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Who shops at Aldi?

CrimsonTideGirlCrimsonTideGirl Posts: 119
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I LOVE Aldi and noticed the other day they have cedar planks for $2.99. I just purchased some at Lowe's the other day for $7.99. I also bought a pork tenderloin for $3.27. They really have some great deals and so far the meat I have purchased from there has been great.
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  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,790
    We dont have'm here...but in Missouri i know folks who swear by them!
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  • Aldi is the best! And if you buy cedar there, ya know it's safe for cooking
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
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  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    Just a question G&C, how do you know that stuff is safe? I assume you mean the store on Missouri ave. Not that I've shopped there, but not too many locally.
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  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,838
    Do they sell lump?
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  • I have never seen lump, but you never know what they will have as a special. They will have a lot of unique things sometimes. One time they had coffee tables and end tables.
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  • Hi M.
    I just assume a big chain store like them would not be selling cedar for any other reason than cooking since they are a grocery, and they would not take liability of not making sure it is untreated cedar. Just MHO
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
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  • I personally only know about the ones in Birmingham, but I have been shopping there for about 2 years and have never had any problems with the meat. You should try it for yourself. It is not fancy at all, you have to bring your own bags and you have to put a quarter in to get a buggy, but you get the quarter back once you return it. The brands are not anything you probably have ever heard of, but they are really good. I buy their Clancy's potato chips for $1.29 a bag, where the same size of Lay's is $3.99.
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,716
    There is one in Decatur we have been to a few times. It is too far to go regularly but nice deals at times or when we are over there.
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  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    Okay, just asking, thanks. IRB huh?
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  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,838
    They opened one a few miles from my house, but I haven't checked them out yet. I guess it's time I did. Thanks.
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I'm a fan of Aldi. I have purchased dry goods, produce, milk, & butter but never meat. Maybe I will give it a try.
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  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 882
    I went once to the local Aldi's when it opened about five years ago and didn't return until last year when some women at my gym told me it changed. I didn't see a difference. The shelf life of their produce is nano seconds. If you don't eat it on the ride home it will be rotten when you get there. I think they buy what is removed from the shelves at other markets. Be very careful with perishables. The canned and packaged goods are their own name and I think inferior quality. I do use "generic" from Walmart, so I'm not against no-name, but I won't buy theirs. I haven't tried their meat but can't imagine it's the best grade. Read your labels for preservatives and "flavor enhancers" which means pumped full of salt water.
    PattyO
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  • EggSimonEggSimon Posts: 422
    Aldi was founded in Germany.

    It was the first real discounter, and we have a lot of them over here.

    The most things I´ve bought at Aldi was proper, but the portfolie is limited. That´s the reason why I mostly shop at another supermarket.
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,787
    The few times I have been to one they had spiral cut hams at $1.49/lb have bought a few and cooked ala Egret. Great flavor.


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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,298
    Frisco has one......
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
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  • I started shopping at Aldi after a friend raved over their prices. She brought some chips over that I would have swore were Cape Cod, for about 1/3 the price of Publix.

    They are not manufacturing the food, rather just putting it in their own packaging. I bought a bunch of stuff for $15, and I swear I saved $10 over what I would have paid at Publix.

    Some examples:
    hot dog/hamburger buns .79 cents
    chips $1.29
    4 pack saltine crackers .85 cents
    46 oz. can tomatoe juice $1.19
    17 oz. olive oil $3.99
    3 roll 2 ply paper towels $1.79
    salt/pepper/sugar/flour - dirt cheap

    I haven't tried the meat, but the staples are fine and the price is right.

    Faith
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  • emillucaemilluca Posts: 673
    You have to read the labels. Most of the canned goods have way TOO MUCH salt in them. I do but their fresh produce. They have a good Mozzerela ball really cheap
    Just be careful on the salt content.
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  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,790
    I guess that's pretty close to Plano...ey?
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,298
    not close enough, cause plano has an aldi too.
    none in Denton tough.....go figure
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
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  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,790
    Nuff Said...

    Everything's better in Plano!!
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  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,838
    And it's darn near walking distance from the Plano Outlaw Gathering site. ;)
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  • SWOkla-JerrySWOkla-Jerry Posts: 637
    I make an Aldi's run once every 2 months for the staples we buy there. They save us quite a bit of money on canned and dry goods, haven't tried there meats, but cheese and other dairy is really cheap. Anyway we've been using Aldi's since I lived in OKC over 5 yrs ago. So, we make a booze run and an Aldi's run to OKC every other month, also a lump run to Crest Foods for Ozard Oak, but I just heard they quit carrying it :(
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  • McPhreakMcPhreak Posts: 42
    I buy a couple of items from Aldi from time to time. Aldi and Trader Joe's are owned by the same company.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,802
    McPhreak wrote:
    Aldi and Trader Joe's are owned by the same company.

    Ah, that explains a lot. I don't like either one. Aldi i a mile away, TJ's about 25. One visit each was more than enough.

    I rarely buy house brand anything - too often disappointed so I gave up. Since Aldi is nothing BUT house brands, one quick walk thru was plenty.

    As for TJ's, I had no idea what to expect, but given their location (high rent district), I "assumed" it would be a high end store. Wrong. Bought pizza dough and some mozz on my one trip. Won't be back there either.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Most of the Aldi house brands are the same as name brands, made right alongside in same facilities.

    Trader Joe's is awesome!
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,802
    Bacchus wrote:
    Most of the Aldi house brands are the same as name brands, made right alongside in same facilities.

    Trader Joe's is awesome!

    Ok, so recommend some stuff from Aldi's. It's close, so maybe I'll give 'em a try. Though, from PattyO's comments, it sounds like produce is out. :lol:

    As for TJ's, I am rarely in their neighborhood and I doubt I'll make a special trip.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    I shop at Aldi's we love there Applewood Ham's not to sugary or salty. We have tried other things to not to bad.

    Patti
    Wichita, KS
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Ive bought their dry cereals, fruit bars(nutri grain type), pasta, veg oil, etc.
    Their brand of southwestern goods is really good. Corn & Flour tortilla's, salsa's, etc..
    They also have good fresh peppers alot of times it seems. Bell, Poblano, Jalepeno... I recently bought a large sack of Vidalia onions for $2 I think it was.
    Got some mini frozen pizza's for my daughter which she liked.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,802
    Thanks, bud. I'll give 'em a try. They are actually closer than any other grocery store in the neighborhood anyway.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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