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post #1 of 45
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Just curious if anyone has tried Aldi chocolate chips? I bought a bag of them because they were only .99 and I had my kids do a taste test (tested against Nestle). 1 couldn't tell the difference, 1 liked Aldi best and 1 liked the Nestle. So just wondering what you guys think of them?
post #2 of 45
my view: machts nichts

totally interchangeable w/ Nestles or even Wal-Mart brand.

but then, I tend to hold out for Ghirardelli chocolate chips icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #3 of 45
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Oooh...I do like Ghirardelli too. If I were only making cookies for myself...that's what I would use. But when you're making them and 5 of the neighbor kids are over, then I use Nestle. icon_lol.gif
post #4 of 45
I have tried every brand imaginable in my cookies. I think to just taste the off brands they are okay. I find that they don't melt the same way as Nestle or Ghirardelli or another quality brand. When I take my cookies off the trays with a cheap brand, they kind of GLUE down to the bottom of the sheet. The taste and texture are inferior after baking IMO-but don't take my word for it...I don't even like chocolate! thumbs_up.gif My kids and husband would agree though.
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post #5 of 45
I love Aldi chocolate chips. They are very high quality and have excellent melting properties. In fact everything at Aldi is excellent.
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post #6 of 45
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I've gotta admit...I can't taste the difference in my cookies. I'm pleasantly surprised. They melted fine and didn't stick to my cookie sheet either.

Leahs, I just recently started shopping at Aldi and I also think that the food is of good quality. You can't by produce anywhere cheaper, that's for sure. There are some things that I'm still skeptical buying but all in all I think it's a great place to get some inexpensive food.
post #7 of 45
We shop almost exclusively at Aldi. When we switched from Kroger, we were very careful to buy the same type of products in the same quantity that we had purchased routinely at Kroger. We saved receipts for three months and foudn we were saving about 40% by shopping at Aldi. And eating more fresh frutis and veg since they are cheaper at Aldi.
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post #8 of 45
I use the Aldi chips all the time and get people tell me they love my chocolate chip cookies and wish theirs could be as good - and they use expensive chips! In fact, you will find that a lot of their "off brand" chocolate is actually chocolate from Germany. My daughter's teacher went to Germany on a business trip and brought chocolates for each of the kids to try "real chocolate". A few months later (at Chrismas time), there's the same chocolate in the same wrappers sitting there in the bins for really low prices!!!! My daughter's face was priceless ... "He told us you could only get it in Germany!" She thought he lied! icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 45
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Originally Posted by floophs

Oooh...I do like Ghirardelli too. If I were only making cookies for myself...that's what I would use. But when you're making them and 5 of the neighbor kids are over, then I use Nestle. icon_lol.gif



I love them too, do you use the Nestle recipe with the Ghirardelli chips or the recipe on the Ghirardelli chip package?
post #10 of 45
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[/quote]I love them too, do you use the Nestle recipe with the Ghirardelli chips or the recipe on the Ghirardelli chip package?[/quote]

Neither...I use my own recipe. icon_wink.gif
post #11 of 45
If you like Ghiardelli chocolate chips - "Trader Joe's" packaged chocolate chips are the same as Ghiardelli bittersweet - just different packaging.

Aaaaand TJ's are $1.69/bag vs. $3.29 for Ghiardelli labeling.
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post #12 of 45
I use mini chips in my cookies, and Aldi doesn't sell minis. I wish they did because I like their regular size chips. I won't switch to normal size chips though....everyone loves the minis, and it makes my cookies different.
post #13 of 45
My aunt had told me that Aldi's has great choc chips. Glad to see you all agree.

On a side note, I recently needed frozen raspberries and bought them at Aldi's for MUCH less than Kroger or WalMart.
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post #14 of 45
This is a bit off topic but, is Aldi "kid friendly" or would I be better of going when DH is home to watch the kids? I've never been, but am all for finding ways to save some $!
post #15 of 45
I do not shop at Aldi often, as it was always too far away to justify the trip (with gas prices now, I have been reconsidering).

Anyway, I would like to add that the only time I ever had a problem with their brands is with the canned veggies. I found lots of leaf pieces and cornsilk in the corn, and stems and pods in the canned peas.

I approached the manager regarding this problem, and both times, he made good for the products.

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