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Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please*

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Gone Off!
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  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    I bought these on 1/2 price offer at the weekend, thinking they would be a cut above the bog standard cheese and onion:
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    How wrong I was, they are soooo salty they are making my tastebuds ache :(
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  • StompaStompa Forumite
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    Mentioned this some time ago that with different flavours/meals/types in the same case - all with the same barcode isn't a good way for Aldi to see which flavours etc are doing well.

    Whenever I've looked at such items they've had different barcodes. They may appear the same on the receipt, but it's inconceivable that Aldi don't have a record of how many of each they have sold.
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    Mentioned this some time ago that with different flavours/meals/types in the same case - all with the same barcode isn't a good way for Aldi to see which flavours etc are doing well. I have routed through five cases of one line - to find the only flavour I like.

    I would be interested if mixed cases cause more waste - esp in the fresh section. As if they knew the sales figures of each flavour etc, they would either drop the poor selling ones or reduce the proportion of the it


    I'd be interested to know whether the cases always start off with equal numbers of each variety or they fill them up with what they have. The boxes were full of chicken jalfrezi (on both sides) but that could have been an assistant (or a customer;)) tidying up.


    It's not just the recent curry shortage, I spend time every week wading through (not literally:D) flavoured cottage cheese to get to the plain pots.
  • SystemSystem
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    maman wrote: »
    I'd be interested to know whether the cases always start off with equal numbers of each variety or they fill them up with what they have. The boxes were full of chicken jalfrezi (on both sides) but that could have been an assistant (or a customer;)) tidying up.


    It's not just the recent curry shortage, I spend time every week wading through (not literally:D) flavoured cottage cheese to get to the plain pots.

    The flavours etc are equal. So in a case of 36 - there are 12 or 18 of each, depending if a case has 2 or 3 different things. As seen a colleague opening cases.
  • MysteryMeMysteryMe Forumite
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    Had the Aldi lamb rogan josh this evening and it was tasty, plenty of meat.
  • jhgkpjhgkp Forumite
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    Annoys me the mixed cases.

    I am diabetic and for a treat I like greek yogurt with some frozen berrys (defrosted). The greek yogurt used to come in 1kg tubs but that is another matter. I like to get the full fat one as it has less it has less carbs than the low fat one and the low fat one is very watery IMO.
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    Mixed cases are just another means by which L&A save money to pass on in reduced prices.

    The savings in managing, say, 2000 stock lines instead of 4000 must be significant.

    I think they must listen & respond. I used to have a lot of difficulty finding Lidl Chicken & Veg Cuppa Soup in amongst a sea of the not so nice Minestrone. Recently, though, the cases seem to be three rows of equal numbers of the three varieties. Much better.
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    MysteryMe wrote: »
    Had the Aldi lamb rogan josh this evening and it was tasty, plenty of meat.


    Don't rub it in!!:p
  • MysteryMeMysteryMe Forumite
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    I have another in the freezer...
  • SystemSystem
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    Was in Lidl yesterday. They do mixed cases such as their Skyr, cottage cheese. Things like nuts, dried herbs are in their own cases.
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