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2 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

I noticed that! Although I wasn't too surprised since Aldi's and Trader Joe's are owned by the same family (I think TJ's may have been the first place to have it)

I have both now and cant wait to try the Aldi version

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Just now, GreenTealael said:

I have both now and cant wait to try the Aldi version

I know - I'm going to get it there once my bottle of Trader Joe's runs out (I bought like four bottles of it because I liked it so much). I'm pretty sure it's cheaper over at Aldi's - and those two places often have the exact same things but with different brand name slapped on the container.

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Just now, catwoman7 said:

I know - I'm going to get it there once my bottle of Trader Joe's runs out (I bought like four bottles of it because I liked it so much). I'm pretty sure it's cheaper over at Aldi's - and those two places often have the exact same things but with different brand name slapped on the container.

I think they are both roughly $2

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27 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

I noticed that! Although I wasn't too surprised since Aldi's and Trader Joe's are owned by the same family (I think TJ's may have been the first place to have it)

Owned by the same family, but their parent companies split (not amicably) decades ago, became Aldi Sud & Aldi Nord. The operations of Trader Joe's & Aldi in the US are completely separate. Any overlap of products is a function of the private label industry vs. coordination. For example store brand hummus is likely to be either Tribe or Sabra. For most grocery categories there are a limited number of manufactures who have the scale to make private label in the quantities and at the price necessary.

https://www.producebluebook.com/2019/07/19/aldi-and-trader-joes-are-they-related/#

Way more info then I'm sure anyone wanted 😂

Oh, and the Everything But The Bagel is $1.95 at my local Aldi. I have found that similar or identical items are always a bit cheaper at Aldi vs. TJ's

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2 hours ago, sillykitty said:

Owned by the same family, but their parent companies split (not amicably) decades ago, became Aldi Sud & Aldi Nord. The operations of Trader Joe's & Aldi in the US are completely separate. Any overlap of products is a function of the private label industry vs. coordination. For example store brand hummus is likely to be either Tribe or Sabra. For most grocery categories there are a limited number of manufactures who have the scale to make private label in the quantities and at the price necessary.

https://www.producebluebook.com/2019/07/19/aldi-and-trader-joes-are-they-related/#

Way more info then I'm sure anyone wanted 😂

Oh, and the Everything But The Bagel is $1.95 at my local Aldi. I have found that similar or identical items are always a bit cheaper at Aldi vs. TJ's

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

So which company should we buy stock in (Sud or Nord)? Asking for a friend? 😂

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13 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

So which company should we but stock in (Sud or Nord)? Asking for a friend? 😂

I'm just a grocery geek, not a fiance wizard 😭

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Quinoa "Risotto" w/ mushrooms, olives, ricotta & parmesan

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And the ends of my BFs calzone because he helped me make it (threw the dough) and i needed to see if his skills rival mine (they do 😭)

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5 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Aldi has a version!

Never seen this. I guess they have quite a few of US specific products?

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5 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

Trader Joe's was the first place to come out with it (owned by Aldi's - which as you know, is based in Germany..).

Ah yes, one can find some TJ products in German ALDI markets as well, especially nuts. Never seen something like bagel spice in an ALDI market though.

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It's sea salt, dried garlic, dried onion, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds

I sometimes use this mix by justspices on my sandwiches but that's the only spice mix I've ever seen marketed for this purpose so far in Germany.

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17 hours ago, summerset said:

Nah, the feeling of really low blood sugar is some trembling hands, being sweaty and being able to kill for some instant sugar. It's gone within a few minutes. It's majorly annoying when it wakes you up.

I have this problem and run for the Peanut Butter when it hits !

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1 hour ago, summerset said:

Really? Peanut Butter? Interesting. I need fast acting sugars then. Doesn't need a large amount but it has to be sugar because of, well - low blood sugar!

I had this before WLS and was told to eat Peanut Butter. I dont know why but if i dont have any i just grab something

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Self-made burgers with veg-patties and truckloads of onion, cucumber salad and batavia salad. Wrapped the whole thing up because mess, lol. Hubby had his with a fried chicken style veg patty.

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I usually have this as a treat (1/8 of a piece of "pie"), but today I had it for lunch instead, so I had 1/6 of a piece. It's my take on a zero point WW yogurt pie recipe that a friend of mine gave me. This version is made of plain Greek yogurt (4 C), 3 eggs, 2 boxes of sugar free Jello cheesecake pudding (mix only), and a couple scoops of vanilla Protein Powder.

it's topped with light Cool Whip and a strawberry compote I made by cooking down strawberries with some SF Torani Syrup (sometimes I use Splenda or Stevia instead) and a little vanilla and cinnamon. The strawberries kick out a lot of Water when they cook down, so I usually have to thicken it once it's done.

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