ALDI – Priano Eggplant Parmigiana – Food Review


ALDI_EggplantParmigiana1039It’s not homemade, but it ain’t bad either.  And unfortunately, it’s better than some we’ve had in restaurants.

March 31, 2016

In the box is a plastic cooking tray of sliced eggplant covered with a mildly tasty tomato sauce and a good amount of mozzarella and romano cheeses.  The plastic cooking tray serves double duty for heating either in the oven or the microwave (used for this review).  The eggplant is sliced in circles (as opposed to slicing the eggplant the long way).  The heated eggplant is not overly mushy, and not bitter as some eggplant can be.  The main problem is that the eggplant are not layered very well in the tray.  Some slices will overlay others and where the overlay occurs there is an absence of sauce and cheese.  This is easily corrected by spooning some of the extra sauce and cheese in the box over the bare places.

While the presentation may leave something to be desired, the overall eating experience is fine.  For something that is mass-produced, this is surprisingly good.  For me, the best parts are the sort of burnt pieces of sauce and cheese that form in the corners of the tray.  If you have pets in the house, you’re going to need to fight them to lick the tray.

This is a big box of eggplant – 1 pound 14 ounces big (851g sounds even bigger).  Make sure you really like eggplant or have an even bigger family than the box.  There are four servings claimed per box.  As a main course that might be stretching things.  As a side dish, you’ll be able to eke out an extra 1 or 2 more servings.

Calories  320 per 7.5 oz serving (213g) – 4 servings per box
Price  $5.69 per box



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19 Responses to “ALDI – Priano Eggplant Parmigiana – Food Review”

  1. Russ Says:

    Really good product. Best after my home made when I don’t want to go through all of the work!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Christine Says:

    I wish that Aldi’s would have the Eggplant Parmigiana arouund all year.I absolutely love it!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Judy Says:

    I had the same experience as several others. The flavor of the sauce was very good, but the eggplant was as tough as old shoe leather. I couldn’t cut through it even with a steak knife. It was also too heavy on the breading. I wouldn’t buy it again.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Maxine Poff Says:

    Not good. Couldn’t cut the eggplant it was so tough. Won’t buy again.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Donald s Rittenhouse Says:

      How can this be ordered and shipped?

      Liked by 1 person

      • steveo Says:

        I don’t think Aldi has a general order and ship service from a central location. However individual stores generally work with local delivery services. If you have a local Aldi, try giving them a call and see if they can help you.


      • steveo Says:

        Thanks for adding your experience. If you’d like to contact Aldi directly, here’s a link to their website. Down near the bottom of the linked page you’ll find a place to send an email or regular mail.


  5. barbara laumann Says:

    This was fantastic. I felt like I had gone to a good restaurant.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. sheryl klein Says:

    The product looks nothing like the cover photo. There is no mozzarella cheese on top whatsoever. I would have put my own cheese on it if I had had some on hand. Big disappointment. 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Anita Holley Says:

    Nasty. Eggplant was rubbery and bitter. Most of the weight was due to the very heavy coating. Very little sauce. What cheese? I can eat almost anything but I fed this to the local raccoons. The lot number is 27817

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Connie Says:

    I must have gotten a bad one cause the eggplant was like rubber . Couldn’t eat it had to throw it away

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Emilio Pasquale Says:

    Eggplant Parmigiana is my favorite. Wonder if I can find this anywhere around here!

    Liked by 1 person

    • steveo Says:

      If there’s an ALDI nearby, there’s a chance. But they don’t have it all the time. ALDI is a strange store. Good luck.


    • steveo Says:

      What’s that saying about real men don’t need tripods? The camera was on the hood of my car (engine off). The reflection came off the hood. In fact, in the very foreground, that’s the color of the car.


  10. Bobbie Says:

    I just discovered this and I LOVE it!It’s better than I can get at ANY Italian restaurant in the area.I tried this last week and drove back to grab as many as I could get..only 4 left at the store!

    Liked by 1 person

    • steveo Says:

      Great! ALDI needs a way to send an email reminder when things like this are available in the future. I know I’ve missed some of my favorites, like the liqueur cakes, that are only available a couple of times a year. I’ve also seen these in smaller individual sized boxes.


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