Newest Review: ... can buy an extra bag for the week. The dairy products and cooked meats are an area Lidl are known for. The yogurts are nice though the... more
Member Name: beccyrasooly
Advantages: Some good quality products at good prices
Disadvantages: Not a massive variety of products
A few years back i was a food snob wouldnt have gone near lidl and similar but after the start of the recession and me opening my eyes i realised these places weren't bad and neither was the food it was just different brands at different prices.
Lidl is expanding through europe as they state on their 'about us' and this is reflected in their products. Our particular lidl carries alot of products from european origin and they are not products made there for the uk but products made for all europe. The cheeses cooked meats show this with their original names often not even clearly marked CHEESE for example.
You do find the odd brand name product, in our lidl this is particularly tru of confectionary, soft drinks and some cooking sauces.
I dont do a weekly shop at lidl and neither do i intend to. I will continue to pop in for bits and pieces as all i have had has been good quality and reasonably priced. The reason i wouldnt do my full shop there is a few reasons firstly they dont have as much variety as your normal supermarket such as asda tescos sainsburys etc. And i guess this will be dependant on what you buy but for me weighing up individual prices it doesnt work out much cheaper for me to shop there. BUT if lidl stocked their versions of what i need to buy i would shop there.
The other thing with lidl is like aldi and nettos you have to purchase your bags if you need some and they only accept debit card not credit card and the checkouts are always a bit rushed as they dont have a lot of tils open.
Summary: Good to pop in for a few bits and pieces generally good quality