Very Lazy Chopped Garlic or Very Lazy Chilli (200g jars) 99p @ Aldi
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Very Lazy Chopped Garlic or Very Lazy Chilli (200g jars) 99p @ Aldi

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Found 23rd Aug 2013
Popped into my local Aldi this evening and noticed they have Very Lazy Chopped Garlic and also Very Lazy Chilli (200g) for 99p each.

I find both are really handy store cupboard staples and usually stock up when it is on offer. Usual price is around £1.49.
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I saw them but couldn't be bothered to put them in my trolley.


Had Garlic Gloves in Jars too...these are very nice and handy!!!

One option is to buy garlic paste, you can get it most places. Here's some that Tesco sell.
http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=267144432

They also sell a mixture of garlic and ginger paste
http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=267144449

They were selling both for 99p a jar just recently, so should be around that price in asian shops I imagine.

To be honest, you're better off buying fresh garlic and a garlic crusher. It doesn't take long to crush some garlic.

As for the Very Lazy Chilli thing, if you eat a lot of curry you'll get into the habit of making such things from scratch for pennies.


Edited by: "sotomonkey" 24th Aug 2013

Agree they are useful for in a rush, most Asian shops sell the pastes as mentioned above. If you don't have a crusher just use a fine grater, the crusher though is better as you don't even need to peel the garlic.

very very lazy

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can't be bothered

these are brilliant for camping ... but for home use, give me a knife or crusher

Great to use if you simply can not be arsed!! I've seen this in B&M for 50p occasionally. They do the lazy chilli and ginger too!

Just taken me 10 hours to write this comment. Perfect for me. Will send wife to get some.

yuk full of vinegar which makes it worse than useless for garlic bread, I used to buy garlic cloves preserved in vinegar that were a bit better but since i started growing my own then i find i use fresh all the time now as it really makes all the difference,

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-=blootoon=-

yuk full of vinegar which makes it worse than useless for garlic bread, I … yuk full of vinegar which makes it worse than useless for garlic bread, I used to buy garlic cloves preserved in vinegar that were a bit better but since i started growing my own then i find i use fresh all the time now as it really makes all the difference,


I agree about the vinegar comment but find cofresh frozen garlic are far better and fresher than fresh garlic and work out at 120 clove equivalent for £1

tesco.com/gro…689



dontasciime

I saw them but couldn't be bothered to put them in my trolley.



I saw them and I couldn't be bothered to click my left mouse button.

csiman

I agree about the vinegar comment but find cofresh frozen garlic are far … I agree about the vinegar comment but find cofresh frozen garlic are far better and fresher than fresh garlic and work out at 120 clove equivalent for £1 http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=265761689


thnx never seen frozen garlic in the shops before, i did have a wee look at how to preserve my own but even the fresh garlic bulbs you buy in the shops are a poor substitute to the newly lifted bulb from the garden, the juice that comes from the fresh stuff it just amazing.

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thnx never seen frozen garlic in the shops before, i did have a wee look … thnx never seen frozen garlic in the shops before, i did have a wee look at how to preserve my own but even the fresh garlic bulbs you buy in the shops are a poor substitute to the newly lifted bulb from the garden, the juice that comes from the fresh stuff it just amazing.

the ginger is good too

1 cube = 3 strong cloves

I can see the practicality but if you can't be bothered chopping fresh garlic. ..you just don't deserve it.

I use these all the time- I find them really handy and I think it works out cheaper than buying fresh as they last for so long. I prefer them to paste as I'd rather use finely diced than pureed. Yes they are lazy (that's the point), but I think anything that can make 'proper' cooking easier shouldn't be discouraged when it seems most people just crack open a m&s ready meal. This is a good price for this, shame I just bought some last week.

NastyNesty

I can see the practicality but if you can't be bothered chopping fresh … I can see the practicality but if you can't be bothered chopping fresh garlic. ..you just don't deserve it.


Agree. Why would you rather use stale garlic out of a jar than spend a minute to chopping up fresh garlic?

^ I like the sound of this magic fresh garlic that just appears in your cupboard or fridge.

dontasciime

^ I like the sound of this magic fresh garlic that just appears in your … ^ I like the sound of this magic fresh garlic that just appears in your cupboard or fridge.



Garlic does keep for ages in the cupboard though and it's only about £1 for four big bulbs in Lidl.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 24th Aug 2013

sotomonkey

Garlic does keep for ages in the cupboard though and it's only about £1 … Garlic does keep for ages in the cupboard though and it's only about £1 for four big bulbs in Lidl.



Mine goes off in 3 weeks

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dontasciime

Mine goes off in 3 weeks


same here

^ We might be storing it wrong.

Those in this thread who's garlic is lasting a long time, how are you storing it ? Thanks
Edited by: "dontasciime" 24th Aug 2013

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dontasciime

Mine goes off in 3 weeks



3 weeks is a lot mate

^lol

sotomonkey

One option is to buy garlic paste, you can get it most places. Here's … One option is to buy garlic paste, you can get it most places. Here's some that Tesco sell. http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=267144432They also sell a mixture of garlic and ginger pastehttp://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=267144449They were selling both for 99p a jar just recently, so should be around that price in asian shops I imagine.To be honest, you're better off buying fresh garlic and a garlic crusher. It doesn't take long to crush some garlic. As for the Very Lazy Chilli thing, if you eat a lot of curry you'll get into the habit of making such things from scratch for pennies.



