Lidl selling 5Kg boxes of fruit & veg for £1.50

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Lidl selling 5Kg boxes of fruit & veg for £1.50

Post by peejay » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:37 pm

Possibly slightly damaged but still perfectly good to eat. Trialling at 122 stores (but no info on which those are)

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Post by Plymtom » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:03 am

I'd give it a go :D
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Post by Clarebelle » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:49 pm

This is an excellent idea and something all supermarkets should do. Even if the stuff ends up only being good for soup, I'd definitely pay £1.50 for 5kg of fruit and veg. It's worth it even if half goes in the compost! Shame I don't have Lidl down the road

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Post by Arwen Thebard » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:11 pm

Anyone seen / found these yet?

No luck in our local store. :(
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Re: Lidl selling 5Kg boxes of fruit & veg for £1.50

Post by Jamesey1981 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:57 am

None in my store either, great idea though, saves me rummaging in the reduced section.

Had a bit of a Google, think the trial has finished now and the boxes were only supposed to be available between 0800 and 1030 which might explain why no one saw one, that's too early for me to be in Lidl anyway.

Hopefully it achieved what they bosses wanted it to and they'll roll it out to every store.

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Post by Deeps » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:41 pm

Jamesey1981 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:57 am
None in my store either, great idea though, saves me rummaging in the reduced section.

Had a bit of a Google, think the trial has finished now and the boxes were only supposed to be available between 0800 and 1030 which might explain why no one saw one, that's too early for me to be in Lidl anyway.

Hopefully it achieved what they bosses wanted it to and they'll roll it out to every store.
It would be great if it was rolled out, I might need a second dehydrator though. ;)

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Post by Jamesey1981 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:26 pm

Yeah, can't go wrong with a quid fifty, even if all you do is make a big vat of soup it's a bargain.

Back when I was broke I would buy the slightly battered stuff from the guys on the market, didn't have the most exciting diet but I never went hungry and I was healthier than I am now I can afford to eat more interesting stuff!

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Post by Deeps » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:11 pm

Jamesey1981 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Yeah, can't go wrong with a quid fifty, even if all you do is make a big vat of soup it's a bargain.

Back when I was broke I would buy the slightly battered stuff from the guys on the market, didn't have the most exciting diet but I never went hungry and I was healthier than I am now I can afford to eat more interesting stuff!
Huh, you have a point, I used to feed myself for a tenner a week back in the early 90's when we didn't have the bargain scran we do now. I'm not counting the odd kebab etc in that tenner ;)

I was definitely healthier but I was generally a lot fitter and of course a good bit younger but it I'll be honest and I totally scunnered myself with porridge. It was V cheap but every morning.... its a no from me. Still part of my preps (and walking food) but not something I relish.

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Post by ukpreppergrrl » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:53 am

Jamesey1981 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Back when I was broke I would buy the slightly battered stuff from the guys on the market, didn't have the most exciting diet but I never went hungry and I was healthier than I am now I can afford to eat more interesting stuff!
I too had this revelation earlier this year. When I was broke I ate more healthily than I do now. Takeaways never happened. Eating out occurred only on my birthday (actually for a number of years a takeaway was my birthday treat!). I cooked lots of lentils 'cos they were cheap. I rarely drank 'cos booze is expensive. I was a much healthier weight. At the risk of getting political I do take umbrage at documentaries that point to a causality between poverty and poor diet. It's not causality, it's a correlation. There is a massive difference.
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