Special offers in Lidl this week….

Forums Out & About in Greece Food, Drink, Cooking, Restaurants & Bars Special offers in Lidl this week….

This topic contains 133 replies, has 16 voices, and was last updated by  kolofarthos 4 years, 11 months ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #156655

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Here we go then guys a brand new thread that will be of interest to all of our members (well Plodger and me at least) ….

    I propose that each week we post either a picture or a description of the most sparkling offer that caught your eye in everyones favorite store….

    So to kick off this week we have PRAWN TAILS reduced by 27% to an incredible 7.99 Euroes….

    Gosh this could be even more fascinating than Mornington Cres 😆

  • #183381

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Friday 20th August produced the “bargain” of the week. Dulano smoked salami
    (80 grms) Priced at an incredible – Euro 0.000000! Pack found under the beer in the shopping trolley whilst unpacking the car & had inadvertantly not been put through the till ! 😳 All evidence now consumed in order to protect the guilty !headLidl 002.jpg[/attachment:3qqdrzm6]

  • #183382

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    Can’t really beat that Sunnyboy reb_bravo , unless it’s a cake that’s Stollen – sorry spelling not my forte! 😳

    End of thread then…………unless you know different……. ❓

  • #183384

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    @kolofarthos wrote:

    Can’t really beat that Sunnyboy, unless it’s a cake that’s Stollen

    😆 Comedy Gold!

  • #183385

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @sundodger wrote:

    Pack found under the beer in the shopping trolley whilst unpacking the car & had inadvertently not been put through the till !

    Ah yes Plodg, that’s an old trick and it can still work if you have the nerve, mind you don’t think that I would be inclined to try it at the Lefkada branch as I get the distinct impression that all of the staff are ex KGB or whatever the equivalent is in Albania :nod:

  • #183383

    gregstav
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Great post Nimbus…I always seem to get the flyers with their specials about a week after they’ve expired…and I never remember to go into their site :))

    I always browse through the forum though

    Thanks :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • #183387

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Come on Guys… Is this thread going to be just a “Flash in the (frying) pan” ?
    O.K. – My little gem for this weeks is for those wishing to supplement their store cupboard of oriental bits & pieces… The tail end of a recent Asian week at the store, leaves us with – Bean sprouts (mung) & Bamboo shoots (sliced)
    at 79c & 99c respectively.headlidl 003.jpg[/attachment:2b1j0qa1]

  • #183386

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    No way Plodge… this thread is going to run and run and run, soooooo did you get some of the knock down Coconut Milk ? a sparkling deal at only 79c and just the job for those curries…..

    I tried the old “hide it under the beer” trick but the little vixen on the check out spotted it, cant win em all 8)

  • #183388

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Oh come on Nimbo ! – I know the photy is only two dimentional, but trying to put something cylindrical under the beer case is a bit obvious, even to a semi comatose Lidl employee ! Got to go with the frat – sorry flat things (too into the oriental !) Yeah – got the coco nut milk as well & the Wok Noodles (which actually say to boil in a pan !) :))

  • #183389

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Unfortunately not much worth a mention in the food line this week…but look at this…

    Its your chance to “clean up” loads of stuff all at sparkling knock down prices…so get down to your local store whilst there is still some left :nod:

  • #183390

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Always wondered where Pavlos at the local taverna got his wine from ! :(

  • #183392

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    These are just a few of the fantastic bargains that Sunny and I could have purchased from our favorite store this week had it not been for the truck drivers strike……………so I say a pox on all truck drivers, hope all their wheels fall off :

  • #183393

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Right on Nimbo ! Utterley davastated at the lack of goods on the shelves this week – only tins & jars seem to be left. We went to the store to proudly show an old chumess that we had not seen for thirty years (yes – face book has a lot to answer for !) the superb array & low & behold we & an extended gypsy family were the only ones in…. Worrying thing was though – The security guard followed US around the store !

  • #183394

    Ian
    Participant
    Homeric

    @nimbus wrote:

    These are just a few of the fantastic bargains that Sunny and I could have purchased from our favorite store this week had it not been for the truck drivers strike……………so I say a pox on all truck drivers, hope all their wheels fall off :

    And just how is that going to help getting the stores stocked again? 😕 :roll:

  • #183391

    Pappa Ouzo
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Just can’t imagine how KP is going to cope with supplies running out and him on his way back just hope he’s bringing a good supply of Haggis with him :roll: :roll:

  • #183395

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @Ian wrote:

    @nimbus wrote:

    These are just a few of the fantastic bargains that Sunny and I could have purchased from our favorite store this week had it not been for the truck drivers strike……………so I say a pox on all truck drivers, hope all their wheels fall off :

    And just how is that going to help getting the stores stocked again? 😕 :roll:

    Well of course it won’t, its just one of those things that British people say, and by British I mean true Anglo Saxon not the mishmash that inhabits my benighted island these days, I could just as easily have said “I hope that their teeth fall out” or that they all have ginger twins, you see? just a humorous way of saying that they (the drivers) deserve to have something bad happen to them for being so inconsiderate :nod:

    PS sorry if I upset you for suggesting that you could walk on water in that other thread, just another example of my silly humour 😉

  • #183396

    Ian
    Participant
    Homeric

    @nimbus wrote:

    @Ian wrote:
    @nimbus wrote:

    These are just a few of the fantastic bargains that Sunny and I could have purchased from our favorite store this week had it not been for the truck drivers strike……………so I say a pox on all truck drivers, hope all their wheels fall off :

    And just how is that going to help getting the stores stocked again? 😕 :roll:

