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newtodcl
12-13-2008, 11:47 PM
We have recently started shopping at Aldi's, and I thought I would see if any Aldi Gurus:thumbsup2 know who makes some of the products like the peanut butter, milk, yogurts, etc ...really any product. (I am trying to convince my husband the peanut butter is secretly Jiff :rotfl2: ) Also, because of the Peter Pan recall, I am wondering if they would notify you if it was the same manufacturer.
Thanks!

zumbergc
12-14-2008, 12:16 AM
I believe what aldi does is makes deal with the number one product in each category and thats what they sell, under the aldi name.

So if the number one ketchup is heinz ketchup, thats what is in the aldi brand. Same with other products. So id you don't like the number one product, you won't like the aldi brand.

i'm not sure where you figure out what is what?

bavaria
12-14-2008, 12:17 AM
I don't know about ALDI in America as their products are different than in Germany. And there are a lot more processed and convenience foods in the American ALDI stores. But in my German ALDI a lot of items are name brand packaged under 'house brand' just like in other grocery stores.

Right now I use ALDI toothbrushes for instance which are like the better quality ones in American pharmacies, but they cost me about 0,30 cents each. I can't think of the brand but I know it is a decent one. Same with the joint creme and the pain relief tablets - they are German brands sold under their house name.

Trader Joe's is owned by the 'other' Albrecht brother (the one who does not own the American ALDI stores but owns the north ALDI stores). Tonight I ate a box of Trader Joe's chocolate brandy beans made in Germany; it is not as good as Asbach Uralt but I think that it is a fairly common one sold under a brand name in Germany. Trader Joe's sells Bonne Maman tartlets under their name. They sell Jules Destrooper belgian cookies under their name.

So while I don't know the American ALDI products, I can easily identify many of the Trader Joe products as those I eat regularly in Germany and France under brand names.

Micday
12-14-2008, 06:57 AM
I work for Aldi's, my job is to receive the product in so I know the "names"

My fellow posters are correct, Aldi buys product thought the brand name companies but sticks the Aldi name on it.

Aldi is very strict about recalls and quality. Plus they have that double back return policy.

Some examples:

Tyson chicken
Clorox Bleach

Give it a try, I love must of their products but not all. Same as in any store.

Michelle

ShiPooOwner
12-14-2008, 07:07 AM
I work for Aldi's, my job is to receive the product in so I know the "names"

My fellow posters are correct, Aldi buys product thought the brand name companies but sticks the Aldi name on it.

Aldi is very strict about recalls and quality. Plus they have that double back return policy.

Some examples:

Tyson chicken
Clorox Bleach

Give it a try, I love must of their products but not all. Same as in any store.

Michelle

This is the same thing the manager at our local Aldi's was saying to customers when the store opened a few years ago. I am never disappointed with most of their products.

wall*e2008
12-14-2008, 07:16 AM
We have an Aldi's and I hate that they will not tell you the country the product was made in (once in a while they do). I am very picky. I buy very little processed foods, so much of what Aldi sells is heavily processed.

Crazy4Disney72
12-14-2008, 07:17 PM
I work for Aldi's, my job is to receive the product in so I know the "names"

My fellow posters are correct, Aldi buys product thought the brand name companies but sticks the Aldi name on it.

Aldi is very strict about recalls and quality. Plus they have that double back return policy.

Some examples:

Tyson chicken
Clorox Bleach

Give it a try, I love must of their products but not all. Same as in any store.

Michelle

I LOVE Aldis! If you are 'allowed', I'd love to know some of the other brand names that Aldi uses, specifically, the packaged noodles. I think Aldi calls them Reganno? That's the only thing we have tried that we did not like at all, a noodles and sauce packet, like the Lipton packs, but I think they go by Knorr now. I would just like to know who makes them, I don't think it's Lipton/Knorr just based on the fact that we didn't like the Aldi version.

Just curious:)

FLAngie
12-14-2008, 08:30 PM
Any one know who makes the red tomato based pasta sauces? Or if they are any good. The kids and DH are Ragu fans and we were wondering if Aldi's sauce is similar.

