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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 9th Jul 17, 1:45 PM
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    Important announcement
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    • 9th Jul 17, 1:45 PM
    Important announcement 9th Jul 17 at 1:45 PM
    I've just eaten a slice of Aldi brand malt loaf and can confirm that it was NOT a suitable substitute for Soreen. It was dryer, less fruity, generally less squidgesome.
    I know many of you are keen cake eaters, and following last weeks heated malt loaf debate in Discussion Time, it's a subject that has been on many of our minds, as well as in our stomachs.
    Money saving can be taken too far sometimes and some things are really not worth scrimping on - if I can save just ONE person from a disappointing tea time experience with this message then my own suffering will all have been worth it.
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    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 9th Jul 17, 2:19 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:19 PM
    Thank you for sacrificing your taste buds fairy lights in making that experiment. While this is a money saving site I quite agree there is a line that shouldn't be crossed on some things, Soreen is now obviously on that list.
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
    • colinw
    • By colinw 9th Jul 17, 2:31 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:31 PM
    In years to come the Soreen eaters of the UK will erect a statue to you and your epic deeds will be talked of and echo down the ages.....

    Last edited by colinw; 09-07-2017 at 2:37 PM.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 9th Jul 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 2:35 PM
    Same with Aldi Garibaldi..Most of their products are cheap imitations of the real thing..Apart form pickled cucumbers or 'Salzgurke'.

    The Germans are renowned for their cucumbers..
    • Annie35
    • By Annie35 9th Jul 17, 3:12 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:12 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:12 PM
    this truly is important information, i do agree sometimes things are an economy to far..like tesco own brand laundry liquid for instance
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 9th Jul 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:19 PM
    Thank you, you've saved me from buying the Aldi one. My dad loves malt loaf and I was going to get him an Aldi one to try, so well done, you've saved an elderly man from this awful experience
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 9th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
    We bought some Aldi mayonnaise yesterday. It was horrible

    To make up for it I made some ice cream with proper ingredients i.e. Eggs, cream, real vanilla etc. It was divine
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:47 PM
    I can confirm that I have never found any other malt loaf that is as malty and squidgy as Soreen.




    My other pet grouse is sticky toffee pudding. I once had one in a garden centre cafè that was sublime. However, .I have yet to find a shop one that isn't incredibly sickly and under-toffeed.
    And sometimes they have far too much sauce, and sometimes not enough. The sauce to pudding ratio is crucial, you know.
    I have tried Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Asda, M&S and various cafès to no avail.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 09-07-2017 at 6:51 PM.
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    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 9th Jul 17, 10:13 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 10:13 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 10:13 PM
    I've just eaten a slice of Aldi brand malt loaf and can confirm that it was NOT a suitable substitute for Soreen. It was dryer, less fruity, generally less squidgesome.
    I know many of you are keen cake eaters, and following last weeks heated malt loaf debate in Discussion Time, it's a subject that has been on many of our minds, as well as in our stomachs.
    Money saving can be taken too far sometimes and some things are really not worth scrimping on - if I can save just ONE person from a disappointing tea time experience with this message then my own suffering will all have been worth it.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Thankyou for your services to malt loaf lovers everywhere, thankfully due to you its Soreen all the way in this household. You are a hero.
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 9th Jul 17, 10:20 PM
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    On the subject of cakes, Aldi's Holly Lane range - most of the lines are made by Mr Kipling. Same font and layout of best before date batch code into and come in the same cranberry red inner trays.
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 10th Jul 17, 1:53 AM
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    We all wish the OP a speedy recovery.
    • hunters
    • By hunters 10th Jul 17, 7:06 AM
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    More importantly how can a loaf be a cake.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 10th Jul 17, 7:19 AM
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    I can confirm that I have never found any other malt loaf that is as malty and squidgy as Soreen.




    My other pet grouse is sticky toffee pudding. I once had one in a garden centre cafè that was sublime. However, .I have yet to find a shop one that isn't incredibly sickly and under-toffeed.
    And sometimes they have far too much sauce, and sometimes not enough. The sauce to pudding ratio is crucial, you know.
    I have tried Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Asda, M&S and various cafès to no avail.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    When my little cat goes to cat heaven I will get 2 cats from Cats Protection/Blue Cross. What perfect names - Malty and Squidgy
    • Merlinthewise
    • By Merlinthewise 10th Jul 17, 7:22 AM
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    Isn't Sticky Toffee Pudding an unusual name for your pet grouse?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 7:27 AM
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    Isn't Sticky Toffee Pudding an unusual name for your pet grouse?
    Originally posted by Merlinthewise


    Very good!



    You're so right!

    But then I do go in for strange names!
    I once had a pheasant called For Pluck's Sake, a quail called Shiver Me Timbers, and a partridge called Conference.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Jul 17, 8:52 AM
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    Lidl's Gellati is better than the original Solero, yummy.
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 10th Jul 17, 10:28 AM
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    We all wish the OP a speedy recovery.
    Originally posted by Geoff1963
    Thanks Geoff, I'm doing ok. I'd also bought some Aldi-version Mars bars which have helped me get over the Malt loaf.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 10th Jul 17, 6:09 PM
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    Thanks for the warning
    I do like Aldis and Lidl.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
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    There's a thread on the Food Shopping board that you should post this information on, it would be helpful to Aldi shoppers.
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