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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 3rd Sep 17, 12:02 PM
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    I've always assumed that shops, to avoid mistakes, had some sort of automated printer to print shelf edge price labels. Clearly that's not the case at Aldi:

    Stompa
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 3rd Sep 17, 5:47 PM
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    We could really do with electronic SELs here. They've been commonly used in Europe for ages!
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • robin58
    • By robin58 3rd Sep 17, 11:38 PM
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    We could really do with electronic SELs here. They've been commonly used in Europe for ages!
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    3 of the big 4 Supermarkets here have been trying them out for a while in test stores but there is no firm commitments of any introduction yet.
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 4th Sep 17, 6:05 AM
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    3 of the big 4 Supermarkets here have been trying them out for a while in test stores but there is no firm commitments of any introduction yet.
    Originally posted by robin58
    The ability to bring in dynamic pricing will make it happen soon.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 4th Sep 17, 11:55 AM
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    I've always assumed that shops, to avoid mistakes, had some sort of automated printer to print shelf edge price labels. Clearly that's not the case at Aldi:

    Originally posted by Stompa
    Most supermarkets, there are ways that tickets are processed.
    1. When promo cycles start/end, HQ will send them the files to print them off
    2. If a ticket is missing or damaged, the shop staff can request a new ticket to be printed on a handset
    3. When rearranging shelving, they print off new tickets as they have the updated capacity on them. So that gets adjusted with the replenishment and auto ordering in the future.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 4th Sep 17, 12:37 PM
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    It looks as though the per kg price there dates from a previous promotion when the Blueberries were 69p/150g. The correct per kg price should be £7.00.

    From a procedural/IT POV this seems quite a basic error.
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    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 4th Sep 17, 1:15 PM
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    Aldi have some frozen Rainbow trout at the moment.

    I defrosted mine and dusted them in seasoned flour before frying in butter.

    Really nice subtle flavours. Recommended.
    Originally posted by Sam Fallow
    They also have fresh smoked rainbow trout fillets which are absolutely delicious.
    • RHemmings
    • By RHemmings 4th Sep 17, 3:09 PM
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    I've just eaten Lidl 'Snacktastic sundried tomato and basil Pitta chips' with red pepper humous.

    Alone the chips are quite nice, with a good flavour. The red pepper hummous is OK, but has the least distinctive flavour of any 'red pepper' hummous I know.

    But, for some reason, eat the hummous with the chips and the flavours together are seriously yum! I'm eating this again.
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 5th Sep 17, 7:33 PM
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    Banrock Station Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz (purple label). The ms bought it I thought, a £7 wine even at Aldi prices, but it's £4.57.
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 5th Sep 17, 7:36 PM
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    Oh and the Aldi stonebaked thin & crispy spinach & ricotta pizza was good, very thin base, very tomatoey.
    • atrixa
    • By atrixa 5th Sep 17, 8:09 PM
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    Currently sat watching Bake Off eating the Cookies and Cream biscuits from Aldi. Nice, but slightly bonfire-y aftertaste. It's oddly growing on me...

    I've also got the Groovy biscuits from the same brand. They're fun, but most of it is now on my carpet because of the crumbs :/
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Sep 17, 3:26 AM
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    Has anyone tried this, and would you recommend it? Apparently Aldi will be selling jeroboams of the stuff at Christmas. (I don't think it's the Cremant de Jura that maman has recommended in the past).

    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • charlies_mum
    • By charlies_mum 15th Sep 17, 8:09 PM
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    Bought a bag of the XXL Paprika Cruspies ( think they were 99p ). They are absolutely gorgeous and I have eaten half the pack in one g o

    Will be stocking up on these.
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    • CAZBEAR
    • By CAZBEAR 15th Sep 17, 9:35 PM
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    just tried Lidl oven chips, 63p a bag and just as good , if not better than other supermarket brands.
    Best headline ever on local paper??

    "Weight loss group doubles in size"
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 17th Sep 17, 6:28 PM
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    Has anyone seen pesto - green or red (which I know isn't technically pesto) - at Lidl lately? Its been OOS at every branch I've visited.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • Miró
    • By Miró 17th Sep 17, 8:03 PM
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    Has anyone seen pesto - green or red (which I know isn't technically pesto) - at Lidl lately? Its been OOS at every branch I've visited.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Has disappeared from my Lidl too lately....also missing at the moment are the boxes of oatcakes. Fortunately Aldi still have both in stock

    One of my favourite snacks is a couple of oatcakes with sliced piccolo tomatoes and a big dollop of green pesto on top!
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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 17th Sep 17, 8:03 PM
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    Yes both in my local one at the mo.
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 17th Sep 17, 8:27 PM
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    Just had the ALDI oven chips in green packet.They were really thin and soggy , wouldn't buy them again
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 17th Sep 17, 9:00 PM
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    Has anyone seen pesto - green or red (which I know isn't technically pesto) - at Lidl lately? Its been OOS at every branch I've visited.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    My Lidl has Filippo Berio pesto as a special buy. I never liked the look of Lidl's normal pesto, so never bought it.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 19th Sep 17, 2:56 PM
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    Has anyone seen pesto - green or red (which I know isn't technically pesto) - at Lidl lately? Its been OOS at every branch I've visited.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    I made enquiries and it seems it is temporarily discontinued. I've never know it to be shoved aside for Christmas before. Esp in September

    On the positive, the Lidl version of chocolate hobnobs is just the ticket with a mug of tea as the nights draw in...
    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!
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