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Martin’s Tasted Lidl’s Western Gold Bourbon Whiskey

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By Martin Isark
Is it worth grabbing a bottle of  Western Gold 6 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey from Lidl’s booze shelves?  Read more

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Tasted: Drink from Aldi

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By Martin Isark
When I wrote the Supermarket Own Brand Guide in 2005, I found that Aldi had some outstanding products in their: dairy, cold meat, cereal, confectionery, biscuit and snack sections –  and at very cheap prices too! Their Drink? Drinkable… just!

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Tasted: Laschinger Smoked Salmon

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By Savvy-shopper Anne.
The middle classes and now University students have found Lidl, my local one was packed with our Uni’s latest intake. Yes… prudently stocking up with this week’s bargains! So be forewarned savvy-shoppers, you’ll now have to get to Lidl’s shelves before the students, if want their best offers. I had to be very very quick to grab the last pack of their Laschinger smoked salmon.

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Tasted: Lidl Milbona Greek Style Yogurt

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By Savvy-shopper Anne.
Use Greek style yogurt? Then this big tub of Lidl’s Milbona Greek Style natural yogurt is an absolute steal.  Already bought a tub?  I mix it with my morning muesli.  Read more

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Tasted: Geeta’s Lime and Chilli Chutney

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By Veggie Tom
Sweet, sour, spicy and totally delicious – this is a masterclass in chutney making.

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Reviewed: Italiamo Arborio Risotto Rice

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By Savvy-shopper Anne.
Italiamo Arborio Risotto Rice? Most shoppers won’t have heard of the ‘Italiamo’ brand. Why? It is one of LIDL’s many made-up names that they put on their own-label products to give them the look and feel of brand rather than a supermarket own brand! But who cares?  I don’t! To me, Arborio rice is Arborio rice – the name on the packet has no relevance at all – it is all about the price! And… at  £1.50 for 1Kg – makes this risotto rice a must buy for the savvy-shopper!

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Martin Isark says University students should be fridge savvy and they’ll have more money to spend on boo…

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By Martin Isark
Are you’re one of the many University students that will be catering for yourself this year?  Be smart and check out the below on how to be fridge savvy – and you’ll all have more money to spend on boo… Books of course! Read more

Can I Eat It iPhone App lets you know what is in the Marks & Spencer 2009 Saint Roman, White Burgundy, France with a barcode scanner app

An extra sip in the right direction for UK drinkers

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Chancellor George Osborne has listened to the drink industry, and cancelled alcohol duty rises and cut beer by 1p a pint, an extra sip in the right direction for UK drinkers. Unfortunately Chancellor,  this won’t be enough to stop the duty-free booze-cruisers or to fill our empty pubs, you’ll need to slash duty far more than mere sip if you want to do that! Read more

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UK’s Top Ten Supermarkets: How They Rate

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At Number 1 is Waitrose.
Score: 9.5 /10
Price v Value for Money: Waitrose’s own label prices for weekly staples (sliced bread, butter, milk…) are very competitive and often as not will be at a similar level to ones at Sainsbury’s & Tesco. But stray away to the more enticing products at your cost! Read more

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Can I Eat It? UK iPhone App is ready to help the ‘next generation’ of Olympians

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The Olympics are over, but Lord Coe – wants families to take advantage of the legacy left by London 2012.  If you would like your family to be part of the ‘Olympic gold haul in Rio and beyond, you may find your shopping list, for your weekly Usain Bolt-like trolley-dash, requires a bit of a tweak!  The below may help a little with this lifestyle change.

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