by Aldi Admin | May 31, 2009 | Cereal
Millville Honey Puffs
Honey Puffs Cereal
The next cereal review fares much better than the Millville Fruity Rice review. ALDI carries a decent variety of cereal from Millville each meant to represent a major brand usually.
This cereal is called Honey Puffs and it is naturally supposed to mimic Honey Combs. This was spot on as far as I can tell. My family and I all really enjoyed it. The cereal is shaped similar to the name brand and has a very comparable texture and flavor. It holds well in milk and has a decent amount of sweetness in each bite. The cereal is a sweetened corn & oat cereal and has the usual assortment of vitamins and minerals.
This was a very good buy in my opinion and I will definitely pick it up again. My kids went through the box in 2 days. The price at $1.89 is a really good value and the quality is above expectations.
by Aldi Admin | May 27, 2009 | Snacks
Southern Grove Dry Roasted Peanuts
Dry Roasted Peanuts
Price: $ 1.99
Peanuts and almonds are a couple of things I buy less of when things get tight. That being said I enoy a handful of peanuts as a snack occasionally so decided to try this brand from ALDI.
The ALDI brand is called Southern Grove and comes packed in a 16oz jar. The peanuts are dry roasted with a hint of salt. I have eaten Planters for a long time and after trying this brand am very impressed. If being given a choice between the 2 brands I would choose Southern Grove.
Detail - Peanuts
The peanuts had a very nice flavor with a good balance of saltiness for my taste. The quality of the peanuts themselves were very high. My kids all enjoyed these as well and even asked me where they were purchased. I am not 100% sure about the price but they appear to be a good deal. I will have to check pricing next time I am in a supermarket for name brands but I am estimating that these are a good price per pound as well which even further enhances the value.
Very flavorful, good quality peanuts. Will definitely buy again. Prefer these over many name brands.
by Aldi Admin | May 26, 2009 | Cereal
Millville Fruity Rice Cereal
Fruity Rice Cereal Review
RATING: $ (barely)
I had to try this cereal because I am a longtime fan of Fruity Pebbles. Based on other experiences I was hoping this would yield the same result but I was left disappointed.
Fruity Rice is a cereal made of sweetened fruit flavored rice. The cereal had a strong flavor to it, at times a little too strong and although it could be characterized as a fruit flavoring it sorely lacked in comparison to the flavor of Fruity Pebbles. At times the flavor was almost too much and was unpleasant. If the cereal was permitted to soak in milk the flavoring became less unpleasant but then the texture of the cereal left a lot to be desired.
The price of the cereal was decent at $1.89 per box (13oz) but the quality of the cereal wasn’t up to par with it’s brand name competition. I have tried other cereals under the ALDI brand Millville and can report that most have been very good cost wise and quality wise. On that point, Fruity Rice is the first product to receive a single $ rating. It is inexpensive BUT tastes it as well.
This product will not be purchased again. ALDI does have a DOUBLE QUALITY GUARANTEE that I just might have to take advantage of with this product. The only problem is I wouldn’t mind getting my money back but would feel bad even donating the replacement box of cereal they will provide.
by Aldi Admin | May 25, 2009 | Snacks
Baker's Treat Fruit Pie - Cherry
Fruit Pie – Cherry
Price: $ .39
Everyone loves pie, right?. ALDI sells a snack pie under the generic brand name Baker’s Treat. The pies come in Apple or Cherry flavors. This review is for the cherry pie. The pies come in a cardboard box and are sold individually. A little while back they were selling for $ 0.43 each but recently the price has been dropped to $ 0.39 each.
The pie has a glaze over the pie crust like Drake’s pies. In comparison I felt the pie was about the same quality as the Drake’s. The crust was tender with a good balance of glaze. The filling contained real fruit and had a nice cherry flavor. Overall, I wasn’t crazy about the pie but then I prefer Tastykake pies in general however they are well over $1.00 most places these days.
I decided to try the pie again however this time I tried it warm. The Baker’s Treat box has a heating suggestion on the back of the box. I stuck the pie in the microwave for 15 seconds. The pie was much more palatable heated up to me. The glaze and crust were soft and sweet and the filling seemed to have a stronger flavor (watch out though – it was hot…). The pie heated up had a better flavor balance in my opnion.
I gave this pie a rating of $$$. I wasn’t crazy about the pie cold but heated up it was much better. For the price of $ 0.39 each I feel it is an overall decent value. If you prefer non-glazed crusts such as Tastykake or Tabletop then this might not be for you though.
by Aldi Admin | May 23, 2009 | Snacks
Chazoo Assorted Fruit Snacks
Assorted Flavors – Fruit Snacks
Size: 9oz. / 10 Pouches
Fruit snacks are a favorite of kids and not a bad treat once in awhile. The ALDI brand is labeled Chazoo and comes in several varieties. This review is for the Overload-of-fruit Assorted Flavors. The fruit snacks have 10 pouches. Each pouch is 80 calories per pouch and are made with real fruit juice.
My children wanted these and they appeared to be a decent value. The flavor is comparable to most other brands on the market and have a pleasant fruity flavor. The texture of the fruit snacks in my opinion is close to Welch’s. They are firm and soft close to a Gummi Bear whereas other brands of fruit snack are sometimes soft all the way through.
This is an overall good product. My kids enjoy these and the price is competitive with major brands.