We can probably file this one under my heading of “things I’ve tried so you don’t have to.” I have written about products from Aldi before, the large German based grocery corporation that also owns Trader Joes. Aldi sell most their own label of foods, manufactured for them by the “big guys” but heavily discounted. Shop only at Aldi and you can probably save 25-30% off your grocery bill. Supplement your Aldi trips with getting your staples at dollar stores, and you’ll save even more.
I’m not much for frozen or canned pasta “meals”, but somebody dropped by an Aldi brand lasagna, which is branded “Bremers,” but according to the USDA plant number on the package, is made by Chicago’s “On-Cor.” I shouldn’t be surprised, the packaging is very similar and the contents and dietary label are identical.
As always, I went with the oven style prep instead of microwaving, which took about 45 minutes. Below are pix of the package, the frozen product, and the plated product (with added Parmesan) and the street in Chicago where the product was born.
How was it? Surprisingly meatier than I expected, yet for some reason, I find all pre-prepared Italian and Mexican foods (especially Hormel Tamales) to have a slight “burn” to the tomato sauce which I personally find unappealing. I can’t really identify the source of that discomfort for me, just has always been that way.
In any regards, would I buy it again? Well, yes, over big name brands like Stouffers, it’s just a much better value.
But nobody, but nobody makes lasagna better than Mrs. BurgerDogBoy, unless she tries to slip in turkey Italian sausage.
bremer lasagna review