Anyone find their chicken always stinks when you open it, even of its not close to expiring. Always a bit wary eating it.
Yes, thats why i stopped buying it! Any meat i ever bought from them would always be gone off within 2 days and well before the use by date.
Not sure if its something to do with how they are transporting it or storing it, but i dont buy any meat there anymore.
I've found that with Tesco steak, looked fine on top, but as soon as you opened it it stunk, they day the underneath of the steak I bought that day was green, was the day I stopped buying meat in there.
Now we get ours in the local butchers or local supermarket who both source locally.
I'm funny with meat so have never bought it in Aldi/lidl. Often when in there though, I'd notice meats/frozen produce sitting in the aisles wanting to be stacked away- which would put me off it even more so.
I find their steak really nice, much nicer than Dunnes. But again, I'd cook it quite quickly because I find it goes off within a few days. But the chicken is gank, definitely wont be buying it again, the chicken you'd buy in Dunnes or Tesco does not smell like that when opened.
Really?! I have never bought chicken in Aldi - have only just switched to Aldi from Lidl recently. The Lidl chicken was perfect. Is it just the chicken really to be avoided?
Not at all- buy their free range chicken and dry age steaks all the time
i use the Aldi chicken thighs and drumsticks all the time, and have to say I have never got a smell off them..
But now this thread has made me paranoid! and its Chicken Casserole tonight.... chicken will be getting a good sniffin' beforehand!!
[quote="mrs mammy":1kx850a0]Anyone find their chicken always stinks when you open it, even of its not close to expiring. Always a bit wary eating it.[/quote:1kx850a0]
Yes!! I thought it was me being paranoid.
I have stopped buying chicken in there since last year when I was wandering around chicken breasts in hand (no two euro coin for trolley) and I was picking up a few extra bits and it leaked all over my wool coat. The smell was noxious...I mean I was standing in the queue wondering where the pong was coming from. I live in the country and I was expecting the usual smelly old man to be behind me.
just think I have become more aware of what we eat since becoming a mum,
Gosh I would be very wary if there was a smell off the meat, just know with fish - fresh fish does not smell of fish. Not a big meat eat, practically vegetarian, so is my little boy, mind you we love fish, yet I would be slow to buy meat off the supermarket shelve for hubby, I feel there is so much processing involved to make it to the shelve.
When I buy it for hubbie I always get it in local butchers, and no, contrary to what most of us think, its not dearer and you are buying a much better quality meat.
Honestly the deals they have, are amazing - way cheaper that even Aldi/Lidl
and the majority of the meats are locally sourced,
What I got last Sat & freezed most of it - 5 chicken breast + 5 spicy marinated chops €9.99, 2lbs of steak mince - very good quality €7.99,
My husband reckons the difference in taste is unreal, and way better value, I wish our education system would teach children from an early age the concept of healthy eating, and to create awareness of where our food is sourced.
Getting a bit carried away here,