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March 22, 2012 9:45 AM
Aldi's is WONDERFUL! Their prices make it a lot easier to eat healthy, I have not had a problem with their meat at all, their produce has all the basics, I'm SO glad I have one near me.
  4117016
March 22, 2012 9:49 AM
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So, I used to avoid Aldi's like the plague because I felt most of their stuff was unhealthy and was downright scared of their produce and meat. I can say with all honesty now, Aldi's has really made a turnaround (at least on the produce... still not touching the meat)!!! Their weekly produce specials can't be beat either!

Other healthier things I was able to buy there - turkey dogs, raw unsalted almonds, Naked green juice (kinda like a smoothie but includes spinach and a bunch of other crazy healthy stuff) - shockingly tasty, yogurt covered raisins (a little too sweet but would do if I was having an intense sweet tooth, egg substitute, soy milk, etc. I really love what they've done and the cashier said their adding new Fit 'N Active stuff all the time!!!

LOVE IT!!! smile


Hmmmm.

Your scared of their meat, but buy turkey dogs, processed and pasturized naked green juice, yogurt covered raisins, egg substitute, soy milk, etc.

I don't get that. Now, I don't eat meats from the grocery store, but if I had to, I would definitely buy their raw meats over some processed foods you listed as being good stuff.

Raw eggs are much better than egg substitute.

Turkey dogs.........processed and down right gross.

Yogurt covered raisins..........enough sugar to make someone comatose.

Soy milk - the most processed and GMO product of them all.
March 22, 2012 9:50 AM
Yes. Ours sells Artisan Lettuce. Fresh, tasty and cheap. Did I mention FRESH? This is a change, as you've observed.
March 22, 2012 9:52 AM
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I hit Aldi's for produce, hummus, whole wheat crackers, string cheese, etc. Chicken, no, but their super lean ground beef is good and their turkey italian sausage? Maybe the best thing I've eaten in a while.


I just bought some of those yesterday! 160 calories each?? I can't wait to slap then on my gril. I have their split boobs in some marinade right now. I really have had NO problem with any of their meats.
  10756431
March 22, 2012 9:53 AM
Here in Ireland Aldi's meat is great, wouldnt' shop anywhere else. I love their fruit and veg. It can be hit and miss though, I've been to branches other than my local one and their fresh food wasn't as good.

It used to have the reputation of being for 'poor' people, but since we're in a major recession here, all Irish people are poor people laugh . The Celtic Tiger era is long over, and now people want more for their money. Aldi is probably the busiest supermarket chain these days.

And I've seen loads of Mercs and Beemers in the car park smile .
  3657127
March 22, 2012 9:54 AM
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I love Aldi, too. Have shopped there for close to 30 years (except for the 12 years we lived in Florida). Blueberries - .99 cents, Pears - .99 cents, their oranges are awesome, baby carrots - delish - yes, .99 cents/pound. Love the canned beans (black beans are awesome), eggs $1.19/doz, great prices on milk (I've got 2 thirsty boys), cereal, the cottage cheese is great, goat cheese (hubby's favorite) $1.99/4oz. And I could go on, but I think you get the picture. Great quality, low prices. Their imported baked goods are really good, with a lot less ingredients than typical comparable stuff - ie, the rye bread has only rye, water, yeast, and salt. Frozen fish is also a great bargain (the plain salmon fish fillets - not the fish sticks :) And yes, I also love their super skinny frozen green beans :)

Bring a Quarter and some bags - can't go wrong with their double your money back guarantee.


I stock up on their canned beans ALL the time. I just fixed some of their baked beans this weekend. They were really good. Of course not as good as homemade, but they sure did the trick. I LOVE their fruits!!! I can actually buy it for my house, my kids eat it like candy and I can afford it there! Their turkey burgers are great too and $3 cheaper for the SAME box as I saw at HyVee. CRAZY. I refuse to pay more for stuff just because of a name :)
  10756431
March 22, 2012 10:54 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

So, I used to avoid Aldi's like the plague because I felt most of their stuff was unhealthy and was downright scared of their produce and meat. I can say with all honesty now, Aldi's has really made a turnaround (at least on the produce... still not touching the meat)!!! Their weekly produce specials can't be beat either!

Other healthier things I was able to buy there - turkey dogs, raw unsalted almonds, Naked green juice (kinda like a smoothie but includes spinach and a bunch of other crazy healthy stuff) - shockingly tasty, yogurt covered raisins (a little too sweet but would do if I was having an intense sweet tooth, egg substitute, soy milk, etc. I really love what they've done and the cashier said their adding new Fit 'N Active stuff all the time!!!

