Aldi stocks a pretty generous array of breakfast foods across the store, including heat-and-serve fare under its Breakfast Best line. These frozen foods include both Regular Buys and Special Buys (ALDI Finds) and range from pretty standard to pretty exotic.
You can find these in the Special Buy section. And they’re exotic. A little.
Breakfast Best Mozzarella and Bacon Mini Bagels come in the frozen section of your local Special Buy (ALDI Finds) area. The box comes with 9 mini-bagels, which is, honestly, not a lot. Maybe two people could share a small meal out of these, but if you’re serving a full meal to more people than that, you’ll most likely want to serve other things in addition to these.
The bagels come with three different types of cooking instructions. To cook with a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 450 degrees, then remove the frozen bagels from the packaging and spread them evenly on a baking sheet. (Do not use the crisping tray that comes in the bagel box.) Bake them for 9-11 minutes, then let them sit for 1 minute before serving.
To cook with a toaster oven, preheat the toaster oven to 400 degrees, remove the frozen bagels from the packaging, then place them evenly spaced on a toaster oven tray. (As before, do not use the crisping tray.) Bake them for 14 minutes, then let them sit 1 minute before serving.
Microwaving the bagels results in a softer bagel, but it’s the fastest method. To use the microwave, remove the crisping tray from the box and place the tray on top of the empty box, then stack both in the center of the microwave. (You read that right.) Cook for 2 1/2 minutes on high. You can allow the product to stand in the tray 1-2 minutes after cooking if you want the bagels to be a little crisper.
The bagels, on the whole, are decent. They’re a little like a bacon pizza bagel (not a surprise, given the ingredients), but the use of cheese sauce rather than marinara makes them a little more breakfast-like. We cooked them in the oven and they were crispy and done just right in 10 minutes, but keep an eye on them, since oven times can vary.
Nutritionally, they have a lot of sodium (620 mg, or 26% of your daily allowance) and they don’t have a lot in the area of vitamins and minerals, so they are not a health food. That’s true of most so-called processed foods, but it’s still worth noting.
There aren’t a lot of them, but if you like mozzarella, bacon, and bagels, these heat-and-serve snacks aren’t bad, although they’re not a health food. They’re also a limited-time Special Buy (ALDI Find), so if you can’t find them in your Aldi store, that means they’re not currently around.