Thanks!

bavaria
12-14-2008, 08:52 PM
I buy very little processed foods, so much of what Aldi sells is heavily processed.

That is what amazed me when I went to ALDI for the first time in America, and why I rarely go there. In Germany we have some frozen items, but mostly fresh produce, staples, coffee, chocolate, pharmacy items, and dairy products.

ALDI in America was like a completely different experience and definitely not what I am used to.

sherry7
12-14-2008, 09:53 PM
That is what amazed me when I went to ALDI for the first time in America, and why I rarely go there. In Germany we have some frozen items, but mostly fresh produce, staples, coffee, chocolate, pharmacy items, and dairy products.

ALDI in America was like a completely different experience and definitely not what I am used to.

And that is probably why Americans tend to be overweight in many cases. :confused3 As a general rule, most of us eat a very unhealthy diet.

I wasn't aware that Aldi's got stuff from brand name manufacturer's. I did know that Walmart does that, and I love their store brand products. I haven't been to an Aldi's in years...will have to check it out again.

Does anyone know who makes their canned vegetables?

Cindy B
12-15-2008, 06:55 AM
Tonight I ate a box of Trader Joe's chocolate brandy beans made in Germany; it is not as good as Asbach Uralt but I think that it is a fairly common one sold under a brand name in Germany. Trader Joe's sells Bonne Maman tartlets under their name. They sell Jules Destrooper belgian cookies under their name.

So while I don't know the American ALDI products, I can easily identify many of the Trader Joe products as those I eat regularly in Germany and France under brand names.

So are the brandy beans good? I know it is hard to compare American to German but I saw those the other day and I almost bought them.

Are they incredibly strong?

bavaria
12-15-2008, 09:07 AM
I would rate them only 'okay'. I have an Asbach Uralt store in town which sells their full product line, plus we get the real Mon Cheri with alcohol, and I consider those far better quality. I can also get tipsy off a box of Asbach or Mon Cheri or Brandt - not these.

The chocolate is rather soft, not as crisp in texture, which indicates not best quality; the brandy is okay but not very strong.

It's the same manufacturer which makes them under the rather vague title of 'chocolate brandy beans' and sells for less than name brand product in Germany and other countries.

But for the price it is not bad - of course, I can get mine on 50% off sale from the Asbach store for 1/2 the cost, but those are rarely found in America so these are a somewhat acceptable substitute.

daughtersrus
12-15-2008, 10:55 AM
A few years ago, they were talking about Aldi on WGN radio. Someone called in and said that they work for Aldi and started to list some of the brands. It's been a while but I know that they said that the frozen meat products are Tyson, the pop is Canfields, the chips are Vitners but I don't remember the rest.

The pasta sauce is good. My family prefers Hunts or Ragu and these are pretty close, if not the same.

I'm a ketchup snob :rotfl: (Heinz only for me) but I picked up a bottle at Aldi and it tastes just like Heinz to me.

Until recently, I had never bought fresh meat there. I ran in for some milk and they had 90% ground beef on sale for $1.00/package (they were each about 2 1/2lbs) because it needed to be sold or frozen that day. I picked up six packages figuring that I've wasted $6.00 on crazier things than meat. I stuck it in my freezer and used a package last week. It was good. Now, I'll probably continue to buy my meat at Sam's since it's cheaper then Aldi regular price but if it's ever on sale again, I'll be sure to pick up as much as I can fit in my freezer.

