Aldi Shoppers Are Divided On These Frozen Salmon Fillets

Salmon, which is loaded with high-quality protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids (per Healthline), can be a healthy addition to any diet. However, it can also be extremely off-putting if it is not of good quality, as fans of the supermarket chain Aldi have recently discovered. Aldi is currently selling both Proven├žal and Tuscan frozen salmon fillets from Fremont Fish Market for just $6.99 per 20.5-ounce bag, according to the Instagram account @theamazingaldi. The wild-caught fish are herb-coated, boneless, and ready to cook. While it is quick and easy to prepare, many Aldi customers were not satisfied with the taste of this fishy fillet, and some people even went beyond complaining about the salmon's flavor. A few unhappy customers claimed that consuming the fish literally made them sick.

Instagram user @jackie_r_w posted: "I never have good luck with the fresh salmon from Aldi's. It always looks and tastes amazing but my husband and I get so sick from it." However, @kristellermama and her husband had a completely different experience. "My husband and I love salmon! Hubby's favorite way is blackened, with a blue cheese sauce. We eat it with quinoa and roasted asparagus on the side," she wrote.

Aldi's salmon fillet received very mixed reviews

While not many people said they felt physically ill from the dish, there were plenty of people who simply weren't a fan of the taste. User @roni_eats_everything simply said: "These weren't good at all..." and @ampleyarn remarked: "Love Aldi, don't recommend the fish though." Some people also found the wild-caught salmon to be too fishy for their taste, although that seems to be a personal preference rather than a problem with the product itself. Though, Epicurious warns that if your salmon smells acrid or is no longer firm to the touch, it might be past its prime.

However, the salmon fillets also had their fair share of defenders on social media as well. User @xoamoremeeks announced: "Bought them both, and had the Proven├žal. So good!" Instagrammer @jennilynnbooks concurred, saying: "They are super good I bought them Monday!"

The reviews for Aldi's frozen salmon fillets truly are a mixed bag. So if you are the kind of person who is up for a culinary adventure, it might be worth giving the salmon a try to decide for yourself. Just remember that when preparing fish, it's important to keep in mind food safety. Food Network advises cooking salmon until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.