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    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 17th Jan 16, 10:59 AM
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    Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please*
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    • 17th Jan 16, 10:59 AM
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    Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please* 17th Jan 16 at 10:59 AM
    The old thread can be found here.

    Please use this new thread to report any good finds in the Discount stores Aldi & Lidl.
    You can also report any not so good deals as a warning to others.


    The Stollen bites and other xmas food was being given away FREE in my local Lidl this morning, plenty left and they want it shifted by next week.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 7th Nov 18, 5:34 PM
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    Went to B & M and the only tins they had were John West
    Originally posted by charlies_mum
    Mine were "Ocean Fresh". Same small round tins as Aldi, 85g. Plain blue label with a colour-coded flash on the front for each different flavour.

    I've tried one of them now, and it's very similar to the Aldi one, but not identical.
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    • charlies_mum
    • By charlies_mum 7th Nov 18, 5:48 PM
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    Mine were "Ocean Fresh". Same small round tins as Aldi, 85g. Plain blue label with a colour-coded flash on the front for each different flavour.

    I've tried one of them now, and it's very similar to the Aldi one, but not identical.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Will have to try another branch. How much were they ? The John west were 80g, 1.25 each or two for 2.
    You're only young once, but you can be immature forever
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 7th Nov 18, 5:50 PM
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    Will have to try another branch. How much were they ? The John west were 80g, 1.25 each or two for 2.
    Originally posted by charlies_mum
    59p - no multibuy.
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    • redfox
    • By redfox 11th Nov 18, 10:50 AM
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    while it’s easy to wander off-topic, that could stop newbies finding the information they want quickly and easily (please see the forum rule) so please keep this thread on topic. If you’d like to discuss non-MoneySaving related topics please continue your discussion in The MoneySavers Arms or Discussion Time. If you have any questions about this policy please email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com.

    This thread is for posting about the good or bad buys from Aldi & Lidl. Please just keep it for that and not general chat about the stores. Thank you.

    Off topic posts have been deleted.
    Last edited by redfox; 14-11-2018 at 1:13 PM.
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    • maman
    • By maman 12th Nov 18, 6:16 PM
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    while its easy to wander off-topic, that could stop newbies finding the information they want quickly and easily (please see the forum rule) so please keep this thread on topic. If youd like to discuss non-MoneySaving related topics please continue your discussion in The MoneySavers Arms or Discussion Time. If you have any questions about this policy please email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com.

    This thread is for posting about the good or bad buys from Aldi & Lidl. Please just keep it for that and not general chat about the stores. Thank you.
    Originally posted by redfox

    I can't see anything on this page that isn't about good products from Aldi or Lidl and whether or not they've been discontinued. What's the problem?
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 12th Nov 18, 6:41 PM
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    I can't see anything on this page that isn't about good products from Aldi or Lidl and whether or not they've been discontinued. What's the problem?
    Originally posted by maman
    Some posts have been deleted. Perhaps the Thread title needs changing to "Good and Bad Buying at Aldi & Lidl" to give a little more scope for tangents?

    Meanwhile, back on the shop floor, I see that the Christmas ranges are out in force at both L&A. Not dived in yet, myself, but are there any products MSEers would recommend?

    The Lidl "Appleby's" Ham (13 Slice pack) has been reformulated and is now more Hammy and less Spammy. Still at the good price of 1.39.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 12th Nov 18, 7:04 PM
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    Meanwhile, back on the shop floor, I see that the Christmas ranges are out in force at both L&A. Not dived in yet, myself, but are there any products MSEers would recommend?
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Apart from a box of mince pies a couple of weeks ago (which weren't brilliant) I'm holding off until December. I can wait a couple of weeks: until then, the most festive thing on my plate is going to be a satsuma!
    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!
    • Joan Number 1
    • By Joan Number 1 13th Nov 18, 12:49 PM
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    Meanwhile, back on the shop floor, I see that the Christmas ranges are out in force at both L&A. Not dived in yet, myself, but are there any products MSEers would recommend?
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Yes.
    Lebkuchen at Aldi, or to be more precise "Holly Lane Authentic German chocolate Lebkuchen hearts" in either milk or plain chocolate, 300g bags.
    At only 99p/bag they are almost criminally cheap and I defy anybody to open a bag of these and not finish the lot!
    My personal favourites are the plain chocolate version.

    For those who might never have tried them, why not?
    You really don't know what you've been missing.

