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Aldi's Italian Sausage

danv23
danv23 Posts: 953
My kids just love cherry smoked sausage, as do I.  I've tried every brand you can think of, and I happened to be in Aldi's picking up a few things so I figured I'd give theirs a shot.  It's the best dam sausage I've ever had.  I have to admit my expectations were low and I guess I'm glad they were because I don't think I would have enjoyed them as much as I did.  2 big thumbs up!!!!

The DudeThis is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

Walter SobchakNihilists! *uck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. 

Cumming, GA

Eggs - XL, L, Small

Gasser - Weber Summit 6 Burner

Comments

  • WeberWho
    WeberWho Posts: 10,983
    If we're staying on topic of breakfast and Aldi, their pancakes box mix is really good as well. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • Photo Egg
    Photo Egg Posts: 12,110
    Excellent...any chance you can post a photo of the packaging?
    Thanks
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • danv23
    danv23 Posts: 953
    Photo Egg said:
    Excellent...any chance you can post a photo of the packaging?
    Thanks
    Here ya be! https://www.aldi.us/en/products/fresh-meat-seafood/fresh-sausage/detail/ps/p/mild-italian-sausage-links/

    The DudeThis is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

    Walter SobchakNihilists! *uck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. 

    Cumming, GA

    Eggs - XL, L, Small

    Gasser - Weber Summit 6 Burner

  • Acn
    Acn Posts: 4,424
    It’s been a while since I went to Aldi, but I do remember their sausage game being by on point.  We liked their brats and breakfast sausage too.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
    There are about 12 things I buy regularly at Aldi.  I guess I will add sausage.  

    I love their boxed Red Beans and Rice, hummus, eggs, butter, and pita chips.  Those are weekly staples for me.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • danv23
    danv23 Posts: 953
    The frozen breaded chicken breasts taste very much like Chick Filet. No joke.

    The DudeThis is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

    Walter SobchakNihilists! *uck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. 

    Cumming, GA

    Eggs - XL, L, Small

    Gasser - Weber Summit 6 Burner

  • JRWhitee
    JRWhitee Posts: 5,678
    The Mediterranean salmon is fantastic at Aldi's as well. 
                                                                
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  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,578
    well stocked with ham right now, not always available and its better than any stoe market ham
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  • FWIW, I've had a similar experience with a place called Fresh Market.  Although it's not really set up for all my grocery needs, their sausage is shockingly good and not terribly priced either.  Multiple varieties -- sweet and hot italian, broccoli rabe and provolone, andouille, chorizo -- it's all really good.  Unless you're my cardiologist, in which case I'd tell you to avoid that killer tube pig like the plague.    
    It's a 302 thing . . .
  • danv23 said:
    The frozen breaded chicken breasts taste very much like Chick Filet. No joke.
    You are spot on with that.  Google Aldi Chic Fil A and several recipes come up for the Kirkwood red bag chicken breast.  Best cooked in an air fryer.  
    York County, PA
    Large BGE 2014 - CGS adj rig, spider, and stones..
    Mini Max 2018
  • bucky925
    bucky925 Posts: 2,029
    We like the hamburger patties better than anywhere else and their goats cheese is the cheapest around....Italian sausage will be my next try. 

    Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.

  • WeberWho
    WeberWho Posts: 10,983
    Millville Sweet and Salty Chocolate Pretzel Bars, Clancy's Kettle Cuban Sandwich Chips, and a couple gallons of milk are the staples. Even if I run in for one thing. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • JethroVA
    JethroVA Posts: 1,251
    edited March 2021
    Yes on the Aldi Hot Italian sausage.  It's not hot, more like medium. Also the brauts.  In 2019 and 2020, we spent more at Aldi than at Kroger.  Lidl came in at #3.  They have hams on sale for $0.85 now.  

    The only negatives: Aldi's fruit and vegetables don't stay fresh as long a Kroger's.

    Edit: their brioche rolls and buns are killer. I got my parents addicted to them.  I do all my parents' grocery shopping for them.  Prolly $300 month total at Aldi for two elderly folks, plus another $80-100 at Kroger for non-Aldi items. 

