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« on: May 15, 2011, 08:19:36 AM »

A takeoff from another thread.


$1.89
The 85% Dark is awesome.




$1.69




$3.99/16oz



$3.99/16oz wild



$2.49/19oz



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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 08:28:04 AM »

How are the salmon fillets?
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« Reply #2 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.  Huh Maybe cuz they originally opened stores in the hood  Huh  I absolutely HATE their checkouts.


First timers - $cash only or debit - bring your own bags - .25 for cart (returned when returned)
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 09:37:59 AM »

Good Thread


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« Reply #4 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.  Huh Maybe cuz they originally opened stores in the hood  Huh  I absolutely HATE their checkouts.



Thanks for the input.

I didnít 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.

Iíve only recently started shopping there.
Yeah, their lines suck, but the cashier was more than helpful on my first visit, at which time I didnít know about the BYO bag rule.

We also have GFS (Gordon Food Service), which is very similar to Aldiís.
GFS carries more name-brand items at discount prices, and unlike SAMíS or Costco, you donít have to buy a minimum six-month supply of everything.

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 10:43:08 AM »


We also have GFS (Gordon Food Service), which is very similar to Aldiís.
GFS carries more name-brand items at discount prices, and unlike SAMíS or Costco, you donít have to buy a minimum six-month supply of everything.


There is some sort of relationship to Trader Joes.  Huh  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  Undecided


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.
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« Reply #6 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..
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« Reply #7 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.  Huh Maybe cuz they originally opened stores in the hood  Huh  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!
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2011, 07:35:42 PM »


There is some sort of relationship to Trader Joes.  Huh  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  Undecided


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.

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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 06:29:03 AM »

A takeoff from another thread.


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The 85% Dark is awesome.




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Are the salmon fillets completely skinless? Thats a very good price but fish skin makes me wanna upchuck on the spot
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« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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?"
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« Reply #15 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.
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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2011, 06:56:39 PM »

thanks guys i literally live right down the block from one ,that opened recently.
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2011, 01:46:51 PM »

Yeah i think im gonna start hitting my ALDI up again especially for those salmon fillets.
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2011, 05:39:19 PM »

Fresh blueberries $1.29/pint

Get 'em quick!


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« Reply #21 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!
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« Reply #22 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.
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« Reply #23 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.   Grin
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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2011, 04:14:46 PM »

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


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