    These Lebkuchen are similar to gingerbread but not really gingery (not helpful, sorry), a light spongy biscuit with a little apricot jam in the centre and then the whole thing is covered in chocolate.
    Delicious.
    Anybody trying these and not liking them please feel free to send them on to me.
    • RainbowDrops
    • By RainbowDrops 13th Nov 18, 2:52 PM
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    Lebkuchen
    Originally posted by Joan Number 1
    I'm trying to resist until closer to Christmas, as definatlely can't resist eating them all.
    I like the iced ones.
    • Joan Number 1
    • By Joan Number 1 13th Nov 18, 6:00 PM
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    I'm trying to resist until closer to Christmas, as definatlely can't resist eating them all.
    I like the iced ones.
    Originally posted by RainbowDrops
    Lidl have bags of the smaller iced ones I saw today.
    I have put a few bags of the Aldi ones away.
    Hidden.
    Though they might not stay hidden for long.
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 13th Nov 18, 6:19 PM
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    These Lebkuchen are similar to gingerbread but not really gingery (not helpful, sorry), a light spongy biscuit with a little apricot jam in the centre and then the whole thing is covered in chocolate.
    Delicious.
    Anybody trying these and not liking them please feel free to send them on to me.
    Originally posted by Joan Number 1
    Too late, the one's I bought last year were disgusting, and ended up in the bin.
    Stompa
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 13th Nov 18, 9:00 PM
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    Too late, the one's I bought last year were disgusting, and ended up in the bin.
    Originally posted by Stompa
    I think they are divisive in the same way as Marmite: love or hate them!

    Luckily there are plenty of other Christmas indulgences to be had, eg stollen, panetonne, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, the list goes on...
    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!
    • Joan Number 1
    • By Joan Number 1 14th Nov 18, 8:28 AM
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    I think they are divisive in the same way as Marmite: love or hate them!

    Luckily there are plenty of other Christmas indulgences to be had, eg stollen, panetonne, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, the list goes on...
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    ...... and oh dear, I love them all!


    Lidl also have the chocolate-covered marzipan bars in various flavours back in stock for Christmas.
    So far I have resisted.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Nov 18, 9:16 AM
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    ...... and oh dear, I love them all!


    Lidl also have the chocolate-covered marzipan bars in various flavours back in stock for Christmas.
    So far I have resisted.
    Originally posted by Joan Number 1
    I love the stollen with marzipan, but the chocolate-covered bars have never felt that enticing to me. I suppose they are best eaten thinly sliced over the course of a month.

    Marzipan is fine in small doses: beyond that it becomes pointless.
    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!
    • Farway
    • By Farway 14th Nov 18, 10:56 AM
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    .Lidl also have the chocolate-covered marzipan bars in various flavours back in stock for Christmas.
    So far I have resisted.
    Originally posted by Joan Number 1
    Never knew about them, but now I know I'm tempted,
    I love marzipan, and covered in chocolate seems a match too tempting for me to resist for ever
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Nov 18, 12:03 PM
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    ...... and oh dear, I love them all!


    Lidl also have the chocolate-covered marzipan bars in various flavours back in stock for Christmas.
    So far I have resisted.
    Originally posted by Joan Number 1

    I love these. I have the dilemma of whether to buy them now and be tempted or leave it and risk them being sold out.


    Aldi used to do marzipan hearts which were excellent as they limited my portion size but I don't think they've appeared for a couple of years. I'm also partial to cherry liqueurs.
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 14th Nov 18, 1:38 PM
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    Aldi's cherry liqueurs are gorgeous.Very much like the M & S ones
    ETA Just seen Maman's post
    "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

    (Kabat-Zinn 2004)
    • charlotte1994
    • By charlotte1994 14th Nov 18, 2:01 PM
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    The Lidl pea snacks (like crisps) taste the same as the branded ones! They're very good and I think they were less than 1.50 for a multipack!
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th Nov 18, 2:13 PM
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    The Lidl pea snacks (like crisps) taste the same as the branded ones! They're very good and I think they were less than 1.50 for a multipack!
    Originally posted by charlotte1994
    1.29 for 6 bags. Aldi have a similar product.

    Also: Aldi Quinoa Bites, and Lidl/Aldi Lentil curls. (The Lentil curls being the bargain of the bunch at 72p for 6 bags).
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Nov 18, 6:03 PM
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    Have decided that I need to investigate these cherry liquors.

    Lidl seems to have gone to town on their gin selection btw. Some interesting new flavours on sale, just thinking about it gives me a hangover
    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!
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