Aldi and Lidl slash the price of Christmas vegetables to 19p as price war kicks off – The Mirror

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Vegetables that have been reduced at both Aldi and Lidl include carrots, potatoes, cabbage, brussels sprouts and swede. Both supermarkets compete each year to have the cheapest greens
Aldi and Lidl have kicked off the supermarket Christmas food price war by slashing the price of veggies to just 19p.
Those who shop at Aldi will find discounted carrots (1kg), white potatoes (2kg), parsnips (500g), red and white cabbages, brussels sprouts (500g) and swede.
Lidl has a similar selection of reduced vegetables – but instead of a 2kg bag of white potatoes, it is offering a 1.5kg of mini potatoes.
The supermarket also has shallots on offer, instead of swede. You can see the full selection below.
As each store is offering six reduced vegetables, that means families will only spend £1.15 each if they buy one bag of each for their Christmas dinner.
The cut-price veggies will be available in both Aldi and Lidl stores from December 16, while stocks last.
Sadly, you can't order food for delivery from either supermarket, although Aldi does allow you to click and collect in some stores.
It isn’t uncommon for supermarkets to slash the price of veggies in the run-up to Christmas.
Aldi was the first discounter to reduce its Christmas vegetables to 19p last year, with Lidl also following suit.
It's safe to say these are the cheapest vegetables right now – but that doesn't mean prices would be lowered even further in the run-up to Christmas.
For example, a 2.5kg bag of white potatoes cost 91p from Asda and Tesco, while a bag of carrots is 40p from Tesco.
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In the past, we've seen some stores giving away veggies for free on Christmas Eve – so it may pay to hold off a bit longer.
However, you do risk not having any vegetables in at all if you do leave it to the last minute – and your local supermarket may not be giving away free goods.
In previous years, several Asda stores across the country were reported to have given away big boxes of vegetables on December 24.
If you're thinking of stocking up now, make sure your vegetables can either be frozen or will last until Christmas Day.
If you're not having a small gathering, you may also be able to save cash by buying loose vegetables.
But just remember to bring a bag as shops including Asda have scrapped free plastic bags for veg.
Martin Kottbauer, Chief Commercial Officer at Lidl GB, said: “This year, like always, we want to help our shoppers enjoy the highest quality produce for the best value.
“As we look forward to delivering a brilliant Christmas for our customers, they can rely on the fact we won’t be beaten on price.”
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