I love how Aldi stocks foods from different countries throughout the year. The discount grocery store with German roots is perhaps most well known for its German week, which typically occurs a couple of times a year. However, Aldi also sells food from Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and more. I also see Aldi sell foods inspired by Greece, Mexico, India, and other countries.
Bake Shop French Pancakes cost $3.99 for a 9.88-ounce package at the time of publication. With eight pancakes in the package, that comes out to about 50 cents per one-pancake serving. These are advertised as “to go!” and “ready to eat!” They are a product of France.
These are an Aldi Find, so they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone unless Aldi decides to bring them back at some point. Aldi doesn’t offer online ordering for products that are not in stock at your local store.
I found these pancakes in the Aldi Find freezer aisle, although I was surprised to see them there and had expected to instead find them among the room temperature baked goods. It’s possible some Aldi stores may stock them among the baked goods while other Aldi stores may put them in the freezer, depending on what shelf space they have available.
If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain wheat, egg, and milk. They may contain almonds or hazelnuts.
One package contains eight pancakes, and they’re packed two together inside small plastic wrappers, although one pancake is considered a single serving. One pancake has 120 calories, 5 grams of total fat (6% DV), 1 gram of saturated fat (5% DV), 165 mg of sodium (7% DV), 16 grams of total carbohydrates (6% DV), and 7 grams of added sugars.
There are no heating or preparation directions for these pancakes. The package gives a serving suggestion showing the pancakes with strawberries and blueberries.
I did find a website for Bakerly, which sells French pancakes (it’s not clear if they are the manufacturer of the Aldi French pancakes) that states French pancakes can be eaten as is right out of the package, or you can warm them in the microwave for a few seconds.
So these are not your traditional pancakes that automatically call for toppings such as butter and syrup. They are sweeter than a regular pancake, with a taste and texture that is a little more like cake or a dessert. We let our pancakes thaw for a little while on the kitchen counter, then heated our thawed pancakes two at a time in the microwave for 10 seconds. We tried them both plain and with a little butter and syrup, and they’re good either way.
These would be nice snacks to take on the go to a park or picnic, a youth sporting event, or any type of outing. They would also be good tucked into a lunch box. The fact that they’re packaged in two-packs makes them easy to grab and go.
Bake Shop French Pancakes are a product of France. They are sweeter than regular pancakes and have a cake-like flavor and consistency. They can be eaten as-is right out of the packaging, or you can heat them for a few seconds in the microwave. You can enjoy them with some butter and syrup like traditional pancakes, but they’re just as good enjoyed on their own right out of the wrapper.