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uhhuhher 03-09-2013 12:20 PM

Aldi had Kerrygold Cheese today
 
Just an FYI - Made a visit to Aldi today and they had Kerrygold Cheese for 2.99!! Blarney and Dubliner. That is for 7 ounces. At Kroger they charge 7.00 for 7 ounces. Maybe someday I will find Kerrygold Butter at Aldi.. that would make my year :)

Missouri_Librarian 03-09-2013 12:30 PM

I just read somewhere that Aldi and Trader Joes are owned by the same co, so maybe they will start having a few of those higher end healthy choice available at Aldis

A&F 03-09-2013 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by uhhuhher (Post 16305952)
Just an FYI - Made a visit to Aldi today and they had Kerrygold Cheese for 2.99!! Blarney and Dubliner. That is for 7 ounces. At Kroger they charge 7.00 for 7 ounces. Maybe someday I will find Kerrygold Butter at Aldi.. that would make my year :)

I saw that too. Fantastic isn't it!!!

Although it probably won't be a permanent thing. I think their ad said it was a St. Patrick's day related special buy. :(

unna 03-09-2013 10:47 PM

I live in Germany, where Aldi's began.

There are tons of Trader Joe's products in the Aldi's here - including their nuts, salads, dried fruits, etc. (it was started by the same people as Aldi's)

Also, at most Aldi's, which are still known for being SUPER cheap, you can find affordable cage-free organic eggs (so chickens that were able to go outside), organic dairy products (cheese, yogurt, milk, butter), and some grass-fed meats in the freezer section.

This is a relative new offering of Aldi's in Germany, where the people are starting to become more selective about the animal products they buy due to extensive media coverage of really bad factory farming conditions.

Also keep in mind, the Aldi's brothers - the guys that began Aldi's - never introduced the store "Trader Joe's" in Germany, they simply added some organic choices to the Aldi stores already here.

Anyway, my point is:

1. If the Americans start showing a preference for organic/grassfed products like the Germans, even though they cost a bit more, I think there is a very good possibility that they will start to carry the options in their American stores as well on a regular basis....

2. If one of the Aldi's brothers is reading this post: PLEASE open a Trader Joe's store in Germany!

There is an organic, whole foods supermarket here in Germany somewhat similar to Whole Foods, but much smaller. Like Whole Foods, the prices are out of this world! My husband and I are certainly not poor and we believe in spending a larger portion of our income on quality food, but even we couldn't really afford eating their everyday.

By the way, another thing that is sort of funny: Kerrygold butter and cheese is not expensive at all in Germany ($2 for a block of butter). It is at every supermarket - here, it really isn't anything special. There are tons of other, higher quality butter and cheese options.

I'm guessing one of the reasons it is so expensive is because Kerrygold doesn't have much grassfed butter competition in America.

A&F 03-10-2013 11:44 AM

No Kerrygold at the Aldi I went to today. It was a sad day.

DiamondDeb 03-10-2013 11:47 AM

If the Aldi's here carried organics, grassfed beef, etc I would consider shopping there. Those are the kind of things I buy & I'd like to save money on them. As it is I don't think there is any reason to waste the gas going to the north side of town to check out what they have.

Missouri_Librarian 03-10-2013 02:33 PM

Just went to my aldis and wooohooo they had the cheese,,,,both kinds..i hope we like it and then i will buy more to freeze since it said while supplies last....sadly no kerrygold butter though

webcrystal 03-10-2013 07:44 PM

Kerrygold
 
While I like the butter .. I found the cheese too sharp or something. Didn't particularly care for it.

On the other hand I found some organic baby bella jack cheese by Sierra Nevada that was Awesome!

Missouri_Librarian 03-11-2013 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by webcrystal (Post 16308309)
While I like the butter .. I found the cheese too sharp or something. Didn't particularly care for it.

On the other hand I found some organic baby bella jack cheese by Sierra Nevada that was Awesome!

We love love love sharp cheeses and one of them we really loved....the other we thought tasted like farmers cheese and we could just eat it cheaper....but tonight i will go back for the one we did like...

FitMommyNow 03-11-2013 02:19 PM

Hmmm, I need to go to Aldi's!

Vita oldie 03-11-2013 02:28 PM

Unna
Wish the UK Aldi was as good. I tend to be wary of the meats etc because the items are "cheap", worry they are from countries with less scrupulous rearers. That said, love the German things they stock-no concerns with any of those. Never seen Trader Jacks anywhere-we now have an American store Wholefoods and it is a delight to shop in, but they won't get rich on us! It is lovely to try different things every so often! Wonder if they sell any Trader Jacks?


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