Last Updated on February 1, 2023
Aldi has long sold a selection of Chinese-American takeout-style foods. Some options are better than others, and their General Tso’s Chicken and Mandarin Orange Chicken are often in my deep freezer for nights when we want something easy. I also sometimes buy their chicken lo mein. When they’re in stock, my family likes the potstickers.
Most of the takeout-style food at Aldi is sold in the freezer aisle under the store’s Fusia Asian Inspirations private label. On a recent Aldi run, though, I spotted some egg rolls marketed under the Aldi Park Street Deli label. They were in the refrigerated aisle near the take and bake pizzas and near certain refrigerated Aldi Finds. Based on the price sticker on the shelf, though, I think these egg rolls might be a new permanent item.
Park Street Deli, which is not a company, is the name Aldi puts on many of its refrigerated deli foods such as guacamole, snack trays, layered dip, and chicken salad. The Park Street Deli line also includes ready-to-heat foods such as Korean style BBQ chicken, Thai coconut chicken, and pulled pork.
I can’t remember ever seeing refrigerated egg rolls at Aldi before. They’ve always been sold frozen under the Fusia label. The Park Street Deli Egg Rolls come in chicken and pork varieties, and I bought a package of the chicken egg rolls to try. My family was curious to see how they compare to frozen Aldi egg rolls.
Park Street Deli Egg Rolls cost $3.99 at the time of publication for a 13.5-ounce package containing five egg rolls. That comes out to about 80 cents per egg roll. These cost a little more than the frozen Fusia egg rolls, which were $2.95 for a 10.8-ounce package of four egg rolls, or about 74 cents per egg roll, at the time of writing.
As mentioned above, these Park Street Deli Egg Rolls come in chicken or pork varieties, and I bought the chicken to try. The package describes these as being “made with all white meat chicken, freshly cut cabbage, carrot & onion.”
The egg rolls I bought in mid January had a sticker with a date of February 8th. If you don’t use egg rolls like these before the sticker date, I think you could drop the whole package in the freezer and they’d be fine. Just thaw them in the refrigerator before heating them.
Like I said earlier, these appear to be a Regular Buy available at Aldi any time of year.
If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain wheat and soy. These also contain some processed ingredients such as maltodextrin and various gums, but you don’t necessarily buy egg rolls thinking of them as a health food.
The ingredients actually look nearly identical to the frozen Fusia egg rolls Aldi sells.
One egg roll has 130 calories, 3.5 grams of total fat (4% DV), 1 gram of saturated fat (5% DV), 430 mg of sodium (19% DV), 19 grams of total carbohydrates (7% DV), 3 grams of total sugars, 1 gram of added sugars (2% DV), and 6 grams of protein.
The back of the package has directions for cooking the egg rolls in a microwave or in a conventional oven.
The microwave directions are a little unusual. They say to heat one thawed egg roll (I bought mine from the refrigerator aisle, so they were already thawed) in the microwavable tray on high for 45 seconds, adding 45 seconds for each additional egg roll. Let stand for 1-2 minutes after cooking. I take that to mean that the tray these are sold in is microwavable. I’m not sure what they think you’re going to do with the other egg rolls if you aren’t heating the entire package at once. I also wonder if you could just microwave your desired number of egg rolls on a regular plate.
To bake these egg rolls, remove them from the package and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes. Then let stand for 1-2 minutes after cooking.
While the package doesn’t have directions for air frying, I chose to try heating these in my air fryer. I air fried them at 400 degrees for 9 minutes, shaking or flipping them about halfway through, and they came out plenty crispy. I possibly could have heated them for one minute less in the air fryer, but we like our egg rolls nice and crispy.
These taste like your standard grocery store egg rolls. They are pretty similar to frozen egg rolls at Aldi. They’re not as good as egg rolls from a takeout restaurant, but they’re decent and I would have no problem buying these again. It definitely helps to air fry them so they have a texture that comes closer to takeout style.
One final note: these didn’t come with any kind of dipping sauce such as sweet and sour sauce, which the frozen Aldi egg rolls sometimes include. So if you want dipping sauce, you’ll need to buy a bottle separately.
Park Street Deli Egg Rolls come in pork or chicken varieties and are sold in the refrigerated aisle at Aldi. We tried cooking them in our air fryer and they came out crisp and about as good as it gets for grocery store egg rolls. Takeout is always going to taste better, but these are good on their own merits.