LOVE IT!!! smile


Hmmmm.

Your scared of their meat, but buy turkey dogs, processed and pasturized naked green juice, yogurt covered raisins, egg substitute, soy milk, etc.

I don't get that. Now, I don't eat meats from the grocery store, but if I had to, I would definitely buy their raw meats over some processed foods you listed as being good stuff.

Raw eggs are much better than egg substitute.

Turkey dogs.........processed and down right gross.

Yogurt covered raisins..........enough sugar to make someone comatose.

Soy milk - the most processed and GMO product of them all.


I'm so glad that at least my almonds past your muster...

I am cutting CALORIES and FAT, therefore, egg substitute is fewer in calories than regular and without cholesterol. Turkey dogs have significantly less fat and calories than a typical hot dog. I don't eat them daily but if I want one, I can have it. If you can't see the difference, that's your problem. Yogurt covered raisins - Guess you missed the point that I said they were for a sweet tooth and compared to a chocolate milkshake, I think they are a pretty good improvement (as well as a savings of over 500 calories). Soy milk, I am lactose intolerant... And no clue what GMO stands for.

And for the Naked Green Juice - Naked Juice boasts this name, as they claim that they never add any sugar or preservatives to their products, and that they have nothing to hide. There are also no artificial flavors or colors added to their product. Their juices and smoothies are 100% real fruits, with some of their products also getting “boost ingredients”, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or supplements.

I think before you make your negative comments, you should think that perhaps not everyone is just like you. Improvements can be gradual and don't necessarily have to be a complete 180. Most of the items I purchased were produce, but I know I can get BETTER meat elsewhere.

I also don't believe anywhere in my post that I asked for your opinion on my choices. If you don't like them, just don't buy them... Let's just agree to disagree. Simple enough, wouldn't you say?

It irks me that people like you troll around on these forums looking to post your negative, unsolicited advice.
  14218920
March 22, 2012 11:12 AM
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So, I used to avoid Aldi's like the plague because I felt most of their stuff was unhealthy and was downright scared of their produce and meat. I can say with all honesty now, Aldi's has really made a turnaround (at least on the produce... still not touching the meat)!!! Their weekly produce specials can't be beat either!

Other healthier things I was able to buy there - turkey dogs, raw unsalted almonds, Naked green juice (kinda like a smoothie but includes spinach and a bunch of other crazy healthy stuff) - shockingly tasty, yogurt covered raisins (a little too sweet but would do if I was having an intense sweet tooth, egg substitute, soy milk, etc. I really love what they've done and the cashier said their adding new Fit 'N Active stuff all the time!!!

LOVE IT!!! smile


Hmmmm.

Your scared of their meat, but buy turkey dogs, processed and pasturized naked green juice, yogurt covered raisins, egg substitute, soy milk, etc.

I don't get that. Now, I don't eat meats from the grocery store, but if I had to, I would definitely buy their raw meats over some processed foods you listed as being good stuff.

Raw eggs are much better than egg substitute.

Turkey dogs.........processed and down right gross.

Yogurt covered raisins..........enough sugar to make someone comatose.

Soy milk - the most processed and GMO product of them all.


I'm so glad that at least my almonds past your muster...

I am cutting CALORIES and FAT, therefore, egg substitute is fewer in calories than regular and without cholesterol. Turkey dogs have significantly less fat and calories than a typical hot dog. I don't eat them daily but if I want one, I can have it. If you can't see the difference, that's your problem. Yogurt covered raisins - Guess you missed the point that I said they were for a sweet tooth and compared to a chocolate milkshake, I think they are a pretty good improvement (as well as a savings of over 500 calories). Soy milk, I am lactose intolerant... And no clue what GMO stands for.

And for the Naked Green Juice - Naked Juice boasts this name, as they claim that they never add any sugar or preservatives to their products, and that they have nothing to hide. There are also no artificial flavors or colors added to their product. Their juices and smoothies are 100% real fruits, with some of their products also getting “boost ingredients”, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or supplements.

I think before you make your negative comments, you should think that perhaps not everyone is just like you. Improvements can be gradual and don't necessarily have to be a complete 180. Most of the items I purchased were produce, but I know I can get BETTER meat elsewhere.

I also don't believe anywhere in my post that I asked for your opinion on my choices. If you don't like them, just don't buy them... Let's just agree to disagree. Simple enough, wouldn't you say?

