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Every Lidl Helps

This weekend, I can proudly say that I have completed my first ever shop in a local Lidl store! The prospect of ‘budget grocery shopping‘ is something I debated only a couple of weeks ago and, at a new age (personally) and with the summer months ahead, I decided that this was a good time to go.

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Budget Supermarkets?

This evening’s post is dead simple and comes with a question. Largely aimed at people living in the UK but I’m also aware these ‘budget’ supermarkets originate from Europe.

So, have you shopped at Lidl or Aldi? What is your opinion of their products and service compared to the larger supermarkets?

You see, I try to stick to my budget and I’m aware that preparing your own meals can be expensive initially (investing in vegetables) but then I begin to think about the rest of my shopping, with all the brand-name items and sweet things I can’t seem to do without.

I’m wondering how, say, a pack of chocolate bars from one of the other two supermarkets might compare with a similar item from the ‘value’ range of one of the others. Generally speaking, is there less to choose from when you’re paying less?

I’ve stuck with a large, well-known supermarket (who I try not to name on this blog) simply because there’s one almost across the road from where I’ve worked for nearly 3-years now. It’s most convenient. There are other large supermarkets in the same town but I’m also aware that there’s a Lidl a little further on and around the corner.

Someone recently suggested to me that their meat is much cheaper, after I bulked at the prospect of paying £4 for chicken and instead went with Quorn at £2.50.

Where do you get your groceries from?

Thanks for reading.

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