Aldi’s rotating selection of frozen entrees and lunch items never lacks for variety. Recent offerings included the Bremer Classic Handheld Angus Cheeseburger Flatbread Pocket Sandwiches and the Bremer Classic Handheld Chicken Melts Flatbread Pocket Sandwiches.
These are small pita-style sandwiches, similar to a breakfast sandwich Aldi sells sometimes. The Angus cheeseburger sandwiches are described as “100% Angus beef burger & American cheese in a fresh-baked pita pocket,” while the chicken melts are described as “oven-roasted breaded chicken breast patty & American cheese in a fresh-baked pita pocket.”
The sandwiches sold for $4.99 for a box of six at the time of publication. They are not available all the time at Aldi, so get them while you can. The chicken melts sandwiches come in a 15-oz. box, and the Angus cheeseburger sandwiches are in a 13.5-oz. box. Both are quick and easy to prepare, with directions for heating in the microwave.
To prepare the Angus cheeseburger sandwiches, remove and discard the wrapper from a sandwich. Wrap the sandwich in a napkin and place in the microwave cheese side up. Heat on high 35-45 seconds or until heated throughout. Let it stand 1 minute before eating.
To prepare the chicken melts sandwiches, remove and discard the wrapper from a sandwich. Wrap the sandwich in a napkin and place in the microwave cheese side up. Heat on high 45-55 seconds or until heated throughout. Let it stand 1 minute before eating.
My family enjoyed these sandwiches for lunch. They are small, so you might want to heat up two of them, or have some other sides like fruit, chips, or a salad. Or you might appreciate the fact that portions are small, so you can enjoy the taste of a cheeseburger without all the calories. We thought the sandwiches were fine as they are, but some people might want to dip them in ketchup or another condiment. Some family members thought the sandwiches were slightly chewy, but that didn’t stop anyone from eating them all up, and a little chewiness is to be expected with pita bread and with some microwaved food.
The chicken melts sandwich has lightly breaded chicken and has a saltier flavor compared to the Angus cheeseburger; and, in fact, the chicken melts sandwich has more sodium at 475 mg per serving versus 340 mg per serving for the Angus cheeseburger. Both sandwiches contain 160 calories per serving, 30 mg of cholesterol, and 8 to 9 g of total fat.
I don’t often buy highly processed food like these pita pockets, but they do make for a nice treat occasionally, especially if you want to have a hot lunch at work or school and you have access to a microwave. They can’t be beat in terms of how quick and easy it is to heat these up.
The ALDI Find Bremer Classic Handheld Angus Cheeseburger Flatbread Pocket Sandwiches and Bremer Classic Handheld Chicken Melts Flatbread Pocket Sandwiches make for a quick lunch or snack. They are not the healthiest food, but they heat easily in the microwave in less than a minute, and they have good flavor.