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400g Punnet British Strawberries 2 for 1.99 @ Lidl

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6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago
Had to check this was correct with the SA punnets are £1.99 each or 2 for £1.99

Cheapest I've seen in any of the big stores. Not sure if it is nationwide, this was in Newport at the Measglas store.
There was no big advertising for it either which is what made me check first with the sales assistant.
Lidl seem to be very reasonable with the summer berries. Blueberries were only 79p too, they are over £2 in Tesco.
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#1
£1.00 a punnet in asda atm
#2
Yes but the Asda punnets are 227g whereas the Lidl ones are 400g - bit of a difference :)

Lidl deal sounds good - just wish there was one near me - especially with the £5 vouchers in the papers.
#3
Excellent, must check this out Monday in my local
#4
These actually nice or are they them nasty tasting ones
suspended#5
shadowdogg
These actually nice or are they them nasty tasting ones


Probably taste like Strawberries i'm guessing.....
#6
Some strawberries taste better than others.

If those are British then they should be very nice as they are fresh, not transported from God knows where
#7
Today I got 2KG of Spanish strawberries for £2.70 in my local ethnic store. They taste fantastic too. All supermarkets are a rip off for fruit and veg
#8
bemad
Yes but the Asda punnets are 227g whereas the Lidl ones are 400g - bit of a difference :)

Lidl deal sounds fantastic - just wish there was one near me - especially with the £5 vouchers in the papers.


Going of your reckoning the Asda ones are cheaper coming in at £2 for 450g?

Not a strawberry fan but Morrisons have them half price at the moment not sure on price but probably similar.
#9
sedj
Going of your reckoning the Asda ones are cheaper coming in at £2 for 450g?

Not a strawberry fan but Morrisons have them half price at the moment not sure on price but probably similar.


In Lidl the OP says that it is 2x 400g for £1.99 which is a much better deal if true.

Thought that Lidl near me said 2 for £3 though.
#10
DarkKnight
Probably taste like Strawberries i'm guessing.....


Wow so clever
#11
The Lidl you get 2 x 400g for £1.99 - that's 800g. But of course it all comes down to whether they taste any good.:?

The great english strawberry of 20 years ago seems to have gone. The ones that were ripened by the sun and actually had straw piled around them!

Of course strawberries are still grown in England but now come from polytunnels under intensive conditions. Even paying over the odds in Marks and Spencers for their English strawberries doesn't get you that classic english taste.
#12
bemad
The Lidl you get 2 x 400g for £1.99 - that's 800g. But of course it all comes down to whether they taste any good.:?

The great english strawberry of 20 years ago seems to have gone. The ones that were ripened by the sun and actually had straw piled around them!

Of course strawberries are still grown in England but now come from polytunnels under intensive conditions. Even paying over the odds in Marks and Spencers for their English strawberries doesn't get you that classic english taste.


IMO that's rubbish. There have been some lovely tasting British strawberries around already this year. Ones that actually taste AND smell like strawberries

If the Lidl ones taste good then that's a great price
#13
MmMd
Some strawberries taste better than others.

If those are British then they should be very nice as they are fresh, not transported from God knows where


Foreign strawberries taste inferior to British ones.
#14
P.E
IMO that's rubbish. There have been some lovely tasting British strawberries around already this year. Ones that actually taste AND smell like strawberries

If the Lidl ones taste good then that's a great price


Let me know where you got them :-D

I long for the taste of strawberries before the polytunnel came in. I haven't found a piece of straw in a punnet for years. :-D
#15
bemad;8824646

Lidl deal sounds fantastic - just wish there was one near me - especially with the £5 vouchers in the papers.


Have I missed a new £5 Lidl voucher in the papers? Which paper please?
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Newbold
Have I missed a new £5 Lidl voucher in the papers? Which paper please?


In the Mirror yesterday. Don't know if it is in Sunday Mirror today or whether it will be in Mirror all next week.


Wish I had a Lidl near me anyway, but even better with £5 off a £30 spend !
#17
the asda ones have been 50p a pack this week in darlington.
#18
bemad;8825412
The Lidl you get 2 x 400g for £1.99 - that's 800g. But of course it all comes down to whether they taste any good.:?

The great english strawberry of 20 years ago seems to have gone. The ones that were ripened by the sun and actually had straw piled around them!

Of course strawberries are still grown in England but now come from polytunnels under intensive conditions. Even paying over the odds in Marks and Spencers for their English strawberries doesn't get you that classic english taste.


Clearly we are both old enough to know the difference.
In many of these threads, people argue but they haven't tasted the real thing, so don't know what strawberries actually used to taste like. It's nice that someone else does know too!

I have tried to get decent strawberries for some time, but sadly they don't exist any more, and to even grow them seems impossible as the old varieties aren't there, and even if they were, are a hassle to grow - which is the reason the growers all use these dismal tasting but easier to handle and more productive varieties, like Elsanta! :-(

The taste of the new ones isn't so bad, it is just feeble, not actually awful, but I would suggest it is the TEXTURE that is the real downer - unless you either cook them or at the very least purée them, then even if they were 2p /kg then they are not worth buying, there is better fruit out there that still tastes like what it is supposed to taste of!

