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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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  • EenymeenyEenymeeny Forumite
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    Eenymeeny said:
    Eenymeeny said:
    I'd like to match up with two garden chairs purchased previously at Lidl. They're advertised as being available on Thursday 15th April. Can anyone tell me if I have any chance of buying them if I shop late on Wednesday night or are they not for sale until Thursday? 
    Unfortunately I can't get there on Thursday morning. Thanks for any advice.
    Thanks for your help everyone. Saved me a trip out tomorrow night :) I suppose it's only fair, and I'll take my chance on Thursday afternoon.
    Just to update that I managed to get two of the recliner chairs after a change of plan this morning. There weren't any chairs left. I was told that there were queues at 8am and someone bought 6 chairs as they opened! I got there about 9am and am quite happy to have got the recliners although they were a bit dearer, Thank you everyone for your help.
    The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
    Thanks to everyone who contributes to this wonderful forum. I'm very grateful for the guidance and friendliness that I always receive from you.
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    od244051 said:
    Not impressed with Lidl's Snacktastic Potato Hoops. Very hard and not a patch on Hula Hoops. 
    I bought these on offer a few weeks ago, and thought they were ok. (Not a Hula Hoop aficionado, mind).
    No man is worth crawling on this earth.

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    Aldi fresh fruit - recently I found the EE oranges had changed to Egyptian supplied and found them to be very pithy and full of hard internal skin, so don't buy them. Today I chose and bought black grapes, largely because of the long date, didn't notice they weren't Spanish but are Indian and have found them to have very hard skins and a dry effect in the mouth, another don't buy. Food miles from Egypt or India compared with the EU are pretty high, although not as many as Chile! 
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    harz99 said:
    Aldi fresh fruit - recently I found the EE oranges had changed to Egyptian supplied and found them to be very pithy and full of hard internal skin, so don't buy them. Today I chose and bought black grapes, largely because of the long date, didn't notice they weren't Spanish but are Indian and have found them to have very hard skins and a dry effect in the mouth, another don't buy. Food miles from Egypt or India compared with the EU are pretty high, although not as many as Chile! 
    Yet the clementines on super-six are sweet, juicy and delicious.
    No man is worth crawling on this earth.

    So much to read, so little time.
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    harz99 said:
    Aldi fresh fruit - recently I found the EE oranges had changed to Egyptian supplied and found them to be very pithy and full of hard internal skin, so don't buy them. Today I chose and bought black grapes, largely because of the long date, didn't notice they weren't Spanish but are Indian and have found them to have very hard skins and a dry effect in the mouth, another don't buy. Food miles from Egypt or India compared with the EU are pretty high, although not as many as Chile! 
    Yet the clementines on super-six are sweet, juicy and delicious.
    They might well be, but they're not on SS6 this week! The point is that Aldi are changing suppliers so what was nice isn't always so... 
  • MrsStepfordMrsStepford Forumite
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    Lidl cupasoups are excellent (well, for the money)  4 portions for 35p?   With veggies and croutons, too.
    We make our own. 

    Kallo organic low salt stock cube
    Good pinch of Arrosto Italian chilli and garlic
    About a good teaspoon of dried finely chopped organic leeks
    Boiling water, whisk to break up the stock cube and leave for a bit to let the leek rehydrate. 
    Australia DOESN'T have a deal with the EU. 
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    edited 20 April at 7:55PM
    New product at Aldi...

    New product at Lidl:

    "Fibre Yum" - these are high fibre, low calorie cake squares like Aldi's Fibre Now, and the branded Fibre One.   Lidl's come in three flavours:   Chocolate Brownie, Salted Caramel and Lemon Drizzle.   I think they are nicer than Aldi's version, which I find a bit dry.  The Lemon Drizzle has an excellent zesty lemon flavour.


    Aldi now have the other 2 flavours of these cake bars (now have all 4 in the branded range), which are Lemon Drizzle and Birthday Cake.

    Birthday Cake is delicious, but I can confirm no candles are included.
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    Bad buy at Aldi:
    ripen at home nectarines - they don't.

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    Pollycat said:
    Bad buy at Aldi:
    ripen at home nectarines - they don't.

    They never do, though, do they. For ‘ripen at home’, read ‘unripe and never will ripen’.
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    Pollycat said:
    Bad buy at Aldi:
    ripen at home nectarines - they don't.

    I bought loads from both Aldi and Lidl last year, admittedly later into the summer - and they were delicious. As pointed out on this thread in a recent post, f&v suppliers aren't consistent. I wouldn't be put off by your April experience.
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