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17 hours ago, kayb said:

My Aldi today -- I presume it was chain-wide -- had their Appleton Farms spiral sliced hams for 85 cents a pound

The price here was 95 cents/lb for the spiral cut hams.  That price is still the same here but I am tempted by this week's 69 cents/lb for the unsliced 

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Have not been to my Local Aldi just yet

 

5 minuts away

 

TJ's  : 12 minutes away.

 

they have senior hours tue / thurs.

 

Im one week out for Vaxx # 2.

 

I might go to Aldi tomorrow

 

the Aldi I used to goto

 

in the Era Before 

 

20 - 25 minutes  away

 

was not very well stocked,

 

I did enjoy their selection of European

 

choloclat bars.

 

wish me luck !

 

 

 

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I went to Aldi , and was very brave I thought.

 

I did fib a bit :  its 10 minus away , leaving 2 minutes to put on my BodyArmour

 

and Respiratory System.  

 

in the parking lot.  

 

one person ahead of me , and already in the store.

 

plenty of wipes and hand sanitary stuff as you enter

 

the store i huge.  2 - 3 X the previouos store Ive been to in era Before.

 

very wide aisles.  fully stocked.  some shelf space next to a few items , but 

 

those items were in stock , just not a zillion boxes.

 

two people that worked there were in the store and one took me to the Ham selection ,

 

fully stocked including the sale ham.  so many interesting items Id

 

forgotten about.

 

chocolat selection had everything.   A favorite tortellini selection

 

I would get at RocheBro  brand name Buttoni :  chicken and herb

 

they had , at 1/2 the price.   their store brand , but ingredients looked the same

 

will try tonight.  RocheBro has taken a serious hit

 

cheese selectio9n a bit weak.  will continue to use Tj's for that.

 

fresh rolls , spinach in a bag that was not ' baby ' [ they had that too ]

 

more of Teenager Spinach.  tomatoes on the vine

 

etc.  I did get three different brie's , a blue , and two brands.  will try them

 

as soon as they age.   TJ's has a fine selection of brie , from FR

 

I used to get the one that oozes , most awful looking pieces , and age them at home.

 

all in all  , a wonderful selection.. of stuff

 

made ,my day.   I felt comfortable moseying around

 

taking my time and getting the lay of the land  and were the stuff was I 

 

was interested in.

 

lucky me !

 

no wine though.   TJ's for that , eventually when my stock runs low.

 

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no , just one.

 

Im not really a Ham Man

 

Im more of a Sale Hound.

 

Ill trim it up into ' several day ' portions

 

ChamberVac  and freeze.

 

I do plan to soak the slices in ice cold water for a few hours 

 

pre-use.  pat dry

 

Con-Aga's does of NaCL  won't suit me in a few years\

 

Im in Training now !

 

and make a H&Swiss tonmorro

 

no Swiss @ Aldi

 

have some Jack Cheese , best I could find

 

pre-slided  best I coud find

 

will find some real Swiss @ TJ's

 

not that " Baby Swiss "  which is &W*%&$_%@_E%@

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4 hours ago, rotuts said:

no wine though.   TJ's for that , eventually when my stock runs low.

Do you mean no wine was being sold? My Aldi's does have a wine section. Not as impressive as TJ's but at least they had some.

Or did you mean Aldi's did have wine, but that you go to TJ's for that?

 

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no wine in Aldi in MA

 

the Gov / etc distant relatives 

 

control wine etc

 

than the licenses 

 

so no wine.

 

TJ's is fine or me these days.

 

in Brookline , several towns over , toward BOS

 

with very little parkeing

 

the TJ's others sells 

 

"" Booze !"

 

it's a town decision in MA

 

and its very expensive for a 

 

Restaurant to be able to get a liquor license 

 

I don't wonder why.  I know .

 

Beer and wine should vibe included 

 

in any health departments certification 

 

oF any restaurant 

 

booze ?  not so much

 

Im pretty progressive

 

No ?

 

Thai noodle should be able to sever 

 

Ice Cold Singha 

 

See ?

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I now examine the Aldi weekly circular

 

with renewed interest !

 

as we all know , Ad's  are a series of lies.

 

misdirection , etc.

 

so :  Aldi Savers ( in Red  ! )  ' savings on savings on savings '

 

however , some Aldi savers indicate what the price ' was ' and what it is now.