If it was an animal, then people would be outraged, but the British Strawberry is as extinct as any Dodo :(
#19
We are not alone :roll:

Ask anyone over a "certain age" and they remember the "Darling Buds of May" type strawberries that were only available for a short time every year.

And therein lies the problem.......do people want strawberries that are truly seasonal and only there for a few weeks (or not ar all in bad weather) or do they want them all year round (from polytunnels and heated floors).

All year round has won out over taste. ELSANTA now rules the roost.....unfortunately! A good punnet of them isn't bad.....it just isn't the same. It lacks that "whoosh" of the strawberries from decades ago. All too often I end up shoving them in an Eton Mess just to jazz them up a bit.
#20
nihcaj;8826420
Clearly we are both old enough to know the difference.
In many of these threads, people argue but they haven't tasted the real thing, so don't know what strawberries actually used to taste like. It's nice that someone else does know too!

I have tried to get decent strawberries for some time, but sadly they don't exist any more, and to even grow them seems impossible as the old varieties aren't there, and even if they were, are a hassle to grow - which is the reason the growers all use these dismal tasting but easier to handle and more productive varieties, like Elsanta! :-(

The taste of the new ones isn't so bad, it is just feeble, not actually awful, but I would suggest it is the TEXTURE that is the real downer - unless you either cook them or at the very least purée them, then even if they were 2p /kg then they are not worth buying, there is better fruit out there that still tastes like what it is supposed to taste of!

If it was an animal, then people would be outraged, but the British Strawberry is as extinct as any Dodo :(


So true. B****y Elsanta everywhere you look. The English ones are better than the imports, but they're still not a patch on the older varieties.

Picked up some grown at Tiptree the other day from Tesco, and they were pretty good - but still Elsanta. We're growing our own now.
#21
Great find. got some today and they r delish.. MUCH better than the big imported strawberries that just taste like water.. HEAT ADDED
#22
stamfordblue
Foreign strawberries taste inferior to British ones.


Racist :whistling:
#23
nihcaj
Clearly we are both old enough to know the difference.
In many of these threads, people argue but they haven't tasted the real thing, so don't know what strawberries actually used to taste like. It's nice that someone else does know too!

I have tried to get decent strawberries for some time, but sadly they don't exist any more, and to even grow them seems impossible as the old varieties aren't there, and even if they were, are a hassle to grow - which is the reason the growers all use these dismal tasting but easier to handle and more productive varieties, like Elsanta! :-(

The taste of the new ones isn't so bad, it is just feeble, not actually awful, but I would suggest it is the TEXTURE that is the real downer - unless you either cook them or at the very least purée them, then even if they were 2p /kg then they are not worth buying, there is better fruit out there that still tastes like what it is supposed to taste of!

If it was an animal, then people would be outraged, but the British Strawberry is as extinct as any Dodo :(


What was the texture like the these old strwabs you are talking about? I am terrible with names (so can't tell you the var) and grow a veriety of strawberries and one of the varieties in particular is very very firm.
#24
Is it just me or is the picture of a totally different product?
#25
sedj;8825074
Not a strawberry fan but Morrisons have them half price at the moment not sure on price but probably similar.

Morrisons and most ofthe other supermarkets have been selling Strawberries at supposed half-price for a number of years - you would struggle to find them at full price as it is one of the biggest sales price cons out there (together with changing the weight of Strawberries in punnets to keep the same price!).
That said, we went Strawberry picking last year and they worked out at only marginally cheaper, and we had to pick them (though the kids probably ate as many as people were paying for, so fair enough!).
Anon
#26
Anon;8829620

That said, we went Strawberry picking last year and they worked out at only marginally cheaper, and we had to pick them (though the kids probably ate as many as people were paying for, so fair enough!).
Anon


People eating the strawberries is factored into the price..........though I did rather like the family we came across in the middle of a field with little bowls, spoons and a large carton of double cream. :p
#27
for all those who want old fashioned strawberrys can still buy to grow your own
http://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk/soft-fruit-fruit-plants-cid618.html?letter=S

as for lidl offer looks fantastic will be visiting tomorrow:thumbsup:
#28
Meathotukdeals;8829386
What was the texture like the these old strwabs you are talking about? I am terrible with names (so can't tell you the var) and grow a veriety of strawberries and one of the varieties in particular is very very firm.


