Lidl, Hornchurch

Today would be Hitler’s birthday, as my father always used to say – he would have been 116 tomorrow, April 21, which is also the Queen’s birthday. So I found myself having to pass time in Hornchurch and visited the new Lidl. It was so large that it reminded me of a big Edeka (Aldi in Upminster is smaller).

Unfortunately it could only be built after the elegant Towers Cinema, later bingo hall, was demolished: here are pictures.

There seemed to be more German foods there than I have seen in Aldi, but I haven’t been often enough to give a reliable account. Leberkäse, the German delicacy containing neither Leber nor Käse, was sold as Bavarian Meat Loaf.

There was also Austrian sliced salami, some of which recalled Käsekrainer (though commenters may correct me).

Here, however, is an older picture of Speculatius at Aldi:

And here some more pictures of Lidl:

2 thoughts on “Lidl, Hornchurch

  1. I would assume, though, that most Brits will not picture anything remotely close to Leberkäse when they read or hear meat loaf.
    But then they might do anything for love…

  2. Yes – I wonder how much they sell. It can be seen through the plastic, and ‘meat loaf’ covers a wide variety of things, but would it occur to them to fry it with an egg? I should have read the label.

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