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Bargain Free Range Chicken - £3.49 - Lidl

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8y, 3w agoFound 8 years, 3 weeks ago
There has been a lot of chicken deals on here and a great deal of debate regarding the morality of buying 'cheap' chickens....so here you go a reasonably priced 'happy' chuck.
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I've just realised that you can shop online with lidl, so may even be available both instore and online. I've never tried online shopping with Lidl myself as have store 2 minutes from my front door....but may be worth a punt.:roll:
#2
"cheap chickens", "happy chickens" - They're all dead chickens, so what's the difference?
#3
Spears;3440676
I've just realised that you can shop online with lidl, so may even be available both instore and online. I've never tried online shopping with Lidl myself as have store 2 minutes from my front door....but may be worth a punt.:roll:


Where can you shop online with Lidl? Where is the website link?
#4
Lidl chicken is grim... I vowed last time I had some of their cheap nasty **** never to buy meat from there again. Supposedly, the chicken we bought had three days before the use by date on it... stank to high heaven when I opened the packet. Nearly made me sick.

This is no criticism of Lidl in general though, as I do like the shop and use it often... but never again for meat. Ever.
#5
i find the meat better than asdas
#6
The quality of the meat is down to how they care for it in store...
as for price, red hot for free range, I'll be getting some, but as above, how to shop online?

As for the 'what's the difference' troll, sorry, question, what's wrong with eating a chicken that has led a happy life, with some space to exercise, better food, more relaxed... anyone with taste buds will tell you it's not only better morally, but better to taste too...
#7
I've bought chicken portions from there and they were fine!!!
#8
Re: shopping online, sorry I just saw the website and assumed. No you're quite right I cannot see anywhere on the link that suggest you can shop online with them. Apologies.
#9
spoonofmilk
This is no criticism of Lidl in general though, as I do like the shop and use it often... but never again for meat. Ever.


If you like chorizo/salami/pepperoni etc its worth getting them from there, very nice and good price.
#10
[COLOR="Red"]£2.99 at Co-op
Voted Cold[/COLOR]


Cant buy online though
#11
Voted hot as this is a good price for free range chicken.

I've never had any problem with Lidl meat, they also often reduce it 3 days before it's Use By date as well.

As someone else mentioned, it's all down to how it's stored in the cold chain.
#12
i have to agree with the oher poster,i think lidls meat is awfull,i enjoy shopping at lidls,but i do think theyre meat is grose,ive had mince from there and it was like the floor scraping it was disgusting,also had other meat from there which wasnt great either,cold cooked meat is fine,but uncooked dodgy.
#13
profeta
[COLOR="Red"]£2.99 at Co-op
Voted Cold[/COLOR]


Cant buy online though


Well that link you provided is for (seemingly) scottish co-op for one thing, also it doesn't show the chicken, and is it free range? For 2.99???
#14
Voted hot, good price for free range! Never had meat from there before but I have had a couple of bad experiences of chicken from Tescos
#15
I've had mince from Lidl and it was OK nothing to write home about but better than Asda's which when cooked smelled of burnt plastic...awful!
#16
Voted hot. Good deal for free range.
#17
Asda's meat is APPALLING. Their Extra Special Mince is about the same quality as Tesco's value/normal mince.

Waitrose and M&S Meat is faarrr better :-D
#18
Prior to the Credit Crunch, myself and other all wanted the best life for our Chickens, running around the outdoors, enjoying the sunshine, now with a recession looming I couldn't care less if the first light my Chicken sees in its life is the little light at the back of my oven!
#19
bigkris
"cheap chickens", "happy chickens" - They're all dead chickens, so what's the difference?


shazzersere
i have to agree with the oher poster,i think lidls meat is awfull,i enjoy shopping at lidls,but i do think theyre meat is grose,ive had mince from there and it was like the floor scraping it was disgusting,also had other meat from there which wasnt great either,cold cooked meat is fine,but uncooked dodgy.


So can't argue bout the chicken being caged but.........................................................................













IS IT 1080P?

voted hot
#20
To those complaining about the quality of shop mince, how many of you have eaten bolognaise either on spaghetti, in a lasagna or similar in a restaurant? As an ex-chef I can tell you not much that's meat in any form escapes the mincer and it's no different in a butcher's/supermarket. My advice, dont buy cheap mince. Buy decent quality or buy cheap stewing cuts and mince your own. Oh, this was a post about chooks, sorry! Decent price for a runner, but taste comes from what its fed on not so much from its surroundings. At this price I doubt it'll taste of much but may try one to see. Lidl's Chicken in black bean sauce and Thai Green curriy ready meals are absolutely fantastic.
#21
Voted hot, free range at this price will hopefully get people tasting the difference for themselves. Next rung up the ladder, free range organic!
#22
Appmacguy
Voted hot, free range at this price will hopefully get people tasting the difference for themselves. Next rung up the ladder, free range organic!


Corn fed, free range, organic......tastes amazingly like chicken :-D Sounds daft but trust me many 'cheap' chickens taste like fat and water....:x
#23
If you want good meat go to your butcher - you'll be surprised what quantity and quality you can get for your money.