 

[ ed: pls excuse  .  it's a slow day .  sunny , warm in the back room , but cold outside ]

 

in this week's circular   ( in black for the price 0

 

there are items from Germany :  ' Deutsche Kuche '  brand

 

apologies to Duvel , can't remember the APPL key sequence for an Umlat 

 

I take it that the german items were a one time , large purchase

 

at a value point , and when gone , gone.   fine

 

TJ's in California  did this from time to time , etc

 

they do offer this week , in black type

 

a 20 lbs bird seed bag :  " Heart to Tall Wild Bird Seed "  :  $ 6.99

 

I used to get 40 lbs bags at Walmart , and now get them from TheWall

 

on line , as Walmart is not a place I might go to any time soon

 

the price difference is :  $ 6.00.

 

nice.  but nicer for me , I can deal w 20 lbs bags.

 

I'll get one on Tues ( senior hours ) and see if there are significant

 

difference from the Penningtons Walmart version

 

Im guessing the sunflower seeds are the most expensive in the bag

 

anyone get these bags ?

 

of course , in my area the Squirrels eat most of the SSS 

 

before the cardinals arreive

 

so ...................

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Aldi does "German Week" every so often and gets heaps of the Deutsche Kuche branded stuff in.  It's all very tasty. While you're there, if you like red fleshed fish, give their salmon and steelhead trout a try... that is usually of excellent quality.  

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1 hour ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

There must be a new Aldi somewhere near here as I've been getting their circulars in the mail.  Not that I could get there.

 

The Aldi that recently opened near me offers delivery via Instacart and curbside pick-up.  That said, I’m not familiar enough with their offerings to order sight-unseen.

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Some of the DK branded stuff is actually from Germany and some is 'inspired by Germany,' 'Made in the USA.'  Noted on the front of the packages.  I look forward to the Bavarian wieners, natural casing, which are from a meat packer in Chicago I've read.  Their Parkview Deli (?) regular wieners and sausages are made in Wisconsin, I believe.  I wish DK weeks would come around a little more often.   I like the 'Never Any' chicken sausages --- but, they're the only chicken sausages I've ever bought!

 

The Pane Turano is good.  Tuscan Pane at TJ's may be a little better but Aldi is much closer to me.

 

The Steelhead trout and Norwegian Salmon are always 'Aldi Special FInds' and 'Available while supplies last' starting on the first day of the weekly circular, which is Wednesday around here.  I've never scored any but my circulars are frequently delivered late and I don't remember to check the online ads until too late.  Atlantic Salmon - pretty much always in stock but not fresh when I've looked at it.

 

I used to rely on their Happy Farmer cheeses for sandwich slices and occasionally the Specially Selected block cheeses but they've introduced Emporium Selection as a brand and there seems to be a lot less variety.  I will stock up on cheeses at TJ's.

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8 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

There must be a new Aldi somewhere near here as I've been getting their circulars in the mail.  Not that I could get there.

 

There's a store locator on the website.  The Grand Openings list doesn't show any in NJ.

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Aldi is really a fine complement to TJ's

 

TJ['s has quite a few things I like that  Aldi does not

 

and Aldi has some very good sales.

 

I got some of the Aldi large Eggs.  they were $ 1.79

 

Id been getting extra large brown eggs , which were $ 3.25

 

the Aldi large eggs were exactly the same size as the extra large  ( by weight )

 

I noticed they seemed larger than ' regular ' large eggs

 

go figure.

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thank you Aldi Fans

 

for your input.

 

i noticed @ Aldi 

 

they have some refrigerated Salmon.

 

I did not look too closely at it

 

ut it looked very similar to refrigerated Salmon @ TJ's 

 

from Norway.   Ive tried it in the past @ TJ's

 

and as long as you look in to the ' back ' of the selection

 

its a day or so fresher @ TJ's  

 

I liked it , given Im looking for a nice piece

 

very close to the head.  note salmon fat.

 

I appreciate the comments on Fish @ Aldi

 

what this Norwegean fish an item you tried ?

 

Steelhead etc , Ill have to look for that.

 

thank your for your input.

 

cheers

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8 hours ago, brucesw said:

There's a store locator on the website.  The Grand Openings list doesn't show any in NJ.

 

The circular probably says where the store is but I didn't think to look.

