I Tried German Week From Aldi, and Honestly, It’s a Revelation

Next year, if you're a fan of German food, you have to get out to Aldi when the Oktoberfest stuff drops.

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Finally, I’m getting around to clearing out my drafts. I know I’m a day late and a dollar short on getting around to this post, and I wasn’t even going to do it anymore. The moment’s passed! I doubt you can even get any of the German Week dishes from Aldi as we sit here on October 26th, 2023. For those of you who don’t know, we’ve launched a new website in the last month, and I took some time off to focus on that. When I got back to work, this “Aldi German Week” post was sitting there. I thought it was pointless to do it now, but I just keep thinking back to it. I’m really only writing about this here and now because I thought it might come in handy for next year when all of this stuff (hopefully) returns. Maybe I’ll better prepare you for it then.

It was so good, and it was nice to have something like that to look forward to as a fan of German cuisine that can’t get any good shit here in Nashville. Shout out to Brittany Fernandez for sending this to me in a Tik Tok. I knew as soon as I saw it that I had to get out and find it. Thankfully, I did one Friday night about a month ago. I picked up the pretzels, the chicken schnitzel, the German potato blend, lemony greens knöpfli, and the cherry frangipane tart. I would’ve bought the whole line, whether I could actually eat it all or not, but I was late to the ball game and missed out on a lot of items. I’m just going to show you all how it turned out for me:

Maybe that doesn’t look all that good to you, but to me, it was a pretty valiant effort at German cuisine. I mean, shit – it was about as good as you could hope for for a whopping total of $26! The shnitzel was good and crispy, the knöpfli was rich, creamy, and zesty. The eggs in the German potato salad were a little weird, but otherwise, that was a good dish too. The pretzels were a fantastic appetizer. But, the cherry frangipane tart was the real MVP. So sweet, so rich, and so fruity – it was the perfect dessert. I could’ve housed the entire thing myself. It was a surprisingly hearty meal that will come closer to a plate from a real German restaurant than anything you’ll get around Nashville. And again…that cherry tart was to die for.

Normally, I’d say get a festive beer from Aldi while you’re at it, but I’m not so sure. We tried some of their pumpkin ale as apart of our annual fall beer tasting back awhile ago, and it was awfully chemically to me. I hear their Oktoberfest is pretty good, so maybe that’s a safer option. I just can’t vouch for it and give you guys the honest SoBros word. I’ll just say this – get you a beer that you know and love at this time of year and cook up a feast. This is definitely a tradition I’ll be adding to my to-do list every fall! Thank you so much Aldi I love you!

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley

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