1kg Ashfield Farm Chicken Breasts - £4.99 @ Aldi
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1kg Ashfield Farm Chicken Breasts - £4.99 @ Aldi

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Found 10th Aug 2011
Nice big portions (ooh err), definitely better than main supermarkets... the size of them is around the same as my local butchers (the chicken portions, not his breasts)...
NOTE: The packaging pictured is the 575g one... couldn't find the 1kg picture...
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in before the pc brigade with their "free range" speil
hot!
think when you dont have a picture its customary to post something 'amusing'.
allow me
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Edited by: "brilly" 10th Aug 2011
HOT from me
Hot for the butchers comment!! X)
£4.99 for a kilo of breast

as the saying goes,

"you won't get many of them in a pound*
Same price at Aldi if that's nearer. Great price. Heat added.
definitely lidl?
if you google ashfield farm lidl you get lots of hits...for aldi
suppose you are sure you chose lidl and typed it too
Yes it's Aldi. Sorry my head wasn't screwed on properly earlier. Will edit the title and report for a mod to swap it around
mamboboy

Yes it's Aldi. Sorry my head wasn't screwed on properly earlier. Will … Yes it's Aldi. Sorry my head wasn't screwed on properly earlier. Will edit the title and report for a mod to swap it around


No problem; I'm forever mixing Aldi and Lidl up
Cold. Last time I got some of these they absolutely stunk! Zero freshness.
andysmoore

Cold. Last time I got some of these they absolutely stunk! Zero freshness.


Yep, bought a free range chicken from Aldi, and after 2 / 3 days in the fridge parts had gone green!
PS, it's common practice for lower quality meats to be injected with water to make it heavier / plumper and appear better value.
Crapweasel

Yep, bought a free range chicken from Aldi, and after 2 / 3 days in the … Yep, bought a free range chicken from Aldi, and after 2 / 3 days in the fridge parts had gone green!



Don't you have a freezer?

I buy chicken at Aldi or Lidl's on a regular basis, it is top quality, Tesco chicken is the stuff to avoid IMO.
Inactive

Don't you have a freezer?I buy chicken at Aldi or Lidl's on a regular … Don't you have a freezer?I buy chicken at Aldi or Lidl's on a regular basis, it is top quality, Tesco chicken is the stuff to avoid IMO.


The chicken is fresh, it doesn't come from a freezer in the shop, nor should it have to be kept in a freezer at home to keep from going wonky just 2 / 3 days after purchase!
I keep my Aldi/Lidl chicken in the fridge for up to a week without any problems, I do put it in a cool box for transport home at this time of year.(_;)
Well the ones I had weren't slimy or floating in the stuff. 5 large breasts in the container, one of them being enough for a stir fry for two. With Tesco/Asda chicken I always use two breasts from it.

Wrapped the rest separately in cling film and frozen them.

As with any chicken post though there's always the negative comments

By the way, if breasts are pumped with water then it needs to be stated on the packaging under EU rules.
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Hot all the way
Inactive

I keep my Aldi/Lidl chicken in the fridge for up to a week without any … I keep my Aldi/Lidl chicken in the fridge for up to a week without any problems, I do put it in a cool box for transport home at this time of year.(_;)



Coolbox? Have you seen our weather this summer?!
We buy Aldi chicken over any of the bigger supermarkets. Much better quality and always better trimmed. You don't seem to get the problems with the packagers hiding the bloody/fatty trimmings underneath on Aldi that you see with most pre-packaged chicken

The comments about chicken being pumped full of water applies to most supermarkets meats, not just chicken (I find that the Coops chicken seem to be the worst, packaging tends to be swimming in water).

If you don't like it, you would be better finding a reputable butcher.
Edited by: "Tiny25" 11th Aug 2011
Crapweasel

PS, it's common practice for lower quality meats to be injected with … PS, it's common practice for lower quality meats to be injected with water to make it heavier / plumper and appear better value.



You're one of these posters on here that just love to perpetuate myths. Every single post of yours on this thread is jobby.
I buy so little meat in supermarkets these days. Everytime I get tempted, I seem to end up buying one with, as you say, a massive big bit of fat hidden on the underside. A piece of lamb was almost inedible, and it's a pain to have to take it back to supermarket.