To be honest I have no idea of the names, back in those days you never knew variety names of produce other than with apples!
Firm.. no, and that's one reason they damaged easily, hence their demise it is some of the current ones that are downright HARD when "ripe" and go from ripe to rotten without ever being soft!:-(

A feature I do remember, the green "hull" where the stalk joins on, always pulled out easily in those varieties when ripe.... now you need to hack them out with a knife!
#29
wirly;8829941
for all those who want old fashioned strawberrys can still buy to grow your own
http://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk/soft-fruit-fruit-plants-cid618.html?letter=S


Well, are they? They may well be old, are they the old COMMERCIAL ones?
Problem is, if they are, they take more growing too... the very reason that they don't grow old ones... they need straw, netting careful handling and a lot of effort for a small yield over about 6 weeks, and the reason I gave up on the idea! :-(
#30
DEALS4EVA
Racist :whistling:


Too many foreign strawberries invading our country :p
#31
nihcaj
To be honest I have no idea of the names, back in those days you never knew variety names of produce other than with apples!
Firm.. no, and that's one reason they damaged easily, hence their demise it is some of the current ones that are downright HARD when "ripe" and go from ripe to rotten without ever being soft!:-(

A feature I do remember, the green "hull" where the stalk joins on, always pulled out easily in those varieties when ripe.... now you need to hack them out with a knife!


Ah so they were very soft? There is a var pushed by Thompson and Morgan ...supposedly the sweetest strawberry but not commercial because they are too soft for commercial sale. Then again their soft and yours may be different. Its called Irresistable anyway. http://search.thompson-morgan.com/seeds/Strawberry%20Irresistible It was bred fro the commercials anyway so may still be well away from your old vars.
I got some last years but didn't want to judge on their first year. Not very vigorous this year (look sick actually). I will take note of the hull pull. I think last year the riper the better they came free.
#32
Meathotukdeals;8830661
Ah so they were very soft? There is a var pushed by Thompson and Morgan ...supposedly the sweetest strawberry but not commercial because they are too soft for commercial sale. Then again their soft and yours may be different. Its called Irresistable anyway. http://search.thompson-morgan.com/seeds/Strawberry%20Irresistible It was bred fro the commercials anyway so may still be well away from your old vars.
I got some last years but didn't want to judge on their first year. Not very vigorous this year (look sick actually). I will take note of the hull pull. I think last year the riper the better they came free.


Certainly sounds a lot better than so many others. Probably some knack to getting them growing right, which is usually the same with any good flavoured plant varieties, and is why we end up with commercial growers only growing the tasteless but easy high cropping plants!
#33
DEALS4EVA
Racist :whistling:


Cough... "Nationalist" surely :?
#34
Fruit is a bit "hit or miss" these days.

I've spent a fair bit of time in various places overseas and one country that's totally gone to the dogs for fruit is the good old US of A. Used to be fantastic but now it's simply good looking over-priced crap :x

When I was working in Israel, a lot of the locals liked to tell me how wonderful their biotechnology was and said they had even produced red bananas for the Chinese.

Being the drole saracstic Scottish **** that I am replied, "yes it is very impressive, I see you've even managed to grow apples that look like peaches, pears, nectarines and persimmons too!" :whistling:
#35
gtd65;8833573

When I was working in Israel, a lot of the locals liked to tell me how wonderful their biotechnology was and said they had even produced red bananas for the Chinese.

Being the drole saracstic Scottish **** that I am replied, "yes it is very impressive, I see you've even managed to grow apples that look like peaches, pears, nectarines and persimmons too!" :whistling:


Apples? I think you were too kind. Potatoes, perhaps? ;-)
#36
Newbold;8834142
Apples? I think you were too kind. Potatoes, perhaps? ;-)


Agreed... those Asian pears that look like apples DO taste like potatoes! :-(

Now why can't they make Durian fruit that doesn't smell like a turd?
#37
Newbold
Apples? I think you were too kind. Potatoes, perhaps? ;-)


I think you may well be correct :thumbsup:
#38
nihcaj
Agreed... those Asian pears that look like apples DO taste like potatoes! :-(

Now why can't they make Durian fruit that doesn't smell like a turd?


Durian is a very variable fruit, I have had it a few times, the first time I thought it was absolutely rank and decided I'd never eat it again - that was in Hong Kong... :oops:

The next time I ate Durian was somewhere out in the wilds near Chang Mai in Thailand, there was a little 3 or 4 year old girl sitting at the side of the road selling fruit, laichees and Durian mainly, Anyway the laichees were excellent and the Durian was actually pretty good.

Have to say I've never noticed it smelling like a turd - that's what I expected from watching the rough guide to travel in the early 90's - it's a hard to describe scent but I didn't find it overly offensive - unlike deep fried tofu ("ho chau dau fu") which smells exactly like dog turds :w00t:
#39
gtd65;8834945
Durian is a very variable fruit,


I think it is one of those things that are like Marmite... you love or hate it!
And some people might not even smell it the same, depends on the person smelling it!
#40
nihcaj
I think it is one of those things that are like Marmite... you love or hate it!
And some people might not even smell it the same, depends on the person smelling it!


I think it really depends on the example - I thought it was disgusting first time but found it quite pleasant the subsequent times. Most folks (I Knew) didn't agree it smelled like "dog dirt" for sure - although that's what I fully expected :oops:

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