Big box of british beef mince (750g) £2.69 @ ALDI
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Big box of british beef mince (750g) £2.69 @ ALDI

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Found 9th Jan 2014
Noticed that ALDI offer a 750g box of beef mince for less than 3 quid, perfect for students or families making meals and food go the extra mile. Quality is surprisingly good for the price and last ages! Beats the price of mince in ASDA'S 3 for £10 deal on meat which works out as £3.33 for 500g.

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Asda mince 750g is £3.00 and less fat than aldi. The 3 for £10 mince at asda is lean irish minced beef with half the fat of the aldis one. Good price but it's just value mince with high fat and most likley made from beef trim with heart.

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mike_c

Asda mince 750g is £3.00 and less fat than aldi. The 3 for £10 mince at a … Asda mince 750g is £3.00 and less fat than aldi. The 3 for £10 mince at asda is lean irish minced beef with half the fat of the aldis one. Good price but it's just value mince with high fat and most likley made from beef trim with heart.



Understandable , wasn't really posting for quality more for penny pinching students and families looking to bulk out food for the best price. Thanks for the stats though!

I bought this previously and found a few lumps of gristle, not the most appetising of meats.

It is a good price but anything that says beef mince is made from trim and usually beef heart. If it is made from cuts of meat they call it minced steak.

Nothing but earholes and bumholes

Graham1979

Nothing but earholes and bumholes



Good! if we are going to take an animal's life for food we should eat every last bit.

I buy this have tried asda and tescos value mince and this is by far the nicest tasting of the 3, can get a meal and a half out of it for a family of 4, where as the tesco and asda can only do one meal ;-) hot from me ;-) not everyone can afford steak mince lol!

Contrary to popular belief saturated fat isn't as damning or as bad as people think - the evidence is based on an old and feeble study which led to consumerism of low-fat foods and an intrinsic belief that fat is bad. If you look at more recent studies you can see saturated fat isn't the villain we always thought and has no links to increased heart-disease or stroke, but many carbohydrates and sugars are far more questionable.

I'd also like to point out that I'd rather all of an animal was used and not gone to waste.

Many don't have an Asda nearby, so if this is what you can afford it isn't a bad thing for you or your family!

Use this mince frequently, always good quality I find.

If you're really looking to save some money and bulk up a meal though soya mince is what you want

Heat added though
Edited by: "brandscill" 9th Jan 2014

Have used this mince a few times, it's tastes fine and I always dry fry it off first and discard any oil that's in the pan.

People seem to want to eat any low quality food.Get some proper mince.Cold.

They have the 500g aberdeen angus mince £2,99 on offer would rather have that,

karlandfiona

Contrary to popular belief saturated fat isn't as damning or as bad as … Contrary to popular belief saturated fat isn't as damning or as bad as people think - the evidence is based on an old and feeble study which led to consumerism of low-fat foods and an intrinsic belief that fat is bad. If you look at more recent studies you can see saturated fat isn't the villain we always thought and has no links to increased heart-disease or stroke, but many carbohydrates and sugars are far more questionable. I'd also like to point out that I'd rather all of an animal was used and not gone to waste.Many don't have an Asda nearby, so if this is what you can afford it isn't a bad thing for you or your family!



I agree with most things but I'd just like to point out that although there may be a few studies showing no link, there are far far more that do show a link. Obviously there are healthier sat fats such as those in nuts and we do need a small amount of sat fat in our diet. Just wanted to clarify

Think lidl do a 1kg pack for £2.99? This is British mince too so because of the standards we have, I would be less wary of it compared to generic EU mince. Not for me anyway as I prefer lean lol.

As said before, it is mainly refined oils and sugars that are the main culprit (just look at America)

Ok it is recommended that we limit our saturated fat intake due to our modern lifestyles, after all the body converts this to energy at a slower rate. However a range of fats is essential to a healthy diet i.e oily fish, nuts etc.

I always buy this mice to make my own beefburgers. The fat content helps to keep them moist whilst being grilled (cooks them from the inside) and doesn't leave them dry. Also use it for chilli con carne but dry fry it first and save the fat to fry stale bread for the birds - really helps them this time of year to keep their weight up.

If I use this type of 'budget' mince, I always drain the fat off during cooking. When I use the more expensive 'lean' mince very little fat comes off.
I'd be interested to know which works out cheaper once the weight of the fat is deducted?

If I use this type of 'budget' mince, I always drain the fat off during … If I use this type of 'budget' mince, I always drain the fat off during cooking. When I use the more expensive 'lean' mince very little fat comes off.I'd be interested to know which works out cheaper once the weight of the fat is deducted?



Simple way to find out, weigh how much meat of each you have left after cooking. Work out the true cost of each.

g1bbuk

If I use this type of 'budget' mince, I always drain the fat off during … If I use this type of 'budget' mince, I always drain the fat off during cooking. When I use the more expensive 'lean' mince very little fat comes off. I'd be interested to know which works out cheaper once the weight of the fat is deducted?

I suspect the goal posts keep changing on the amount of fat. I just do a general visual inspection for the amount of whiteness and then try to spoon out the amount of fat during stewing. This was a snapshot in 2010, lean mince swindle and coupled with the horse meat situation in 2003 suggest that supermarkets did few tests, if any. However because the supermarkets could not be trusted, the EU have had to resort to bring out new Regulations which they did and is not in effect from 1st Jan 2014Personally unless you like minced beef as an ingredient for a recipe, it represents poor value for money relative to diced beef for which you can have better visual inspection. By the way, the new regulation still permits any EU business not following EU rules on the other three categories of minced meat, they will have to label products with a national mark. Percentages of fat and collagen content must be given on all minced meat.

Edited by: "splender" 21st Jan 2014
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