Lidl and Aldi are great for the basics but they lack some of the brands we really want.
Lately I’ve noticed the ranges growing in Lidl and, to a lesser extent, at Aldi. Lidl now stocks Aquafresh Toothpaste, the Natural Confectionary Company sweets, Tayto crisps, and a selection of Cadbury’s chocolate. Notably, these mainstream brands cost roughly the same in Lidl as in the other major supermarkets.
But some of the own-brand products at Lidl and Aldi are better than what you’ll find elsewhere. Lidl’s Organic Yogurts are just 49c each; they’re at least 15c than most Yoplait yogurts of similar size. The cherry yogurts are particularly good.
The best product at Lidl, however, is the incomparable Solevita Multi-vitamin 12 Fruchtsaft drink cartons. They’re 0.25L each, come with a straw, and are perfect for a lunchbox. I normally revile concentrated fruit juice but these are incredible and very healthy. We call them “Stare Juice” because you tend to stare into the distance, trance-like, as you sip the sweet nectar.
What are your favourite own brand products at Lidl and Aldi?