Last Weekend I was very excited to go to Aldi since I saw that they were going to have cheap Gluten free food. Yes! They have had gluten free brownies and Bisquick type mix for about a year.They are the Best brownies EVER!!! Before Aldi my old Favorite was Betty Crocker's Gluten Free.
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They had also gotten the Mac and Cheese a month or so ago. I do like that too, it doesn't taste quite like Annies perhaps the cheese is a little more sugary more like Kraft I think but the price is unbeatable. I would probably buy Annies if they were the same price, but because live G free is much cheaper.
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The noodles were pretty good. When you go gluten free you either like corn noodles or rice noodles. My mom is a rice noodle person, I generally like corn better. I had found one that blends both at target... the Barilla brand. I find that I can't find a noticeable difference between the Aldi and Barilla brand even though the Aldi one is only corn. So because the Aldi brand is cheaper....
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Next the pizza, when I first opened the package I was disappointed. It was so small. smaller than udi's for sure. The whole pizza is able to fit inside my toaster oven. The pizza is edible but for the price is not really a savings. Udis tastes much better in my opinion.
The crackers are okay but they don't have the same crunch or taste as the Crunchmaster. The Live G Free taste a little bit more like plain flour.
We didn't have a staple cornbread that we used all the time. I was definitely in the market for some though, I'm used to the jiffy type cornbread (before gluten free) and I would have to say that the aldi one tasted more like sugar...Almost like a cake cornbread, It wasn't bad..definitely edible. The cookies were pretty delicious probably better than the homemade ones that I make with homemade flour. Definitely follow the directions on the box though, the ingredients have to be room temp which means you have to let the butter and egg sit out for a while.
I have to admit I didn't try the cake mix yet. Its going to be Kairi's birthday next week so I'm guessing that I will be trying it out then.
These cookies are probably supposed to be like the Enjoy life soft cookies,which i have not tried because I liked and got hooked on the crunchy Enjoy life cookies. All members of the family approved of these cookies. I especially liked the snicker doodle ones. I really hope they keep these cookies.
These were not my favorite. The pasta sauce was too watery. Don't make them in the oven, I made the mistake of making my first lasagna in the oven and it weirdly dried out the ricotta cheese so that it tasted like rubber. I then made it in the microwave and it was edible, but not my very favorite I definitely would like a less watery sauce.
I haven't really tried any other "gluten free flour" tortillas before this. I used the corn tortillas at aldi because they are cheap and they give you a billion. I made wrap with these and it was pretty good it didn't rip like a corn tortilla would.
I made the pizza from the box and it was way better than the pre-packaged version. I liked that it made the crust of 2 full sized 12 inch pizzas. It definitely is a messy process to make them. Here is a picture of the leftover pieces from pizza night. It stuck together really nice, it wasn't limp bread pizza (I hate that).
All in All I was pretty impressed with the gluten free line at Aldi. There were only a handful of things I wouid not buy again. And many things like the Brownies and Stuffed Pockets I can't live without.