By Kevin Williams
Well, the Aldi love continues. My wife just makes that a regular stop on the weekly grocery trip now and it is saving money to go there but, again, it is also fun. The other week when I went along on the shopping excursion I noticed "Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies." I had my snack allotment for that week but this week when Rachel went she picked up some for me. Turns out these cookies are champs. They won the award for Private Label Cookie of 2015 according to the Private Label Manufacturers Association. So I had high hopes for this cookie and it is pretty good. As the name implies, a bit of everything is in this cookie: peanut butter, chocolate chunks, coconut, even pretzel pieces. Yum. The cookies were awesome. But, honestly, I'm a little surprised that they were picked as the BEST....I've tasted plenty of private label cookies and that is some pretty stiff competition. Harris Teeter, a grocery store chain in the southeast, has some awesome private label cookies. Man, I would love that job: tasting and judging private label cookies. In Canada, I LOVE the Sobey's private label brand of oatmeal cookies. Best, most "oatmealy" cookie taste I've had.
Another find at Aldi was an easy mix for Red Lobster's legendary "Cheddar Bay" biscuits. Even if you aren't a seafood person, if you go to Red Lobster you can fill yourself up on these delicious biscuits. The biscuits have proven so popular that Red Lobster has a mix for them you can make at home and Rachel found a box of it at Aldi and whipped some up as part of supper last night.
Now if you just don't want to use a boxed mix, RecipeLion has a recipe for homemade Cheddar Bay biscuits, you can click here for that. But the box mix did a pretty darn good job.
Both great finds but I hate to be a wet blanket , but be prepared that neither may be there the next visit. I have had than happen several times. I don't know if it was a limited special item or something that did not have high volume sales. Sort of disappointing just when you find something you like.
Costco has had great deals on the biscuit mix. Big box!