Aldi Earth Grown Vegan Products Roundup

This past year, Aldi introduced a Special Buy (ALDI Finds) line of vegan products ranging from burgers to chickenless patties to cheese substitutes. Some products have even become Regular Buys at my store. This is our running post detailing many of these items. Check back later for additional products and updates.

Earth Grown Vegan Southwest Quinoa Crunch Burger

Aldi’s Earth Grown Vegan Southwest Quinoa Crunch Burger, served on a bun with mayo, spinach, and tomato.

Earth Grown Vegan Meat Free Chickenless Patties

Earth Grown Vegan Meat Free Chickenless Patties

Cost: $3.29 for a box of 4 patties

Thoughts: These are breaded soy protein patties, and while they don’t taste exactly like regular chicken patties, they are a decent substitute if you want a meatless option. They are a little more bland and less salty than real chicken patties, but my family happily ate them. They’re good topped with ketchup, mustard, and pickle chips or with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and a dollop of Ranch dressing.

Full review: here

Earth Grown Vegan Southwest Style Black Bean Chipotle Burgers

Earth Grown Vegan Southwest Style Black Bean Chipolte Burger

Thoughts: These were reviewed by our guest writer Katelyn. The main ingredient in these burgers is brown rice, not black beans, but she said the overall product is excellent and quite tasty. They held together well during cooking and were great topped with ketchup and Aldi’s Burman’s Honey Mustard. Katelyn’s husband, who is an avid carnivore, described this burger as similar to a McDouble from McDonald’s.

Full review: here

Earth Grown Vegan Veggie Burger

Earth Grown Vegan Veggie Burger

Thoughts: True to its name, this burger is packed with veggies. However, I thought it was bland. I tasted plenty of veggies but little seasoning. There are much better burgers in the Earth Grown vegan line.

Full review: here

Earth Grown Vegan Asian Veggie Burger

Earth Grown Vegan Asian Veggie Burger

Thoughts: I liked the rice and water chestnuts in these burgers, and seasonings were spot on. The burgers had nice crisp edges and held together well. I recommend these if you want a vegan veggie burger with good flavor. These are now a Regular Buy at my local store.

Full review: here

Earth Grown Vegan Southwest Quinoa Crunch Veggie Burger

Earth Grown Vegan Southwest Quinoa Crunch Burger

Thoughts: These are my favorite among all of Aldi’s Earth Grown vegan burgers I’ve tried so far. These burgers are filling, bake up crispy, and have just the right blend of seasonings. The only downside is that they tend to fall apart as you eat them, so use both hands to hold your bun. I like these so much that I’ve purchased them again several times when they have reappeared as Special Buys in Aldi stores.

Full review: here

Earth Grown Vegan Beefless Crumbles

Earth Grown Vegan Beefless Crumbles

Cost: $3.39 for 10 oz.

Thoughts: This is an attempt to imitate ground beef or ground turkey, and it’s not an all together bad attempt. The texture is pretty similar to ground beef. These crumbles do have a distinctly different smell that will immediately tip you off to the fact that they are not real meat. They don’t taste bad served up in tacos, though, and they’re a decent option if you’re vegan or vegetarian.

Full review: here

Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

Earth Grown Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

Cost: $2.99 for 1 pint

Thoughts: This is a dairy-free ice cream substitute that uses almond milk instead of cow’s milk as the primary ingredient. It has a smooth, creamy texture that is nearly indistinguishable from traditional ice cream. It comes in vanilla, chocolate, and mocha fudge flavors. The vanilla and chocolate flavors I tried had a noticeable almond flavor (from the almond milk) and also had a mild coconut flavor (because coconut oil is another key ingredient). This is more processed than regular ice cream because it contains thickeners such as gellan gum and carob bean gum, but it’s worth a try if you want the taste and texture of ice cream without the dairy.

Full review: here

Earth Grown Vegan Vegetable Potstickers

Earth Grown Vegan Vegetable Potstickers

Thoughts: These have good flavor and even my picky kids ate them. They have a different texture compared to Aldi’s non-vegan Fusia Asian-inspired food line; probably because the Earth Grown potstickers are gluten free. These take a little longer to cook than the packaging advertises, and, contrary to the directions, I had to take the lid off the skillet to get the potstickers to finish cooking. Otherwise a great product.

Full review: coming soon

What’s your favorite Earth Grown vegan product? Let us know in the comments.

About Rachael

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