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    Aldi, or Lidl?

    I'm usually a Tesco man, but thought I'd try out one of these.

    Which is the best of the two? Mainly in terms of Fruit, Veg and Meat and price.

    Thanks

    39 Comments

    They are both good.

    Aldi has good fruit and veg. Lidl has really nice bakery items.

    Why not check out both?

    Banned

    Aldi

    Team Aldi for me!

    Youll not look back. I use the tesco app to do my shopping list in aldi then anything i cant get in aldi i get in tesco. Saving a fortune and the foods better too

    Not really an answer to your question some things in aldi are better and vice versa but having used both id lean toward aldi but as someone said lidl bakery cant be beaten

    dailypost.co.uk/new…585 don't know if this link works but put me off aldi for life!

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    123batman321

    Youll not look back. I use the tesco app to do my shopping list in aldi … Youll not look back. I use the tesco app to do my shopping list in aldi then anything i cant get in aldi i get in tesco. Saving a fortune and the foods better too Not really an answer to your question some things in aldi are better and vice versa but having used both id lean toward aldi but as someone said lidl bakery cant be beaten



    Is the food just as nice though? Currently spending about £90 on a weekly shop at Tesco.

    Lidl gets my vote and the fruit and veg is always fresher than when I've used aldi

    Aldi is very good for the items you've mentioned. I do half my shop there as it's good for veg, meat and cleaning products but do other half at Asda as I'm brand loyal on certain products xx

    I guess it varies depending on where you are, but for me Lidl is better - especially for fruit/veg and instant coffee which is what I use it for.

    Lidl for me but there's not much between the two. We do most of our shopping there and B&M

    Both are good for DIY stuff and food.

    try out 2 and decide for yourself
    genius

    does it matter, there both better than tesco.

    I can honestly say that the only things I have tried from Aldi and not liked as much as branded, are their sachet porridge, and their equivalent of Frazzles.

    Their guarantee is simple... If you don't like it, take it back for a full refund.

    Lidl for me. Always find there meat to be good price and it tastes good to. Fruit and veg are good also. Depends on what other supermarkets have offer to what works best tho. I tend to do lidl for fresh then asda for branded.

    Lidl for me the Fruit and veg is always extremely fresh we changed from Tesco a years ago saved a small fortune and the foods better

    Lidl has the best biscuits

    superfreddy

    Is the food just as nice though? Currently spending about £90 on a weekly … Is the food just as nice though? Currently spending about £90 on a weekly shop at Tesco.



    Everythings the same if not better. Food cleaning products toilitries etc. How many people you shopping for. My main shops about 60 in sldi for me the wife and 2 wee ones. Prob spend bout 30 a week in local coop for extras and forgottens as our sldi is 30 miles away so only go weekly

    "Aldi" geez i did it twice lol

    I believe they are owned by two Brothers.

    landros1

    I believe they are owned by two Brothers.


    No silly, that's TWIX!

    If i were you' i'd stick to Tesco

    Lidl and Aldi are overhyped. If you compare Tesco's own branded stuff with Aldi/Lidl, they arent really much cheaper.
    They remind me of Kwiksave supermarkets of the 90's in that they are a bit like walking around a warehouse.
    A lot of the time, the queues are big as there are only 2 or 3 tills , and when you do get to the front, the shopping is whizzed through at the speed of light, so you have to pack stuff away from the tills (taking twice as long as it takes in Tesco).
    Lidl/Aldi do not generally stock your mainstream brands hence why they seem to be cheaper. But if you compare it with other supermarket own brands, the difference in price is negligible.
    Finally, a Channel 4 dispatches report highlighted problems with Aldi and Lidls meats and fruit & veg, saying in some cases there have been mouldy produce left on show. (cant say ive honestly seen any but it has made me wonder every time i visit them now)
    I briefly switched to Aldi/Lidl but quickly realised they were overhyped and saw the reasons behind why they are supposedly cheaper.

    For the extra few pence (and it literally is only a few pence) i'd rather have the better customer experience and know im helping a British run company not German.
    Just my 2 pence.

    deviouspaul

    No silly, that's TWIX!



    That advert bugs the hell out of me - it looks nothing like the Mars factory at Slough!

    personally found aldis fruit ,veg and bread to go off very very quickly .so much so i go to tesco for fr3sh and aldi most other stuff,the lamb burgers are awesone

    lidl Fresh meat is lovely andnlove fresh baked bread and pastries just not sure about Aldi never had anything that really enjoyed oO

    we have found the quality of some of the food very poor,some ending up in the bin which defeats the object of shopping there for cheap food.Fruit and veg OK but to be honest as others have said they are very over hyped.

