I'm not a big fan of canned broths - most of them taste like salty, flavorless water. Nevertheless, there are times when I don't have the time or enthusiasm to make broth or stock from scratch and have to use a prepared product. For the past few months, that product has been Chef's Cupboard, the house brand sold by ALDI.
I discovered it completely by accident. Last winter, I went on a make-my-own-doggie-treat kick. Most recipes for homemade dog treats are basically low-sugar cookies that use beef or chicken broth for flavoring. As much as I love my dogs, there was no way I was going to use expensive Wolfgang Puck organic roasted chicken broth to make dog treats. So I started looking for a cheap alternative, and that led me to ALDI, because virtually every time I've bought an ALDI brand of anything, it's been great. And there, right by the soups at the local ALDI, was Chef's Cupboard chicken broth and beef broth. I picked up a couple cans of each and went home to make the dog biscuits.
And of course, I couldn't resist taking a sip of each of the broths as I used them.
Damn. They were good.
Since then, I've used both the chicken and the beef broths a few times, always with good results. You can use them straight up to make a quick soup, or pour them into a dutch oven for three hours of braising a batch of short ribs (the broths don't have so much salt that a long cooking time makes your dish too salty to eat.)
So, I guess you could call this a combination review and recommendation. It's yet another good, solid, inexpensive product from ALDI.