It irks me that people like you troll around on these forums looking to post your negative, unsolicited advice.


No one is trolling the site. I look to speak the truth and the truth is REAL eggs are better than some processed substitute and cheaper too. Turkey anything has been proven time and time again to have just as much fat and be more processed than its beef and pork counterparts.

And Naked Juice, don't get me started. They have a class action lawsuit against them for using GMO fruits and Synthetic substance in something they tout as being "all natural".

http://amisplacedtrust.blogspot.com/2011/10/naked-juice-products-using-gmos.html

Perhaps you should take your senstive hat off and look at it as someone who is trying to educate on eating REAL food and not some processed fake crap.
March 22, 2012 11:18 AM
I love Aldi's.......their German "Choceur" Chocolate is AMAZING!!

I don't get the meat tho....and the Strawberries and Blueberries seem to go bad extremely fast.

However, their frozen Stir-fry is insanely good and so convenient.
Their Pasta Sauce is quite tasty....and they have the BEST Cashews (they're sooo big!!)

Love Aldi's....their prices can't be beat xoxo
March 22, 2012 11:34 AM
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Soy milk - the most processed and GMO product of them all.


Actually, Aldi's soy milk is organic. Made with "whole organic soybeans." I have a carton in my fridge right now.
March 22, 2012 12:04 PM
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So, I used to avoid Aldi's like the plague because I felt most of their stuff was unhealthy and was downright scared of their produce and meat. I can say with all honesty now, Aldi's has really made a turnaround (at least on the produce... still not touching the meat)!!! Their weekly produce specials can't be beat either!

Other healthier things I was able to buy there - turkey dogs, raw unsalted almonds, Naked green juice (kinda like a smoothie but includes spinach and a bunch of other crazy healthy stuff) - shockingly tasty, yogurt covered raisins (a little too sweet but would do if I was having an intense sweet tooth, egg substitute, soy milk, etc. I really love what they've done and the cashier said their adding new Fit 'N Active stuff all the time!!!

LOVE IT!!! smile


Hmmmm.

Your scared of their meat, but buy turkey dogs, processed and pasturized naked green juice, yogurt covered raisins, egg substitute, soy milk, etc.

I don't get that. Now, I don't eat meats from the grocery store, but if I had to, I would definitely buy their raw meats over some processed foods you listed as being good stuff.

Raw eggs are much better than egg substitute.

Turkey dogs.........processed and down right gross.

Yogurt covered raisins..........enough sugar to make someone comatose.

Soy milk - the most processed and GMO product of them all.


I'm so glad that at least my almonds past your muster...

I am cutting CALORIES and FAT, therefore, egg substitute is fewer in calories than regular and without cholesterol. Turkey dogs have significantly less fat and calories than a typical hot dog. I don't eat them daily but if I want one, I can have it. If you can't see the difference, that's your problem. Yogurt covered raisins - Guess you missed the point that I said they were for a sweet tooth and compared to a chocolate milkshake, I think they are a pretty good improvement (as well as a savings of over 500 calories). Soy milk, I am lactose intolerant... And no clue what GMO stands for.

And for the Naked Green Juice - Naked Juice boasts this name, as they claim that they never add any sugar or preservatives to their products, and that they have nothing to hide. There are also no artificial flavors or colors added to their product. Their juices and smoothies are 100% real fruits, with some of their products also getting “boost ingredients”, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or supplements.

I think before you make your negative comments, you should think that perhaps not everyone is just like you. Improvements can be gradual and don't necessarily have to be a complete 180. Most of the items I purchased were produce, but I know I can get BETTER meat elsewhere.

I also don't believe anywhere in my post that I asked for your opinion on my choices. If you don't like them, just don't buy them... Let's just agree to disagree. Simple enough, wouldn't you say?

It irks me that people like you troll around on these forums looking to post your negative, unsolicited advice.


No one is trolling the site. I look to speak the truth and the truth is REAL eggs are better than some processed substitute and cheaper too. Turkey anything has been proven time and time again to have just as much fat and be more processed than its beef and pork counterparts.

And Naked Juice, don't get me started. They have a class action lawsuit against them for using GMO fruits and Synthetic substance in something they tout as being "all natural".

http://amisplacedtrust.blogspot.com/2011/10/naked-juice-products-using-gmos.html

Perhaps you should take your senstive hat off and look at it as someone who is trying to educate on eating REAL food and not some processed fake crap.


