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    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 2nd Aug 18, 6:35 PM
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    4 WOW
    Lidl Fruit&Veg Box 1.50 5kg
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 6:35 PM
    4 WOW
    Lidl Fruit&Veg Box 1.50 5kg 2nd Aug 18 at 6:35 PM
    Being trialled in 122 stores.

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lidl-5kg-fruit-and-veg-box-150-3002827?page=2#comment-34578739

    Thanks to Jennypenny on HUKD


    Official MoneySavingExpert insert Tue 7 Aug: If you're in North London, or the West Midlands, 122 Lidl stores in those locations are trialling a 1.50 box containing 5kg of 'yellow-sticker' veg, which is slightly past its best, but still safe to eat.

    You won't know exactly what you'll get, as Lidl say the 'Too Good to Waste' boxes are made up on the day with whatever fruit and veg are about to go to waste in the store at the time.

    Lidl also says it will "introduce additional price reductions on its fresh items that do contain 'best before' and 'use by' dates - on top of the 30% reduction already placed", see our Reductions in places you might not expect blog to read more about Lidl's 30% off stickers.

    Big thanks to treboeth for the original post!

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    Last edited by MSE Naomi; 07-08-2018 at 4:47 PM.
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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 2nd Aug 18, 7:55 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 7:55 PM
    Different scheme to other supermarkets, where "wonky" veg is put together by suppliers and shipped to the store . This is veg that is going off , being selected and boxed by staff at store .



    http://www.fruitnet.com/fpj/article/176283/lidl-to-trial-too-good-to-waste-veg-boxes
    • bodacious
    • By bodacious 2nd Aug 18, 9:20 PM
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    • #3
    • 2nd Aug 18, 9:20 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 9:20 PM

    "the boxes will be put together in store each morning by Lidls Freshness Specialists."

    Freshness Specialist

    In other words the junior employee tasked with removing all the limp, bruised, on the point of rotting fruit and veg from the shelves.
    • robin58
    • By robin58 2nd Aug 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 9:53 PM
    "the boxes will be put together in store each morning by Lidls Freshness Specialists."

    Freshness Specialist

    In other words the junior employee tasked with removing all the limp, bruised, on the point of rotting fruit and veg from the shelves.
    Originally posted by bodacious
    I find most 'junior employees' in any supermarket, really don't know what vegetables are let alone picking out what is bad!

    P.s. Going by the picture, when did bananas become a vegetable?
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    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 2nd Aug 18, 10:35 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 10:35 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 10:35 PM
    I find most 'junior employees' in any supermarket, really don't know what vegetables are let alone picking out what is bad!

    P.s. Going by the picture, when did bananas become a vegetable?
    Originally posted by robin58
    E.U. directive 6974 Jan 1921 (also said they are straight vegetables)


    Title amended
    • pws52
    • By pws52 6th Aug 18, 4:04 PM
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    • #6
    • 6th Aug 18, 4:04 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 4:04 PM
    Bought one this morning and very pleased with the price/contents.

    4 Granny Smiths apples, 4 Conferance pears, 1 large orange, 5 apricots, 8 mini bananas, 10 cherry tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms, 1 green pepper, 1 ripe mango 2 large onions, 1 red onion, 4 large potatoes.
    All edible!
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 6th Aug 18, 8:38 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:38 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:38 PM
    For 1:50 that sounds excellent.
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 7th Aug 18, 2:35 AM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 2:35 AM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 2:35 AM
    Do you get to see what's inside or opt for a veggie only version? I love the sound of these and would easily be able to use all the vegetables but going on the helpful example above, there's no way I'd get through that much fruit in a week- assuming it lasted that long.
    • pws52
    • By pws52 7th Aug 18, 10:26 AM
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    • #9
    • 7th Aug 18, 10:26 AM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 10:26 AM
    The box is wrapped in cling film so yes you do.

