Monday, June 8, 2015

Pretzel Buns - Aldi - Cherry Hill, NJ

Pretzel Buns - Aldi - Cherry Hill, NJ
Man, what a crazy busy weekend. I got so much done, but I didn't really rest or sleep properly, so I'm going back to work (in a few hours) more tired than when I left. I don't have time to finish formatting my original review for tonight, so I thought I'd take some time to mention something I've been eating the last few weeks.

This isn't so much an individual item review as it is an ingredient, but it's something I've been enjoying, so I figured it was post-worthy.

The packaging is really plain, it's a plastic bag with sticker labels, so there's not much for me discuss. Even though this is a Specially Selected item, the typical black and white layout just isn't working as well as it does with other products. It doesn't look as high end or fancy as other products from this line, but it functions well.

Straight out of the package, these buns are pretty 'meh. I made my first burger using a bun fresh out of the package as-is, and it was really doughy. Even though I had a ton of ingredients loaded onto my burger it felt like there was still way more bun-to-filling, so it came off feeling really doughy and dry.

I wrote this product off as a fail since I didn't enjoy it out of the package, but I hate wasting food, so I tried to use them up anyway.

For my next burger I took the buns and lightly toasted both halves in my toaster oven. It was a completely different product after that!

After it was toasted the bun became a lot lighter and fluffier on the inside, and it enhanced the overall pretzel flavoring of the bun. It tasted just like the ones I've had from Wendy's and other fast food places, and I easily ate the rest of the bag. This is a specialty item, so I'm not sure how long it'll be around,  but I'm really going to miss it when it's gone.
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