The onion soup mix sold under the Chef’s Cupboard brand at Aldi’s is gluten-free. It is also good for vegetarians and vegans as it also contains no meat, fish, poultry, or dairy products.
UPDATE MAY 2022: This may depend on which store you purchase from. Check the packaging to double check as some packaging may contain wheat & soy ingredients now.
Read on to learn more about Aldi’s, their Chef’s Cupboard brand, and their gluten-free offerings.
What is Aldi’s?
Aldi is a discount supermarket which was founded by Karl and Theo Albrecht. The brothers’ mother was a local baker who opened a small store when the brothers were small. After growing up in the bakery, the brothers decided to open their own store a few miles away.
The store that the Albrecht brothers opened had the main goal of undercutting their competitors by automatically deducting the 3% rebate that food producers gave to shoppers. They kept their stores small, stocking on items that proved to sell.
In 1960 the brothers split the company. This came after a dispute on whether to have the store sell cigarettes. Karl felt that selling the cigarettes would bring thieves and shoplifters while Theo felt otherwise. The company split into Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud.
Aldi’s in America
In 1976 the first Aldi came to the United States, opening in Iowa. From there a rapid expansion took way and Aldi’s continues to operate in almost every State.
Currently, the company has 2000 stores with more than 25,000 employees. Though they fall short of the Forbes 500 list, Aldi consistently tops every list when it comes to employee recommendations.
Gluten-Free Onion Soup Mix
The onion soup mix sold at Aldi comes from the Chef’s Cupboard brand. This is the registered brand that Aldi considers their own. Produced by BCI in Quebec, Canada, the ingredients listed are
- Corn syrup
- Yeast extract