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|>>|| No. 436938
I think shopping at Lidl and Aldi is the ultimate intelligence test.
Anyone who uses the packing station behind the checkouts has instantly lost.
|>>|| No. 436939
When they first opened our first Lidl, there was a rumour that the till staff were paid a bonus relative to their average item scan speed. The rumour must have been true because many of the till jockeys would launch your shopping through the scanner and into your trolley with no heed to the items resulting condition. You really didn't have time to pack, even if your IQ was 140.
These days it's a fair bit more chill. I tend to pack as the items are coming through; if i get behind I'll dump it in the trolley, pay, then continue packing at the 'packing station' while comfortable watching the traffic in and out. No sense doing it in a rush and breaking your battery farmed eggs.
Do you remember the kerfuffle when we found out they charged for plastic bags? Outrageous!
|>>|| No. 436944
The correct Alidldi procedure is to keep bags in your car, then put everything straight into the trolley, take it to your car and pack it into the boot.
|>>|| No. 436969
The other day in Lidl the guy in front of me got to near half his shopping scanned, left to go search for something else, come back, didn't pack anything, was asked to pay, then started rifling through a big wad of notes, then started packing then said actually can I get a bag before being told they were under the side of the conveyor belt.
Definitely his first time.
|>>|| No. 436970
Why would you take a trolley if you're walking? Take a handbasket so you know the weight of what you'll be carrying.
|>>|| No. 437033
I shop at Aldi all the time and you do see a lot of mental midgets in there.
- The ones that try to pack everything at the till and do so extremely slowly. holding everyone else up like the selfish cunts they are.
- The ones that leave because they've forgotten something, and take fucking ages to find whatever they're lacking
- The ones that stand and read through each item on their receipt at the till to make sure it wasn't scanned twice
- The ones that try to strike up a full blown convo with the cashier.
- The one who huffs that a specialbuy from 3 weeks ago is no longer available and asks the cashier to check in the back
It's gotten to the point now where I go shopping at 9:00pm just to avoid the brunt of the brain donors and ol'juns.
|>>|| No. 437034
I don't understand, where the fuck are you meant to pack the things you've just purchased?
|>>|| No. 437035
That 4 1/2 foot tall shelf at the back with empty cardboard boxes on it and a battery bin at one end.
|>>|| No. 437042
>The ones that stand and read through each item on their receipt at the till to make sure it wasn't scanned twice
To be fair there's been at least a couple of occasions where I've been to Aldi and they've scanned the same item twice.
Big Brain move 1: plot out the order to put your shopping in the conveyor, have your bags open in your trolley ready and put them straight into them. You will need to have large rectangular bags, like the Sainsburys bags for life ones.
Big Brain move 2: leave the bags in the car and do the packing in the boot.
|>>|| No. 437048
Regardless of other shoppers and any other problems I really can't fault Lidl.
Their fruit and veg could be a bit better quality but when you get what you'd pay 30 quid for in Tesco and they say 'that's £10.25 please' you'd take anything.
I find Aldi to be both poor quality and a bit grim inside, not sure why it's so popular when Lidl always exists nearby and is clean, bright and welcoming (and their baked goods are pretty tasty too).
|>>|| No. 437049
You have to really examine fresh produce from Lidl and Aldi to ensure it hasn't gone off or is on the turn. From what I can recall the difference is because other supermarkets tend to use produce treated with preservatives or forced to ripen en route whereas with Lidl and Aldi it tends to have been recently picked. In that sense, what you get from those two is a lot closer to what you'd get from a farmers' market.
|>>|| No. 437050
I can attest this is also true in das Vaterland. The parent company of Lidl owns a chain called Kaufland, which was dingy and had really narrow aisles last time I was in one, and as you might've guessed, pushed bigger German brands. Honestly? I don't know if it was because I shopped at a Lidl in the UK before going to Germany, but I still preferred a lot of the Lidl own brands over there to the bigger name brands. The price differential is pretty much the same too.
|>>|| No. 437051
I do prefer Lidl but the Aldis round ours are all new builds and are quite nice inside.
Lidl is still better though, especially if you like euro foods. You can't even buy fucking sauerkraut in Aldi, it's ridiculous. And the self check out at Lidl was a game changer.
|>>|| No. 437078
I went to a large, two-story supermarket called Real once when I was in Berlin. Which is apparently another big chain there. They seemed to have everything from fruit and veg to bicycle tyres and budget refrigerators. I do remember getting a claustrophobic feel from the place as well. Just pretty crammed.
Wal-Mart with its signature wide aisles actually failed in Germany. But I think that was down to an incompatibility of their business culture with German labour laws.
|>>|| No. 437084
Narrow aisles seem to be a thing over there except in the Lidls, or it might just be the choice of light colours and having loads of windows on one side. I never went to a Real. Going into a Rewe gave me serious Makro/Booker's vibes as far as the layout, shelves that seemed to reach for the ceiling went, but again with the really narrow aisles.
I think it might've been because I was in the far East of the country and people there were generally more used to using state/co-op corner shops and things hadn't changed much in the intervening 20 odd years since the tragic event.
|>>|| No. 437085
Yeah, shite dough scraps coated in shite powdered sugar slurry definitely beat out proper yeasted doughnuts. Fuck right off.
|>>|| No. 437087
This is the angriest I've ever seen anyone get about pastries, are you fatfetishlads girlfriend?
