Aldi’s has some new gluten free stuff of late. May is National Celiac Awareness Month so everyone I know who has celiac is buzzing to help everyone understand celiac disease and it seems Aldi’s has brought out a bunch of new LiveGFree products in the past few weeks. Aldi’s is a German company but they have a number of stores in the US and sell many gluten free products (the LiveGFree line comes to mind) and mark some of their store brand prepared foods GF which is a big help…I get tired of reading tiny print to check for questionable ingredients. Anyway, I got a few things there last week and I want to share my thoughts.
First off, gluten free spinach and cheese ravioli sold as frozen loose ones in a bag. I boiled them for 7-8 minutes and served with a simple puttanesca sauce; spicy tomato sauce with black olives and capers. Topped it with some fresh grated real Parmesan cheese. Fantastic! The texture of the dough was great and the filling delish. Bet they would be great sautéed with onions and butter.
I have some plain cheese ones too; I am guessing they are good too. They also sell a rectangular box of ravioli in sauce that is pretty tasty when heated in the microwave, get them often for a treat. I just don’t have time to make homemade ravioli these day so I am thrilled that Aldi’s is providing tasty choices for me; was really missing my ravs!
Secondly, I love their Simply Nature multigrain tortilla chips….just addictive with hummus. Speaking of which, Giant has store brand hummus in a wide variety of flavors. Most are marked gluten free right on the lid. Excellent flavor and texture and I especially like the spinach artichoke and roasted garlic varieties.
Aldi’s has some yummy crackers and chips; these sweet chili ones are nearly addictive if spicy!
Finally, I found a couple varieties of gf hot pockets, ham and cheese and spinach, artichoke and kale pockets. I think I wrote before about the tasty pepperoni hot pockets and the Southwestern ones which are okay. Ham and cheese hot pockets are quite nice but I really enjoy the spinach, artichoke and kale ones, really great flavor. Love them for quick work lunches, with a yogurt and a piece of fresh fruit.
They sell eggs cheap which I use in great quantity when I bake as well as decent produce like baby kale, arugula, berries, citrus and avocados. Better prices than most grocery stores.
I got a few other new food items at Aldi’s. I will be testing them in coming weeks. Yumm!