I popped into the Sheffield branch of Aldi yesterday and spotted a bunch of dairy free products. They also had a really good selection of gluten free finds too. Their free from section is fab but it’s all dotted around the shop (that’s how the Sheffield one is anyway) so you have to keep your eyes open as you walk around.
If you have an Aldi near to you then do pop in and see what they have in stock. It can vary depending on the size of your local store but it’s always worth checking out.
There are many more dairy free, gluten free and vegan friendly products in-store but these are the ones that jumped out at me during this quick trip. I’ve included the superfood powders I found because I’d never seen them before and if you’re trying to pimp out your smoothie they can be very handy.
Here are a few of the dairy free foods I spotted. I’ve added links where possible.
I use cacao powder a lot in baking so it was nice to see it stocked in Aldi. If you haven’t used it before it can be added to smoothies and within baking. I’ve also used it to make my own delicious dairy free chocolates. I didn’t buy any on this occasion because I have lots to use up. I’ll be heading back for it when I run out.
Cacao powder is a good source of potassium, calcium, copper and magnesium. More info on Cacao powder.
BFree Wheat & Gluten Free Pitta Breads
These breads are brilliant and free from wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, soy and nuts. A lot of gluten free breads contain egg powder so it’s always nice to find an alternative for folk who can’t have egg. Pitta breads are super useful to have in the house for sandwiches.
Full ingredients can be found on the BFree website.
Maca Powder is a good source of vitamin B2 – helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue. It’s also known as Lepidium meyenii which you can find out more about here.
I haven’t used it before but I’d like to give it a try so I’ll be popping back into Aldi this week.
Organic Coconut Flour –
The organic coconut flour was just a couple of pounds, I don’t remember the exact price. I picked up a bag to try out at home. The last time I used coconut flour I was still eating eggs regularly but now that I don’t I’m going to have to find an alternative to use with it. If you’re new to coconut flour you should know that it’s super absorbent which means a lot goes a long way and it tends to need lots of eggs. I’m going to try out some vegan recipes with this pack and use chia seeds and soda as an egg alternative. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes.
It’s really good to see alternative flours at affordable prices in Aldi. Very useful for anyone who’s gluten free.
Organic Coconut Sugar – £1.69
I picked up a bag of this coconut sugar, I thought the price was fab. I haven’t used it yet but I believe it’s meant to have a slight caramel taste to it. I plan to use it for making a batch of dairy free caramel.
I’m yet to try this but it’s meant to be packed full of vitamin B12 to help support your immune system. I don’t know much more about it but if I pick some up on my next visit I’ll be sure to report back.
Lazy Day Foods
I’m a big fan of the Lazy Day Foods brand. Their cakes are free from gluten, dairy and eggs. They make millionaire’s shortbread, millionaire’s crispie squares, rocky road and more. I was pleased to find a good selection available in Sheffield’s Aldi branch and hope that they continue to stock them.
Moo Free Organic Milk Chocolate Alternative
This was a really delicious surprise. I’ve since heard that they’ve had multiple flavours of Moo Free in Stock. This chocolate is free from dairy, gluten and soya. It’s vegan friendly too. If you haven’t tried it before then do make sure you add it to your shopping list. I love it but my favourite from the range has to be the mint one.
Let me know what your recent dairy free finds in Aldi have been.