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Old 11-25-2010, 02:00 PM
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Sometimes you get an egg with a bloody spot, or even a large "clot" from your own chicken house. It's not uncommon. It's just an unformed chick that started to grow a bit. Disgusting or not, it is just the way it is. It happens in nature.
No doubt! It's a matter of quality control, the egg should never have made it to the store.

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If you don't like the store, just don't shop there.
I don't!
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:03 PM
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Question to difficult for you?

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I don't!
Then why start a thread bitching about the place?
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:15 PM
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Question to difficult for you?
I don't drink milk, so the question doesn't apply.
What's your answer?


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The initial post was a question.
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:28 PM
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I don't drink milk, so the question doesn't apply.
It was a 2 part question. Even of you don't drink milk you should be able to answer half of it theoretically. Besides Aldis sucks right?

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What's your answer?
The Adli milk. It's the best value.

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The initial post was a question.
Really? A title like that followed by 11 lines of rant followed by 3 question marks is a question?
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:41 PM
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It was a 2 part question. Even of you don't drink milk you should be able to answer half of it theoretically. Besides Aldis sucks right?
Yup, but certainly not the only retailer that sucks.


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The Adli milk. It's the best value.
It's not the best value in this area.
Wegman's sells it for 7 cents less.
$1.98 at Wegman's and $2.05 at Aldi.

http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/st...oductId=359318



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Old 11-25-2010, 11:14 PM
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t's not the best value in this area.
Wegman's sells it for 7 cents less.
$1.98 at Wegman's and $2.05 at Aldi.

http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/st...oductId=359318
Wegmans wasn't one of the choices now was it?

Besides I wasn't looking for the cheapest. I was looking for the best value.

My point to all of this is that all three options are the same. Same milk, same bottler, and same producers. Same specs and bottled on the same line.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:39 AM
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Aldis, Cheapest
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The Adli milk. It's the best value.
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Besides I wasn't looking for the cheapest. I was looking for the best value.
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Good for you!
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:01 AM
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I like beet sugar too. I buy mine at Meijer from a Michigan company, all grown in the USA. I find the customer service varies greatly with location.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:45 AM
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They're trained to not be friendly. It's bad for productivity.
They're specifically trained to give the shortest possible answer to any question and responded to any serious complaint or concern by escorting the customer out of the store as soon as possible.

The cashiers have to meet a certain ring speed (which is why they throw the groceries) or they get fired!
There's no time to be friendly!
Our store closest to us is the best. The people who work there are super friendly. The store is always spotless. (Just as clean as Walmart across the street and a helluva alot friendlier.) If theres a problem they fix it asap.
As far as food its just as good as every other grocery store. Its the same stuff you just arent paying for the brand name like you do at Giants, Wies, or Walmart ect..
As far as "out of date" stuff our store keeps up on that and anything that is close to the date they mark down to move it out.
Not that it really matter cause you can buy and eat things that are "out of date". Thats just so the manufactures now when the stuff has been made. There is nothing wrong with the food providing its not opened.
Fresh meat with carbon monoxide in it is pretty much anywhere you go. Thats how the meat industry keeps the meat red so that its appealing to the eyes of the consumer. Otherwise the meat would be brown in color.
So aside from getting your meat directly from a butcher the day it was butchered good luck on finding meat that hasnt had carbon monoxide in it.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:58 PM
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We shop there a bit and the milk is more than a buck cheaper than anywhere else around here. I have always wondered where their stuff is from since all it says is distributed by aldi or packaged for aldi. I was surprised to find that they are a global company started by two brothers in Germany. Who's to say that the brand names aren't buying ingredients from china. Mott's apple juice=product of china. I didn't even know they grew apples there. The kids no longer drink apple juice. They eat lots of granny smith apples from Washington though.

The sun never sets on the aldi empire.
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Great Britain
Hungary
Ireland
German
French
Dutch
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
USA
They've pretty much got all of western civilization covered. Hopefully that's where the product comes from. I have seen produce from chile, peru etc.
All I can say is the Tate's bbq sauce in the round bottle is to die for.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:18 AM
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If you watch the things you buy, you will discover that Aldi's is not the only one that labels things "distributed by ____". Personally, I think that should be considered false advertising because it tells nothing.

Second point, some things that say produced in the USA may be produced here but that doesn't mean all of the ingredients are produced in the USA. Scary sometimes.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:59 AM
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If you watch the things you buy, you will discover that Aldi's is not the only one that labels things "distributed by ____". Personally, I think that should be considered false advertising because it tells nothing.

