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Knowing what ingredients we are putting into our bodies is vital. 

Salt and sugar might add delicious flavour to our foods, but often processed foods in particular are laden with them, leading us to go above our recommended daily intake regularly. 

Lidl Ireland has today announced that over 850 of their own-brand products are currently being assessed for ways to reduce their salt and sugar intake. 

The affordable supermarket brand have pledged to create a 20% reduction in added sugar as well as reducing salt levels by the year 2020.

In their sugar reductions, the brand will be focusing on reducing levels in items targeted to or enjoyed by children.  

For salt, Lidl will focus on everyday meal items, including ready meals, soups, pizzas, crisps, cakes and meat products.

'The food and retail industry can make a positive contribution to the prevention of obesity, so it s important we work in partnership to achieve a reduction in the amount fat, salt and sugar in foods eaten regularly by consumers, said  Minister for Health Simon Harris, commending the move. 

'I want to commend Lidl for this initiative to reduce the sugar and salt content of many of their own brand products to help create a healthier food environment.'

'This is something I hope others will replicate.'

The positive contribution to the nations' health will aim to fall in with the UK's Food Standards Agency targets for salt reductions. 

The World Heath Organisation has found previously that the consumption of excess sugars can contribute to weight gain and obesity. 

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Valentines Day is around the corner and if your knicker drawer is looking kinda tatty, fear not.

Lidl have swooped in to save the day with a stunning range of fabulous bras, pants and the rest.

Esmara Lingerie is perf for a treat for yourself to buying someone a pressie because how could resist their selection of luxurious lace and silk style pieces?

Not us.

Available in 159 stores nationwide from Thursday, January 31, thanks to Lidl, you can look smokin' but your bank account won't suffer for it.

Lace thongs, €3.99

These intricate lace and elegant silk style lingerie are seriously timeless in their shapes and colours.

Mixing and matching won't be a problem as the things, briefs and bras all come in different colours and styles. 

Lace bra, €6. and lace briefs, €3.99

If you would rather something else than matching underwear why not opt for a lace bodice?

It's available in cream, black and a striking combination of black and white.

There is also a gorgeous silk style kimono that comes in black, pink, plum and silver – we LOVE it.

Silk style kimono, €9.99                                     Black lace bodice, €7.99

Lidl is also doing a stunning selection of Valentines flowers, on sale from Saturday February 9 – and we ADORE the roses. 

Keep things classy with a single red rose for €3.99, go big with a dozen large headed roses for a tenner or splash out on the more extravagant blooms like the Deluxe exclusive rose bouquet priced at €29.99 the Deluxe 100 red roses for €34.99.

All this and more will be on shelves in 159 stores nationwide from Thursday January 31.

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The UK Arctic blast may be heading towards Ireland, according to the predictions of weather experts Met Éireann and Midland Channel.

There's a possibility of heavy snow and disruptions, so people are preparing for some seriously cold frost.

If the UK's forecast is anything to go by, severe sleet could hit the country this weekend. The UK are facing severe sleet and snow at the moment, which could easily come our way.

According to the Midland Channel;

"As skies remain clear this evening temperatures will fall away quiet rapidly across the country with a widespread ground frost likely as air temperatures dip to as low as -2 or -3 degrees Celsius.

"Showers during the day have lead to rather damp road conditions and as temperatures fall below freezing some icy stretches are likely. Do take care if you are travelling this evening, especially on secondary roads."

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If anyone remembers the Beast From the East in 2018, they can recall the chaos caused by the snow. I mean, a Lidl was destroyed for God's sake. 

A yellow warning for snow and ice across the country has been issued by the Met Office, who are calling the warning an "arctic blast".

Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said:

"Things are turning colder, but it is just more typical winter conditions. It has been so mild this winter that it will be a bit of a shock to the system even though temperatures will be average for this time of year or just below."

Met Éireann also claimed that Ireland possibly could see a fall of snow on Thursday night.

"The freshening southerly winds will become strong southeasterly on Thursday night ahead of rain developing in the west."

"Temperatures will be below freezing in places and the rain will be preceded for a time by a fall of snow as it spreads eastwards across the country."

Batten down the hatches, lads, and whip out the blankets ASAP.

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With Body and Soul, Longtitude and Electric Picnic just around the corner it's time to start thinking about your festival wardrobe.

While Lidl may be our prime destination for affordable avocados and cupboard staples, that magical middle aisle is always worth a browse. 

The fash-huns at Lidl are launching a summer collab with supermodel Heidi Klum – and one piece in particular is calling our name for festival season. 

This long line kimono is exactly the vibe we want to establish for our festival aesthetic. 

At a mere €12.99, it's definitely not going to break the bank either. 

If you're popping in for your cans for Body & Soul this month, nab one from 155 stores nationwide in sizes 8 to 16. 

We can see ourselves teaming this statement but classic piece with some black denim shorts, chunky black boots and fishnet tights for festival season. 

Once the glitter has faded from our faces, it's being draped over a crop top and blue jeans for summer brunch with the gals.

The #LETSLOVESUMMER collection will be available Monday June 18.