One thing to remember is that they have a double money guarantee. If you buy something and are not happy with it, they will replace it and give you your money back.

snowman1035
12-15-2008, 12:45 PM
I just went shopping there on Saturday and will continue to shop there! Hubby complain up and down when I told him where I went, but he doesn't do the bills. I saved money and now a days you got to save where you can. I bought the soda Sweet Valley Cola and Diet Cola and one other kind. Hubby didn't like the cola, said it wasn't pepsi. I love the diet cola, really can't tell a difference between this and diet pepsi and our son loved the other soda (it was like mt. dew). I also bought alot of seafood and you can't beat the prices. It how you prepare the food, not what store it comes from. I know in a prior post someone asked about the pasta sauce. I like it, but I do add some seasoning to it, not that you have to I just do. I also like the popcorn chicken and the chicken nuggets. Like anything you have to try it and if you don't like it, you know not to buy it the next time.

robb01
12-15-2008, 12:48 PM
We often buy from there, they have good savings on the staples

Princess Tink
12-15-2008, 12:57 PM
I LOVE Aldis! If you are 'allowed', I'd love to know some of the other brand names that Aldi uses, specifically, the packaged noodles. I think Aldi calls them Reganno? That's the only thing we have tried that we did not like at all, a noodles and sauce packet, like the Lipton packs, but I think they go by Knorr now. I would just like to know who makes them, I don't think it's Lipton/Knorr just based on the fact that we didn't like the Aldi version.

Just curious:)


I do, I do!!!

I work for the pasta company that produces the pasta for Aldi....as well as many other stores labels (AKA Private Labels). We also produce several BRANDED labels which include: Pasta LaBella, Muellers, Martha Gooch, Golden Grain. Just to hit a few from some of the different parts of the country.

We do not however provide them with the Lipton/Knorr products.

1PrincessMomma1
12-15-2008, 03:04 PM
We like most stuff from Aldi's but I'll tell you the ketchup is most definetly NOT Heinz. We only use Heinz but we tried the Briargate and it tasted more like Hunts which we do not like. It was also a bit more watery than Heinz.

cgcw
12-15-2008, 03:48 PM
Does anyone know who makes their canned vegetables?

Long ago I heard they were Del Monte. I don't know if it's a fact or not. Usually they are pretty good, howover occasionally they do have a stem on the green beans or some of the carrots don't look very good.

CathrynRose
12-15-2008, 04:33 PM
Any one know who makes the red tomato based pasta sauces? Or if they are any good. The kids and DH are Ragu fans and we were wondering if Aldi's sauce is similar.

Thanks!

I dont know who makes them, but their jar pasta sauce is very good. :thumbsup2 I actually wouldnt compare it to a Rago, but rather closer to Prego.

the pop is Canfields, .

I love, and I mean love their Diet cola. I prefer their diet cola to any brand of diet cola, at all. I think it's better than Diet Pepsi, Coke, all of them

A few years ago ( I dont know if they still have them) But remember the Mondo squeezie juice things? The Aldi ones were crazy cheap and I used to buy them for my boys lunches... and they were wrapped in the Aldi wrapper, but when you opened them up - the actual plastic container was embossed with "Mondo" on it.

Crazy4Disney72
12-15-2008, 09:52 PM
I do, I do!!!

I work for the pasta company that produces the pasta for Aldi....as well as many other stores labels (AKA Private Labels). We also produce several BRANDED labels which include: Pasta LaBella, Muellers, Martha Gooch, Golden Grain. Just to hit a few from some of the different parts of the country.

We do not however provide them with the Lipton/Knorr products.

Thanks for that information!

Muellers, that's a brand we buy in the regular grocery store. For something like spaghetti, just the pasta, not mixed with anything but just the dry pasta, is the Aldi's version exactly the same as Muellers, just labeled differently? I tried to tell my dad that Aldi's has brand name manufacturers foods just under their private label and he told me that may be the case, but it's stuff the brand names rejected, didn't meet their quality standards. I didn't think this was true, even if it is, the quality is fine for me, I've liked everything except that noodles and sauce pack. I'm just curious. My dad is just a bit of a snob when it comes to this kind of thing and apparently thinks shopping at Aldi is beneath him :confused3 . To me that's just dumb, but whatever, he's shopping for one person, I'm shopping for five, I need to make my dollars stretch all the further!

Princess Tink
12-16-2008, 11:13 AM
Thanks for that information!

