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In search of the best stollen

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newmumwithquestions Sun 30-Oct-16 16:20:41

I had stollen for the first time last year. It was amazing. I can't believe it had passed me by.

I am very excited about it appearing on the shelves again. But are there any that I should try/best places to buy it?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 30-Oct-16 17:15:12

I found sainsburys to be dry, lidl a bit bland.

It's Aldi every time for me, moist and lots of marzipan.

Haggisfish Sun 30-Oct-16 17:17:45

Aldi-deeeeelicious. Just chomping some now!

PandasRock Sun 30-Oct-16 17:18:46

Agree with Aldi. It's the best supermarket one.

Ptolemy123 Sun 30-Oct-16 17:22:06

Booths is amazing!!!

Heirhelp Sun 30-Oct-16 20:55:15

I think you need to buy them all and do a taste test. wink

HeadlessHorace Sun 30-Oct-16 20:58:49

We have Booths' stollen bites in our Christmas food order. I'm looking forward to them!

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sun 30-Oct-16 21:08:27

I had to ban it from the house years ago after I discovered M&S stollen bites. Chomped through two packs without coming up for air blush.
Don't know if they still do them but I suspect they're too sickly for true connoisseurs.

EssentialHummus Sun 30-Oct-16 21:10:10

I love Lidl's, with Aldi a close second.

newmumwithquestions Sun 30-Oct-16 21:11:13

Aldi? Nooooooo. Don't tell me Aldi. We don't have one. And what is Booths - is it a make or a shop?

<off to google Booths and Aldi store finder>

LadyPenelope68 Sun 30-Oct-16 21:13:04

Lidl abs Booths are joint first for me, definitely the best. M&S is awful, all alcohol to the point you can't taste the marzipan!

JosephineMaynard Sun 30-Oct-16 23:41:17

The co-op stollen bites were lovely last year, but our local co-op doesn't have any Christmassy cakes (except mince pies) yet. Hoping they'll do them again this year.

BikeRunSki Sun 30-Oct-16 23:44:34

Booths is a vair, vair naice refined supermarket in the NW which knocks Waitrose into a cocked hat.

RaisingSteam Sun 30-Oct-16 23:45:45

I think Lidl and Aldi have the advantage on anything German. We've already had a stollen this year from Aldi, it was great.

Undersmile Sun 30-Oct-16 23:49:40

I find Aldi's stollen to 'alcoholy' tasting. I like Waitrose's best.

newmumwithquestions Mon 31-Oct-16 06:38:42

Booths is a vair, vair naice refined supermarket in the NW which knocks Waitrose into a cocked hat.

Why won't OH move North! Maybe this will tempt him.

InfiniteSheldon Mon 31-Oct-16 06:40:30

Omg I had the Lidl stollen bites last year as recommended on mn. That was an extra few pounds I had to lose in January.

Boobyroof Mon 31-Oct-16 06:46:52

I've heard people mention stollen before and I had never tried it, so decided to buy mini stollen bites from Lidl yesterday. Oh dear, they are so good I've just eaten some for breakfast blush

FireflyGirl Mon 31-Oct-16 06:49:50

Aldi have started doing chocolate covered stollen... <runs away very quickly>

BikeRunSki Mon 31-Oct-16 06:50:47

newmum go on holiday to the Lake District, there's a big one in Windermere. Right next to the Lakeland flagship store. It domestic naiceness heaven.

Tryanythingonce16 Mon 31-Oct-16 06:54:09

Costa do a lovely one In a little bag.

Tesco also do a very nice small one in a clear wrapping. I don't think it's their own brand.

ravenmum Mon 31-Oct-16 06:57:47

You can order original Dresden stollen online if you want to try the real thing grin though if you like Lidl etc then you probably don't!

youredeadtomesteven Mon 31-Oct-16 07:07:56

Lidl or Aldi, no questions asked

JosephineMaynard Mon 31-Oct-16 07:17:41

I got some Kuchenmeister stollen bites from Tesco last week - metallic gold cardboard box with clear wrapping - is that what you mean, Try anything?

I wasn't impressed. Despite a use by date of mid January, they tasted dry and stale.

chattygranny Mon 31-Oct-16 07:18:28

If you have the time or inclination to make it then Delia Smith's recipe in her Christmas cookbook is sublime. I like to cut a slice off and eat it whilst it's warm. It freezes brilliantly.

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