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Lidl - recommendations

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  • Registered Users Posts: 528 ✭✭✭ Space Dog


    Bought those Madeleines from the French range after reading the recommendations here, I sometimes feel like I'm being gaslighted in these threads :confused:
    They're a bit too greasy and remind me of any other shop-bought madeira cake.

    I'd recommend the zabaglione and walnut ice cream from the Italiamo range, only got to try it the other night after having bought it a few weeks ago. It's very nice for a cheap own-brand ice cream.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,759 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    I suppose they'll be gone any day now but the blood oranges have been lovely this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 654 ✭✭✭ Irish_peppa


    Noticed a new Deluxe Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate... its absolutely yummy.
    Usually buy the kids hot chocolate in the yellow tub but have not seen in ages.
    Wasnt brave enough to try the chilli flavoured one thou !


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,341 ✭✭✭✭ rob316


    Looking for baileys on offer for Paddys day, then saw the 2.50 off the deluxe irish cream on the plus app. Way nicer and creamier than Baileys and always under €10 :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,341 ✭✭✭✭ rob316


    I suppose they'll be gone any day now but the blood oranges have been lovely this year.

    I got these but they just looked like regular oranges when I cut one. Lovely though


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,759 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    rob316 wrote: »
    I got these but they just looked like regular oranges when I cut one. Lovely though

    They vary.
    Some are very red, others not so much.
    Some are coloured red on the outside, most aren't.

    I'd say we've gotten through about 20 nets of them!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,777 ✭✭✭✭ Cienciano


    This might sound weird, but does anyone know if Lidl do tomato puree anymore?

    On the blood oranges, I plan on making this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THclPqe7mcc


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,130 ✭✭✭ Surreptitious


    Cienciano wrote: »
    This might sound weird, but does anyone know if Lidl do tomato puree anymore?

    On the blood oranges, I plan on making this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THclPqe7mcc

    I think I saw tubes of it but I am not 100% on that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,787 ✭✭✭ Lashes28


    Cienciano wrote: »
    This might sound weird, but does anyone know if Lidl do tomato puree anymore?

    On the blood oranges, I plan on making this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THclPqe7mcc

    Yes bought some today


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,066 ✭✭✭ TheChrisD


    Just in Clonee there today and I see that the Cola Zero has been changed to the "Cola XX" version that's been in the UK for at least the last 3 years or so. Interestingly it's no longer "zero" since it's now 0.8g of sugar per 100ml.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,678 ✭✭✭ confusticated


    Cienciano wrote: »
    This might sound weird, but does anyone know if Lidl do tomato puree anymore?

    On the blood oranges, I plan on making this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THclPqe7mcc

    My local Lidl hasn't had tomato puree since Christmas. No idea why.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭ Comerman


    My local Lidl hasn't had tomato puree since Christmas. No idea why.

    Got one last week here in Kilkenny


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,130 ✭✭✭ Surreptitious


    The new range of meals are good, Fit Foods do them. I tried the clean Chicken Curry with brown rice, it was good but quite spicy. Only 386 cals (approx). I picked up the red Thai Chilli one with brown rice earlier on. Handy to have if you are in a hurry or having a lunch for work. They don't taste like typical factory made meals, they taste healthy and flavoursome.

    Just to add they are that little bit more expensive but it's worth it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ patspost


    Last year I purchased fresh figs from theFruit & Veg section in my local Lidl.
    They were delicious.
    I don’t think I’ve seen them since.
    Has anybody seen them recently?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭ Reputable Rog


    The Tempranillo La Mancha is superb for €6.


  • Registered Users Posts: 227 ✭✭ tangy


    Wiki says, "In the Northern Hemisphere, fresh figs are in season from August through to early October" so I think you'll have to wait a bit :)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_fig


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,956 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    tangy wrote: »
    Wiki says, "In the Northern Hemisphere, fresh figs are in season from August through to early October" so I think you'll have to wait a bit :)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_fig
    "In season" hasn't been a factor in fruit/veg availability for a very long time! :(


    (Disclaimer, I know nothing whatsoever about figs, so they might actually be an exception - but I doubt it somehow)


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,759 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    "In season" hasn't been a factor in fruit/veg availability for a very long time! :(

    Certain things are still seasonal.
    Blood oranges and Seville oranges are very seasonal, for example.
    Fresh Corn on the cob, too. Fresh cherries.
    Probably some more that I can't think of, too.

    But, I know what you are saying - strawberries in November, anyone??


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,271 ✭✭✭ Kat1170


    Fresh cherries in Lidl for the last while. Always in season somewhere would probably be more correct.

    Eamon Ryan must like fresh cherries, don't hear him grumble about their carbon footprint air miles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,688 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    But, I know what you are saying - strawberries in November, anyone??

    I stop buying them in November, I don't even consider those other varieties to be strawberries.

    Usually the first real strawberries of the year come in from the Netherlands into LIDL, something to look forward to :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,003 ✭✭✭ EverythingGood


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    I stop buying them in November, I don't even consider those other varieties to be strawberries.

    Usually the first real strawberries of the year come in from the Netherlands into LIDL, something to look forward to :)

    If they aren't from Wexford, they aren't strawberries :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,793 ✭✭✭ Addle


    Has anyone tried the new lo-cal ice cream?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,130 ✭✭✭ Surreptitious


    Addle wrote: »
    Has anyone tried the new lo-cal ice cream?

    The comments on Facebook were really good. I don't eat ice cream so haven't tried it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ patspost


    I got some fresh figs in local veg shop the other day, lovely.
    I just need a few rolls then I can try and figure out the last great mystery����


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,222 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Faith


    Lidl are doing Spanish tapas since last Thursday. The aoili is fab, and they have bags of little frozen ham and cheese croquettes that are very passable (the ham should be saltier, but I won't complain for the price and convenience!).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,410 ✭✭✭ Toulouse


    Faith wrote: »
    Lidl are doing Spanish tapas since last Thursday. The aoili is fab, and they have bags of little frozen ham and cheese croquettes that are very passable (the ham should be saltier, but I won't complain for the price and convenience!).

    Got the croquettes this morning but no sign of aioli :cry:


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,759 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    Really nice jars of chick peas and black eyed beans in the Spanish specials atm.
    Also decent whole olives and some Greek one's in big jars, too.
    I also like the olive oil in the rectangular tins from Portugal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 227 ✭✭ tangy


    We bought that olive oil a year or two ago (pre-Covid, anyhow) and it's very good indeed. Tin opener to get the last of it out :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,642 ✭✭✭ thesandeman


    I haven't bought them but skin on fries like the ALDI ones are available in LIDL now. The may be more expensive at €1.69 for 500g.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,902 ✭✭✭ caviardreams


    Tried the ocean sea frozen chunky breaded cod fillets (65% cod) Very decent and handy from the freezer - a 4 pack for €3ish euro iirc

    Good replacement for the frozen buttermilk fish burgers that have disappeared from Aldi :(


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