    Well of course it won’t, its just one of those things that British people say, and by British I mean true Anglo Saxon not the mishmash that inhabits my benighted island these days, I could just as easily have said “I hope that their teeth fall out” or that they all have ginger twins, you see? just a humorous way of saying that they (the drivers) deserve to have something bad happen to them for being so inconsiderate :nod:

    PS sorry if I upset you for suggesting that you could walk on water in that other thread, just another example of my silly humour 😉

    I got the joke and the expression is not new to me either, oh, wise one. :roll: :roll:

    I just thought that, in this case, wishing exactly that (the wheels-thing) on them was pretty much counterproductive. 😆

    Like shooting yourself in the foot, so to say. :unibrow:

    :mrgreen:

  • #183399

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Shock Horror!!!!
    A discount supermarket chain has been accused of destroying the magic of Christmas after putting reindeer steaks on its shelves.
    Lidl, which has more than 500 shops in Britain, is the first multiple grocery retailer in the UK to introduce reindeer meat in the run-up to the festive season. But campaign group Viva! has slammed Lidl for selling the meat, claiming reindeer are often herded in cruel ways.
    Campaigns manager Justin Kerswell told trade magazine The Grocer: ‘Lidl is destroying the magic of Christmas by selling dead reindeer.
    ‘What they term “luxury cuisine” belies the truth behind an industry that exists to exploit wild animals.
    ‘Reports show that up to 70 per cent of reindeer killed for meat are calves.’
    Mr Kerswell said that Siberian reindeer were often herded by snowmobile, motorbikes and even helicopters, which causes the animals high levels of stress.
    ‘This and lassooing them cause huge distress. They can become so distraught their muscle can waste away,’ he said.
    According to research in the Polar Research journal, the numbers of reindeer in Siberia has declined dramatically since the post-Soviet era.
    Mr Kerswell added: ‘Commercialising reindeer in the West may put numbers under further risk.’
    Lidl has defended the sale and said that the meat it came from reindeer fed on ‘local aromatic herbs and grass’.
    A spokesman told the magazine: ‘They live in their natural habitat and have plenty of space to move around.’
    The store chain is also selling pheasant, venison and springbok in a bid to capitalise on its premium appeal.
    It has signed up celebrity chefs Lesley Waters and Nick Nairn to produce weekly recipe cards in the run-up to Christmas.

    Most sincere apologies to all of you who object to copy from the Daily Mail to whom I give full credit for this reporting. 😉

  • #183397

    Ian
    Participant
    Homeric

    @nimbus wrote:

    ‘Reports show that up to 70 per cent of reindeer killed for meat are calves.’

    Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if the same figure holds for beef…

    But that doesn’t seem to bother anybody?

    :

  • #183398

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Yummy! Reindeer, pheasant, venison…… Chances of a real Christmas meal at last!
    p.s… I would have thought that Reindeer tastes much like venison anyway!

  • #183400

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Well I was in Ikea in Stockholm today, and guess what…they had reindeer meatballs on the lunch menu. Mind you it’s common fodder here, that and Elk.

  • #183401

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Here you go guys, hot off the press, all English fare this week…thick cut orange marmalade, blackcurrant jam, baked beans, battered cod and much much more, get down to your local store before stocks run out 😛

  • #183402

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    We went down to Lidl yesterday and thought we had grabbed all there was to grab, only to find out last night from ‘Shazzie’ of this parish that we had missed the extra mature cheddar cheese! :angry:
    Will have to go back again for this rare beast now and perhaps pick up some more cod….

  • #183403

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Her Ladyship vetoed the cheddar cheese, apparently it not quite as we have come to know and love it back home :roll:

  • #183404

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @nimbus wrote:

    Her Ladyship vetoed the cheddar cheese, apparently it not quite as we have come to know and love it back home :roll:

    Wow! That was a close call…… I was getting ready to go out to Lidl and buy some but you’ve now stopped me in my tracks! ic_confused
    So, what was it that ‘HL’ didn’t like about it? Did she try it at all, or did it just look at her in a funny way? :mrgreen:
    List of pro’s & con’s please! We paupers can’t be throwing our money around willy nilly on ‘not quite good enough’ chesses you know!

  • #183405

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @KP wrote:

    @nimbus wrote:
    Her Ladyship vetoed the cheddar cheese, apparently it not quite as we have come to know and love it back home :roll:

    Wow! That was a close call…… I was getting ready to go out to Lidl and buy some but you’ve now stopped me in my tracks! ic_confused
    So, what was it that ‘HL’ didn’t like about it? Did she try it at all, or did it just look at her in a funny way? :mrgreen:
    List of pro’s & con’s please! We paupers can’t be throwing our money around willy nilly on ‘not quite good enough’ chesses you know!

    Seems that it is coated in a preserving wax and there is red onion mixed into the cheese! Hmmmm not quite the done thing don’t you know :roll:

  • #183406

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    eeeuuuwwww! Definatly saved me a trip out! Please pass on my eternal gratitude to swmbo.

  • #183407

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    I think you might find Pilgrim’s Choice mature cheddar in the main AB store
    in Kalamata. They certainly had it just after the revamp, you’ll find it next to the Stilton. :nod:

    Anyway, our local supermarket here in sunny Stoupa has been selling the cheddar for years. reb_bravo

    8)

  • #183411

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @the reiver wrote:

    I think you might find Pilgrim’s Choice mature cheddar in the main AB store
    in Kalamata. They certainly had it just after the revamp, you’ll find it next to the Stilton. :nod:

    Anyway, our local supermarket here in sunny Stoupa has been selling the cheddar for years. reb_bravo

    8)

    at a price……….. : Can’t afford luxuries like that and can’t afford to be traipsing out to Stoupa!

