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Any good buys at Lidl?

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Supermum222 Sun 26-Jan-14 19:30:06


I have read through the Aldi thread with great interest and made a note of 'good buys'. We have Aldi and Lidl next door to each other where I live so it's is easy to go to both at the same time. I haven't really ventured into Lidl though.
Am I missing any good buys in Lidl?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 26-Jan-14 20:57:11

When they have the halva in its delicious, but not a regular thing sad

I've noticed they have cheap branded spirits on offer more than aldi.

I've never done a full shop in there though.

chanie44 Sun 26-Jan-14 21:23:30

Tinned tomatoes and passata
Nappies and baby wipes (if needed)
Cereals (except cornflakes and weetabix)
Pasta, rice and noodles

Babyroobs Sun 26-Jan-14 22:44:22

Their in store bakery is great for rolls & bread, Orange juice is lovely, milk and eggs are cheap, we like their mini magnum type ice-creams, pasta sauce, juice cartons for lunchboxes. Lots of basics are great there.

IamMummyhearmeROAR Sun 26-Jan-14 23:02:42

24 bags of crisps for £2.09. Having sampled all the flavours for you I can vouch they are delicious.

Great pittas and tortilla wraps too. Kids love the juice boxes 5 for 64p

macandcheesewithbaconbits Sun 26-Jan-14 23:03:46

Cheese- grated, cream cheese, cheese slices
Large Greek yoghurt

mamababa Sun 26-Jan-14 23:15:16

Beer (it's German and therefore ace)
Washing up liquid
Frozen pizza
Hand soap (55p)!!
Ground coffee
Cheese coleslaw
All of the tapas stuff

starfishmummy Sun 26-Jan-14 23:18:26


Disagreeing about the handsoap as it brings me out in a rash.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 26-Jan-14 23:22:46

They do make the best crisps!

CointreauVersial Sun 26-Jan-14 23:26:18

Buckets of Greek yogurt
£5.99 lobster

NigellasDealer Sun 26-Jan-14 23:29:44

big bag of frozen fish fillets
grated parmesan
grocers box of satsumas
the ready made lasagne if that is your type of thing
47p sliced loaves
giant pots of yogurt

frogwatcher42 Mon 27-Jan-14 10:08:42

cat food pouches.

frogwatcher42 Mon 27-Jan-14 10:08:57

Toilet rolls.

3littlefrogs Mon 27-Jan-14 10:13:21

Osiris BB cream £1.99. The best one I have tried - nicer than my expensive foundation.

Jinty64 Mon 27-Jan-14 10:58:03

The big pots of Greek yogurt are to die for!
Juice cartons and I store bakery.

NigellasDealer Mon 27-Jan-14 11:00:20

oh and big cartons of ACE juice
Ribena always on special offer....
the own brand laundry liquid

ohmymimi Mon 27-Jan-14 19:00:33

Packs of Twix and Mars-alikes are good value and as good as the originals.

Mistletoenail3 Tue 28-Jan-14 21:24:28

I actually prefer my local lidl to aldi, much cleaner, less cluttered and staff far more visible and extremely helpful.
love their greek yog ,massive tubs !
free range chicken
steaks are sooo tastey and tender
baby wipes, nicer fragrance than aldi's rather chemical smell
fruit and veg
black sacks(10 for £1.79) are so strong, good also for garden rubbish
johnsons baby lotion always very cheap
non bio gel,wash up liquid, and dishwasher tabs are excellent
the bakery is fantastic and so cheap !
I love lidl !

Lj8893 Tue 28-Jan-14 21:27:16

We got a 5kg bag of onions for less than £2 the other day.

Glowlamp Tue 28-Jan-14 21:34:38

Crispy duck
Rib eye steaks
Pedal bin bags... v strong
Dishwasher tabs.... cheap n can't see difference with big brand ones
Sensitive washing up liquid

threepiecesuite Tue 28-Jan-14 21:35:53

Living salads (last ages, just water them)
in store bakery is ace
Chicken breats and fillets are good value
Kitchen rolls 4 pack
The ready made lasagne is really tasty

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 02-Feb-14 09:52:11

I much prefer Lidl to aldi for the same reasons as toenail, in fact I do a full shop in there most weeks.

Their luxury fruit and nut muesli is particularly good.

Novia Sun 02-Feb-14 09:56:17

Their olive oil is really good. Cheap vanilla pods. I think their fruit/veg is good quality and cheap too. Their chicken is the best I've bought anywhere.

DipMeInChocolate Sun 02-Feb-14 10:03:23

DH rates perlenbacher beer. Reckons its nicer than most of the big brands. I usually shop and Lidl and pick up bits from Aldi. Lidl is different in that it does stock a few known brands alongside its own. Their nappies are the best imo. They're trying to bring in some new ones which I don't thank are as good.

IamMummyhearmeROAR Sun 02-Feb-14 11:44:14

2 weeks in a row now I have been diddled in Lidl by being overcharged. First time was human error, yesterday was a scanning overcharge,both occasions I haven't noticed till I've left but I'll be on the ball next week. I don't live anywhere near it( go whilst kids are at swim lessons)so little point returning to complain. Not sure I'm finding the stress of the visit worth the saving.(overcrowded, rushed at checkout and can get competitive at the bakery!)

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