Sensitive hat? Really? How about you take off the 'Holier Than Thou' hat off too then. I didn't ask you to educate me... Why would you think your anonymous opinion means anything to me? I never stoop to people like you's level, but I guess an exception can be made for anything. If you were truly interested in educating, and not criticizing, you should take a good look at your offensive tone. I actually am happy to hear advice from people when it is said in a neutral or helpful tone. You are just condescending and rude.
Edited by kealey1318 On March 22, 2012 12:12 PM
  14218920
March 22, 2012 12:10 PM
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They have some unique frozen green beans, very skinny. Yummy! The frozen asparagus was pretty good too (great for casseroles) ... yes, fresh asparagus is way better.


Yes! Their green beans are a huge favorite at my house, and we can't find anything similar anywhere else.
  19362858
March 22, 2012 12:12 PM
The green beans are the best! We don't have an Aldi where we live now, and I miss those the most. The asparagus was awesome too, sigh. Walmart doesn't compare. :(
  18902841
March 22, 2012 12:13 PM
QUOTE:

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So, I used to avoid Aldi's like the plague because I felt most of their stuff was unhealthy and was downright scared of their produce and meat. I can say with all honesty now, Aldi's has really made a turnaround (at least on the produce... still not touching the meat)!!! Their weekly produce specials can't be beat either!

Other healthier things I was able to buy there - turkey dogs, raw unsalted almonds, Naked green juice (kinda like a smoothie but includes spinach and a bunch of other crazy healthy stuff) - shockingly tasty, yogurt covered raisins (a little too sweet but would do if I was having an intense sweet tooth, egg substitute, soy milk, etc. I really love what they've done and the cashier said their adding new Fit 'N Active stuff all the time!!!

LOVE IT!!! smile


Hmmmm.

Your scared of their meat, but buy turkey dogs, processed and pasturized naked green juice, yogurt covered raisins, egg substitute, soy milk, etc.

I don't get that. Now, I don't eat meats from the grocery store, but if I had to, I would definitely buy their raw meats over some processed foods you listed as being good stuff.

Raw eggs are much better than egg substitute.

Turkey dogs.........processed and down right gross.

Yogurt covered raisins..........enough sugar to make someone comatose.

Soy milk - the most processed and GMO product of them all.


I'm so glad that at least my almonds past your muster...

I am cutting CALORIES and FAT, therefore, egg substitute is fewer in calories than regular and without cholesterol. Turkey dogs have significantly less fat and calories than a typical hot dog. I don't eat them daily but if I want one, I can have it. If you can't see the difference, that's your problem. Yogurt covered raisins - Guess you missed the point that I said they were for a sweet tooth and compared to a chocolate milkshake, I think they are a pretty good improvement (as well as a savings of over 500 calories). Soy milk, I am lactose intolerant... And no clue what GMO stands for.

And for the Naked Green Juice - Naked Juice boasts this name, as they claim that they never add any sugar or preservatives to their products, and that they have nothing to hide. There are also no artificial flavors or colors added to their product. Their juices and smoothies are 100% real fruits, with some of their products also getting “boost ingredients”, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or supplements.

I think before you make your negative comments, you should think that perhaps not everyone is just like you. Improvements can be gradual and don't necessarily have to be a complete 180. Most of the items I purchased were produce, but I know I can get BETTER meat elsewhere.

I also don't believe anywhere in my post that I asked for your opinion on my choices. If you don't like them, just don't buy them... Let's just agree to disagree. Simple enough, wouldn't you say?

It irks me that people like you troll around on these forums looking to post your negative, unsolicited advice.


No one is trolling the site. I look to speak the truth and the truth is REAL eggs are better than some processed substitute and cheaper too. Turkey anything has been proven time and time again to have just as much fat and be more processed than its beef and pork counterparts.

And Naked Juice, don't get me started. They have a class action lawsuit against them for using GMO fruits and Synthetic substance in something they tout as being "all natural".

http://amisplacedtrust.blogspot.com/2011/10/naked-juice-products-using-gmos.html

Perhaps you should take your senstive hat off and look at it as someone who is trying to educate on eating REAL food and not some processed fake crap.


Sensitive hat? Really? How about you take off the 'Holier Than Thou' hat off too then. I didn't ask you to educate me... Why would you think your anonymous opinion means anything to me?


I am not holier than thou.

People shouldn't have to ask to be educated. I actually gave you advice that people are paying me for as a holistic nutrition educator.

Comments you made are exactly the reason I barely post on the forums anymore.

I am tired of educating people that want to lead their processed food lives and don't care about actually being healthy.

