I picked this up because while I normally I make my own own pimento cheese, it was so affordable, it was cheaper to buy it than to buy a brick of cheddar and a jar of pimentos myself. At my husband’s current job, he has some work at home days so I thought it would be a good easy choice for lunch if we didn’t have leftovers.
We like spicy food so I bought the jalapeño version but they had plain as well.
I’m sorry to say that this is one food I will ever buy again from Aldi. I’m surprised because it is such a simple food and I really haven’t bought anything at Aldi that I absolutely hated. Until now. I made sandwiches with it and neither of us could finish even half a sandwich. It was not only super mushy, it was oddly sweet. Yes, sweet. Never have I had a pimento cheese with even a hint of sweetness before. It was spicy but it didn’t taste too much like cheese so it was sort of like a creamy, lumpy sweet-spicy spread of nightmares and regret.
I had glanced at the ingredients and they looked normal: cheddar cheese was first, followed by peppers and vinegar. I should have read more closely because it also had high fructose corn syrup in it. Now I really don’t care if something has HFCS in it, personally, but there was no reason for it in pimento cheese at all. It is not a sweet food, and it would add nothing texture-wise or to make it have a longer shelf life. It was just revolting.
Luckily we had some Aldi salmon burgers in the freezer from a few months ago so we had some of those instead.
Verdict: Would never, ever buy again. A billion thumbs down.