  • #183412

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @the reiver wrote:

    I think you might find Pilgrim’s Choice mature cheddar in the main AB store
    in Kalamata. They certainly had it just after the revamp, you’ll find it next to the Stilton. :nod:

    Anyway, our local supermarket here in sunny Stoupa has been selling the cheddar for years. reb_bravo

    8)

    Stilton! Stilton!
    you jammy devils what would we not give to have such luxuries,here on this wind and rain swept rock of Lefkada we are lucky to get a variety of tasteless Dutch excuses for cheese well that what they call it in fact it has the consistency of soft plastic and is just as hard to chew and digest!
    Perhaps we will move to Stoupa wherever that may be 😉

  • #183413

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    AB in Kalamata has been selling Stilton for a few years now (previously only at Christmas), and always have a couple of rounds in the cheese counter. I would have thought that all large ABs would therefore be stocking it. 😕

    8)

  • #183408

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Whooo….. just back from LIDL where I bought 9 blocks of the English extra mature cheddar and have already tried a doorstop sized piece of it! It’s excellent! ’twas really cheap as well at under 3euro for each 400gm pack! :mrgreen:

  • #183409

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    What is AB? is that the full trading name or an abbreviation? there doesn’t seem to be one here on Lefkada what group of company’s do they belong to?

  • #183410

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    ΑΛΦΑ ΒΗΤΑ, formerly Tροφος, are in every big town in Greece. AB is their trade mark as it is the same initials in Greek as in English… They are part of the Delhaize group who are Belgian, but with interests all over the world. (all on Google).

    Hope this clears up things for you Nimbus, there must be one somewhere near you.

    8)

    ps Lidl’s Brie is passable but not as good as President in AB :nod:

    pps Just looked at their website and your nearest store is Agrinio or Nafpaktos.

  • #183414

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @the reiver wrote:

    pps Just looked at their website and your nearest store is Agrinio or Nafpaktos.

    Hey thanks for that reiver, but I have just today discovered that we do in fact have a brand new AB City store its opposite Champion’s store next to the gypsy encampment, its a very upmarket store when compared with Lidl, Champion, Dere and Spar, the prices seemed slightly higher but the selection of goods on offer is far superior to those stores.
    And we now have a source of Cheddar cheese! 😛

  • #183415

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    You have indeed got a cheddar there Nimbus (of sorts!) The special offer Liddl cheese however is matured for FIFTEEN MONTHS & is really good – It even has those little crunchy salt crystals in it, denoting a real mature cheese.

  • #183416

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    Lidl’s “English week” is only once in a blue moon. Our local supermarket’s cheddar (Pilgrim’s Choice) is 9 months matured and available all year. Deliveries to the suburbs could be arranged :nod:

    Incidentally, Carrefour, for a French company, albeit a Greek franchise, doesn’t seem to stock any decent cheese, English or French.

    8)

  • #183417

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Would second that Reiver… Can never understand why Carrfour’s cheeses seen to be so bland. Must just be that Greeks tastes – or lack of it :)) dictate the demand. Mind you & back to Liddl here, whenever they do have the English cheddar in, it just “flies” of the shelf, so with such a good seller, can’t understand why it’s not a stock item ?
    p.s. A delivery to the “suburbs” would be much appreciated when my half dozen blocks of Liddl cheese run out in a couple of weeks – There could even be a large jar of home made, spiced pickled onions towards transport costs !

  • #183425

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @sundodger wrote:

    Would second that Reiver… Can never understand why Carrfour’s cheeses seen to be so bland. Must just be that Greeks tastes – or lack of it :)) dictate the demand. Mind you & back to Liddl here, whenever they do have the English cheddar in, it just “flies” of the shelf, so with such a good seller, can’t understand why it’s not a stock item ?
    p.s. A delivery to the “suburbs” would be much appreciated when my half dozen blocks of Liddl cheese run out in a couple of weeks – There could even be a large jar of home made, spiced pickled onions towards transport costs !

    I’d make the trip willingly for the promise of a large jar of home made, spiced pickled onions! :mrgreen:
    The lovely Jeanjeannie of this parish gives me jars of her incredible home made pickled onions, but a chap can never have enough of a good thing! :mrgreen:

  • #183424

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Ah ! – I doubt MY pickles would be to your delicate taste kp. As well as the bayleaf, corriander seeds & pepper corms, I put in a couple of fresh cayennes (that’s the peppers – not the Porsche 4×4 thingy) It’s a taste more appreciated by the folk North of the Watford gap & a goes well with black pudding or roast Ferret ! :mrgreen:

  • #183423

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @sundodger wrote:

    Ah ! – I doubt MY pickles would be to your delicate taste kp. As well as the bayleaf, corriander seeds & pepper corms, I put in a couple of fresh cayennes (that’s the peppers – not the Porsche 4×4 thingy) It’s a taste more appreciated by the folk North of the Watford gap & a goes well with black pudding or roast Ferret ! :mrgreen:

    My idea of bliss! The spicier the better! :mrgreen:

  • #183418

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    Help out somebody….KP’s life needs spicing up! 😆

  • #183419

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    Was in our “other” supermarket yesterday and spotted they were selling Pilgrims Choice mature an 200 gr packets at €2.93 each. (€14.65 κilo).

    Maybe I didn’t make it clear in my previous posts, but what I buy comes in 3.2 kilo sleeves and is sold loose at €8.39 a kilo. It freezes well and usually comes with a 12 month shelf life.

