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Old 09-17-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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I have been waiting for the one in Denver to open. I will give it a try tomorrow. Wish I got a coupon
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I've shopped at Aldi for at least 15 years.

The ground turkey is one of their best buys. It's really 93/7 Shadybrook Farms & was sold as such until a few months ago when they slapped the private label on it. It's $2.49 for the 20oz package.

I bought Post Shredded Wheat for $1.99 a box (special purchase) Be sure to check the frozen vegetables. They're a better buy than sale prices in the other chains.

Be sure to try the stollen. It's seasonal & every bit as good as the $$$$ versions.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:31 PM
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From my understanding the owner of Aldi is also the same owners as Trader Joes...not the same foods, but just the same owners.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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From my understanding the owner of Aldi is also the same owners as Trader Joes...not the same foods, but just the same owners.
The same family owns both companies, but they are operated completely separately.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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We used to shop at the Winston Salem, NC store and found great deals there. It often had special purchases and "salvage" type deals on all types of products. You never knew what was going to be there each day. They do have their own brands and a small selection of "normal inventory" that is almost always there, but the bargains were what brought me in.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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We love Aldi! I resisted going for a long time, because of other "discount" grocery stores being nasty and having really poor quality stuff; Aldi is not like that at all. Their products are their brand, for the most part. They do get in specials of name-brand stuff every now and then (i.e., Boca Burgers was a recent one, they usually have Pringles). I am VERY picky about cereal, it's a comfort food for me, so it needs to taste like it's always tasted - Aldi's cereals taste just like the national brands, but it's less than $2. Their chocolate is *excellent*, I use it for all my Christmas candy-making.

I didn't know about the quarter-for-a-cart (it gets returned) the first time I went, and I didn't have a quarter. Someone had left a quarter in one of the carts! So now I do that, too, just about every time I go. I take all my HT and Trader Joe's bags, or if I forget, I use the boxes they have.
I cant agree more.. i was soo addicted to the Post Cereal.. the honey bunch of oats and the 1 with the almond.. Aldi has something called Milleville Cereal which is in a similar looking box.. and guess what.. no one was able to tell the difference in taste.. and yup.. its atleast $2 cheaper

I usually hang on for a minute in the parking lot until someone is done with their car and take it from them.. and bags.. i just use the carton boxes that they are throwing away
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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I went to one near the super walmart in matthews and wasn't impressed. I think it was on the corner of hwy 51 and monroe? Can't think of the cross street.

I wasn't impressed and some of the items I got were stale or didn't taste too good. I have to try another one and see if I like it better.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:05 AM
 
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I cant agree more.. i was soo addicted to the Post Cereal.. the honey bunch of oats and the 1 with the almond.. Aldi has something called Milleville Cereal which is in a similar looking box.. and guess what.. no one was able to tell the difference in taste.. and yup.. its atleast $2 cheaper

I usually hang on for a minute in the parking lot until someone is done with their car and take it from them.. and bags.. i just use the carton boxes that they are throwing away
I had some of this cerial this morning and it was excellent, in fact better than the named branded stuff. Incredibly cheap in comparison.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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What everyone has mentioned so far here is absolutely correct. Here is the link to find the store location nearest to you. I hope it works.

ALDI - Store Locator

The spouse loves this place. I was skeptical at first when all the non-name brands started appearing in the cupboard, but I was wrong. I believe mostly all of the boxed/bagged items at Aldi are private label, but packaged with the generic/non-brand name box/bag. The Clancy potato chips taste exactly like Lays, the Clancy "Dorito" chips taste just like Doritos, etc. The spouse likes the olive oil and tries to do as much of the grocery shopping at Aldi's. Why pay $4 for a bag of Doritos you can get for a little over a buck? Also, you cannot beat their Fit and Active line of everything. You save a huge amount of money at the Aldis. There is a new one in Denver which is a little bit nicer and bigger than the one in Lincolnton. But the one in Lincolnton is just fine.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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has anyone tried their coffee? Just wondering if it is good....
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