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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 4th Feb 19, 10:57 AM
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    Good and Bad Buying at Lidl and Aldi (***Please don't expire***)
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    • 4th Feb 19, 10:57 AM
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    Good and Bad Buying at Lidl and Aldi (***Please don't expire***) 4th Feb 19 at 10:57 AM
    Hi All,

    This is the new Lidl and Aldi buying thread. Please report any good/bad deals, good/bad offers and good/bad products.

    I've broadened the scope slightly, so that discussion of customer service issues and experiences won't be off-topic. But please remember that the thread works best when it's the sum of our knowledge about Lidl and Aldi, and not other supermarkets.

    Thanks.

    The old thread is here: https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5394929
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 10-02-2019 at 8:36 AM.
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 12th Jul 19, 4:12 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    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.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 19th Jul 19, 3:28 PM
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    Today I went to Aldi. Someone took my trolley whilst I was hunting where the food chopper https://www.aldi.co.uk/kirkton-house-food-chopper/p/017410285864300 was (hidden under some silicone moulds) someone took my trolley instead of theirs and had to run around the store to find the lady pushing my trolley with about 8 items she put their herself!! Her trolley which she left by the crisps was a big trolley and mine was a small one!

    Don't Aldi sell small 400g loaves anymore? Not the half loaves of the big slices.

    Not impressed with the SS spicy sriracha tortilla chips were not spicy!
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 20th Jul 19, 8:01 AM
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    Don't Aldi sell small 400g loaves anymore?
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Do you mean the 400g "5 Seed" white? If so, yes, I have one at the moment (bought on Wednesday). And very tasty it is, too.
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    • sparky0138
    • By sparky0138 20th Jul 19, 5:29 PM
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    Aldi's Specially Selected Salted Caramel and Praline Ice Cream is absolutely incredible. I can't believe it's only £1.89! It's quite sweet and really luxurious. I'd buy it for the ice cream alone never mind the caramel and praline.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 20th Jul 19, 8:36 PM
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    Forgot to mention that yesterday (19th) all the produce had dates of 20th and 21st. Is this normal?
    • robrymond
    • By robrymond 21st Jul 19, 6:28 PM
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    I would highly recommend Aldi specially selected Pembrokeshire potatoes. 99p a pack but they are so creamy and remind me of what Jersey Royals used to taste like. They may be limited to stores in Wales and near Wales however. Our store had both these are North West early season potatoes.

    Also to the person who had there trolley nicked, the same thing happened to me not long ago and there trolley was also a small and mine was big
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 21st Jul 19, 7:35 PM
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    Will keep a look out for the spuds but will be wary of .... nah nah nah.... trolley gate
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 21st Jul 19, 11:38 PM
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    Will keep a look out for the spuds but will be wary of .... nah nah nah.... trolley gate
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    Or you could just stick to a cardboard box from the produce aisle
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 22nd Jul 19, 10:13 PM
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    How is anyone going to fit crampons, MIG welder and parasol from the centre aisles in a cardboard box..

    Tried the Aldi version of Cheerio's yesterday. A bargain and very nice cereal. Not as sugary as the real thing, which is no bad thing.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 30th Jul 19, 6:51 AM
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    The excellent "Graham's Goodness" low calorie ice cream (Lidl) now has a lower long-term price of £1.99. (Previously £2.49).

    This is a "true" low calorie product with low fat, low saturates AND low sugar.

    2 flavours: White Chocolate & Raspberry Ripple and Salted Caramel.
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    • RelievedSheff
    • By RelievedSheff 30th Jul 19, 12:16 PM
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    Since we have moved house at Easter we have started shopping at Aldi and have to say we have been really impressed with the quality of most of the items we have bought.

    The one big change has been the dogs food. He is a fussy swine and has a dicky tummy so has to be on a grain free diet. He was previously on Lily's Kitchen at £7/kg but we have since switched him onto the Aldi Langhams Grain Free and he loves it. He wolves it down and at £2.99 for 2kg it is a bargain.

    He also loves the grain free wet trays which he has as a treat occasionally. 34p versus the £1.20 for the Lilys Kitchen ones. They seem to agree with him and he is thriving on them so that is a huge saving on our usual pet food bill each month.

    Other items we really like are the spicy nacho bean burgers, the lightly smoked scottish salmon portions and the huge pork shoulder joints that are usually about £4.
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 30th Jul 19, 1:02 PM
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    Just wondering why ALDI don't sell crusty baguettes
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 30th Jul 19, 2:24 PM
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    Just wondering why ALDI don't sell crusty baguettes
    Originally posted by candygirl
    Have you tried Aldi's "Bake at Home" baguettes and rolls?
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 30th Jul 19, 2:26 PM
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    Just wondering why ALDI don't sell crusty baguettes
    Originally posted by candygirl
    Nothing here?: https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/groceries/bakery/part-baked-breads
    Last edited by Doc N; 30-07-2019 at 2:37 PM.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 30th Jul 19, 2:33 PM
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    Broken link?

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/search...
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 30-07-2019 at 2:35 PM.
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 30th Jul 19, 2:37 PM
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    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Thanks - I've changed it to:

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/groceries/bakery/part-baked-breads
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 30th Jul 19, 6:47 PM
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    Have you tried Aldi's "Bake at Home" baguettes and rolls?
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    yea they're ok, but I just want a big baguette to slap cheese on
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