Lidl 5kg 'Fruit and veg box' £1.50
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Lidl 5kg 'Fruit and veg box' £1.50

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Refreshed 12th Aug 2018 (Posted 2nd Aug 2018)Local
Spotted on Lidl Facebook
"A fruitful idea for cutting food waste: we're trialling new 5kg boxes of fruit and veg that is slightly damaged, but still perfectly good to eat, for just £1.50.

It's being piloted in 122 of our stores, so if you come across any, let us know what you think."
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Having seen the state of some of the stuff still on display at full price, I don't think I'd bother. I'd rather pick my own.
2x boxes of this along with a bag of wholewheat past and a bag of basmati rice , and that the family fed for a week for under a fiver. And all healthy.
I predict everyone will applaud this and say its a fantastic idea but then not actually buy it, and they'll scrap it due to waste.
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The supermarkets may as well go back to selling loose fruit and veg as the whole point in the start of selling it packaged was presumably to cut down on waste in store but it clearly isnt working. So even if selling it loose produces the same amount of waste least it will cut down on plastic packaging. I'm aware im taking a very simplistic view to the solution but even say for example apples, they sell them loose at a price for minimum purchase of 4, they've still ensured they can roughly manage order requirements amd still eliminated the plastic.

Im sure all the above can be argued to the contrary but thats my tuppence worth.
It's a real shame but I have just about stopped shopping at Lidl now.

Found most of the fruit and veg was past it's best or didn't last more than a day or two at home. Meat (mince & chicken) gone off in less than a week and we'll before it's use by date. Charged full price for items with 30% off stickers. Quite often shelves empty of certain items.
And when I get to the checkout it's not actually loads cheaper than Tesco etc.

Now and again I go back, hoping they've improved, but every time disappointed.

Obviously this is a hot deal, assuming the food is actually useable
Lots of people rubishing the quality of the food here, which is sad because its not much different in other supermarkets in my experience, sometimes worse.

I shop at lidl and the fruit and veg is always of a very good quality and staff do their best to remove anything bad.... however... considering that we are ALL human and no one is perfect there is a chance some things will be missed.

Also lidl is a discount store and deliberately run on fewer staff so the customer can get cheaper prices.

Swings and roundabouts really.
Sorceress198802/08/2018 17:29

If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could …If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could probably buy it themselves at this price.


The staff would most likely kick them out before they could.
corin.gillingham02/08/2018 17:31

The staff would most likely kick them out before they could.


Considering they are probably criminals too i wouldn't blame them.
smokeycat1 h, 29 m ago

Just wrong time of year for me to make soup. It's 90 degrees outside.


Could always have it cold.
It's a shame they couldn't just write it off and donate it all to local food banks because when do they ever get to give people with nothing fresh fruit & veg?

I like the idea and anything like this I applaud but given the school holidays and food banks running out that would've made much more of an impact.
herrbz02/08/2018 16:07

Ha, most people here would have no clue how to cook a meal without meat, …Ha, most people here would have no clue how to cook a meal without meat, dairy, or eggs in it.


Care to prove that, any statistics? I think most ppl can use a cookbook or the Internet to cook without meat, its not hard is it.
Wadadli_Cooler02/08/2018 16:46

There's no need for families not to eat properly no matter what their …There's no need for families not to eat properly no matter what their income. Better than spending 3 times this amount on just one McDonald's dungburger.


So how should they when they literally don't have 2 pennies to rub together? You sound like you have no idea how people are struggling to survive under this vicious government.
corin.gillingham02/08/2018 15:42

Or... We could be giving this to the Homeless?


What are the homeless going to do with a big box of veg.
Lidl fruit and veg is pretty bad, most dont have dates on them and I've bought things previous thinking it looks ok, get home and it's actually just bin food.
Sorceress198854 m ago

If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could …If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could probably buy it themselves at this price.



They went there
qbs02/08/2018 14:51

Having seen the state of some of the stuff still on display at full price, …Having seen the state of some of the stuff still on display at full price, I don't think I'd bother. I'd rather pick my own.