Muellers, that's a brand we buy in the regular grocery store. For something like spaghetti, just the pasta, not mixed with anything but just the dry pasta, is the Aldi's version exactly the same as Muellers, just labeled differently? I tried to tell my dad that Aldi's has brand name manufacturers foods just under their private label and he told me that may be the case, but it's stuff the brand names rejected, didn't meet their quality standards. I didn't think this was true, even if it is, the quality is fine for me, I've liked everything except that noodles and sauce pack. I'm just curious. My dad is just a bit of a snob when it comes to this kind of thing and apparently thinks shopping at Aldi is beneath him :confused3 . To me that's just dumb, but whatever, he's shopping for one person, I'm shopping for five, I need to make my dollars stretch all the further!


Yes....we manufacture JUST the pasta for them (Elbow Mac, Speghetti, ect.). We do not supply them with the noodles & sauce at this time....probaly Lipton or someone like that. We do however (as of recently) manufacture SOME noodles & sauce items....currently sold under the Golden Grain label. We are North America's largest producer of dry pasta.

Anyhow, to answer your question about the quality. NO, Aldi's product is not the 'rejected' product. We produce their pasta for them. We have many different levels of quality based on what's set up between the sales team and the customer. I'm in Customer Service, so I don't know the specs/label....but, I can tell you I feed my family any of the labels we produce (including the Great Valu at Wal*Mart, Reggiano at Aldi, Meijer label, ect.). I honestly can't tell TOO much of a difference between 1 label and another....I can tell you my favorite is Pasta LaBella (which I THINK may be one of the top labels), but it was my favorite even before I worked here.

Hope this helps.

JB2K
12-16-2008, 11:31 AM
We have recently started shopping at Aldi's, and I thought I would see if any Aldi Gurus:thumbsup2 know who makes some of the products like the peanut butter, milk, yogurts, etc ...really any product. (I am trying to convince my husband the peanut butter is secretly Jiff :rotfl2: ) Also, because of the Peter Pan recall, I am wondering if they would notify you if it was the same manufacturer.
Thanks!

Most "store brands" tend to be made by the same manufacturer, regardless of the store's name on the label (in other words, it all comes from the same factory).

As for daily perishables like store-branded milk/bread, they all come from your nearest dairy/bakery.

bavaria
12-16-2008, 11:38 AM
Anyhow, to answer your question about the quality. NO, Aldi's product is not the 'rejected' product.

In Germany ALDI has always had an excellent reputation for quality. We have very strict laws about food additives etc which is why food is less processed and has fewer chemicals, colouring, etc. Mahy of your products such as Nutella, Toblerone, etc are not the 'real' product because they have additives not permitted in their original country of origin.

ALDI in America tends to be seen as 'low end' by some people (there is one poster who posts on ALDI threads but I think that her impression is tempered by the customers she saw more than the store)

While the American stores are nothing near the German stores in terms of product I would think that the general business model of providing quality at a good price would be the same.

luvpooh
12-16-2008, 11:42 AM
I wish we had one of these places around here so I could go check it out for myself, it sounds like an interesting place?

Does anyone know if it is similar to a Food Basics? We have one of them in the next town over and I've never gone there either but I've heard they are good for some things.

happycampers
12-16-2008, 01:32 PM
I have been told that:
Canned veggies are Del Monte
Frozen Lasagna is Stouffers (sp?)

I was also told to consider the "Special Purchase" items they get and that's who is most likely the one who makes the Aldi brand too, which makes sense to me. Why would you contract with one company for your store brand and use their competitor for your "Special Purchase" stuff? With that in mind, some of the "Special Purchase" brand name items I've seen from time to time are:
Red Baron (a Schwann's company) Pizza
Campbell's soups
Prego Spaghetti sauce (part of Campbell's)
Kraft Mac & Cheese powdered and with the creamy cheese packet (My sister is a devoted Kraft Mac & Cheese snob, but she commented on how good mine was when she ate mine from Aldi.)
Velveeta Shells & Cheese
Stouffers Lasagna
Nabisco Cheese Nips
Lots of brand name cereals including Kellogg's
Malt o Meal is the only company that makes a "Blueberry Muffin Tops" cereal, but Aldi gets a "Blueberry Streussel" cereal once in a while that is exactly the same.
Tide
Angel Soft, Charmin, Brawny and Bounty (though I don't feel the Aldi paper products I've tried are of the same quality)
Juicy Juice

MAKmom
08-05-2009, 05:09 PM
I Googled this subject & this Dis thread came up. I love ALDIS & I am saving a fortune.

