1LTR RIBENA JUICE £1.49 IN LIDL, 50% OFF
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1LTR RIBENA JUICE £1.49 IN LIDL, 50% OFF

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Found 14th Jan 2013
In Wells Lidl yesterday (13.01) a Litre of Ribena Juice was £1.49. It is a 602ml bottle with 398ml free which makes a litre. The RRP is usually £2.98 for this bottle. I have checked online and the deal appears on Lidl's website.

Please check your local store before going, just incase.

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Banned

I found the taste of this too strong. I had to dilute it with some water.

Great find, heat added!

Original Poster

Its a cordial, you're supposed to dilute 1 part Ribena to 4 parts water.

Edited by: "Nickibee" 14th Jan 2013

great , been looking for ages normally available somewhere at half price , not been anywhere for ages
great product !

picked 2 up last friday

Every morning when I leave for work my neighbour waves at me and shouts Ribena!

Why, when you're in Lidl, would you buy Ribena, which is vastly inferior to the Lidl product - and more expensive!

Ribena concentrate contains 23% blackcurrant juice from concentrate, and LIDL concentrate contains 50% blackcurrant juice from concentrate - more than twice as much as Ribena!

Ribena:

After dilution 1 part with 4 parts water:
Water, Sugar, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Blackcurrant Juice from Concentrate (5%), Citric Acid, Vitamin C, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulphite), Colour (Anthocyanins). Product before dilution contains 23% juice.

LIDL: (before dilution) -

Blackcurrant Juice from Concentrate (50%), Sugar, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Water, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Flavouring, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite)



Beats me how Ribena get away with this, but I suppose some people like the comfort of a big brand!

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Newbold

Why, when you're in Lidl, would you buy Ribena, which is vastly inferior … Why, when you're in Lidl, would you buy Ribena, which is vastly inferior to the Lidl product - and more expensive!Ribena concentrate contains 23% blackcurrant juice from concentrate, and LIDL concentrate contains 50% blackcurrant juice from concentrate - more than twice as much as Ribena!Ribena:After dilution 1 part with 4 parts water:Water, Sugar, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Blackcurrant Juice from Concentrate (5%), Citric Acid, Vitamin C, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulphite), Colour (Anthocyanins). Product before dilution contains 23% juice.LIDL: (before dilution) -Blackcurrant Juice from Concentrate (50%), Sugar, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Water, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Flavouring, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite)Beats me how Ribena get away with this, but I suppose some people like the comfort of a big brand!



I didn't buy any, I dont buy any squash with sugar in, just saw the deal and I know how popular Ribena is and wanted the Karma of sharing it with everyone. I went into Lidl to buy Bockwurst as they're delicatessen range is awesome!!

Nickibee

I didn't buy any, I dont buy any squash with sugar in, just saw the deal … I didn't buy any, I dont buy any squash with sugar in, just saw the deal and I know how popular Ribena is and wanted the Karma of sharing it with everyone. I went into Lidl to buy Bockwurst as they're delicatessen range is awesome!!



My apologies, Nickibee - I wasn't aiming that at you (although I admit it does look that way)! Thanks for posting the deal.

I was aiming, really, at people who worship brands like Ribena, thinking them to be somehow superior to Aldi and Lidl. In fact, both the Aldi and the Lidl equivalents of Ribena are vastly superior in quality, as well as being a lot cheaper!

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Newbold

My apologies, Nickibee - I wasn't aiming that at you (although I admit it … My apologies, Nickibee - I wasn't aiming that at you (although I admit it does look that way)! Thanks for posting the deal.I was aiming, really, at people who worship brands like Ribena, thinking them to be somehow superior to Aldi and Lidl. In fact, both the Aldi and the Lidl equivalents of Ribena are vastly superior in quality, as well as being a lot cheaper!



I totally agree, nothing wrong with Lidl or Aldi for a lot of things, some stuff in both is unbelievable, your right though, I think people are scared to try stuff, but there are some brands that you can't do without, im a sucker for Douwe Egberts coffee and will not accept any substitutes so therefore a "Coffee Snob" I guess most Ribena lovers are what I call "Squash Snobs"! Ha! No harm done!

anyone else bought the ribena in home & bargain and thought it was less concentrated than normal?

