November 12, 2014 – Ever wonder where ALDI gets those mouthwatering, must-try recipes? Or how about where we test our products to ensure top-notch quality? You’ve come to the right place today! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at where all the magic happens: the ALDI Test Kitchen.
Test Kitchen Chefs
The ALDI Test Kitchen has a team of chefs on staff who work tirelessly to bring our shoppers the best of the best – from product quality testing to recipe creation, they do it all. All seasoned chefs with experienced backgrounds, their taste buds know a good thing when it hits them.
The Test Kitchen works to create around 200 recipes every year (WHOA!). Our chefs work with seasonal themes and food trends to create the recipes you love from 100% ALDI ingredients. After creating each masterpiece, the chefs are tasked with naming them – drawing from key ingredients, spices and flavors or presentation.
Product Quality Testing
Did you know every ALDI product is sampled before being placed in stores? Yep, you heard right – everything from our SimplyNature Organic Fruit Bars to our Savoritz Cheese Crackers has been quality-tested – twice per year to be exact! This ensures their flavor, taste and look meets or exceeds competitors. Even the product packaging and cooking instructions are analyzed by the Test Kitchen for the benefit of our customers.
Whether it’s crafting the perfect Thanksgiving side dish or counting individual nuts in our Southern Grove Mixed Nuts package, the ALDI Test Kitchen works hard to make sure you don’t have to.