I think the salad dressing is Kraft.

1PrincessMomma1
08-05-2009, 06:17 PM
If you look at the Aldi's supplier website you'll find that Tyson(chicken) and Sara Lee are both suppliers of theirs. Their stuff is not rejects.

sherry7
08-05-2009, 09:16 PM
If you look at the Aldi's supplier website you'll find that Tyson(chicken) and Sara Lee are both suppliers of theirs. Their stuff is not rejects.

How do you find the Aldi supplier website? I love Aldi, and I'm curious as to who makes some of the products.

1PrincessMomma1
08-06-2009, 08:26 AM
How do you find the Aldi supplier website? I love Aldi, and I'm curious as to who makes some of the products.

Here you go
http://www.aldiussuppliers.com/index.cfm?WT.z_src=banner&WT.ac=Banner-without-Alt-Tag

Quotes are on the top right of the page. They cycle through a few.

GenieCat
08-06-2009, 09:22 AM
Trader Joe's is owned by the 'other' Albrecht brother (the one who does not own the American ALDI stores but owns the north ALDI stores). Tonight I ate a box of Trader Joe's chocolate brandy beans made in Germany; it is not as good as Asbach Uralt but I think that it is a fairly common one sold under a brand name in Germany. Trader Joe's sells Bonne Maman tartlets under their name... They sell Jules Destrooper belgian cookies under their name.


I have been pestering TJ's to check out my city for a future expansion. Do Aldi and Trader Joe's ever set up shop in the same areas, or does this mean that if my town has an Aldi, we probably have little chance of getting Trader Joe's??

1PrincessMomma1
08-06-2009, 10:12 AM
I have been pestering TJ's to check out my city for a future expansion. Do Aldi and Trader Joe's ever set up shop in the same areas, or does this mean that if my town has an Aldi, we probably have little chance of getting Trader Joe's??

One is not related to the other however demographically speaking they go for 2 very different clientels so you would most likely not find them in the same town unless it was a large city or metro area.

amsyw
08-06-2009, 10:31 AM
I can tell you that the mac & cheese, cheese product or dressing product IS NOT Kraft product.

Kraft produces and sells only under the kraft name. My DH works at one of the largest kraft plants and they produce only the kraft brand. He says that is one of their "things" - that they don't produce for other companies, ie store brand - Aldi's, Walmart etc. They do produce other sub-brands ie kool-aid, nabisco, planters, oscar mayer, etc, but if you look on the back it is always clearly marked "a Kraft Co."

just an fyi!

Lisa_M
08-06-2009, 10:33 AM
Malt-o-meal makes Aldi's oatmeal. They had a recall on their oatmeal and it was included in that and as of a month ago, Aldi's did not have any oatmeal. Also, on Aldi's website, they have a recall page so they do notify the public in that way. I think they also have them posted in the store too.

To the person who works at Aldi's, who makes the ketchup? Let's put this debate to rest.

cassandrap83
08-06-2009, 10:37 AM
I have been pestering TJ's to check out my city for a future expansion. Do Aldi and Trader Joe's ever set up shop in the same areas, or does this mean that if my town has an Aldi, we probably have little chance of getting Trader Joe's??

I live in Pittsburgh. We have SEVERAL Aldi's and a Trader Joe's.

LKHomemail
08-06-2009, 11:28 AM
I believe what aldi does is makes deal with the number one product in each category and thats what they sell, under the aldi name.