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j8ulia

anyone else bought the ribena in home & bargain and thought it was less … anyone else bought the ribena in home & bargain and thought it was less concentrated than normal?



I think that's the Ribena Plus which is a healthier version with added vitamins and no added sugar. Will taste a bit weaker.

defo not the plus its the normal bottle with the 50% extra promo on......

Newbolds right Lidls own brand blackcurrant is far better than Ribena.

I asked my neigbour why he shouts Ribena! at me every morning - he said he was just trying to be cordial.

Nickibee

I totally agree, nothing wrong with Lidl or Aldi for a lot of things, … I totally agree, nothing wrong with Lidl or Aldi for a lot of things, some stuff in both is unbelievable, your right though, I think people are scared to try stuff, but there are some brands that you can't do without, im a sucker for Douwe Egberts coffee and will not accept any substitutes so therefore a "Coffee Snob" I guess most Ribena lovers are what I call "Squash Snobs"! Ha! No harm done!



I have to admit I am not a coffee expert but still undertand your choice! I went to a friend's house and after tasting their instant coffee there is a huge difference between different brands and supermarket alternatives. I've tried some other supermarket's own versions of Ribena and they do not taste the same. Whether that is because the others have more fruit juice, I don't care. It's all about the taste for me, not the label. I am intrigued by the comments regarding Aldi and Lidl versions though so will be fair and give them a go. Thanks for posting the offer!
Edited by: "picnick" 14th Jan 2013

Well I promised to give that Lidl stuff a go and did today. It pains me to say this but it's pretty good! That has to be the closest anybody has been to the taste of Ribena. I prefer Ribena maybe because I have been drinking it all my life but there is a difference still. It's a bit like arguing that Coke is better than other cola when I personally don't notice the difference. I did notice the Lidl version of Ribena despite having a higher fruit juice content also has a lot more sugar and calories so that may bother some people. I think some of you really don't get the reason Ribena is popular. As I've said above, I genuinely prefer the taste and percentages do not affect that. If it contained horse meat to achieve that taste, so be it. Stop assuming that everybody who doesn't agree with you is taken in by marketing. It's a bit patronising really. Also, this overuse of the word 'quality'. Have you ever stopped to think what that word means? Quality is only measured against criteria set by a person, usually you.

Thanks again to OP for this one as I bought quite a few bottles of Ribena. I'm also giving the Lidl Amaretto a go because it is 28% strength, same as Disaronno but for a lot less money. Has anybody else tried it?

Edited by: "picnick" 16th Jan 2013

From a health point of view, this stuff is terrible. As much bad sugar as coke after dilution. Stick with the Robinsons and Mi Wadi.

Why not make some wine from it? Videos on youtube folks.

if anyone has a heron foods shop near them they r doing the sugar free version for a pound

Original Poster

picnick

Well I promised to give that Lidl stuff a go and did today. It pains me … Well I promised to give that Lidl stuff a go and did today. It pains me to say this but it's pretty good! That has to be the closest anybody has been to the taste of Ribena. I prefer Ribena maybe because I have been drinking it all my life but there is a difference still. It's a bit like arguing that Coke is better than other cola when I personally don't notice the difference. I did notice the Lidl version of Ribena despite having a higher fruit juice content also has a lot more sugar and calories so that may bother some people. I think some of you really don't get the reason Ribena is popular. As I've said above, I genuinely prefer the taste and percentages do not affect that. If it contained horse meat to achieve that taste, so be it. Stop assuming that everybody who doesn't agree with you is taken in by marketing. It's a bit patronising really. Also, this overuse of the word 'quality'. Have you ever stopped to think what that word means? Quality is only measured against criteria set by a person, usually you.Thanks again to OP for this one as I bought quite a few bottles of Ribena. I'm also giving the Lidl Amaretto a go because it is 28% strength, same as Disaronno but for a lot less money. Has anybody else tried it?



Great post! As far as alcohol goes id just be aware of the amount of grain alcohol that goes into the cheap stuff as grain alcohol is the stuff that gives you a stinking hangover! Ha! As far as I know Disarrono is made from Apricot Kernal Oil and not actually distilled from the Kernals themselves (Which is apprentely what traditional Italian Ameretto prides itself on) so I don't think your selling yourself short!