Just counting calories and losing pounds does not make one healthy. The quality of what you put in your body counts for much more.
March 22, 2012 12:17 PM
Haven't shopped there in awhile, but their produce is great!! Really fresh and last way longer than any other grocery store produce, because Aldi gets their's in daily....so it is not sitting around until there is room to put it out.
  4898355
March 22, 2012 12:22 PM
Read somewhere on MFP that if u have a smart phone u can just scan the label of their fit and active line if any help
  19389273
March 22, 2012 12:34 PM
They also have cool items in the center aisle to buy. I bought a great stainless steel digital food scale for $10 recently and a Kettlebell 3 wgt. set for $24. (Unfortunately, my skinny husband picked up a deep fryer during our last trip.) The throw-away items are reasonably priced too; zip lock freezer bags, garbage bags, silver paper (what my husband calls foil), etc. I love the frozen shrimp, ground turkey, whole chickens, and the berries for smoothies. The fit & active whole grain wraps are great for making lite pizzas but haven't seen them in awhile. Love Aldi's!!
March 22, 2012 12:53 PM
Love Aldi's. We have three kids and I can stock up on the stuff they like to eat for half price. I live off the fit n active line along with cheap oats and produce. I buy my meat from a deli.
March 22, 2012 1:09 PM
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So, I used to avoid Aldi's like the plague because I felt most of their stuff was unhealthy and was downright scared of their produce and meat. I can say with all honesty now, Aldi's has really made a turnaround (at least on the produce... still not touching the meat)!!! Their weekly produce specials can't be beat either!

Other healthier things I was able to buy there - turkey dogs, raw unsalted almonds, Naked green juice (kinda like a smoothie but includes spinach and a bunch of other crazy healthy stuff) - shockingly tasty, yogurt covered raisins (a little too sweet but would do if I was having an intense sweet tooth, egg substitute, soy milk, etc. I really love what they've done and the cashier said their adding new Fit 'N Active stuff all the time!!!

LOVE IT!!! smile


Hmmmm.

Your scared of their meat, but buy turkey dogs, processed and pasturized naked green juice, yogurt covered raisins, egg substitute, soy milk, etc.

I don't get that. Now, I don't eat meats from the grocery store, but if I had to, I would definitely buy their raw meats over some processed foods you listed as being good stuff.

Raw eggs are much better than egg substitute.

Turkey dogs.........processed and down right gross.

Yogurt covered raisins..........enough sugar to make someone comatose.

Soy milk - the most processed and GMO product of them all.


I'm so glad that at least my almonds past your muster...

I am cutting CALORIES and FAT, therefore, egg substitute is fewer in calories than regular and without cholesterol. Turkey dogs have significantly less fat and calories than a typical hot dog. I don't eat them daily but if I want one, I can have it. If you can't see the difference, that's your problem. Yogurt covered raisins - Guess you missed the point that I said they were for a sweet tooth and compared to a chocolate milkshake, I think they are a pretty good improvement (as well as a savings of over 500 calories). Soy milk, I am lactose intolerant... And no clue what GMO stands for.

And for the Naked Green Juice - Naked Juice boasts this name, as they claim that they never add any sugar or preservatives to their products, and that they have nothing to hide. There are also no artificial flavors or colors added to their product. Their juices and smoothies are 100% real fruits, with some of their products also getting “boost ingredients”, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or supplements.

I think before you make your negative comments, you should think that perhaps not everyone is just like you. Improvements can be gradual and don't necessarily have to be a complete 180. Most of the items I purchased were produce, but I know I can get BETTER meat elsewhere.

I also don't believe anywhere in my post that I asked for your opinion on my choices. If you don't like them, just don't buy them... Let's just agree to disagree. Simple enough, wouldn't you say?

It irks me that people like you troll around on these forums looking to post your negative, unsolicited advice.


No one is trolling the site. I look to speak the truth and the truth is REAL eggs are better than some processed substitute and cheaper too. Turkey anything has been proven time and time again to have just as much fat and be more processed than its beef and pork counterparts.

And Naked Juice, don't get me started. They have a class action lawsuit against them for using GMO fruits and Synthetic substance in something they tout as being "all natural".

http://amisplacedtrust.blogspot.com/2011/10/naked-juice-products-using-gmos.html

Perhaps you should take your senstive hat off and look at it as someone who is trying to educate on eating REAL food and not some processed fake crap.


Sensitive hat? Really? How about you take off the 'Holier Than Thou' hat off too then. I didn't ask you to educate me... Why would you think your anonymous opinion means anything to me?


I am not holier than thou.

