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    • richardvc
    • By richardvc 30th Jul 19, 5:35 PM
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    Lidl or Iceland - which is cheaper or better ?
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    • 30th Jul 19, 5:35 PM
    Lidl or Iceland - which is cheaper or better ? 30th Jul 19 at 5:35 PM
    Evening,
    I've never posted in this part of MSE before so forgive me if this is a bit of a naive question...
    We have a brand new replacement Lidl opening this Thursday and our Iceland has also relocated in the last 12 months, so will be lucky enough to have two shiny new shops !!
    We are dedicated Lidl shoppers both for price and quality but have recently sampled some of Iceland's delights and thoroughly enjoyed them.
    So I would like to know, who do you believe offers the better quality and bang for your buck ?
    Are there things that we should buy in one and not the other etc etc
    What I'm trying to find out is have we missed anything by shopping exclusively in Lidl and should we spread our wings a little ??
    TIA
    Richard
    Last edited by richardvc; 30-07-2019 at 5:36 PM. Reason: Typos
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    • maman
    • By maman 30th Jul 19, 8:46 PM
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    • 30th Jul 19, 8:46 PM
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    It's worth strolling round Iceland in case there's something (especially branded) that's good value.

    Overall though I'd say you'll get a bigger range and better value in Lidl.
    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 30th Jul 19, 10:19 PM
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    • 30th Jul 19, 10:19 PM
    Fresh milk is cheaper in Iceland. 1 against 1.09p. Every Lidl helps.
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 30th Jul 19, 11:09 PM
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    • 30th Jul 19, 11:09 PM
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    • 30th Jul 19, 11:09 PM
    I like the Iceland loo rolls and it's worth keeping an eye on their 7 day deals and if they have a reduced cabinet.

    https://www.iceland.co.uk/7-day-deal

    Their eggs are quite good (20 for 1.80 if you can use that many)

    But generally, better prices in Lidl.
    Last edited by fatbelly; 31-07-2019 at 5:36 PM.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 31st Jul 19, 9:26 AM
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    • 31st Jul 19, 9:26 AM
    Fresh milk is cheaper in Iceland. 1 against 1.09p. Every Lidl helps.
    Originally posted by Ken68
    Is that for 4 pints or 2L though?

    Not that I think that farmers are paid fairly for their milk.
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    • By Clowance 31st Jul 19, 12:45 PM
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    • 31st Jul 19, 12:45 PM
    why choose? alternate where you shop, or go to both? We use frozen mash which Aldi only have in the winter, Iceland is next best value for that and have it year round. Some of Icelands products are award winning - eg mince pies.
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    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 31st Jul 19, 9:19 PM
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    • 31st Jul 19, 9:19 PM
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    • 31st Jul 19, 9:19 PM
    Is that for 4 pints or 2L though?

    Not that I think that farmers are paid fairly for their milk.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    You could be right Vf...maybe not 2 litres and another thought PLASTIC.
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