This is a hot deal for free range.
#24
kingy58
To those complaining about the quality of shop mince, how many of you have eaten bolognaise either on spaghetti, in a lasagna or similar in a restaurant? As an ex-chef I can tell you not much that's meat in any form escapes the mincer and it's no different in a butcher's/supermarket. My advice, dont buy cheap mince. Buy decent quality or buy cheap stewing cuts and mince your own. Oh, this was a post about chooks, sorry! Decent price for a runner, but taste comes from what its fed on not so much from its surroundings. At this price I doubt it'll taste of much but may try one to see. Lidl's Chicken in black bean sauce and Thai Green curriy ready meals are absolutely fantastic.



Meat that's contained in minced meat must be from proper meat itselft - as in the European definition of meat - not offal or significant quantities of connective tissue etc.
#25
moob;3444946
Meat that's contained in minced meat must be from proper meat itselft - as in the European definition of meat - not offal or significant quantities of connective tissue etc.


The guy was right... this is CATERING he is talking about.
Catering products often do NOT need to meet the same standard as the "raw ingredient" you would know of as a shopper.
eg. "Sausages" in fish & chip shops do not have the same meat content requirements as those sold raw in shops and butchers.
Of coursed catering products do not need to be labelled either.

Who is to say that 10% gristle is not the right amount in a recipe - if it was a pigs foot, it would be a lot more than that, even in a Michelin starred establishment!
#26
Spears;3444606
Sounds daft but trust me many 'cheap' chickens taste like fat and water....:x


Which is PRECISELY why people vote for them in taste tests! The tenderness and succulence that fat and water add is what they expect, and the stronger tougher meat of free range birds is not what they want, because it isn't what they expect!
Sadly it is all about educating pallettes, and most are schooled by the likes of MacDonalds & Tesco, not the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstals of this world!
#27
bilbob
The quality of the meat is down to how they care for it in store...
as for price, red hot for free range, I'll be getting some, but as above, how to shop online?

As for the 'what's the difference' troll, sorry, question, what's wrong with eating a chicken that has led a happy life, with some space to exercise, better food, more relaxed... anyone with taste buds will tell you it's not only better morally, but better to taste too...


nobody mentioned it was any better fed than a battery chicken!!
#28
bilbob
Well that link you provided is for (seemingly) scottish co-op for one thing, also it doesn't show the chicken, and is it free range? For 2.99???


All Co-operative Chickens are to the Elmwood standard which is aproved by the RSPCA, they were in the process of doing it long before Jamie Oliver started harping on about it...:x

Taken from a post on the Co-operative website from over a year ago:

The Co-operative has carefully selected a small group of dedicated British farmers to embrace the retailer’s own higher welfare “Elmwood” standard for fresh whole chickens, which means the birds are nurtured for longer in more enriched environments.
#29
Vimes220
All Co-operative Chickens are to the Elmwood standard which is aproved by the RSPCA, they were in the process of doing it long before Jamie Oliver started harping on about it...:x

Taken from a post on the Co-operative website from over a year ago:

The Co-operative has carefully selected a small group of dedicated British farmers to embrace the retailer’s own higher welfare “Elmwood” standard for fresh whole chickens, which means the birds are nurtured for longer in more enriched environments.


That's great but surely JO's involvement will only help matters? Raise awareness and all that? He is a massively popular chef and all his 'mock-ney-ness' aside he does tackle some important issues.

It's great that Co-op embraces british farmers, supporting local produce and ensuring the chickens are enriched and cared for and what not, but in these times of financial yukkie-ness if people can buy a nice cheap 'moral' chuckie they will, regardless of what it's been fed. It's sad but there it is.
#30
i work for lidls and im sure its per kg as at the moment its 3.90 per kg
#31
I totaly agree with spoonofmilk, it happen to me and the kitchen need it fumigated after...
I love Lidl for everything elase BUT no meat product:oops:
#32
csamual
i work for lidls and im sure its per kg as at the moment its 3.90 per kg


I went into the Norwich store today. It is per Kg but it IS now £3.49 so you do pay more for the bigger birds. But it's still a fab price for a wee birdie which has been able to zoom around enjoying a good flap prior to it's visit to Lidl. :-D
#33
Decent price, but it's not all about cost in my opinion.
As a rule I don't buy supermarker meat or fish. Local butchers and fishmonger for me
#34
bilbob
Well that link you provided is for (seemingly) scottish co-op for one thing, also it doesn't show the chicken, and is it free range? For 2.99???

yeap free range

bought one last sunday!
#35
Spears;3444606
Corn fed, free range, organic......tastes amazingly like chicken :-D Sounds daft but trust me many 'cheap' chickens taste like fat and water....:x


Wow, amazing deal for organic, free range. If I could I would vote it hot again! Thanks for letting everyone know!
#36
They are £3.98 per kilo in the Camberley Lidl and had one priced at £7.60. That's not cheap compared to the battery chickens next to them at £1.99 each!
#37
Spears
I went into the Norwich store today. It is per Kg but it IS now £3.49 so you do pay more for the bigger birds. But it's still a fab price for a wee birdie which has been able to zoom around enjoying a good flap prior to it's visit to Lidl. :-D


Wonder if it would have been so happy if it had known that it had been on its way to Lidl rather than being not just any chicken but an "M&S chicken" :-D
#38
bigkris
"cheap chickens", "happy chickens" - They're all dead chickens, so what's the difference?


Taste...bad feed in, bad poultry out.

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