Hahahaha, garlic crusher. Bless.

have tried stuff like this and it always gunks up after a while. perhaps this brand is better. paste is probably a better lazy option though

dontasciime

^lol



garlic can go really purple after a while but unless it starts going fibrous you can still use it. Rarely do I find it lasts less than a month, some garlic definitely goes off quicker than others though. I've had some that's gone off in a week.

By the way, according to the label on this lazy thing (who pays attention to labels anyway these days), you're supposed to throw this away within a month of opening it.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 24th Aug 2013

phillyboy

Just taken me 10 hours to write this comment. Perfect for me. Will send … Just taken me 10 hours to write this comment. Perfect for me. Will send wife to get some.



She may like these

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dontasciime

I saw them but couldn't be bothered to put them in my trolley.



It's not often I let out a genuine rip-roaring laugh over a comment, but you really tickled me with this!

sotomonkey

garlic can go really purple after a while but unless it starts going … garlic can go really purple after a while but unless it starts going fibrous you can still use it. Rarely do I find it lasts less than a month, some garlic definitely goes off quicker than others though. I've had some that's gone off in a week. By the way, according to the label on this lazy thing (who pays attention to labels anyway these days), you're supposed to throw this away within a month of opening it.


THAT IS INSANE.

I may have overreacted slightly in my previous comment. Nonetheless I think a good solution would be if they sold sachets of chopped garlic for people who use smaller amounts in a month. Perhaps they already exist...
Edited by: "quixoticduck" 24th Aug 2013

quixoticduck

I may have overreacted slightly in my previous comment. Nonetheless I … I may have overreacted slightly in my previous comment. Nonetheless I think a good solution would be if they sold sachets of chopped garlic for people who use smaller amounts in a month. Perhaps they already exist...



I think it would be a terrible waste of packaging if I'm honest. You'll easily get through individual saches of garlic (otherwise known as cloves :)) in one dish anyway. They come in a nice biodegradable wrap too.

Edited by: "sotomonkey" 24th Aug 2013

sotomonkey

I think it would be a terrible waste of packaging if I'm honest. I think it would be a terrible waste of packaging if I'm honest. You'll easily get through individual saches of garlic (otherwise known as cloves :)) in one dish anyway. They come in a nice biodegradable wrap too.



Haha. I do use actual garlic cloves when I'm cooking sometimes but I meant as an alternative for lazy chopped garlic. Not as in sachets that you use per dish but as in refills for these chopped garlic shaker jars so that you can still be lazy and shake a little garlic on stuff when you are in lazy-mode but don't have to buy a full jar of chopped garlic and use it within a month.

sotomonkey

One option is to buy garlic paste, you can get it most places. Here's … One option is to buy garlic paste, you can get it most places. Here's some that Tesco sell. http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=267144432They also sell a mixture of garlic and ginger pastehttp://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=267144449They were selling both for 99p a jar just recently, so should be around that price in asian shops I imagine.To be honest, you're better off buying fresh garlic and a garlic crusher. It doesn't take long to crush some garlic. As for the Very Lazy Chilli thing, if you eat a lot of curry you'll get into the habit of making such things from scratch for pennies.

It may not take long to crush the Garlic, but cleaning that crusher, no thanks mate. Must learn to make a curry from scratch, just the thought of having to keep up with all those spices...:)

Cameron2021

It may not take long to crush the Garlic, but cleaning that crusher, no … It may not take long to crush the Garlic, but cleaning that crusher, no thanks mate. Must learn to make a curry from scratch, just the thought of having to keep up with all those spices...:)



A bag of garam masala, chilli powder, coriander, ground ginder and maybe some turmeric. It's not exactly rocket science.

Regards the crusher, you don't have to use one.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 26th Aug 2013

quixoticduck

Haha. I do use actual garlic cloves when I'm cooking sometimes but I … Haha. I do use actual garlic cloves when I'm cooking sometimes but I meant as an alternative for lazy chopped garlic. Not as in sachets that you use per dish but as in refills for these chopped garlic shaker jars so that you can still be lazy and shake a little garlic on stuff when you are in lazy-mode but don't have to buy a full jar of chopped garlic and use it within a month.



Although this stuff says use within a month, like most things we've found that it lasts much longer than that. I do wish they were smaller jars though, particularly as the chilli has lots of seeds in so you really don't need much as it is a strong flavour so we still end up throwing out half jars after a couple of months (not because they appear to have gone off, but more because we can't remember how long they've been open!)

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loula

Although this stuff says use within a month, like most things we've found … Although this stuff says use within a month, like most things we've found that it lasts much longer than that. I do wish they were smaller jars though, particularly as the chilli has lots of seeds in so you really don't need much as it is a strong flavour so we still end up throwing out half jars after a couple of months (not because they appear to have gone off, but more because we can't remember how long they've been open!)


remove half and freeze it.

csiman

remove half and freeze it.



Why had I not thought of that? I often do that with other things such as curry paste. Thanks!

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loula

Why had I not thought of that? I often do that with other things such as … Why had I not thought of that? I often do that with other things such as curry paste. Thanks!


handy site :-

stilltasty.com/
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