Great 'What's Hot and What's not at Aldi, Lidl & Netto' Hunt revisted

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  • Aldi
    I LOVE IT

    top buys:
    tomato and mascapone cheese, pouch pasta sauce (love it more than big stores)
    Frickadelen either burgers or meat balls
    Nuts are fantastic value
    Creamy coleslaw (brill)
    Opti fruit yoghurt drinks
    fresh pasta
    cakes and biscuits generally good
    fruit andveg very good value
    fruit gums
    stock cubes
    gravy granules
    stone base pizza- incl fish one- excellent
    chicken kievs-brill
    lamb
    12 pack bottled water very good value
    lemonade vey good
    wine
    their equivalent to cinzano/vermouth- excellent, makes a great summer drink
    packet cheese sauce
    fruit jam
    cereal good but can be cheaper elsewhere because of box sizes

    NOT TO BUY
    Baken beans- make my boys gag!
  • Titch28Titch28 Forumite
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    Lidl recommend
    Lime Marmalade
    Sliced Roast ham
    The make/roll your own pizza with sauce my boys loved it
    Fruit and veg
    Piccalli
    Own brand Branston pickle
    Chocolate mouse with cream on top apparently cheaper and much nicer than Tesco's
    Vintage cheese
    Black forest ham
    Chicken & Mince beef
  • laticsforlifelaticsforlife Forumite
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    I'm not going to fill the page with loads of items, just a couple of what I consider the best value and taste.

    Aldi;

    Luxury Fruit Muesli - Harvest Morn, 750g, £1.49. Has 50% fruit (and no nuts)

    Olives - they have at least 4 varieties as specials, like Spanish, Greek, Mixed, Garlic, Almond, Chilli, and all around 99p per jar.

    PS Where have the mint imperials gone, haven't seen any locally for weeks now.

    Lidl

    Mango chutney, cheap and tasty.
    I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove a thing! ;)
    Quidco and Topcashback, £4,569
    Shopandscan, £2,840
    Tesco Double The Difference, £2,700
    Thomson EU261/04 Claim, £1,700
    British Airways EU261/04 Claim, EUR1200
  • For a really special occasion the ALDI frozen Beef Wellingtons with port wine gravy are great. £8.99 for two but excellent, better than M&S.
    Also love:
    Aldi frozen Lamb Shanks
    Shofferhoffer German Beer
    Pesto Sauces in jars
  • "Castello" brand shortbread at Lidl - it is the world-famous "Walkers" brand in disguise - I should know, my wife works in the factory :rotfl:

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  • hovismhovism Forumite
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    We used to use Morrisons own washing tabs. We've switched to Lidl's "Formil 2in1 tabs with Aloe vera"

    Detergent and fabric conditioner in one. 36 tabs for £1.58. Says 2 tabs per wash but we usually only need 1.

    Wash is great and smells lovely.
  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Ambassador
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    Aldi

    Vacuum packed filled pasta at 75p
    dishwasher tablets
    Plain pasta sauce (not the one with mushroom , its nasty)
    mars/twix clones whoose names elude me
    Olive Oil
    Real Blocks of parmesan
    All their frozen fish is good quality and value
    Frozen chips
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  • laticsforlifelaticsforlife Forumite
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    Oh forgot to add that Aldi washing-up liquid came 2nd in a Which magazine test, only beaten by Fairy liquid, which I think is around 30p more.
    I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove a thing! ;)
    Quidco and Topcashback, £4,569
    Shopandscan, £2,840
    Tesco Double The Difference, £2,700
    Thomson EU261/04 Claim, £1,700
    British Airways EU261/04 Claim, EUR1200
  • Aldi
    Nappies - have just started using them and so far they are great (no leakages!) and a good bit cheaper than Tescos own brand. Friends swear by them.
    Weatabix
    Jam (conserve- the small square jars) - not cheap cheap (i think about 75p) but good quality and verging on as good as home made jam - the strawberry anyway!.
    dishwasher tablets and general cleaning products/cloths
    Frozen pizza

    that's the main things I go in for that I can think of at the moment.
  • allanmcallanmc Forumite
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    Aldi:
    Red grape juice in cartons (their white grape juice is not quite as good)
    Orange juice with bits, in plastic bottles (in the fridge).
    Benefit breakfast cereal (better than Tesco's own Special Flakes and even the mighty Special K).
    Pesto - various types, but all very good.
    Their beer & wine are normally excellent value, but cider is a bit tasteless.
    Sliced meats.
    Jams (normally 50% fruit)

    Lidl:
    Chocolate is fabulous, particularly their Bellarom milk chocolate Fruit and Nut (no almonds, only chestnuts).
    Jams (normally 50% fruit)
    No reliance should be placed on the above.
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