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22-05-2012, 20:45   #1
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Aldi milk

Has anyone had issues around the freshness of Aldi milk.

The last few weeks, I have noticed that the slimline and full fat milk are not lasting until the use by date (not even close) as has a friend of mine that also shops in Aldi. It has only been an issue in the last few weeks.
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havent noticed, but it could be your store's fridge being too warm.
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havent noticed, but it could be your store's fridge being too warm.
Is your fridge working properly? does the door close over fully or does it stop short of closing if it is not intentially shut?
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I shop in both Aldi and Lidl and never had a issue with the milk lasting and I'm the only one in the house who drinks milk so it lasts a while and never noticed it going off or lack of freshness and often would be a day or two after use by date.

On another note I noticed the Lidl bread doesn't last till the date on packs and goes mouldy quickly unlike other shops...
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I shop in both Aldi and Lidl and never had a issue with the milk lasting and I'm the only one in the house who drinks milk so it lasts a while and never noticed it going off or lack of freshness and often would be a day or two after use by date.

On another note I noticed the Lidl bread doesn't last till the date on packs and goes mouldy quickly unlike other shops...

the warm weather we've been having effects the bread
but its a plus in my book as it shows there are less preservatives in lidl bread.
just keep it in the fridge.
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but its a plus in my book as it shows there are less preservatives in lidl bread.
+1

Those preservatives are nasty.
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23-05-2012, 17:51   #8
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Yes, we had the same problem a couple of weeks with their "super" milk. not lasting till best before date. We switched back to Avonmore
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Our fridge is working fine. A friend of mine has had the same experience and she shops in the same town as me so it could be the aldi store here... anyway, not going to buy the milk there anymore! Have to add it to the dunnes/tesco list of things I can't get in aldi/
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I have the same problem and thought it was just me.
I get mine from Aldi and I'll probably get about three days MAX out of the milk before it goes off.
I bought a litre in Dunnes the other day and it's still fine.
You're not alone.
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I've had the same problem for a while with the slimline & super milk.No problems with the fridge.I switched back to avonmore as well.
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Thought it was just me! I've had a couple go off early recently - low fat and regular.
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24-05-2012, 22:03   #13
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I think the problem lies in the way the milk is stored in aldi/lidl. It is stored in open type cages in a cold area which are not cool enough. Same for the cartons of milk above these units.
I buy milk there a lot and normally dont have any problems but do get the odd one that goes off quick. I always try to get the ones with the longest due by date on the bottles. The way they operate is to shift all the oldest stock first before restocking, they let the old stock stay on the shelves untill the shelves are empty, then bring in all the new stock.If you drink lots of milkand go though the bottles in 2 or 3 days your ok but if you dont use as much and get near the use by date ,that is what the problem is.

A lot of other retailers store their milk in enclosed types of fridges or chillers which keep it fresher longer.
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Our fridge is working fine. A friend of mine has had the same experience and she shops in the same town as me so it could be the aldi store here... anyway, not going to buy the milk there anymore! Have to add it to the dunnes/tesco list of things I can't get in aldi/
have had the same experience previously, stopped buying milk there, milk would only last until 2/3 days before expiry date before going lumply
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24-05-2012, 22:05   #15
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I had the same problem with aldi milk three/four weeks ago
was gone off 4 days before the date
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