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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
    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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    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 15th Nov 18, 8:04 AM
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    Aldi Natures Choice Easy Peeler satsumas in net bag. From presentable in shop to green and mouldy at home within 4 days.

    Avoid.
    • Joan Number 1
    • By Joan Number 1 15th Nov 18, 11:42 AM
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    Aldi Natures Choice Easy Peeler satsumas in net bag. From presentable in shop to green and mouldy at home within 4 days.

    Avoid.
    Originally posted by buglawton
    I avoid fruit & veg from Lidl completely since the melons I bought started to rot before they ripened, also their spuds & carrots turn quickly too.

    Their frozen Steakhouse Fries 1.5kg / 99p are very good if a little "bitty".
    Last edited by Joan Number 1; 15-11-2018 at 11:44 AM.
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 15th Nov 18, 12:10 PM
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    I avoid fruit & veg from Lidl completely since the melons I bought started to rot before they ripened, also their spuds & carrots turn quickly too..
    Originally posted by Joan Number 1
    Couldnít agree more about the veg.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 15th Nov 18, 5:00 PM
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    Just a little warning about any Lidl Warren & Sons P‚tes carrying use by dates of 25/12/19 or no date at all:


    https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-56-2018

    https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/fsa-alerts-files/production/FSA-PRIN-56-2018/FSA-PRIN-56-2018-Lidl-recalls-three-varieties-of-its-Warren-Sons-Pates-due-to-incorrect-date-labelling.pdf
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 18th Nov 18, 3:06 PM
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    The Aldi Mistik air freshener sprays stop working, really quickly.I've tried all sorts but no go
    "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

    (Kabat-Zinn 2004)
    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 18th Nov 18, 4:26 PM
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    Can't fault the huge cauliflower I got from Lidl on Saturday. 59p. 8 meals.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 18th Nov 18, 4:44 PM
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    Can't fault the huge cauliflower I got from Lidl on Saturday. 59p. 8 meals.
    Originally posted by Ken68
    Wow. There were tiddlers in my store so I stuck to the butternut squash. I wasn't complaining as I picked up the Christmas promotion with the voucher inside.
    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!
    • maman
    • By maman 18th Nov 18, 6:45 PM
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    Couldnít agree more about the veg.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    That's often said but how long since you tried. There have been occasions but since they started putting sell by dates clearly on the packaging most of the time it's fine.
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 18th Nov 18, 7:20 PM
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    Just this week carrots lasted 3 days.
    • charlies_mum
    • By charlies_mum 18th Nov 18, 9:24 PM
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    Thursday 22nd November, Aldi have a 3D printer for £299.99. Still have no idea how these things work.
    You're only young once, but you can be immature forever
    • maman
    • By maman 19th Nov 18, 1:54 PM
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    Just this week carrots lasted 3 days.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    That's surprising. Mine from Friday are still fine. If it's not too far I'd take it up with the store as I find their attitude to customers very good.
    • FusionFury
    • By FusionFury 23rd Nov 18, 1:46 PM
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    Aldi Red Leicester Cheese Block - Not Fit For Purpose?
    It might be just me but everytime I purchase my weekly Red Leicester Cheese from Aldi it is almost like it has been frozen as when I try to grate it then it breaks up etc which makes it impossible to grate. I got some Red Leicester from co-op the other day (more expensive) and that was fine I never had it breaking up when I was grating etc.. so I'm gonna change Cheese supplier.

    Has anyone else found Aldi Red Leicester to be not fit for purpose?
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 23rd Nov 18, 2:37 PM
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    There's been no EE grated cheese in my ALDI for weeks Mind you the Cathedral City copy is gorg
    Never had a problem with any fruit n veg from ALDI
    "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

    (Kabat-Zinn 2004)
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 23rd Nov 18, 7:18 PM
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    I wasn't complaining as I picked up the Christmas promotion with the voucher inside.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    I went into the larger Lidl in town earlier, and OMG it was an unholy mess, it was merchandising turned manic! I'd planned to do a big shop to cover the store cupboard items for the next 5 weeks but half the stuff was missing. And the satsumas on offer were on the turn. I would struggle to spend £40 in there today.

