LIDL’S copycat McDonald’s chicken nuggets are back and they’re more than half the price of the fastfood chain’s.
The nuggs are part of the supermarket’s limited edition flavour of the USA range, which landed in shops on Thursday.
The nuggets are part of the supermarket’s limited edition flavour of the USA range
There are 12 chicken bites per 300g box and they even come with two dips, similar to the ones served at McDonald’s, curry and sweet and sour.
At £1.69 a box, they’re cheaper than the snacks from McDonald’s too.
While prices vary depending on the branch, a box of six McNuggets costs £3.19, while nine pieces of chicken will set you back £3.39, according to Burgerlad.
To get the same amount of nuggets you’d need to buy two boxes of six from McDonald’s, which works out £6.98 in total, or 58p per chicken piece.
Some shoppers have said they taste like the nuggets sold at McDonald’s, pictured here
At Lidl, it works out at just 14p per nugget, up to four times cheaper than at McDonald’s.
Of course, they’re not really like-for-like products, even though they come in similar packaging.
You’ll have to cook the Lidl nuggs yourself as they’re frozen, something you don’t have to do when you order from McDonald’s.
And we’ve not tried them ourselves so we can’t say whether they actually taste the same either.
But they’ve got bargain hunters excited on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook page, where one person wrote: “These taste better than McDonald’s.
“I was very surprised and so were the family. Will definitely buy again.”
Here’s how to cut the cost of your grocery shop
SAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from Money.co.uk about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills:
- Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t put it in the trolley
- Create a budget – Work out a weekly budget for your food shopping
- Never shop hungry – you are far more likely to buy more food if your tummy is rumbling
- Don’t buy pre-chopped veggies or fruit – The extra they’ll charge for chopping can be eye watering
- Use social media – follow your favourite retailers to find out about the latest deals
- Be disloyal – You may want to go to different stores to find the best bargains
- Check the small print – It’s always worth checking the price per kg/lb/litre when comparing offers so you’re making a like for like decision as a bigger box won’t necessarily mean you get more
- Use your loyalty cards – Don’t be afraid to sign up to them all. They all work slightly differently – work out what bonus suits you better and remember to trade in your points for additional rewards
Another person said: “Wow, I need these in my life. Where’s the closest Lidl?”
In two days, the post has gathered over 1,000 likes and more than 2,400 comments.
It’s worth noting through that you can actually save money on chicken nuggets by opting for a value bag.
For example, a 670g bag of 38 breaded nuggets will set you back just £2.10 from Asda giving you better value for money.
It’s not the first time the discounter has stocked them. Shoppers could last pick them up from stores in July 2020.
Other items in the taste of the USA range at Lidl include a box of corn dogs for £3.99, tubs of marshmallow fluff for £1.49 and jars of Smucker’s Goober grape peanut butter and jelly for £2.99.
Lidl don’t offer a home delivery service so you’ll need to head to your nearest store if you want to get your hands on them.
Supermarkets are allowed to stay open throughout the coronavirus lockdown because they are essential to allow Brits to pick up groceries.
However, some may be operating reduced opening hours so it’s worth using the store locator tool to find out when it’s good to shop before heading out.
The Sun has contacted McDonald’s for comment.