ALDI Food Worth Trying?

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Fermit and Sexy Sarah

7,465 posts

48 months

Monday 18th November
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The breakfast patties have fallen victim to Christmas produce, so grab them quick, or wait until spring.

matchmaker

6,784 posts

148 months

Monday 18th November
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We tried the Turkey Wellington last night - it was actually OK!

Gretchen

16,740 posts

164 months

Monday 18th November
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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
Mr Pointy said:
Waitrose customers in Aldi produce fury:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7694571/O...

I often suspected this sort of thing went on but leaving the label on is going a bit far (sorry for the DM link if it triggers any sensitive souls).
'The disappointed couple, who wish to remain anonymous' Of course they did, pure brand snobs.
It’s nothing new. I’ve bought the products from Lidl and Aldi in the past and found the exact same in Waitrose at twice the price. Exact same packaging.

The German markets (especially around Christmas) often sell products that are found in Lidl special lines too. At a considerable mark up of course.



soxboy

3,263 posts

167 months

Monday 18th November
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Mr Pointy said:
Waitrose customers in Aldi produce fury:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7694571/O...

I often suspected this sort of thing went on but leaving the label on is going a bit far (sorry for the DM link if it triggers any sensitive souls).
Had the Aldi winter vegetables yesterday (on the same bit of shelf as the Mediterranean veg), lovely stuff.

stevensdrs

1,545 posts

148 months

Monday 18th November
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I like carrot cake and the Aldi offering is okay but the one from Lidl is much nicer.

hotchy

1,185 posts

74 months

Monday 18th November
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I really like the taste of the pre cut fajitas.

twing

2,412 posts

79 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Burgers with mac & cheese melt were very good. The meatball kit looks very nice too, that's for tonight smile


Riley Blue

15,486 posts

174 months

Tuesday 19th November
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soxboy said:
Back to the food, a few grumbles from me:

1. Aldi's version of Oatso Simple 'just add milk' porridge is disgusting, doesn't seem to absorb the milk anywhere near as well as Quaker and doesn't have the useful line on the packet showing how much milk to put in.
Aha, the all important fill line! Sainsbury's own brand don't have it but Lidl's do. In any case, it's always 180ml (1/3 pint). I don't have absorption issues, I just stir it until it's at the right clagginess.

Ructions

3,759 posts

69 months

Wednesday 20th November
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We had the little one (1.0 KG) last year, so couldn’t refuse this. They were selling like hot cakes.

ambuletz

8,155 posts

129 months

Wednesday 20th November
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how much is that?
if it's better value then buying the thinly sliced stuff in lidl/aldi/asda then i think it would be hilarious to just have that, sit down, and slice slowly eat away at it.

BrabusMog

15,003 posts

134 months

Wednesday 20th November
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I had one a couple of years ago and wasn't that impressed to be honest. I'd rather just have it out the packet!

Steamer

11,405 posts

161 months

Wednesday 20th November
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..and that Trotter is going to need some tinsel!

I'm no vegi-lentil-ist but I couldn't spend christmas with that thing pointing at me, it looks way too accusing!

Edited by Steamer on Wednesday 20th November 22:36

Gretchen

16,740 posts

164 months

Wednesday 20th November
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I’m sure someone here once posted they’d bought one for the office staff? I think that’s a great idea. Sling some cheese and biscuits in and I’ll do the overtime willingly.


BrabusMog

15,003 posts

134 months

Wednesday 20th November
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Gretchen said:
I’m sure someone here once posted they’d bought one for the office staff? I think that’s a great idea. Sling some cheese and biscuits in and I’ll do the overtime willingly.
Might have been me, I left mine in the office a couple of years ago.

Gretchen

16,740 posts

164 months

Wednesday 20th November
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BrabusMog said:
Gretchen said:
I’m sure someone here once posted they’d bought one for the office staff? I think that’s a great idea. Sling some cheese and biscuits in and I’ll do the overtime willingly.
Might have been me, I left mine in the office a couple of years ago.
‘Gissa job’



Ructions

3,759 posts

69 months

Thursday 21st November
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ambuletz said:
how much is that?
if it's better value then buying the thinly sliced stuff in lidl/aldi/asda then i think it would be hilarious to just have that, sit down, and slice slowly eat away at it.
€50, so I’d expect to pay significantly less in the UK.

I’d eat as many packs of the thinly sliced ham as the wife buys, so it’s a no brainier for me.

Add some thinly sliced manchego and a few glasses of Carlos brandy and that’s my Saturday night’s sorted for the foreseeable.

21TonyK

6,252 posts

157 months

Thursday 21st November
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I always find/found whole hams deteriorated quite quick in the heat and humidity of a modern house in the UK. Kept covered with a cheesecloth but seemed to be always scraping off slime which wasn't nice.

juggsy

613 posts

78 months

Thursday 21st November
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wobert said:
On the Aldi wine front I can recommend the following (in ascending order... laugh)

All are good, but the Pinot Noir and Zinfandel are exceptional for the money.....esp the Zinfandel smile







Managed to get the Zinfandel but couldn’t see any of the others in two stores I went in this week frown

V8mate

42,998 posts

137 months

Friday 22nd November
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juggsy said:
Managed to get the Zinfandel but couldn’t see any of the others in two stores I went in this week frown
I've picked the Tasmanian one up... and put it back... on two occasions. I'm having to work myself up to paying over a tenner on a bottle of wine from Aldi biggrin

wobert

2,589 posts

170 months

Friday 22nd November
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V8mate said:
juggsy said:
Managed to get the Zinfandel but couldn’t see any of the others in two stores I went in this week frown
I've picked the Tasmanian one up... and put it back... on two occasions. I'm having to work myself up to paying over a tenner on a bottle of wine from Aldi biggrin
The Tasmanian one is hand picked, hand processed and hand bottled and limited to 30k bottles.

At any other outlet it would be £20+