My Lidl Heroes vs Tesco a Comparison Shop

Lidl has opened just up the road from us. It makes me happy to see the brand new shiny building that has been cleverly designed to recede into the lay of the land. I could walk to Lidl if I wanted, but I dont because of carrying heavy bags back home.

(By the way lets get this straight from the beginning, this post is not sponsored, I love Lidl)

My Lidl Heroes vs Tesco a Comparison Shop


Lidl vs Tesco

For the last 12 years the only local supermarket we had with free and adequate parking was Tesco. I feel that they were able to hold us to ransom with their poor fruit and veg quality and high prices. The special offers in store were never in stock and most of the staff were grumpy. The next big store was over half an hour’s drive away. With a growing son and trying to fit in shopping with school pick ups and drop offs before work you can perhaps understand why we put up with it?

No More, so eat your heart out Tesco, Lidl has landed and I’m only ever coming back to you to buy Twinings tea because Lidl dont sell it. Take that!

My Lidl Heroes vs Tesco a Comparison Shop

On my list

I had an idea whilst writing a very basic shopping list today. To compare prices for these very basic items that we get through quite quickly. Then I thought you might like to see the results too?

  1. Washing up liquid: although we mainly use the dishwasher, this is for the sponge brush ‘thingy’ you fill its handle with washing up liquid, it’s great for cleaning roasting pans that are too big for the dishwasher. Nothing fancy needed here.
  2. Shower Gel: for my teenage son and step son (they get through so much of this stuff?)
  3. Anti Dandruff Shampoo: see above.
  4. Nurofen: for the medicine box
  5. Fresh Flowers: for me!
  6. Toothpaste: we are not fussy.
  7. Nutella: Again for the boys, my son puts this in his porridge in the mornings and on toast for snacks.


“…eat your heart out Tesco, Lidl has landed and I’m only ever coming back to you to buy Twinings Tea, because Lidl dont sell it.”

 My Lidl buys

 My Lidl Heroes vs Tesco a Comparison shop


All Lidl Brand products:

  1. Washing up liquid 500ml :  75p
  2. lime shower gel 250ml: 65p
  3. Anti dandruff Shampoo 300ml : 59p
  4. Ibuprofen 16 tablets: 25p
  5. 6 Fresh English Gladioli stems: £1.60
  6.  Toothpaste 125ml: 55p
  7. Chocolate Hazelnut spread £1.19

Total: spend Lidl £5.38


My Tesco Buys

I did not actually buy the tesco items I browsed on line to compare…

My Lidl Heroes vs Tesco a Comparison shop

All tesco own brands apart from shower gel Tesco did not make equivalent.

  1. Washing up liquid 450ml: 70p
  2. Lime shower gel 250ml: £1.00 (couldn’t find a tesco’s own version)
  3. Tesco anti dandruff shampoo 300ml: £1.00
  4. Ibuprofen 16 tablets: 35p
  5. Equivalent bouquet flowers 3.00 (seen on sale in local store today, no gladioli available)
  6. Tesco freshmint toothpaste 100ml 50p
  7. tesco hazelnut choc spread 400g: £1.50

Total Tesco spend £8.05

In conclusion I only saved £2.67 but lidl also had more volume than tesco on some products, so appeared cheaper. I would say the quality is negligible and if the boys are happy then so am I !

I used to be a snob about cut price supermarkets, a fact that no longer applies! Do you like lidl or Aldi? i must find an Aldi and take a look are they similar?

Plus I can’t wait to see Heidi Klums collection for Lidl!

How are you coping with kids and the summer holidays have you entertained them with a Patio picnic yet?

bestest wishes to you and yours


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  1. 28/08/2017 / 16:49

    I grew up with Lidl so it feels natural to me. Have you checked the seasonal food corner? Sometimes a hit or miss, but you won’t find those products anywhere else. And their revamped flower section always helps (blogging props) 🙂

    • 29/08/2017 / 22:00

      Hi Juan,
      I’m loving the flowers such good value too! My sunflowers (all 5 of them) lasted 3 weeks and only cost £3
      Thanks for the tip re seasonal produce will check it out.
      best Ashley

  2. Justine Davis
    26/08/2017 / 16:28

    Aldi do a great luxury hand wash under the name of Abbott and Broome for 95p – it was featured on TV recently as in a blind test it scored higher than Molton Brown. I also recommend both Lidll and Aldi for olive oil and extra virgin rapeseed oil xx

    • 26/08/2017 / 19:37

      Thank you so much I love suggestions like these and am adding them all to my ‘need’ shopping list !
      Ashley x

  3. 25/08/2017 / 10:15

    I used to shop at Sainsburys but when they started charging £1.50 for a cauli, I saw red. Ever since, I have been shopping at Aldi and now would not shop anywhere else. It doesn’t take me over an hour to get around the shop, (I don’t need to choose from 25 brands of product, two is fine) the fruit and veg is good quality and cheap and so is everything else I have bought there. Their flowers are great value! I really can’t praise it enough. The only thing I don’t buy there is meat, not because I think it is substandard, but because I like to support my village butcher.

    • 25/08/2017 / 11:02

      This sounds so familiar! I agree with everything you say. I love sainsbury’s for clothes too, but now that Lidl are launching the Heidi Klum range no need to go back at all?
      Ashley xx

      • 25/08/2017 / 20:33

        Yes, I use their serum too, it’s brilliant and won an award. (Which or Good Housekeeping I think)

  4. 25/08/2017 / 10:11

    I’m a Lidl and Aldi convert too! When you find an Aldi, check out the face creams, I swear by their multi- intensive serum!

    • 25/08/2017 / 11:00

      OOh thank you Vicky I certainly will, I do love a good skin care tip. I am popping it on my list of things to check out next.
      Ashley x

  5. 25/08/2017 / 07:57

    I love Lidl and we have one at the end of our town – was always a sainsbury’s shopper but less so nowadays . Just been in Norfolk on holiday, must recommend the town of East Dereham where Lidl, Aldi and Tesco are all sited at the SAME roundabout. Certainly makes comparison shopping easier.

    • 25/08/2017 / 10:59

      Wow Angela, that would be a good site indeed for comparison shopping (I must admit the subject is obsessing me recently) I fancy starting a ‘savings jar’ with the money i didn’t spend, then counting it out at the end of the month?
      Ashley xx

  6. 25/08/2017 / 06:48

    Imagine if it was a weeks shopping? I’m sure the savings would be even greater. I like to shop at Aldi’s when I can get there. My Lidl And Aldi are too far away xx

    • 25/08/2017 / 10:56

      Thats true or even a months? Our nearest used to be a good 3/4 hours drive, so you can imagine how excited i was to have one on my doorstop!
      Ash x