    Popped into Aldi instead to pick up some goodies for a family celebration, which was so much nicer. I can recommend the almond butter.
    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!
    • desdemona01
    • By desdemona01 23rd Nov 18, 7:28 PM
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    The frozen Argentinian prawns in Lidl were VERY disappointing. Don’t bother buying them.
    • Crisps87
    • By Crisps87 28th Nov 18, 10:22 PM
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    Aldi do a new gingerbread cake as part of their Christmas range, itís with the mince pies etc etc and it is absolutely delicious. Iíve had 3 of them already! I was disappointed with the £3.99 giant mince pie though. Thought it was expensive for what it was. I also have picked up my Christmas gift bags and boxes from Aldi this year too. A lifesaver for me as I canít wrap fo save my life! Iím addicted to their stollen too! *loosens belt*
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 28th Nov 18, 10:34 PM
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    Based on the Christmas recommendations above, I've now tried both the large Lebkucken (6 for 69p) and the Lebkucken Hearts (bag for 99p) both from Aldi. Although quite different from each other, they are both delicious in their own way. The large rounds have a curious combination of soft sponge and slight crispiness, whilst the smaller hearts are soft and melty with an apricot filling.

    Thanks for the recommendations - I will need to get some more now.
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 28-11-2018 at 10:37 PM.
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    • maman
    • By maman 28th Nov 18, 10:55 PM
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    I went into the larger Lidl in town earlier, and OMG it was an unholy mess, it was merchandising turned manic! I'd planned to do a big shop to cover the store cupboard items for the next 5 weeks but half the stuff was missing. And the satsumas on offer were on the turn. I would struggle to spend £40 in there today.

    Popped into Aldi instead to pick up some goodies for a family celebration, which was so much nicer. I can recommend the almond butter.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    My usual problem with Lidl is that there are always queues at the checkout. I only go there rarely to stock up on cornichons and DH's favourite muesli. I had 2x £5 vouchers recently and found it hard to find £60 of items better than Aldi. I ended up with a stock of washing and dishwasher stuff.

    Shock horror when I went to Aldi last week and they had queues at the checkout and several desks closed. That just never happens. I do hope it was a one off.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 28th Nov 18, 11:24 PM
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    My usual problem with Lidl is that there are always queues at the checkout. I only go there rarely to stock up on cornichons and DH's favourite muesli. I had 2x £5 vouchers recently and found it hard to find £60 of items better than Aldi. I ended up with a stock of washing and dishwasher stuff.

    Shock horror when I went to Aldi last week and they had queues at the checkout and several desks closed. That just never happens. I do hope it was a one off.
    Originally posted by maman
    How did you get £5 off £30? The vouchers in-store were £5 off £40 and that is why I was struggling - especially as they had run out of cheese, which would have both filled my freezer and bumped the bill up nicely.

    I made it to £40 by buying several boxes of the baclava (and a couple of bottles of booze for me!) instead, intended to gift to visitors over the Christmas season. Much better than boring boxes of sweets, and so much less expensive than DIY!
    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!
    • maman
    • By maman 29th Nov 18, 11:21 AM
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    How did you get £5 off £30? The vouchers in-store were £5 off £40 and that is why I was struggling - especially as they had run out of cheese, which would have both filled my freezer and bumped the bill up nicely.

    I made it to £40 by buying several boxes of the baclava (and a couple of bottles of booze for me!) instead, intended to gift to visitors over the Christmas season. Much better than boring boxes of sweets, and so much less expensive than DIY!
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse

    In the Times and Sunday Times at the beginning of the month.


    I like your idea of goodies better than my buys though!

    ETA: Seems that my views on European foods weren't welcome.
    Last edited by maman; 29-11-2018 at 10:04 PM.
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