    8)

  • #183420

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    I’m still in the process of obtaining info direct from importers on Availability of mature Cheddars. but what I have gathered so far, the price at 8.39 a kilo for the Pilgrims choice doesn’t seem bad. Are their supplies consistant Reiver?
    If I travel across I would probably need a couple of the 3.2 kilo packs & don’t know what kind of a stock they keep in.

  • #183421

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    No need to travel all the way across, we can meet in the big K & I’ll bring it in my cold box. An unopened shrink wrapped sleeve is just over €27, but as it is sold loose you can buy any weight you want. I bought some yesterday, and as it was a bit left over and looked the right size, I said “ολλα”, the girl was in ic_shock ,as Greeks tend to buy 100 gr sizes.

    They had two unopened sleeves in the cold cabinet, and that is about average. I would always buy it the day before if you wanted some to ensure the delivery.

    Send me a pm and we’ll sort something out. We are in Kalamata at least once a week.

    8)

  • #183422

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @sundodger wrote:

    ……………………………………………
    If I travel across I would probably need a couple of the 3.2 kilo packs & don’t know what kind of a stock they keep in.

    Only coz you’re a tight old wad who doesn’t want me to deliver your chedder as you’d have to part with some of your spiced pickled onions! :roll:
    In fairness, I must admit that I would probably give a karate kill chop to anybody trying to get their hands on my pickled onions! :mrgreen:

    An american couple I know in Patra had their house broken into over the weekend and had the place ransacked and lots of jewellery etc was taken, but all I could think to ask was, “did they take your pickled onions?” :mrgreen:

  • #183426

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Amazing deals! Lidls continue to hold down those prices! this week we can find prawns @ 1.5 Kg for 11.90 euros……

    But the best deal for your turky is at Champions 😉

  • #183427

    Ian
    Participant
    Homeric

    @nimbus wrote:

    Amazing deals! Lidls continue to hold down those prices! this week we can find prawns @ 1.5 Kg for 11.90 euros……

    But the best deal for your turky is at Champions 😉

    The turkey might be ‘used’ though…

    I suppose I don’t have to tell you what ‘Pute’ is short for in French, do I?
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • #183429

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Ha, yes very droll Ian, but how about this…

    no your eyes do not deceive you its pickled herring, our nearest neighbours about two kilometres away, brought them back as a gift from their homeland, yes they are Dutch and a nicer couple you could not want to meet.

    But these herrings must be an acquired taste and certainly not ours! do you care for them ? 😉

  • #183430

    Ian
    Participant
    Homeric

    @nimbus wrote:

    Ha, yes very droll Ian, but how about this…

    no your eyes do not deceive you its pickled herring, our nearest neighbours about two kilometres away, brought them back as a gift from their homeland, yes they are Dutch and a nicer couple you could not want to meet.

    But these herrings must be an acquired taste and certainly not ours! do you care for them ? 😉

    Nah… they’re not bad but what I would love to get my hands on is some new (or green) herring. 😀 😀
    But I suppose they’re an acquired taste too; I find very few non-Dutch people that like ’em or will even consider eating them. :roll: :roll:

  • #183431

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    I love them…. we always try and get a jar or two when going through Amsterdam airport if we have the transfer time and if KLM don’t lose our luggage! :mrgreen:

    Nimbus: Why wouldn’t “we want to meet a nicer couple”? 😯 I’m sure that I’d always want to! :roll:

  • #183432

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    Are these things not the same as Rollmops? If so yummy!

    Now that festered fish that smells rancid…you can keep that!

    We often eat the Rollmps from Orkney, so good for you too!

    Taken from the cool, clean waters between Orkney and Scandinavia, Orkney Sweet Cured Herring provides us with both a delicious and nutritious food source.

    Oil rich fish such as herring and salmon are high in long chain omega-3 polyunsaturates (or omega-3 fatty acids), which have been shown to help in maintaining a healthy heart. In fact, the current UK Government guidelines recommend that we should aim to eat two portions of fish a week with one portion being oily (high in omega-3 fatty acids).

    Herring is also high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals. With no artificial colouring or flavouring, no skin or bones, Orkney Sweet Cured Herring is perfect for all the family.

    …but I just likes ’em!

  • #183433

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Stop it Kolofart…. you have me drooling over my keyboard! :p

  • #183428

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @kolofarthos wrote:

    Are these things not the same as Rollmops? If so yummy!

    Now that festered fish that smells rancid…you can keep that!

    We often eat the Rollmps from Orkney, so good for you too!

    Taken from the cool, clean waters between Orkney and Scandinavia, Orkney Sweet Cured Herring provides us with both a delicious and nutritious food source.

    Oil rich fish such as herring and salmon are high in long chain omega-3 polyunsaturates (or omega-3 fatty acids), which have been shown to help in maintaining a healthy heart. In fact, the current UK Government guidelines recommend that we should aim to eat two portions of fish a week with one portion being oily (high in omega-3 fatty acids).

    Herring is also high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals. With no artificial colouring or flavouring, no skin or bones, Orkney Sweet Cured Herring is perfect for all the family.

    …but I just likes ’em!

