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squiggleirl Thu 20-Nov-14 12:14:06

For years I have successfully negotiated the Christmas section of Lidl without issue. Now this can be no more.

This morning as I walked through Lidl, a packet of mini stollen bites caught my eye. Before I had told myself I wouldn't like them, so never purchased them. This morning though, I remembered the many references on here to how lovely they are, and bought a pack, just to see what they were like.

Cocaine isn't as addictive as those bloody things are. I can now suggest heating them in the microwave for 7 seconds, and thanks to the trials that led to me arriving at 7 seconds as the magic number, I no longer wish to divulge how few are left in the pack.

Damn you Mumsnet! Damn you!

KnittedJimmyChoos Thu 20-Nov-14 12:15:45


schmeegle Thu 20-Nov-14 12:18:29

If stollen is the cocaine of Lidl, then Florentines are the crystal meth of Aldi.......

marne2 Thu 20-Nov-14 12:51:09

I love Florentines, not sure about stolen though.

I ended up buying the posh chocolate spread last week ( coconut, mocha and toffee flavours ), I put them back for Christmas but sadly the lids flew off and I found myself dipping my finger into them several times a day blush

squiggleirl Thu 20-Nov-14 13:12:46

It's bad enough having to run through the bakery section, now I'll have to tear through the Christmas bit too. I was kind of 'meh' about the stollen bites marne until I heated them, then they became very moreish.

Tykeisagirl Thu 20-Nov-14 13:16:16

Somehow a packet of the Irish cream fudge ended up in my kitchen. I had to tell DD she wasn't allowed any as it contained alcohol, then had to test each bit to make sure it tasted ok.

RoadRunner123 Thu 20-Nov-14 13:16:51

I hardly dare ask....but have you tried Lidl's chocolate gingerbreads?

Lidl is calling me in for them...I assume they've got them this year as they have for the last two years.

clr2014 Thu 20-Nov-14 13:36:34

Christmas spiced fudge in lidl.....oooooohhhhhh....

BettyFocker Thu 20-Nov-14 14:21:32

I've never tried stollen before. I'm not actually sure what it is blush

What's in it? <could google but too lazy>

marne2 Thu 20-Nov-14 14:25:39

It's like a doughy cakes bread with dried fruit and marzipan running through the middle. I have tried a few different ones but often find them quite dry. Putting it in the microwave sounds like a good plan though.

BettyFocker Thu 20-Nov-14 14:27:52

Blurgh, marzipan! That says all I need to know! sad

Thanks marne!

KnittedJimmyChoos Thu 20-Nov-14 16:15:00

Florentines are the crystal meth of Aldi.......

grin I like stolen but adore Florentines...may have to try this spiced fudge though!

OttiliaVonBCup Thu 20-Nov-14 16:17:45

I love stollen and florentines.
I can't be helped if I set foot in Aldi or Liddl.
I can barely resist the M&S florentines. Only the price stops me from being them.

I'll be the size of a bus if I had access to cheap stollen and florentines.

Flibbertyjibbet Thu 20-Nov-14 16:26:02

Their big stollen do seem a bit dry. The mini ones are much better. Or is it extra saliva from the drooling.....

I used to make my own xmas stollen. Took ages and cost a lot for ingredients. Yet another reason to love lidl, I just buy theirs now.

squiggleirl Thu 20-Nov-14 16:34:11

M&S florentines are yum. Just as well we don't have any near me. Now this chocolate gingerbreads....hmmmmm....saw them there today, and haven't tried them. Should I?

OttiliaVonBCup Thu 20-Nov-14 16:39:34

being them would be a going too far, even for me.

Buying would be better.

Angelto5 Thu 20-Nov-14 16:46:08

I haven't tried the stollen from lidl either but thank god that they do the gorgeous raspberry jam doughnuts all year round or I'd go nuts!!!wink

BuzzardBird Thu 20-Nov-14 16:49:22

I hate marzipan and I hate cake but there is something a bit 'woo' about marzipan centre stollen in Lidl that makes me scoff it like it's my last meal on earth.

traviata Thu 20-Nov-14 19:30:02

Co-op mini stollen pieces are better than Aldi IMHO. Juicy with fruit, and just delicious.

Chopsypie Thu 20-Nov-14 19:38:18

I bought the toffe spread in aldi last week.
Haven't actually spread it on anything, have just eaten it from the jar with a spoon. Oops

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