Even when its in decent nick it seems too go bad a lot faster than other supermarkets produce
Thanks OP, heat added.
Sorceress19881 h, 2 m ago

If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could …If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could probably buy it themselves at this price.


Bit harsh. It's not like the homeless have access to clean water or a functioning kitchen either.
Sorceress19881 h, 7 m ago

If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could …If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could probably buy it themselves at this price.


Are you for real? Not all homeless drink and do drugs. Guess you’ve never spent anytime talking to some of the homeless people
SOUTHWALES02/08/2018 15:23

Pick from where?


Anywhere where I can pick/select my own, including Lidl.

My reservations with this are that if the staff that are filling these boxes are the same ones that walk past decaying fruit and veg that should be in a bin, then how selective are they going to be when it comes to filling a box with "slightly damaged" fruit and veg.
J113512 m ago

Even when its in decent nick it seems too go bad a lot faster than other …Even when its in decent nick it seems too go bad a lot faster than other supermarkets produce


Tend not to buy much fruit/veg from Lidl, but our local Aldi is at least as good as any of the major supermarkets.
corin.gillingham3 h, 22 m ago

Or... We could be giving this to the Homeless?


And they could cook and prepare it all in their top of the range kitchens.
Looks a great deal, but there are two stores near me. One smart and a pleasure to visit, the other nearer one is a chaotic mess.
Sorceress19881 h, 50 m ago

Lots of people rubishing the quality of the food here, which is sad …Lots of people rubishing the quality of the food here, which is sad because its not much different in other supermarkets in my experience, sometimes worse. I shop at lidl and the fruit and veg is always of a very good quality and staff do their best to remove anything bad.... however... considering that we are ALL human and no one is perfect there is a chance some things will be missed. Also lidl is a discount store and deliberately run on fewer staff so the customer can get cheaper prices. Swings and roundabouts really.


Here here!!
As somebody who has to work there from 5am doing delivery for the whole shop with sometimes 4 staff and 3 hours to do it things can get overlooked.
Edited by: "Dalkirst" 2nd Aug 2018
Do people actually believe wonky veg just gets thrown away?! No it doesn’t. Companies buy this stuff really cheap for use in food products that we all buy everyday.
Even though Lidl fruit and veg is generally good stuff, a lot of it is already "slightly damaged" and/or inedible when on the shelf. If they're sending out boxes of stuff that's of a standard that they can't put on the shelves, it could be truly awful. Hope not. One of the few supermarkets who sell fruit and veg that actually tastes of something.
J11351 h, 11 m ago

Even when its in decent nick it seems too go bad a lot faster than other …Even when its in decent nick it seems too go bad a lot faster than other supermarkets produce



That's because a lot of it is ready to eat, unlike the rock hard tasteless stuff most other supermarkets sell.

Admittedly, some of their stuff can be a bit far gone but it's not hard to check it out before you buy. You can also take anything that's not right back to the store for a refund. Not ideal, but there's no quibble. You give them the manky fruit with a receipt and they refund you.
dids.drogba4 h, 7 m ago

I feel like it's more food than most people would know what to do with. …I feel like it's more food than most people would know what to do with. They should promote recipe ideas / most common uses of different produce on their website for this box to attract the people that don't really cook their own food. People will end up buying it but then probably only use the veg that they're familiar with and eventually scrap the rest. It's a great idea for people who know what they're doing though.


If it was me 1.50 for a box of fruit and veg brill lets get on Google and find recipes lol
I'd use it. Trouble is, I wouldn't be able to carry it back as I don't have a car
Edited by: "kaymate" 2nd Aug 2018
I wish I could find it in Birmingham. I spend more than £4 a day fruit n veg, and “my” lidl down the road is such a nice place to shop.
edinburgher4 h, 26 m ago

i find Lidl really inconsistent for quality of their fruit and veg. The …i find Lidl really inconsistent for quality of their fruit and veg. The one nearest me in Edinburgh is great, but the one near where I work is awful; bought tomatores there that looked fine but were ‘mush’ by the next day.