    Lidl: Watch for the sea scallops to go on sale and run fast. They're fantastic but sell out pretty quickly. 
    Richmond and Mathews County, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. Little reddish portable kamado that shall remain nameless here.  Very Extremely Stable Genius. 
  • fence0407
    fence0407 Posts: 2,236
    I will have to check this out thanks! Since I see you are local, check out Wilkes Meat Market for their brats, hot Italian sausages, smoked hot sausages and breakfast sausages. 
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17", 28", 36"
    Cumming, GA  

  • stv8r
    stv8r Posts: 1,127
    I stupidly used to think Aldis only had less than par food for cheap prices.  Boy could I have ever been more wrong!  Their food for the most part is top notch but the prices are amazing!  I never hesitate to give an Aldi's item a whirl. 90% of the time I am very happy
  • CigarCityEgger
    CigarCityEgger Posts: 2,109
    Only discovered Aldi about a year ago. Prices can’t be beat and most items are good quality, especially those sausages. They have a great cheese selection as well. 

    Only problem I’ve noticed is produce doesn’t last quite as long, but if you’re eating it within a couple of days no biggie. 
  • johnmitchell
    johnmitchell Posts: 6,508
    Thanks guys I stopped and bought the Italian sausages and also snagged a bag of the Cuban sandwich flavor kettle chips that someone suggested.. looking forward to trying 
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • WeberWho
    WeberWho Posts: 10,983
    Thanks guys I stopped and bought the Italian sausages and also snagged a bag of the Cuban sandwich flavor kettle chips that someone suggested.. looking forward to trying 
    Those chips are dangerous!



    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • danv23
    danv23 Posts: 953
    fence0407 said:
    I will have to check this out thanks! Since I see you are local, check out Wilkes Meat Market for their brats, hot Italian sausages, smoked hot sausages and breakfast sausages. 



    I always used Wilkes smoked sausage for chili, yep, it's excellent.

    Best I ever got was Ptak's north of Mableton. Line out the door on the 1 Saturday they are open per month. Their stuff is indescribably perfect.

    The DudeThis is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

    Walter SobchakNihilists! *uck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. 

    Cumming, GA

    Eggs - XL, L, Small

    Gasser - Weber Summit 6 Burner

  • fence0407
    fence0407 Posts: 2,236
    edited April 2021
    danv23 said:
    fence0407 said:
    I will have to check this out thanks! Since I see you are local, check out Wilkes Meat Market for their brats, hot Italian sausages, smoked hot sausages and breakfast sausages. 



    I always used Wilkes smoked sausage for chili, yep, it's excellent.

    Best I ever got was Ptak's north of Mableton. Line out the door on the 1 Saturday they are open per month. Their stuff is indescribably perfect.
    Patak's meat is the best! My in-laws used to live out that direction and whenever they were able to get in we would stock up. I thought there was an British eatery in Cumming that sold Patak meats, but maybe I'm dreaming. 
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17", 28", 36"
    Cumming, GA  

  • These Aldi threads changed my view of the store.  Never thought I would be getting chips, pickles, breaded chicken breasts, and now possibly sausage 😆.   
    York County, PA
    Large BGE 2014 - CGS adj rig, spider, and stones..
    Mini Max 2018
  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
    I visited my Aldi this morning.  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the Hot Italian sausages were $1.00 off.  I stocked up.  
    Clinton, Iowa
  • loco_engr
    loco_engr Posts: 5,752
    stop by the Aldi's in Leavenworth and snagged the last package of Italian sausage links.
    Do they offer bulk ground in 1# packages?
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  • Carolina Q
    Carolina Q Posts: 14,831
    edited April 2021
    loco_engr said:
    stop by the Aldi's in Leavenworth and snagged the last package of Italian sausage links.
    Do they offer bulk ground in 1# packages?
    @loco_engr Yes, they have 1 lb bulk, at least the mild version. Not sure about hot. This pic from their Instacart listing.
    image of Bulk Mild Italian Sausage

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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