Saturday, 17 March 2012

Dispelling A Myth: Lidl

My partner and I started shopping in Lidl about 3 years ago. We had previously shopped in Sainsbury's and believed Lidl was a bit 'cheap' and for some reason, I didn't think it had shelves! But when we went in, we were pleasantly surprised - our branch (Tooting) actually does have shelves, it also has fresh flowers and freshly baked bread. It is cheap, but this is its charm, not its downfall. And its meat is all British, and far better quality than Sainsbury's Basics...

And if you needed anymore convincing, I've done all the hard work for you, and compiled a list of Sainsbury's vs Lidl prices on 11 key items (which make it onto most of our weekly shopping lists). The products from Lidl are their main range, the Sainsbury's products are either own label or basics:
This is just a small example, there are plenty more bargains to be had. We save between £10 and £15 a week from shopping at Lidl and have become accustomed to its foreign brands and large selection of cheese! We thoroughly recommend it enough, my only tip is TAKE YOUR OWN BAG!

Illustrations by Ruth Lewis

4 comments :

  1. Top tips :) I love Lidl because I can pretend I am in a foreign supermarket on holiday.

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    1. That is SO funny....my boyfriend says the same thing! It's like being on holiday in Spain/France where they make fresh bread in the back!

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  2. This is amazing! Definitely going to try it out, thank you for the tips! Bea x

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    1. Thank you! It has really changed the way we buy food. Hope you enjoy the experience - it's not for everybody!

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