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Aldi... what do you recommend?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭StripedBoxers


    I picked up a bottle of the Specially Selected Chocolate Irish Cream Liqueur in Aldi today for €9.

    According to the cashier its limited edition for Christmas and they can't keep it in stock, my local store has sold thousands of it over the past few weeks apparently.

    It's meant to be like the Baileys Belgian Chocolate Luxe apparently so I said for €9 I'd give it a try.

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/product-range/christmas/christmas-drinks/spirits/product-detail/ps/p/specially-selected-chocolate-irish-cream-liqueur/

    Hopefully its just as nice as the Baileys one. :)


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zascar


    I've been drinking the Aldi Cava for the last few weeks, the one with the gold label. Really nice, very drinkable and only €10


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,434 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    Zascar wrote: »
    I've been drinking the Aldi Cava for the last few weeks, the one with the gold label. Really nice, very drinkable and only €10

    Only £3.89 in the UK :mad:


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,899 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Alun wrote: »
    Only £3.89 in the UK :mad:

    Huge tax on sparkling wines here


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,603 ✭✭✭Kat1170


    It beat Moët & Chandon hands down on a programme on BBC called 'Eat Well for Less' yesterday about the stupid amounts some people overspend at Christmas. It was quite enjoyable despite that pillock Gregg Wallace being in it. Its on BBC iPlayer if you can access it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,157 ✭✭✭Zelda247


    Their Chicken Casserole mix is really delicious and only 49c... also the beef one. Both to my mind are better than Knorr.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,564 ✭✭✭✭whiskeyman


    Plenty of the Spanish Hot Choc in there at the moment.
    Pricey at 3:99, but amazing on these cold evenings!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭StripedBoxers


    I picked up a bottle of the Specially Selected Chocolate Irish Cream Liqueur in Aldi today for €9.

    According to the cashier its limited edition for Christmas and they can't keep it in stock, my local store has sold thousands of it over the past few weeks apparently.

    It's meant to be like the Baileys Belgian Chocolate Luxe apparently so I said for €9 I'd give it a try.

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/product-range/christmas/christmas-drinks/spirits/product-detail/ps/p/specially-selected-chocolate-irish-cream-liqueur/

    Hopefully its just as nice as the Baileys one. :)
    I forgot to post back before now about this :o

    Its delicious. Its not quite as rich or chocolately as the Baileys but its really not far behind it either, for €10 I would definitely get it again.

    There really isn't a huge difference between this and the Baileys, the difference is noticeable but its not big enough that it would put me off either of them.

    Would definitely recommend this if you like the chocolate baileys but its hard to find and it is expensive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,885 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    whiskeyman wrote: »
    Plenty of the Spanish Hot Choc in there at the moment.
    Pricey at 3:99, but amazing on these cold evenings!
    Make with milk or water?

    Id love a decent hot chocolate you could make with just adding water to a few scoops in a mug instead of dicking around with a saucepan of hot milk late at night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,564 ✭✭✭✭whiskeyman


    Thargor wrote: »
    Make with milk or water?

    Id love a decent hot chocolate you could make with just adding water to a few scoops in a mug instead of dicking around with a saucepan of hot milk late at night.

    pretty sure it's milk.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,748 ✭✭✭✭Lovely Bloke


    yeah it's milk, and that Spanish stuff is amazeballs


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,157 ✭✭✭Zelda247


    Its got to be milk, making it with water is just awful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,157 ✭✭✭Zelda247


    Has anyone ever tried their Southern fried chicken?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,522 ✭✭✭Speak Now


    Zelda247 wrote: »
    Has anyone ever tried their Southern fried chicken?

    Yeah I'd say they're only so so. The chicken chunks are good but they rarely seem to be in stock. I'd find the odd bag buried in the middle of the goujons.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,912 ✭✭✭✭Spanish Eyes


    I wish they would make that chocolate cream liquer (and Baileys too) with a flippin wide necked bottle like a carafe.

    Then I would be able to get a spatula in there and well.... lick the spoon. I always think there is SOOOO much more left in the bottle because I can't see what's left (opaque bottle) and yet nothing comes out when I turn the bottle upside down! Sad of me isn't it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,603 ✭✭✭Kat1170


    I wish they would make that chocolate cream liquer (and Baileys too) with a flippin wide necked bottle like a carafe.

