Status: 18.09.2023, 19:04 p.m.
By: Christoph Gschoßmann
Bread is available at many discounters, but where can you find the best? Two master bakers took a close look at the products from Lidl, Rewe and Aldi.
Kassel - Which discounter has the best bread? SWR recently dared to make this comparison. Two master bakers helped the medium to check the baked goods with an expert eye. However, only one of the three markets was able to convince in the test.
Master baker: Lidl would fail the apprentice exam with rolls
The master bakers evaluated the rolls, pretzels, crust bread and a multigrain bread without knowing who the baked goods came from. In the case of conventional rolls, one of the three markets completely failed, namely Lidl. The cooking time had not been reached, and the rolls were said to have been pre-baked. Master baker Manfred Stiefel comes to a tough conclusion: In an exam, a baker's apprentice would "fail" with this achievement.
Lidl sees it differently: "In our more than 3,250 Lidl stores, we bake fresh several times a day. Our baked goods, such as bread and rolls, are delivered frozen to the stores as dough pieces or gently pre-baked blanks," says the discounter. Aldi performs best when it comes to rolls, the specimens from a Rewe are rated mediocre.
Lidl convinces in the pretzel and crust bread comparison
Crusted bread seems to be much more the discipline of the Lidl bakers, because this is what the market is winning. The goods from a Lidl store are crunchy, look good and taste good. Aldi, on the other hand, lands in last place here. A similar result is provided by the multigrain bread comparison. Lidl is at the top, followed by Rewe, then Aldi.
After all, Rewe can secure first place in multigrain bread. So overall, Lidl wins in two out of four categories, so there is no clear winner. It probably depends on what you buy. According to the experts, it is worthwhile to go to Aldi for rolls, multigrain bread lovers are in good hands at Rewe, while pretzel and crust bread fans are best off going to Lidl.
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