    Well as far as the Nimbus family are concerned these guys …..

    are welcome to them 😆

  • #183434

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    A “Yummy” from me as well for rollmops… Which of course are easy to make.
    You can buy Herring locally – Ρέγγα in Greek, fillet & “pin bone” them, then pack in salt for a couple of days to reduce the water content. Wash off excess salt then pickle in vinegar along with bay leaf, pepper corns, chopped onion & dill. For “Rollmops” Just wrap the herring fillets around a piece of pickled gherkin or raw onion & secure with a toothpick (unused)
    As a footnote this is a favoured food of the Greek Comunist party (KKE) & are known as “RED HERRINGS” :)) :mrgreen:

  • #183435

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @sundodger wrote:

    As a footnote this is a favoured food of the Greek Comunist party (KKE) & are known as “RED HERRINGS” :)) :mrgreen:

    You are a right card you are !!! 😛

  • #183436

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    cracking shot of the bird! :nod:
    Do they roast well? reb_popo

  • #183437

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @kolofarthos wrote:

    cracking shot of the bird! :nod:
    Do they roast well? reb_popo

    Certainly do, but taste a touch fishy 😉

  • #183438

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @nimbus wrote:

    @kolofarthos wrote:
    cracking shot of the bird! :nod:
    Do they roast well? reb_popo

    Certainly do, but taste a touch fishy 😉

    and very stringy and chewy unfortunatly…….. :(
    But I should imagine that if they were cooked using the Greek village recipe for tough old Cockeral, it might help a bit? :roll:

  • #183439

    poppy1
    Participant
    Homeric

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myzac6P-SvE

    Hi Guys, here you go, how to catch one and cook it ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #183440

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    This weeks good deal… Barbarie ducks at 5 euros a kilo. Must agree as prevously said however – Turkey is a better deal at Carrefour !

  • #183441

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @poppy1 wrote:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myzac6P-SvE

    Hi Guys, here you go, how to catch one and cook it ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey Poppy…. “roast at 200 degrees C for 30 minutes” really won’t do it, believe me! :roll:
    Far too tough and stringy! Needs a long slow casserole or slow cooker! :unibrow:

  • #183442

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Now the BAD news (in my opinion) Not so special offer in lidl this week is the “Ben Bracken” 12 year old single malt – 21 euros now ! At about the 12 euros it was last Christmas, I thought it a decent buy… I am however not you would call a dedicated whisky drinker, although I do enjoy the odd tipple. At this price however it would seem to me overpriced & you would be better with a decent blended whiskey ?
    Some further info I have found on this particuler brand & further comments/advice from forum members would be welcomed …

    “Ben Bracken is made by Clydesdale Scotch Whiskey Co Ltd which is part of the Whyte & Mackay group.

    The onley Speyside they make is Tamnavulin Single Speyside Malt : 12 Year Old

    So I suspect that this is what Ben Bracken is. It can be bought at LIDL’s

    Tamnavulin Single Speyside Malt : 12 Year Old
    Tamnavulin Speyside takes its name from Tomnavoulin, which in Gaelic means “mill on the hill”. The distillery sits on the banks of Allt a Choire – “The stream of the corrie” – a tributary of the great River Livet.

    Epitomising the essence of Speyside, this single malt is as delicate and sweet as heather, as light as sunlight on water, with just a memory of peat smoke.

    The mellow and light aroma, the mature, gentle oak flavour and the pronounced long lasting finish when combined, create a malt that truly deserves its title – ‘Queen of Speyside’.

    Colour :
    Natural Gold

    Nose :
    Well matured with a light, sweet, slightly floral bouquet.

    Taste :
    Medium weight with a bright invigorating slightly smoky flavour.”

    To me anyway, the above seemed a load of just waffle, but I would enquire as to anyone elses opinions.

  • #183443

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Cor blimey guv!! ic_shock It’s still cheaper than buying it in Scotland!!! 😯
    As for your comment, “……. At this price however it would seem to me overpriced & you would be better with a decent blended whiskey?”…. How could you possibly even begin to compare any blended whiskey with a single malt? ic_shock Blasted Sassenach! :mrgreen:

  • #183444

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    I’m NOT talking about any kind of whisky snobbery here, what I am trying to obtain is someone’s advice, more expert than me & having tried this particular whisky, able to comment on it’s quality compared with a similar priced blended whisky… So there ! :)) :))

  • #183445

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @sundodger wrote:

    I’m NOT talking about any kind of whisky snobbery here, what I am trying to obtain is someone’s advice, more expert than me & having tried this particular whisky, able to comment on it’s quality compared with a similar priced blended whisky… So there ! :)) :))

    Why NOT talk about any kind of whisky snobbery here? :roll: You got something against whisky snobbery? You’re asking for a Glasgie kiss ya Sassenach! :mrgreen: …… In fact, I’m sure that Kolofarthos would be flying out in a moment to sort you out if he wasn’t snowed in! :mrgreen:

  • #183450

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Yes they have done it again ! just in time fror those prawn cocktails on Boxing Day……. 27% off yes 27% so get down there dip your bread 😛

  • #183451

    Ian
    Participant
    Homeric

    @sundodger wrote:

    To me anyway, the above seemed a load of just waffle, but I would enquire as to anyone elses opinions.

    Cannot help you there (being a cloggie 😳 ) all I got here is a Lagavulin 16 year old and a Laphroaig Triple Wood 18 year old. 😕

    I do like those though! 😀 😀

  • #183452

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    That’s ok Ian … You’re excused. Good to see that you are not a whisky snob anyway & also only like cheap whisky ! :))

  • #183449

    Pappa Ouzo
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Hi guy’s
    Actually managed to get a bottle of the good old Nectre OUZO in Lidl in Bradford today not too bad a price they wanted £11.95 for it but thought what the hell try bartering for it. told em I could buy it cheaper on Rhodes so they knocked a couple of Quid off the price who say’s english supermarkets won’t negotiate

  • #183447

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @sundodger wrote:

    Now the BAD news (in my opinion) Not so special offer in lidl this week is the “Ben Bracken” 12 year old single malt – 21 euros now ! At about the 12 euros it was last Christmas, I thought it a decent buy… I am however not you would call a dedicated whisky drinker, although I do enjoy the odd tipple. At this price however it would seem to me overpriced & you would be better with a decent blended whiskey ?

