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Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278880 11/27/19 02:20 PM
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Their fruits and veggies are rotten by the time you get home.


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Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278882 11/27/19 02:22 PM
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They have the best selection of organic produce in my area. The same goes for European made products as well. The nearest Whole Foods or Trader Joe's is 1.5 hours so Aldi's sees a lot more visits from me than otherwise.

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Aldi been the same since I been a kid. 80% IN house brands- no bags - boxes they aren't using anymore for free.

You dont one stop at Aldi - you move it into the rotation and get the stuff that makes sense - like trader joes.



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Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278893 11/27/19 02:30 PM
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As others have said the quarter is so you put the cart back not steal it. It helps prevent A holes from leaving carts all over the place or letting them go down hill into someones car. Almost every German supermarket does this and it works.
I used to go to Aldi quite a bit in Germany but not here in the US so much.


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Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278910 11/27/19 02:45 PM
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I have one withing walking distance of my house. They carry brands I've never heard of before. Produce is ok, pretty picked over most times. Good deal on meat. More often than not, they need more checkers working. Lines are long, but move fairly quick.


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Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: UncleDave] #5278918 11/27/19 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleDave
You dont one stop at Aldi - you move it into the rotation and get the stuff that makes sense - like trader joes.

That is our experience as well and for us, just too much time (and trouble and effort). Yes, you can save money by shopping there but are those savings then offset by the add'l time and travel to a 2nd grocery store ? For us it was....

Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278929 11/27/19 03:09 PM
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Shopped at one when I was working in upstate NY. Amazing. NY doesn't have the Dairy Compact I suffer under back home and they had gallons of whole milk for $1.38! Went back next week and the price was in the high-$2s.

They have generic "Ben & Jerry's" ice cream that's very good and like $2/pint.

Big jars of salsa for ~$1.25. You can cook chili with it if you can't find any other purpose. I also like their granola bars. If you're flat broke their corn flakes are under a buck for a big box.

Definitely going back next time I'm around one. As said above, it's not a complete supermarket but it's great for staples, and it shows off just how much regular supermarkets rip you off, particularly if you're trying to eat on the cheap.

Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278934 11/27/19 03:18 PM
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I used too a lot. I haven't had an issue with anything there except the produce - those tend to go bad really fast. Maybe it's different in other Aldi stores? They lack the "boutique" brands that places like whole foods will have but otherwise it's 99% good for me.

Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278941 11/27/19 03:27 PM
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We made Aldi our go to grocer about 25 years ago. Eating a cup of their butter pecan ice cream at this moment. I think it's better that Bryers BP.

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Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278944 11/27/19 03:30 PM
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I always try to shop at Aldi for stuff. If I can't get it at Aldi, then I'll pick it up at Wegmans. I'm cheap and don't like spending money.

There's an aldi walking distance from my work. I usually do all of my grocery shopping on lunch - walk over, shop, then put it in the fridge at work so it doesn't go bad while i'm still working.

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Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: Malo83] #5278956 11/27/19 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Malo83
Aldi's opened up here this past summer, not impressed, looks like the flea market of grocery stores, only thing i walked out with was some cheap Sangria wine. LOL



I call Aldi stores this.... Aldi Welfaro stores.

I like Harris Teeter... Though they can be pricey... But they also have good sales too. My trip two weeks ago I saved $61... Instead of $164 I paid $103. And it was all things the lady and I really like and eat/enjoy.


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Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278972 11/27/19 04:04 PM
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Their frozen ready-made German foods are pretty good, and they are known for having various types of advent calendars this time of year.

But the local one here looks like a soviet-era grocery inside and it's really depressing to shop there.

Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: Kira] #5278977 11/27/19 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Kira

My first Aldi store is on Rt. 254 in/near Queensbury, NY. It's just plain bigger and has more stuff.



If you liked the size of that store.. they moved closer to the Northway just off the intersection of Rt.254 on Route 9 going south. They now occupy the previous ToysRUs building.

Its even bigger and updated.


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Re: Anybody shop at an Aldi supermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5278982 11/27/19 04:13 PM
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Lidl & Aldi, we have them both in our neighborhood and we go there on a weekly basis, both great stores IMO


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I got an ice cream addition a year ago and Aldis has a $6/half gallon brand that is fantastic.. Whole Milk/Eggs/Sugar are the only ingredients i think.. super rich.

Their brand of laundry detergent/TP and Paper Towels are all good for cheap.

Their Yogurts/Naan/Hummus are all very good values as well.

As for the 25 cent buggies.. I would gladly pay $1 to avoid Walmart and Kroger at times.. There is no chit chat and kids running crazy and scooters running around.. and now the online shopping people at Kroger and Walmart.

Parking is alot easier at Aldis too.. My Kroger and Walmarts are nearly impossible to park at anymore..with the rows of online shoppers only.

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