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  • Post #871 - November 9th, 2018, 3:11 pm
    Post #871 - November 9th, 2018, 3:11 pm Post #871 - November 9th, 2018, 3:11 pm
    The thin mint Girl Scout cookie was a bust. Horrible. People actually saying they could not tell the difference. Shaking my head.
    Toria

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  • Post #872 - December 5th, 2018, 8:00 am
    Post #872 - December 5th, 2018, 8:00 am Post #872 - December 5th, 2018, 8:00 am
    HI,

    I was just looking at Aldi's gift flyer for products put on the floor today:
    - a sous vide for $49.99
    - a 9-in-1 pressure cooker programmable pressure cooker for $59.99
    - my favorite to amuse myself and will never, ever buy: a Coca-Cola mini can fridge for $44.99

    What I will buy is their stollen and a few packages of stroop waffles.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #873 - December 5th, 2018, 10:59 am
    Post #873 - December 5th, 2018, 10:59 am Post #873 - December 5th, 2018, 10:59 am
    toria wrote:The thin mint Girl Scout cookie was a bust. Horrible. People actually saying they could not tell the difference. Shaking my head.


    Their look-alike products, at least the ones I've tried, are always off-putting. They either lack the same flavor profile, intensity of flavor or quality of ingredients. Trader Joe's is an example of how a popular product can be matched for better value, so it's certainly possible, but Aldi's execution is lacking.
  • Post #874 - December 7th, 2018, 12:32 pm
    Post #874 - December 7th, 2018, 12:32 pm Post #874 - December 7th, 2018, 12:32 pm
    spinynorman99 wrote:
    toria wrote:The thin mint Girl Scout cookie was a bust. Horrible. People actually saying they could not tell the difference. Shaking my head.


    Their look-alike products, at least the ones I've tried, are always off-putting. They either lack the same flavor profile, intensity of flavor or quality of ingredients. Trader Joe's is an example of how a popular product can be matched for better value, so it's certainly possible, but Aldi's execution is lacking.


    Many of those Trader Joe's products ARE the same thing, just with different packaging. Here's one website that claims to have done research:

    https://www.eater.com/2017/8/9/16099028 ... s-products
  • Post #875 - December 7th, 2018, 11:42 pm
    Post #875 - December 7th, 2018, 11:42 pm Post #875 - December 7th, 2018, 11:42 pm
    chicagojim wrote:
    Many of those Trader Joe's products ARE the same thing, just with different packaging. Here's one website that claims to have done research:

    https://www.eater.com/2017/8/9/16099028 ... s-products


    Packaging machines are very expensive. Often you can associate the ALDI product with its name brand counterpart by looking at the packaging as well as the country of origin. For example, many of the cookies sold by ALDI were produced in Canada by Dare (who also produces a lot of the President's Choice brand cookies).

    There is so much consolidation in the consumer packaged goods industry that there are a good number of products that have a single source ... and 60-100 private labels.
  • Post #876 - December 14th, 2018, 2:44 pm
    Post #876 - December 14th, 2018, 2:44 pm Post #876 - December 14th, 2018, 2:44 pm
    Apparently the Aldi in Vernon Hills opened yesterday.

    -Will
  • Post #877 - December 14th, 2018, 11:02 pm
    Post #877 - December 14th, 2018, 11:02 pm Post #877 - December 14th, 2018, 11:02 pm
    Since I cancelled my dad's Tribune subscription [R.I.P.], whoever has the route for the advertising circulars on this block ceased leaving the weekly Wednesday {nee Red Plum / Inside Shopper} Retail MeNot bundle at the abode. (I swipe the bundle off an absent neighbor's walkway.) The bundle has that week's Aldi flyer.
    But I can't help thinking that Aldi would be better served by returning to its pricing flyer of a quarter-century ago. It listed every item it had that week in its stores, the item's size, and its price. 'Special buys' were in red text (v. black).
    This would positively educate shoppers as to which other grocery stores' prices were the "loss leaders", because Aldi's regular prices were(| are :?:) unbeatable.
    I think this would still be the case.
    Do not just tell me that you dropped the price on 8 oz. cream cheese from $1.29 to 89¢. (Jewel wants $2.00 for 16 oz.) Show me your price for everything in stock that week. :idea:
    Learn what Bing prefers you not know: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html

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