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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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    • jhgkp
    • By jhgkp 5th Jun 17, 12:32 PM
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    Is it just my Lidl or am I losing my favourite.

    I am diabetic and I try so hard to watch what I eat. For the past couple of years I have been enjoying their Greek Yogurt (full fat as it has less sugar than low fat). I used to get their big tubs 1kg (brilliant for the week), now its 500g tubs (ok) but I only sometimes find 1 in every 20 pots. They do have wee pots (125g approx.) but I can't put my fruit in them for taking to work. Usually put the yogurt in another container with fruit. The smaller pots I don't scrape it out as well.

    Any advice?
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Jun 17, 4:49 PM
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    Yes thats what happens to me, and gives me open and blocked pores. My skin hates moisturisers and serums.... ive tried hundreds.

    Just dont get me started on SPF for the face.
    Originally posted by Judi

    Not mse at all but this Clarins serum is fantastic. http://www.clarins.co.uk/30-ml/C010408020.html
    If you have a Clarins counter near you then ask them for a sample.


    Pleased to say that the Aldi Caviar day cream is SPF15.
    • maman
    • By maman 5th Jun 17, 4:53 PM
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    Is it just my Lidl or am I losing my favourite.

    I am diabetic and I try so hard to watch what I eat. For the past couple of years I have been enjoying their Greek Yogurt (full fat as it has less sugar than low fat). I used to get their big tubs 1kg (brilliant for the week), now its 500g tubs (ok) but I only sometimes find 1 in every 20 pots. They do have wee pots (125g approx.) but I can't put my fruit in them for taking to work. Usually put the yogurt in another container with fruit. The smaller pots I don't scrape it out as well.

    Any advice?
    Originally posted by jhgkp

    Not sure if you have a store nearby but they have 500g tubs in Aldi. I bought some this week to have with strawberries.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 5th Jun 17, 6:55 PM
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    Lidl's XXL week has 1L bottles of Cien shower gel for 99p. I've never used it before but am sure it does the job.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 6th Jun 17, 1:42 PM
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    I tried the Lidl Simply Scrumptious muesli (last weekend's offer, blue bag) as a midnight snack yesterday. It is indeed delicious, choc full of both fruit and whole nuts and miles better than Alpen sugar-free.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 6th Jun 17, 9:18 PM
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    I took a casual look around Morrisons today, having a £5 voucher to spend. I really, really struggled to find anything in the store that was cheaper or better value than the A&L equivalents.

    In short, the answer to "what is a good buy in Aldi or Lidl" is... almost everything.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    I've just watched Supershoppers and they found that the big brands in Lidl/Aldi can be more expensive than other supermarkets. Examples were Heinz beans and 73% of branded confectionary such as Mars. I appreciate a lot of savvy MSE shoppers may not buy the big brands in discount supermarkets but thought people should realise.
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 6th Jun 17, 9:39 PM
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    I went to ALDI today, n bought the usual stuff, but git persuaded to by the toastie pockets. I will report back, lol 😂
    Originally posted by candygirl
    How much are they please. I get the Warbutons ones which you can usually get a pack of 4 for £1 although Asda doing 2 packs for £1.50 at the moment.
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 6th Jun 17, 10:39 PM
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    How much are they please. I get the Warbutons ones which you can usually get a pack of 4 for £1 although Asda doing 2 packs for £1.50 at the moment.
    Originally posted by MysteryMe
    Will try n root out my receipt, but 59p springs to mind Just looked n they were 99p , got mixed up with something else ��
    Last edited by candygirl; 06-06-2017 at 11:47 PM.
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    • 2childmum
    • By 2childmum 7th Jun 17, 1:17 PM
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    I've just watched Supershoppers and they found that the big brands in Lidl/Aldi can be more expensive than other supermarkets. Examples were Heinz beans and 73% of branded confectionary such as Mars. I appreciate a lot of savvy MSE shoppers may not buy the big brands in discount supermarkets but thought people should realise.
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    I saw this and we did think it was slightly odd comparing Mars bar prices per 100g rather than per bar. I know that the bars were all different sizes, but i wouldn't eat 100g of a mars bar, but rather 1 bar, whatever the size, in which case Asda 10 pack was the cheapest, not Sainsburys. And eating a smaller bar is healthier too! Having said that, I usually buy Aldi or Lidl own versions for the kids anyway.
    May spend - £291.40/£320.00
    June spend - £106.40/£320.00
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Jun 17, 4:34 PM
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    I saw this and we did think it was slightly odd comparing Mars bar prices per 100g rather than per bar. I know that the bars were all different sizes, but i wouldn't eat 100g of a mars bar, but rather 1 bar, whatever the size, in which case Asda 10 pack was the cheapest, not Sainsburys. And eating a smaller bar is healthier too! Having said that, I usually buy Aldi or Lidl own versions for the kids anyway.
    Originally posted by 2childmum
    I think the idea of comparing cost per 100g is to work out value for money. But you are right that it's not always the healthiest way to do it as you could be encouraged to eat a bigger bar. I suppose it's a bit like BOFOF which encourages you to buy more which can encourage waste or being greedy.

