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    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 2nd Aug 18, 6:35 PM
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    Lidl Fruit&Veg Box £1.50 5kg
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 6:35 PM
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    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 9 Apr:

    After trialling this offer in North London and West Midlands stores last year, Lidl is now offering £1.50 fruit and veg boxes in all of its stores.

    Every day, a limited number of boxes will be available from the time stores open, until midday - when any unsold boxes will be donated to local good causes.

    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. For full information about this deal, take a look at our Lidl deals page.

    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 spot!
    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Hannah; 09-04-2019 at 4:43 PM.
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    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 29th Nov 19, 9:05 PM
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    Never seen one although I can't say I'm in Lidl regularly.
    • Gloria Steeth
    • By Gloria Steeth 30th Nov 19, 12:22 PM
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    All gone in my local by 9am. But can stock up when they do cheap veg for Christmas. 19p last year.
    Originally posted by Ken68
    I also tried at 9am and got a blank stare when I asked about the boxes. "We don't do reductions at this time of day, only at night! And only if we've got stuff to reduce!!" Well, duh!
    Much as I would like one of these boxes, Lidl's too far away for me to pop in at random times on the off-chance of getting one, but I'm looking forward to the various supermarkets' 19p Christmas veg offers!

    Slightly off-topic, Morrisons seems to have launched a similar box which includes near-expiry-date bakery and deli items as well as fruit and veg for £3.09. It's offered via the Too Good To Go app and you have to collect it within a specific timescale. No choice as to what you get. I would like the fruit and veg but not the deli leftovers...

    Source: https://my.morrisons.com/blog/community/too-good-to-go-to-partnership/
    • sugartree
    • By sugartree 15th Jan 20, 7:03 PM
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    I try to be create with the contents of my Lidl's Fruit/Veg box.


    I usually have a list of food which are staples, cheap and lasts. flour, sugar, eggs, garlic, herbs and spices, as well as rosemary, bay, mint and others growing in the garden.


    Often browning banana's become banana loaf (sometimes with cocoa) or apples into an apple and cinnamon cake (keeps kids and colleagues happy too).


    My most recent box contacted one sweet potato and a jacket potato's - I cubed the sweet potato and a jacket potato, part boiled then once dried lightly fried and went lovely with my "yellow sticker" chicken thighs (with rosemary and garlic) and broccoli (also from my veg box). We are currently saving the seeds from sweet peppers and chilli's (hopefully more to follow) for planting in the spring (fingers crossed)


    Any waste feeds the compost bins or the meal worms farm (which in then feeds the gecko).


    Would love to hear other people's creative cooking ideas or uses........
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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 15th Jan 20, 8:31 PM
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    Slightly off-topic, Morrisons seems to have launched a similar box which includes near-expiry-date bakery and deli items as well as fruit and veg for £3.09. It's offered via the Too Good To Go app and you have to collect it within a specific timescale. No choice as to what you get. I would like the fruit and veg but not the deli leftovers...
    Originally posted by Gloria Steeth

    Though all the Morrisons near me do not appear to be using it as intended. They always list one box per day , and it always goes within seconds of appearing on the app. I have managed to get 1. When I went I had to hang around customer services for about 15 mins for it. I got the feeling that the assistant was going round the stockroom picking up random stuff. Got bag of oranges which had a full week left, apples with a few days , eggs with 3 weeks , chocolates (!) with 3 months and other bits and pieces all in perfect condition with no reason they wouldnt sell normally. Only thing after date was 6 avocados
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 15th Jan 20, 8:35 PM
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    Though all the Morrisons near me do not appear to be using it as intended. They always list one box per day , and it always goes within seconds of appearing on the app. I have managed to get 1. When I went I had to hang around customer services for about 15 mins for it. I got the feeling that the assistant was going round the stockroom picking up random stuff. Got bag of oranges which had a full week left, apples with a few days , eggs with 3 weeks , chocolates (!) with 3 months and other bits and pieces all in perfect condition with no reason they wouldnt sell normally. Only thing after date was 6 avocados
    Originally posted by dlusman
    Wonder if they were from the 'put aways' where people have dumped stuff in places in store or at checkouts after changing their minds.
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    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 16th Jan 20, 10:36 AM
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    Just did a google search and this offer still isn’t available in Northern Ireland in case anyone else is wondering though apparently all food waste does go to charities so that’s probably a good thing.

    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 16th Jan 20, 2:08 PM
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    i find at our lidl its feast or famine with the boxes...6 or none I never get there before 11 ish and have seen them...i normally cook any soft fruit and maje a crumble...bananas we have nanas and custard and i make a banana loaf...celery i make soup....peppers i use in chilli or spag bol...mangos i make smoothies...carrots used for tea or soup...my last one had 6 punnets of plums in it to chopped up a few each day and ate for breakast with yogurt...if there are apples/oranges we just eat....aubergine i put in lasagne

    i really enjoy getting the boxes and hope they keep doing them
    onwards and upwards
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 16th Jan 20, 5:28 PM
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    ...carrots used for tea or soup...
    Originally posted by tessie bear
    The only use I can think of for a carrot in tea is to stir it.
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 17th Jan 20, 2:51 AM
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    Still never seen one, will just have to wait for my carrot tea!
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 17th Jan 20, 7:59 AM
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    In the Sheffield Lidl I go to they put them after the self service check outs where you see them after you have paid so if you want one you pick it up and rejoin the queue to pay for it,if you are at a normal till you can’t even see them.
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 17th Jan 20, 9:06 AM
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    In the Sheffield Lidl I go to they put them after the self service check outs where you see them after you have paid so if you want one you pick it up and rejoin the queue to pay for it,if you are at a normal till you canít even see them.
    Originally posted by PLRFD

    My local is the same and I seen other people say that about their local. The reason I have heard for this is that it stops people swapping old stuff for new items as well as items they don't like.



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    • od244051
    • By od244051 17th Jan 20, 9:22 PM
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    One of these days, I will get a £1.50 veg box at Lidl. Though always have bananas and swede in them. Two of the few fruit and veg I don't like
    • JamesRowan
    • By JamesRowan 19th Jan 20, 1:48 AM
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    Yes!
    Bought one this morning and very pleased with the price/contents.
    • thedogsmum
    • By thedogsmum 19th Jan 20, 10:33 AM
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    Rarely see them in my local Lidl but, when they are available, most of the items are beyond their best, it’s fair to say. Doesn’t appear to be the same in all of the stores.
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