Sourdough is a fun bread. It has a decidedly different flavor than a traditional white or wheat bread, with — as the name suggests — just a bit of sour flavor. It’s a versatile bread, as it can be used for any meal, whether it’s toasted for breakfast, made as part of a lunch sandwich or used to sop up the remains of a broccoli cheddar soup.
Most big grocers carry sourdough. The good news is Aldi does, too.
Specially Selected Sourdough Loaves are a Regular Buy, meaning you can get them in stores all times of the year. At the time of this post, Aldi offers two varieties, square and round. The square is $2.89, while round is $2.99. Both are 24 ounces, so we’re not sure why the round is 10 cents more. We decided to test the square, although we assume they pretty much taste the same.
The fine print doesn’t say much about who makes the bread, although it does caution that it is manufactured in a factory that also handles milk, soy, and egg. The package states that the bread should be stored at room temperature until the expiration date sticker, but it can be frozen for up to three months if you’re not using it right away.
It’s a tasty bread. It’s easy to handle, holds together very well, and tastes great no matter how it’s prepared. I’ve eaten it toasted with jam, as part of a ham and cheese sandwich, and served it with butter alongside a dinner entree. It passed with flying colors each time. One small drawback is that each piece of bread is wide and large, but it’s easy to chop a slice of bread in half for, say, sandwich purposes.
Aldi’s sourdough loaf is a quality sourdough, with the taste and texture I’d expect. The bread holds together well and works for a number of different meals. Recommended.