    Personally I wouldn't buy branded goods in Aldi or Lidl unless I was confident it was the best price. Hovis 400g loaves are IIRC 75p in Aldi but I know I can buy 2 for £1 in Farmfoods. I know I could buy own brand cheaper but then I'd eat more bread.

    Isn't shopping complicated???
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 7th Jun 17, 10:33 PM
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    I think the idea of comparing cost per 100g is to work out value for money.
    Originally posted by maman
    It was embarrassing to watch the presenters imply the cost/weight calculation was complex!!
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 7th Jun 17, 10:55 PM
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    Is it just my Lidl or am I losing my favourite.

    I am diabetic and I try so hard to watch what I eat. For the past couple of years I have been enjoying their Greek Yogurt (full fat as it has less sugar than low fat). I used to get their big tubs 1kg (brilliant for the week), now its 500g tubs (ok) but I only sometimes find 1 in every 20 pots. They do have wee pots (125g approx.) but I can't put my fruit in them for taking to work. Usually put the yogurt in another container with fruit. The smaller pots I don't scrape it out as well.

    Any advice?
    Originally posted by jhgkp

    I miss those 1kg tubs too! I often now have to resort to getting the 500g ones from Aldi due to shortages in Lidl but the Aldi Greek yogurt just isn't as nice as the Lidl one
    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 7th Jun 17, 11:54 PM
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    I've just watched Supershoppers and they found that the big brands in Lidl/Aldi can be more expensive than other supermarkets. Examples were Heinz beans and 73% of branded confectionary such as Mars. I appreciate a lot of savvy MSE shoppers may not buy the big brands in discount supermarkets but thought people should realise.
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    To be fair (to us) we've made the same observation several times in these threads.

    And yes, you are quite right - the MSE way is not the big brand way (unless they are better VFM, of course. )
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    • pakokelso93
    • By pakokelso93 8th Jun 17, 6:01 PM
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    Lidl's XXL week has 1L bottles of Cien shower gel for 99p. I've never used it before but am sure it does the job.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    It is outstanding. My fav XXL offer I think. Great value. The Lime, Orange and Purple Sun smells are fab.
    PK!
    • Violetta
    • By Violetta 8th Jun 17, 8:21 PM
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    Picked up the W5 all purpose cleaner fresh lemon spray (79p? I think) from lidl, most impressed cleaned the worktops and greasy stove top really well, also tried it on the bathroom and I really like it, the spray is really good and it doesn't foam up too much, will definitely buy again. Also picked up some Bertolli Light in Lidl for 99p I usually buy this and its a fair bit more expensive around £1.80, don't usually see it in Lidl so stocked up
    Booo!!!
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 8th Jun 17, 8:37 PM
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    I've now tried all the "No Added Sugar" varieties of the new Lidl/Naturis Juice Drinks. (1 Litre @ 69p)

    The options are:-

    Apple & Elderflower - overall this is the nicest, most sophisticated blend of flavours. It's also the only variety where the product is clear (and a very pleasant colour, too). An excellent product, which if it had a fancy bottle & brand name could easily cost twice its Lidl price.

    Pineapple, Coconut & Lime - a good blend of flavours with a good balance between the different ingredients. It's smooth with no pulp at all, and tastes best when served very cold.

    Mango - a good strong mango flavour, though lacking the pulp or the sweetness of a typical Mango drink. I would say that it could be improved by the addition of another flavour - maybe something sharp?

    Orange & Lime (IIRC) - an odd, slightly off taste to the product. I wouldn't recommend it.


    The Cranberry & Raspberry Drink has also now be repackaged as Naturis, so hopefully we may see the return of Cranberry Light. I also noticed a Multi-fruit Light that I've not see before.
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 08-06-2017 at 8:45 PM.
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    • pakokelso93
    • By pakokelso93 9th Jun 17, 11:10 PM
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    Fingers crossed tomo when I get weekend offer cheese on this XXL week that Lidl might still have some old Toujour XXL Baby Wipes that are 100 instead of 80 and not the terrible quality 64's which they are now.
    PK!
    • maman
    • By maman 10th Jun 17, 8:14 PM
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    I miss those 1kg tubs too! I often now have to resort to getting the 500g ones from Aldi due to shortages in Lidl but the Aldi Greek yogurt just isn't as nice as the Lidl one
    Originally posted by Mir!
    Went to Lidl yesterday and they had 1kg tubs. Guy next to me in the queue (probably from Indian restaurant) was buying a tray! Maybe that's why you can't find them.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 11th Jun 17, 5:30 AM
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    They still s ok them in Lidl and the Lidl ones are the nicest.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 11th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
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    I can report that Lidl Deluxe Melton Mowbray pork pie is pretty much tasteless.
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