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Offline Quantum Learning

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Aldi & Ground Almonds
« on: 25 August 2014, 12:56:47 PM »
Bit of a disaster yesterday. I went to Aldi to buy my ground almonds (I usually buy 20 packs at a time) & they don't seem to be selling them anymore.     
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There wasn't even a gap on the shelf where they should be. I tried asking various members of staff but they didn't have a clue. I'm hoping to get to Lidl to see if they're still selling it but if they're not the supermarkets are at least double the price.  :(
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Re: Aldi & Ground Almonds
« Reply #1 on: 25 August 2014, 04:49:20 PM »
I haven't seen any in Lidl recently either Q.  I thought it just must be that they'd sold out whenever I looked, though as you know, both Lidl and Aldi can be spasmodic about what they do and don't stock.  Otherwise buy flaked almonds and grind them yourself with a chopper or food processor?
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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: Aldi & Ground Almonds
« Reply #2 on: 25 August 2014, 06:11:43 PM »
Oh no, that's a disaster  :( Aldi only had whole almonds, not even flaked. I didn't notice the price as I was looking for ground. Checked out the supermarket prices online though & they're all at least double what Aldi/Lidl were charging.  :'(
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
Metformin SR 2000mg, Candesarten Cilexetil 4mg Omeprazole 20mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g when needed. Amitriptyline 20mg
Toujeo/NovoRapid, Allergic to Levemir.

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Re: Aldi & Ground Almonds
« Reply #3 on: 25 August 2014, 06:21:32 PM »
Whole almonds work fine for grinding too - that's what I use. Once in a while if I can get to a big chain low-cost grocery store or a Wal-Mart, where they tend to sell things in bulk, I can get a relatively big bag of almonds for a decent price (say, 900g for $7-8?) and I just grind what I need at home. Only difference is they tend to come with the little "skins" still on so the ground flour looks a bit browner but tastes and bakes up the same as far as I know.

But of course with the drought in California I expect those prices are going to go up a bit.
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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: Aldi & Ground Almonds
« Reply #4 on: 27 August 2014, 12:37:55 PM »
E-mailed Aldi & was very surprised to receive a phone call back this morning. It's bad news  :(  Apparently they are not stocking ground almonds any more. They will be restocking flaked almonds in a couple of months & they stock whole almonds @ £1.49/200g so the price has gone up just over 20% to buy them whole & grind them yourself (ground used to be £1.09/180g if anyone wants to do the maths properly). Oh well it's still cheaper than all the supermarkets. I've still to check Lidl but I wouldn't be surprised if they've done the same (are they owned by the same people I wonder?).
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
Metformin SR 2000mg, Candesarten Cilexetil 4mg Omeprazole 20mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g when needed. Amitriptyline 20mg
Toujeo/NovoRapid, Allergic to Levemir.

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Re: Aldi & Ground Almonds
« Reply #5 on: 27 August 2014, 04:32:02 PM »
Looks like ground almonds have indeed gone up in price.  Cheapest I could find was ASDA - come in 150g bags for 1.49 which makes them 1.98 per 200g.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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