200 gm Scottish smoked Salmon £1.59 @ Lidl
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200 gm Scottish smoked Salmon £1.59 @ Lidl

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Found 24th Jan 2015
Very good discount on this tasty salmon. Normally sells for £2.65. Expiry date on the packs 04/Feb

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Now you've done it. There will probably be none left when I get there.

Original Poster

To be fair people are already clearing the shelves...I was there at 10:30 am and only 6-8 packs left..I picked 3
Edited by: "sam1970" 24th Jan 2015

not in my lidl....got some this morn 2.69 for 200g

Original Poster

buggles

not in my lidl....got some this morn 2.69 for 200g



Strange as it is normally £2.65 anyway

sam1970

To be fair people are already clearing the shelves...I was there at 10:30 … To be fair people are already clearing the shelves...I was there at 10:30 am and only 6-8 packs left..I picked 3



It might have helped someone if you'd mentioned which store had the 3 packs left!

As it is, I suggest you expire this as they will probably all be gone by now.

Original Poster

It was Hall Green, Birmingham. The deal is still on and will be for the whole weekend. The stores will be restocking the shelves so why expire the deal?

Nice find decent price.

It was already cheap at the normal price and it tastes good

There's something fishy about this offer....

It's always worth knowing the difference when buying salmon, it's an old supermarket trick.
Scottish smoked salmon, it salmon that has come from somewhere else but has been smoked in Scotland
Smoked Scottish salmon, is Scottish salmon that has been smoked.

Similarly worth remembering there is a difference between 'flavour' and 'flavoured' - Something that is strawberry flavour only has the flavour of strawberries and has never seen the real thing. However something that is strawberry flavoured, must have an element of real strawberries in it.

It sounds petty I know, but the supermarkets have a very good understanding of the English language and know how to use it to their advantage so that products appear to be superior to what they actually are.

sam1970

Strange as it is normally £2.65 anyway


not in my lidl it aint

stevewc2

It's always worth knowing the difference when buying salmon, it's an old … It's always worth knowing the difference when buying salmon, it's an old supermarket trick.Scottish smoked salmon, it salmon that has come from somewhere else but has been smoked in ScotlandSmoked Scottish salmon, is Scottish salmon that has been smoked.Similarly worth remembering there is a difference between 'flavour' and 'flavoured' - Something that is strawberry flavour only has the flavour of strawberries and has never seen the real thing. However something that is strawberry flavoured, must have an element of real strawberries in it.It sounds petty I know, but the supermarkets have a very good understanding of the English language and know how to use it to their advantage so that products appear to be superior to what they actually are.



Not sure that's true at all. With regards to meat and fish in particular, a retailer is not allowed to use language and images which will infer a country of origin that is different to it's actual one. Basically they can't use the word Scottish unless it is actually farmed/caught in Scotland.

But they are not using language that infers something, they are using language in it's most exact form, it's the customers that make the wrong assumption. If it is smoked in Scotland then it is correct to call it Scottish smoked, as that is where it is smoked. They can only call it smoked Scottish Salmon if it is actually salmon that comes from Scotland. They are being honest, and relying on the fact that most people don't see the difference.
food.list.co.uk/art…ls/

stevewc2

But they are not using language that infers something, they are using … But they are not using language that infers something, they are using language in it's most exact form, it's the customers that make the wrong assumption. If it is smoked in Scotland then it is correct to call it Scottish smoked, as that is where it is smoked. They can only call it smoked Scottish Salmon if it is actually salmon that comes from Scotland. They are being honest, and relying on the fact that most people don't see the difference.https://food.list.co.uk/article/17265-scottish-or-scotch-a-guide-to-interpreting-food-labels/



If the salmon is not Scottish, Scottish cannot be in the name of the product because it has the potential to mislead regardless so it would be dishonest and illegal. That article draws that conclusion from nothing but opinion and is unaware of legislation.

An FSA booklet gives the perfect example on preventing misleading labels:

Salmon smoked in Scotland but made from Norwegian salmon is not described as “Scottish smoked salmon” but is described as -
“Norwegian salmon smoked in Scotland”, or
“imported salmon smoked in Scotland”.

Those comments will be on the packet, however it will be in small print. Perhaps someone who has bought the deal can look on their packets to see where it says the salmon is sourced, (not produced or smoked) it will be on their in very small print. Lidl tends to source their salmon from the Atlantic or Norway. There's a huge import industry in Scotland for salmon solely to do this 'fakery'. Often genuine producers describe their product as Scottish Smoked Scottish Salmon, and use this very wordy way of saying it as they know how other companies try to mislead. As far as I am aware, the FSA guidelines are only guidelines in respect of this are only guidelines and not law.

stevewc2

Those comments will be on the packet, however it will be in small print. … Those comments will be on the packet, however it will be in small print. Perhaps someone who has bought the deal can look on their packets to see where it says the salmon is sourced, (not produced or smoked) it will be on their in very small print. Lidl tends to source their salmon from the Atlantic or Norway. There's a huge import industry in Scotland for salmon solely to do this 'fakery'. Often genuine producers describe their product as Scottish Smoked Scottish Salmon, and use this very wordy way of saying it as they know how other companies try to mislead. As far as I am aware, the FSA guidelines are only guidelines in respect of this are only guidelines and not law.



If it wasn't Scottish then they have to be clear and obvious about it to prevent being misleading, not hide it away at the back in tiny writing. Anything on the label which can be potentially misleading has to be clarified or simply not there at all. The FSA guidelines are there to help make sure companies are not in breach of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 by producing misleading information.

http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Lifeandhealth/Pix/pictures/2014/12/12/1418395105502/Lidl-smoked-salmon-010.jpg

This is the standard smoked salmon and is clearly Scottish. I also can't think of any examples of supermarkets doing something as misleading as you suggest. Competition is tough as it is, they don't need more PR nightmares and fines. There is no mention of this price on the website so I can only imagine the OP has found left over christmas stock or something specific. Hopefully the OP or someone can clarify which product this is exactly.

Edited by: "yrreb88" 25th Jan 2015
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