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Alfredo
post 22.Oct.2007, 09:34 AM
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Some time ago, I was berating Lidl's disastrously poor judgement in shopping tills ...

Well, they've changed them, and all is good.

The other month I was in there buying McEnnedy nuts - they was brilliant. More McEnnedy nuts, Lidl!

More recently I was in there, buying fair trade chocolate and darjeeling ...

We usually shop for the occasional item in Lidl, like red bush tea and rice, but if they carry on improving the store's product range, I will be going more often.

Thumbs up to Lidl.
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Tasma
post 22.Oct.2007, 09:37 AM
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Joined: 1.Apr.2007

my bf was telling me some very strange stories about lidl about how they treat their staff. or at least used to. but i love a discount supermarket as much as the next person
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sunworld
post 22.Oct.2007, 09:42 AM
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Joined: 5.Oct.2007

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Well, they've changed them, and all is good.
I am not sure they have changed them here - they are just dreadful! I shop at Lidl occasionally, but I would never buy certain items there, such as meat :shock:
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Miss Kitten
post 22.Oct.2007, 09:43 AM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 20.Aug.2007

I have found that most of their prices are the same or more than can be found at the Willy's just down the street, so I don't shop there very often. Recently however, they had an "American" food sale and I picked up a few McEnnedy items: Buffalo wing spice mix, red bean and rice mix, and toffee popcorn. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the items, especially the toffee popcorn. But when I went back to get more, I was disappointed to discover that they didn't have any. sad.gif Must have been a specialty summer item.
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sunworld
post 22.Oct.2007, 09:47 AM
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Joined: 5.Oct.2007

Yep, they had it for a week - I went on the last day and nearly everything was gone, I was gutted! I did, however, pick up some sweet popcorn (never been able to get anything but salty here) and some mix for coleslaw! I really wanted the onion rings, though biggrin.gif

Yeah, I agree, Willy's (or El Dorado, should I say) are really cheap and good value!
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ladyjlou
post 22.Oct.2007, 09:54 AM
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Joined: 11.Oct.2007

Can honestly say I have had positive experiences of shopping in Lidl atleast 90% of the time. Particularly in Sweden where food shopping is not the cheapest thing they are very good value for money, plus they have several specialist items that are next to impossible to find in the standard supermarkets (think proper Spanish chorizos etc...). My one complaint is their veggies are not always great and tend to go off fairly fast, but actually I've had this problem frequently in Sweden in other supermarkets!
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 22.Oct.2007, 10:22 AM
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Joined: 25.Mar.2006

QUOTE (sunworld)
I did, however, pick up some sweet popcorn (never been able to get anything but salty here)


You know you can buy popcorn and prepare them in the old fashioned way?
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Alfredo
post 22.Oct.2007, 10:22 AM
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It might only have been an American week ...

Well, they should do it again, because, it seems the products were dead popular.

Don't forget the fair trade chocolate, now:

Give in to your craving.
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jack sprat
post 22.Oct.2007, 10:24 AM
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Joined: 15.Sep.2006

I agree,I use them in England and also in Spain.
The big bonus there is you can also get your booze in.
4 euros for 1 litre of brandy or whisky takes some beating. biggrin.gif
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Mzungu
post 22.Oct.2007, 10:26 AM
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Location: South Africa
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

QUOTE (sunworld)
I shop at Lidl occasionally, but I would never buy certain items there, such as meat :shock:


Look closer...the majority of the meat is Swedish!

*identical items costing less than from regular Swedish supermarkets!*
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Miss Kitten
post 22.Oct.2007, 11:52 AM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 20.Aug.2007

QUOTE (Mzungu)
Look closer...the majority of the meat is Swedish!

*identical items costing less than from regular Swedish supermarkets!*

I've occasionally picked up Scan brand meat from Lidl and it's been perfectly fine.
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sunworld
post 22.Oct.2007, 12:08 PM
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Look closer...the majority of the meat is Swedish!
I know that they stock Scan (and it wasn't this I was referring to). However, if you look even closer, you will see that an awful lot of it isn't any recognised brand. It wasn't so long ago that Lidl was prosecuted for selling "meat" from an indeterminable source. I would personally rather steer clear.
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jack sprat
post 22.Oct.2007, 12:23 PM
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Why do you need a brand.?
The best meat by far is in a real Butchers shop,another thing which is about as rare as hens teeth in Sweden.
Some Spanish Lidls have a seperate Butchers dept.and most of the stuff is fresh and of good quality.
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sunworld
post 22.Oct.2007, 12:40 PM
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Joined: 5.Oct.2007

I was referring to a known brand when shopping at Lidl :wink: And aren't you buying a brand when shopping at a butcher's shop? You are buying the "brand" of the shop you are purchasing from, surely? :?
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jack sprat
post 22.Oct.2007, 12:54 PM
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Joined: 15.Sep.2006

I am almost at a loss for words Sunworld.
I can only think you have never been to a real Butchers.
They either buy direct from the farmer or a farmers livestock mart.
They probably know more about buying quality meat than any of the supermarket guys ever will as well as the butchering ,cutting and presenting.
A lot of the stuff you see in supermarkets is little more than scraps cut up for maximum profit when compared to a good Butchers produce.
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