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English food week at Lidl

Hey guys,

For those of you living close enough to the German border to hop over to do some shopping, thought you may like to know that Lidl are having an English food week commencing thursday 5th June. From the ad I have seen, you are going to be able to buy seriously strong cheddar, battered cod, steak pie, sweet pickle, piccallili and all sorts of other English foods which some of you may have been craving!

Happy shopping!
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Re: English food week at Lidl

Hey thanks for the info. I will have to pop over to see what is on offer.

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Re: English food week at Lidl

Oh, OK, those things are considered food...


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Hey guys,

For those of you living close enough to the German border to hop over to do some shopping, thought you may like to know that Lidl are having an English food week commencing thursday 5th June. From the ad I have seen, you are going to be able to buy seriously strong cheddar, battered cod, steak pie, sweet pickle, piccallili and all sorts of other English foods which some of you may have been craving!

Happy shopping!
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Re: English food week at Lidl

Wow i am so there battered cod steak pies Thankyou
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Wow i am so there battered cod steak pies Thankyou

I'm so curious. Why do they call it battered cod steak. Do they repeatedly hit it?

Oh, or battered as in 'fried in batter'? My bad.
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I'm so curious. Why do they call it battered cod steak. Do they repeatedly hit it?

Oh, or battered as in 'fried in batter'? My bad.
LOL it is battered as in fried batter yes you are bad
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LOL it is battered as in fried batter yes you are bad

At first, I thought it was a nifty way to tenderise meat.
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Re: English food week at Lidl

Ooh, ooh, me gotta go! New stuff to try!

To find the Lidl nearest you north of the border, go here:
http://www.lidl.de/cps/rde/xchg/lidl....xsl/11623.htm
Closest to Zürich would be Waldshut-Tiengen (actually located in Tiengen):
http://www.viamichelin.co.uk/viamich...0&y=0&ie=UTF-8
Lauchringen also has a Lidl but isn't marked as having English week

The full Monty to get you drooling:
http://www.lidl.de/cps/rde/xchg/lidl...tail=extensive

Enjoy!
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Re: English food week at Lidl

Is it safe for Americans to consume this stuff as well..?
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Is it safe for Americans to consume this stuff as well..?
No. Americans might ask why the cheddar is not orange in colour, send the battered cod to a shelter, ask why the steak in the pie is in such small pieces, ask what's a picalilli (yeah, whazzat?!), ask why the pickle is not sour, etc.
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Re: English food week at Lidl

For those of you who may not have purchased from Lidl before, I can vouch for the quality. I regularly shop there. In the UK, they have a bit of a bad reputation because their stuff is so cheap. I think it is a bit of the 'You get what you pay for' mentality. i.e. Marks & Spencer is more expensive so it must be better.

There are very few items that I would not purchase a second time. The only thing that immediately springs to mind is their own brand equivalent to Weetabix. I found them rather solid and somewhat like wood shavings.

Their wines are definitely worth a try. I particularly like their Californian Syrah and Zinfandel. Happy shopping.

p.s. I have no connection with Lidl in any way - just passing on my experiences.
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Re: English food week at Lidl

There was a Frugal living article in today's independent newspaper, which wrote this on the wines from Lidl...

"It is worth braving the queue at Lidl for the wine bargains. Lidl's brut champagne, grandly called Comte de Brismand, is acceptable fizz for £9.99, but you would be better off paying the extra for Bisinger premier cru at £13.99. If you ignore the gaudy label, it is the equal of posh bubbly costing twice as much. But the best buy at Lidl is Marca Trevigiana prosecco, perfect picnic wine at £3.69 a bottle."

So anyone going, do look out for a bargain tipple!
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Re: English food week at Lidl

I don't wish to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I wonder how authentic these so called English products are since they all fall under the Lidl-Haverwood brand name.

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I'm so curious. Why do they call it battered cod steak. Do they repeatedly hit it?

Oh, or battered as in 'fried in batter'? My bad.
I heard the comment in on movie ''51st State''.... what did they do to the poor fish ... did they batter it to death?...''
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Re: English food week at Lidl

Cheddar Cheese with Pickles....?!?!

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Re: English food week at Lidl

There is a Lidl in Aberdeen opposite a friends flat and I went in there one time and their Scotch Eggs had "made in London" stamped on them.
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Cheddar Cheese with Pickles....?!?!


No no no Cheddar cheese , and pickle are 2 different things they both go into a sandwhich together and taste yummy. You will have to come over to my place, and i will make you 1, or if you think that is puke then i will fire up the bbq and grill some cats, oops sorry cough cough meat
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I don't wish to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I wonder how authentic these so called English products are.
It is very probable that they are German produced products in an English style. Hatherwood is not a separate company, but is a trademark of Lidl.

I doubt if you would find genuine English products in Switzerland for similar prices.
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It is very probable that they are German produced products in an English style. Hatherwood is not a separate company, but is a trademark of Lidl.

I doubt if you would find genuine English products in Switzerland for similar prices.

**** and i got all excited for nothing
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**** and i got all excited for nothing
Don't abandon hope. It is also possible that they were produced in the UK specilly for Lidl.
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