Second point, some things that say produced in the USA may be produced here but that doesn't mean all of the ingredients are produced in the USA. Scary sometimes.
I think we should have stronger truth in advertising type rules too. We use our cash to buy products to keep places in business. We should have the respect of knowing where everything is produced. Every law does take away someone's freedom in a certain area, but we need laws that keep us on an even field too.
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Yes, I have tasted their products. I have no issues with them. My husband and I are allergic to artificial sweeteners AND high fructose corn syrup, so we are avis label readers. Ever read the ingredients list on a box of cereal? I believe General Mills is the only brand (besides the organic ones) that is "safe" for us. All of ALDIs' cereals are "safe" and about $1.79 for the same box that would cost over $4 at the grocery store for a name brand. I agree about the meat, though. We purchase our meat from a local butcher. Of course, to be able to afford the butcher, we have to cut costs elsewhere. Hence, the quality products at ALDI. As far as the accusation of viciousness, goes, I have only seen one poster who was rude with the comments. Guess who?

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Old 01-10-2011, 05:01 PM
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I went to Aldis again today, purchased two heads of lettuce, broccoli, celery, some baby carrots, paper plates, and some corn chips. Spent under ten dollars, and am very happy with my purchases.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:21 PM
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I like beet sugar too. I buy mine at Meijer from a Michigan company, all grown in the USA. I find the customer service varies greatly with location.
I wish some of those Michigan companies would sell their wares in other states...like here where I live! lol! I LOVE kogels meats and miss them!! I like the Meijer stores also... oh the memories from when I was a kid and we would go there! "THE CAGE"!!!
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:41 AM
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I'm personally no fan of Aldi for several reasons.
I sure know that my neighbor is down on them.
I wouldn't mention the word Aldi anywhere near her....LOL
She had very bad luck with Aldi stuff over the holidays.
She baked a ham from there that literally turned into a cinder because, I think, it had too much added sugar. She actually baked it 25 degrees less than what was recommended because it started to turn black early on, she's no cooking novice and I know that her oven is properly calibrated because she bakes cakes all the time for extra income and always uses an oven thermometer.
She was making something with their cottage cheese that required heating the cottage cheese, it all turned to liquid!!!
Oh, and she bought dog biscuits there that were full of little black bugs...all this between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
She's livid!!

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Old 02-12-2011, 06:51 PM
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.....for a lot of things.

Howdy.

I'm sure that ALDI's has some products that simply don't measure up. My Daughter is a Ravioli snob, and absolutely refused to eat ALDI's. There are some things that they sell that I believe are overruns from big name contracts packaged and sold under their label as seasonal items that represent a MAJOR bargain for stocking up. Steel cut oats, farina, diced chili ready tomatos, and more that I've personally tried. Their special purchase items in their ethinic foods have proven to be superb (of the ones I've tried). Their milk is delivered locally by the same truck that carries the PET label milk, so it's the same quality as PET and comes frome the same source. I think all in all ALDI's represents some screaming good deals for the frugal but discerning shopper that takes a good look at the ingredients label and bothers to try it. And yes, I'm still scared to try their Beaumont canned coffee again. It was so bad 20 years ago that I still shudder at the thought.... However their gourmet coffee beans are fantastic. The Guatemalan (did I spell that right?) Blend is a cheaper sleeper in coffee IMHO.
Last but not least, the crew at the Lebanon, MO. store are friendly, helpful as needed, keep the store clean and neat and all appear to be working like dogs to keep it in tip top shape. I've never seen any of them leaning on their pallet jacks or floor scrubbers....ever.OzarksJohn
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A person needs to be a careful shopper whatever store they're in. I check ingredients, price, store cleanliness and appreciate good service. Aldis is great on price, products are great although you have to be selective (like in every other store!), never had a problem with cleanliness and service is fair to good. Walmart on the other hand has high prices for the same quailty products, is clean and has horrible service. I almost always have a long wait at the register. I do not buy meat at either store. At Aldis I can literally fill my car trunk and spend $50 to $60. The same amount from any other store would cost nearly double that amount. I can't afford to be a food snob. As far as bloody eggs go, I've gotten them from every store. It doesn't happen often, but its not terribly unusual either. That's why I was taught to break eggs into a cup before adding them to a recipe which is a practice I continue to this day. I'm personally very grateful that we have an Aldis close enough to visit regularly. Oh, I've gotten bad products and they always refund your money AND replace the item which isn't something other stores do.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:46 AM
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We just got a spiral sliced ham from Aldi. Dang was that good. And CHEAP.

I think I wil go get a couple more and put them in the freezer.
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Ham is great.

Spoke to manager after I found I didn't like their wheat thin type crackers. They were bland and even kids weren't impressed. She said she didn't like the regular and gave me a box of their reduced fat to try. She gave me my money back, too. We spoke for a few minutes about this thread as a matter of fact.

She told me that Pepsi used to make their soda and now Coca-Cola does! Nabisco makes most of their crackers and cookies. She listed a few other national brand name companies that they contract to make their Aldis brand products. I couldn't remember them all fast enough.

By the way, their reduced fat wheat thin crackers are the exact same as "Wheat Thins" by Nabisco! Tasted exactly the same but cheaper.
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