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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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    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?   :/
    Hand wash is more important at the moment than having a few bubbles in your bath.

    I don't care anyway, haven't had a bath in 22 years  :smile:
    I have showered every day though  :)
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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?   :/
    Yes, but we are money savers and know its the same stuff near enough

    However those that were new to hand washing back in March didnt


    At work we have to use liquid soap, it was hard to get those early weeks so I just filled the dispensers with bubble bath and don't tell anyone, one week I used shampoo :smile:

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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?   :/
    Hand wash is more important at the moment than having a few bubbles in your bath.

    I don't care anyway, haven't had a bath in 22 years  :smile:
    I have showered every day though  :)
    My point is they are one and the same thing.
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    A._Badger said:
    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.
    Still OT I snagged a bottle from amongst the mixers in with the hard stuff at Tesco, but ahem do not make a habit of it!
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    A._Badger said:
    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.
    Lidl has the Batts bbq sauce which is a very similar taste if that helps you.
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    suki1964 said:
    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?   :/
    Yes, but we are money savers and know its the same stuff near enough

    However those that were new to hand washing back in March didnt


    At work we have to use liquid soap, it was hard to get those early weeks so I just filled the dispensers with bubble bath and don't tell anyone, one week I used shampoo :smile:

    Read the first three ingredients of shower gel and hand soap are the same. I got odd looks when I suggested to customers on during my final week of work before surgery and recovery (will be returning next week, not looking forward to it) that shower gel is shares the first 3 ingredients. The following day, three customers apologised to me that I was right as read the ingredients of their liquid hand soap at home with the newly acquired shower gel.
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    A._Badger said:
    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.
    Lidl has the Batts bbq sauce which is a very similar taste if that helps you.
    Sadly no Lild near me, but thanks for the suggestion.
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    The mangoes in Aldi lately have been delicious - in part because they are in season, I think. 
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    So much to read, so little time.
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    Has anyone seen any organic food in Aldi ? Lidl has bits and piece but when we visited our nearest new Aldi, I couldn't find any. On the rare occasions that they have it, the Lidl organic Farmhouse Cheddar is really good. Before the pandemic, we always used Lidl's Formil laundry liquid and thought it was great. However, when we switched to Persil Hygiene Professional laundry powder, our clothes came out looking so much cleaner, we were amazed. Old stains gone as well. 
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    mikb said:
    I suppose either it was a non-deposit trolley or they thought it was worth £1 to shop together.

    Last time I was at ALDI and Morrisons, all the trolleys had been turned "free range", so you don't need a coin/token to release them. Presumably to prevent people having to work out how to decontaminate their coin afterwards.
    On some trolleys a corned beef tin key works wonders. Tesco no good as different coin slot arrangement
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