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Mango ManMango Man Posts: 12,470 AG
We have two in our area and one near the framers market where we shop. We have stopped in two of those and the stores are neat, clean and have alternative products at a substantial price difference versus a Publix. They also have products products that I can't find at Publix. 

The quality on their products I feel is pretty good. 

We us them for just a few things and most of our items come from the farmers market.

Any of you use Aldi?


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  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 12,280 AG
    My wife goes there from time to time for stuff like butter, yogurt and cheese.
    Their Clancy snack products are pretty good.
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  • dave44dave44 Posts: 15,182 AG
    We shop Aldi for a few things. I don’t know the brand names of a lot of their products, but everything I’ve tried has been great.
        I have one gripe, I don’t mind the quarter you get back if you return the cart, but, I think they push the bring your own germ bag thing a little too hard.
        I know it was a nice politically correct catch phrase for quite awhile, but many people have been warning about how nasty some of those reusable bags are. And here we are, quarantined and worried about peoples “ germ bags “.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,137 AG
    edited March 2020 #4
    Yes, my GF shops there occasionally.  I haven't yet been.  Really impressed with their products though.

    Publix is 3/4 of a mile away, so we generally shop there.
  • flagoldflagold AbbevillePosts: 765 Officer
    The Clancy stuff is superior in my opinion, especially the BBQ.  Their black forest hams are very good as well.  Haven't really found any products not to my liking at this point.
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  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 38,630 AG
    Went once to the one here never went back. Was not impressed.

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    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 12,470 AG
    Not sure what is meant by the germ bag. We bring our own insulated cooler bags.

    Clancy products are good. We do other odds and ends too. It does make you wonder why you can buy a dozen eggs from Aldi for 62 cents but they're $2+ at Publix. Yes, I know that Publix has a different business model but they're pricing has gone crazy.

    The things I buy at Aldi's would cost well over double at Publix. 


    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 15,182 AG
    Mango Man said:
    Not sure what is meant by the germ bag. We bring our own insulated cooler bags.

    Clancy products are good. We do other odds and ends too. It does make you wonder why you can buy a dozen eggs from Aldi for 62 cents but they're $2+ at Publix. Yes, I know that Publix has a different business model but they're pricing has gone crazy.

    The things I buy at Aldi's would cost well over double at Publix. 
    I agree, Publix is one of the most expensive stores we have up here. 
        But...true? It’s highly probable, most people have a tendency not to clean things very well. 


    “A researcher at Loma Linda University Health found that almost all reusable grocery bags carry bacteria in them.Dr. Mark Reeves”


  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,137 AG
    edited March 2020 #9
    Bacteria don't cause coronavirus. Viruses do.

    You make a good point nonetheless.  I'm not sharing bags with anyone these days.
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 15,182 AG
    Bacteria don't cause coronavirus. Viruses do.

    You make a good point nonetheless.  I'm not sharing bags with anyone these days.
    Thank you, I didn’t discriminate though, I called them germ bags. I’m well aware of the difference.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,137 AG
    edited March 2020 #11
    No worries!   Just didn't want to give people the wrong impression with the article you posted.  More to the point, bacteria can live on surfaces for a very long time.  Viruses not so much.

    Here's an article that speaks to just how long coronavirus lives on various surfaces:

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200320192755.htm

    The study suggests that people may acquire the coronavirus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. Scientists discovered the virus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 15,182 AG
    Again, thanks. I didn’t know it could live that long in aerosols.
       That’s a little more concerning to me than surface viability.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,137 AG
    edited March 2020 #13
    You're welcome.  

    I know they're needed for medical workers, but wearing an N95 (or R95) mask in public, particularly if you're at risk (older or with health problems), is a good idea -- for instance, when grocery shopping.

    They are extremely tough to find.  You might have some in your garage -- I did.
  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 12,470 AG
    Pppllleeeaasssseeeee, no more virus talk.  :|


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    Abraham Lincoln
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,225 Admiral
    I had a pack too.  They like gold here.  My county is the worst in GA.  

    The CDC is suppose to come to find out why it's so bad.
     
