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

edited 10 February 2019 at 10:36AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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  • Lily54Lily54 Forumite
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    PLRFD wrote: »
    I’ve only just seen your post Lily. Yes I got 2 packs of them the day after I cooked them as normal and when cooked they were ok,having said that as has been said pretty much tasteless not like Jerseys of old. There were some left so when cooled I put them in a container in the fridge same as I always do to go in the dogs dinner the day after,when I came to feed him opened the container and like you said all black and horrible,wonder what the problem was with these ?
    Thank you PLRFD, I wont be buying again for sure,didn't even get as far as tasting them.
  • edited 10 July 2019 at 3:58PM
    Lily54Lily54 Forumite
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    edited 10 July 2019 at 3:58PM
    Ok not essentials but Lidl have stopped stocking their custard creams and fruit shortcake biscuits. Why does that always happen with your favourites? E.T.A. fruit shortcake back in stock today!
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    Lily54 wrote: »
    Ok not essentials but Lidl have stopped stocking their custard creams and fruit shortcake biscuits. Why does that always happen with your favourites?
    I hadn't noticed, since they dropped the price of their chocolate hobnobs to a silly 41p/300g I tend to focus on that item to the exclusion of all other biscuit offerings. What have they filled the space with?
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    edited 10 July 2019 at 4:40PM
    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    I hadn't noticed, since they dropped the price of their chocolate hobnobs to a silly 41p/300g I tend to focus on that item to the exclusion of all other biscuit offerings. What have they filled the space with?

    VfM - while their French week is on, try the Palets Bretons - chunky French butter biscuits. 65p a pack :)
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    fatbelly wrote: »
    VfM - while their French week is on, try the Palets Bretons - chunky French butter biscuits. 65p a pack :)
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    Thanks, but I really don't enjoy a buttery / very short biscuit. Others may rave about them but it's not for me. Viennese whirls fall under the same category.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    Katiehound wrote: »
    Lacura Moisture/ Mighty shampoo & conditioner was £1.99 now £0.99 Appears to be a take off on Aussie products- Moisture contains 'macadamia nut oil from Australia'
    Don't know if this is just a special offer or end of line.
    I bought the conditioner yesterday and not impressed with the directions for use.
    It simply says "work through the lengths of your hair and rinse. For best results use after Mighty Shampoo by Lacura".
    Put it on dry hair, then rinse?
    Put it on wet hair after shampooing and rinsing?
    Leave on for a couple of minutes, then rinse?
    What does everyone else do?
  • Veteran Tesco and Waitrose (for top up) shopper here.
    2 months ago I decided to try Lidl as I needed to sort my spiralling weekly food budget out.
    The things I (and 3 fussy children) are actually fine with are:
    Baked beans
    The quilted toilet paper
    Dishwasher tablets
    The fake monster munch crisps
    Chocolate spread
    All bread, fruit, veg, cheese products
    Ready meal moussaka
    Nappies
    Frozen chips
    Frozen fish
    Quiche
    Cheese coleslaw
    Wine!!
    Squash
    Biscuits
    Tinned tomatoes

    The stuff which we aren’t impressed with are the meat and the shampoo / conditioner. Even tried the Fake Aussie conditioner and it was appalling.

    Next we tried Aldi and I’ve only done 2 shops there so far. The meat was much better although had very quick sell by dates.
    The ready meal moussaka was absolutely rank though. The coleslaw is also not so good but they do sell tuna in spring water rather than oil like Lidl. The wine is also just as good as Lidl!
    Aldi seems slightly more expensive than Lidl though, although like I say, I’ve only done 2 shops there.

    Still shopping at Waitrose for dairy free produce, cous cous, shampoo/ conditioner, vegetarian substitutes and about 50% of meat but I’ve cut about 25% of my shopping budget down which is great
  • Tofu_eaterTofu_eater Forumite
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    Aldi - the 'Moser Roth' Salted Caramel Truffles in the round boxes (yellow and dark brown) ......sooooo good!!!!They're really nice!
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    peewhyeff wrote: »
    I bought the conditioner yesterday and not impressed with the directions for use.
    It simply says "work through the lengths of your hair and rinse. For best results use after Mighty Shampoo by Lacura".
    Put it on dry hair, then rinse?
    Put it on wet hair after shampooing and rinsing?
    Leave on for a couple of minutes, then rinse?

    What does everyone else do?

    Well..... it tells you best after the shampoo!
    I suspect they assume you know what to do with usual conditioner that's why they are economical with words.
    I would do either of the above which I have highlighted.

    Generally speaking you don't put conditioner on dry hair (nor do you leave it in, unless told otherwise)
    Despite the instructions, how was it? I haven't used mine yet
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    Katiehound wrote: »
    Well..... it tells you best after the shampoo!
    I suspect they assume you know what to do with usual conditioner that's why they are economical with words.
    I would do either of the above which I have highlighted.

    Generally speaking you don't put conditioner on dry hair (nor do you leave it in, unless told otherwise)
    Despite the instructions, how was it? I haven't used mine yet

    Two of us here using Aldi or Lidl own brand shampoos and conditioner for years.

    Hugely cheaper than brands, and in reality they’re all much the same thing - people just get conned by branding into thinking they’re somehow different.

    A classic case of emperor’s clothes.
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