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Hidden gems at the supermarkets...

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00100001 Thu 14-Feb-19 22:42:57

... I'm going to tell you about all the secret and amazing foods you just (most likely) ignore when you wander down the aisles....

Alibi Max
Location: world food, Polish section
What is it? A polish version of Lion, but bigger and nicer and cheaper. 50p normally. Currently 3 for £1 at Tesco.

Wedel - Jaffa cakes
Location: polish food
What are they? The only Jaffa cakes you will ever eat ever again. Also come in cherry flavour and raspberry.

Chilli and Lemon grills
Location: world foods, asian food section
What are they? Then is delicious potato snack you'll ever have. Lemony and spicy and delicious little crisps

quorn southern fried nuggets
Where? Freezers vegetarian section

What are they? A Good, spicy, cheap (especially as they're £1 a bag right now)
L alternative to chicken nuggets.

frozen garlic/ginger cubes
Where? Freezer, Asian section
What are they? About 30 cubes if crushed garlic, ginger (or both mixed together) around £1-£1.50. saves peeling and chopping fresh, and way cheaper than any 'lazy garlic'

Want to share yours?

DaisyDreaming Fri 15-Feb-19 03:28:06

I want to try all those things now! Are crisps spicy hot or just taste spicy?

Justagirlwholovesaboy Fri 15-Feb-19 03:35:10

How are these secret or hidden? They are at closing time and therefore near best before date, they are now bargains. This happens at every shop, it’s not a secret or wonder

Justagirlwholovesaboy Fri 15-Feb-19 03:38:06

And you sound like a salesperson, a bad one at that

WatcherOfTheNight Fri 15-Feb-19 03:38:14

I love the frozen garlic & ginger! I have just bought a bag of chopped spinach from the same section,apparently it's chopped really fine & no stringy bits .

WatcherOfTheNight Fri 15-Feb-19 03:39:50

@Justagirlwholovesaboy Binary (op) isn't a salesperson,she's been here years <waves>

DaisyDreaming Fri 15-Feb-19 03:42:55

I wouldn’t know what to try from world food isles so hoping lots of people reply to this

AuntieOxident Fri 15-Feb-19 03:50:04

Is this all at Tesco? If so I’ve never seen the frozen cubes of garlic and ginger, they sound fantastic.
I’ve Just bought the frozen pearl onions from Ocado, haven’t tried them yet, but they were recommended by James Martin!

Redken24 Fri 15-Feb-19 03:53:11

Kolee instant noodles
Chicken special is my favorite - garlic and soy sauce and flavour sachet
30p at the coop! ! Tasty and cheap

AuntieOxident Fri 15-Feb-19 03:55:01

Daisy the world food aisles quite often have larger packs of spices which are better value than the teeny tiny jars in the main section.

MaybeitsMaybelline Fri 15-Feb-19 04:08:42

Have used the frozen garlic/ginger cubes for years. I also buy the frozen chilli ones too.

MaybeitsMaybelline Fri 15-Feb-19 04:11:03

Oh and like Auntie says World Food aisle also has cheaper tins of tomatoes and kidney beans and chick peas than the regular tinned veg aisle.

It also has huge bottles of
Mint sauce and sweet chilli dipping sauce for less than a small bottle or jar on the usual aisle,

sashh Fri 15-Feb-19 04:20:10

Daisy the world food aisles quite often have larger packs of spices which are better value than the teeny tiny jars in the main section.

And still 4 x the price in an asian grocer.

Samra and S and D in Wolverhampton if you want anything Asian. 20 different varieties of Bombay mix, including 'London mix' which is the mild version.

Veg that includes tinda and kerala, 10 types of aubergine and 5 types of mango.

Then you can proceed to Uppal's for fab samosas.

kateandme Fri 15-Feb-19 04:32:05

nuts are often way cheaper in the world food isle too

penisbeakers Fri 15-Feb-19 04:35:51

World foods sections are AMAZING.

Mummyoflittledragon Fri 15-Feb-19 04:50:11

Oooh thanks for the tips. I dont shop in store (too ill) so these gems are useful! Don’t therefore have any of my own obvs.

TheRealBoswell Fri 15-Feb-19 05:49:38

Which supermarket is this blush I’ll ask DP to bring some goodies with him.

Bluesheep8 Fri 15-Feb-19 06:09:10

Ready made Polish salad
All Polish mayonnaise.
A mix for falafel to which you just add water at Morrison's.

StellaMorris Fri 15-Feb-19 06:16:23

Agreed about world foods aisle! The frozen garlic, ginger etc is brilliant.

The Morrison’s fallafel mix is not nice though.

My supermarket hero is frozen apple strudel. Costs £1, has done for about 30 years, and you get 8 decent potions out of it. Almost certainly not authentic to anyone actually Austrian, but delicious!

Mrscog Fri 15-Feb-19 06:34:01

Quorn nuggets are definitely a win here - the nearest thing to a McDonald’s nugget you can get!

flumpybear Fri 15-Feb-19 06:37:40

@00100001 - ehatvis Alibi max? You said lion?!

bellinisurge Fri 15-Feb-19 06:42:45

I Always look at the Polish and Asian sections in a supermarket.
Would it entertain you to know that I've seen a British section in a US supermarket. My family there (obviously British descent and regular ish visitors here) found a British store for my amusement. I was told by one of the staff there that she wanted to make cottage pie but didn't have the right kind of oven confusedhmm😂

Whackaguacamole Fri 15-Feb-19 06:50:29

Yes quorn nuggets are incredible! Not the vegan ones mind.

Frozen produce the best, baby carrot, green beans, raspberries, broad beans are way cheaper than the fresh versions so always in my freezer plus butternut squash and sweet potato cubes that are a pain to chop

Justagirlwholovesaboy - how unpleasant. grumpy in the middle of the night by any chance? Maybe you need more sleep.

Purplecatshopaholic Fri 15-Feb-19 07:10:33

I dont like Tesco (the delivery service round here is shite) but all those things sound amazing!

00100001 Fri 15-Feb-19 07:37:09

Alibi max

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