Last Updated on October 22, 2021
Deutsche Küche is probably one of the most popular house brands at Aldi. The phrase means “German cuisine.” Aldi — which has its roots in Germany — usually rotates Deutsche Küche products onto its shelves for a limited time about twice a year, prompting fans to stock up on goodies that include pickles, sweet mustard, schnitzel, cream cakes, whole grain mustard, potato dishes, and Jaffa cakes.
While most Deutsche Küche foods are only in Aldi stores for a short time, I’ve noticed a few types of soup that appear to be Regular Buys that are stocked year-round at Aldi. Those include a harvest veggie and noodle soup, a pea soup, and a potato soup. Here, I’m trying the potato soup.
Deutsche Küche Harvest Potato Soup costs $2.09 for a 28-ounce can at the time of publication. It’s a product of Germany, and the label describes it as “thick and creamy, accented with subtle flavors of potatoes, carrots and leeks.”
Ingredients are: potatoes (sulfites), water, carrots, onions, canola oil, salt, modified corn starch, dried skim milk, leeks, sugar, wheat flour, spices (includes turmeric for color), guar gum, and artificial flavorings.
If you’re watching out for allergens, this contains wheat, milk, and egg. It may contain soy, tree nuts (coconut), fish (pollock, Atlantic salmon), or crustacean shellfish (shrimp, lobster, crab).
One can contains about three servings. A one-cup serving has 100 calories, 2.5 grams of total fat (3% DV), 1,010 mg of sodium (44% DV), 17 grams of total carbohydrates (6% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 2 grams of total sugars, no added sugars, and 3 grams of protein.
You can heat this soup on the stove top or in a microwave.
To heat on the stove, empty the contents into a pot, heat, then serve. Do not boil the soup.
To heat in the microwave, empty the contents into a microwave-safe bowl, heat on high for 2 minutes, stir, then heat on medium for 1 minute.
This is a decent canned soup. It features small cubed pieces of potatoes and carrots in a thick broth with a flavor that, while not exactly the same, reminds me somewhat of Campbell’s Condensed Bean with Bacon Soup I ate as a kid. I toasted a couple of pieces of bread slathered with butter and garlic powder to dip in this soup to make it a more substantial lunch. It’s a soup that could easily be “doctored” with the addition of diced cooked ham or sliced green onions.
Deutsche Küche Harvest Potato Soup is one of the few Deutsche Küche products Aldi appears to sell all year. It’s not bad for a canned soup, with small chunks of potatoes and carrots in a rich, thick broth. It goes well with a hearty bread for dunking, or make it fancier by adding diced ham. If you’re a fan of Aldi’s German products, this is worth a try.