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Anyone tried the Aldi 4 bird roast?

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sheeplikessleep Sun 11-Nov-12 10:07:58

It's £9.99 and they're advertising it on their website.

I guess at that price I could try it in the next few weeks anyway grin, but just wondered if anyone tried it last year?

Too cheap to be true or a barry delicious bargain?

picnicbasketcase Sun 11-Nov-12 10:09:46

I've not tried the Aldi one but I have tried one someone made themselves and it was horrible so it's kind of put me off

sheeplikessleep Sun 11-Nov-12 10:12:03

Hmm, maybe the idea is nicer than the reality

TheEnthusiasticTroll Sun 11-Nov-12 10:13:48

It's ok actually, quite tasty had it a couple years ago for Xmas dinner.

sheeplikessleep Sun 11-Nov-12 10:14:53

I think I'm going to get it in for next weekend for a trial taste!

YDdraigGoch Sun 11-Nov-12 10:16:51

Four birds for £9.99? What kind of life did those birds have, and for that matter, the farmer too?

MrsBovary Sun 11-Nov-12 10:46:17

£9.99! How on earth do they manage that?

Our local butcher sells them for approx £70.00. I can't imagine the quality of the Lidl is great at that price.

It's quite small and not exactly the Hugh Fearnley version. So it's slightly more processed rather than deboning several birds and rolling them together.

My husband always wants one.

What will they do for £15.00 - start with a Hummingbird inner and end up with a Swan outer? grin

threeineachlobe Sun 11-Nov-12 16:52:53

barry delicious?? Do all adjectives have christian names??

MsElleTow Sun 11-Nov-12 16:57:36

We've had them at Easter a few times. They are nice, but they don't go far TBH. I have DH, 2 teen DSes and I and I don't think we have left overs. I might get 2 and pop them in the freezer just incase I CBA by the time Christmas gets here!

picnicbasketcase Sun 11-Nov-12 16:58:27

I thought the one I tried was philip disgusting.

threeineachlobe Sun 11-Nov-12 17:01:26

That's cyril interesting.

noddyholder Sun 11-Nov-12 17:02:47

Just cooked a sunday lunch with aldi stuff and it was revolting! My ds and dp love my roasts and I quite enjoy cooking them but everything was awful. I should have walked the 2 mins to sainsburys lazy bones!

picnicbasketcase Sun 11-Nov-12 17:03:55

Thank you for the kevin compliment.

ValiumQueen Sun 11-Nov-12 17:03:59

I thought it was Freddie gorgeous. We have the three or four bird roast each year. I am on a tight budget, and make a fancy sauce to go with it.

newtonupontheheath Sun 11-Nov-12 17:09:09

The stuffing is too salty for my liking and there is too much of it.

Me and DH had one and it did us plus sandwiches the next day, so doesn't go very far. Unless you like a shed load of stuffing...

threeineachlobe Sun 11-Nov-12 17:10:32

Steven stuffing.

picnicbasketcase Sun 11-Nov-12 17:12:38

Anything can be improved with a big load of raymond sprouts though.

notusualsuspect Sun 11-Nov-12 17:14:25

I think you need to cover it with plenty of Gary gravy.

AntoinetteCosway Sun 11-Nov-12 17:18:09

Noddy really? We just had one of their free range chickens for the first time for lunch (chicken pot roast) and it was delicious!

Feckbox Sun 11-Nov-12 17:21:45

yes, it was nigel nice

whistlestopcafe Sun 11-Nov-12 17:23:26

We had the £10 one from Tesco last year and I have to say it really was delicious.

Nagoo Sun 11-Nov-12 17:30:04

grin

noddyholder Sun 11-Nov-12 17:36:01

Veg tasteless and chicken not as good as sainsburys. Potatoes mostly had to be thrown as were black in the middleNever again

threeineachlobe Sun 11-Nov-12 17:58:12

Its a real martin mixed bag, innit.

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