Jul 6, 2023
There are so many brands of freeze-dried strawberries, that it’s hard to choose which one to pick. So we decided to look into another brand, which is ALDI freeze dried strawberries. We’ll be reviewing the brand so you’ll know what to expect and if it’s worth the money.
ALDI is a company that carries several brands, including Simply Nature. Its mission is to give consumers all-organic, non-GMO verified products at a great price. In addition, they claim that you won’t find any added artificial ingredients or preservatives in their food products.
The ALDI freeze dried strawberries are made with non-GMO strawberries. According to the package label, the product has no additives or preservatives. You get it in a Mylar bag with a net weight of 1.2oz or 34g.
Since it’s made with all-fruit, it has zero fat and zero cholesterol. It’s got 25% dietary fiber making it a healthy snack for everyone.
There’s no information about how the company makes its strawberries. Although the label says all products are free from artificial ingredients and preservatives.
It would have been nice if the company made it easier for consumers to know more.
We also can’t find any information on where the company sources their strawberries. This is very important because some places have higher quality strawberries compared to others.
Depending on seller, you can buy a bag for $10.97 (roughly $9.14/ ounce). It’s a bit more expensive compared to Simple Truth freeze-dried strawberries.
ALDI has a “Twice As Nice” guarantee. If you’re unsatisfied, you’ll get your money back, and a replacement item.
ALDI believes that they have the best quality products around. If for any reason you’re not 100% satisfied, they’ll gladly replace the product WITH a refund. Just return any unopened bag of freeze-dried strawberries to your local ALDI store manager.
A reviewer said that the ALDI freeze dried strawberries look like potpourri or dried flowers. Although they look all dried and shriveled up, they do have the sweet smell of strawberries. It’s light, airy, and crunchy, just what you would expect from any freeze-dried fruit. Someone described it as having a light texture as a rice cake, but with the strong flavor of strawberries.
The difference is almost undetectable. You’ll only see it if you compare the products on the spot. Or if you’re habitually making your own freeze dried strawberries.
Despite its appearance, you get this burst of intense strawberry flavor in every bite. If you’re used to the moist, soft, and fleshy texture of strawberries, this takes getting used to. It can be good to add in a granola recipe, yogurt, oatmeal, or morning cereal.
A lot of people, though, are not happy with the price. No one can deny that it’s a good snack, with the flavor and everything. Even if you buy in bulk, you won’t feel any savings.
A YouTuber also compared the cost of doing your own freeze dried strawberries. $2.18 vs a $10.97 bag is no joke. True, having your own freeze dryer is expensive. But if you’re going to be a fan of freeze-dried strawberries? You’ll soon end up spending enough for a freeze dryer if you haven’t bought one yet.
The difference is like night and day. The ALDI freeze dried strawberries do have a drab red color. But they look more like shriveled dehydrated strawberries dipped in food color. The ones we freeze dried with our freeze dryer look a hundred times better. They still have the same appetizing deep red color, but they still look like the way we sliced them fresh.
Still, even if the color’s off, the taste is still the same. You get the same flavorful sweet tartness of strawberries as with the homemade freeze-dried version. Interestingly you’ll discover that the difference lies in the texture. The ALDI freeze dried strawberries don’t have the same airy crunchiness.
Still, you won’t notice the difference unless you spot compare the two. If you haven’t freeze dried your own strawberries, you’ll think this is the way freeze dried strawberries should be.
This is good if you’re on the go and want a quick snack with less mess. The flavor is close to homemade freeze dried strawberries, and almost the same in texture in consistency.
But if you’re one to take the source and how a product is made, you’ll be left wanting. Short of contacting the company about this, it’s hard to get the right information.
Also the cost is a bit higher compared to other brands if you look at the size. A bag is not enough to satisfy your craving for strawberries. If you have your own freeze dryer or a neighbor who has one, it’s better you make your own to save money.
Still, it’s a good snack for a quick strawberry fix, especially if you’re on the go. A plus is that you can also get them in your local store if you suddenly want a snack.
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