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

edited 10 February 2019 at 9:36AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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  • ididntgetwhereiamtodayididntgetwhereiamtoday Forumite
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    The Aldi ketchup used to be horrible but we tried it again this week and it is actually very nice. As good as Heinz and only 49 p a bottle of 650g which is about a quarter of the price. 
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  • StompaStompa Forumite
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    The Aldi ketchup used to be horrible but we tried it again this week and it is actually very nice. As good as Heinz and only 49 p a bottle of 650g which is about a quarter of the price. 
    Interesting. It used to be good many years ago, then they changed the recipe back in 2011 after which it was awful. Sounds like maybe they've changed it again?

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  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    The Aldi ketchup used to be horrible but we tried it again this week and it is actually very nice. As good as Heinz and only 49 p a bottle of 650g which is about a quarter of the price. 
    Having tried them both over the years I have always preferred the Lidl ketchup but may try the Aldi one again.
  • mac.dmac.d Forumite
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    I should have said I was thinking of the kind of people who'd try chancing their arm so wouldn't be in uniform or have an ID badge! Cynicism borne out of recent lockdown shenanigans and the realisation that more people are going to start thinking, 'we're not really all in it together so I'll do what I want'.

    To me the key workers being given priority access isn't just a thanks but an appreciation that they are still out working when many others are at home, so please go ahead to the front of the queue and don't wait. Although admittedly that's maybe a daft thought as it has really just been mainly for NHS, and not any others deemed key workers.

    And to keep this on-topic. I only recently tried the Aldi ketchup having always used Heinz. It tastes ok but I do find it a bit watery. Do Lidl do a version of the reduced salt & sugar ketchup (Aldi now do which is why I've tried it)?
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  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    It's only slightly off topic as we often comment on the shopping experience in Aldi as well as the products. 😉

    I fear that the ability to go to the front of the queue is too open to abuse rather like disabled and child parking spaces. A young, fit looking couple in the queue last week took 2 trolleys. I think they told the guy on the door they were shopping for 2 families. Once inside, they just dumped the second trolley in the aisle and carried on shopping together. ☹️


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    maman said:
    It's only slightly off topic as we often comment on the shopping experience in Aldi as well as the products. 😉

    I fear that the ability to go to the front of the queue is too open to abuse rather like disabled and child parking spaces. A young, fit looking couple in the queue last week took 2 trolleys. I think they told the guy on the door they were shopping for 2 families. Once inside, they just dumped the second trolley in the aisle and carried on shopping together. ☹️


    Seen this in Sainsburys as well.
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    maman said:
    It's only slightly off topic as we often comment on the shopping experience in Aldi as well as the products. 😉

    I fear that the ability to go to the front of the queue is too open to abuse rather like disabled and child parking spaces. A young, fit looking couple in the queue last week took 2 trolleys. I think they told the guy on the door they were shopping for 2 families. Once inside, they just dumped the second trolley in the aisle and carried on shopping together. ☹️


    Perhaps they will grow up one day.
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  • General_GrantGeneral_Grant Forumite
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    maman said:
    It's only slightly off topic as we often comment on the shopping experience in Aldi as well as the products. 😉

    I fear that the ability to go to the front of the queue is too open to abuse rather like disabled and child parking spaces. A young, fit looking couple in the queue last week took 2 trolleys. I think they told the guy on the door they were shopping for 2 families. Once inside, they just dumped the second trolley in the aisle and carried on shopping together. ☹️
    I suppose either it was a non-deposit trolley or they thought it was worth £1 to shop together.
  • Ken68Ken68 Forumite
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    I have been using a Tesco button to access Lidl trolleys. Slightly shaved down they work a treat and on my last visit found a LIDL button, didn;t know they existed.
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