Aldi sent me a sneak peek of its upcoming gluten-free product line. The good news? There are several products on the list that I can’t wait to try. (Read: doughnuts and empanadas) The bad news? These products are only available for a short time. They hit the shelves on May 8th and are only available while supplies last.
Here are the six gluten-free Aldi products that I can’t wait to try along with a few others that have piqued my interest.
Aldi’s New Gluten-Free Products
1. Gluten-Free Glazed Donuts
RED ALERT: There are gluten-free glazed doughnuts in Aldi’s May lineup. I repeat gluten-free glazed doughnuts. I can’t wait to try this one.
Aldi liveGfree Glazed Gluten-Free Donuts – $4.49
UPDATE: Aldi Gluten-Free Glazed Doughnut Review is up!
2. Chocolate Gluten-Free Donuts
Chocolate doughnuts come in right behind glazed doughnuts because I’ve yet to meet a doughnut I don’t love. Here’s my question: are these vanilla doughnuts glazed with a chocolate icing? Or chocolate doughnuts finished with a chocolate frosting? I’ll do the research on this very.important.question and get back to you–I’m doing this for you, of course. 😉
liveGfree Chocolate Gluten-Free Donuts – $4.49
UPDATE: Aldi Gluten-Free Chocolate Frosted Doughnut Review is up!
3. Gluten Free Beef Empanadas
Premade gluten-free empanadas? Exciting! If you’ve never had an empanada they’re fried or baked dough filled with various fillings. According to the package, these contain onions, potatoes, peas, and queso blanco. That sounds good to me. (BTW, my husband hates peas. These will all be mine! muh hah hah.)
liveGfree Gluten Free Beef Empanadas – $4.99
4. Gluten Free Chicken Empanadas Chicken
Aldi’s really leaning into the empanada offering. They have three varieties in the lineup. After beef, I’m most excited to try the chicken. It contains chicken, onions, red bell peppers, tomatoes, and cilantro. I read this as chicken with salsa because onions + red bell peppers+ tomatoes + cilantro= salsa in my book. But we shall see!
liveGfree Gluten Free Chicken Empanadas Chicken – $4.99
5. Gluten-Free Cheese Ravioli
If I could, I would live on stuffed pasta. Ravioli, pierogi and pot stickers are three of my favorite foods. In the past, Aldi offered a little tray of gluten-free ravioli. Smothered in sauce, they reminded me of the TV dinners I loved during childhood. Will these be as good? We shall see.
liveGfree Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli – $3.99
6. Gluten-Free Spinach and Cheese Ravioli
More ravioli? COME TO MAMA. Gluten-free spinach and cheese ravioli sounds so good to me right now. May 8th needs to get here quick.
liveGfree Gluten Free Spinach and Cheese Ravioli – $3.99
Aldi New Gluten-Free Lineup: The Rest.
Here are the products that I’m interested in trying but am not fully excited about. Yet.
Gluten Free Cheesecake Sampler
Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. But, to be honest, I prefer plain cheesecake. (I don’t even like fruit topping on my plain cheesecake.) I’m excited about this because….cheesecake. But I’m not as excited as I would be if this was a box of New York-style cheesecake.
liveGfree Gluten Free Cheesecake Sampler – $8.99
Gluten Free Skillet Meals
Am I the only one who finds premade skillet meals kind of…meh? Aldi has two this year’s: Chicken Florentine and Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo. I’ll probably buy the Chicken Florentine. (Eh, who am I kidding? I’ll probably get both).
liveGfree Gluten Free Skillet Meals – $4.99
This is such a fun, albeit odd, member of Aldi’s gluten-free offerings. I mean, I love croutons. They remind me of the salads my mom served when I was growing up. But honestly, I don’t crave them much. I’ll pick up a bag because it’s crispy buttery bread.
liveGfree Glute Free Croutons – $1.99
Gluten Free “Bites”
I feel like I’m either going to be really excited about these gluten-free “bites” or, whomp whomp, highly disappointed. I love dark chocolate and coconut. So that’s a plus. But are these a sweet treat? Or a “good for you” snack that tastes blah? I want to find out.
liveGfree Gluten Free “Bites” Assorted Varieties – $3.69
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread
How much do I love gluten-free cinnamon raisin bread? So much! But premade gluten-free bread? Eh, it’s usually (not always!) disappointing. If this bread is tasty and not hole-y, I’ll be thrilled.
liveGfree Cinnamon Raisin Bread – $3.99
Gluten-Free Seeds & Grains Bread
If I remind you that I’m allergic to sesame seeds, I bet you can guess why I’m not wildly excited about this bread. If it’s sesame-free, I’ll throw a loaf in the cart.
liveGfree Seeds & Grains Gluten Free Bread – $3.99
Gluten-Free Vegetable Empanadas
Along with the two empanadas listed above, there’s also a vegetarian option. While I want to try this one, I’m not running out the door for it. It sounds…bland. (Watch, it’ll be my favorite of the three.)
liveGfree Gluten Free Vegetable Empanadas – $4.99
Gluten-Free Hot Dog Buns
Do these hot dog buns look huge or is that just me? I find this to be true with Udi’s gluten-free hot dog buns. They’re too big! In fact, I never use those for hot dogs. I use them to make “Easy Gluten-Free Garlic Bread.” The other odd thing? There are only four buns in the bag. Four! Um, okay.
liveGfree Gluten Free Hot Dog Buns – $3.49
Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns
Lots of folks are totally fine with bunless hamburgers. I’m not one of them. And yet…this pic isn’t jingling my jangle. The buns look big and there’s only four of them, just like with the hot dogs. We shall see, folks, we shall see.
liveGfree Gluten Free Hamburger Buns – $3.49
Aldi’s Year-round Gluten-Free Products
In addition to the limited-time gluten-free offerings, Aldi has a small selection of gluten-free foods available year-round.
List accurate as of 5/2019. Prices and availability may vary depending on your location.
- liveGfree Sweet Chili or Black Sesame Brown Rice Crisps – $2.49
- liveGfree Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks or Minis – $2.19
- liveGfree Gluten Free Cheddar Biscuit or Cornbread Mix – $2.29
- liveGfree Gluten Free Baking Mixes Assorted Varieties – $1.99
- liveGfree Gluten Free Wraps Plain and Spinach – $3.99
- liveGfree Gluten Free Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza – $5.29
- liveGfree Gluten Free Stuffed Sandwiches – $2.99
- liveGfree Gluten Free Multi Seed Crackers Assorted Varieties – $1.99
- liveGfree Organic Gluten Free Brown Rice Quinoa Fusilli or Penne Pasta – $2.89