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  • Post #931 - July 8th, 2020, 3:56 pm
    Post #931 - July 8th, 2020, 3:56 pm Post #931 - July 8th, 2020, 3:56 pm
    Hi- On another board that I post on I asked where I could get good cherries on sale, and preferably Rainier. There are a lot of people that post on that Facebook group that love Aldi's. Aldi's was by far the most mentioned store. I am sure they do not have Rainier cherries, but everybody says they are really good, and they are only $1.69 a pound. I am not a big fan of Aldi's ice cream though, and the last time I went there, I bought some organic bread which did not have a price posted for it. I did not see their regular whole wheat bread. I got two loafs of the organic, and it was over $4.00 a loaf, and plus I did not care for it that much. I have only gone into Aldi's once since the pandemic started.
  • Post #932 - July 8th, 2020, 8:49 pm
    Post #932 - July 8th, 2020, 8:49 pm Post #932 - July 8th, 2020, 8:49 pm
    I stopped in at Aldi's at 7:00 this evening to get some cherries, and they were out of them. I did get some strawberries for $.99, and some hot dog and hamburger buns though for five cents per package. I was also going to buy some milk, but the milk was $2.69, and I did not feel comfortable leaving it in my car while I went to Jewel. BTW- The carts were still free at Aldi's, and Aldi's is now doing online ordering with curbside pickup.

    I then went to Jewel to see if I could get cherries there. I got there around 8:00, and the produce guy was putting away the fruit, and had already put away the cherries. I asked him if he had any, and he brought out a cart with cherries, and I just took the top bag. They were okay, but they were a little softer than I would have liked. The Jewel on Chicago Avenue does not have a good produce section. I ended up getting some milk at Jewel too, but it was $2.99, but that was okay. They also had toilet paper for ten cents a roll. The sign said it was 20/$10 though. I would have bought more if I knew it was going to be that cheap.
  • Post #933 - July 8th, 2020, 9:14 pm
    Post #933 - July 8th, 2020, 9:14 pm Post #933 - July 8th, 2020, 9:14 pm
    NFriday wrote:I am sure they do not have Rainier cherries, but everybody says they are really good, and they are only $1.69 a pound.

    Regret to advise that was the sale price ending yesterday. I knew of it, but never went that way.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #934 - July 8th, 2020, 9:32 pm
    Post #934 - July 8th, 2020, 9:32 pm Post #934 - July 8th, 2020, 9:32 pm
    I looked at their sale ad, and I did not see anything about cherries, but somebody told me they were $1.69. Maybe that was why they did not have any. Thanks.
  • Post #935 - August 5th, 2020, 9:21 pm
    Post #935 - August 5th, 2020, 9:21 pm Post #935 - August 5th, 2020, 9:21 pm
    I mention what I bought at Aldi on 29 July 2020. It was the last time I hauled the 1987 Chevrolet Sprint out of the garage. (The Sprint runs well, and it has new P145/80R-12 tires, a newish standard transmission, a new windshield, and a new battery from Illinois Battery Specialists. But the overhead garage door is falling apart- the automatic opener does not work. :x)
    I visited hoping to find the Third Street Brewhouse Session Helles | Oktoberfest (4-pack 16-oz. cans). If it was brewed at the same time in 2020 as it was in 2019, this would be when it would begin appearing at Aldi.
    It was not at this Aldi. (Store #2 :!:: 4627 W. Diversey) However, the amazing beer :shock: found here this trip was Revolution Brwg. Fistmas 6-pack 12-oz. cans for {it turned out - there was no price tag on the shelf} $9.45.
    The Fistmas was canned on 19 November 2019. Fistmas is not especially strong, but its packaging shows a "born on" date rather than a "best by" date, which ensnared me the last time I encountered a 6-pack of Two Brothers Barrel Aged Atom Smasher at this Aldi, which I bought, but then brought back into this Aldi to complain about the price being charged for this late-dated beer. At which point the 6-pack was taken from me, and my money was refunded. :o
    Two of the beers bought were packaged at Octopi Brwg. in Wisconsin: The Cherry Kolsch ($7.99), and the Ryder No. 8 Blonde Ale ($6.99). The fourth 6-pack was the frequently mentioned Warnesgrüner Pils ($6.49).
    Here is a photograph of the beers: Image
    I also stopped at a Binny's, but shall refrain from posting that in this thread.
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  • Post #936 - August 13th, 2020, 6:33 pm
    Post #936 - August 13th, 2020, 6:33 pm Post #936 - August 13th, 2020, 6:33 pm
    Hi,

    Aldi in Waukegan has resumed collecting quarters for their shopping carts. There was an unmanned cart sterilization area.

