Aldi carries a regular stock of gluten free products that are pretty much all good. We like their Regular Buy cornbread mix, General Tso’s chicken, chicken nuggets, knockoff Red Lobster biscuit mix, mac and cheese, brownie mix, and more. We’ve also been impressed with their Aldi Find donuts, egg rolls, and stuffing mix.
Most recently, Aldi sold some English muffins as a limited-time special, and I picked up a box of each flavor variety to try.
liveGfree Gluten Free English Muffins cost $4.49 for an 11-ounce box at the time of publication. Each box contains four muffins, which comes out to about $1.12 per muffin.
When they’re in stock, you’ll find them in the freezer aisle. These are an Aldi Find, so they’re only in stock for a limited time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone until next time, whenever that might be. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that are not at your local store.
These are kosher and are certified gluten free by the Gluten Intolerance Group.
If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain soy.
They’re made with gluten free flour, which contains brown rice flour, white rice flour, modified tapioca starch, tapioca starch, potato starch, soy flour, sorghum flour, potato flour, and corn flour.
The packages have no directions other than to keep frozen and to thaw before eating. These also are packaged unsliced, which means you can’t easily defrost them in a toaster. I ended up microwaving them on the defrost setting for about 30 seconds, then slicing them and putting them in my toaster for a few minutes. Because of the way they’re shaped, it’s not easy to slice them equally, so you might end up with a thicker piece and a thinner piece. These also have a darker appearance on the outside compared to traditional Thomas’ or L’Oven Fresh English muffins.
In terms of texture, these are denser and don’t have as many air pockets as traditional English muffins, but if you need to eat gluten free, these will do. I served them with butter only, so we could fully taste the muffins.
Keep reading for more information on each flavor.
liveGfree Plain Gluten Free English Muffins
These plain muffins taste fine and would go well served with butter and jam. (They’re a little boring served with just butter.) They would also be a good base for a breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese, and bacon or sausage.
One serving has 170 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat (2% DV), no saturated fat, 430 mg of sodium (19% DV), 37 grams of total carbohydrates (13% DV), 2 grams of total sugars, and 2 grams of added sugar (4% DV).
liveGfree Cinnamon Raisin Gluten Free English Muffins
These don’t have as much cinnamon flavor as I expected, but they also have very little added sugar for a baked good like this. These are fine served with butter.
One serving has 190 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat (2% DV), 390 mg of sodium (17% DV), 41 grams of total carbohydrates (15% DV), and 7 grams of total sugars, and 1 gram of added sugar (2% DV).
liveGfree Gluten Free English Muffins come in plain or cinnamon raisin varieties. They are less dense and have fewer air pockets than traditional English muffins, but otherwise they’re a reasonable substitute if you can’t eat gluten. We wish they came pre-sliced.