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Dean's Shortbread 400g for £1.99 at ALDI
Dean's Shortbread 400g for £1.99 at ALDI

Dean's Shortbread 400g for £1.99 at ALDI

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Probably the best shortbread you can buy.

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qbs

Probably the best shortbread you can buy.

Your Right ..........Tasty

Who's Dean?

Turnip

Who's Dean?


Guy that makes the shortbread

Be sure to buy some for your dean. (_;)

Need some of these in my life

good find op, heat added

Not all butter !! The best shortbreads are all butter.....we avoid those with added Palm Oil, Rapeseed oil etc as these have......they are cheaper ingredients.....Deans do make an all butter version which is very nice.....just not this one

We will be buyiing this.....even at double the price per gram aldi.co.uk/all…800
Edited by: "corred1964" 11th Dec 2016

M&S shortbread is also very nice, probably as good as Deans

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SCOUSEKEVIN

M&S shortbread is also very nice, probably as good as Deans


It may well be made in the Dean's factory. It's amazing what you see when you visit the factory and watch the packing area.

I think you may be confusing shortbread with butter, I'm no expert but I'm certain the best shortbread is not all butter, I think it has at least some sort of flour and sugar in it!

Dyslexic_Dog

I think you may be confusing shortbread with butter, I'm no expert but … I think you may be confusing shortbread with butter, I'm no expert but I'm certain the best shortbread is not all butter, I think it has at least some sort of flour and sugar in it!


The confusion has spread to Dean's, too, then! oO

http://www.deans.co.uk/media/AB-004SR.jpg

I like the M&S triangles. No idea who makes them but there is something special about them. Amazing to think that this might be the only place in the Universe with triangle shortbread... and tea.

sylv

Be sure to buy some for your dean. (_;)



and for the FATHER, SON & HOLY spirit :P
Amen

No this is NOT the best shortbread you can buy - no no no! Chrystals shortbread takes that title. This is a married couple who make it all themselves and melts in your mouth. Once youve had that you wont touch that other stuff.

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sylv

The confusion has spread to Dean's, too, then! oO


Not necessarily. Looking at the boxes I have, they don't say "All Butter" (and they're not). If you check Dean's website , they make all butter and not all butter. I'll eat either. They're both excellent.

OP I'm in heaven! Deans!
U angel

OMG...love these. Heat

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bossyboots

No this is NOT the best shortbread you can buy - no no no! Chrystals … No this is NOT the best shortbread you can buy - no no no! Chrystals shortbread takes that title. This is a married couple who make it all themselves and melts in your mouth. Once youve had that you wont touch that other stuff.


Link?

bossyboots

No this is NOT the best shortbread you can buy - no no no! Chrystals … No this is NOT the best shortbread you can buy - no no no! Chrystals shortbread takes that title. This is a married couple who make it all themselves and melts in your mouth. Once youve had that you wont touch that other stuff.



I'll second that, Link or store name please

prvezkhan

I'll second that, Link or store name please



I buy it in my local Dobbies garden centre but was at the BBC Good food show in Glasgow and they were there selling it. Its just mouthwatering stuff. They have a facebook page of the same name


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bossyboots

I buy it in my local Dobbies garden centre but was at the BBC Good food … I buy it in my local Dobbies garden centre but was at the BBC Good food show in Glasgow and they were there selling it. Its just mouthwatering stuff. They have a facebook page of the same name


Looks new and local too, correct me if I'm wrong, SW Scotland/Glasgow Not come across it.
Edited by: "qbs" 12th Dec 2016

qbs

Looks new and local to, correct me if I'm wrong, SW Scotland/Glasgow Not … Looks new and local to, correct me if I'm wrong, SW Scotland/Glasgow Not come across it.




Its not new as we have been getting it for years - yeah we are SW Scotland

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bossyboots

Its not new as we have been getting it for years - yeah we are SW Scotland


Ok. So definitely not widely available. I'll have a look the next time I'm in Dobbies.

Walker's also do an excellent shortbread but I might have to try this one.

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golfer2007

Walker's also do an excellent shortbread but I might have to try this one.


Walker's is closer to, but better than Paterson's. But Dean's is out there on it's own (apart from the undercover Dean's found in certain other packaging)

And before anybody asks, I don't and never have had any connection with Dean's Shortbread, other than eating it and visiting the factory on a couple of occasions.

qbs

It may well be made in the Dean's factory. It's amazing what you see when … It may well be made in the Dean's factory. It's amazing what you see when you visit the factory and watch the packing area.



M&S is all butter !!

It is like Baxters make M&S soups as well as many others but the ingredients used are not the same.....some are more premium & some are much cheaper

Much supermarket own brand flour will be milled in the same place as Hovis, Allinson etc.....but the initial milled grain is not as good as that used in the premium brands

I prefer the butter shortbread

qbs

Walker's is closer to, but better than Paterson's. But Dean's is out … Walker's is closer to, but better than Paterson's. But Dean's is out there on it's own (apart from the undercover Dean's found in certain other packaging)And before anybody asks, I don't and never have had any connection with Dean's Shortbread, other than eating it and visiting the factory on a couple of occasions.



I think I've found Dean. How are you Dean?

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Turnip

I think I've found Dean. How are you Dean?


See #26 The main man's name, according to the back of the box, is Bill Dean. You'll find the contact details from their website - #15. I'd happily have Bill Dean's income, but sadly, it's not me.

From tuesday 1kg Patersons at Iceland will be £2.50 its on here

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FamilyGuy67

From tuesday 1kg Patersons at Iceland will be £2.50 its on here


Yes. But Paterson's isn't very nice (he said being diplomatic and resisting the urge to refer to it as something else). Dean's is as near as you'll get to good home made shortbread. Keep the Paterson's for the visitors you don't want. You can throw it at them.

bossyboots

No this is NOT the best shortbread you can buy - no no no! Chrystals … No this is NOT the best shortbread you can buy - no no no! Chrystals shortbread takes that title. This is a married couple who make it all themselves and melts in your mouth. Once youve had that you wont touch that other stuff.



Absolutely agree. Although Chrystals is hard to come by in shops. It is little cubes of heaven though and by a country mile the best shortbread I have ever tasted (and I am a middle aged Scotsman).

qbs

Ok. So definitely not widely available. I'll have a look the next time … Ok. So definitely not widely available. I'll have a look the next time I'm in Dobbies.



The famous grouse experience sell it on Amazon. Also It is sometimes sold under a different brand name. The owner of Chrystals advised me on FB that the stuff on sale at Hopetoun Farm Shop near Edinburgh is Chrystals shortbread.
Edited by: "blowbrown" 12th Dec 2016

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blowbrown

Absolutely agree. Although Chrystals is hard to come by in shops. It is … Absolutely agree. Although Chrystals is hard to come by in shops. It is little cubes of heaven though and by a country mile the best shortbread I have ever tasted (and I am a middle aged Scotsman).


I'll see your middle age and raise you by........:D

qbs

I'll see your middle age and raise you by........:D



Lol. If, like me, you grew up in a generation where everybody had a family recipe for shortbread that was the best you will ever taste, then you really need to track down some Chrystals as it is that shortbread.

qbs

Keep the Paterson's for the visitors you don't want. You can throw it at … Keep the Paterson's for the visitors you don't want. You can throw it at them.


As each winter begins, I put some Paterson's (or equivalent) in my car's glove box as emergency rations. Never once been over-keen to declare an emergency. (_;)

qbs

It may well be made in the Dean's factory. It's amazing what you see when … It may well be made in the Dean's factory. It's amazing what you see when you visit the factory and watch the packing area.


I have a couple of relatives who have worked for Jacobs biscuits for 40 odd years and its the same there, same product, different packaging and the price can be double.

Went hunting for these but sadly none in my local

Not found them in my local instead purchased aldi speciality all butter shortbread that might be made by Dean's who knows.
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