Bremer Gyros: Complete Sandwich Kit Review

Bremer Gyros: Complete Sandwich Kit

Our Aldi adventure continues today, with a little something that really grabbed our attention. The Bremer Gyros: Complete Sandwich Kit allows you to whip up your own batch of gyros in the comfort of your own home. It doesn’t contain absolutely everything you need to make a proper gyro, but it gives you enough to get started.

So let’s dig into this gyro kit and see what it’s all about!

Before you do anything, you’ll have to take this out of the freezer and thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. Once you take this kit out, you’ll need to prepare and consume your gyros within a reasonable amount of time — don’t let them fester in your fridge for a week!

So what’s in the box? Well, as you can see in the image below, you’ve got a packet of pita bread, strips of meat, and a tub of tzatziki sauce. We were actually pretty impressed with the contents here — there’s way more sauce than we were expecting, and we counted 32 strips of meat (which comes out to just under 6 and a half per gyro). These will be substantial gyros!

Bremer Gyros: Complete Sandwich Kit

What doesn’t come in the package is the vegetable content. If you want lettuce, tomato, or onions, you’ll need to purchase those things separately. There’s a temptation to complain about this, but we realize that these will be much better with fresh veggies rather than frozen ones, so we were able to deal with it just fine.

You can microwave the ingredients if you’d like, but the better option is to just use a frying pan. You’ll need to heat up the pita bread for 30-45 seconds per side, then cook up the meat strips for about 20 seconds per side. It’s so fast to heat these in a pan that we don’t really see any reason to nuke these. (If you want to read the full preparation instructions, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Bremer Gyros: Complete Sandwich Kit

This maybe won’t come as a surprise, but the tzatziki sauce is the component that’s the least suited to be frozen and thawed. Ours still had chunks of ice in it (after almost 24 hours of thawing in the fridge), so we gave it 30 seconds in the microwave. Even so, you can see in the image above that our sauce ended up a little chunky. It’s also more watery than it looks in the image.

Even though the consistency of the tzatziki isn’t exactly perfect, the flavor pretty much is. This is a tasty sauce that doesn’t go overboard in the flavor department, but it still underscores the overall flavor of the meal in a satisfying way, then completes it with a garlicy finish. You can definitely overuse the sauce without ruining the gyro (which is good, because you’re going to have a ton of sauce here).

The pita comes out absolutely amazing, After just the little bit of time it spends in the pan, it comes out soft, warm, and tasty. We were actually surprised by how well this pita bread survived the freezing process.

The meat is a beef and sheep blend, and it has breadcrumbs, oregano, and black pepper tossed in. It ends up a little bit oily, but that’s really not a problem. It just means you won’t have to grease the pan before cooking these. Oh, and this is precooked and thinly sliced, so you don’t want to overcook it. If you cook it too long, it starts getting crispy like bacon. You want it to be browned a little bit but still mostly soft, with just a ghost of a crispiness to the very edges.

We ended up adding lettuce and tomatoes to our gyro after we photographed it, and we definitely recommend doing so. However, we unfortunately lacked the foresight to pick up some onions, which we think would have really brought all of this together. The version we ate definitely felt like it was missing something, and we’re pretty sure that something was onions.

There’s enough in this kit to make five gyros, but you’ll need to be careful with these. Each gyro contains 510 calories and 1,240 mg of sodium, and that’s just with the stuff in the box. Of course, the things you’re going to want to add are likely going to be vegetables, so we don’t think you’ll be making those numbers considerably worse. Still, these are certainly not made for dieters.

The Bremer Gyros: Complete Sandwich Kit is shockingly easy to prepare, and the overall quality is really good. We think the resulting gyros are excellent, though you’re going to want to add your own veggies.

And don’t overindulge, because these ain’t lite and lean!

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or instructions for this frozen gyro kit, check out our package scans below.

Bremer Gyros: Complete Sandwich Kit
Bremer Gyros: Complete Sandwich Kit
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