    I did not see bread flour, though I did see yeast.

    In the area, I saw regular gas at $2.02 to $2.08.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #937 - August 30th, 2020, 5:06 pm
    Post #937 - August 30th, 2020, 5:06 pm Post #937 - August 30th, 2020, 5:06 pm
    HI,

    For our weekly lunch, my sister brought lobster mac and cheese. It completely satisfied any curiosity, though the fishy flavored lobster was just not liked.

    Years ago, a friend's daughter lived in the Boston area with a lobster man as a neighbor. Obtaining lobster was just not a big deal, so it was cooked often. One of the stumbling blocks was making a good lobster mac and cheese, which was in a Silver Palate cookbook. It called for the cooked lobster folded into the mac and cheese, then baked.

    My friend insisted the cooked lobster should be added after baking (or cooking), then eaten as-is or a quick time under a broiler for color. Mom and daughter did a side-by-side and concluded Mom was right.

    My family has a hard time getting past lobster with butter. I just cannot imagine making lobster mac and cheese. This variant from Aldi just did not drive any curiosity to get it right.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #938 - September 1st, 2020, 5:55 pm
    Post #938 - September 1st, 2020, 5:55 pm Post #938 - September 1st, 2020, 5:55 pm
    There's a pretty active Aldi group on Reddit:
    https://old.reddit.com/r/aldi/
    It's a decent resource for what's good, what's bad, what's going away, what's due to arrive, etc. For example, here's a thread about the lobster mac & cheese:
    Tried the Lobster Mac.. it was okay but now my house smells like a dirty gym bag
  • Post #939 - September 16th, 2020, 7:04 am
    Post #939 - September 16th, 2020, 7:04 am Post #939 - September 16th, 2020, 7:04 am
    PSA - German Week begins today.
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  • Post #940 - September 16th, 2020, 10:31 am
    Post #940 - September 16th, 2020, 10:31 am Post #940 - September 16th, 2020, 10:31 am
    Dave148 wrote:PSA - German Week begins today.

    I hope they have the pickled gherkins. I bought them in the spring and just adored them.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #941 - September 16th, 2020, 11:30 am
    Post #941 - September 16th, 2020, 11:30 am Post #941 - September 16th, 2020, 11:30 am
    Cathy2 wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:PSA - German Week begins today.

    I hope they have the pickled gherkins. I bought them in the spring and just adored them.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    Thanks for the tip. Are they normally in the refrigerated section?
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #942 - September 16th, 2020, 11:54 am
    Post #942 - September 16th, 2020, 11:54 am Post #942 - September 16th, 2020, 11:54 am
    Cathy2 wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:PSA - German Week begins today.

    I hope they have the pickled gherkins. I bought them in the spring and just adored them.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    If it's gherkins you're craving, these are the best I've ever had. From Macedonia and available at Shop and Save. Their ajvars are also excellent.

    http://www.mamasfood.mk/category/produc ... /51726/174
  • Post #943 - September 16th, 2020, 1:43 pm
    Post #943 - September 16th, 2020, 1:43 pm Post #943 - September 16th, 2020, 1:43 pm
    Hi,

    I have had good luck with Mama brand just about anything.