We have exact same issues with the aldi in Belper. Fruit and veg while a decent selection is very poor quality, not a patch on Morrisons let alone ocado. Saying that, even if 2 apples in a pack of 6 are full of holes it still works out cheaper than Morrisons.
Treboeth5 h, 11 m ago

Would be nice if we had a list of the stores trialling this OP.Hot deal …Would be nice if we had a list of the stores trialling this OP.Hot deal anyway


Every store in the uk. (Lidl employee)
corin.gillingham4 h, 20 m ago

Or... We could be giving this to the Homeless?


They give a lot away to local charity through a group called “neighbourly”
Julian_webb3 h, 26 m ago

Asda trialed this for a while but ive not seen any boxes for ages, …Asda trialed this for a while but ive not seen any boxes for ages, Morrisons too i think though they also do reasonably priced wonky veg.


The ones in my local Asda weren't very good. Some mouldy onions, narley parsnips, okay looking potatoes and a wrinkly pepper. I didn't think they were very good value for money at all.
yespleasesir02/08/2018 15:54

2x boxes of this along with a bag of wholewheat past and a bag of basmati …2x boxes of this along with a bag of wholewheat past and a bag of basmati rice , and that the family fed for a week for under a fiver. And all healthy.


Don't forget the protein .....
phil00102/08/2018 17:30

It's a real shame but I have just about stopped shopping at Lidl now.Found …It's a real shame but I have just about stopped shopping at Lidl now.Found most of the fruit and veg was past it's best or didn't last more than a day or two at home. Meat (mince & chicken) gone off in less than a week and we'll before it's use by date. Charged full price for items with 30% off stickers. Quite often shelves empty of certain items.And when I get to the checkout it's not actually loads cheaper than Tesco etc.Now and again I go back, hoping they've improved, but every time disappointed.Obviously this is a hot deal, assuming the food is actually useable


if meat is going off before it's useby date on a regular basis then its how you have stored it or transported it home, likelt spendin an hour trundling arounf the shop, then driving it home then leaving it on the counter whilst you have a cuppa before putting it away....
Rich442 h, 22 m ago

So how should they when they literally don't have 2 pennies to rub …So how should they when they literally don't have 2 pennies to rub together? You sound like you have no idea how people are struggling to survive under this vicious government.


they could use some of those thousands they get in tax credits and child benefits instead of squandering it on loan payments, car leases and whatever else they squander it on instead of providing for their children.
qbs02/08/2018 18:38

Anywhere where I can pick/select my own, including Lidl. My reservations …Anywhere where I can pick/select my own, including Lidl. My reservations with this are that if the staff that are filling these boxes are the same ones that walk past decaying fruit and veg that should be in a bin, then how selective are they going to be when it comes to filling a box with "slightly damaged" fruit and veg.


do you not have hands and eyes to check over a box of fruit / veg yourself? you're talking like you walk in to a shop and have to accept whatever box they give to you. how is it any different to selecting your own?
Rich442 h, 34 m ago

It's a shame they couldn't just write it off and donate it all to local …It's a shame they couldn't just write it off and donate it all to local food banks because when do they ever get to give people with nothing fresh fruit & veg?


You're not allowed to give away anything perishable in the food bank. It's a right pain. Then at Christmas and Easter you run out of normal supplies because everyone's given easter eggs and selection boxes, which you're not really supposed to give out, so you have to buy in the basics and then as a non-official thing give people 7 selection boxes each.

It would be nice to give someone a bag of oranges rather than 5 chocolate ones, an infestation of sugar mice and a prescription for insulin.
could be good

i like aldi essential potatoes which include wonky ones

some of the nicest (and cheapest) potatoes have had
Surely after u buy 80% goes to garbage. We need to have mechanisms to make them into paste in situ and make it for long term
Sorceress19882nd Aug 2018

If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could …If they didn't spend what money they had on drink and drugs they could probably buy it themselves at this price.


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Edited by: "Grumpy_Cat" 2nd Aug 2018
Sorceress19884 h, 5 m ago

Considering they are probably criminals too i wouldn't blame them.


Walk a mile in somebody else's shoes.... heaven forfend if you ever have to ever ask anybody else for help in your life.
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