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Re: Comfort foods

Postby RedRiver » October 15th, 2012, 5:40 pm

Lord help me! Mrs. Field's Cookies in toteable boxes. Eight to a box. Guess how many I ate in one sitting? Eight, of course! Duh!

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Re: Comfort foods

Postby MissGoddess » October 15th, 2012, 5:46 pm

Oh I'm not sorry I went, it was interesting just to satisfy my curiosity. It has potential, they just need to provide more selection, especially in such a competitive area with both Costco and Target next door. I really believe that offering better quality stuff would make them stand out.
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Re: Comfort foods

Postby moira finnie » October 15th, 2012, 7:28 pm

MissGoddess wrote:I went to Aldi's...I'm afraid it was very limited. It was small and most of the items were processed foods. I did pick up a package of vine tomatoes for $1.29 and 3-pack paper towels for $1.49 but I'm afraid it's not enough to warrant a return trip. :D But it was a fun trip anyway. I got the kits some of that "Fresh Pet" stuff they sell in the refrigerated section at Target, which they promptly sniffed and turned their noses up at it. Oh well.

What a waste of time. I'm so sorry that it didn't provide more choice, esp. of fresh veggies and fruit. Between trips to Aldi's you could always come up to the Rochester area and shop here. We have one of the best farmer's markets in the country. It's only an eight hour+ trip here. :?
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Re: Comfort foods

Postby MissGoddess » October 15th, 2012, 10:48 pm

hee! i'm sure the produce up there is MUCH better...and fresher!
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Re: Comfort foods

Postby charliechaplinfan » October 16th, 2012, 5:44 am

I think that's the problem with Aldi, some of the stores are small, ours just doesn't have enough parking anymore, so popular it has become. I would encourage you to contact Aldi with your comments, they have quite a good reputation here of responding to customer needs. I noce had to contact them and they couldn't do enough for me, took my comments on board and expened the fresh produce that they carried. It doesn't carry everything but now it covers a good selection of seasonal and the staple picks of fruit and veg.
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Re: Comfort foods

Postby RedRiver » October 17th, 2012, 3:34 pm

I'm getting hooked on the hot dogs at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Yes, they specialize in burgers. But I'm a hot dog man! There are worse habits. The problem is the price. The dogs are good, but they're not THAT good!

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Re: Comfort foods

Postby MissGoddess » October 17th, 2012, 3:44 pm

Hot dogs are something that should never, ever be pricey. but if they can charge $8 for popcorn at movies, anything is possible!

Since poor people food staples (hot dogs, MacDonald's, etc) are now expensive, what is the new poor people food? I guess mac & cheese is still an option. And in NYC they have .99 pizza by the slice.
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Re: Comfort foods

Postby RedRiver » October 17th, 2012, 3:57 pm

You are so right! Hot dogs used to be a dollar. OK, that was a long time ago. But $3.50? That's absurd!

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Re: Comfort foods

Postby Rita Hayworth » October 17th, 2012, 7:51 pm

MissGoddess wrote: And in NYC they have .99 pizza by the slice.


Wow, In my hometown it is anywhere $1.29 to $1.99 a slice!

.99 pizza ... care to air-mail me a slice of Italian Pie Miss Goddess!

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Re: Comfort foods

Postby Uncle Stevie » October 18th, 2012, 1:25 am

Speaking of Hot Dogs, there aree so many varieties I'll bet you all have your favorites. The street trucks sell "dirty water" dogs with all the toppings. Grilled dogs (franks) are good too but my favorite is from a 70 year old road side restaurant in Clifton, New Jersey called Rutts Hut. They have been boiling them in oil since before WWII and everyone loves them. They have their own homemade mustard relish that works great. Of course you could always add chile or sauerkraut.

I do not like the midwest treatment of the dog with lettuce, tomatoe, onions and pickles. To me that hides the dog and becomes a salad.

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Re: Comfort foods

Postby charliechaplinfan » October 18th, 2012, 5:14 am

My kids like frankenfurters, are they called the same in the States? I let them have them every couple of weeks but I've never gather the strength to read the ingredients, it can't be good. It seems that kids are just hard wired to love burgers, hot dogs, KFC and fries, not just them I've been known to enjoy them once in a while.

Popcorn, it's disgraceful what they can charge for it, it's one of the cheapest of food stuffs and so easy to make, of course you can't make your own in the cinema and it looks better in a bucket and that's why they get away with it. Do your cinemas allow patrons to take in their own snacks?
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Re: Comfort foods

Postby JackFavell » October 18th, 2012, 6:18 am

I am not a real hotdog fan. I am not snooty about it, but I prefer a hamburg anytime. Five Guys is too good! Add bacon...

I used to love Dairy Queen foot long chili dogs when I was a kid, with mustard on top and onions... nowadays it's all chili out of a can and tastes cheap.

My family's favorite dogs for home are of course the most expensive kind (Germans are picky), the Deutschmachers and the Hebrew Nationals.

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Re: Comfort foods

Postby RedRiver » October 18th, 2012, 1:18 pm

I like midwest style. Thick and juicy with all the trimmings! Most of it falls off, but that's OK. Eat it with a fork!

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Re: Comfort foods

Postby Rita Hayworth » October 18th, 2012, 2:44 pm

JackFavell wrote:I am not a real hotdog fan. I am not snooty about it, but I prefer a hamburg anytime. Five Guys is too good! Add bacon...


I love Five Guys ... I go there every other Friday for dinner with friends and its great! ... Best Hamburgers Around! :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Comfort foods

Postby MissGoddess » October 18th, 2012, 2:46 pm

unfortunately hot dogs make me sick so i can no longer eat them.
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