    ASDA

    not much between the 2 but you do seem to get more fruit flies from bananas from aldi, I have 1 either way of me but easier access for the bus is aldi, yet both stores have food that's not as nice as branded goods, yet I buy turkey steaks and mince from aldi

    If you have the luxury of time or inclination cherry pick from them all . If you shop at Aldi for a while then go back to tesco/ morrisons you will notice the 10-20% minimum, price difference on most items . Within 1 mile there is an aldi , home bargains , b&m , farmfoods, morrisons, tesco , poundland, sainsbury. And yeah its fortunate to have time to savvy shop but the savings are considerable. Pays your money takes your choice.

    Lidl for variety but fruit and veg is good in both stores. I prefer the meat from lidl and the instore bakery is lovely.

    hottoast

    I can honestly say that the only things I have tried from Aldi and not … I can honestly say that the only things I have tried from Aldi and not liked as much as branded, are their sachet porridge, and their equivalent of Frazzles.Their guarantee is simple... If you don't like it, take it back for a full refund.



    Coincidentally I just bought those bacon crisps and couldn't mind what the proper ones were called. I enjoyed them with sour cream an chive dip. They were nice but probably softer than original frazzles

    landros1

    I believe they are owned by two Brothers.


    Very common misconception.

    Aldi was founded by two brothers; Theo and Karl Albrecht. Their original business venture was Albrecht Diskount, later shortened to Aldi.

    Lidl was founded by Dieter Schwarz and is owned by the Schwarz Gruppe (Group).

    Dieter Schwarz and the Albrecht brothers were never related and had no business affiliation.

    Over the years, they basically adopted a very similar business model which still exists to this day.
    Edited by: "preecey" 25th Oct 2016

    ibblackberry1

    Coincidentally I just bought those bacon crisps and couldn't mind what … Coincidentally I just bought those bacon crisps and couldn't mind what the proper ones were called. I enjoyed them with sour cream an chive dip. They were nice but probably softer than original frazzles


    Most of the own brand stuff will be the same manufacturer supplying all the major supermarkets. To save money on brands home bargains and b&m are the places to look . Again it comes down to location and the luxury of time to do it .

    plodging

    Most of the own brand stuff will be the same manufacturer supplying all … Most of the own brand stuff will be the same manufacturer supplying all the major supermarkets. To save money on brands home bargains and b&m are the places to look . Again it comes down to location and the luxury of time to do it .


    when staff are working stock you can sometimes see brands on the sides of the 'own brand' pallets
    definitely saw a 'tate and lyle' on side of their own brand 'crusti goody yum yum' (or something) sugar

    Aldi Shudda milkshake is fridjj . Aldi filtered milk is arla (cowbell) lol who sell cravendale at about 90p more . Same stuff almost twice the price. The packaging is the give away look at a bottle of galpharm aniseed indigestion medicine and look at a bottle of gaviscon . Only difference is price .

    Edited by: "plodging" 25th Oct 2016

    Original Poster

    Been to Aldi today for the first time ever. It's ok, but had to stop at Tesco on the way home for things Aldi didn't sell lol the meat isn't much cheaper, but things like fresh pasta are.

    Aldi by a clear mile.

    I tried to change but ended up back at Tesco. The only branded stuff I buy are things I will only have branded so had to get those from Tesco anyway.
    The stuff I changed I didn't find much cheaper than I paid anyway and I always ended up spending extra money on all the crap they sell in the middle! (no self control..) so I ended up spending the same anyway. I still try and pop in now and then as the meat is way cheaper but I can't use just them for my big shops.
    Edit - I also only buy a lot of my branded stuff when its on offer and I find that usually works out cheaper than the non branded aldi/lidl stuff
    Edited by: "Deaa" 25th Oct 2016

    Deaa

    I tried to change but ended up back at Tesco. The only branded stuff I … I tried to change but ended up back at Tesco. The only branded stuff I buy are things I will only have branded so had to get those from Tesco anyway. The stuff I changed I didn't find much cheaper than I paid anyway and I always ended up spending extra money on all the crap they sell in the middle! (no self control..) so I ended up spending the same anyway. I still try and pop in now and then as the meat is way cheaper but I can't use just them for my big shops.Edit - I also only buy a lot of my branded stuff when its on offer and I find that usually works out cheaper than the non branded aldi/lidl stuff



    I sugest you watch the series "eat well for less".
    Also look for results based on blind taste tests.
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