Lidl King of the Grill Charcoal Briquettes

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
I'm a huge fan of Lidl, but their charcoal briquettes are absolutely dreadful. I have used 3/4l of barbecue lighting fluid and despite this chemical inferno, only half of the briquettes actually caught. Next time I'll just buy lumpwood or similar, seems to catch better. A barbecue should not need enough 'juice' to fly a plane and 10 minutes with a blow torch just to get things started :mad:

Or is every BBQ like that? :rotfl:
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  • BobcrowtherBobcrowther Forumite
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    "MSE forum member in buy cheap lidl crap then wonders why it's awful shocker"...
  • pmdukpmduk Forumite
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    Neither are a patch on the larger multiples for either quality or variety.

    Independent blind taste-tests frequently say otherwise.
    You get what you pay for.

    A product improves if you charge more for it?
  • paddyrgpaddyrg Forumite
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    Briquettes aren't pure charcoal, they have some kind of binding agent and non-flammable component (which is why you get ~10% grit left after burning where pure charcoal should almost vanish completely)
  • BobcrowtherBobcrowther Forumite
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    pmduk wrote: »
    Independent blind taste-tests frequently say otherwise.



    A product improves if you charge more for it?

    No, dont be silly. Flying first class on Emirates is exactly the same as flying coach on Ryanair. Everyone knows that.
  • edinburgheredinburgher Forumite
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    Reported for swear filter avoidance.

    Regardless, one always tends to find those who shop in lidl/aldi tend to be hugely overzealous, as if somehow defending the fact that they choose inferior products/can't afford anything better.
    I have given them both many, many chances. Their fruit appears to be returns from the large multiples, their continental meats (a huge draw some say) are rather lacklustre in the range and scope of variety, and their meat... hugely hit and miss. Their non-food ranges simply appear to be crap. Their alcohol can be good if you know what your looking for. Neither are a patch on the larger multiples for either quality or variety.

    You get what you pay for.

    Re. 'the larger multiples' - yes, you definitely get the illusion of choice. Re. quality, I've no dog in this fight (sorry I can't conform to your zealous stereotype), but find Lidl to be far better than my local Asda/Sainsbury's etc. for similar product choices. I'd suggest that it's you who has a problem if you think that shopping in Tesco is somehow an achievement or some sort of shopping victory. Prefer Whole Foods myself, but would need an extra £ sign on the end of my wage to shop there for everything ;)
  • flying coach on Ryanair.

    You can fly by coach with Ryanair?!

    Look out National Express! :p
  • BobcrowtherBobcrowther Forumite
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    daytona0 wrote: »
    You can fly by coach with Ryanair?!

    Look out National Express! :p

    Oh, you shining wit!

    Less funny if you had actually READ what I had said. I didn't say "flying BY coach" I said "flying coach". An Americanism, admittedly, but surely even basement dwellers like yourself would be familiar with it?
  • bod1467bod1467
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    Has this thread been pruned? If not then it doesn't make much sense ... some of the posts quoted don't exist in this thread.
  • Le_KirkLe_Kirk Forumite
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    ^^^^ It looks like the one quoted by Bobcrowther post #6 has been deleted. When I saw it earlier, there were !!!'s in place of some letters but it was clear what the swear word was supposed to be.
  • robatworkrobatwork Forumite
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    bod1467 wrote: »
    Has this thread been pruned? If not then it doesn't make much sense ... some of the posts quoted don't exist in this thread.

    Arghhh my !!!!!!!! were pruned. Bob isn't a very nice chap is he? Offended by a word no stronger than his "crap" and a snob to boot.
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