Discussion in 'Supermarket Fireworks' started by Harvey yearsley, Sep 28, 2019.
A fellow member from the season traditions Forum has posted this for asda fireworks hope this helps
Interesting to see a compound in there although i doubt it'll be a good deal at that price, pretty similar offerings to last year apart from that and the quiet cake.
The compound cake is "cat 2" but would risk it. At least 25m distance
No Astro slecky box at £5. Might try that Rainbow one...The rest looks all a bit wishy washy. Truth is in the lighting.
The Astro box is in Aldi mate or it has been anyway lol. Great little box too, always try and get one or two lol
Those kind of small compounds are a bit pointless really imo, nice to see some fireworks for sale though either way, nothing grabbing me though there
I think I'm getting the unicorn again lol, my little one already asked for it, and I'll try the bones fountain too.
ASDA most certainly sold the Astro by TNT in the past. Maybe before Aldi defected from Weco. I don't see any of the little rockets that ALdi sell either which are also TNT. Used to come 12 in a pack and now reduced to eight but at the same price with the name changed to Star Striker or something. Can't remember their previous name. They used to be a great buy but not with four missing. I guess it wouldn't make sense for both supermarkets to be selling the same lines from the same brand hence the difference in items.
You may be getting mixed up with lidl mate. And from what I remember asda didnt sell the astro boxes and the star striker rockets they are from aldi have a look yourself. This was last years offerings.
Memory gets worse every year.
The magic selection box looks similar to astro in content but isn't worth £6. I would happily pay £10 for the magic box and the enchanted fountain. A great deal for a small family however I feel Aldi and Lidl will have better pyro for the money. The star stricker rockets are pretty good IMO however similar sponsor stocked rockets for the same price or similar are better. Asda boxes do look overpriced to me. I expect Epic to buy up what they don't sell and knock off £4-5. Everyone must love a fantastic fountain, I know I do!
Yh I tend to stay away from super markets nowadays. I prefer to go to the sponsored shops as they are better value. I only go aldi for shot tubes and maybe saturn missiles but that tends to be it. I'm not a huge fan of fountains.
Personally I think any selection box is worth at least 6 quid.
Not worth £6 but worth £5 on a 2 for £10....
I'm gobsmacked to think that anyone would complain about a £6 selection box being poor value
Not when Aldi were selling similar for 4.95 or something similar, might of been cheaper than that. It is obviously priced to make you buy on 2 for £10. At 2 for £10 it isn't as bad not for that fanned fountain too. Every pound counts with cheap pyro.
Tried Jorge missile cakes, can't remember what I paid but wasn't £5. I thought a missile cake must be standard across the board even compare to supermarket. Nope Jorge are definitely a step above. Shot tubes from all the supermarkets I have found a p be good and the Astro box from Lidl. Best boxes have been Weco and I was surprised by the standard box from Lidl last year.
I did like the Standard 'Red Arrow' shot tubes from Lidl last year. They were good for the price. Although I really only bought them for their graphic design which was re-hashed from the 1980's Standard Floodlight (I do like the nostalgic designs). Besides, when did Roman Candles become 'Shot Tubes'? Was it when Motley Crue became 'Classic Rock'?
Try the TNT Astro. That used to be no more that £5 and is crammed with loads of stuff. All really well made too. Also, last year Morrisons sold two slecky boxes for £10 on a deal and they were great too. I've had boxes cost £10 individually and more that did not compare in quality of contents. And I have been helping run a dedicated pyro shop for over twenty years. Not that we sell crap selection boxes. We just sell quality big stuff. Hence why I have to go out and buy slecky boxes for myself. Coz I'm a massive kid.
I remember getting boxes of standard fireworks early and mid 90's and considering inflation they would be around £23 for a box today. I would personally get the box and fanned fountain and then shot tubes, screaming demons or fountain for £15. It isn't terrible but I feel Aldi or Lidl may beat it, considering Lidl's offerings of Standard boxes last year that were good for the money.
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