Remember my excitement over the$0.99 boxes of sushi from Aldi? Well, put your jealousy to rest, beacuse that was about all they were worth. The rice was hard, and the fish texture was off. All in all, I was disappointed and glad I hadn't paid the original price of (gasp) $5.99 / box. With that said, I ate all the boxes I purchased and was glad I had them on hand for days when I didn't have leftovers for lunch. I'd say I was as happy with the frozen sushi as I'd be with a microwave meal.
This got me thinking about what Aldi items I do love. Things that came to mind:
Mama Casita Canned tomatoes with chilies, at $0.49 / 14.5 oz can these are a great value, plus the chilies are nice and spicy- unlike my store brand. The plain diced tomatoes are also a great value at $0.44 / 14.5 oz.
Block Cheese, $1.79 / 8 oz
Just Juice (a Juicy juice knock off), $1.89 / 64 oz
Millville Cereal (most are $1.69 / 16 oz. box and taste just like the name brand)
Millville Rolled Oats ($1.49 for a huge canister)
Fresh baby spinach, $1.39 / 9 oz bag. although the last time I was there it was close to expiration and on sale for $0.50!
Butter, $1.89 / pound.
Chicken Broth ($0.39 / 14.5 oz can)
I am disappointed with the Aldi shredded cheese. It has a lot of extra preservatives and it doesn't melt terribly well. Similar issues with Aldi's 100% Whole Wheat. It is 100% whole wheat but also has a laundry list of other ingredients, including high fructose corn syrup.
What Aldi items do you love? What are you disappointed with?