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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #150 on: November 16, 2013, 05:57:37 PM »
WTF are you talking about?  It's a freakin' blender.


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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #151 on: November 16, 2013, 06:05:22 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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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #152 on: November 16, 2013, 07:26:42 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
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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #153 on: November 17, 2013, 02:10:47 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.

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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

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #154 on: November 17, 2013, 09:26:55 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.  :-*
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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #155 on: November 17, 2013, 09:36:03 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.

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #156 on: November 17, 2013, 09:40:40 AM »
You can never have too many of these, especially for $5



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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #157 on: November 17, 2013, 10:50:45 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

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #158 on: November 17, 2013, 11:20:23 AM »

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?

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #159 on: November 17, 2013, 11:22:29 AM »
You prefer it straight from the bottle huh?




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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #160 on: December 05, 2013, 01:00:35 PM »
$2.99  limited


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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #161 on: January 08, 2014, 08:31:52 AM »
Meat special this week - organic grass feed ground beef $4.49/lb



Lots of other organic featured items.

Blueberries $1.29
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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #162 on: January 08, 2014, 08:44:31 AM »
Meat special this week - organic grass feed ground beef $4.49/lb



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..

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #163 on: February 11, 2014, 12:13:46 PM »
$2.99  limited



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
 


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  :-[
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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #164 on: February 11, 2014, 12:19:17 PM »
Special buy this week.  $1.99 The Thai chili sauce is awesome.



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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.

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #165 on: February 11, 2014, 06:39:58 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.

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #166 on: February 11, 2014, 07:04:12 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.
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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #167 on: February 12, 2014, 08:41:26 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.

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #168 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.

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #169 on: July 15, 2014, 08:08:41 PM »
 Tyson
Fresh Bone-In Chicken Thighs
per lb.89


Fresh USDA Choice T-Bone Steak
per lb.$7.99*



2# $6.89




$5.99
Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.  Will not buy.
Not gonna buy.  Nope.  Not gonna.
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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #170 on: July 22, 2014, 05:30:08 PM »
$5.99
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.

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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #171 on: April 11, 2015, 05:44:39 PM »


Special buy at Christmas.  Still lots on the shelves.  Very nice quality.
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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #172 on: April 11, 2015, 05:47:19 PM »


Now a regular item. 

Those bastards  >:(
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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #173 on: April 11, 2015, 05:49:57 PM »


Currently a special buy.  YUMMMM


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Re: Aldi Rocks!
« Reply #174 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.