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The Christmas lights are up, the shops are packed with sparkly dresses and the party season well and truly upon us.

And seeing as this year's festivities are already in full swing, it's high time we start stocking our kitchens with all the essential holiday treats.

With that in mind, Lidl has just announced the launch of an Organic Prosecco which is due to hit shelves just in time for New Year's Eve.

The limited edition Prosecco, made with organically grown grapes, will be available in Lidl's 154 stores nationwide for €14.99 from December 27.

Richard Bampfield, Master of Wine said of the Prosecco, "Relatively little Prosecco is made from organically grown grapes, so this is somewhat special and is a particularly expressive example. With bright aromas of pear and white peach, it is not too dry, well balanced and ideal for drinking with friends over the festive period."

So, what does organic means when it comes to wine?

Lidl helps dispel the top three most common myths.

MYTH 1: Organic is More Expensive

Organic may mean less intensive farming practices, but it does require longer periods of work and produce lower yields. However, this this not mean the price of the product has to suffer. Priced at €14.99, Lidl's limited edition Organic Prosecco shows that organic doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

MYTH 2: Organic Only Applies to Food

The term 'organic' isn't limited to just food. Lidl's Organic Prosecco Spumante DOC is produced using organically grown grapes, however the cellars are also cleaned purely with recycled water, and the vineyards are managed without the use of chemical fertiliser, herbicide, pesticides and insecticides.

MYTH 3: Drinking Organic Prosecco Means Compromising on Taste

Due to the less intensive farming practice, the grapes are able to fully express their flavour. Lidl's Organic Prosecco Spumante DOC, made using native Glera grapes from the Veneto region, is well balanced, not too dry with bright aromas of pear and white peach.

Lidl's Organic Prosecco Spumante DOC is available in 154 stores nationwide from December 27 while stocks last.

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When you think Lidl, you most likely think groceries, nifty deals and great prices. 

However, the affordable grocery store's coveted middle aisle recently had a visit from the designing talents of supermodel Heidi Klum, and while her original collection sold out, it's time for a brand new season. 

Heidi Klum's range for Lidl is returning, but this time with a party wear twist. 

The new #LETSCELEBRATE season features a festive smattering of sequins, as well as one of the most elegant and versatile jumpsuits we have seen in quite a while. 

Also in the new line are some staple high heels to see us all the way through the party season. 

Whether glitter adorned or with a faux leather finish, we've never needed less of an excuse to justify purchasing these wardrobe staples. 

'I wanted to create a simple, elegant fashion line that will make us shine over the festive season,' Heidi said. 

Coat €26.99, Sequin blazer €24.99

This sequin blazer has got to be one of the trophy pieces from Heidi's new party collection. 

Teamed with a soft white t-shirt, jeans and heels. this blazer adds the perfect party pop to an otherwise casual NYE outfit. 

As for keeping warm on those nights out, this white faux fur collared coat will keep your outfit under wraps until you reach your party venue, as well as keeping you nice and toasty. 

Jumpsuit €12.99, Sequin dress €19.99

Along with heels and glamorous party wear, the collection also includes some sensible but stylish coats to wrap up in this winter. 

In classic winter shades like black and burgundy, these wear-with-anything coats are top of our wish lists. 

And coming in at around €26.99 each, they're a more affordable alternative to plenty of the classic styles available on the high street.

Coats €26.99 each

'I had so much fun designing the pieces in this collection,' Heidi said previously.

'I’m proud to partner with them on this fashion collaboration,' she added.

'I can't wait for you to see it. I hope you love it as much as I do.'

Heels €24.99 each

The collection launches in all 154 stores nationwide on December 4.

See you all in the middle aisle. 

Feature image: Heidi Klum / Instagram

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If like us, you're a chocolate lover who's partial to the odd tipple, then oh boy, have we got news for you.

Lidl are about to launch a brand new 'Best of Ireland' range next week, which is set to include one of the most delicious treats we've ever laid eyes on – introducing, the gin and tonic chocolate bar.

The Skelligs chocolate bar will come in three mouth-watering flavours including, Irish Honey, Irish Sea Salt and Gin and Tonic, and honestly, we can't wait to get out hands on all three.

Skelligs, the family run, Kerry-based company with some kind of sixth sense when it comes to flavour combinations, had this to say about their latest creation:

"The fresh lively flavours of this sophisticated tipple are recreated by adding crushed juniper berries and lime zest to our rich dark chocolate. Perfectly acceptable at any time of day.”

We couldn't agree more. 

The range will hit Lidl stores across the country on September 11, costing just €1.99, but be quick – these will surely fly off the shelves.  

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When you think Lidl, you most likely think groceries, nifty deals and great prices. 

Well, be prepared to associate New York Fashion Week with the affordable label, as Lidl prepares to present it's new clothing collection with Heidi Klum to the world during the mega fashion event.

On 7 September in the Big Apple, Heidi Klum and Lidl will unveil their highly anticipated #LETSWOW fashion campaign at NYFW.

'Working alongside Heidi Klum, a highly successful and creative designer, we are bringing affordable fashion to the forefront,' said Liam Casey, Commercial Director of Lidl Ireland.

