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ALDI – Chef’s Cupboard Chicken Noodle Soup vs. Campbell’s – Food Review

02/17/2017

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Andy Warhol would be proud!

Here we have another two mundane food items up for review.  It’s a chicken noodle soup-off between ALDI’s Chef”s Cupboard Chicken Noodle Soup and America’s sweetheart Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup.  And while the ties are still in the dry cleaner for spot removal, the winner is Andy Warhol’s poster child, Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, with the one exception of price.  Campbell’s costs significantly more.  But I’m guessing you knew that already.  So click the “read more” button below to further unravel the noodles.
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ALDI – No Sugar Added Chocolate Fudge Pops vs. Target vs. Fudgsicle – Food Review

02/11/2017

ALDI, chocolate fudge pops, review, low sugarFebruary 11, 2017

Today we fudge off three “no sugar added” frozen chocolate pops.  Having only 35-40 calories per fudge pop and total carbohydrates per pop under 10 g, these are a quick pop of chocolate for people wanting to watch their carbohydrate consumption.  There are also “sugar added” versions of these pops, so look at the label carefully if you want to avoid the extra sugar.

As you may have guessed, with no added sugar, artificial sweeteners including sugar alcohols help to sweeten the deal.  So do check out the ingredient labels just in case you have an aversion to any of the ingredients.  As a matter of truth in testing, two testers (with totally different tastes) fudged off for this review.
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ALDI – Savoritz Wheat Crisp vs. Nabisco Wheat Thins – Food Review

01/31/2017
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These are so similar I can’t tell the difference right down to the 9 pinhole sized depressions in each cracker.  To highlight the differences first, without using a strain gauge the Wheat Thins seem to be a very slightly stronger cracker.  The ingredients are slightly different.  ALDI also lists a few precautions for people who are very sensitive to certain trace allergens which may come from the production facility.  If you are sensitive to trace amounts of allergens, be sure to read the labels on both products.
aldi, wheat crisp, savoritz, calories, price, review, nutritionwheat thins, nabisco, crackers, review, price, calories, nutritionThe taste and texture are so similar between the two products that I have no preference for either.  Depending on the store I was in at the time and how much change was in my pocket, I’d purchase either one if I was in need of a wheat cracker like these.  Personally, that need only comes up about once every 10 years.

Wheat Crisp – Calories 140 (31g, about 16 crackers) – Price  $1.29

Wheat Thins – Calories  140 (31g, about 16 crackers) – Price  $2.50

ALDI – Cheese Club vs. Kraft – macaroni and cheese – Food Review

01/25/2017

aldi, kraft, mac and cheese, compareJanuary 25, 2017

With only minor differences in color and taste, both are great comfort foods – warm and mushy.  The major difference is the price, with the Kraft product costing $1.00 on sale and the ALDI product 29 cents on sale.  To my tastes the Kraft product was very slightly tastier and cheesier.  But there wasn’t much difference at all.  Perhaps as an adult my taste buds have dulled some, but neither product tasted as cheesy as I remember from way back when.

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ALDI – Casa Mamita – Salsa Con Queso – Medium – Food Review

09/18/2016
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September 18, 2016

Uniquely dippable, even straight out of the refrigerator, that’s what this product is.  Some might call it thin, but that depends on your needs and likes.  The consistency is almost as fluid when cold as at room temperature.  If you like your nachos hot, it also heats up well in the microwave on tortilla chips.  Little pieces of jalapeno in the yellow/orange cheese add the heat which is about right for the claimed medium rating on the label.  Unless you get a little piece of jalapeno, it’s not very spicy at all.

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Trader Joe’s – California Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Food Review

03/12/2016
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Trader Joe’s
California Estate
EVOO

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Trader Joe’s
California Estate
EVOO
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March 12, 2016

This is a good olive oil.  However the recently reviewed ALDI Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil is just as good or better for less money.

Trader Joe’s California Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not as buttery as either the Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil from ALDI or my favorite olive oil, Trader Joe’s Spanish Extra Virgin (also less pricey per ml). There’s not much of an olive taste to this oil as compared with the other two oils.  The color and viscosity are about the same as the TJ Spanish oil.

The thing that distinguishes this oil from the other two is some bitterness on the tongue after a few seconds.  Neither of the other two oils has that characteristic.

Price $5.99 (500 ml)    Calories 120 per Tbsp (15 ml)

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