I thought this was an interesting blog
Aldi foods are name brand in disguise. A friend did a search of sorts.
Let me preface this by saying that I have never shopped at Aldi.
I'm Jeff, and I write the blog that was referred to in the first post of this thread - The Smart Aldi Shopper. Thanks so much for linking to my blog, and I sincerely appreciate you all taking the time to check it out and for posting your thoughtful comments!
I share many of your concerns, especially regarding ingredient and nutritional labeling in general, and how the Aldi products measue up against the national brands in particular. One of the decisions I had to make when I started the blog was if, and how much of that kind of information I was going to discuss, and how I was going to do it. What exactly was the blog going to be about?
There are SO many aspects to think of when you try to decide if product "A" is better than product "B", that I was quickly overwhelmed when trying to cover all the angles. Cost, nutrition, sourcing, sustainability, technology, transporatation, humane treatment of animals, labor issues, and so on - so many things, and all of interest to me on one level or another.
In the end, I decided to just try to answer the simple question, "Is _____ product from Aldi any good?". Obviously, what means "good" to one person means something entirely different to another. We're all judging things using different criteria. There's simply no way I would be able to cover EVERYTHING that was important to me and my readers - I simply don't have the time, nor access to the kind of information I would like to have in order to provide that kind of in-depth coverage. So, I decided to keep the scope rather narrow. I simply try to let people know if I think a product is worth trying or not, and share