Things to look out for in Lidl and Aldi

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Shirl, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Not tried it myself but Aldi gin scored high in recent blind testing taste awards.
  2. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    Is that the little glass bottles of Italian aperitif? I can't remember the name...

    FFS, just reread your post. Cans, bottles. Ignore me
  3. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    Trying to wean myself off Aldi's very nice £9.99 "Terasses du Larzac" - the slightly cheaper Malbec is not bad - plenty of tannin - as is the pinot noir... I find the really cheap Pinot and Malbec too characterless these days - the Cotes du Rhone isn't bad, but it only works with food - not that I actually drink wine without food ...
    They had a modestly-priced Chateau Bordeaux a while back that was rather nice - I should have bought some extras ...
  4. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    Buy these. Now.

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  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I have taken a bit against my local Lidl.

    They have no concept of customer service. Yesterday they only had two tills open with about 20 people queued up, with varying amounts of shopping, waiting to get on with their lives.

    We were all expected just to - wait our turn, a process that seemed to take a long long time.
  6. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    There were no tills open at all in my local Lidl the other day. I was told to use the self-service checkout with a full trolley of stuff. Luckily someone saw sense and a till was opened. But ffs. The check-out lady was telling me they'd all had their hours cut and were chronically short staffed. :(
  7. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    They are always short staffed ......the one that I often use in Caerphilly has difficulty in keeping its bakery shelves filled .....I have never seen any of its employees standing chatting
  8. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    That's why they pay a couple of quid more an hour than the other supermarkets. They work you like a dog.
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  9. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine works at Lidl. They seem to just work their staff really, really hard. She says she's often all alone all day, shifting huge boxes or running the bakery single handed. They pay so much better than most similar employers round here that I'd always assumed they were a good employer, but doesn't really sound like it.

    Eta or what maomao said much more succinctly
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  10. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    My local Aldi has a weird automated voice announcement system that is often out of sync with the staff - I swear several times it has opened a till, then promptly closed it.
  11. izz

    izz Madam, to you. :-P.

    Maybe it's developed a sense of humour, probably streams the cctv ...
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  12. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    Supping a few of the pre-mixed Margarita cans. Very nice.
  13. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    Sitting on a beach in majorca today and heard a helicopter ...very close. Looked
    up, as you do, and it was flying a mahoosive Lidl banner. I'd rather they
    spent the dosh on a couple of checkout staff .
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  14. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    My brother worked for a while at Lidl and ended up leaving on the verge of a breakdown. They worked him like a dog and treated him very badly. He went on to Tesco who were much better.
  15. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    The fruit crush flavoured water in Lidl is excellent - tastes delicious and it's only 15 calories for the litre.
  16. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Hmm, well Aldi have the banners up for best employer 2017 (probably just in the supermarket arena, didn't really pay that much attention) so I hope for their sake they treat their staff better than this thread suggests Lidl do, and if so, perhaps Lidl could learn something.
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  17. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    And they didn't even have the common courtesy to throw out some freebies? When I was a wee lad such promotional aircraft would always drop beach balls and parachuting little action man figures. Haven't seen it happen for at least three decades though. Health and Safety I guess...
  18. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Was this recently? Sorry to hear this. I thought at least Lidl paid LLW.
  19. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    that's exactly what i remember....all the
    kids would swim out to the freebies....I clearly remember little plastic bags with even littler packets of Tuc crackers :thumbs: like you said, probably a health and safety issue now :facepalm:
    eta - and nivea beach balls.
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  20. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Lidl pay well I think, all the staff in my local lidl are excellent and love working for the company. I guess its down to local management .
  21. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    Is that Lidl or Aldi ?
  22. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    Aldi Margarita cans and their Cosmopolitan's are good. I usually lob a few in the freezer for 15 minutes when I get home and it saves on messing about with ice cubes.

    Yes these are very moorish and have the added advantage of coming in little wraps of 4 cookies to save you from having to eat the whole pack to stop them going soft.
  23. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Iirc someone already mentioned Aldi's cashew crunch bars; I think the brownie bars might be even better. Just tried one of the peanut & choc drop ones - was way more chocolatey than I'd expected, thought it would be like one of those nakd bars but it was more like proper chocolate brownie :eek::oops: They have pretty much the same macros as the cashew bars as well, if anyone else cares about that stuff.
  24. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    no it was a while ago now - and the pay wasn't bad at all iirc but they definitely wanted their pound of flesh - any my brother is a real grafter - past jobs have included fruit and veg market and an early doors greasy spoon. He just works really hard.
  25. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Aldi are doing 1kg boxes of donut peaches for 99p atm btw :thumbs:
  26. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

    I no longer have a lidl. Or an Aldi :(:mad::mad::(
  27. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Just cleaned Peckham Lidl out of frozen calamari :cool: Still waiting for the return of Bitterol :mad:
  28. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    I just cleaned Super U out of 2014 Château Poujade. Different supermarket, same sense of achievement :)
  29. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    I'm sure ours had some of that in. Or maybe it was another aperitif. But whenever I see it I think of urban people :D
  30. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I might check Stockwell next week :hmm:

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