This shrimp avocado mango lime salad is bursting with light summer flavors. The best part is you can have it ready in just 10 minutes for an easy lunch or light dinner.
The other half of my trip to ALDI headquarters last month included an afternoon of sampling some ALDI exclusive products (including getting to try out a lot of their new gluten-free stuff), doing a blind taste test (I’ve always wanted to do that!) versus leading competitive brands and listening to both Tara and Brigette talk to us about healthy, energy packed foods we can make for each meal using easily accessible ALDI products. Of course, we got to taste them all too. Basically, we spent 6 hours eating non-stop…I’m not complaining.
The blind taste test was probably the highlight of the afternoon for me. We tested things like 100% Pure Squeezed Orange Juice Not From Concentrate (anyone who knows me knows I have an oj obsession and cannot start my day without my small glass of juice so this was one of my favorites), Greek yogurt, cheese, crackers, tortilla chips and pre-made guacamole. We marked down which sample we thought was which and then at the end went down the list to reveal the ALDI product and how much the cost savings was between it and the competitive brand. ALDI ensures their products taste the same, if not better than the leading competitors but offer it to the consumer at a lower cost. After this taste test, I can say that the handful of products we tested, definitely accomplish that. The Greek yogurt in particular floored me. The second I tasted sample B, I was like “oh, that’s DEFINITELY the competitor’s brand. It’s soooo much creamier and less fake tasting”. Guess who was wrong? This girl. The crazy thing is, the ALDI brand beat out a brand I buy and eat all the time too (and is apparently $0.34 more expensive). FLOORED.