The good news is that right at the beginning: In the finished meatballs is, in fact, processed the meat, which is stated on the packaging. This is at least a light look can be achieved, with the Foundation goods test, after the test of 22 finished meatballs.

Stiftung Warentest with meatballs: most of The finished products can not

convince but it is also almost over with the positive results. Only six of the tested products were rated with the quality judgement “good”. Nine patties achieved at least a “satisfactory”, while six have been punished with “a sufficient” and even “deficient”.

bargain hunters will be disappointed that, in the case of finished the more expensive products meatballs a better cut. The Foundation reported in its magazine “test” (issue 1/2019). Two were able to keep up even with homemade meatballs, to the surprising verdict.

Stiftung Warentest with meatballs: These two taste almost as good as yourself

The claim of the 22 tested finished meatballs was high. The testers of the Stiftung Warentest, the products compared with home-made meatballs. You should be loose and juicy, bite and a crispy crust. The Ideal of the winner of the test came next: the frozen Mini-meatballs from the ice cream man from beef and pork (price: EUR 1.24 per 100 grams).

Taste good and almost like the frozen Swedish meatballs made from organic beef from Svensson’s (1,31 Euro/100 grams) were made. Good patties and poultry offer the Rügenwalder Mühle (1,21 Euro/100 grams) reads in the “test”magazine.

Stiftung Warentest with meatballs: So much the cost of good finished products

ready-meatballs, it is worthwhile to pay a little more, rates the Tester and call as a guideline, a minimum of one Euro per 100 grams. Meatballs for 40 cents, there were usually 100 per cent pig meat is cheaper than beef. Every second of pure pork-meatball the quality of judgement was but only “sufficient”, though the products are advertised with terms such as “delicatessen” or “top quality”. Cheap meatballs tasted often to the rolls and recalled sliced not Minced, but in cooked sausage, so the Tester.

During the test, the loser fell to the experts in an acidic smell and taste, in addition, many lactic acid bacteria and yeast, leave what’s on the corruption of the germs close. In addition, this product was charged to share only with mineral oil stock. According to the Stiftung Warentest, it is no longer manufactured now.

Stiftung Warentest with meatballs: An excerpt from the test results,




quality assessment of


Mini-meatballs 28431

12.40 euros

good (2,2)

Lidl Chef select to go

Snack meatballs

1,89 Euro

well (2,3)

Rügenwalder Mühle

mills 100% poultry

2,00 Euro

well (2,4) meatballs

Aldi Süd Abbelen

Mini-meatballs fat

€ 1.99

satisfactory (2,7)


Roam Meatballs

5,95 €

satisfying (2,9) reduced



€ 1.99

satisfying (2,9)

Aldi Nord Sölde

Mini meatballs

€ 1.99

sufficient (4,5)


Mini poultry-meatballs

€ 1.99

poor (4,8)

The full test results you will find here.

More test results from Stiftung Warentest

chocolate: This manufacturer makes Milka, Lindt and co. behind.

rapeseed oil: it is Worth buying at Aldi, Lidl or Edeka?

Butter: cut “their” Butter.

mineral water: This discount water depends Adelholzener and co.

coconut oil: Stiftung Warentest warns of this discount.

vanilla ice cream: This is a large brand falls and puts her customers.



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