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07/16/2016 08:33PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
While perusing Pinterest tonight - I came across this article. I'm sure most of you pro's are already bringing this stuff, but it looked delish and some things I didn't even think about bringing that would be a great morale booster!

Trader Joes ideas

Regular Grocery Store
 
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07/17/2016 08:27AM  
Thanks for the links. Some of those items look great to try out.

tony
 
billconner
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07/17/2016 10:07AM  
TJs is a regular pre-trip stop for me. Their dried cococonuis my current favorite.
 
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07/18/2016 08:32AM  
TJs Ghee made it into the food pack for the first time this year - I was very pleased, it'll be a staple now!
 
07/18/2016 08:28PM  
For those that don't have a Trader Joe's around, Aldi's is in the same corporation.
They don't have the same packaging but many of the same things.

I like both companies Brown rice and Quinoa noodles since I got put on this gluten free diet. It's good tasting (almost as good as a regular noodle) and there is 5 grams of protein in each serving. There is a little learning curve to cooking it tho.
 
billconner
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07/19/2016 08:01AM  
I believe and TJs "were" the same corporation, sort of, before they came to US. Two brothers split it and one owns Aldi's and the other TJs. I have not ever checked out an Aldi's but seems interesting.
 
07/20/2016 09:30AM  
I don't think they're the same outfit, unless Aldi's recently bought out TJ's. Aldi's is a german company that was started in the early 1900's and TJ's was started in California in the 50s.

I do get items at Aldi's for trips. The price is right for brands like Knorr and Zatarains.

I've never thought of TJ's so I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the link in the OP.
 
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07/20/2016 10:01AM  

Trader Joe’s has been owned by Theo Albrecht, owner of Aldi Nord for 37 years. Aldi grocery store is owned by his brother Karl who runs Aldi Sud.

I find the quality of some of the suppliers to Aldi grocery stores in the Twin Cities to be hit or miss. I’ve never found several bugs (Lady Bug, Saw Fly, some type of larva) in pre-washed, ready to eat, bagged salad in the Dole brand! I wonder how many unlisted ingredients I ingested before I saw that weird orange dot on my romaine.

 
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07/27/2016 09:47AM  
I believe that both brothers operate Aldi's in the US under the same branding and marketing. Either way, I find that the Aldi in Ames, IA is amazing. However, when visiting family in the Quad Cities last month I went to the one in Silvis, IL and had a very different experience.

For me, Trader Joe's is the holy grail and Aldi provides most of the rest of my needs.

TJ's is just awesome for specialty items and a great wine selection for a low price.
 
07/27/2016 10:13AM  
quote inspector13: "
Trader Joe’s has been owned by Theo Albrecht, owner of Aldi Nord for 37 years. Aldi grocery store is owned by his brother Karl who runs Aldi Sud.
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Thanks. I fired up google and see that you're correct. No real mention of it unless you poke around in the family history.
 
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