Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Shirl, Oct 5, 2014.
Not tried it myself but Aldi gin scored high in recent blind testing taste awards.
Is that the little glass bottles of Italian aperitif? I can't remember the name...
FFS, just reread your post. Cans, bottles. Ignore me
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 ...
Buy these. Now.
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.
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.
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
That's why they pay a couple of quid more an hour than the other supermarkets. They work you like a dog.
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
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.
Maybe it's developed a sense of humour, probably streams the cctv ...
Supping a few of the pre-mixed Margarita cans. Very nice.
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 .
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.
The fruit crush flavoured water in Lidl is excellent - tastes delicious and it's only 15 calories for the litre.
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.
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...
Was this recently? Sorry to hear this. I thought at least Lidl paid LLW.
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 like you said, probably a health and safety issue now
eta - and nivea beach balls.
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 .
Is that Lidl or Aldi ?
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.
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 They have pretty much the same macros as the cashew bars as well, if anyone else cares about that stuff.
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.
Aldi are doing 1kg boxes of donut peaches for 99p atm btw
I no longer have a lidl. Or an Aldi
Just cleaned Peckham Lidl out of frozen calamari Still waiting for the return of Bitterol
I just cleaned Super U out of 2014 Château Poujade. Different supermarket, same sense of achievement
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
I might check Stockwell next week
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