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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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    • 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.
    • wizk1
    • By wizk1 13th Jun 17, 5:32 PM
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    Lidl
    During the Italian season (coming up soon) Lidl's trays of vacuum sealed olives are very good indeed and much cheaper than the deli counter in more popular supermarkets.

    Also, Lidl's "Deluxe pesto gnocchi" is delicious and only £1.15 a pack.
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    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 13th Jun 17, 5:40 PM
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    Lidl - the 6 packs of small 'doughnut' peaches. Beware, the Mrs bought a pack of 6 yesterday, looked fine but today found 5 out of the 6 were rotten.
    As they're in a pack it's hard to check if they are in fact over soft.
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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 13th Jun 17, 6:20 PM
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    I can report that Lidl Deluxe Melton Mowbray pork pie is pretty much tasteless.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    There was a taste test of half a dozen different pork pies on one of the TV shows last week ( cannot remember which one ). Dickinson & Morris came out top by a long way
    https://www.porkpie.co.uk/
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 13th Jun 17, 6:36 PM
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    Lidl - the 6 packs of small 'doughnut' peaches. Beware, the Mrs bought a pack of 6 yesterday, looked fine but today found 5 out of the 6 were rotten.
    As they're in a pack it's hard to check if they are in fact over soft.
    Originally posted by buglawton
    I got some of those, and they have been nice so far (still got 3 left).

    Also the raspberries I've had from both Lidl & Aldi over the past couple of weeks have been excellent, and I've not had to throw a single one away.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 13th Jun 17, 7:46 PM
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    Lidl - the 6 packs of small 'doughnut' peaches. Beware, the Mrs bought a pack of 6 yesterday, looked fine but today found 5 out of the 6 were rotten.
    As they're in a pack it's hard to check if they are in fact over soft.
    Originally posted by buglawton
    I've not had a good experience with these before - white fleshed and never seem to ripen!

    Whereas the nectarines I bought recently at Aldi the other week have been in the fridge and are absolutely delicious: sweet, tangy and juicy.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • glensmen
    • By glensmen 14th Jun 17, 9:36 PM
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    Lidl thai green curry paste - terrible, bland green goop. Not significantly cheaper than elsewhere either.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th Jun 17, 9:46 PM
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    I've not had a good experience with these before - white fleshed and never seem to ripen!

    Whereas the nectarines I bought recently at Aldi the other week have been in the fridge and are absolutely delicious: sweet, tangy and juicy.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    My successful experience with them [cheap Doughnut Peaches] comes from buying them when they are still hard, and then putting a few at a time on the window sill to ripen. (I've even put ripened ones back in the fridge and they've been okay to eat for another couple of days).
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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 14th Jun 17, 10:03 PM
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    Lidls own hummus under the name "Meadow Fresh" came out best on today taste test on "Eat Well For Less" on BBC1 - and nearly half the price of the others tried ( and a third the price of the most expensive )
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 17th Jun 17, 9:14 AM
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    So the Mrs bought a selection of veg from Lidl last Monday, stored in fridge, cooked them on Wednesday, but discovered they were very soft by then, not really edible. That was our final Lidl veg shop. Lidl needs to get its butt into gear about its fruit and veg, since we can't do a full shop there we'll be giving Lidl a miss in future.
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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 17th Jun 17, 10:54 AM
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    I've had problems with Lidl veg from day one.
    • Miró
    • By Miró 17th Jun 17, 12:28 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by maman
    (Greek full fat yogurt) Ooooh that's an interesting thought. My Lidl is in a studenty area with lots of Indian restaurants around so that makes sense. Will carry on looking, just in case.

    Bought a jar of Aldi Caramelised Red Onion Sweet Chutney last week and it is quite good! (Sorry can't remember price). Not as good as my home made spiced plum chutney but I didn't make enough last year so have run out!!
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    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 18th Jun 17, 12:11 PM
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    I've had problems with Lidl veg from day one.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    Just to put this in perspepective (and I'm the first to grumble about Aldi's fruit and veg) the other day I was in a large branch of Waitrose (Ashford, Kent) and the baking potatoes weren't just green, they were actually sprouting!

    It's not just the German discounters who get it wrong with fresh produce, it seems.
    • robin58
    • By robin58 18th Jun 17, 10:54 PM
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    Just to put this in perspepective (and I'm the first to grumble about Aldi's fruit and veg) the other day I was in a large branch of Waitrose (Ashford, Kent) and the baking potatoes weren't just green, they were actually sprouting!

    It's not just the German discounters who get it wrong with fresh produce, it seems.
    Originally posted by A. Badger
    That's true. I was in a Sainsburys local near Christmas and they were selling a split bag of spuds reduced to clear. They were green as hell.
    Told the guy that he shouldn't sell them like that because of the toxins in the green areas. He looked at like I was off my rocker. I had to tell him if you don't believe me, Google it.

    I do see other stuff in all supermarkets being sold where if I was on that section they wouldn't be sold.
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    • VeGGie-STyLe
    • By VeGGie-STyLe 19th Jun 17, 12:58 AM
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    Just to put this in perspepective (and I'm the first to grumble about Aldi's fruit and veg) the other day I was in a large branch of Waitrose (Ashford, Kent) and the baking potatoes weren't just green, they were actually sprouting!

    It's not just the German discounters who get it wrong with fresh produce, it seems.
    Originally posted by A. Badger
    I picked up a pack of mushrooms in Waitrose yesterday, and they came with a free live slug inside! Not even a small one... a big fat slimey slug.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 19th Jun 17, 5:54 AM
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    I picked up a pack of mushrooms in Waitrose yesterday, and they came with a free live slug inside! Not even a small one... a big fat slimey slug.
    Originally posted by VeGGie-STyLe
    Was it tasty?
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 19th Jun 17, 4:55 PM
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    I do see other stuff in all supermarkets being sold where if I was on that section they wouldn't be sold.
    Originally posted by robin58
    Earlier on today, bought a few bits from Morrisons and noticed dead plants that weren't watered at all reduced to 25p-50p.

    I have seen dead plants in Aldi too.

    Why do supermarkets sell plants and never bother to water them?
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 19th Jun 17, 7:30 PM
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    Why do supermarkets sell plants and never bother to water them?
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    No idea, but my experience with B&Q plants are that even those on their last legs can be revived, so for 25p I'd be inclined to nurture.
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    • VeGGie-STyLe
    • By VeGGie-STyLe 19th Jun 17, 11:26 PM
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    Was it tasty?
    Originally posted by ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    I don't know. Shitake mushrooms... Slugs... Who could tell the difference?!
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 20th Jun 17, 11:45 AM
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    Does Lidl do a decent version of Pimms?
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