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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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  • od244051od244051 Forumite
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    harz99 said:
    Short dates on a lot of the fresh stuff in Aldi, maybe people aren't buying so much and using up the stuff they panic bought, or in the case of milk, drinking alcohol or fruit teas at home instead of tea/coffee...
    All the fresh meat (bar the couple packs of mince with an orange sticker) I bought in Lidl was dated 12th. Not bad. Though I placed them all in the freezer.
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    Today about 2.30pm, no queue at all in Aldi. I'm assuming because more people back at work and some children back at school. 
    Sadly, they've dispensed with the lovely guy who was cleaning trolley handles and giving them out with a smile, while controlling the queue at the same time. 
    Stock was pretty good but no broccoli. Cabbage seems thin on the ground too for some weeks. I wonder if it's a picking rather than a growing problem. 😉☹️
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    Something I haven't seen in either Lidl or Aldi for a couple of weeks is the own-brand bath soak. There are big gaps where these are supposed to be, but luckily there is plenty of handwash.
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    Something I haven't seen in either Lidl or Aldi for a couple of weeks is the own-brand bath soak. There are big gaps where these are supposed to be, but luckily there is plenty of handwash.

    We couldn't get bubble bath in our Aldi either.  Strange, must be a supplier issue.
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    They didn't have ironing water either. I wonder if the factories that make this type of thing have turned production over to sanitisers and the like. 

    I know this sounds like a first world problem but our water is so hard, it really helps. :blush:
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    Something I haven't seen in either Lidl or Aldi for a couple of weeks is the own-brand bath soak. There are big gaps where these are supposed to be, but luckily there is plenty of handwash.
    Own brand bubble bath has been missing from Lidl, Sainsburys and Tesco for weeks now. Radox available but 3 times the price. 
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    Not seen tinned meatballs in Aldi or Lidl for a few weeks either. 
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    Another Aldi product that seems to have vanished is its own brand Bramwell's barbecue sauce. It clearly hasn't been discontinued as the local branches have empty shelf space and 'temporarily unavailable' stickers.

    Completely off topic, Rose's lime cordial  (the only one not stuffed with synthetic sweeteners - thanks David Cameron ) is also currently out of production for unknown reasons. It's only a guess but I wonder if the factories producing these missing products cannot meet the 'social distancing'  or other new rules?  . 
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    Something I haven't seen in either Lidl or Aldi for a couple of weeks is the own-brand bath soak. There are big gaps where these are supposed to be, but luckily there is plenty of handwash.
    Own brand bubble bath has been missing from Lidl, Sainsburys and Tesco for weeks now. Radox available but 3 times the price. 
    Most companies have had to switch to getting the liquid soaps out so bubble bath production has to be scaled back
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    suki1964 said:
    Something I haven't seen in either Lidl or Aldi for a couple of weeks is the own-brand bath soak. There are big gaps where these are supposed to be, but luckily there is plenty of handwash.
    Own brand bubble bath has been missing from Lidl, Sainsburys and Tesco for weeks now. Radox available but 3 times the price. 
    Most companies have had to switch to getting the liquid soaps out so bubble bath production has to be scaled back
    Which is a real pity, because it worked out to be more cost-effective than liquid soap.

    What's the betting that it comes back at exactly the same price per 100ml as liquid soap?   :/
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