 

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In The Netherlands and Belgium Aldi shops fall under Aldi North. I think I noticed this chain some twenty years ago, when I was still a student and have been going every now and then ever since. Even now, when I live in a city (population of 90.000) with access to approximately ten different supermarket chains, including a Lidl or two, I can reach in 5-20 minutes per bike (recreational speed).

Over the years some products have been praised by people who's opinion I value. Thanks to rotuts and some other people here, Roser Moth chocolate have made it's way to our house. The biological eggs are quite tasty for a supermarket product, at least I don't know better ones. Yet. 

I'm never without those little cans of double concentrated tomatopuree. They also have big hunks of gouda-style cheese on sale every now and then. The medium aged one is my cheese workhorse so to say. If I don't get my minced beef from a proper butcher, I'll settle with Aldi's biological one.

 

Nuts have been a let down. Especially the borrelnootjes, a coated and fried spiced peanut product. Both from Aldi, Lidl and other supermarket brands.

 

Lidl started to smarten up a bit a few years ago. Both locations here got an update and a bakery section. A few months ago, my Aldi got a bakery as well. Bakery as in fresh baked off bread, not a proper bakery from scratch. (I think the Albert Heijn chain started to bring bake an oven in to the stores.) After the overhaul, Aldi now is open in the evening and on Sundays. Except for the supermarket formula that relies on special needs personnel, it was the only one left that wasn't open after 18 or on Sunday.

Lidl has won some awards for their fresh produce and their theme weeks appeal to me. Aldi is starting to do more themes I feel, but it's still less elaborate than Lidl.

 

We do have special hours for the vulnerable in supermarkets, which are generally the very first opening hours or even an hour earlier than regular opening times. Complaints have been made that they aren't used much though.

 

Edit: Have noticed some TJ-products showing up the last few years, but I only specificially remember being disappointed about hotdogbuns.

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I went to Aldi last week to get hams and wound up spending $90, only a third of which was hams, mostly on dairy products, which are significantly cheaper than Kroger. Oh, and orange juice concentrate. I go through two cans a week, and Aldi's are 50 cents a can less than Kroger. I can tell no difference in taste.

 

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went to Aldi this AM

 

same fellow was ahead of me , already in the store 

 

just like last week.

 

i was interested in thew 20 lbs bird seed.  got one bag

 

its similar to the Pennington's seed via Walmart, but a savings of

 

$ 6 or even a little more.  seems to have less sunfouwr seeds , not by much

 

and more cracked corn.   squirrels might be upset.   as far as I can tell , very few

 

birds get to the SFS ahead of the S's

 

I got some sourdough bread for ham sandwiches , they only had one

 

store brand.  I can tell its going to be lacking .

 

EM's and Eggs are a significant savings over Tj's

 

 

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P.S.:

 

here is the Sale Ham from last week :

 

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it was tasty , and not very salty.  no massive gusher of water came out of the bag when opened

 

and today I tried these ;

 

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TJ's no longer has generic Triscuits , so Ill try these

 

Ill let this cheese ripen in the cubed , and see hoe it compares to

 

TJ's  

 

https://www.fooducate.com/product/Trader-Joe-s-Cambozola-Blue-Cheese-Triple-Cream-Soft-Ripened/C3701D60-9DC2-11E2-9B11-1231381A4CEA

 

cheese is much better @ TJ's

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The three Aldi's near us have all recently been updated and enlarged.  They are clean and orderly.  I'm very pleased with my purchases there...milk, eggs, cheeses, ham, frozen vegetables, pickles, dried fruit, canned beans, rice, produce.  All cheaper than other stores in the area.  All quite tasty, fresh.  Their cottage cheese is the best I've found, consistently fresh and not mushy/watery like so many.  Better bread selection since the store updates.  I've tried some of their Germany Week items...pretty good.  We went to an Aldi in Dublin at Christmas time a few years back...yummy breads, cakes, sweets.  Anyway...we shop at Aldi at least once or twice a month.

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Aldi Tots :

 

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perfectly fine.  similar or identical to Tj's generic.

 

Aldi'e EM's   are not as good as TJ's

 

have a hint of something that I do not associate w EM's

 

not quire benzene , but not EM'ish

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Agree with you that the current Aldi cheese selection pales in comparison with TJs... They used to have a very nice Stilton around xmas, now not a blue in sight.  Aldi wee bries are subpar as well... no chance they'll ripen and get runny.  I like the aldi tots, tho... never noticed them at TJs.  And I've not figured out what the benzine-y "EM" s you're ref-ing are... 

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