I'm all for shopping locally and supporting local businesses. However, when you're on a low budget and scraping together money to put on an Opera and all the other million projects we've got going on, whilst supporting two little kids and waiting for months and months to be paid from places, there's nothing better than scooting down the road to Lidl.
Lidl's a funny one though, don't you think?! Some people won't shop there and turn their noses up at even the mention of it. Wouldn't dare be seen with any thing with the Lidl branding on it. I'm not entirely sure why it's branded as being 'uncool' to go to Lidl. Does the cost of the food being cheaper suggest it's bad quality? Out of date? Horrible? Unfresh?
Well, afraid, I'm the complete opposite! I love Lidl. There's a great range of food, the fruit and veg is always fresh (contrary to some people's beliefs), you still get named brand bits and pieces there, but a wide variation of food from other countries and to top it all off, the prices are bloody brilliant!
Last week when we had visitors here (we've had nonstop visitors for almost 3 weeks now) we scraped together £13.64 between us all. (Yes...it has been tight recently!)
And with this I got;
- One bottle of fairly tasty red wine
- Block of butter (£0.99)
- Mushrooms (£0.85)
- Huge block of Emmental cheese (£1.99)
- Two packs of (6) breadbuns
- Bottle of worcester sauce (£0.69)
- Generous pack of pasta (£0.49!)
- Couple of courgettes
- Jar of black olives (£0.59!)
- A pack of mars bar type choc bars
|Chickpeas were from Co-op & lemon juice just snuck into the photo for some reason...as has the marmite (which was from Lidl!)|
I'd love to know what it is that people don't like about Lidl. Do you know? What do you feel about it?
|My trusty Lidl pan I have had for years now!|