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    Muzikmaster
    Good and bad buys from Aldi and Lidl
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    • 19th Jan 12, 7:32 PM
    Good and bad buys from Aldi and Lidl 19th Jan 12 at 7:32 PM
    Ok not been using this forum very much, but I do look most days to see what's going on. Think I need to stop being shy, start a thread and join in the banter on here.

    Lately I've revamped my shopping thanks to everybody on this board. I still wanna continue to save and make my shopping go further.

    Rather than me experimenting with lots of unknown brands from Aldi and Lidi I thought it would be a good idea if we could list stuff we all have tried, but most importantly 'liked'

    So I would recommend you all have a try of:

    (Lidl) Freshvale Cooked Ham - @2.59 for 400g
    Great value for money and it's very tasty and has no added water.

    Anymore suggestions?
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    • jo132000
    • By jo132000 19th Jan 12, 8:20 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:20 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:20 PM
    I love Aldi's version of Oreo's and blue ribbon bars.
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    • li'l_p
    • By li'l_p 19th Jan 12, 8:28 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:28 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:28 PM
    We used to get the fishcakes at Aldi: they do a sweet chilli sauce and a honey mustard sauce variation, which were yummy until we had a bad batch about 2 months ago, the sauce was a bit funny and partner bit into a real fishy/off-tasting 'lump' and ended up throwing up in the bin! That put paid to one of our favourite ever foods from Aldi! We might get the confidence to try them again soon.

    Love, love, love Aldi. Shop there every week and save a fortune, we used to shop at Asda before we had our little one (now 2) and we get so much more for so much less at Aldi. I don't there is anything I don't like to be honest. We do a week's shop and nothing is ever wasted. We get their coffee, teabags, etc.

    Fruit & veg superb, meats can't complain and so much variety, cereals - no difference to own brands, crisps - suit our little one for snacks, chocolates & biscuits - again, no different to own brands, frozen pizzas - yum!

    Lidl, we have at the end of the road and only tend to use it for top-up bits and emergencies; milk, bread, marge and WINE - always! I don't rate Lidl's cereals - a bit nasty/synthetic tasting and overall I find Lidl to be more expesnsive on most things when compared with the likes of Aldi.
    • ladylouise62
    • By ladylouise62 19th Jan 12, 8:40 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:40 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:40 PM
    Aldi's Torchon Ham - fine tasting stuff, and Aldi's version of Mars Bars (forgotten the name as not bought them for a while!).
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 19th Jan 12, 8:44 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:44 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:44 PM
    Fruit & veg superb
    Originally posted by li'l_p
    Actually I find that Lidl's is better quality, although the weekly fruit & veg offers means that Aldi are cheaper.
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    • stephen77
    • By stephen77 19th Jan 12, 8:53 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:53 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:53 PM
    milk and cheese as always good.
    • Lynsey
    • By Lynsey 19th Jan 12, 8:54 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:54 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:54 PM
    Lidl's muffins are great and on offer @ only 54p per pack of 6, well they were last week - well worth a try.
    Double cream @ 84p when it's not on offer elswhere. Milk has been 1 for 4 pints for ages.
    Agree with Aldi's Torchon ham, very nice.

    Lidl's "half-price weekend" offers - miss them and you are a fool.

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    • li'l_p
    • By li'l_p 19th Jan 12, 8:59 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:59 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 8:59 PM
    Actually I find that Lidl's is better quality, although the weekly fruit & veg offers means that Aldi are cheaper.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Would have to agree, it's just that we tend to get everything as part of the weekly shop at Aldi, and top up with Lidl if we've forgotten or otherwise. Lidl's fruit and veg is comparable and excellent quality and reasonably priced.
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    • 19th Jan 12, 9:09 PM
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    • 19th Jan 12, 9:09 PM
    Lidl's potato salad is the best shop bought potato salad ever. My only criticism is that the pot is massive and sometimes too much to eat before it goes off. Still excellent value for month as is under 2 for a massive pot - yum! yum!
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 19th Jan 12, 9:19 PM
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    I refer you to thread 1

    thread 2

    thread 3

    Dont think we need another 1 about what to buy at lidl and aldi.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 20th Jan 12, 9:56 AM
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    Use by Dates !
    Originally posted by Saver0811
    Some of the later pages of them 2 threads are still relevant as they onyl from last year.
    • PotatoPotato
    • By PotatoPotato 20th Jan 12, 10:53 AM
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    lidl garlic bread!
    The chilled ones, its so nice!!
  • Moomum
    Lidl Bavarian ham and Lidl chicken nuggets are amazing quality.
    Ooh and Lidl nappies are fab!
    • cheltenhamgal
    • By cheltenhamgal 20th Jan 12, 2:42 PM
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    It doesn't look like anyone has posted on the other threads since OCT2011 so I would like to know up-to-date information and the OP was only trying to be friendly
  • ionahenor2
    li'l-p did you complain to Aldi about the fishcakes?

    I do my big shop at Aldi and top up at other shops in the village. A few months ago I had a jar of Bockwurst which went off the day after being opened. I mentioned it to the Manager and he said I could have a refund or another jar. I've also taken back satsumas that had some that went mouldy within a few days and they were replaced. Their return policy is for all goods not just their special offers.

    I also found that I wasn't treated with 'that look' you get from Customer service staff in some of the large supermarkets if you deem to complain.
    • vasseur
    • By vasseur 20th Jan 12, 3:16 PM
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    Aldi

    Frozen salmon fillets (the box of 2, not the bag of 4)
    Frozen wholetail scampi
    Cheeses
    Chicken
    Mince
    Quilted toilet roll
    Kitchen roll
    Steak pie
    Ham is very good
    Swiss Style muesli
    Wheat Bisks
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    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 5th Mar 12, 9:37 PM
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    Lasagne from the fridge section - cooks in 25 minutes, good quick meal (Aldi & Lidl)
    Energy drinks 30p a can (like Red Bull) - I prefer the Lidl one
    Mister Choc Peanut Choco - like a Snickers but half the price. (and 2 grams heavier) - Lidl
    Spring water 500ml bottle for 19p (Lidl)
    Olive spread (1.09 for 500g) (Aldi & Lidl)
    Alestos Nuts Royal (200G mixed nuts) - Lidl
    Chocolate buttons (35p for 80g) - Aldi
    Ethiopian Ground Coffee (2 for 200g) - excellent flavour Aldi
  • andy2004
    Aldi's Torchon Ham - fine tasting stuff, and Aldi's version of Mars Bars (forgotten the name as not bought them for a while!).
    Originally posted by ladylouise62
    2nd for aldi mars bars, I also like Lidls version aswell.
    • spaceboy
    • By spaceboy 5th Mar 12, 10:03 PM
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    2nd for aldi mars bars, I also like Lidls version aswell.
    Originally posted by andy2004
    And their Snickers.
  • BeauBelle
    Aldi popcorn. About 89p for a big bag and nicer than the cinema!!
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