as Lidl dont cater for local taste
Mind what you're saying, xxxxUK, in my view Lidl is the best thing that's happened on the UK retail scene in years. I only go to Tesco to buy their aspirin at 32p. Unfortunately, owing to stupid Government regulations BOGOF is not available and I can't fill my boots. Toothbrushes are excellent value at 20p for 2 and some of the everyday unbranded lines are good, but generally Tesco is an expensive shop with surprisingly limited choice for the size of the stores. The shopping experience there is rather like being turned over by a Mayfair hooker.
Nescafe is an astonishing price in all shops in the UK and I have no idea why people buy it. It is infinitely more expensive than real coffee.
The truth seems to be that British people are frightened of buying brands they do not know.
Queen Margot Scotch in Lidl at £7.30 is as smooth a blend as you can get, ground coffee is about £1.60 for a couple of hundred of those Continental thingummies, ham is superb and cheap, tinned soups at 35p are excellent value, Camembert is 80p, yoghourt is very cheap, beer 50p a can, the fruit and meat are much more plentiful than they used to be and feature local produce. Porridge is only 35p. I bought a 28" colour TV there a good few years ago for £170, still going strong though there is not much worth watching, saw the same make in my hotel in BG as a matter of interest.
I just hope that the indigenous population carry on patronising Tesco and don't in any circumstances bring their check-out queues to Lidl.
I expect you have to go to Inverness to shop or do you have an account at a local licensed grocer? The mutton pies up there are good in my experience. I have to admit that Tesco do sell oatcakes at a price getting on for a quid, but I'd rather make them from Lidl oats and keep my money firmly in my sporran.
Lidl doesn't want to track my every move either.