More Aldi’s reviews. Went back this Friday for gardening gear and came away with that and so much more! Last time I got some of the General Tso’s Chicken; frozen Chinese meal; breaded chicken chunks and packets of sauce. I served mine over brown rice with side of steamed broccoli. It was pretty good, especially since I really haven’t eaten out for Chinese food in over 2 years. I can’t find any local places that are truly safe in terms of gluten. Soy sauce is a big issue not to mention the cross contamination problems. I don’t think I will eat it regularly; not cheap and it is prepared food so there are additives and more salt, fat and sugar than I would like. Still, I sure enjoyed it. For me the 22 ounce package made 3 regular servings, not the 4.5 the package says.
This time I got some crazy yummy LiveGfree gluten free cheddar cheese crackers. They were more than a little additive, reminding me of Cheezits. Only 110 calories for 28 crackers. I enjoyed them as I pulled out of the Aldi’s parking lot, starved and they were handy!.
Then I saw this item in the bargain bin, bought it and later tested the fusion Jerky Island Teriyaki Artisan Pork Jerky, tasty if a bit chewy. Really long time since I had jerky so I honestly don’t remember what it tastes like much less the chew factor. Still, a handy portable snack. The package advertises no artificial ingredients and minimally processed. There were two other flavors, one was garlic jalapeño and chipotle lime, thinking on them….
And then there was the somewhat tasty spicy Roasted Sweet Corn Popcorn. I thought it a tad dry, rather roasty for me. I didn’t eat too much of it, yet. Maybe it will grow on me.
There are so many gluten free food items at Aldi’s these days I have to stop and just walk away towards the register, I want them all. But I don’t like to eat too much processed foods so I try to restrain myself. Looking for fruit, I did buy a big bag of navel oranges for three bucks and chose some USDA Choice stew meat for making my beef goulash this weekend. They have some fairly decent fruits and veggies; seems like more than in past months. Worth a trip especially if you eat gluten free.
Aldi’s has a lot of gardening, patio, camping, outdoor dining gear at great prices if you need some of that sort of thing. I went for some garden stuff and came away with the cheese crackers and other food items…well I was actually looking for those crackers; heard they were tasty. And I found a sweet looking, pale blue glass Mason jar patio light for my porch set. Cool!