Things to look out for in Lidl and Aldi

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

  1. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Thanks trashpony. If they have any when I go I'm going to get pawsecco for the cats and a bottom sniffer beer for Skye :D
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  2. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    I've got them a bottle of pawsecco to share :D
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  3. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    There's also matching christmas jumpers for yourself and your pet!
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  4. Dovydaitis

    Dovydaitis Official fishco fish groupie

    Got my mates dog the pawsecco:D

    They also had brushed cotton bed sets in the sale section so grabbed one of those. So toasty!
  5. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Lidl have goose crowns in, which seems like a good idea if there are just one or two of you for Xmas dinner.
  6. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    Lidl.....favorina Dark chocolate barrels...with advocaat filling ...think there was brandy barrels as well ...lush and an absolute steal at 50p

    Marzipan chocolate logs @ 59p but be careful....there's a real wrong un mixed in on the shelf.....with ...pineapple ...!!.....the Kim jong of marzipan logs..

    Last edited: Dec 23, 2017
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  7. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Might appeal to those strange folk who like pineapple on their pizza, I suppose.
  8. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

  9. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    Pineapple is good for you if you have a cough or sore throat, not sure the marzipan would be but hey why not? :D
  10. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    Those barrels were banging...definitely repeat purchase even at full price

    Also the chocolate baileys clone at £8.99 ......only managed to get 3 drinks out of it though.

    ..the bottle didn't even make it to Christmas Eve.... another trip [​IMG]
    I guess.....maybe more barrels on the cards if there are any left
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  11. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Aldi had a great selection of Xmas food. I also got the cats their own Xmas dinner food which handily came in a pack of three. :D
  12. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

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  13. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea

    Saw Bro Mogden at Xmas. He and his Thai missus have concluded their UK coconut milk research and the winner is Lidl! Said it was far and away better than anything else they could get their hands on while over here. He said it's the green one you want, the full fat one I've bought a couple of cans today.

    The blue one is lower fat and not as good I am told. Photo of my purchase to aid searches.[​IMG]
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  14. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    and the only place that I've found doing cheeper coconut milk is Home Bargains
  15. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Aldi have a Global Knife set for £200. Way out my price range, but strikes me as a very good price, given how much the individual knives cost.
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  16. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    I'm going to have to pretend I never read that post. If I bought that mrs maomao would probably end up using them on me.
  17. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea

    I've found lots of cheap coconut milk, some as cheap as 70 odd pence a can, but the quality varies enormously.
  18. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    69p in home bargains! They have two - Reggae Reggae or some unbranded stuff. Both ok I find, but I'm not a connoisseur. I tend to prefer the unbranded one as I really fucking hate Dragons Den and anything associated
  19. existentialist

    existentialist FiVe ᵈAʸs tᵒ FʳᵉeᵈOᵐ

    I think they're overrated. I've had a Global cook's knife for about 15 years, and I go off it a little more each year. My current fave is a £12.99 Sabatier one from TK Maxx. Also, knife sets. Boo.
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  20. WWWeed

    WWWeed Bandwidth Bandit

  21. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Really recommend the quinoa and Mediterranean veg in a bag thing from Aldi. Great for when you don't have time to prep lunch for work - tastes really nice and not full of salt at all. You can also chuck feta on it, or fried halloumi as I have today. Well worth keeping in your cupboard.
  22. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    anyone else noticed Lidl hiking there prices a fair bit in the last year? packs of ham, like what you would put in a sandwich (not the shittest one, but not the 'luxury' either) were 79p a year ago, and have now slowly crept up to £1.09.

    A certain type of sausages they sell, up for £1.69 to £1.89.

    These increases, especially the ham, are rather steep i think considering its only been about 1 year. around 40%!
  23. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    Poundstretcher (next to the Aldi round the corner from us) are doing boxes of Maltese’s for £1, 5 packets of instant noodles for 80p, tins of white kidney beans for 15p, tinned toms for 20p and a job lot of Spanish baby asparagus for a quid a tin. A fiver goes a long way in there :)
  24. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    We're getting a Lidl!! Right at the end of our street!! :D :cool: :thumbs: *subscribes to thread*
  25. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    There is an Aldi less than half a mile from me now. Popped in the other day and it is an odd place, and looks like a jumble sale. :hmm:

    Bought a cheap bath mat as a test purchase...
  26. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Just try buying some of their other stuff, chocolate for starters. You'll soon be hooked and saving money :)
  27. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Not a particular fan of chocolate. :hmm:
  28. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Well something else then :rolleyes: something that you do like :)
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  29. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Bath mats then :thumbs:
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  30. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Bet you didn’t go in for a bathmat!
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