Friday, January 6, 2023

Writing this Post took longer than making this - Instant Brioche Stuffing

Another quickie post (said the girl who always gets carried away.)

I've had amazing homemade stuffing, like my aunt's which is my favorite stuffing ever and I look forward to it every Thanksgiving, but the boxed stuff has a special place in my heart (and stomach.) 

It's quick, and easy, and comforting. (I especially love all the rehydrated bits of onion and celery.) 

I also love Aldi's brioche bread, so this should be a match made in heaven. 

Cooking it up is no different than any other boxed stuffing on the market. Boil water with butter, add in the dried bread and herbs, let sit for a few minutes, then fluff with a fork. The perfect side dish on a cold winter's day when you're exhausted after work. 

Visually, it doesn't look any different from other boxed stuffing mixes, but this does smell oddly sweet. More like caramelized garlic than normal garlic. I'm guessing the sweetness is from the brioche? 

Taking a bite, it tastes like it smells. Oddly sweet, sweeter than I expected. Almost like the garlic was caramelized and rather than brioche, the bread base was made with Hawaiian rolls. It gets the job done, but it's not the game changer I thought it would be. 

Brioche is delicious, and after having brioche burger buns, I will never have anything else, but I don't think it's the best choice for this stuffing. Other than the sweetness, I don't really see what it's bringing to the table. The texture is the same as other non-brioche instant stuffing mixes, it looks pretty much the same, and the only notable difference is that the seasoning is far sweeter than I am used to. 

It's okay, definitely edible, but I prefer the normal chicken flavored stuffing Aldi offers year-round. For a product in the "Specialty" black-box line-up, this was pretty underwhelming. Alongside this flavor there was also a Lemon Thyme version, but after this I don't think I'll be checking it out. I expect it to be more of the same overly sweet stuff, and that's not what I'm after. 

Personally, I wouldn't buy this again. It just didn't scratch the same comforting stuffing-itch as other products. 

Fans of this would also like:
Aldi Turkey & Stuffing Chips or Aldi Turkey and Cranberry Ravioli

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