    Yes Sunny I had a bottle early on in the year, I had caught a stinking head cold and was feeling so rough that I was totally unable to trail around Lidle pushing the trolley for her nib’s making my usual helpful suggestions as to what was the best buys, so I sat in the car whilst she did the shop unaided, before she got out of the car I asked in what I hoped was a pitiful sounding voice if I may have a small cheap bottle of whisky “Ben Bracken” was what she came out with.
    Over the course of the following week I swilled it down and can offer absolutely no opinion as to its quality other than it induced a state of euphoria which cant be bad can it.
    Incidentally have you dared to try the knocked down Kentucky bourbon whisky ? Only for those with strong constitution I would suggest.

  • #183448

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Ah Nimbus ! You need a “pick me up” When down – you need two spoonfulls of this ………..

  • #183446

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Wow dodger, you trying to give KP a heart attack!! hopefully our rays are not reaching him over there in Cyprus but how about photo bucket they have pulled the plugs on a harmless cartoon of Santa cuddling a couple of girls on my post! who runs that outfit the Pope?

  • #183453

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    H all sorry to miss a useful contribution and the qualities of the water of life, the snow and frost must have gor to my modem/router and it went phut!

    However back on line agaim now, so beware…..

    Hope you all had a good Christmas and all your cookings went well!

  • #183454

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Anyone out there alive after the New Year?… Guess not, but anyway !

    A bit late for xmas & the festivities… A good buy yesterday – A cheap & cheerfull Liddl tawny port at only 5.99 euros a bottle – No need to pass it the correct way – at this price just chug the whole bottle yourself… Hic !headCopy of port 003.jpg[/attachment:2dgxpdab]

  • #183455

    poppy1
    Participant
    Homeric

    Missing all your coooking tips sundodger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #183456

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Well I failed with the goat Poppy… Now I know why the locals boil it for a week ! :))

  • #183457

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    ME too sundodger…I bought mutton and it took hours and it was still a bit tough where the chops were. Best part was the shoulder,so maybe goat shoulder will be a lot juicier and tender. Greeks also say that a lot has to do with the sex of the animal, females being the sweetest.

  • #183458

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @kiwi wrote:

    ……… females being the sweetest.

    Well you would say that wouldn’t you? :roll:
    :mrgreen:

  • #183459

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Sorry Kiwi this just won’t do ! No wonder this forum has a bad name when sex & goat is mentioned together in the same post ! :))

  • #183460

    poppy1
    Participant
    Homeric

    On offer this weekend in lidl’s for just £1.44 for 400g what a bargain

  • #183461

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    IS that cheese for real? What’s with the ‘Grocer’ seal on the left top corner? :))

  • #183462

    The Grocer
    Participant
    Oracle

    UK offer only !!!!!! Hence Sat & Sunday I guess……and the price,
    now if we can have some out here please………….

  • #183463

    poppy1
    Participant
    Homeric

    Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese – 400g Pack
    £ 1.34* 2.69
    Per Pack

  • #183464

    stabitandsteer
    Participant
    Neophyte

    @poppy1 wrote:

    Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese – 400g Pack
    £ 1.34* 2.69
    Per Pack

    I stick with Leerdammer / Emental rather than try to find my favourites such as Dolcelatte / St. Agur / Cambizole etc since major cock up on the language front in explaining soft blue cheese to the demure girl in Maxi Dia when I confused malaKOS with maLAKa ! Damn that tiny print in phrase books and my poor eyesight 😆

  • #183465

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    I confused malaKOS with maLAKa ! Damn that tiny print

    :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

  • #183466

    stabitandsteer
    Participant
    Neophyte

    @kiwi wrote:

    I confused malaKOS with maLAKa ! Damn that tiny print

    :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

    I will never lose enthusiasm , just frustrated that I am unfortunately not in a position to sever all ties in UK and be there permanently , will keep on :) ing with gratitude at inspiration from you all .

  • #183467

    poppy1
    Participant
    Homeric

    Well Grocer aren’t you the sly one, moaning about selling in the UK only then selling your product in Lidl’s
    UK offer only !!!!!! Hence Sat & Sunday I guess……and the price,
    now if we can have some out here please…………. Got your name on it ic_smile
    http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/10054.htm

  • #183468

    The Grocer
    Participant
    Oracle

    Me thinks Poppy they took my seal without approval!
    This is only “semi hard” cheese…….I would only ever
    offer a full hard one !!!!

    But for those who want to know the more common name
    of this cheese is Port Salut (brand name) and made of cows milk
    originally by Trappist Monks……..

  • #183469

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    Trappist Monks give cows milk? reb_popo reb_popo

  • #183470

    poppy1
    Participant
    Homeric

    Ouch!!!!! Kolofarthos doesn’t it make your eyes water just thinking of milking time 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • #183471

    The Grocer
    Participant
    Oracle

    Very good Kolofarthos……………..

  • #183472

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Big new AB supermarket in Kalamata which has just opened has extra mature cheddar at a reasonable price now! No more waiting for Lidl offers! :mrgreen:

  • #183473

    stabitandsteer
    Participant
    Neophyte

    @KP wrote:

    Big new AB supermarket in Kalamata which has just opened has extra mature cheddar at a reasonable price now! No more waiting for Lidl offers! :mrgreen:

    The AB in ZAnte has a ‘ British specialities ‘ section and if enough people make a request for a certain item they are happy to add new lines to oblige . Time to petition them for your favourites ? :)

  • #183474

    The Grocer
    Participant
    Oracle

    Where KP ??

