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Old 03-06-2012, 18:59
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Default Lidl v Eroski

We tried Lidl for our first shop after hearing about what good value they are but half way round and mainly due to all the pre-packaged food (for 2 of us, we just dont need a massive bag of spuds) we paid up and went straight over to Eroski Excellent value and all the veg/fruit very fresh and well priced. What we liked best was their boneless chicken breast portions - very generous and cooked beautifully on the bbq (with either a lemon or chilli marindade) - lovely and tender and moist - highly recommended


Also their plastic bags were 1c as opposed to 3c at Lidl - a consideration when you are doing your first bit shop

And - no - I repeat - I am not an Eroski publicist
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we find we have to go between the two of them to get the best bargains, being next door to each other no problems
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HyperCentro are still the best locally for meat, fruit and veg .
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Lidl is great value for things like big bottles of water, but if you like to have a few "treats" in the cupboard when on holiday, Eroski is much better.

I've never much liked the "new" Eroski next door (there is always a terrible smell of bleach which make me heave!), and would say that the one further down on the approach to the Port (link on Streetview below)is much better.

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Lidl tried to have a shop in Norway (close to Oslo) but had to close after a year TERRIBLE shop the one in Norway!!!
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Lidl is great value for things like big bottles of water, but if you like to have a few "treats" in the cupboard when on holiday, Eroski is much better.

I've never much liked the "new" Eroski next door (there is always a terrible smell of bleach which make me heave!), and would say that the one further down on the approach to the Port (link on Streetview below)is much better.
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I agree about the new Eroski - it's never been the same since the little Syp down the road with the cowboy ride outside closed It was so small and yet seemed to have everything that the new bit one has - havent notice the bleach smell though
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I agree about the new Eroski - it's never been the same since the little Syp down the road with the cowboy ride outside closed It was so small and yet seemed to have everything that the new bit one has - havent notice the bleach smell though

So true - Indeed, the old shop seemed to stock everything within about three aisles and had an amazing bread and deli counter. A little like the Voramar, it was almost tardis-like, as well as offering cowboy rides outside!
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I am a bit confused here - has the smaller Eroski (formerly Syp) near the small roundabout/ ice cream kiosk closed?
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I am a bit confused here - has the smaller Eroski (formerly Syp) near the small roundabout/ ice cream kiosk closed?
Hi Tangofan i think they are talking about the Syp which was on the main Pollensa road many years ago. The small Eroski on C/JuanXX111 in the Port near the roundabout is still open .
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Thanks very much for clearing that up Sparky
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The old was one this one seen on google maps:




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It looks a bit of a sad and lonely building now.

It was always a good start to the holiday to go to the small Syp supermarket and fill a trolley with beer,wine and food that was just such a low price.

When I think back I can almost hear the noise of the aircon units humming away at the back of the car park near the bins when you got out of the hire car and that nice smell of spain that you notice for the first few hours after arriving.
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I miss the old Syp, loved going on the horse ride after being dragged aroun d the supermarket by my parents
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That little horse did some miles didnt it - I think the tune was Bonanza We still feel nostalgic when we pass the old building - the new one is bigger but does not seem to have any more things that we need than the old one. It felt like the real start of the holiday, parking up, getting the little rattly trolley and finding everything in the same place as it was the year before The only 'bad' memory I have is that I left an expensive pair of prescription sunglasses on the eggs (while I was checking the carton for broken ones) and though we went back straight away, they were never seen again
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Agree with Sparky, HyperCentro has always been the best around for me.
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Yep, have to agree. Its not too big & is great for BBQ food from the butchers counter. The other year we fancied some rabbit & the lady butcher chopped it into BBQ sized pieces for us no problem, great burgers too. We also like the bakery by the entrance. Doesn't get too crowded either although that may change now.
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