Things to look out for in Lidl and Aldi

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

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    There is an Aldi not too far from me. so far I have only bought chocolate there, twice, a year apart. I do go to a local Lidl and over Christmas they did thermal tops for £4.99 ... I got the last one.

    I like the fish in a bag from Lidl, easy to microwave, which itself is easy.
     
  2. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I got the Lidl one yesteday, obviously winning an award means they can bump up the price to £15.99, or maybe it's as someone else pointed out above that Lidl are sneaking their prices up considerably.

    Anyway, it's nice, better than most of the stuff that's more expensive, but not quite up to Grey goose standards, but for £15.99 instead of £40 you can't complain.
     
  3. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    All the supermarkets are increasing their prices, innit? That’s why inflation is 3%.

    Exciting news for South Londoners. Aldi Streatham opens on Thursday.
     
  4. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    End of my road too. Am wondering what delights it will bring, and if I'll no longer enjoy walking across the common to lidl...
    We shall see :)
     
  5. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    One thing to look out for is the shopper at the checkout who doesn’t understand why things are so cheap there (speedy turnover at tills being one of the main reasons) and, instead of paying and packing the goods in their trolley at the packing shelf (thus allowing the next customer to be served promptly), insists on packing everything at a snail’s pace before paying and holding everyone else up. I know this is a minor gripe but I’ve just got back from Aldi, having stood for what seemed like aeons in the queue, while just such a person decided she had the right to waste everyone’s time - not to mention the poor lass on the till who has to meet targets on how many items scanned per minute and then has to scan everyone else’s shopping even faster to make up for it. Just bloody selfish! :mad: If you want to do that sort of shit go to Waitrose. (Rant over...)
     
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  6. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I've seen the till person actually carry the stuff over to the packing shelf to move said type person on before. It might be considered rude, but if it was me, it's what I'd also do.
     
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  7. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I might have bought a log of stollen for £1.99 in Aldi :oops:
     
  8. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I am going to lose my Aldi virginity today as the new one opened in Streatham yesterday and I am going to take a visit. I am more excited than I should be about this :oops::D
     
  9. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Don't be put off if it's a shambles, often newly opened stores can't cope with immediate demand, staff not up to scratch, empty shelves, looking like a jumble sale, and the owners of 4x4s who can't park properly, that despite expressed anger about an Aldi being built in their town, will suddenly think it's the best thing ever.
     
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  10. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    Have a lovely time!
    I got a really nice dog mat/blanket thing from there last week :thumbs: (I mean Aldi generally, not the one in Streatham :D )
     
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  11. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I might see you there! :D
     
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  12. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    :D :D
     
  13. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    I love the atmosphere in there - always wind up having a chat with someone. :)
     
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  14. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    In my case, the lass on the till was very young and possibly didn’t feel confident enough to say something to this woman (who was giving everyone waiting the “stink eye”). A more experienced member of staff would have moved her on. Nothing rude about a polite explanation of the system :)
     
  15. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    The tills in Lidl are the main problem with these stores, and although the self service tills are ridiculous in that even if your shopping is 0.1 gram over what it should be it will not let you continue, a lot of the blame is to do with people shopping there.


    Quite often the self service tills will have malfunctioned and be taking card only, which seems to be a big problem for many people in the branches I shop at, in that they refuse to use them as they only want to pay in cash. Who doesn’t carry around a bank card these days? Cue stupid people putting through all their shopping and then realising its card only and causing delays, plus a big queue of people waiting to use the ones that do take cash, causing more delays.


    Oh, and the 30% off sticker in Lidl, which doesn’t go through the till unless a worker manually does it for you.
     
  16. zora

    zora true to the crab

    Things to look out for in Lidl and Aldi - I went Aldi Streatham yesterday and looked out for Ms T and colacubes, alas no joy!
    Otherwise they were well stocked (the only thing I saw was sold out was the full-fat Norpak, obviously very popular, had been on my shopping list, too) and it wasn't too busy.
    No hideous self-service tills either - do Aldi have them at all? I've only seen them in Lidl so far.
    Will visit again.
     
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  17. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    Is norpak their lurpak? If so the difference is their own brand one is made with palm oil. Or maybe that's the lidl version? Anyway was put off
     
  18. zora

    zora true to the crab

    It is, yes. Didn't know that about the palm oil, will check it out.

    Eta:Had to google it straightaway (and resort to the daily mail to find the answer :(), Norpak = identical ingredients to Lurpak; Danpak, the Lidl version = full of palm oil.
     
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  19. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    I knew I'd seen it in one of them :(
     
  20. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    How was it?

    There's an Aldi in Anerley which I've been to once or twice but don't feel a need to make the journey. Nice Brie de Meaux was my main finding.
     
  21. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    Yesterday there was no Total equivalent greek yoghurt in Aldi - gutted! I practically live on the damn stuff.
    But I bought myself a pair of exercise tights and some Pilates socks instead. Decent quality, cheap as chips :thumbs:
     
  22. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    My wife has introduced me to stracciatella yoghurt in big tubs from Lidl. I've always turned my nose up at chocolate yoghurt before but can't get enough of it now.
     
  23. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I've never seen scab tills in Aldi.
     
  24. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog Well-Known Member

    I've started a Monday Aldi veg soup/stew, for 7 quid I've got a massive pot of veg soup which sits on my hob all week, health and cheap
    Veg is so cheap, but you have to prep it same day or it starts going down hill Abit quick
     
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  25. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Won't it be getting a bit fruity by the end of the week? :hmm:
     
  26. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    They had no olives or houmous when I was there! #firstworldproblems
     
  27. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    I go for their “Super 6” veg and work out the meals from there

    (for those not familiar it’s 6 types of veg on special offer for that week - keeps changing)
     
  28. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    We've been buying delux west country butter with sea salt crystals from Lidl. I rarely have butter but wolfie really likes this one.
     
  29. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Yep stock of Greek yogs seem to have been cut down on I think to fit in all the Christmas food. It’s been difficult to pick up for several weeks now.
     
  30. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog Well-Known Member

    Just boil the shit out of it:D
     

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