    I don't leave the house.
  • mike_smike_s Posts: 446 Deckhand
    The one in Delray is a dump. Kind of reminded me of a Winn Dixie w/o shelves. 
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 15,182 AG
    Mango Man said:
    Pppllleeeaasssseeeee, no more virus talk.  :|
       
      Gotcha! Sorry I infected your thread! 😂 
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,225 Admiral
    Sorry forgot what thread I was on.
  • tom waxelbaumtom waxelbaum Posts: 626 Officer
    Cheapest prices on fine imported cheeses and chocolates if that's your thing. 
  • SC53SC53 Posts: 675 Officer
    We shop there all the time for staples. But stay away from the meats, especially the chicken.  We picked up a package one time and noticed a nasty smell and upon closer observation almost gagged when smelled closer. 
  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 12,470 AG
    mike_s said:
    The one in Delray is a dump. Kind of reminded me of a Winn Dixie w/o shelves. 
    We have one near the house, it needs help. The other two are very nice. 


    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • flagoldflagold AbbevillePosts: 765 Officer
    Mango Man said:
    mike_s said:
    The one in Delray is a dump. Kind of reminded me of a Winn Dixie w/o shelves. 
    We have one near the house, it needs help. The other two are very nice. 
    I guess like everything else, depends on the manager.  Fortunately ours are good.
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  • micci_manmicci_man Somewhere in FLPosts: 14,901 AG
    never heard of Aldi
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  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 15,161 AG
    When they first started I shopped at one and was not impressed.  It was a small one, basically one aisle shaped like a U, so you started down the non perishables, then the produce and meat and last sheck out.  Then I get to the cash register and it was cash only.  Never went back, reminded me of a neighborhood farmers market with home grown veggies. 
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  • LostconchLostconch Posts: 1,028 Officer
    We shop there for a least 1/2 of our groceries. You can buy fruit there from the United States for cheaper than other stores sell Chinese or Chilean produce for. Just read the packaging. As far as meat mostly buy prepackaged frozen stuff from them
    Dairy is. Very good and significantly cheaper than others
    There have been a few disappointments but mostly positive 
  • johnpowersjohnpowers BayPosts: 2,898 Captain
    I will stick to Piggly Wiggly. 
     Always well stocked and reasonably priced. 
     Though there are some interesting people in there ;)
  • Billy No MatesBilly No Mates Posts: 3,392 Captain
    Save a lot is where I shop mostly. It is much like Aldi. Save tons of money compared to Publix. Haven't been to one in years.
  • evernic1evernic1 NMBPosts: 1,006 Officer
    Aldi had cannot beat prices on: 100% whole wheat bread, many cheese products, bread& butter pickles, mustard, catsup, etc... paper goods...yogurt, butter, and very good organic, grass fed beef for $5.19/lb. 
    nuts, candy,ice cream...fruit and greens...Publix doesn't get too much of my money anymore...2 Aldis here nd both are clean and well stocked...until virus scare... B)
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  • evernic1evernic1 NMBPosts: 1,006 Officer
    above comment should say has, not had...can we edit posts here?
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  • zimmy4209zimmy4209 Ocala FloridaPosts: 1,456 Officer
    Been a fan of aldi for 30+ years. Growing up with a single mother who had a grocery budget and after her shopping at aldi for couple weeks I realized we had way more food in the house week to week on same budget I couldn't complain.  My mother in law is exact opposite though thought it was amusing last Thanksgiving we had everyone at our house and my BIL bought the ham at aldi and cooked it along with everything else we provided but never said anything. After supper my MIL would not shut up about how much she loved the ham"best I've ever had" she kept saying well by then I already had few stiff drinks in me and accidentally on purpose let her know where it came from.  Not very often you get to point out to the MIL that her way of life isnt the be all end all so jumped on opportunity. Guess where my father in law shops for alot of groceries all the sudden🙂
  • L8RBRAL8RBRA Posts: 792 Officer
    I work for a print supplier for Aldi. Any of the signs you see in store were done here at the company I work for. They are a great company for sure. Clancy's is great! lol
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