Also the yum yum is a laminated dough similar to a cronut, which is just as, if not more labour intensive than a risen doughnut, so you don't even know what you're on about.
|>>|| No. 437089
Yum yums practically are doughnuts, what are you even arguing about.
|>>|| No. 437092
Yum yums are doughnuts but with greater consideration to not being messy while you eat them. Therefore they are better.
|>>|| No. 437094
I refuse to eat anything called a "yum yum", I'm not a child I'm a man-child, learn the difference.
|>>|| No. 437099
My local Lidl had what they sold as "German-style Berliners" once. They're essentially doughnuts that are missing the hole. And they've got a blob of jam inside them.
They only had them frozen in boxes of ten, complete with some faux sounding German brand name. I'm not sure where they were made.
But the "fresh" actual donuts they sell in Lidl usually come frozen as well. Sometimes when you go to Lidl early in the morning, they're still frozen on the shelf and then when you bite into one, it's still rock solid and ice cold.
|>>|| No. 437100
>They're essentially doughnuts that are missing the hole. And they've got a blob of jam inside them.
So they're jam doughnuts then?
|>>|| No. 437104
Basically, although berliners would traditionally have a richer, eggier dough akin to brioche.
|>>|| No. 437105
>But the "fresh" actual donuts they sell in Lidl usually come frozen as well. Sometimes when you go to Lidl early in the morning, they're still frozen on the shelf and then when you bite into one, it's still rock solid and ice cold.
I think it depends entirely upon the site. I worked at a Tesco with a full bakery but I know another store used to get them in parbaked and would just heat them up; they used to have a few complaints from customers who bought bread that was still frozen inside.
|>>|| No. 437115
I find that Morrison's doughnuts take a bit more care when you eat them as if you don't bite into the hole first they'll leak sticky jam all over the place. For that reason alone I prefer Sainsbury's for their greater utility even if the sugar isn't nearly powdery enough. I'm surprised I have such opinions on this considering a pack of doughnuts won't last 5 minutes from me getting in the door.
Anyway, price alone answers the yum-yum v doughnut debate:
If you look at it from the cheap industrial section you're paying 20% more for less product with yum-yums.
If cost efficiency doesn't matter then you could pick up a Belgian bun or something dead fancy from the counter.
Anyone who argues with this is just looking for a cunt-off and probably buys cookies anyway.
|>>|| No. 437127
Custard doughnuts are nice, but would you believe that there are actually some sick fucks out there who prefer custard doughnuts to jam doughnuts?
|>>|| No. 437129
>If you look at it from the cheap industrial section you're paying 20% more for less product with yum-yums.
THE DOUGH IS LAMINATED THAT TAKES LONGER TO DO AND IS MORE LABOUR OR MANIFACTURE INTENSIVE WHY THE FUCK WON'T YOU PEOPLE LISTEN?
|>>|| No. 437152
I hear there are some of
us them who even dislike jam doughnuts altogether but do love the custard ones.
|>>|| No. 437155
How is that even possible? Custard doughnuts remind me of watching an abscess being popped at the vets.
|>>|| No. 437218
My girlfriend said today, apropos of nothing, that she'd read a tip online that you should pack your Lidl shopping at your car rather than using the packing shelf. That means she's either been snooping on me here or the scheme to recruit new posters here has spread to posting shit on Facey.
|>>|| No. 437219
My main concern is jigjogs waiting for dem KFC. Even peeople that aren't jigjog are wanting KFC,
(A good day to you Sir!)
|>>|| No. 437222
I've never gone for a jog in my life and I'd kill for some KFC. Perhaps these two things are related.
|>>|| No. 437223
That's very worrying, she's definitely bugged you. I hope she doesn't find all those posts about you wanting to piss in her arse.
I noticed my Aldi selling these trolley bag things - they're a tenner and I assume designed so you can pack your backs directly at the till as they're launched at you by the checkout person, but I feel like that might cause some bottleneck issues. They may have shot themselves in the foot here.
|>>|| No. 437230
I don't think that's actually a put down on KFC. Nandos is just fast food with extra steps, for people who want to pretend they're fancy restaurant eating types but aren't adventurous enough for somewhere like Wagamama.
|>>|| No. 437410
>- The ones that try to pack everything at the till and do so extremely slowly. holding everyone else up like the selfish cunts they are.
This irritates me whenever it happens, it's worse that the checkout instructions are on a massive fucking banner behind them and the checkout is designed so that you do not have room to pack properly yet you have these literal brainlets are so ignorant that they completely ignore it and take 3-4 minutes.
You can see the checkout person calling them a cunt with their eyes staring at them, unable to say anything. The one time I told one of these mouth breathers trying to pack a literal full trolleys worth of shopping into bags that the instructions were behind them they looked up at it and then kept doing what they were doing. Ignorant, selfish cunts.
|>>|| No. 437416
Nandos getting a lot of hate consistently, why?
It's no fine dining but if you want something where you know you don't need to book, know you can turn up casually, quickly run off when you're done because you've already paid and want some relatively tasty chicken with a selection of easy going sides I don't see the problem to the extent everybody else does.
Yes there are lots of teenagers in there eating on first dates but it probably suits their budget and level fo relaxation.
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