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Pimms v Aldi/lidl versions
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Old 28-06-2011, 12:34 PM
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Default Pimms v Aldi/lidl versions

Or any other version.

Which do you prefer...is there a great deal of difference..

also southern comfort v any other brands (similar)

sorry if this has ben posted before.... is there an alcohol comparison thread?

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Old 28-06-2011, 12:37 PM
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Mmmmmm nice all round. Personally cant tell the difference.
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Old 28-06-2011, 12:39 PM
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I love a glass or 2 of pimms in the summer and stumbled across austins "aldis" version and i can honestly not taste the difference, only maybe this tastes a little better due to the money ive saved lol x
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Old 28-06-2011, 12:42 PM
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thanks guys....good stuff

I have previously tried a irish cream product from one of these shops....was very very sweet. much more than the baileys.

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Or any other version.

Which do you prefer...is there a great deal of difference..

also southern comfort v any other brands (similar)

sorry if this has ben posted before.... is there an alcohol comparison thread?
re pimms yes aldi do they're own called austins and sainsburys do they're own albeit slightly more expensive than aldi(both are quite nice but aldi wins it for me based on the price), im sure ive seen a lidl version.

re SoCo ive not come across an equivalent yet, i have tried i think southern bell frm aldi and from what i remember it wasnt as nice,

re th bailys equivalent i think its lidl which is a good alternative

im still on the hunt for an alternative to soco as the price its getting ridiculous

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Old 28-06-2011, 1:27 PM
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Ive started making my own bailys for less than £5 per bottle. You tailor it to your tastes. I have got a Pimms recipe to but i just got some proper stuff as it was on offer, just as cheap. If your interested ill dig the recipes out.

Re: Aldi's alcohol, My husband swears by the amaretto there, £5 per bottle. And we had a bottle of the highland black a couple of weeks ago, 12yr old malt. That was gorgeous!! For £12 per bottle. We liked it better than any other blended whiskey weve tried yet.
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We've found Aldi's Pimms alternative to be good but hubby really doesn't like their version of Southern Comfort (Southern Belle I think it's called). He found it far too strong on the vanilla/caramel front.
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I agree, Aldi's version of Pimms is delicious and I can't taste the difference. It's currently £5.45. Watch out for September offers, as last year I managed to buy 8 bottles for £3.45 each. That will last me until the next reductions

The white and rose version of Baron wine is perfectly drinkable at £2.99 per bottle. I haven't tried the red. The chardonnay and the Italian white in the £2.99 range tasted yuk to me, but might suit others.

The pear cider "Orchard" summat or other is delicious and the Taurus pear cider in cans (they do apple cider as well) is drinkable as long as it's really cold (I tend to use it for cooking).
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I've served the aldi version of pimms to friends before and they haven't noticed that it wasn't pimms so I'd definitely recommend it. When mixed with lemonade I doubt most people can tell the difference.
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i got the lidl version of pimms which is called jeeves and it was lovely
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MSE Charlotte has linked to this thread from her Pimm's V Jeeves Deals Hunter blog so here's a mini bump to keep the thread open and encourage a very difficult debate on the merits of Pimm's v Austin's

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Dont think there will be any harm in trying these Aldi's wine or from thier exqusite range

Rose de provence @ £5.99
Albarino @ £5.99
Piqpoul de pinet @ £5.99
Muscadet @ £5.99
Gavi just over £5

Saying that morrisons have 25% off six bottles and have some good cheaper wines on offer, they have a cheap chenin blanc at £4.49 and a verjado at £5.49 which is nice, think i know where i will be going this weekend.
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i couldnt tasete the difference at all x
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*taste even, my spelling is awful sometimes
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