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    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 17th Jan 16, 10:59 AM
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    Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please*
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    • 17th Jan 16, 10:59 AM
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    Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please* 17th Jan 16 at 10:59 AM
    The old thread can be found here.

    Please use this new thread to report any good finds in the Discount stores Aldi & Lidl.
    You can also report any not so good deals as a warning to others.


    The Stollen bites and other xmas food was being given away FREE in my local Lidl this morning, plenty left and they want it shifted by next week.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 7th Jan 18, 11:33 AM
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    Stollen bites in Lidl this morning, half price @ 99p.

    (why can't I say Stollen without puting on a Sean Connery voice?)
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 7th Jan 18, 9:00 PM
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    Stollen bites in Lidl this morning, half price @ 99p.

    (why can't I say Stollen without puting on a Sean Connery voice?)
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Same as last week, not much stock left.

    The mass reductions phenomenon seems to be one of yesteryear.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 8th Jan 18, 7:35 PM
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    Lidl's Milbona yoghurt (apricot, mango and passionfruit etc) don't taste of anything much. Avoid.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

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    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 8th Jan 18, 7:57 PM
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    Aldi fresh grapefruits today: Big, juicy and pipless.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 8th Jan 18, 9:15 PM
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    Waiting for the return of Falafel in my Aldi (which were removed to make way for Christmas stuff).

    The shelf-edge label was back today, but no Falafel, yet.

    Intriguingly, another empty bay next to it marked: Vegeburgers.


    Also, Lidl Lentil Curls have a new recipe and slightly more compact packaging. The new curls are lighter in texture and not as hard. The individual bags are smaller (by some way), but the weight is the same. It'll be interesting to see if Aldi Lentil Curls go the same way.

    If anyone wants to try the Gullon Sugar-free Biscuits that have been discussed in this sub-forum before, they are available as a special buy in Aldi, again, as they have been for the past few Januaries.

    Last edited by Cornucopia; 08-01-2018 at 9:22 PM.
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    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 8th Jan 18, 11:07 PM
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    My Aldi had lots of half-price biscuits, puddings, crackers (edible), and cakes. Unfortunately nothing with a 2019 UBD that I could see. I still indulged, as I missed getting the chocolate Florentines at Christmas.
    99p for the Almond and Nut Cluster ones. V. nice.
    There are reductions on the festive frozen stuff, but they aren't huge, typically £2 off a £10 item. I wonder if they will reduce some more?
    Some interesting new chilled and frozen bits, and some old favourites like cooked chicken wings returning as 'new'.
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    • spirit
    • By spirit 9th Jan 18, 6:19 AM
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    Thanks Cornicopia. I love those sugar free biscuits. The last lot I found in the garden centre of all places!
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    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 9th Jan 18, 6:31 AM
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    Thanks Cornicopia. I love those sugar free biscuits. The last lot I found in the garden centre of all places!
    Originally posted by spirit
    I get them in Poundland.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 9th Jan 18, 9:13 AM
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    Thanks Cornicopia. I love those sugar free biscuits. The last lot I found in the garden centre of all places!
    Originally posted by spirit
    Yes, the supply chain does seem a bit random, for some reason.

    At the moment, apart from Aldi, and Poundland as mentioned by TravellingAbuela, I've also seen them in Home Bargains, Poundworld and Iceland.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th Jan 18, 4:39 PM
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    Has anyone used the Silvercrest handheld steamer from Lidl? Is it recommended? I need something small as I'll be using it on fabrics only, not to clean floors etc. At £10 its reasonable and easy to store. I don't want to spend a lot of money on something I'm not going to use that much.

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    • ladybabe
    • By ladybabe 9th Jan 18, 4:40 PM
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    not sure if its just my aldi branch but in freezer section frozen sardines with lemon and herb butter (you get about 4-5 ish per pack) was £1.99 now at £0.99 great for a quick meal
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    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 9th Jan 18, 7:06 PM
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    not sure if its just my aldi branch but in freezer section frozen sardines with lemon and herb butter (you get about 4-5 ish per pack) was £1.99 now at £0.99 great for a quick meal
    Originally posted by ladybabe
    I just came on here to mention these! It's not just your branch. They really are amazng value, and come in their own foil tray too. They taste great. They are gutted, and the heads, tails and bones remove easily after cooking.
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 10th Jan 18, 7:02 AM
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    Went to Aldi yesterday to pick up a few things. Kir Royale flavoured crisps? Love the drink, but those crisps sound disgusting.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 10th Jan 18, 9:09 AM
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    Went to Aldi yesterday to pick up a few things. Kir Royale flavoured crisps? Love the drink, but those crisps sound disgusting.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Based on my experience of Aldi's G&T crips last year, best avoided.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • Judi
    • By Judi 10th Jan 18, 12:52 PM
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    Lidl nappies... not a patch on Aldis and the same for baby wipes. Shant be buying them again.
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    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 10th Jan 18, 4:58 PM
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    Went to Aldi yesterday to pick up a few things. Kir Royale flavoured crisps? Love the drink, but those crisps sound disgusting.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Have you tried them?
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 10th Jan 18, 5:25 PM
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    Good to see lidls cola do so well on the taste test on tv last night. I love it and at 49p for 2 litres, a bargain
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    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 11th Jan 18, 10:10 AM
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    Disappointed to see in this month's sales brochure for Aldi they've got Richmond "sausages" listed in the specials. Yuk!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 11th Jan 18, 12:01 PM
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    Disappointed to see in this month's sales brochure for Aldi they've got Richmond "sausages" listed in the specials. Yuk!
    Originally posted by Feral Moon

    I have no idea why people rave about these and buy them when on offer! They have the lowest amount of meat content to be classed as a pork sausage - 42%. So means 58% is rubbish.


    Using Aldi's SS Traditional Pork Sausages - £1.89 for 400g (£4.73 per kg). I cannot see from the front of the pack how much meat content is in them. Using 90% as an easy example. So 360g is meat. That is £5.25 per kg of meat.

    Richmond sausages - 908g for £1.99 (£2.19 per kg) - 42% meat, £5.22 kg of meat.

    Though 2.16 times more expensive per kg the SS sausages meat kg is only over 0.5% more.

    Sometimes Richmond sausages are more expensive per meat kg than the premium sausages!!!.

    Similar applies to burgers as well.

    Quality over quantity any day.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 11th Jan 18, 12:03 PM
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    Disappointed to see in this month's sales brochure for Aldi they've got Richmond "sausages" listed in the specials. Yuk!
    Originally posted by Feral Moon
    The XXL pasta looks good though.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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