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Aldi Grocery Stores something odd

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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 02:52 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: JAGStorm
Cheap food being sold to people who have no money turns out to be poor quality.
This is a conspiracy?



Why would being a conspiracy be beyond the relams of possibility or even likely?

Seems wall-mart has a very close relationship with the govt and it seems they are event prepared to close down their facilities to the public for blocked toilets or what ever it was.

We cannot be 100% certain the people behind aldi may be people with strong depopulation views or very strong views on useless eaters like the poor and the elderly etc. We have no knowledge whatsoever of the political ideological views of its CEO and other key directors.

Nor, do we have any knowledge of what financial arrangements might exist between the Aldi owners and other very powerful and wealthy ideological associates with whom they might have an affinity.




posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: JAGStorm

Not quite.. We shop for all our staples at Aldi's.. Kroger's (more expensive) for some.. Cattleman's meats and Dearborn Sausage for the rest.

I seemed to notice a albeit small less-then 100% effect, quality, overall feeling that you mention

Aldi's is 100 yrs old... came here from Germany... I get though how you feel... less than.. something....


Except for chocolate. Aldi's chocolate is delicious...especially when compared to, say, Hershey's.



And as others say they do have brand names as well...and a gallon of milk a few weeks back was $1.29 (up to $1.59 this week I believe).

To add- I can pay $1 for a 32 ounce Gatoraide where other stores are $2.29-2.49
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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I surprised and disappointed to hear it, and it puts all the complaints in context. Thanks.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

I saw alot of poor people shopping years ago at Aldi. They struggled carrying their food out in boxes. That's when I started leaving my cart loose-not pushed in to get the quarter back-I'd hoped people would carry it forward. Cheap, nothing, but....I saw alot of people struggling to find that quarter. I don't go there anymore but it did bother me. Yes, it's a stupid little nothing.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

Yes, you know what I'm talking about. "the food almost just seem enough to keep you alive nothing more. "



What do you buy normally?



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Perhaps we are so conditioned to paying far too much in markups at the other "real" stores, that everything that's priced reasonably is suspect?

Perceived value accounts for a lot. You can put exactly the same item in in different packaging, in a different environment, at a different price and people will judge the thing that's less attractively presented and priced as being worse. In the "real" stores you are paying for the "experience". Lots of marketing folks have been paid to figure out how much you will pay for the experience of a nicely decorated store, cheerful packaging, etc.

I've shopped at both Aldi and our local "real" grocery and the only big difference is that I don't feel ripped off when I leave the store like I do at our local one. Don't get me wrong, there are certain products that aren't as good but that happens even at the big name stores because of different recipes etc.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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Aldi's meat as in hamburger looks different, when you eat it it seems more salty then everything else.. screw the quarter



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: YarlanZey

No not in the UK.
Sometimes they they great food It just depends on what they get each week.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: YarlanZey

No not in the UK.
Sometimes they they great food It just depends on what they get each week.


Even the stock that ever changes, is good. The cereal is good (corn flakes are just OK) Honey Nut Flales, Honey Hoops and Multi grain Hoops are good. Thetur crisps are on par with Space Raiders or Tramsform-a-snax too.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 12:26 AM
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Recently have been using Aldi's in contrast to Publix or Wholefoods. You can save a bundle, but yea somethings missing in the taste. As someone said earlier it's not spoiled its just different, especially the meat and produce. The dry goods seem fine and even some of the few can goods I've tried are okay. Though they do seem to have less sodium and other additives than what is usual here in America,maybe thats it. That said have also use Hello Fresh for dinners 2 to 3 times a week lately which supplements what I do get at Aldi's or elsewhere. I can get those shop Aldi's and its still considerably less than what I was spending before.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 02:55 AM
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I cant judge food quality very well. But when it comes to weed its very obvious to me. .

I'll say this much. If the food quality at Aldi is equivalent to the hydroponic weed sold in dispensaries, its not real food, it has no life and provides no nutrition. Its fake food.

And yes hydroponic tomatoes I consider fake food. The nutrition is not there, the flavor is not there, the therapeutic benefit of eating produce is not there, its not a beneficial product,its a money making artificial imitation filler, a synthesized product. Tomatoe shaped celery.

