Unfortunately, not everyone has been impressed with Aldi’s Specially Selected pumpkin maple bisque. Some took issue with the sweetness of the dish, which is made even stronger than that of a traditional pumpkin or butternut squash soup due to the addition of maple syrup. However, if you aren’t exactly crazy about the idea of a sweet soup but still want to taste-test this autumnal Aldi find, you could try incorporating bacon or roasted chickpeas to give it a nice, savory element that will also beef up its protein content. As with most soups, pairing a bowl of pumpkin maple bisque with a grilled cheese sandwich will transform it into the ultimate comfort meal, especially if it’s made with goat cheese or gorgonzola, which can also help offset its sweeter flavor profile.
Several Aldi shoppers have also come up with other intriguing ways to kick this bisque up a notch. “I’m thinking of mixing it with coconut milk and curry paste to make a Thai pumpkin curry sauce,” one Redditor said, while u/Ok_Basil_1944 said they heated it in the crockpot with carrots and potatoes: “It was very good. Sweet like everyone else said … I’d definitely eat again,” they wrote.