Saturday, March 17, 2012

Fusia Cream Cheese Wontons (Aldi)

FUSIA CREAM CHEESE WONTONS

There are few things in this world that can top my love for Chinese food, yet, ironically, cream cheese is one of those things.  I mean, is there anything in the world that you can’t improve my slathering it, or stuffing it, with cream cheese?  Yeah, didn’t think so.

So with that in mind, I sit down to review Fusia Cream Cheese Wontons.  Aldi’s Fusia line is essentially their frozen “Chinese food” line, consisting of lots of different flavors of stir fry, some decent microwavable egg rolls for the lazy side of all of us, as well as some pretty delicious single-serve Sweet n’ Sour Chicken bowls.  For the most part, the line has more hits than misses, but after being severely disappointed with their version of Crab Rangoon (which has no discernible hint of cream cheese, at least to me--but this is a different review entirely), I decided to scale it back a bit and try what is essentially Crab Rangoon without the crab…a delicious wonton stuffed with cream cheese.

The end result is definitely a few steps above their horrid rendition of Rangoon.  The outside is flaky, and delivers a satisfying crunch when bit into.  It should go without saying that you shouldn’t be expecting the same deep-fried flavor that most Chinese food restaurants provide…the flavor here is much duller, comparable almost to a cracker.  The inside is pretty much stuffed with cream cheese, though, which definitely helps offset the rather lacking taste of the wonton. 

Overall: 7/10.  This is a good choice as the side dish to a home-made Chinese meal, or for just a quick snack.  The wonton itself has a good texture, as well as a satisfying crunch, but falls a little bit short on taste, coming off as a rather boring cracker.  The filling, however, helps make up for it as these things are pretty much loaded with some thick, delicious cream cheese.  I would definitely recommend these over Fusia’s Crab Rangoons, which have neither the taste of cream cheese, nor crab.

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't agree more about the chocolate. Aldi chocs are fantastic, not just for their taste but also because they tend to not contain vegetable fat/palm oil.

    I used to be a bit of a choc snob until my parents put me on to Aldi - My wife and I haven't looked back!!!

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