Posted by glutenfr | Posted in New products, News, Product reviews | Posted on 28-03-2012
Tags: budgeting, Supermarket
Hey Aldi fans, it’s that time again. The discount supermarket’s popular Has no… gluten free range is back on the shelves. If you’re not familiar with the range, Aldi annually releases a range of gluten, wheat and dairy free products under this brand.
We describe them as popular, not because we’re on the Aldi payroll, but because our posts on this topic tend to go off. It’s not just the price that’s appealing, according to our readers. Apparently the products are pretty decent quality too.
I’m a recent convert because I’m now living just a stone’s throw from an Aldi store and yesterday I got my first chance to sample their range. Okay, so I got a bit carried away. I grabbed some Has No mini-crackers and a big bag of macaroni (both of which have already gotten the thumbs up from my two pint-sized product reviewers), as well as some bread mix and two types of pancake mix (banana and honey and cinnamon) which we have yet to try.
I forked out about $16 for these, which means they cost on average a little over $3 each. The crackers were the most expensive (a little over $4) and the macaroni and the break mix were the least expensive ($2.99 each)
The product line-up this year is pretty diverse and in addition to the above products includes plain and self raising flour, sticky date pudding mix, rice crumbs, felafel mix and a variety of pastas. There is also some Freshlife-branded gluten free muesli, but I haven’t spotted it in my store (Meadowbank) yet.
FYI, Aldi’s marketing people said the decision on whether they’d include any gluten free products in their regular line-up depended on how well this range sells. These have been in stores since March 14 and will be stocked until they sell out.
If you get a chance to try them, let us know which ones you like.