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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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  • sarahj1986sarahj1986 Forumite
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    Tried the Aldi orange miniatures (like Terry's chocolate orange) must say they are very good. They taste exactly the same to Terry's chocolate orange. We go away next week for two weeks, when we get back I'll be needing washing done so I'll try the Almat range then
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  • VeGGie-STyLeVeGGie-STyLe Forumite
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    MysteryMe wrote: »
    Had the Aldi lamb rogan josh this evening and it was tasty, plenty of meat.

    Can you remember how much it cost?
    It's one of my favourite meals, so just wondering if it's much cheaper than other supermarkets or not.
  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    Can you remember how much it cost?
    It's one of my favourite meals, so just wondering if it's much cheaper than other supermarkets or not.

    I think it's £2.50-2.79 - about 50p cheaper than the main supermarkets
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Aldi bog-standard-basic Jaffa cakes are down to 31p/12. Its been a long time since I had a Jaffa cake, so in the spirit of advent I thought I'd try them. They are lovely and light, a bit on the dry side but great with a cuppa :D
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    MysteryMe wrote: »
    I have another in the freezer...


    I now have FOUR in my freezer!:p:rotfl:
    Was in Lidl yesterday. They do mixed cases such as their Skyr, cottage cheese. Things like nuts, dried herbs are in their own cases.


    I buy almonds, walnuts and brazils in Aldi as DH likes them on his muesli (which incidentally is Lidl's luxury in the blue bags:D). For some reason the nuts with the 'health' foods (near cereal and free from stuff) are cheaper per kg than those in the home baking. These nuts are mixed up in a case.


    ETA: It's also cheaper per kg to buy sugar snaps and baby sweetcorn in a mixed tray than separately.
  • just_tryingjust_trying Forumite
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    Aldi now have specially selected muffins in various flavours, I can't say I've tried them, not had a chance as soon as I buy them there gone. In Aldi yesterday night just one packet left..lemon curd and white chocolate. They've been available about 2 weeks I know blueberry and lemon are amazing according to others. There about £1.40 for 2 but supposedly excellent, well 1 packet left yesterday.
  • PLRFDPLRFD Forumite
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    Just been to Aldi open at 10:30 for browsing and tills open at 11 ? 20 minuets waiting in a queue I won't get back.
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    PLRFD wrote: »
    Just been to Aldi open at 10:30 for browsing and tills open at 11 ? 20 minuets waiting in a queue I won't get back.

    Unlikely to be Aldi's fault. Blame local rules governing Sunday opening times. Other supermarkets operate a similar 'browsing' policy.
  • PLRFDPLRFD Forumite
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    The Sainsburys 200 yards away opens at 10 without problems,forgot to say Aldi's Nespresso compatible coffee pods are from a different manufacturer now and they work well where as the first ones many months ago didn't,the packaging isn't so good though because of how they open a serrated front opening most were open at the front I suspect by just being put on the shelf,also got some of their own brand "Newcastle Brown" in the freezer to chill will report back later.
  • dlusmandlusman Forumite
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    PLRFD wrote: »
    The Sainsburys 200 yards away opens at 10 without problems,.

    It isnt the opening time that is restricted . It is the length of opening
    - which is maximum of 6 hours. You will probably find your Aldi closes at 5pm , but the Sainsburys at 4.
    As Mr Badger said - lots of stores open their doors early on Sunday , before they are legally allowed to sell stuff
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