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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 18th May 19, 1:09 PM
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    Lidl launch "damaged vegetable" box
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    • 18th May 19, 1:09 PM
    Lidl launch "damaged vegetable" box 18th May 19 at 1:09 PM
    Lidl are launching a DAMAGED vegetable box - of 5kg of vegetable "seconds" at just 1.50 in all of their stores !

    Good on yer - Lidl !!
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 18th May 19, 1:44 PM
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    • 18th May 19, 1:44 PM
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    • 18th May 19, 1:44 PM
    A nice idea, except the ones I saw in my store were only fit for compost heap
    • grunnie
    • By grunnie 18th May 19, 2:01 PM
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    • 18th May 19, 2:01 PM
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    • 18th May 19, 2:01 PM
    My box was brilliant 4 apples 4 oranges 4pears 2 bananas and a bag of grapes and a bag of blueberries 1 tomato 3 leeks anda bag of mushrooms there was a few other things but they have been eaten.I was very impressed but only managed to get the box once as they go really quickly first thing when the shop opens.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 18th May 19, 7:56 PM
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    • 18th May 19, 7:56 PM
    Not for me. Too big a quantity and will contain things I don't like/won't eat. They don't half flog some funny old veggies these days
    • culpepper
    • By culpepper 19th May 19, 7:04 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 7:04 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 7:04 AM
    We have bought them twice , once 2 weeks ago and once yesterday.
    They are excellent. Yesterdays purchase was 2 boxes and included mushrooms which I had been going to buy in any case. Also Grapes and Strawberries, apricots and courgettes. We composted one apricot, 3 apples and half a satsuma. The box from 2 weeks ago had apples that I had been going to buy anyway,, we composted 2 pears and that box included fairtrade bananas, jersey royals,a mango, 2 ready to eat avocados, snack sized cucumbers and tomatoes. The value of the boxes is around 10 times the paid price (I looked it all up to check) so a few bits that end up in the compost is really no great disaster.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 19th May 19, 7:28 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 7:28 AM
    Not for me. Too big a quantity and will contain things I don't like/won't eat. They don't half flog some funny old veggies these days
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    You could always compost the whole lot ..
    • tiredwithtwins
    • By tiredwithtwins 19th May 19, 8:33 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 8:33 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 8:33 AM
    I had a look in my local lidl about a month or so ago .. it was mid day so perhaps the decent boxes had already gone, but the 3 boxes left were full of very unusable fruit and veg ... mouldy and bruised beyond use .. perhaps I need to go earlier
    dec gc epic fail!/150 ..jan 140/160 ..feb gc 90/150
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    wading through the treacle of life!
    • Mistral001
    • By Mistral001 30th May 19, 8:10 AM
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    • 30th May 19, 8:10 AM
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    • 30th May 19, 8:10 AM
    I hope these vegetables are not the same as the yellow label discounted vegetables in my local Tesco's. They cost about one fifth of the full price but many items are not suitable for human consumption in my view. I have found several items in the early stages of rot judging by the oder given off when their packages are opened. Also I have found lettuce in packaged ready-made salads reduced to a green slime at the bottom of the package.

    Discounted cheap food? More like expensive compost.
    Last edited by Mistral001; 30-05-2019 at 8:14 AM.
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