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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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    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 13th Apr 17, 11:17 PM
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    At my Aldi they announce that they are 'opening Till Number X for you' and then they call for a staff member to come to the till. It's a very efficient system.
    Originally posted by maman
    I cant help thinking that those endless announcements must drive the staff mad though!
    Stompa
    • Buggins
    • By Buggins 14th Apr 17, 9:43 AM
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    'Manuka' type honey Aldi
    Does anyone know about the honey? Making a20 mile round trip at lunchtime so really want to know!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 14th Apr 17, 10:48 AM
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    I cant help thinking that those endless announcements must drive the staff mad though!
    Originally posted by Stompa
    It's Aldi's unexpected item in bagging area irritation
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 14th Apr 17, 2:53 PM
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    I cant help thinking that those endless announcements must drive the staff mad though!
    Originally posted by Stompa
    What bugs me is when they constantly shout to each other about breaks, n dinner times.Having said that, the staff at my ALDI are really friendly and helpful
    "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

    (Kabat-Zinn 2004)
    • just trying
    • By just trying 14th Apr 17, 10:38 PM
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    The last couple of weeks I've been buying there chia seed rolls, Aldi 59p and really nice. They had porridge oat topped plus others. My son who only eats proper seeded granary bread, likes them to. I don't know if Scotland only as did have that sticker on the front.
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    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 17th Apr 17, 11:24 AM
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    Offer veg in Lidl is 19p. Vinegar has gone up from 21p to 29p. Sliced cheese was £1.39,today £1.29p.
    • Crisps87
    • By Crisps87 17th Apr 17, 10:13 PM
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    I've recently restarted shopping at Aldi again, even though I work for one of the "Big Four". Even with my staff discount there is still a hefty saving to be found by shopping at Aldi, although I have noticed some items are the same price, or even more expensive, than buying them from where I work. My Aldi has recently been refurbished and now has more fridges - including a food to go fridge with sandwiches etc in! - more checkouts and it has those "dear customers we are now opening till x" -announcements. Here's what I've found over the past couple of weeks:

    Like:
    Specially selected hot cross buns - the brioche ones especially are superb!
    Specially selected yoghurts - nearly half the price of the equivalent elsewhere!
    Roast in the bag chickens - delicious and at £3.79 over £1 cheaper than elsewhere.
    Those big packs of diced beef for about £4.59 - again substantially cheaper than elsewhere
    Those bags of croissants they sell for £1.29-ish. You get about 6-8 and they are delicious! However they're not individually wrapped.
    Corale baked beans - you can get cheaper ones elsewhere, but IMO these are the best baked beans anywhere
    The Chinese chicken curry ready meal - delicious and again about £1 cheaper than elsewhere
    The haddock risotto ready meal: expensive for Aldi at £2.29 but an equivalent style of ready meal elsewhere would be at least £3, and it's very nice.
    Them fake Greek style muller lights: 89p for four versus £2.50 for four proper muller lights, but exactly the same!

    Don't like:
    The loaves of bread in the big brown packets: nothing against them really I just wasn't keen.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 18th Apr 17, 10:56 AM
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    Aldi's SS lamb Rogan Josh is fab and only 1 syn on Slimming World
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 18th Apr 17, 12:37 PM
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    There's something in the press today about someone opening a multi pack of Aldi hoops to find it full of Hula Hoops so now we know
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 18th Apr 17, 12:42 PM
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    http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/hula-hoops-discovered-in-aldi-snackrite-packs-proving-what-suspicious-shoppers-suspected-all-along/story-30276797-detail/story.html
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 18th Apr 17, 12:47 PM
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    Edit: I went looking for it too!
    Here's the story in the Daily Mirror, confirming what many of us were fairly certain about:
    Hula Hoops in Aldi Snackrite bag
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
    • captainbeaker
    • By captainbeaker 18th Apr 17, 12:50 PM
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    There's something in the press today about someone opening a multi pack of Aldi hoops to find it full of Hula Hoops so now we know
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    That doesn't surprise me, I know from someone that works in the factory that aldi's Belmont biscuit range, such as bourbons,custard creams etc are made by Fox's. They actually make biscuits for Lidl as well although I can't remember the brand name they use.
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 18th Apr 17, 1:12 PM
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    Aldi's muesli is also made by Dorset Cereals.
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 18th Apr 17, 5:52 PM
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    Edit: I went looking for it too!
    Here's the story in the Daily Mirror, confirming what many of us were fairly certain about:
    Hula Hoops in Aldi Snackrite bag
    Originally posted by mcculloch29
    Bought them today, n just had some, n although they were good, they deffo tasted thicker, n drier than normal hula hoops, still nice though
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 19th Apr 17, 12:26 PM
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    I popped into Aldi first thing this morning to take advatage of their current super-6s. I got a huge amount of fruit and veg for under £5, but OMG my bags were heavy! Its only 1/2 a mile away but I struggled carrying the weight home
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 19th Apr 17, 3:32 PM
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    Aldi now do a 'very strong' bread flour, 1.5 kg for 75p . Their usual strong bread flour is first class. Trying out this stronger flour sometime this week

    Lots of different types of Wright's 500g bread mix for 75p in the Specialbuys section, inc. parmesan and sun-dried tomato.

    I noticed that the Bramwell's mayonnaise in jars is 65p as against a smaller quantity in the squeezy tubes for 75p

    Aldi now do Quixo stockpots similar to the Knorr stockpots, I think they were beef and possibly chicken, 85p for 4. Their Quixo stock cubes have been repackaged, not sure if they have changed.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
    • maman
    • By maman 19th Apr 17, 6:47 PM
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    Aldi's SS lamb Rogan Josh is fab and only 1 syn on Slimming World
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble

    I've been told it's one syn for half a pack.


    Have you actually found it in Aldi recently? Is it frozen or chilled?
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 19th Apr 17, 10:53 PM
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    I've been told it's one syn for half a pack.


    Have you actually found it in Aldi recently? Is it frozen or chilled?
    Originally posted by maman
    It's one syn for the 350g pack. It's in the fresh section. Though you will be lucky if you find it on days where SW have meetings in the area.

    The prawn curry in the same mixed case is 4.5 syns
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 20th Apr 17, 11:24 AM
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    The Super 6 Fruit and Veg from today at Aldi until May 10th:
    Avocados 45p
    5 lemons 45p
    1kg white onions 45p
    Mixed chillies (75g?) 45p
    4 Garlic bulbs 45p
    Cut coriander or parsley 45p

    The Wagyu meatballs are back on the meat & fish Super 6. £3.49

    Next Thursday's Specialbuys are gardening trellises, pots, planters, hanging baskets, artificial grass, and general gardening furniture inc a smoker bbq and clay chimnea.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
    • maman
    • By maman 20th Apr 17, 4:05 PM
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    It's one syn for the 350g pack. It's in the fresh section. Though you will be lucky if you find it on days where SW have meetings in the area.

    The prawn curry in the same mixed case is 4.5 syns
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble

    Thanks for that. I'll take a look tomorrow. I might be lucky.
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