Things to look out for in Lidl and Aldi

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

  1. Ceej

    Ceej Where is my mind?

    Was given a bottle of the Lidl bailey's stuff - surprisingly nice, bit less rich than the real thing but good enough and i made a killer cheesecake with it. For a bargainous £3.75 a bottle.
     
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  2. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    My Lidl was selling off a decent French blanc de blancs for £3.99 on Saturday (half price). Perfect for an urbanite gathering at my house that evening! :D:cool:
     
  3. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    sounds nice - can you share the recipe?
     
  4. izz

    izz why is it alright for him but not for me ?

    Tis the season for ...................ministollen !
     
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  5. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I shall be toodling and/or bimbling along to Lidl tomorrow, in order to conduct quality control tests on any stollen products they are selling.

    I also want to check out whether they're stocking those 5 litre mini-kegs of lager at the mo.
     
  6. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    The houseplants are really good value in Lidl atm if you get there before they all get snapped up. You could pay 40 or 50 quid for the four foot Dracaena I bought for £10.99. Also bought a smaller one for a fiver and a capsicum plant for £3.99.
     
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  7. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Boss has just come-in raving about the variety of well-priced gins apparently in Aldi at the moment - and here's me thinking he was just late from a doctors appointment..! :D
     
  8. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Top tip, thank you!

    I got a dracaena for £10.99. Looked them up on google and what looks like an equivalent costs anything between £60 and £80.
     
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  9. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    You're welcome. Internet chitchat says water them well at first (something to do with Lidl having to keep them dry for H&S reasons if they have them in store) then you can just water them as and when. A really good buy if they last though. Like you say, you could pay 5 or 6 times as much elsewhere.
     
  10. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    For all us Aldi and Lidl fans
     
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  11. circleline

    circleline Active Member

    Organic Prosecco (£6.99) and organic red wine (£4.99) in Aldi. I was chuffed..
     
  12. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Knock off Jo Malone candles and scent diffusers ALDI
     
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  13. izz

    izz why is it alright for him but not for me ?

    Aldi specially selected cauliflower cheese pie with oaty crumble topping. I had one yesterday and even though I've just had my brekker I could have another, right now.
     
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  14. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Aldi doing panettone in a gorgeous turkwhase and gold tin for £6.99. Not arsed about panettone but do need somewhere to keep my buttons :hmm:
     
  15. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

    You could always turn it into an ice-cream bombe :thumbs:
    Christmas Ice Cream Bomb
     
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  16. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

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  17. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    I had no idea - got an enormous one that I've had for about 18 years. Not from Lidl.

    But second the recommendation for their plants - I got a passion flower in the summer and it's completely covered the wall it's on and flowered loads. And got a ficus that's doing really well too.

    Lidl has 'artisan' (I don't really know what this means - presumably that a human squirted the flavouring in as opposed to a robot?) flavoured gins in at the moment. Friend who works there says they only release a few at a time and people fight over them, so if you're interested get in there early.
     
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  18. chandlerp

    chandlerp Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping to be able to buy a couple of Katie carrots when they go on sale on Sunday morning. I've got a couple of Kevin ones.
     
  19. izz

    izz why is it alright for him but not for me ?

    I say it like that too :D
     
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  20. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Just got a pretty good, small bluetooth speaker in Lidl for £20, comparable to ones I've paid £40 for elsewhere. Also doing good coffee grinders for a tener. Much bigger bowl than my old one. Means I can keep one for coffee and one for spices
     
  21. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    After a bit of thinking, I've managed to work out what this thing is supposed to resemble ...

    aldithing.png
     
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  22. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Anyone tried the dark rums in Lidl?

    I had a look at the weekend when using their carpark, but most looked suspiciously like standard supermarket made up label on cheapo rum type bottles. The spiced rum might have been decent, but I don't go for spiced rum overly much. One of the dark rums looked like it might have been a decent brand I'd never heard of, or at least that's what I'm hoping. I'm not looking for Sainsburys own or Captain Morgan type swill.
     
  23. shambler

    shambler Large member

    I don't know about Lidl, but Aldi were doing a 7 year aged rum for about £15 yesterday.

    Looked proper tasty.
     
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  24. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Lidl champagne is £8.99 a bottle from tomorrow for the weekend. It's pretty decent for the price and a lot better than a similarly priced prosecco. Six maximum per person.
     
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  25. doodlelogic

    doodlelogic arbitrary message here

    Aldi are doing authentic skyr alongside their British knockoff. Economics of imported yogurt don’t work and having tried it can’t say it’s worth the difference so sticking to the 49p local version over the 99p import.
     
  26. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Has anyone mentioned this yet? It's gorgeous and only £1.49
    I only have one square at a time because it's really rich and also the time that I had two squares I was awake half the night.

    It's not with the other chocolate in my Lidl, it's in another isle with random stuff :confused:
    [​IMG]
     
  27. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    I love that stuff, I grate it into hot chocolate or on my coffee.
     
  28. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Why did you put that idea in my head? :mad: shuffles off to find the grater :oops:
     
  29. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    *Cackles* :D
     
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  30. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    Aldi have got an Xmas pet week thing going on and I've bought the animals a bottle of pawsecco to share (good for dogs and cats apparently). They also have bottom sniffer dog beer :thumbs:
     
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