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RIP Lidl High Protein Rolls

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Pink_Minx, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. LidiaS

    LidiaS Family member · Member

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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a post truth World now. Doesn't matter if something it true or not these days.
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Not every Waitrose sells Livlife, only the bigger stores. There are 3 near me which don't stock it.
     
  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Waitrose seems to be a southern thing. Maybe they think we are poor peasants up north that can't afford their prices.
     
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    Sue192 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    QUOTE="Bluetit1802, post: 1743759, member: 94045"]Waitrose seems to be a southern thing. Maybe they think we are poor peasants up north that can't afford their prices.[/QUOTE]
    We're poor peasants here too, @Bluetit1802 ;) The small one in the posher town a few miles away doesn't have LivLife; when Waitrose were looking to open a larger store in the area we were pointedly ignored and it went to a smaller prettier town! As for Ocado delivering to my postcode, perish the thought.....!
     
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  8. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    We already have a north western upmarket supermarket in my town (Booths) in addition to small Tesco, Sainsbury, Lidl and Aldi, but it only sells bog standard bread, not even Burgen. (You can't move for olives, but I hate the darned things!) Marks and Spencer was asked to take over a Kwik-Save some years ago for a food hall. They declined.
     
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    Ricky Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ricky Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    If I dared to go in later than the second baking of them in a day at our local Lidl they were all gone. Thre is a gym next door nd loads of there used to buy them. Our Lidl couldn't bake enough of them and reckoned their demise was temporary. What on earth am I going to be able to substitute for these at lunchtime? Suggestions please.
     
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    Ricky Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    nannysno1 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I always thought there were none at my local store too...?
    Turns out you had to get there very early in the morning as they’d sell out so quickly!!
    I don’t personally believe they’re not selling enough .. maybe there’s some other reason? Don’t know .. maybe they want people to buy something similar that has a higher profit margin?
    I’m told they’ve a new loaf that’s quite high fibre/low GI? Is that true?
     
  13. Ricky

    Ricky Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I checked out that so called high fibre /low GI loaf they are selling and it is not low enough carb for us. Others out there are better. They showed me the nutritional information out of a big black file.
     
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    I wondered about that, too. I think more than one person has said that the managers at their stores had described them as "best sellers". And it was certainly lucky to find any left in the bins when I got to my local Lidl, they clearly sold well.

    But then, for a long time, it seems like some Lidls actually bothered to offer them, and some didn't. So maybe Lidl never gave them a fair chance. And it's not like the managers of the stores where they were best sellers will necessarily have bothered to feed back that info to the people up the chain.

    It's a real pity to see these go, and there may not have been as a good a reason to stop them as Lidl believed.
     
  15. joss.t2

    joss.t2 Type 2 · Active Member

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    or maybe the long life half cooked bread rolls. We could finish cooking at home? Less stock in shop and fresh bread when we want it. Like the more usual white baguettes they sell.
    there's a chance they may come into the shop like this anyway or even frozen.
     
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  16. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest

    Here you go, ingredients Lidl protein Rolls. May Help, but surely, any breads lower carbs or not are not recommended for those with diabetes, rather recommended seed crackers made with sunflower, sesame, flax, chia and parmesan cheese would be more benefit??
    How Does It Taste?
    The ingredient list states; Water, Linseeds, Wheat Protein, Soya Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Sesame, Soybean Meal, Sunflower Seeds, Wheat Bran, Oat Fiber, Yeast, Salt, Colouring Spice Extracts (Curcuma).




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    per 115g serving per 100g
    Energy 298 kcals 268 kcals
    Protein 30.7g 26.7g
    Carbohydrate 9.8g 8.5g
    (sugars) 0.6g 0.5g
    Fat 15.4g 13.4g
    (saturates) 0.5g 0.4g
    Fibre 14.3g 12.4g

    Hope this helps re ingredients.
     
  17. nannysno1

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    I buy the Hovis Low Carb (seeded) sliced loaf ...it’s often on offer for only 70p from Tesco’s!
     
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    JonM1 Type 2 · Member

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    Waitrose does sell it up north (I regularly buy it in the Glasgow Byres Road branch). I don't know if there is any foundation in the rumour that the Lidl rolls weren't really low carb, I certainly spike worse after eating them than I do LivLife. So for now it's the best commercial option I know.

    If you have the time/ingredients this is better still (about 2g carb a slice): https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/multi-purpose-low-carb-bread-recipe

    I regularly make this when not visiting Glasgow for a while. It is worth giving the loaf another 15 minutes on a lower heat, as it is a bit moister than conventional bread.
     
  19. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Sorry, I was referring to the north of England. I had a quick look at the distribution of their shops. In the north of England there are 3 in the Newcastle area, 5 in the whole of Yorkshire (our largest county) and it seems the only others in the north of England are centered round Manchester and Liverpool. (6 in the whole of Scotland) They seem to be centred round cities. http://www.kevinlaurence.net/googlemaps/waitrose.html
     
  20. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    It is confirmed.. got an e-mail reply from the message I sent to the UK CEO last week

    "Dear Mr *****


    Re: High Protein Rolls

    Thank you for your recent communication.

    I am sorry to learn of your dissatisfaction regarding this matter. I have investigated this matter with our Buyers and can confirm that this product has been de-listed, there are no current plans for these to return to our stores.

    I apologise for any dissatisfaction this causes you, your feedback regarding this matter has been registered.

    I hope you will remain a valued Lidl customer.

    Yours sincerely,
    For and on behalf of Lidl UK GmbH


    Leonie Faulds
    Customer Services Manegement "

    Love the way they cant spell management...

    So sorry folks.... time to ditch the bread!
     
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