Organic foods are among the products Aldi has been making headlines for.
The supermarket chain has recently released a line of organic breakfast cereals called “Aldi”, which claims to provide a variety of nutritional benefits.
But what exactly does the company’s organic food come in?
We spoke to Aussie food and drink expert Nick Bensley to find out.
He told us that Aldi’s organic products are designed to “get you in your right mind and your body”.
“They’re packed with vitamins, minerals and proteins and there’s also a little bit of everything to help balance your metabolism, so you feel fuller and your blood sugar levels are higher,” he said.
“There’s a whole range of vitamins and minerals, too, so it’s really a balanced, healthy diet.”
The products range from a range of products that contain both organic and non-organic ingredients, such as the “Auldan” cereal and the “Avon” breakfast cereal, which contains organic oats.
The company also sells a range with organic fruits and vegetables.
“Avo is one of the more popular brands, with its whole-wheat breads, pastries, and other organic products,” Mr Bensie said.
What are the main ingredients in Aldi organic food?
“It’s all organic in one way or another,” Mr Biggs said.
“Some of it’s organic oats and some of it is organic wheat, barley and rye, as well as organic corn and soybeans.”
Aldis organic food comes in a range from “A” to “Z” and includes “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” and “E”, which indicates “organic”, “natural”, “non-GMO”, “organic” and the words “organic”.
“It goes without saying that Aldis organic foods are packed with organic ingredients,” Mr Densmore said.
While most of the products contain organic ingredients, they also contain a few non-traditional ingredients, including corn, soy and sunflower oil.
“We do use some non-GMS ingredients in the A-Z range,” Mr Lofthouse said.
Mr Denshi said that “A-Z” means organic and the first letter of each word indicates a type of food ingredient.
“So organic is a lot like organic foods, so organic bread and organic pasta and organic fruit and vegetables are all in there,” he added.
“The other non-natural stuff is a little more esoteric and not as popular, but we do use non-LMO ingredients as well.”
If you go into the menu, you’ll see there’s a lot of non-NLS (non-natural ingredients) like chia seeds, organic chocolate, organic ginger, organic vanilla beans and organic walnuts.
“They all go in the menu and they’re not very expensive.”
What are Aldi Organic Life Span products and how long do they last?
“Aldin organic life span products have been in production for some time,” Mr Glynn said.
It is estimated that Aldin organic products have a shelf life of at least three years, although there are products that have a three-year shelf life.
Mr Glynn told us there is also a “time limit” on these products, which he said is “not always very well communicated”.
“We’ve had a lot to say about the time limit and the things that are supposed to last longer, but you can get a lot more product if you do it right,” he told us.
What do you think about the Aldi “Alda” breakfast cereal?
“The best part of this is that Aldia has been around for many, many years and they’ve been around the world and we’re really proud to be associated with them,” Mr Tynan said.”[They] are really one of our best sellers and it’s good to see people embracing the Aldia brand.”