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I was in Aldi today and saw their cake mixes (chocolate and yellow) and found that they are 18.25 oz. I know they're not a brand name but I got a couple just to try. Has anyone ever tried their cake mixes? The last one I tried was 15.25 oz. and I had to add flour to it. Just thought I'd pass along this information in case anyone is interested. Oh, and they were $1.29.
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Joan, I tried the chocolate once. The cake was kind of 'fluffy'~I don't know how to explain it. I had just made it following directions.
It is hit and miss with Pillsbury cake mixes here, but there are still some 18.25 oz cake mixes out there with good expiration dates. Must have been warehouse stockpile.
This week I did buy Duff cake mix(Iron Chef or something like that) and they were 2.99! Just thought I would give that a try but wouldn't want to pay that all the time for a mix. Going to give that a try hopefully yet this week.
A friend of mine told me about Aldi's cake mixes-she said they're good. I saw them when we were there last time.....I didn't get any though because I have quite a few here. I was really hoping there wasn't pudding added to their mix, but there is.
That's why I always liked Duncan Hines......you had the choice of adding pudding or not. I know their "signature" flavors like lemon, spice, orange, marble, strawberry and such are still 18.25 oz. but the popular yellow, white, chocolate and butter recipes all downsized to 16.5 oz....and they put the ounces in gold which sort of blends in with the image on the boxes......sneaky. Bob was comparing the 2 boxes of the Duncan Hines mixes side by side and he said "Boy, if you weren't looking close and really in a hurry, I can see how someone wouldn't realize the some of the mixes are smaller." The boxes look the same size and it's obvious when holding the 2 different sizes that some flavors are smaller.......BUT if you didn't read the ounces you'd only realize that if holding the different sizes. And I KNOW for a fact if I sent Bob for a chocolate cake mix, he'd grab the mix without reading the size because the box says CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX.
I don't appreciate the way the companies did this downsizing either-never announced it-just did it-and now is getting pounded with complaints and not listening to the consumers at all...........
Thanks for the heads up on Aldi's mixes Joan-we just got an Aldi's grocery store in our area and I love it.
Thanks for your info. Linda and Carol. I did get a couple to try but I did notice that they have pudding in the mix. I'd like to compare it with the "small" cake mix. It is very deceiving when the boxes are the same size. We tend to grab one without thinking.
We haven't had our Aldi's very long and I don't do my regular shopping there but they do have very good prices on eggs and produce. I also use their salad dressing and other condiments. I can't complain about their prices.
I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of them Joan.
I don't do a regular grocery shopping at Aldi's either but have been VERY pleased with everything I've bought there. We really like the lite Sun Dried Tomato salad dressing-really different and really good. And yes, they do have great prices on a lot of their items. Bob likes it because it's never overcrowded-we just like to poke around and see what all they have new and different. So far I haven't been one bit disappointed. I only wish it wasn't as out of the way from the stores we usually shop at-we try to hit Aldi's every 6 weeks or so.
I think I've tried the Aldi cake mixes and found them to be of good quality. Someone posted here that they want to find the 18.25 oz. cake mixes that DO NOT have pudding in the mix. Recently I need to make cake mix cookies. I bought 2 boxes of Jiffy. They are 9 oz. each, so that gave me the quantity I needed.
I made an Angel Food cake with an Aldi mix a couple of weeks ago. It was good.
For over 20 years, I've used Aldi's cake mixes. The variety of flavors is limited, but I've found them, as most everything else, to be of equal or better quality than name brands.
I know this is a dumb question but will ask it anyway:
Since one has to add oil and eggs and sometimes liquid to a cake mix is it really cheaper and faster than making a cake from scratch and without preservatives?
It's faster and cheaper with Aldi's cake mixes. I can't say it's cheaper with name brands. The only reason I find it faster is the elimination of have to drag out all of the dry ingredients, measure them, sift them etc. Special flavor cakes, I make from scratch, such as carrot, spice, apple or roulages and sponges and chiffons. I do use a mix for angle food. I think they are cheaper since eggs are rising in price and they are almost as good as scratch.
Preservatives? Probably some ingredients have something added to extent shelf life. I don't know what could possibly be put into flour, eggs, leavenings to extend shelf life. Sugar and salt are both preservatives. Possibly oils and vegetable shortenings have preservatives added. I can't say, I looked at the ingredient label for either.
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