And boiled bone remnants pressed into chicken leg shapes and soaked in synthetic chicken broth... Half the meat products i used to buy are processed or water down somehow. Same beef i been buying for years. Gotta find new sources now. Greasy slime tubes, wtf, is it even beef?? Fake food is American culture. Capitalism culture, take-advantage-of-others culture.
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posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 03:04 AM
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a reply to: AdKiller

I think our Aldis must be different here in the UK.
We have high food standards over here and honestly the veg from aldi is better than sainsburys around here. The variety is just not as good.
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posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 03:09 AM
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I love Aldi here in the uk. Yes you do have to watch what you choose as the cheapest stuff can be rubbish but the specially selected range is brilliant and I believe a lot of their cheeses come from the same suppliers that do Waitrose and m&s. Their fruit and veg are way better than the big supermarkets, both tasting better and in freshness. Their meat tends to be very good especially for the price (I saw a friend of mine storming off to Morrison’s to return £30 worth of inedible beef the other day, a problem I’ve never had with Aldi). They also often have less added salt and sugar than the branded stuff so is healthier but it can take a little while to retrain the tastebuds. I now prefer their 36p baked beans to the brand leaders. Best of all, I can do a family shop for £60 (family of four with plenty of healthy food and treats) which would cost me nearer £100 in Tesco and all the food is edible so we don’t end up throwing away inedible meat. Oh and their eggs are the freshest I’ve found in a supermarket, not that far behind eggs I used to get from my chooks when I had them so my cakes and yorkie puds rise properly! Don’t even get me started on their chocolate! It is my favourite grocery store.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 03:13 AM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: AdKiller

I think our Aldis must be different here in the UK.
We have high food standards over here and honestly the veg from aldi is better than sainsburys around here.






It's the same here quality is high, well for a supermarket anyways.

Aldi use local suppliers to fill their shelves, it's another factor in their business model that enables them to be cheaper, at least for fresh foods, the goods that can be imported are and believe it or not they are good too.

My guess is that the local market in a lot of these places are substandard and to be perfectly honest from what I gather that is the norm in many parts of the U. S so really I'm not at all surprised by this.

If I were an American living in America knowing this I would be concerned at the very least.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 05:50 PM
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I shop in Aldi's sometimes but only buy certain items in there because they are a lot cheaper. There is something about there food that does seem to go off quick. My dad shops in there because it is his nearest store just down the road from where he lives and said that he ends up ill whenever he eats food from there. I bought some cream from Aldi to have with mince pies last Christmas as it is a lot cheaper than other stores as it has gone up quite a lot in price in other stores. And it had gone off within a couple of days. I was not happy as had to have them with custard instead. It's just not the same.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: Purplefowler

yes i love their chocolate especially the fruit and nut lol



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I make food for Aldi's. They actually use better ingredients than name brand products.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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Well, I have not shopped Aldi but I'm aware of them.

Here is the way I see it. Usually, when you buy stuff you pay "fair market price". That's to say that the stuff might be overpriced for what it is but there's usually a good market reason why it costs what it does. If you bought a can of beans at your local grocery store and the price seems high, you can usually trace the price you paid to some market force that makes that a fair price.

If (OTOH) someone is selling it cheaper than just about everyone else, you have to ask yourself how they're getting away with that. If you can find the mechanism by which they're doing it, fine. If you can't, you have to start the process of elimination. There has to be a reason for everything. So, if Aldi is selling stuff cheaper (and/or they attract the low income shopper disproportionally) there's got to be an explanation for their ability to stay afloat that no one else seems to know about (or be able to take advantage of).

At any rate, I do trust my gut in most cases (I've had too many bad experiences from times when I didn't). If it smells odd, tastes odd or just doesn't seem right, maybe you're onto something.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: PistolPete

On topic- I am not at all surprised by that.

Off topic- Get Fuzzy is one of my favorite things ever. Your avatar made me smile😊



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 08:58 PM
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I avoid food that doesn't seem right too. But more interesting is that you're seeing in a deeper hue.

Beyond the form alone.




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