I get chicken in Costco as I'm also fed up with supermarket chicken shrinking so much. I don't know if Costco add water but theirs shrinks the least I've seen from any non-butcher source.
What a laod of ar5e. some people on here a just plain stingy.

These chickens ARE stuffed full of water. FACT. Low quality rubbish.

Like I said, last time I got some chicke from Aldi, it was well smelly. and i opened it the same day!
andysmoore

What a laod of ar5e. some people on here a just plain stingy.These … What a laod of ar5e. some people on here a just plain stingy.These chickens ARE stuffed full of water. FACT. Low quality rubbish.Like I said, last time I got some chicke from Aldi, it was well smelly. and i opened it the same day!



Prove it.

It's not a fact or FACT as you put it - because it's your opinion they are full of water.

Just because like too many others on this site, you've seen a programme on tv declaring water injected meat is commonplace you're too dumb to do anything but accept that as fact - or FACT.

In my job, we routinely sample fresh chicken and send it for analysis - we've never seen anything untoward in any of the samples from the supermarkets - and that's a fact/FACT.

In fact/FACT we've found issues within catering supplied chicken in butchers.


Edited by: "moob" 11th Aug 2011
Cheap enough, but same price as the local butchers. Not voting either way.
Cheap, but probably for a reason
Haha, way to go moob. I luv how tv know-it-alls spout the same tripe but then go silent when they get pwned by someone who actually knows what they are talking about

My chickens are full of water too, they got soaked in the recent downpour I wont be eating them though, they supply me with eggs

Hot deal by the way and aldi chicken is much nicer than the double the price supermarket ones.
Seem to remember watching a TV prog (forget the name of it) not too long ago where it was said some chicken portions are pumped with water.
i love breasts!
andysmoore

What a laod of ar5e. some people on here a just plain stingy.These … What a laod of ar5e. some people on here a just plain stingy.These chickens ARE stuffed full of water. FACT. Low quality rubbish.Like I said, last time I got some chicke from Aldi, it was well smelly. and i opened it the same day!



File a lawsuit and take aldi/the farm to court then. As I said, it needs to be stated on the packaging. I mainly only see it on frozen chicken and the value/smart price ranges of chicken...
i love this site....so let me get this right i wont get "super aids" from this chicken if i drink 1kg of water when i am cooking it, cool
mamboboy

File a lawsuit and take aldi/the farm to court then. As I said, it needs … File a lawsuit and take aldi/the farm to court then. As I said, it needs to be stated on the packaging. I mainly only see it on frozen chicken and the value/smart price ranges of chicken...



Mate, any rough idea if they are free-range or organic, or any clues on the packet?, Lidl and Aldi are usually pretty good, but spending a fortune (£5 for 2 breasts in Asda) for my daily stir fry.
Nah sorry fella, I threw the packaging out yesterday. I don't think they are free range/organic to be honest...
Crapweasel

PS, it's common practice for lower quality meats to be injected with … PS, it's common practice for lower quality meats to be injected with water to make it heavier / plumper and appear better value.



and when this is the case by law it has to say so
Is it Halal ?.










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Rich44

and when this is the case by law it has to say so



That's correct, however is the law still lax on Country of origin?, as as long as it was packaged in the UK, it could be labeled UK, regardless of origin!.
stamfordblue

Seem to remember watching a TV prog (forget the name of it) not too long … Seem to remember watching a TV prog (forget the name of it) not too long ago where it was said some chicken portions are pumped with water.



It does happen, that's no being disputed - but it tends to happen to what's called catering packs - used to supply the catering industry/butchers etc. This type of packaging is not subject to the same regulations as stuff sold on the shelves in regular retailers.

People are often ill-informed when thinking the safer bet is to purchase things like poultry from a butcher - as they have little to no control over the origin and manner in which the meat has been handled - unless they bone out whole chickens, and hardly any butchers do this due to the time it takes.
had a pack a few days ago to try no problems at all with them got 2 more packs today to split and freeze . nice and fresh and no slime but i have not had a prob with any of the meat from aldi i am a recently converted shopper to their store ,
Aldi's in Gloucester are charging £6.99 for the 1kg pack
http://www.chewonthis.org.uk/factory_food/images/chicken_adulteration.gif

Apparently UK retailers can inject water into meat to boost weight by up to 10%, and they do not have to mention it on the label. The law is eventually going to change when the EU directive is finally implemented in UK law.
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