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Lidl - yuck

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Wordsaremything Fri 04-Mar-16 20:32:13

I'm all for bargains and I buy from them all but dear god.

Lidl beef Wellington - disgusting. Utterly utterly disgusting.the 'jus' was a salty slime with more than a hint of thyme.

Vile vile vile

londonrach Fri 04-Mar-16 20:36:37

Yabu ive just done my weekly shop like i normally do. Excellent veg and meat and better quality than the local marks and spencer. I love the price. Made the mistake of bringing the catalogue back and dh has seen the garden tools that are in this week so we back tomorrow morning.... The rocket this week is 39p and lvely in sandwiches over the week!

Grilledaubergines Fri 04-Mar-16 20:41:09

YANBU. I think lidl and Aldi etc are good for basic ingredients but not "ready meal" type things. That's where the quality falls down.

thenightsky Fri 04-Mar-16 20:43:49

just bought an amazing device to trim my trees - 24 quid - would have been 80 odd quid in B&Q.

Thermal socks for 2 quid

I love Lidl's aisle of oddity.

HirplesWithHaggis Fri 04-Mar-16 20:45:38

Have to say I agree with the OP. I'll quite happily eat their tomato soup and sauce instead of Heinz, but the Beef Wellington (frozen) was a disappointment.

Mightywease Fri 04-Mar-16 20:49:24

Just supping a rather nice Czech Black Lager from Lidl but their low fat mayo I bought a while back was absolutely disgusting!

Wordsaremything Fri 04-Mar-16 20:51:06

That's what I mean. Great for basics but not the rest. Yet some of their specials have been great. Have also got bargains from aisle of oddity.

londonrach Fri 04-Mar-16 20:52:10

Thenightsky! Note to self. Dont bring the catalogue back ever!! Think thats on our list too!

GasLightShining Fri 04-Mar-16 20:54:02

aisle of oddity like that

NannyR Fri 04-Mar-16 20:54:09

I shop at lidl regularly, but I tend to only buy basics as I cook a lot of my food from scratch. I've not tried much of the ready prepared stuff, but I find the veg, meat, frozen fish, tins of pulses and tomatoes, eggs, yoghurt, cheese etc very good quality and cheap.

bornwithaplasticspoon Fri 04-Mar-16 20:54:45

I agree with the pp's. Raw ingredients are great, ready meals not so good. We love their curry sauces, cheeses and the chicken in a bag ready for roasting.

Rojak Fri 04-Mar-16 20:54:50

I didn't like the beef Wellington either but I did like the half duck dish. Roasted in oven, sliced and put it on top of red pepper pesto (SACLA) pasta ~ lovely

Cookingongas Fri 04-Mar-16 20:56:01

I am looking at a plate of mixed olives, with a vermouth in hand that tells me that lidl is great -suspects I may belong on the drunk thread-

RunnerOnTheRun Fri 04-Mar-16 21:00:44

YABU. Buy their raw ingredients and make your own. Processed food is rank, no matter what shop it comes from.

janethegirl2 Fri 04-Mar-16 21:02:44

I prefer Aldi as their wines are better, however every lidl I've been in has been shite, never anything I'd buy!

No that's untrue, I was in one in Portugal and it was brilliant.

somewheresomehow Fri 04-Mar-16 21:05:25

lidl cider is all right drinking it as I type grin

Palomb Fri 04-Mar-16 21:05:34

What did you expect a frozen been Wellington from a budget supermarket was going to be like?

lapsedorienteerer Fri 04-Mar-16 21:08:52

I agree that the frozen Beef Wellington is urgh.. However if possible I do my weekly shop there, most everything else is fab.

bornwithaplasticspoon Fri 04-Mar-16 21:10:16

Lidl macaroons are lush!

coffeeisnectar Fri 04-Mar-16 21:11:22

We've been to aldi and lidl this week.

We now own a red wall clock (£6 for dd 2), 2 pairs of monster high socks (£2 also dd 2), a pair of nice black leggings (fiver dd 1), several tool things (£6 each dp), two trays of chocolate eggs (30 eggs a tray, fiver each).

We actually got what we went for too. I never buy ready meals but the veg and fruit is so cheap, the bread is cheap and really nice, fresh ravioli half the price of asda and cat litter is £2 a bag.

BlackandGold Fri 04-Mar-16 21:13:56

Probably 75% of the stuff I buy at Lidl is great - fresh fruit'n'veg, meat, smoked salmon, olives, crackers, muesli, chocolate but I've not tried any of the ready meal type things or much from the freezer actually.

Was a bit disappointed with some salty tasting stilton and the ham was a bit tasteless.

Still prefer it to Aldi though

EssentialHummus Fri 04-Mar-16 21:17:48

Their s'n'v crisps are great


IShouldBeSoLurky Fri 04-Mar-16 21:18:34

OP, you should charge them for a new advertising jingle. "Salty slime with a hint of thyme...." Catchy.

HermioneWeasley Fri 04-Mar-16 21:19:24

Basics are fine, but wouldn't ever buy meat or ready meal type things there.

confusedandemployed Fri 04-Mar-16 21:20:36

Mightyweaze get your hands off!! They're mine!

In all seriousness, I've never bought a single product from Lidl, or Aldi for that matter, that wasn't great. But I never buy readyeals, from there or elsewhere <polishes halo>

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