Last night, I had the opportunity to attend an event hosted by ALDI and food personality, Carla Hall in her Brooklyn eatery. Everything we enjoyed – from wine to cheese to our savory dessert – was made with products found in ALDI! It was absolutely amazing!
Have you shopped at ALDI before? The company offers ALDI-exclusive brands that will save you up to 50%* over national brands on the things you buy the most. I LOVE THAT! Just in case you aren’t familiar with the concept – ALDI brands are made of the same, or even higher, quality than national brands. So you can be sure you and your family will trust ALDI brands for delicious satisfaction. I put this notion to the test last night and I can tell you that they passed with flying colors!
ALDI stores are also smaller than your typical grocery store – about 17,000 square feet, with around 10,000 square feet of shopping space. Typically, there are only four or five aisles, which makes shopping pretty quick and easy. NICE!
When hosting a party this holiday season, you don’t have to spend an insane amount of money or over decorate. It really isn’t about that. All you have to do is add a few simple touches, bring home quality ingredients, and have a plan. Get inspired with new surprises every day at ALDI’s Make Holidays Happen blog. Here you will learn about amazing recipes (think apple tarts and Thanksgiving stuffing), DIY crafts (like place cards and kid-friendly print outs) and more!
Back to the dinner event! As I walked around Carla Hall’s restaurant, I was able to familiarize myself with some of the seasonal products that ALDI currently has on shelf. As someone who hosts several parties during the season, I was happy to see so many great options. Cured meats, amazing cheeses, artisan crackers and more. The perfect antipasti right at my fingertips!
As a reminder – ALDI offers premium and gourmet cheeses throughout the year. While some cheeses, like their cinnamon goat cheese, are only available during the holiday season, they do offer decadent cheeses like brie all year round.
At ALDI, they taste test all of their products multiple times throughout the year, so they can say from experience that they’re the same quality – or higher – as the national brands. And thanks to customer feedback, they’ve made a big move to get rid of added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils from ALDI exclusive food brands. Feel-good food is easy to find with clearly marked labels on the front of all packages.
Even all of the wine that we drank — available in store! Such variety! Their wines come from the popular wine-growing regions throughout the world, and they source beer from Holland, Germany, Latin America and here in the US. Of course, due to some state and local laws, not all ALDI locations sell wine and beer, and prices may vary from state to state.
Right before dinner was served, we had the pleasure of watching Carla show us how she made the chicken pot pie and waffles dish that was on the menu. It was so easy to make! Oh my goodness!!
I volunteered to help whisk the egg whites because I cook a LOT at home and thought I could be a helping hand. But I forgot that I usually use machinery to help me out with this part of the recipe so……
Mid-way through I called my husband up to help. Oh my goodness!! My arm was killing me. I need to go to the gym! LOL
We had so much fun with Carla! A true gem. So happy for her and can’t wait to watch her on her forever climbing journey.
And the results you ask?? Sheer perfection. I am LITERALLY buying a waffle maker this weekend. WHAT? Life changing!!
Remember – every single ingredient that was used can be found at ALDI. All high quality. All priced right. All simply delicious!!
Dining with great friends is always a treat. But when you are eating food that is simply divine… well, that is just icing on the cake!
ALDI does everything possible to give you incredibly high quality at impossibly low prices. To help customers save money, their stores are 90 percent ALDI exclusive brands – with a few national brands mixed in. Something for everyone. For more information about how you can enjoy these amenities and more, click here.
*Shopping hours are typically 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALDI.