Get a taste of global flavors with Aldi's store brand items.

By Amy Barnes
April 28, 2021
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Aldi has built their business around a wide range of beloved store-brand products. When I went to Germany with my family, we visited lots of touristy spots but one of my tourist goals was to shop in an Aldi. The stores originated in Germany and are much the same — simple aisles, small footprint, few cashiers, carts with quarter slots, lower prices, no frills, and store brands. My souvenirs included small Aldi products in my suitcase.

Years later, my love of Aldi and their store brands hasn't changed, but Aldi has definitely kept up with trends. While the stores do carry a small array of national brands and seasonal options, the real stand-outs are still the Aldi store brands. Check out the international-inspired store brands and find your own new favorite pantry staples.

Getting Cozy With Mama Cozzi

Frozen and take-and-bake Italian foods like pizza, breadsticks, and calzones are a quick dinnertime choice. From frozen pizzas to delivery and take-and-bake stores, there are a lot of options but the Aldi pizza and flatbread store brand options taste great for less! Aldi's Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen starts meals out with gooey Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Cheesy Breadsticks. The flatbread line-up is great for work lunches and includes flavor choices like: Southwest Style Chicken, BBQ Chicken, and Pepperoni. Deli Calzones with Buffalo Chicken, Philly Cheese Steak, Four Cheese, Pepperoni flavors are another great option to bring big Italian flavors home.

The "big mama" of Aldi store brands is of course, pizza. Mama Cozzi keeps dinner delicious with regular crust or cauliflower crust options. Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Take and Bake Pizza comes in four varieties: pepperoni, five cheese, supreme and thin crust mega meat while the cauliflower crust pizzas are featured in pepperoni or cheese.

Allrecipes Meets Aldi: Have leftover marinara sauce? This recipe for Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce is a great way to use up a jar of Aldi's Simply Nature Organic Marinara Sauce.

Find Some Asian Meal Inspiration with Fusia Fusion

Finding dinner ideas is easier with the Aldi Fusia brand of Asian-inspired products. From Fusia Asian Pork or Chicken Egg Rolls to Fusia Teriaki Stir Fry or Lo Mein, the frozen food options can fill your freezer and your family's bellies.

Allrecipes Meets Aldi: Looking for an easy and simple meal? This Soy Sauce Chicken recipe is a winner winner chicken dinner with the addition of some Aldi Fusia Asian Inspirations Soy Sauce (light or regular). Add some Specially Selected basmati rice and dinner is ready.

Journey To Germany with Aldi

With Aldi's German line of products, Deutsche Küche, the choices vary by the season. Twice a year (in April and October), Aldi serves up a variety of German culinary options including Schloss Oberman German sparkling wine. There's always some German staples on the shelves and in the freezer. Keep your eyes out for seasonal choices like: Deutsche Küche Warm Potato Salad, Deutsche Küche Cabbage Blend, Deutsche Küche German Pickles, Deutsche Küche German Bean Soup, and Deutsche Küche German Style Sauerkraut. These authentic Aldi store brands can transport shoppers to Germany without leaving the States.

Allrecipes Meets Aldi: The German-Style Sauerkraut is excellent as a side, hot dog topper, or sandwich ingredient. This Sauerkraut Ball recipe is a great appetizer option for Oktoberfest parties and beyond!

Get Creative With Casa Mamita

Take a trip south of the border with Aldi's line of Casa Mamita products. These Mexican-inspired foods can help you throw together dinner in a snap. Season up some ground beef with Casa Mamita Taco Mix (also available in low-sodium) and stuff it into these crunchy Casa Mamita Taco Shells with all your favorite toppings, like the Casa Mamita Salsa line, which comes in mild, medium, and hot. If time is of the essence, you should keep your freezer stocked with convenient options like Casa Mamita Burritos in either bean or beef varieties and Casa Mamita Taquitos, which offer beef or chicken options.

Allrecipes Meets Aldi: If you're needing a wow-worthy dip, or an extra indulgent side dish, whip up a batch of Spicy Cheesy Refried Beans using Casa Mamita Refried Beans. Don't forget a bag of tortilla chips for snacking!

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