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Old 02-05-2008, 9:48 PM
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Don't buy 'Aldi Summerlite, Low Fat Sunflower Spread'. It has a major design fault - it doesn't melt when you spread it on hot toast.
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Don't buy 'Aldi Summerlite, Low Fat Sunflower Spread'. It has a major design fault - it doesn't melt when you spread it on hot toast.
I think a lot of low fat spreads are a bit like that, they don't melt in the same way as full fat does, that's why they usually say not suitable for cooking with (not that spreading marg on toast classifies as cooking,well not for most of us). Can be a bit unappetising I use the St Ivel one sometimes and it's almost jellylike when you put it on toast YUK
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I think a lot of low fat spreads are a bit like that, they don't melt in the same way as full fat does, that's why they usually say not suitable for ccoking with (not that spreading marg on toast classifies as cooking,well not for moast of us).
Thanks, that's interesting. I don't recall ever seeing this with other similar products, but perhaps I wasn't taking sufficient notice!
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Old 17-05-2008, 10:59 PM
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Thumbs up Top lager at Aldi

A must buy for all Beer Hunters at Aldi 6 x 500ml cans 4.7% Oettinger Pils in a cardboard pack in the chiller next to the milk.

A steal at 4.29.

Full spec brewed to the German Reinhietsgebot Purity Law by Oettinger Brauerei of Gotha.
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Some more tips, tastings and discussion here - those mushrooms sound good, so does the macadamia nut chocolate.............
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/food/200...ely_right.html
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Old 18-05-2008, 10:52 AM
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Thanks to all for this thread - we're going to have a wander around our local Lidl later on and do some price-matching against our last Tesco receipt! Some good ideas for stuff worth having in here!
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Old 18-05-2008, 11:06 AM
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Aldi:

root vegetable crisps (sweet potato, carrot, beetroot & parsnip) 1.29
frozen mozarella dippers with sweet chilli sauce 10 pack 1.49 (I'm in love with these at mo lol)
frozen jaleopeno pepper cheese bites with sweet chilli sauce 10 pack 1.49 (again I loveeeeeeeeee these lol)
Part baked baguettes 2 pack 39p (ideal for making garlic bread)


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Old 18-05-2008, 12:24 PM
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A must buy for all Beer Hunters at Aldi 6 x 500ml cans 4.7% Oettinger Pils in a cardboard pack in the chiller next to the milk.

A steal at £4.29.

Full spec brewed to the German Reinhietsgebot Purity Law by Oettinger Brauerei of Gotha.
It's allright if you like it. Oettinger is actually Germany's cheapest beer, going at € 6.99 for a 20*500ml bottles crate and extremely popular in the motherland because of this price, although quite a mediocre brew, to put it in a friendly way. It's drinkable, but definitely at the lower end of the scale. Still, at that price, they're shifting lakes of it in Germany, since other brands cost up to twice as much. The brewery is expanding and expanding, buying up capacities left, right and centre.

Here they are:
http://www.oettinger-beer.com/english/index.htm

For the UK, £4.29 for 6*500ml cans is quite a rip-off, even with UK taxes on booze taken out of the picture.

All in all, Oettinger is ok where value for money is the main motive, but there's definitely better stuff out there. Get the Wernesgrüner.

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Small thumbs up to Aldi for - Klassiek Dutch Lager £2.49 for 6 x 330ml bottles. Not a patch on their German brews but a cheap thirst quenching 5% neck juice
That's the Bavaria brewery, Lieshout, the Netherlands behind it.

www.bavaria.com

Bavaria NL make the best non-alcoholic malt available in Britain (maybe apart from German Clausthaler), both sold at Morrisons for a reasonable price.

Aldi have it with their weekly specials at the end of the year (for the poor guy who has to do the driving at New Year's Eve celebrations). Aldi brand it "Hollandia", but it's the same stuff. 99p for 4*330ml cans.

I mix it with 1:1 orange lemonade, that's what Germans call "Alsterwasser". Very refreshing.
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It's allright if you like it. Oettinger is actually Germany's cheapest beer, going at € 6.99 for a 20*500ml bottles crate and extremely popular in the motherland because of this price, although quite a mediocre brew, to put it in a friendly way. It's drinkable, but definitely at the lower end of the scale. Still, at that price, they're shifting lakes of it in Germany, since other brands cost up to twice as much. The brewery is expanding and expanding, buying up capacities left, right and centre.

Here they are:
http://www.oettinger-beer.com/english/index.htm

For the UK, £4.29 for 6*500ml cans is quite a rip-off, even with UK taxes on booze taken out of the picture.

All in all, Oettinger is ok where value for money is the main motive, but there's definitely better stuff out there. Get the Wernesgrüner.
Thanks for the info S - I think you are being a bit harsh on Aldi calling it a rip off ! - £1.43/litre for 5% lager isn't bad in my book think what the rest of the supermarkets charge for chemical swill like Stella or Kronenbourg
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Thanks for the info S - I think you are being a bit harsh on Aldi calling it a rip off ! - £1.43/litre for 5% lager isn't bad in my book think what the rest of the supermarkets charge for chemical swill like Stella or Kronenbourg
I'm just spoilt.
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Old 18-05-2008, 4:33 PM
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Some of our finds today at Lidl.....

Mozarella cheese - 49p
Carton of Passata (Italian made so decent) 29p
Trays of "posh" cat food (single serve type) 20p each (Madam loves these!)
Rice noodles - 49p
Big lump of Permesan cheese - 2.78 (I reckoned this would have been somewhere close to 4 in Tesco)
Packets of seeds for the garden @ 29p each

I'll be heading back there for certain next time I need parmesan - there were lots of other cheeses there to try that looked rather interesting too, as well as some gorgeous looking salami's and smoked sausages.
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Thanks for the info S - I think you are being a bit harsh on Aldi calling it a rip off ! - 1.43/litre for 5% lager isn't bad in my book think what the rest of the supermarkets charge for chemical swill like Stella or Kronenbourg
Carling has to be the worst tasting lager that's sold in the UK.
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I like Lidl's breakfast flakes with dried strawberries, raspberries and cherries - they taste just like Special K Summer Fruits but at half the price.
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Old 20-05-2008, 11:37 AM
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Aldi Charcoal Briquettes 2.29 / 5kg - bargain
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There was a selection of food from Italy at my Lidl today. Very attractive bottles of extra virgin olive oil containing pink peppercorns, rosemary, oregano, bay leaves, chillies etc 2.99. Gift for foodies or display and use? Also risotto rice with dried porcini mushrooms, veg or asparagus 1.29 and jars of cherries 2.99.

Half price veg today included lovely large aubergines for 44p each.
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Default Aldi Ombra Suntan lotion

Has anyone tried Aldi's range of suntan lotions? It's in the store this week and very competitively priced compared to the big brands - 2.99 for 250ml.
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Lidl - Knights Sweet Chilli crisps, far nicer and a lot cheaper than Walkers Sensations 99p 175g

Aldi - Moser Roth Dark Chocolate 85% Cocoa superb 99p for 5x25g bars and Moser Roth Milk Chocolate Caramel, the caramel is in tiny crispy pieces within the chocolate delicious
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Lidl -Knights bombay mix gorgeous.
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Has anyone tried Aldi's range of suntan lotions? It's in the store this week and very competitively priced compared to the big brands - 2.99 for 250ml.
Yes I have - it's fine.
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