    I decided not to have a box with broccoli in as that did look on the verge of being past its best.
    Last edited by pws52; 07-08-2018 at 4:23 PM.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 7th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    Hopefully it will have a good few root veg when the weather gets colder as I use clapped out veg in soups,chillis and lasagne and stews as well
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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 7th Aug 18, 5:40 PM
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    has anyone been able to find a list of the stores ?
    • pws52
    • By pws52 7th Aug 18, 7:20 PM
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    I bought mine from the store in Chaddesden,, Derby.
    Last edited by pws52; 11-08-2018 at 2:38 PM.
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 8th Aug 18, 2:33 PM
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    Not overly helpful, but Knottingley Lidl won't be getting them, I asked. Shame, as I've done nothing but eat salad and fruit the last few weeks!
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 9th Aug 18, 8:15 PM
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    These re the first 78 stores to sell the boxes
    Limehouse
    Harlow
    Welwyn Garden City
    Hackney
    Hanwell
    Tottenham
    Wembley Stadium
    Stanmore
    Ilford High Road
    Pinner
    Edmonton
    Cricklewood
    Barking
    Borehamwood
    Greenford
    Edgware
    Beckton
    East Ham
    Enfield Town
    Waltham Abbey
    Finsbury Park
    Edmonton Green
    Waltham Cross
    Uxbridge
    Hainault
    South Ruislip
    Kentish Town
    Stratford
    Dunstable-Luton Road
    Ilford High Road
    Walthamstow Central
    Chilwell
    Stourbridge
    Hamstead, Birmingham
    S!!!!horpe
    Uttoxeter
    Stafford
    Barton Upon Humber
    Grimsby, Cromwell Road
    Nottingham, Mansfield Road
    Rotherham
    Great Bridge
    Wolverhampton, Fallings Park
    Netherton
    Langley Mill
    Bordesley
    Sheffield, Darnall
    Sheffield
    Nottingham
    Beeston
    Blackheath
    Coalville
    Chaddesden
    Wolverhampton
    Halesowen
    Sheffield Road
    Telford
    Woodseats
    Lichfield
    Cradley Heath
    Alfreton
    Tamworth
    Nottingham
    Lincoln, Dixon Street
    Castlebeck
    Arnold
    Newark
    Bingham
    Kitts Green
    Yardley
    Ripley, Chapel Street
    North Hykeham
    Sandiacre
    Lincoln, Deacon Road
    Telford-Parkway
    Nottingham, Carlton Road
    Birmingham, Kings Heath
    Gainsborough
    • robin58
    • By robin58 9th Aug 18, 11:25 PM
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    Out of that list the nearest is about a 60 mile round trip for me.

    Think I will give it a miss.


    Ps treboeth You did not get that naughty word past the censors.
    The more I live, the more I learn.
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    How little I know.!!
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 9th Aug 18, 11:54 PM
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    Out of that list the nearest is about a 60 mile round trip for me.

    Think I will give it a miss.


    Ps treboeth You did not get that naughty word past the censors.
    Originally posted by robin58
    Just had to check which word you meant(I copied and pasted the list from the Mirror) and I see what you mean

    And no store anywhere near me either
    • RainbowDrops
    • By RainbowDrops 11th Aug 18, 7:37 AM
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    My local did this a while ago, but they're not on the list now
    • BargainJunky
    • By BargainJunky 11th Aug 18, 2:15 PM
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    Oooo thanks for posting this my local Lidl is included. I'm guessing they are only available first or last thing.


    Last night at about 5pm I popped in for onions and stumbled on a load of items with the 30% stickers on so my onions cost me just under 31 but have enough meat/fish to probably last us a couple of weeks if not a month - mince, steak, turkey, chicken, pork, salmon and haddock.
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 11th Aug 18, 2:16 PM
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    None near me sadly
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 11th Aug 18, 8:25 PM
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    S!!!!horpe
    Originally posted by treboeth
    Always amusing.

    No Lidl in Penistone then.

    Or Cockington
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