  • #183475

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    as in ‘where is the new AB’, or ‘where in the new AB is the extra mature cheddar’?

    For the first question, At the bottom end of ‘Aristomenous’ where you hit the junction at the beginning of the railway park, you have to turn right onto ‘Makedonias’ which leads you out of Kalamata onto the new exit….. well just after you’ve turned off Aristomenous onto Makedonias, on the left used to be the big old ‘Atlantic’ supermarket which shut down quite recently…. it’s been done up really well and is now the new AB supermarket and even has a REAL car park of it’s own, with REAL barriers and to get out you pick up a ticket from the checkout when you’re leaving. So the car park always has space and is not full of non-customers parking! :)

    For the second question…. the cheese can be found at……… yes, you guessed it….. The cheese counter! The nice lady will lop off however much you want off the block.

  • #183476

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Good to know the old Atlantic is now an AB, however the car park was never that big – Have they made it bigger ? – we always used to end up parking on the Sprider car park next door. The big AB in the centre also have the mature cheddar, but alas at 9.30 euros a kilo it’s a bit pricey – Shame that the Lidl cheese is only available infrequently as that works at around 7.00 euros a kilo ! The good thing about AB now though is that the one in the centre (don’t know about the ex Atlantic) now sell full racks of marinaded spare ribs…. Life is now complete ! :))

  • #183477

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    @sundodger wrote:

    ……………. The good thing about AB now though is that the one in the centre (don’t know about the ex Atlantic) now sell full racks of marinaded spare ribs…. Life is now complete ! :))

    1) Pork is about the worst meat for you to digest! Especially being an oldie! :roll:
    2) You can marinade your own much cheaper!
    3) Clearly you have a very sad life if this completes it! :mrgreen:

    So, when are we getting together for some BBQ ribs and a dwink or three? Haven’t seen you all summer! :mrgreen:

  • #183478

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    1) You know I have the constitution of a revenous ox
    2) No you can’t actually
    3) You know me only too well
    Summer has been a hectic whirl…. Normallity now reigns however & would be good to catch up – As long as you leave your lap top at home ! :mrgreen:

  • #183479

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Sounds good to me, and yes I’ll leave the laptop at home, as being such a new and pure laptop I wouldn’t want it infected by your network! :mrgreen:

  • #183480

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    Thanks for the AB info KP. Been away for a couple of weeks and haven’t been to AB yet. Is the “old” shop still open as they only recently spent a packet on a refurb ?

    Not having a car park always was a failing with the old shop.

    8)

  • #183481

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Hi Reiver…. the old AB is also still up and running as well. Not sure why they would want 2, but the new one seems much better to us though perhaps the new one doesn’t have so much of the ‘household’ stuff they have upstairs in the old one.

  • #183482

    poppy1
    Participant
    Homeric

    http://www.enet.gr/?i=news.el.article&id=304258
    Revoked butter with salmonella from Carrefour Marinopoulos
    The recall batch of cow’s butter went supermarkets «Carrefour Marinopoulos’, as detected salmonella. According to the announcement of this year, the recall was made by the company itself, after health checks.
    The product marketed under the name “Traditional fresh cow butter CRF”. The recall involves the batch barcode 5204239290545, packs of 250g and expiration dates 23.09.2011 and 08.10.2011.
    In terms of year is in progress the relevant controls. The agency urges consumers who have purchased the product not to eat.

  • #183483

    Ian
    Participant
    Homeric

    @poppy1 wrote:

    The agency urges consumers who have purchased the product not to eat.

    So they’ll starve rather than catch the salmonella? 😕

  • #183484

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    A caveat to be added to the Liddl shopping list…. During todays main shop I noticed that the parmisan listed on the shelf price was 15.99 per kilo but when I looked at the back of the packet itself it was priced at 18.99 per kilo ! I then checked at random along the dairy produce shelves & found discrepancies in several other priced per kilo items reb_popo . In view of this I called over an assistant & made her aware that this is NOT acceptable, she then called over a superviser who added that it was a mistake & the price on the shelf had not been updated – Ha ha ! I advised her that all internet forums between Athens & the Peloponnese would be made aware of this practice & she said I could have my bit of parmesan at the lower price. One small step for mankind therefore! I shall now email Liddl head office in Athens & make a complaint… I have now become a food vigilante :))

  • #183485

    kiwi
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Do what I did sundodge, I said I would report them immediately if they did not give me the item at the corrrect price. THey scuttled. If you report them the fines amount to hundreds of thousands.

    Just say the words…Tha sas katageelo…. That should be enough.

  • #183486

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Four hours later & I’ve already had an email from Lidl expressing regret & advising that the matter is being investigated…. Good customer relations so far – I love the smell of “grass” in the evening ! :))

  • #183487

    geckophile397
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Well done Sunny; remind me to take you with me when I go shopping. Be afraid, shopworkers, be very afraid……. :mrgreen:

  • #183488

    stabitandsteer
    Participant
    Neophyte

    One small step for mankind ???????? Change your user name to Buzz/Neil Moonwalker :-)

  • #183489

    stabitandsteer
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Vigilante ????? What is the Greek for ‘ Do you feel lucky , Punk ‘ ? 😀

  • #183490

    poppy1
    Participant
    Homeric

    Έχετε αισθάνεστε τυχεροί πανκ 😛

  • #183491

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Somehow doesn’t have the same ring to it ! :))

  • #183492

    poppy1
    Participant
    Homeric

    Salmonella in halva
    Recall of the lot after the intervention of EFET
    PUBLICATION: 05/09/2011, 15:34
    LIDL HELLAS ATHENS
    The pathogen Salmonella was detected in halva. This halva with vanilla flavor, the brand name “NAFSIKA” a pack of 400 g, with a lot number L01 222 and minimum durability date 01.12.2013, product produced on behalf of and responsibility «Lidl Hellas», by operation “HAITOGLOU Bros SA”. The organism was detected after tests on products made ​​by the company responsible. Thus, the «Lidl Hellas» went to a recall and withdrawal of the consignment from the internal market, as the product is harmful to public health. The makers of the National Food Authority (EFET) call consumers who have held the above product, not to consume.

