ALDI & LIDL Food and Drink Worth Trying?

ALDI & LIDL Food and Drink Worth Trying?

Author
Discussion

GC8

19,491 posts

151 months

Friday 20th November 2020
quotequote all
CharlesdeGaulle said:
Aldi thread has become very local.
It is a local Aldi thread for local people.

We will have no trouble here!

Ace-T

7,105 posts

216 months

Friday 20th November 2020
quotequote all
fk it, my week has made my brain melt. Time to pickle it too. drink


Ace-T

7,105 posts

216 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
quotequote all
Oh dear, two wine posts one after the other. hehe

Anyhoo, currently enjoying this with home made smoked haddock fishcakes with a tomato and herb sauce. All whilst watching the first episode of series 3 of the Wine Show on Amazon. lick


NormalWisdom

2,114 posts

120 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
quotequote all
Ace-T said:
fk it, my week has made my brain melt. Time to pickle it too. drink

My favourite from ALDI, certainly helps fight Lockdown ;-)

V8mate

44,329 posts

150 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
quotequote all
Lidl's next seasonal wine range arrives on Thursday (Winter Wine Tour replacing Autumn Wine Tour)

11 of them score 90 or more - clearly competing with Aldi's top end wines in their Christmas selection.

The Baden Spätburgunder, the Riesling Reserve Trocken and the Alsace Pinot Gris will be on my initial buy list.


https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/c/the-winter-wine-tour/c...


andburg

4,312 posts

130 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
quotequote all
Looks like i'll be going to LIDL again...

I'm out of port (bar the 40yr old) and LIDL have a 10 yr old for £12 in from thursday at £11.99, dont know what the scoring lark is but apparently its a 92 score

V8mate

44,329 posts

150 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
quotequote all
I tend to buy 87 or above.



Bumblebee7

1,331 posts

36 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
quotequote all
andburg said:
Looks like i'll be going to LIDL again...

I'm out of port (bar the 40yr old) and LIDL have a 10 yr old for £12 in from thursday at £11.99, dont know what the scoring lark is but apparently its a 92 score
Nice, I'm not a big drinker at all but I do like some port over Christmas.

V8mate

44,329 posts

150 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
quotequote all
V8mate said:
The local newspaper ran a syndicated piece on 'best supermarket mince pies' yesterday.





I'm very much a home baker when it comes to mince pies but was sufficiently motivated by the piece to grab the 'top spot' variation today, together with the almond topped ones, which I always like (and tend to make my own of too!)




Reviews...

Specially Selected Classic mince pies: nice enough... if you like commercial mince pies.

The frangipane ones... absolutely delightful. Light, fluffy, almondy. Om nom nom...

CharlesdeGaulle

15,172 posts

141 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
quotequote all
V8mate said:
... if you like commercial mince pies...
Bloody hell mate, who doesn't?

V8mate

44,329 posts

150 months

Wednesday 25th November 2020
quotequote all
CharlesdeGaulle said:
V8mate said:
... if you like commercial mince pies...
Bloody hell mate, who doesn't?
Me?

I don't like the soft, powdery pastry they use. Much prefer to bake my own and have a nice crisp buttery shell around the juicy jewels hidden therein. hehe

Legend83

9,592 posts

183 months

Wednesday 25th November 2020
quotequote all
Any Aldi gins to be recommended? My wife likes the Edinburgh flavoured muck - are the Aldi copies any good?

SpeckledJim

24,519 posts

214 months

Wednesday 25th November 2020
quotequote all
Legend83 said:
Any Aldi gins to be recommended? My wife likes the Edinburgh flavoured muck - are the Aldi copies any good?
We find the standard Aldi own-brand one to be fine. Combined with decent tonic.

I always reckon the tonic makes much more difference than the gin does, but I'm an unfixable pleb.


RammyMP

4,426 posts

114 months

Wednesday 25th November 2020
quotequote all
SpeckledJim said:
Legend83 said:
Any Aldi gins to be recommended? My wife likes the Edinburgh flavoured muck - are the Aldi copies any good?
We find the standard Aldi own-brand one to be fine. Combined with decent tonic.

I always reckon the tonic makes much more difference than the gin does, but I'm an unfixable pleb.
I agree, their standard gin isn’t bad.

madbadger

10,854 posts

205 months

Thursday 26th November 2020
quotequote all
RammyMP said:
SpeckledJim said:
Legend83 said:
Any Aldi gins to be recommended? My wife likes the Edinburgh flavoured muck - are the Aldi copies any good?
We find the standard Aldi own-brand one to be fine. Combined with decent tonic.

I always reckon the tonic makes much more difference than the gin does, but I'm an unfixable pleb.
I agree, their standard gin isn’t bad.
Boggo gin but I also think their 35p a litre tonic is excellent. As good as the posh tonics.
Was given that as a tip from the booze lady in our posh deli shop in town and agree with her completely.

The Mad Monk

7,991 posts

78 months

Friday 27th November 2020
quotequote all
Trying to use Aldi Click and Collect.

Seem to be going round in circles.

https://groceries.aldi.co.uk/en-GB/Grocery-Click-a...

SpeckledJim

24,519 posts

214 months

Friday 27th November 2020
quotequote all
madbadger said:
RammyMP said:
SpeckledJim said:
Legend83 said:
Any Aldi gins to be recommended? My wife likes the Edinburgh flavoured muck - are the Aldi copies any good?
We find the standard Aldi own-brand one to be fine. Combined with decent tonic.

I always reckon the tonic makes much more difference than the gin does, but I'm an unfixable pleb.
I agree, their standard gin isn’t bad.
Boggo gin but I also think their 35p a litre tonic is excellent. As good as the posh tonics.
Was given that as a tip from the booze lady in our posh deli shop in town and agree with her completely.
Agreed, it's fine. It's just getting through a litre fast enough before it goes flat (I know, I know)

Mrs Jim serves neat gin with a tonic garnish.

madbadger

10,854 posts

205 months

Friday 27th November 2020
quotequote all
SpeckledJim said:
madbadger said:
RammyMP said:
SpeckledJim said:
Legend83 said:
Any Aldi gins to be recommended? My wife likes the Edinburgh flavoured muck - are the Aldi copies any good?
We find the standard Aldi own-brand one to be fine. Combined with decent tonic.

I always reckon the tonic makes much more difference than the gin does, but I'm an unfixable pleb.
I agree, their standard gin isn’t bad.
Boggo gin but I also think their 35p a litre tonic is excellent. As good as the posh tonics.
Was given that as a tip from the booze lady in our posh deli shop in town and agree with her completely.
Agreed, it's fine. It's just getting through a litre fast enough before it goes flat (I know, I know)

Mrs Jim serves neat gin with a tonic garnish.
Seeing as a litre is less that 1/3 can of Fentimans you could always bin it when it goes flat. smile

Ace-T

7,105 posts

216 months

Saturday 28th November 2020
quotequote all
Who knew Greek wine was actually quite drinkable!


Just had with salmon and noodles. Quite acidic so cut through the oily fish very nicely. Lovely lick

RammyMP

4,426 posts

114 months

Saturday 28th November 2020
quotequote all
The red was a bit generic but the white wasn’t too bad.