So if the number one ketchup is heinz ketchup, thats what is in the aldi brand. Same with other products. So id you don't like the number one product, you won't like the aldi brand.

i'm not sure where you figure out what is what?

THERE IS NO WAY THAT HEINZ makes the aldi ketchup!!!!

JB2K
08-06-2009, 12:20 PM
Aldi-branded products may or may not be manufactured by your favorite brand name -- that's the "mystery" behind store branding, and retailers go to great lengths to ensure those "secret identities" aren't publicly-known.

Same goes for other well-known store brands of processed staple foods like Great Value (Walmart) and Market Pantry (Target).

And manufacturers/suppliers of store brands change from time to time, so in some cases, it may not be the exact same product your taste buds are accustomed to...

brandydandy
08-06-2009, 12:55 PM
I like their laundry soap, Tindel. I wonder who makes that??

1stTimeDisneyer
08-06-2009, 02:16 PM
I live in Pittsburgh. We have SEVERAL Aldi's and a Trader Joe's.

I thought we had a Trader Joe's can you tell me where is it at? I saw it one time but forgot where in The Burgh is was.

Thanks!

ChrisinNJ
08-06-2009, 02:23 PM
I work for Aldi's, my job is to receive the product in so I know the "names"



Is it a good company to work for? My local Aldi's was hiring recently & I debated on applying.

patsal
08-06-2009, 02:29 PM
I stopped buying the processed foods and started going back to the grocery store for a few things, but I still get my canned and frozen veggies, fresh veggies, fresh meats if they have what I am looking for (I really dislike the frozen cheicken breasts that are injected with saline and then flash frozen), whole grain bread, chocolate syrup, salad dressings, pasta sauce, and tomato paste/puree. I found when I went to strictly Aldi shopping I gained weight--I am already heavy and the extra was not good. I don't like to pay more than I have to, but some things are not just the same. Now I am more careful and when I go back to work in September I will most likely be shopping at Wegmans with a run to Aldi just to fill the pantry. I won't have the time to do both stores weekly once school starts.

Aldi is great if that is how you eat--lots of frozen pre prep stuff, but if you cook a lot from scratch you can get your staples from Aldi and fill in the rest of the fresh stuff from another market. I shop only the perimeter of Wegman's now and just go to Aldi to fill in the pantry stuff.

sherry7
08-06-2009, 11:54 PM
Malt-o-meal makes Aldi's oatmeal. They had a recall on their oatmeal and it was included in that and as of a month ago, Aldi's did not have any oatmeal. Also, on Aldi's website, they have a recall page so they do notify the public in that way. I think they also have them posted in the store too.

To the person who works at Aldi's, who makes the ketchup? Let's put this debate to rest.

I don't work at Aldi, but I am a ketchup snob. :lmao: Hey, I live near Pittsburgh, where Heinz ketchup is manufactured...so I can't help it, lol. ;)

Aldi ketchup is made by Hunt's (icky). Sav-a-Lot's ketchup is made by Heinz. The ketchup at Aldi is one of the very few things that I don't like.

sherry7
08-06-2009, 11:55 PM
I thought we had a Trader Joe's can you tell me where is it at? I saw it one time but forgot where in The Burgh is was.

Thanks!

I'm terrible with directions, but I think it's on Penn Ave. There's a Whole Paycheck (ummm, Whole Foods) very close by as well.

Topper
08-07-2009, 07:01 AM
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&ll=40.538852,-76.783447&hl=en&msa=0&msid=113004048650495608919.0000011210dbf50ec41e8&om=1&z=7

1stTimeDisneyer
08-07-2009, 08:17 AM
Whole Paycheck! That is great and from what I hear very true.
Thanks for the info!

And Topper thanks for the map!

2Blue1Pink
08-07-2009, 09:01 AM
The gallons of milk here are about $1.99 which is $2-3 cheaper than the grocery store. Does anyone know if they use milk from cows treated with artificial growth hormones?

