By Mike Thayer
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and my go-to meal is a Jimmy Dean sausage, egg & cheese croissant sandwich and a cup of coffee. It's a convenient, simple, but pleasurable hot breakfast to start my work day.
I can pick up a box of 12 Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches at Costco for about $12, that's $1 per sandwich, that's cheap but tasty eats! But when shopping at Aldi one day, I happened across their discount brand version, the Breakfast Best sausage, egg & cheese croissant. At only $3.99 for a box of four sandwiches, I thought I would give them a try. Would they be as good as Jimmy Dean's?
Similar in almost every way to the Jimmy Deans, I removed the sandwich from the wrapper, put it on a paper plate (easy clean up!) and microwaved it according to the box instructions. About three minutes later, I was enjoying breakfast and a cup of hazelnut coffee with cream.
The sandwich hit the spot. It microwaved well, the sausage had a hint of smoke to it, the egg was fluffy enough, the cheese melted nicely and most importantly, that croissant was flaky. Sometimes when you nuke a sandwich, the bread can get a bit of a hard, too crispy edge to it. Not so here. Overall, this is a good knock-off of the Jimmy Dean sandwich. The only real difference is in the sausage, while having that hint of smoke, it's not as nicely seasoned as the Jimmy Dean.
I'm giving Breakfast Best sausage, egg & cheese croissant sandwiches 4 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars. The price is right and they taste good, just not quite as good as Jimmy Dean's.