  • #183493

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    Just caught up on this thread. All I can say is I have a new hero! Sunnyboy has taken over Grocers mantle…….

  • #183494

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Not taken over… Been trained by ! :mrgreen:
    Also had a second email on this subject from the area manager offering appologies & outlining his personal interest in a follow up & review of training proceedures within his area…. Probably a load of bo**ocks, but at least they do respond & hopefully take note of a valid complaint :))

  • #183495

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    First class British cheese I commend it to the forum :nod:

  • #183496

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    Nice to see that the “sorry for the empty shelves” notices have come down.

    Lidl is doing a very nice Tempranillo at €2,49 a bottle at the moment.

    8)

  • #183497

    the reiver
    Participant
    Oracle

    In the freezer cabinets :- Pheasant, and Argentinian hare. The hare you cook from frozen in its tinfoil container for about 3 hours.

    WARNING :- “these products were killed in the wild, so may contain traces of shot” ic_shock

    They are also advertising Port at around €7 a bottle, but typically not in Kalamata. :roll:

    8)

  • #183498

    Alien
    Participant
    Oracle

    They are not advertising it, or they don’t have any?

    When it is they don’t have any: who beat you to it 😆

  • #183499

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    And as it’s a slow posing day here is the latest from our favorite store ….

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2132366/Food-thought-Budget-mayo-beats-pricey-brands-taste-test.html

  • #183500

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    It was the desciption that made me smile. Read the Greek and decide what it is BEFORE you scroll down.
    head1-CameraZOOM-20120706115114540-003.jpg[/attachment:1qtgh2tt]

  • #183501

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    I am ashamed to say that after all the years that I have been in Greece my Greek is not good, but as far as I can see the shower spray is described as a telephone, am I right ? 😕

  • #183502

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Well I read it & decided it was 11.99 :)) I think you will find that shower heads are normally described as a
    telling bone…. Seems logical to me ! Yeah – I’ve been here too long !!! :))

  • #183503

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    ..and after hardly any time in Greece :( but lots of time trying to learn the language reb_bravo (with not much success! 😳 ) I had come up with a telephone cleaner (literally a telephone shower) and thought it a tad expensive for some little alcohol cleaning pads!

    … but I see it is a different technique altogether reb_popo though I do doubt it’s efficacy! 😆

    However tried this out on Mrs Kolo. Must be a female thing. She got it in one and even said she could see the resemblance between the shower head and a telephone handset (earpiece end I suspect!), so I better bow to a greater imagination! 😉

  • #183504

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Yep, well OK guys whatever, but isn’t it great to see the old Lidl thread resurrected, its been just a tad quiet in our local one of late but one noteworthy addition is the introduction of very mean looking security guards who prowl around the special offer counters giving everyone the evil eye, seems to be having an effect as I have not noticed any torn open empty boxes recently and a marked reduction of dodgy looking characters :)

  • #183505

    yachtmati
    Participant
    Neophyte

    telephono is indeed the common word for shower head here

  • #183506

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    @yachtmati wrote:

    telephono is indeed the common word for shower head here

    Logical, but confusing too. If I return from the pub and announce that I’m going to the bathroom to use the telephone, it’s a fair guess that I’m calling Rolf on the big white one, not showering!

    Furthermore, what did they call showerheads before March 1876 ?

  • #183507

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    Could have been – Κουβας I suppose ? :))

  • #183508

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @yachtmati wrote:

    telephono is indeed the common word for shower head here

    Why?

    @DayGloScooter wrote:

    Furthermore, what did they call showerheads before March 1876 ?

    presumably the date that telephone was invented ? but Wiki says…The ancient Greeks were first peoples to have showers. Their aqueducts and sewage systems made of lead pipes allowed water to be pumped both into and out of large communal shower rooms used by elites and common citizens alike. now thats going back a bit!

    @sundodger wrote:

    Could have been – Κουβας I suppose ? :))

    would have expected that from KP not you Sunnyboy, its just silly 😉

  • #183509

    yachtmati
    Participant
    Neophyte

    plumber humour perhaps?
    seems to be the same in spanish
    DUCHA DE TELEFONO

  • #183510

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    That’s very grand !… Sounds more like a Spanish noblemans title! Please welcome Juan Carlos, Ducha de telefono :))

  • #183511

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    For this message the author sundodger has received thanks: from Dayglow….

    Pah ! don’t encourage him :

  • #183512

    sundodger
    Participant
    Homeric

    …. Please do ! :mrgreen:

  • #183513

    kolofarthos
    Participant
    Homeric

    …’please do’ what?

    But thanks for increasing my Greek vocabulary by 50% Sunnyboy! I had to look that one up (bouquet) in the Oxford Greek Dictionary but those clever clogs cannot pronounce it properly as it sounded more like a receptacle with a handle……………

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.