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Good and Bad Buying at Lidl and Aldi (***Please don't expire***)

edited 18 January at 8:10PM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    I've not tried Aldi's digestives (yet) but I do much prefer Tesco fig biscuits to Aldi's.
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    I prefer Aldi's digestive biscuits to the much-praise Tesco / Miss Mollies. I can't even say I'm a fan of the humble digestive but if I had to pick it would be Aldi for me.
    Now that you have opened that packet of biscuits, I much prefer Lidl's digestive (Tower Gate) to Aldi's, I would even put Asda own brand ahead od Aldi.
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    StompaStompa Forumite
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    edited 4 March at 1:54PM
    I've just opened a new packet of Almat Colour washing tablets. I'm pretty sure I've used them before without any problems, but today discovered at the end of a wash that one of the tablets remained undissolved in the washing machine drawer, which seems rather odd. Even when I put it in the sink and poured water on it it didn't seem very soluble. Does anybody know if they've perhaps changed the formulation?

    Looking them up on the Aldi website, they're these:

    https://groceries.aldi.co.uk/en-GB/p-almat-colour-bio-washing-tablets-18-washes-36-pack/4088600339450

    and I'm very surprised to see them described as 'Bio', as there's absolutely no mention of this on the box itself, other than the fifth item on the ingredients list (in tiny writing) being 'Enzymes'.

    UPDATE:
    Just discovered the reviews here, so it seems I'm not the only one suffering from this problem.

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/almat®-colour-bio-washing-tablets/p/056325389517200#product-reviews
    Stompa
  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    I've stopped using any sort of powder for this reason. I find liquid 'safer' and could recommend Lidl Formil or Aldi Almat. 
    P. S. Incidentally, when I'm in our holiday apartment in Turkey I use tablets (easy to transport as I don't wash much there). The locally purchased machine suggests, on the instructions, that the tablets go in the drum not the drawer. 
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    edited 4 March at 4:30PM
    I always use the Lidl "2 in 1" washing liquid.   It seems to change packaging quite often, and sometimes there seems to be a choice between two levels of thickness (or could be gel vs. liquid).    It's also often on "weekend" offer.

    It does the job without fuss or mess, and no need to buy Conditioner which is a bonus.   I did pick up a tub of stain remover when it was on offer to chuck in when I know there's likely to be a need for it.  
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    maman said:
    I've stopped using any sort of powder for this reason. I find liquid 'safer' and could recommend Lidl Formil or Aldi Almat. 
    P. S. Incidentally, when I'm in our holiday apartment in Turkey I use tablets (easy to transport as I don't wash much there). The locally purchased machine suggests, on the instructions, that the tablets go in the drum not the drawer. 
    I also use liquid for that reason. Plus add a teaspoon of soda crystals as cheaper than limescale powder
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    maman said:
    I've stopped using any sort of powder for this reason. I find liquid 'safer' and could recommend Lidl Formil or Aldi Almat. 
    P. S. Incidentally, when I'm in our holiday apartment in Turkey I use tablets (easy to transport as I don't wash much there). The locally purchased machine suggests, on the instructions, that the tablets go in the drum not the drawer. 
    I can see the reasoning for that suggestion as nearly all machines nowadays are cold fill only, heating the water occurring in the machine itself, therefore helping dissolve the tablet fully more easily.
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    One of life's lessons, "new and improved" is always to benefit the retailer, not the customer....
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    Has any one else noticed that Aldi's packet Risotto rice have been discontinued?   They did both Chicken and Sundried Tomato flavours if I recall.   They were really nice for an occasional quick and easy "cheat" meal.


    "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!!

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