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    • Olliebeak1951
    • By Olliebeak1951 12th Oct 18, 4:54 PM
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    Aldi/Lidl Fruit and Veg
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    • 12th Oct 18, 4:54 PM
    Aldi/Lidl Fruit and Veg 12th Oct 18 at 4:54 PM
    I'm quite a 'newcomer' to shopping at Aldi - less of a 'newcomer' Lidl - and I'm generally very happy with ordinary tea / coffee / tinned stuff / regular bread / fresh meat / dairy produce that I've bought there, BUT .................. am I the only person who is quite disappointed with their Fruit & Veg? Or have I just been very unlucky?

    I find that the majority of the produced is pre-packed - I prefer to select my own, for quality, amount AND less packaging. I've also found that the quality isn't as good as I've come to expect from A$DA/MrT's/Morrisons - their satsumas/easy peelers this week were absoltely awful quality - PLUS difficult to double-check as there don't appear to be any BBDates on things .

    Although Aldi advertise that they sell 'gluten free items', as a Coeliac, I struggle to find them consistently enough to be able to rely on shopping there for them - what I DO manage to find are lots of GF Snacky Stuff (crisps etc), which are OK for kids or parties, but not OK for regular eating. DO HAVE TO COMMEND THEM for their GF Sausages and Luxury Pate though !

    Lidl DO have a 'Free From Section' with a very limited choice - certainly no 'Chilled Ready Meals' or 'Free From Freezer Section'.
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    • mattpaint
    • By mattpaint 13th Oct 18, 9:52 PM
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    It might be where you are. When I lived in London Aldi's fruit and veg was fine, but in the north west it's inedible. I don't say that lightly but every time I've tried it (Aldi is closest to my house) I've been seriously disappointed and never seem to learn.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 14th Oct 18, 7:19 AM
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    I have not been impressed with Aldi fruit and veg but now we live within reasonable distance of a Lidl and theirs seems fine. Nothing mouldy in our purchases and a reasonable fridge life.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Oct 18, 1:11 PM
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    I buy Lild carrots regularly, and find that a 1kg bag can last me a week provided I wash and carefully dry them, wrap the contents in a piece of kicthen roll and then store in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeping them in the plastic wrapping is a surefire way to end up with mouldy black carrots as despite the holes punched in, there is always moisture in the bag.

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