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La Bastide French Pâté $6.99 @ ALDI

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Anyone tried this?

Pork & Duck Terrine, Poultry Liver or Pork Rillettes

Formed from the finest free range pork, our Pork Rillettes is coarse in texture and delivers a deliciously, old-fashioned alternative to pâté

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  • +70 votes

    You should never buy pâté from a shop.
    It's always best de-livered.

    • +5 votes

      ban

    • +27 votes

      That joke was simply offal.

  • +4 votes

    Anyone know if the Le Pave cheese will ever come back?

    • -2 votes

      You mean does it repeat ?

    • +4 votes

      Was good but not great. Or was it just me

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        I agree, but it’s a discount supermarket, most of the European products they sell are as you say. But accessible and cheap.

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        i agree not mouldy enough

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      Ive been waiting for months! Bloody covid

  • +3 votes

    +1 from me , imported French food is always the best

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      Thanks mate!

    • +16 votes

      You're right.

      Last time I was in Paris I bought some imported Vegemite and it tasted much better…

    • -4 votes

      Covid19?

  • +1 vote

    Only goose foie Gras for me.

    • +4 votes

      I think there's a bigger cruelty to animals issue with that than there is with this stuff posted here.

  • +7 votes

    I have it on good authority (from a French person living in Oz) that this is completely authentic. Maybe not the top of the range that you'd get in France but equivalent to mid-range bought there.

    Apparently you should never buy the pâté Aldi sells in the refrigerated section, which comes in little plastic tubs. It goes bad as soon as it's open. This one above lasts years in the glass jar in the cupboard and a fair while if you put it in the fridge after opening.

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      How to eat it. Should we cook or raw?

      • +3 votes

        Spoon straight into your mouth, or on some crusty bread which will then go straight into ya mouth

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      I bought one of those plastic tub ones from aldi just the other day. Never have I had pate that was dry and crumbly like that. Borderline bland. Excessive amount of plastic used for the packaging. Never again.

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      Sounds terrifying! The leaving in cupboard for years bit!
      FWIW had some Maggie Beer pate from Woolies the other day. Was surprisingly very tasty and I generally pass on pate

  • -3 votes

    Given la bastide translates as the bastard I would not trust this brand.

    • +7 votes

      bâtard = bastard
      bastide = small country house

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        The meaning depends where you are in France

  • +6 votes

    I'm from the south west of France (where most good French food comes from :))
    I've tried that one before and it wasn't bad, especially for that price.
    Ps: a bastide is fortified town built in medieval times

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      Thanks you bastide!

    • -3 votes

      It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either?

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        To me that'd be pâté for emergency situations, when we run out of the really good stuff.

        • +2 votes

          My 2-cent: the poultry liver last year wasn't as nice as the one of previous years. Much fattier and tended to go mouldy after a few days in the fridge once opened. I wondered if they changed providers.

          The rillettes were still good, I will be buying a full year worth of it to last until Aldi offer them again ☺️

          Obviously not as nice as the one you'd buy at the charcutier in the Pays de la Loire, but as my fellow Frenchman said above, not bad especially at this price.

          Also they did change the labels this year. Not sure where they got that La Bastide from, but in previous year it was sold under their premium home brand, even though it was part of their special buys leading up to Christmas.

    • +1 vote

      …where most good french food comes from…
      bastide is always either a small countryside house or a small fortified village, nothing to do with illigitimate children.
      The most famous would be aigues mortes and i believe dordogne/perigord is packed full of them.

      store bought pate is usually overly salted, i'd check the salt content before buying (otherwise rillettes and chicken liver pate is dead easy to make)

  • -1 vote

    Cheaper here. But you do have to pay postage.

    https://www.francegourmet.com.au/collections/september-speci...

  • -3 votes

    Pulled pork is basically pork rillettes

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    Is this actually a bargain?

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      Seeing as how it appears to have no weight indicated, it would be hard to ascertain the bargain worthiness of it. However there may be aficionados who consider it a great value just to have easy access. That's my guess.

      • +5 votes

        "La Bastide French Pâté 180g. ea Current Price $6.99* Unit price $38.83 per kg"

        "* While stocks last - please note stocks are limited and will vary between stores. Despite our careful planning, we apologise if selected items may sell out on the first day due to unexpected high demand. In the event of unexpected high demand, ALDI Stores reserves the right to limit purchases to reasonable quantities."

        • +1 vote

          Gee, that wasn't hard, was it - just click on the "Go to Deal" box.

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    The bastard?

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    I still have two jars of the Liverwurst from their Oktoberfest sale.

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    Where in an aldi will I be able to find this?

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      Probably in the middle specials aisle.

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    Staff at two stores in Canberra I visited said they've not received these, along with lots of other items they were expecting this week. Something to do with trouble at the ports? Picked up some German Liverwurst instead.