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    I've been in a Lidl once. I found it an entirely and thoroughly depressing experience. Things not unpacked. Grim lighting. People shuffling around looking like they'd been sleeping rough, counting out pennies to see if they could afford a tin of dog food masquerading as meat fit for human consumption. It seemed exactly as I thought it would be - and I was surprised at how cheap and nasty it was, given the amount of advertising they do to make it look all shiny and nice.

    I just found it a horrible place to be. I also thought the quality dubious, and particularly of the 'fresh' produce, which frankly looked crap.
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      Went in an Aldi once and thought it was so dodgy. Plus my friend gave me some of her Aldi broccoli the other week and I didn't rate it at all. I was actually surprised at the quality compared to my usual Sainsburys broccoli.
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      Neither are in my area. Usually shop at Morrison's Probably be Coop when I move out of halls in July because it'll be closer and we get 10% off with student cards.
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      (Original post by littlenorthernlass)
      Went in an Aldi once and thought it was so dodgy. Plus my friend gave me some of her Aldi broccoli the other week and I didn't rate it at all. I was actually surprised at the quality compared to my usual Sainsburys broccoli.
      What was the difference?

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      I do the bulk of my shopping at Tesco because it's the most convenient. However because I am a vegan I like to try products I hear about so I will occasionally do an afternoon tour of other places! I personally don't rate the shelf life of the Lidl veg I've bought, I don't think their labelling system is clear enough to know which is the freshest produce and their stock rotation seems poor. I love the coop as they are really good at labelling vegan products.


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      (Original post by misstiah_h)
      You can save a lot of time shopping online for groceries, which is something that Aldi or Lidl don't offer. Some people's time and convenience is more important than saving a few quid
      I think aldi and lidl should maybe start offering this. I think it would prove popular, especially seeing as both aldi and lidl growing in popularity anyway. Even iceland do home delivery.
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      They are horrible shops. I don't need to save for saving's sake. They are not always that great quality.

      Saying that, we do shop at Lidl for certain items that they just offer at a much lower price.
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      (Original post by yudothis)
      They are horrible shops. I don't need to save for saving's sake. They are not always that great quality.

      Saying that, we do shop at Lidl for certain items that they just offer at a much lower price.
      Of course not, if you're 17 and most likely don't pay rent. But when you're living in London and saving for a mortgage, something simple as switching supermarkets, does help quite a bit
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      (Original post by Joshale)
      Of course not, if you're 17 and most likely don't pay rent. But when you're living in London and saving for a mortgage, something simple as switching supermarkets, does help quite a bit
      I am not 17 and I pay rent...but as I said I do not need to save for saving's sake,
     
     
     
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