'The #LETSWOW concept is all about surprising our customers with a trend-led fashion collection at highly competitive prices.'

'We look forward to offering our customers our most extensive fashion range to date.'

Here's a sneak peek at the collab, landing in stores on September 18. 

 

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There's no doubt that Irish people are becoming more informed when it comes to the importance of healthy eating, and with that, many of us have started to explore the benefits of an alternative diet.

Whether by choice or necessity, enjoying a 'free from' diet is not always as easy as it sounds and shopping for suitable ingredients can often add unnecessary hassle to meal times.

However, making wholesome and tasty meals that still comply with your dietary needs is about to get a whole lot easier.

From Monday August 14, Lidl are introducing an exciting new 'Free From' range with a selection of delicious ingredients and tasty treats suitable for all gluten free, lactose free, vegan and vegetarian diets.

Here's a selection of the products you can expect to see in stores nationwide. 

Gluten Free

Gluten Free Fruit Bar – €1.49

Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets 300g – €1.99

Lactose Free

Lactose free  Chocolate Hazelnut Cream – €1.99

Vegan Ice Cream – €1.99

Vegan

 

Vegan/Vegetarian Ready Meals – €2.49

Goji Berries – €1.99

Vegetarian

Falafel – €1.79

Vegetarian Sausages – €1.79

What's more, Lidl have also created a variety of recipes so you needn’t miss out on delicious dishes.

Check out their recipe for some delicious organic cracker bread with topping below:

1.  Dollop of Milbona Cottage Cheese with a few slices of radish and sprigs of dill on top 

2.  A smear of Goldessa Soft Chesse Spread and a spoonful of mashed minty peas 

3.  Finely diced beetroots with balsamic vinegar and cream cheese 

4.  A spoonful of Milbona Cottage Cheese topped with slices of salted cucumber 

5.  Slivers of Deluxe Irish Organic Smoked Salmon on cream cheese topped with cubes of gherkin 

6.  Roast butternut squash with Meadow Fresh Houmous and pomegranate 

7.  Smashed avocado and a sprinkle of sweet paprika 

8.  Peach, cream cheese and a drizzle of Kilderg Honey

All 'Free From' products will be available in Lidl's 151 stores nationwide from Monday August 14, and with items in the range starting at just €1.49, they won't break the bank. 

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A woman has fallen in love in Lidl, but the man got away.

The unknown woman had been shopping in the supermarket in Deansgrange yesterday, when she noticed a man behind her in the queue.

She let the man in front of her in the line, and said that they spoke for a minute before he left the store.

And now she wants to find him.

Posted on Twitter by Rachel Kavanagh, the message was first shared in an admin group on Facebook, and Rachel thinks more people need to know about it.

The screen-shot message said: "Were you in Lidl, Deansgrange today, Tuesday 13th June at approx 2:15 (sic).

"You purchased cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and water? I'm the lady that let you ahead of me in the queue & we exchanged a few words," she wrote.

"I wish I'd had the courage to find out if you were single without coming across as completely deranged.

"If you know who this man is, please get in touch with Admin (sic)," the noted ended.

We'd love if these two Lidl shoppers found their way to each other!

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Ever been creeping through Instagram and wondered where those travel bloggers get their unreal pool inflatables?

Pool floats are having a moment, with the kitsch and previously-pricey pool accessories dominating our social media feeds and now, our supermarket shelves.

Quality bargain supermarket Lidl is gearing up for summer with a set of foodie-friendly floats we'll be squeezing into our hand luggage. 

The floats are as affordable as they are Insta-friendly, and at €8.99, we may have to invest in more than one.

If you're feeling like something sweet, you can opt for the ice cream shaped float or the classic ring doughnut. 

If savoury snacks are more your scene, then this completely iconic pizza slice float is here to spice up your life.

On a health kick? Try the watermelon float for instant Instagram credentials. 

The perfect thing to pack a punch in the pool on holidays, we're extremely excited by this latest offering from Lidl.

Get booking those holidays, because the pool floats are hitting stores across the country on June 22. 

 

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We all know Lidl have been knocking it out of the park recently, but their latest announcement may actually top all their recent offerings.

According to numerous reports this morning, the German retailer will be joining forces with Heidi Klum, one of the country's best-known models.

The discount supermarket have made the decision to develop a new clothing range, and they want the supermodel-turned-television presenter at the helm.

 

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It is understood that the clothing range, which has been developed to attract 'more affluent' shoppers, will be hitting shelves (or baskets) in both Europe and the US later this year.

Commenting on the collaboration, 44-year-old Heidi explained that she sought to create a line which is 'accessible to everyone'.

 

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With Lidl explaining that the range 'mirrors Heidi's characteristic style,' the mum-of-four agreed, saying: "I had so much fun designing the pieces in this collection."

"I’m proud to partner with them on this fashion collaboration." she added. "I can't wait for you to see it. I hope you love it as much as I do." 

"At Lidl, we believe high-quality fashion should be attainable for everyone and we look forward to sharing this collection with our customers later this year," Lidl US chief commercial officer Boudewijn Tiktak said.

Form an orderly queue, ladies.
 

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