ALDI Food Worth Trying?

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rdjohn

3,933 posts

144 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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This week we had a friend round for dinner and so bought a frozen Roulade. Made 5 decent servings.

Very light and very tasty.

Steamer

11,490 posts

162 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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rdjohn said:
This week we had a friend round for dinner and so bought a frozen Roulade. Made 5 decent servings.

Very light and very tasty.
This sounds interesting!

Pre-made puddings is one area I've always thought Aldi was lacking in (although their Sticky Toffee pudding in the chilled cabinet is excellent)

Was it this one? (sorry huge photo)


borcy

1,115 posts

5 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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I had one of their ribeye steaks last night, very tasty it was too. biggrin

Gareth1974

2,141 posts

88 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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andburg said:
fear i fell into a pre-planned trap

bought 2 bottles of the new "Brasserie De Noir Millesimee" aged belgian style beer in the black bottle, enjoyed them so on Monday i went and grabbed a couple more except its no longer the same product, its now "Brasserie De Noir Biere Speciale" its distinctly average.
Bought these yesterday, though haven't tried them yet - I like the sound of the "Rhum finished" one, which you weren't keen on, interested to find out what they are like.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/brasserie-de-noir-table-bee...

andburg

3,397 posts

118 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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It’s not bad but good luck finding any taste of that rum

HarryW

14,775 posts

218 months

Sunday 24th November 2019
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Thought I’d browse Aldi for wines and hit a queue, never seen that before.

transitman

17 posts

46 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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HarryW said:
Thought I’d browse Aldi for wines and hit a queue, never seen that before.
I got that too!

Was the site within 30 seconds tbf

RammyMP

3,099 posts

102 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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transitman said:
HarryW said:
Thought I’d browse Aldi for wines and hit a queue, never seen that before.
I got that too!

Was the site within 30 seconds tbf
It was because you could order those toy carrots online.

Trustmeimadoctor

5,139 posts

104 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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Lidl plum marzipans nomnomnom

andburg

3,397 posts

118 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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Tonight was lazy tea.
Chicken and chorizo chilled pasta pockets
Specially selected tomato and mascarpone sauce
Chilled cheese garlic bread pizza


So easy and so damn good!
We always buy out all the cheese garlic bread pizzas when we go!

ambuletz

8,299 posts

130 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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i always felt like lidl would be a good place for getting wine cheaply.

my usual tipple is beeer. but ive no idea how to get into wine. ill drink wine if given it, but dont know where to start in figuring out what ones i like.

NWTony

2,367 posts

177 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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ambuletz said:
i always felt like lidl would be a good place for getting wine cheaply.

my usual tipple is beeer. but ive no idea how to get into wine. ill drink wine if given it, but dont know where to start in figuring out what ones i like.
Its fairly easy, there is a numerical scale to know how good a wine is, the higher the number on the shelf, the better the wine smile

V8mate

43,129 posts

138 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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NWTony said:
ambuletz said:
i always felt like lidl would be a good place for getting wine cheaply.

my usual tipple is beeer. but ive no idea how to get into wine. ill drink wine if given it, but dont know where to start in figuring out what ones i like.
Its fairly easy, there is a numerical scale to know how good a wine is, the higher the number on the shelf, the better the wine smile
Which doesn't necessarily translate into suiting a person's palate... [/addedcomplication]

V8mate

43,129 posts

138 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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Saw these in Aldi this morning. In the Christmas gifts section. £29.95 - fiver cheaper than Amazon.



FiF

36,460 posts

200 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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V8mate said:
Saw these in Aldi this morning. In the Christmas gifts section. £29.95 - fiver cheaper than Amazon.


Oooh interested. My AirFi Venture phones got sat on the other night plus the ear pads are very tatty.

Thanks for heads up.

V8mate

43,129 posts

138 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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And these crisps from Aldi are definitely better than the McCoys they're copying. All the thickness, ridgt-bits and good crunch, but much less greasy.

BUT!... they also do a six-pack of mixed meaty flavours: bacon, chicken etc. I couldn't get on with them; the flavourings repeated on me something chronic.



Mobile Chicane

19,044 posts

161 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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ambuletz said:
i always felt like lidl would be a good place for getting wine cheaply.

my usual tipple is beeer. but ive no idea how to get into wine. ill drink wine if given it, but dont know where to start in figuring out what ones i like.
To be honest, I think Lidl has gone downhill a bit on wine in recent years. You might find Aldi's customer ratings more useful, plus I note Aldi wines are cheaper.

21TonyK

6,352 posts

158 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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ambuletz said:
i always felt like lidl would be a good place for getting wine cheaply.

my usual tipple is beeer. but ive no idea how to get into wine. ill drink wine if given it, but dont know where to start in figuring out what ones i like.
Jump on Amazon and get a used copy of "World Atlas of Wine" don't worry if its 10+ years old it will introduce and demystify all the different countries, regions, grape varieties etc

The just start buying a couple of different wines a week and make notes about what you think of them.

Within a few months you will know what you like and what you don't like.

Tony Angelino

927 posts

62 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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V8mate said:
And these crisps from Aldi are definitely better than the McCoys they're copying. All the thickness, ridgt-bits and good crunch, but much less greasy.

BUT!... they also do a six-pack of mixed meaty flavours: bacon, chicken etc. I couldn't get on with them; the flavourings repeated on me something chronic.


Lidl version are just as good as McCoys too, all apart from Cheese & Onion for some reason.

daimlerv8

1,779 posts

29 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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21TonyK said:
ambuletz said:
i always felt like lidl would be a good place for getting wine cheaply.

my usual tipple is beeer. but ive no idea how to get into wine. ill drink wine if given it, but dont know where to start in figuring out what ones i like.
Jump on Amazon and get a used copy of "World Atlas of Wine" don't worry if its 10+ years old it will introduce and demystify all the different countries, regions, grape varieties etc

The just start buying a couple of different wines a week and make notes about what you think of them.

Within a few months you will know what you like and what you don't like.
'er indoors has a very simple way of gauging wine,she claims that the higher the alc content,the better the wine.....