People shouldn't have to ask to be educated. I actually gave you advice that people are paying me for as a holistic nutrition educator.

Comments you made are exactly the reason I barely post on the forums anymore.

I am tired of educating people that want to lead their processed food lives and don't care about actually being healthy.

Just counting calories and losing pounds does not make one healthy. The quality of what you put in your body counts for much more.


Well perhaps the reason that you get comments such as mine correlate directly with your approach? Might want to think long and hard on that one. Also, how would anyone have a clue what your credentials are? You come across as rude and abrasive.

My aunt, who has the highest academic credentials on both nutrition, and personal training, would disagree wholeheartedly with your opinion on turkey. Also, I was not trying to consult with a holistic nutritionist... Honestly,can't afford to spend my entire paycheck at places like Whole Foods. I am glad that you have found what works for you. Unfortunately, what started off as a positive post, turned into a ridiculous battle of wills.

Please just click ignore user on my name and I will do the same. I love MFP and the SUPPORTIVE people I find here. I am always learning new things and getting great ideas.

I APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE WHO HAD THE MISFORTUNE TO READ THIS TEDIOUS BYPLAY... THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING ON THE TOPIC...

Kindest regards!
  14218920
March 22, 2012 1:11 PM
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They also have cool items in the center aisle to buy. I bought a great stainless steel digital food scale for $10 recently and a Kettlebell 3 wgt. set for $24. (Unfortunately, my skinny husband picked up a deep fryer during our last trip.) The throw-away items are reasonably priced too; zip lock freezer bags, garbage bags, silver paper (what my husband calls foil), etc. I love the frozen shrimp, ground turkey, whole chickens, and the berries for smoothies. The fit & active whole grain wraps are great for making lite pizzas but haven't seen them in awhile. Love Aldi's!!


Yep, I got some push up bars and some ankle/wrist weights to increase my workout when I walk... $5 each!!!
  14218920
March 22, 2012 1:13 PM
I LOVE Aldi.... I don't usually buy the meat, every blue moon I have gotten some ground beef or ground turkey and it was fine.. I also bought a Butterball Turkey there for Thanksgiving and Christmas 19 cents a pound.... There hams are good too.. I will make a special trip to the town over (20 min) just to go.. Don't have one in the town I live in :( I usually hit up Sams Club at the same time..
  16727077
March 22, 2012 1:16 PM
Oh and I have to add, their mint ice cream sammiches are the BOMB!!! YUMMY!
  10756431
March 22, 2012 1:17 PM
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I LOVE Aldi.... I don't usually buy the meat, every blue moon I have gotten some ground beef or ground turkey and it was fine.. I also bought a Butterball Turkey there for Thanksgiving and Christmas 19 cents a pound.... There hams are good too.. I will make a special trip to the town over (20 min) just to go.. Don't have one in the town I live in :( I usually hit up Sams Club at the same time..


$.19/pound? That's awesome! I will know to look there this year. smile
  14218920
March 22, 2012 4:38 PM
I love Aldi too! I actually shop there first before I hit the Walmart (for things that Aldi doesn't carry) and Publix (for those awesome BOGO sales!) I used to buy their ground turkey, but since the recall they have a new brand that isn't their own and it's really weird tasting to me. I like the fit and active ground beef better. And since it is strawberry season I have eaten almost a pint of strawberries a day! Can't beat 99 cents each! And mine is close by so when I run out I just go get more lol. Also they are featuring the Fit and Active line this week, so there are a lot more products than they would have normally. I bought 4 jars of the unsweetened applesauce! Yum!
I've never had a bad experience with them, sometimes their produce isn't as fresh if it is just before a delivery...but I will just get it somewhere else or come back another day.
  5334484
March 22, 2012 4:39 PM
QUOTE:

So, I used to avoid Aldi's like the plague because I felt most of their stuff was unhealthy and was downright scared of their produce and meat. I can say with all honesty now, Aldi's has really made a turnaround (at least on the produce... still not touching the meat)!!! Their weekly produce specials can't be beat either!

Other healthier things I was able to buy there - turkey dogs, raw unsalted almonds, Naked green juice (kinda like a smoothie but includes spinach and a bunch of other crazy healthy stuff) - shockingly tasty, yogurt covered raisins (a little too sweet but would do if I was having an intense sweet tooth, egg substitute, soy milk, etc. I really love what they've done and the cashier said their adding new Fit 'N Active stuff all the time!!!

LOVE IT!!! smile


I save so much money on fruits and veggies going there!
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