@Kyeh If the Aldi’s beer and wine Advent cases aren’t available either, I’m sure there are medicinal plant derivatives available in Colorado that are not available in other states. Maybe those can help you deal with the suffering.
So I went to 2 local Aldis today in hopes of getting a Hot Wheels and Barbie Advent calendar, and maybe others that looked interesting. However, the first store I went to had no Barbies and only one small empty box from Hot Wheels. Overall there were very few options available. Then I went to another Aldis and they did not have Barbie or even an empty box for Hot Wheels. There were maybe only 6 different calendars available, all of no interest to me. Not sure if there will be another shipment or stores are not getting all the options. The folks who work there didn’t seem to have answers. Ah well. No tiny Barbies or Hot Wheels for me this year.
@cf1@RiotDemon I think the ones coming out later are 12 Days of Christmas, so have 12 items, but I might be mistaken. I got the wine, beer, hard seltzer, deluxe chocolate, Nutcracker chocolate, cheese, and a candle.
Calling the candle ‘Advent’ is pushing it; there’s just a label for checking off days. But it smelled nice.
Coffee sold out first; there were four empty boxes by the time I found them, but they were K-cups which we don’t use at home so they would just have gone to work for those weird people who can tolerate that squampf.
I stopped at two Aldi’s that evening on the way home. Wine, beer, seltzer, Nutcracker, and coffee were gone. They still had a few cheese and toy calendars and candles and a decent quantity of premium and small chocolate calendars. Stopped again tonight to get something else and they were down to candles, a couple of the toys, the cheap chocolate calendars, and a few premiums. They’ll be gone in a couple days most likely.
Regarding the Irish Creme; I think the O’Donnell’s brand from the calendar is the same brand they often carry in bottles, so you could sample one before risking the probably more expensive calendar.
Anyone tried the (presumably new) Bailey’s chocolate cherry? Just saw that at the grocery last weekend.
@duodec I bought a bottle of the chocolate cherry Bailey’s two years ago on sale after the holidays. It was fantastic and gone when I tried to get more. The pumpkin Bailey’s is gross. I would not buy that for the half price sale. Now I want some chocolate cherry.
I shipped Advent calendars to a lot of places last year but except for the little chocolate ones they are all oversized and required a lot of work to find boxes to hold them; spent twice as much shipping them as it cost to buy them, so it was a one year extravagance. I bought a lot less this year (but added the seltzer and beer). And I’m going to cheat and start eating one of the cheese calendars
@duodec@RiotDemon They had everything at the Aldi’s I stopped at, which doesn’t carry alcohol. I ended up only getting the cheese calendar for me. I now wish I had gotten a coffee calendar for someone at work. Some of the calendars are pretty big, much fancier than the ones we had growing up.
@AuntMean67@cf1@RiotDemon I was wondering about using the Bailey’s chocolate cherry over Culvers frozen custard. I bet it would be great over vanilla as well as the chocolate you tried.
I’m definitely going to pick up another bottle or two.
Aldi has Gluhwein out; one of them also had the apple and cherry flavored Christmas wines but they sold out as I was trying to get to them. Hopefully the other stores get those as well; I want to try them.
Last year Aldi had different Breakfast Bread flavors for the Holidays. Orange-cranberry, mixed berry, blueberry-lemon, and the usual pumpkin types. I’m looking forward to those as well. Toasted with Kerrygold butter on them…
@AuntMean67@duodec@RiotDemon Frozen custard sounds good right now. I don’t think I saw any Breakfast Bread last night but I may have missed it. I did get a nice bag of walnuts for a reasonable price. Made some Cranberry Walnut muffins last night.
@AuntMean67@cf1@RiotDemon They’re usually in the bread section; they usually have raisin bread or marbled most of the year; it would be with them. I saw pumpkin bread (or pumpkin swirl, not sure) yesterday but that isn’t what we’re after. The packaging on the bread from last year said “Breakfast bread”.
Actually I think I have a loaf of cranberry orange in the deep freeze from last year. Time to do some digging.
@AuntMean67@duodec@mike808@RiotDemon It occurred to me that cheese is perishable and that I should’ve checked to see how long it would keep. I think it said good until January so I have no excuse to start early. : ) I think it might be helpful if the advent calendars came out a little closer to when one starts adventing.
@cf1@duodec@RiotDemon I really liked the breakfast breads, too. Actually, I like a lot of aldi’s stuff in general. Especially at Christmas. I got spoiled by my brother-in-law’s coffee that he grows in Puerto Rico because there is almost no bitterness. Most commercial coffee has a lot of bitterness. But when I mix the flavored Christmas coffee with the Puerto Rican, I need VERY little sugar and creamer. Can’t say the same for using coffee purchased in bigger stores.
went over to look around 3 on Wednesday cause i could
they had about half a dozen of them, give or take, no empty space there or near the booze.
only food one they had was the truffle one
they had most of the kids ones. and the dumb candle thing. nada else
Took a look at ebay today for “Aldi advent calendars” and there were close to 200 entries. Looked at sold and some people sold cheese calendars for 3x or more than the retail price. Wow! Two premium chocolate ($4.99 each) for $30…
Maybe one of these years I’ll supplement my income that way
So I took a chance and stopped by one of my local Aldis tonight and they had one Barbie Advent calendar left, but no Hot Wheels. They also had the dog and cat ones and a few different chocolates. While standing on line with the Barbie calendar, I took a look at the content and decided it wasn’t worth the $25, so I put it back.
I went to Trader Joe’s and noticed that they had some Advent calendars as well. They have cat and dog treats and a few chocolate varieties.
Headed to Target where I found a mother lode of Advent calendars. So far I only got Mandalorian The Child, as it was only $2.99, and 12 Days of Godiva for $6.99, because it’s Godiva. They had a lot of other name brand chocolate calendars like Lindt, Mars, M&M and Reeses to name a few.
FYI if you want the good advent calendars you need to line up before the store opens to get voucher to by the beer or wine calendars. If you want the cheese or other you can arrive a bit later.
The Lidl and Aldi cat advent calendars look to be from the same manufacture and only 1 of 2 cats will eat the treats.
After doing both Beer and Wine calendars from Aldi last year my wife moved to the Costco Beer and Wine this year. The quality and quantity with Costco look much better far offsetting the price difference.