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drunkenmonk

From a health point of view, this stuff is terrible. As much bad sugar as … From a health point of view, this stuff is terrible. As much bad sugar as coke after dilution. Stick with the Robinsons and Mi Wadi.



I imagine if you are health conscious you wouldn't even look at this deal, if you are looking at it, im pretty sure you don't care about the amount of sugar?

Sainsburys have 2ltrs for £3 if that helps anyone

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cambourne7

Sainsburys have 2ltrs for £3 if that helps anyone



This is the same deal as the Lidl one but your not restricted to buying two bottles?

Nickibee

This is the same deal as the Lidl one but your not restricted to buying … This is the same deal as the Lidl one but your not restricted to buying two bottles?



Who is restricting it? I bought more than two in Lidl and have gone over two from Sainsbury's before when it was reduced. Are the latter restricting things now? That's not very good!
Edited by: "picnick" 17th Jan 2013

Original Poster

picnick

Who is restricting it? I bought more than two in Lidl and have gone over … Who is restricting it? I bought more than two in Lidl and have gone over two from Sainsbury's before when it was reduced. Are the latter restricting things now? That's not very good!



Ill explain. Its the same deal as Lidl but in Sainsbury's you have to buy at least 2 (£3) to benefit from the deal, if you want one bottle in Sainsbury's you'll pay £2.98. But in Lidl you can buy the 2 for £3 but if you only want one bottle you can just have one bottle for £1.49. In Sainsburys you are restricted as you have to buy 2 bottles to benefit from what is essentially the same deal.

Nickibee

Ill explain. Its the same deal as Lidl but in Sainsbury's you have to buy … Ill explain. Its the same deal as Lidl but in Sainsbury's you have to buy at least 2 (£3) to benefit from the deal, if you want one bottle in Sainsbury's you'll pay £2.98. But in Lidl you can buy the 2 for £3 but if you only want one bottle you can just have one bottle for £1.49. In Sainsburys you are restricted as you have to buy 2 bottles to benefit from what is essentially the same deal.



Oh right thanks, that's fine with me. I usually buy quite a few more than two!

Just bought a bottle of Lidl own brand and a bottle of Ribena. Now commences the wine making experiment. Will be interesting to see which one makes a better wine given the higher fruit content of the own brand stuff.

The one thing to be wary of with the own brand stuff is that it contains glucose-fructose syrup. I assume this is high fructose corn syrup?

Edited by: "sotomonkey" 17th Jan 2013

sotomonkey

Just bought a bottle of Lidl own brand and a bottle of Ribena. Now … Just bought a bottle of Lidl own brand and a bottle of Ribena. Now commences the wine making experiment. Will be interesting to see which one makes a better wine given the higher fruit content of the own brand stuff.The one thing to be wary of with the own brand stuff is that it contains glucose-fructose syrup. I assume this is high fructose corn syrup?



The higher sugar content will affect it too. I assume that is a good thing.

It just proves how much the British public is getting RIPPED OFF by all our FOREIGN OWNED supermarkets and others

ratcatcher

It just proves how much the British public is getting RIPPED OFF by all … It just proves how much the British public is getting RIPPED OFF by all our FOREIGN OWNED supermarkets and others



Sorry - but what does?

Nickibee

Ill explain. Its the same deal as Lidl but in Sainsbury's you have to buy … Ill explain. Its the same deal as Lidl but in Sainsbury's you have to buy at least 2 (£3) to benefit from the deal, if you want one bottle in Sainsbury's you'll pay £2.98. But in Lidl you can buy the 2 for £3 but if you only want one bottle you can just have one bottle for £1.49. In Sainsburys you are restricted as you have to buy 2 bottles to benefit from what is essentially the same deal.



Err... well not what i meant i bought a 2ltr bottle for £3

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cambourne7

Err... well not what i meant i bought a 2ltr bottle for £3



Err yes...which is the same deal as mine but you have 2ltrs? What if I just want a Litre? This is what im trying to say? You have just told people about a deal that is the same as this one but with your deal I HAVE to buy a 2ltr bottle for £3, it's not rocket science?
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