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Dec 19, 2013 10:20 AM

Anything to look for in Aldis?

The new Aldis store opens today, just a few blocks from our apartment. DH is going to take me over there tomorrow to check it out. Anything special I should be looking out for?

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      Ummm... I've read them. I don't think a discussion from 2009 is particularly relevant in December 2013. There's been an awful lot of inflation since then... I was asking whether there's anything in particular to take note of and snap up NOW....

      1. re: Kajikit

        Aldis is my favorite place to buy grapefruit both for quality and price. Standard cheeses are sometimes a good buy. Butter also

        1. re: Kajikit

          Umm, one of the threads I linked to was started less than a month ago. The other has over 40 posts from this year. You're welcome!

      2. I bought an ipad case and keyboard for $15 a week ago and have been pretty happy with it.

        1. This time of the year I look for German-made products including Chocolates, sour Kraut and pretzels. These won't be big-box-store brands you are accustomed to, so be prepared.

          Check out cheese (Have been getting a good price Jarlsburg) and other items in the dairy/produce section.

          This is the place for staples when you don't care about name brands or organic certification. For me this means onions, carrots, pepper and garlic mainly.

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          1. re: pedalfaster

            Ditto on German stuff. I also always look in the freezer case for special buys, have occasionally found stuff that my son will eat.

            For a while they had a pizza that was a clone of the TJ's Tarte d'Alsace. And they have those tiny frozen cream puffs in a non-Costco size that are a nice thing to have for a holiday dessert.

            And the non-food stuff can be a screaming deal, I've bought a lot of that!

            But not a fan generally of produce or bread.

            1. re: coney with everything

              We had a brand new one open here on Friday, I thought the produce was the best thing that had. (Well except maybe the chocolate!) I got a perfectly ripe pineapple and a couple of ripe mangoes too, excellent prices. Of course I'll try again after they're open for a few weeks and see if it's still as good.

            2. re: pedalfaster

              The German made stollen is quite impressive, especially for $5.00. I consider myself a good baker but I couldn't reproduce it for less than $8.00.

              I like Aldis butter, the fresh tortellini and the fresh mozzarella.

              Crimini mushrooms for 1.69 a 1/2 lb are a steal.

              1. re: Kelli2006

                I love the stollen from Aldi's also. I like their mixed nuts. They still include hazelnuts, which many American mixed nuts don't anymore. I love their dark chocolate bars.

                What else from Germany is good?

                1. re: shoo bee doo

                  The mustard, pickled cabbage and the dried bags of SpƤtzle

              2. re: pedalfaster

                The cheese selection at the Aldi by me is outstanding.

                1. re: libgirl2

                  After 6 months, both of the stores in my area restocked with the same suspects as walmart. And one store is in a very high income area.
                  Go figure.

                  1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                    Are we talking Palm Bay and Melbourne, INDIANRIVERFL?

              3. Their cheese, canned goods, spices, and many of the frozen items are worth checking out. For the price, their frozen Chinese food is pretty decent stuff. Avoid their prepackaged meats (lunchmeat, steaks, ribs). Not a big fan of their bread items, but hey, it's cheap.

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                1. re: Boston_Otter

                  I am completely amazed by the choices of cheese. The least pricey chevre your gonna find in my area.

                2. This time of year,In our area I buy
                  a dozen eggs for .89/dozen, limiit 4.
                  Unsalted butter for $1.20 a lb, no limit
                  An assortment of brand name and sourced cheeses 4-8 oz. btwn $.99 -$3.99 each
                  Bag of 4 avocados for $2.99
                  Bag of 12 ruby red grapefruits $2.19
                  Bag of 12 whole lemons $1.49
                  Fage yogurt $3.49/tub
                  Misc items: garbage bags, paper napkins, foil, ziplock bags, sponges, batteries, dryer sheets.

                  A typical shop runs me $15-$45.00.
                  Remember a quarter for the cart and your market bags if you have them (they sell bags on the cheap too).