Aldi Earth Grown Vegan Products Roundup

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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 Non-Dairy Oat Milk Based Pints

Earth Grown Non Dairy Oat Based Pints

Cost: $2.99 for 16 oz.

Thoughts: This is a newer product, and it’s different from the almond milk-based frozen dessert Aldi sold a while back (see below). This “ice cream” is made with oat milk. It comes in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla cookie chip, and cold brew.

Full review: here

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: here

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

About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. She is a self-employed editor and writer who enjoys reading, cooking, and gardening when she isn't busy shopping at Aldi.

5 Comments

  1. I am not a vegetarian, but am always on the lookout for alternative burgers in order to mix it up a bit. Most faux burgers are pretty “myeh”, some might be decent if there wasn’t an overload of onion powder in the product, a few still contain MSG…and then there’s Beyond Meats, which is absolutely *foul*. Shopped at Aldi’s today, and saw the “Earth Grown Vegan Kale Burger”-cooked one up for dinner, using my routine meat burger toppings ( mustard/mayo/lettuce /black pepper/ sauteed mushroom and green onion)….uh…. YEAH! LOVED it! It tastes *fantastic*. This product did NOT have the usual overload of seasonings and other assorted crud that too many of the other alternative burgers do. No, it doesn’t have the texture of meat, and no, it did not hold up in the bun…and that is *just fine* by me, because: it is a VEGGIE burger 🙂 Am definitely looking forward to trying all the other Earth Grown products. Great product, Aldi’s-thanks!

  2. OMG…. The potstickers are incredibly delicious. I love them . I’m vegetarian and gluten , egg and dairy free. These are the perfect solution given those parameters.
    I simply steam them. It gives me my pasta fix. I find that frying them makes them too wonky to chew.
    The downside is that here in Southwesr Florida the clerk told me today that it is a seasonal item …boo who ….

  3. Worst product ever! I bought a 4 pack of the kale burgers for health reasons and had to throw 3 of them away. No matter how you cook them they end up a pile of mush that tastes horrible! Do yourself a favor a choose something else!

  4. We had the Earth Grown Vegan gluten free Vegetable Pot Stickers for the first time this evening.I purchased them some time ago to be part of a quick convenient freezer meal. I wish I tried them sooner, so I could buy more, they were so good. Even fhe simple soy dipping sauce was note worthy. I cooked them in a cast iron pan and found the water evaporated in the time noted, however I wanted them browner, and crisper, so I added a bit more oil and flipped them to brown both sides. I would love to see this product available regularly. Also, these folks make a satisfying lentil burger that I’d like to buy routinely.

  5. The Cold Brew Vegan ice cream is to die for! I love coffee ice cream, and missed the flavor when I gave up dairy. I was thrilled to have found this. I bought several pints- taste and price beat the competition by a landslide. Recently, I have not seen the Earth Grown in my past few Aldi trips, and was afraid it was no more. I hope that’s not the case!

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