Casa Mamita Taco Shells and Taco Seasoning Mix from Aldi - A Review
Actual finished product
This is a review of Casa Mamita Taco Shells and Seasoning Mix from Aldi grocery stores.
I bought the box of taco shells for $0.99 and the seasoning mix for $0.35 in January of 2012.
Although they are sold separately, these items are a very inexpensive start to a decent grocery store style taco dinner that will easily feed a family of 3-5 people.
Other things you will need for your Casa Mamita taco dinner include:
- A medium sized frying pan
- One pound of hamburger
- Shredded Cheddar or Taco cheese
- Shredded lettuce
- Diced tomatoes, either fresh or canned
Brown the ground beef in the skillet. When it is cooked, drain the fat out of the skillet and add the seasoning mix.
Assemble your other ingredients so you can put the tacos together. I like to put them in separate bowls so that people can load up their own taco shells, but you may want to do something simpler if you're serving finished tacos straight from the kitchen.
Get creative, if you want! I've added black beans and rice, or salsa and sour cream. Add whatever you like!
One thing I have come to love about food from Aldi is the simplicity of it. Casa Mamita shells have no artificial colors or flavors, and zero sodium. The shells are only 50 calories apiece.
The seasoning is comparable to major brands of taco seasoning that you see in local grocery stores around the US, but at a much cheaper price. The flavor is identical and although there are no artificial colors in the seasoning packet, it adds a nice color to the hamburger just like the big name seasonings do.
So much American food has added artificial flavor and colors that are totally unnecessary and diminish the quality of the food. I don't find this to be the case with most Aldi brand items and the Casa Mamita line is included in that.
Overall I would rate these particular food items a fantastic buy, as I have spent 3 times as much on big names in my local market and it is essentially the same thing, flavor-wise. My young children love this for dinner and don't hesitate to eat when this is on their plates.