in cost here...


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on December 30, 2015, 02:13:02 PM
What's the broccoli and cauliflower situation there? It's tripled in cost here...

Cauliflower a little more expensive than broccoli, but nothing outrageous for this time of year.  I think broccoli was $1.69# yesterday, cauliflower $2.29# both probably out of Mexico.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: WOOO on December 30, 2015, 02:13:56 PM
Wow...


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: King Shizzo on December 30, 2015, 03:16:43 PM
Wow...
Lol! x2.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on July 20, 2016, 09:21:38 AM
They're carrying more and more organic, locally grown and gluten free.


(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/GFreeTile_01_a882e246ce.jpg)
(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/SimplyNature_21c12626d4.jpg)
(https://www.aldi.us/typo3temp/pics/ALDI_NeverAny_Promo_v01_a5fca79025.jpg)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Montague on July 20, 2016, 04:06:44 PM
One of my co-workers was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and is restricted to a gluten-free diet.

She's been getting great deals at Aldi. I've tasted the stuff - it ain't all that bad!!


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on July 21, 2016, 08:24:03 AM
One of my co-workers was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and is restricted to a gluten-free diet.

She's been getting great deals at Aldi. I've tasted the stuff - it ain't all that bad!!

 I've only tried a couple of things from that line.  The Live Free line (gluten free) is mostly cookies, crackers, baking mixes and such.  The crackers I've tried were absolutely horrid.  The noodles are decent.  Everything from the Never Any and Simply Nature lines has been excellent.


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Taffin on July 21, 2016, 01:14:39 PM
In the UK I find these to be excellent quality and value...

(http://cdn.aldi-digital.co.uk/British-Dry-Aged-Rib-Eye-Steak-8oz-A.jpg?o=wTnTvsh3PcE6uo8oGvVsBkgbyc4j&V=K1r8)


Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Princess L on July 21, 2016, 02:17:47 PM
In the UK I find these to be excellent quality and value...

(http://cdn.aldi-digital.co.uk/British-Dry-Aged-Rib-Eye-Steak-8oz-A.jpg?o=wTnTvsh3PcE6uo8oGvVsBkgbyc4j&V=K1r8)

Yes, they were a special buy the week before last for $6.99#.  Excellent.  This week they have T-bones for $6.99# which look to be the same high quality.

In addition to the organic line of products (Simply Nature) which includes everything from coconut oil, salad dressing, cereal, canned goods, frozen, dairy and grains, they also have been steadily increasing organic fresh produce choices.



Title: Re: Aldi Rocks!
Post by: Henda on August 28, 2016, 10:41:15 AM
In the UK I find these to be excellent quality and value...

(http://cdn.aldi-digital.co.uk/British-Dry-Aged-Rib-Eye-Steak-8oz-A.jpg?o=wTnTvsh3PcE6uo8oGvVsBkgbyc4j&V=K1r8)

Wor lass has been experimenting with getting certain things from Aldi and fetched es in a sirloin steak from there, holy fuck it was the best one I tasted in a long while, far better that the shite bought from the big name supermarkets and even several local butchers