Lisa_M
08-07-2009, 11:12 AM
The gallons of milk here are about $1.99 which is $2-3 cheaper than the grocery store. Does anyone know if they use milk from cows treated with artificial growth hormones?

At our aldi and grocery stores here they must because it's not labeled so I don't buy it. Only ones here that don't are rite aid and target.

1PrincessMomma1
08-07-2009, 11:24 AM
I don't work at Aldi, but I am a ketchup snob. :lmao: Hey, I live near Pittsburgh, where Heinz ketchup is manufactured...so I can't help it, lol. ;)

Aldi ketchup is made by Hunt's (icky). Sav-a-Lot's ketchup is made by Heinz. The ketchup at Aldi is one of the very few things that I don't like.
Sorry but no way it's Kurtz Ketchup Heinz. If it's made by Heinz they are not using the same ingredients. Kurtz ketchup is as bad as Briargate which tastes like Hunts to me.

princessbride6205
08-07-2009, 11:32 AM
This thread has been so helpful! I have never been to Aldi's, but I looked it up and found one nearby.

C.Ann
08-07-2009, 12:30 PM
The "name brand" with the "store" label has always been this way - no matter what store you buy from.. My late DH was in the supermarket business for 38 years and could tell me all the name brands of the store items..

DD and her DH tend to be "brand name snobs" when it comes to certain items, so I just buy at Aldi's and then put the stuff in "name brand" containers that I already have.. Not once have they ever been able to tell the difference.. I think that says it all..;)

As for the milk question - I don't know how it is in other areas, but at the Aldi's up here the milk is from the same local milk supplier that deals with all of the other supermarkets.. The only difference is that the milk is much less expensive at Aldi's..:goodvibes

MAKmom
08-07-2009, 01:00 PM
I have been pestering TJ's to check out my city for a future expansion. Do Aldi and Trader Joe's ever set up shop in the same areas, or does this mean that if my town has an Aldi, we probably have little chance of getting Trader Joe's??

ALDI opens store outside a major citys in lower income area's. That is what the web artical I read said along time ago.

I can tell you that the mac & cheese, cheese product or dressing product IS NOT Kraft product.

Kraft produces and sells only under the kraft name. My DH works at one of the largest kraft plants and they produce only the kraft brand. He says that is one of their "things" - that they don't produce for other companies, ie store brand - Aldi's, Walmart etc. They do produce other sub-brands ie kool-aid, nabisco, planters, oscar mayer, etc, but if you look on the back it is always clearly marked "a Kraft Co."

just an fyi!

Good to know.

They have some new bottles of dressing that look like a Kraft bottle & they are fabulous Lite Poppy Seed & Garlic Ceaser. I hope it is not just a special promotion. The Poppy Seed is less calories than Kraft

I like their laundry soap, Tindel. I wonder who makes that??


I thought it was Tide for a long time. The check out girl says it has changed. I still like it.

mnrose
08-07-2009, 02:53 PM
If you look at the Aldi's supplier website you'll find that Tyson(chicken) and Sara Lee are both suppliers of theirs. Their stuff is not rejects.


I once worked quality control for Green Giant. Green Giant, like many companies, produces product for many labels...LeSuer, Green Giant, store brands, etc. However, the product that gets the LeSuer label is the "best" stuff that comes off the line...the product that is the most tender (the vegetables are graded on a scale of 1-10, 1 being most tender, 10 being the most tough), and with the fewest "extra" items (stems, pods, leaves, etc) gets the premium label. So, for example, LeSuer was anything 1 and 2 without extra vegetable matter, then 3-5 was Green Giant, above that "store brand", and at the very highest scale, prisons in large cans.

So, while the product is perfectly edible, it is not "exactly" the same as the "brand name" product.

That being said, I love Aldis for the things I buy there...yogurt, cereals, chips, and OJ.

Pip-a-dee-doo-dah
08-07-2009, 04:46 PM
I live in Charlotte and not in a low income area. We have an Aldi's and a Trader Joe's within 1 1/2 miles of each other on the same road.