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Aldi Meat

On 13 Sep 2013 at 9:52pm sweeney wrote:
Bought two sirloin straks from Aldi today - one was fine the other was very red and looked a different texture.
Cooked them both - the red one was covered in froth and smelt a bit different - sort of gamey.
End product was still a bit red and tasted horrible.
Anyone know what the problem might have been? Both were in date!
On 13 Sep 2013 at 10:03pm Moo wrote:
Different cows taste different.
On 13 Sep 2013 at 10:04pm Forester Fred wrote:
The red one was Venison ?
On 13 Sep 2013 at 10:06pm sweenet wrote:
Trust me, |I've eaten a few cows in my time - this wasn't different, it was gross.
On 13 Sep 2013 at 10:08pm A person wrote:
If it's vacuum packed so that it has a longer shelf/fridge life the seal can sometimes be breached and it allows the meat to go off. If you've still got the remnants you should take it back - they should replace it and say they're very sorry. I've had exactly the same thing happen with Sainsburys meat, so it's not limited to Aldi!
On 13 Sep 2013 at 10:14pm Pass the Straks wrote:
Oh come on Gov I'm telling ya it was all red blotchy when it arrived!
Come on Jack the game's up.
On 13 Sep 2013 at 10:37pm a.christie wrote:
3 year warranty on most things at Aldi.Take it back and get a refund.Don`t try it with veal or lamb though ha ha.
On 14 Sep 2013 at 9:41am Outintheeastates wrote:
It was rotten mate , the original sirloin packaging was compromised . Take it back
On 14 Sep 2013 at 11:44am Knoxon Cutts wrote:
Go to a proper butcher,you can smell it when you buy it and you can talk to him.Hav'n't you seen those articles in the press about how suppliers repack meat with a new date?
On 15 Sep 2013 at 11:04am sweeney wrote:
24 hours later my guts were in bits - perhaps the two incidents were related?
Never buying steak there again but their fruit and veg are great!
Meantime I await a call back from their customer services.

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On 15 Sep 2013 at 12:26pm Hubert wrote:
Aldi the only things worth buying are milk, bread and eggs, enough said!
On 15 Sep 2013 at 1:57pm Aldi fan wrote:
Off you trot then, Hubert, and take your prejudices with you: one less eejit to block the aisles. Which? members clearly disagree with you enough to have voted it best supermarket two years running.
On 15 Sep 2013 at 2:28pm Hubert wrote:
AS i said enough said Aldi fan, what part of the population ? lol
On 15 Sep 2013 at 2:36pm Speaker of the people wrote:
There are better quality supermarkets in the neighbourhood, the consumer has the choice which we require in Lewes Aldi Fan time for you to JOG ON !!!
On 15 Sep 2013 at 3:28pm Deelite 2 wrote:
Try making a shepherds pie with supermarket mince. You have to add ots of other stuff (bisto, beef oxo cubes, worcester sauce etc) to get anywhere close to a nice dark meaty gravy. Not so with mince from a decent butchers. It's a bit like chalk and cheese.
On 15 Sep 2013 at 3:48pm belladonna wrote:
We've tried all the butchers locally and farm shops and supermarkets.
Our top meat choices are:
Middle Farm lamb and mint (expensive)
Aldi lamb and mint
Aldi premium pork sausage
Aldi free range chicken
Isfield local shop - excellent beef burgers
Offham farm shop - great beef and pork sausages
Beef chunks from Aldi - great for stews and pies.
We find Waitrose meat expensive and of an average standard
We find Sainsbury meat less expensive but also average
We can't afford to buy Sirloin.

On 15 Sep 2013 at 7:45pm max wrote:
Aldi is one goddamn awful shop. Full of substandard copies of known brands and other tat. It is hopelessly understaffed too and takes ages to get out of.
On 15 Sep 2013 at 8:54pm Mr Carnivorous wrote:
Whaaat? Offham beef and sausages are great but so too is their lamb and pork. The lamb Barnsley chops especially are sublime.
On 16 Sep 2013 at 8:54am Hubert wrote:
Totally agree!!
Max said:
Aldi is one goddamn awful shop. Full of substandard copies of known brands and other tat. It is hopelessly understaffed too and takes ages to get out of.

On 16 Sep 2013 at 9:56am Sjep76 wrote:
Aldi nappies are the best nappies I have ever used, much better than Pampers, Boots or Tesco brands!!!!
On 16 Sep 2013 at 7:16pm Fruddy wrote:
Should'nt you have stopped wearing them by now?
On 16 Sep 2013 at 8:59pm Catgut wrote:
Aldi is shocking, made for the poor.
On 16 Sep 2013 at 9:18pm aldi snob - not wrote:
Get over yourselves - Aldi is good for the basics - I'm not poor but I shop there for that very reason. Posh stuff from Waitrose and beer from Tesco.

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On 16 Sep 2013 at 10:27pm Shopper wrote:
Aldi free range chicken,Gavi Italian wine,Mature cheddar all excellent.
On 18 Sep 2013 at 4:53pm Lidl wrote:
I much prefer shopping in Aldi to Tesco. The aisles are wider so the 9 out of 10 shoppers you seem to get in Lewes these days who are clinically obese don't block up the whole row when they stop to take twenty minutes to decide which biscuits to buy (Before buying all of them). It's generally quieter, they don't try to re-stock during the absolute busiest hours and when they are re-stocking, the staff actually move out the way if you're trying to get at something behind their trolley. Also they don't have "special offers" where they're actually putting the price up (Tesco double the price of their stuff for a week then take 25% off and call it a special offer, assuming nobody remembers it was cheaper than the offer price two weeks earlier), their fresh produce is great and much cheaper than Tesco, our cats prefer Aldi cat food, the range of German sausage and so forth is a nice change to the homoginised nonsense in Tesco and the checkout staff are twice as fast!

I tend to buy all my meat from Riverside but I'd only ever go into Tesco for things Aldi don't stock.

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