    I bought their Ajvar earlier this spring when it was on sale. It was really delicious. I learned you need to use their products up fast, because there are no preservatives. The last bits of this ajvar got tossed due to mold. Now I know better and will eat faster.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #944 - October 6th, 2020, 6:00 am
    Post #944 - October 6th, 2020, 6:00 am Post #944 - October 6th, 2020, 6:00 am
    The grapes I bought were cheap and good, but did not have good shelf life. Maybe this is due to the fact that the produce is not in a refrigerated section. The chocolate chip brioche is back again. I also like the brioche buns and gruyere cheese at Aldi.
  • Post #945 - October 6th, 2020, 7:24 am
    Post #945 - October 6th, 2020, 7:24 am Post #945 - October 6th, 2020, 7:24 am
    Jewel does not refrigerate their grapes. You can get fantastic grapes at the farmer's market right now, but they are going to be a lot more expensive than Aldi's.
  • Post #946 - October 8th, 2020, 12:56 pm
    Post #946 - October 8th, 2020, 12:56 pm Post #946 - October 8th, 2020, 12:56 pm
    NFriday wrote:Jewel does not refrigerate their grapes. You can get fantastic grapes at the farmer's market right now, but they are going to be a lot more expensive than Aldi's.

    This seems odd to me --- grapes at a farmer's market in northern Illinois in October. Where are these grapes grown?
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  • Post #947 - October 8th, 2020, 3:07 pm
    Post #947 - October 8th, 2020, 3:07 pm Post #947 - October 8th, 2020, 3:07 pm
    Less than an hour ago I bought Thomcord grapes from Mick Klug Farm (Michigan) at the Lincoln Square Thursday farmers' market. They also had Concord and three other seedless varieties. An overflowing quart basket cost $8.

    Thomcord is a cross of Thompson Seedless and Concord and is sort of seedless. Mercifully, color and flavor are closer to Concord than the other parent.
  • Post #948 - October 8th, 2020, 3:11 pm
    Post #948 - October 8th, 2020, 3:11 pm Post #948 - October 8th, 2020, 3:11 pm
    Thanks for the info; now it makes sense to me.
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  • Post #949 - October 8th, 2020, 4:47 pm
    Post #949 - October 8th, 2020, 4:47 pm Post #949 - October 8th, 2020, 4:47 pm
    Thomcord could probably be grown in Michigan in a good season. But it's going to be very late, which is why it's showing up now.

    You note "sort of seedless". Yes, vestigial seeds are common with this variety, depending on the season. But they *should* be fairly soft and unobjectionable.

    Were the grapes slipskin, or did the skins adhere to the pulp? One of the goals of the Thomcord breeders was to get adherent thin skins, different from Concord's skin type.

    Geo
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  • Post #950 - October 8th, 2020, 5:11 pm
    Post #950 - October 8th, 2020, 5:11 pm Post #950 - October 8th, 2020, 5:11 pm
    This is my second batch of Thomcord this year; the first was about three weeks ago IIR. The grapes have slip skins albeit thinner than Concord. This grower's first Concords were at least a week after the first Thomcord.

    Mick Klug started growing single rows of seedless grapes near St. Joseph, MI, some years ago before he retired and turned the farm over to his daughter and son in law. Some such as seedless Concord were quality duds. Others like Interlaken, Jupiter and Canadice have been kept on. The Thomcords have been in our local market for at least three years.
  • Post #951 - October 8th, 2020, 6:03 pm
    Post #951 - October 8th, 2020, 6:03 pm Post #951 - October 8th, 2020, 6:03 pm
    I'm surprised that Jupiter is successful there--it's an Arkansas hybrid and requires some Summer heat, and would be a bit tender in the Winter in Michigan, even in the Lake shore regions.

    Some of the Geneva hybrids--Interlaken, Canadice, Everest, etc.--should be quite successful in Michigan.

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #952 - November 21st, 2020, 3:53 pm
    Post #952 - November 21st, 2020, 3:53 pm Post #952 - November 21st, 2020, 3:53 pm
    Aldi's has organic ground beef on sale for $4.49 a pound right now through 11/24. I don't know how long the line is right now to get into the store though. Do they still require a quarter to get one of the carts since the 50% store capacity went into effect yesterday?
  • Post #953 - November 21st, 2020, 8:33 pm
    Post #953 - November 21st, 2020, 8:33 pm Post #953 - November 21st, 2020, 8:33 pm
    NFriday wrote:Aldi's has organic ground beef on sale for $4.49 a pound right now through 11/24. I don't know how long the line is right now to get into the store though. Do they still require a quarter to get one of the carts since the 50% store capacity went into effect yesterday?

    Business as usual at the Glenview ALDI on Friday morning. No lines and the $.25 for a cart has been back for quite some time.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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