    Then I would be able to get a spatula in there and well.... lick the spoon. I always think there is SOOOO much more left in the bottle because I can't see what's left (opaque bottle) and yet nothing comes out when I turn the bottle upside down! Sad of me isn't it?

    Straw ??? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭StripedBoxers


    I wish they would make that chocolate cream liquer (and Baileys too) with a flippin wide necked bottle like a carafe.

    Then I would be able to get a spatula in there and well.... lick the spoon. I always think there is SOOOO much more left in the bottle because I can't see what's left (opaque bottle) and yet nothing comes out when I turn the bottle upside down! Sad of me isn't it?
    I put a TINY drop of milk in the bottle and give it a good shaking, then leave it upside down for a good while, gets everything out ;)
    Kat1170 wrote: »
    Straw ??? :D
    I don't think you'd get a straw big enough for the bottles lol :D (wish we could though).


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,403 ✭✭✭✭vicwatson


    New Rashers in Aldi are wow - Whiskey Smoked Streaky Rashers - €1.99


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,918 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Are they in all stores? Or, at least, where did you find them?

    I'm heading to aldi this morning, they sound like just the thing for a tasty brunch!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,403 ✭✭✭✭vicwatson


    HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    Are they in all stores? Or, at least, where did you find them?

    I'm heading to aldi this morning, they sound like just the thing for a tasty brunch!

    Yes all stores, part of Specially Selected range, had them in East Wall


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  • Registered Users Posts: 922 ✭✭✭trishasaffron


    Frozen tuna steaks..........very light in calories and really tasty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭StripedBoxers


    vicwatson wrote: »
    New Rashers in Aldi are wow - Whiskey Smoked Streaky Rashers - €1.99
    Excellent stuff. I'm heading to Aldi this week so I must pick some up if there's any in stock.

    I sometimes get some in Dunnes the very odd, but they are nearly €4 a pack, only get 5 in the pack too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,918 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Excellent stuff. I'm heading to Aldi this week so I must pick some up if there's any in stock.

    I sometimes get some in Dunnes the very odd, but they are nearly €4 a pack, only get 5 in the pack too.

    Got some today (well, yesterday now). They were OK. Bit thick cut for my liking, and incredibly salty (and yes, I know they're rashers!). They didn't taste much of whiskey!

    Not bad, but I wouldn't be writing home about them tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,157 ✭✭✭Zelda247


    HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    Got some today (well, yesterday now). They were OK. Bit thick cut for my liking, and incredibly salty (and yes, I know they're rashers!). They didn't taste much of whiskey!

    Not bad, but I wouldn't be writing home about them tbh.

    I saw them in Killorglin, I did not buy as I don't like streaky. The Beechwood smoked ones are lovely though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,157 ✭✭✭Zelda247


    I tried their Breaded Chicken Kiev Supreme and it was very nice indeed, not quite as nice as the M&S one but a very close second.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,746 ✭✭✭accensi0n


    The jumbo sausages with caramalised onions are lovely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,906 ✭✭✭✭CJhaughey


    whiskeyman wrote: »
    Plenty of the Spanish Hot Choc in there at the moment.
    Pricey at 3:99, but amazing on these cold evenings!
    I am drinking it at the moment and am distinctly underwhelmed.
    Convenient? Yes. Great taste? mmmm no.
    I think its the low fat part thats letting it down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,157 ✭✭✭Zelda247


    CJhaughey wrote: »
    I am drinking it at the moment and am distinctly underwhelmed.
    Convenient? Yes. Great taste? mmmm no.
    I think its the low fat part thats letting it down.

    I always find Low Fat means low flavour.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,906 ✭✭✭✭CJhaughey


    Zelda247 wrote: »
    I always find Low Fat means low flavour.
    I should have looked more closely, the ingredients list Starch....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,603 ✭✭✭Kat1170


    Can recommend their 'Smoky Bacon and buttered Leek Stuffing'

    Had it with some Venison hearts yesterday and it turned a cut of meat that can be quite mundane into something very, very tasty. :):)


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