In our case we have both Aldi's and Trader Joe's. On Valentine's Day, I went to the wholesale florist on florist row which is not too far from home. They had "grab and go" roses for $24.00/12. I debated a while, and then decided I'd try Aldi's where I've gotten them in the past. Sure enough, they had as nice a bunch of roses as the florist for about $12.95/12.
And yes, their $2.00 chocolate bar is exceptional, in my opinion. We just don't get to Trader Joe's much. It's a little out of the way. She has a different local, upscale grocer that she likes, that is closer. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote : Aldi in the US is Trader Joe's. I often get by the local one about 6 miles away once a month. I like their dark chocolate bar with is around $2. Also our regional grocery chain Raley's, tries to compete with some of their own label and yesterday noticed they have launched a line of dark chocolate bars including one with espresso in it. Basically they are cutting out "middle men" in doing this so that prices can stay lower. They have their own line of chips and their "Ruffles" like potato chip is the most popular and often out of stock. Lay's prices are much higher like on average $3 for a bag of "Ruffles" whereas the house brand is only $2. On 02/21/2016 07:38 PM, s3raphita@... mailto:s3raphita@... [FairfieldLife] wrote: They do have Aldi in the States. I live in London and I've *never* seen one of their stores. Lidl (also a German cut-price supermarket) is far more common here. Yank chocolate isn't bad but it's not a patch on UK chocolate. Can the Aldi brand really compare with Cadbury's milk chocolate?