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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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  • mikbmikb Forumite
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    kathygrif said:
    Why do Lidl and Aldi do it ? They change suppliers/quality with little or no warning on the packaging

    I understand your frustration, but the "brand" is still the same, so the packaging remains the same.

    E.g "Brooklea" Low-Fat Yoghurt 6-packs up until a few months ago were coming from Muller UK in Shropshire. Then they went off the shelves for a bit, and returned but now made by TF Dairy, Telford. The same company are currently making Morrisons own-brand yoghurts.

    I suspect part of it is trying to deal with price changes and supply problems caused by the B word.
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    kathygrif said:
    Why do Lidl and Aldi do it ? They change suppliers/quality with little or no warning on the packaging, most times keeping the old packaging !
    Today I bought some Lidl own brand Floralys Kitchen Towels 4 pack, they came in the same packaging as usual.
    When I got them home I noticed a "New and Improved" label. Comparing them with the old ones all I can see is that they have changed from 3 ply to 2 ply so not improved at all, definitely feel poorer quality and at the same price.
    Please Aldi and Lidl change the packaging for these so called New/Improved/Better/Best products that simply aren't so we are pre warned.
    I get the Lidl's Floralys Ultra kitchen rolls (2 pack). They were on a weekend offer a couple of weekends ago. Never had a problem with them. 
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    edited 5 March at 7:37PM
    Lidl's Soup in a Cup have had a repackage, and I think the Tomato variety has lost its veggies and croutons.

    Lidl's Muesli bars - the no added sugar varieties have been repackaged.

    Lidl's Bran Flakes currently on offer at an implausible 45 - 49p.   (500g)
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  • Rosa_DamascenaRosa_Damascena Forumite
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    Lidl's Soup in a Cup have had a repackage, and I think the Tomato variety has lost its veggies and croutons.

    Lidl's Muesli bars - the no added sugar varieties have been repackaged.

    Lidl's Bran Flakes currently on offer at an implausible 45 - 49p.   (500g)
    Pity, I bought a lot of this product but ultimately its not real food so its probably for the best. Price of the bran flakes makes up for it though :)
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    Pity, I bought a lot of this product but ultimately its not real food so its probably for the best. Price of the bran flakes makes up for it though :)
    I didn't check properly, but I would put money on the Lidl soups ending up as exactly the same flavours as Aldi:  plain Tomato, plain Chicken and Minestrone with veg, pasta and croutons.

    Two out of three of those are okay (haven't tried the Chicken).  
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    Wish they add more flavours to their cup a soups. Hate Minestrone with a passion. Sometimes its worth going to the other supermarkets/B&M type places,  to get different flavours. 


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    Pity, I bought a lot of this product but ultimately its not real food so its probably for the best. Price of the bran flakes makes up for it though :)
    I didn't check properly, but I would put money on the Lidl soups ending up as exactly the same flavours as Aldi:  plain Tomato, plain Chicken and Minestrone with veg, pasta and croutons.

    Two out of three of those are okay (haven't tried the Chicken).  
    Not keen on the Bramwell's Minestrone, completely tasteless (to me). But as I say, a net benefit to my health.
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    A lot of bruised apples from Lidl at the moment.
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    The Aldi oranges from Egypt are both tough to eat and contain a lot of pith/internal skin - good for juicing but not eating.

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    Noticed on this weeks shop quite a few price increases, not so much on the meat but on veg and treats like chocolate and sweets as well as cold meats.
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