It’s my favorite time of year at Aldi, when the aisles are filled with pumpkins, cider, desserts, candy, and decorations. I enjoy throwing on a cozy sweater and heading out to check out the Special Buys (ALDI Finds) for the season. This is Aldi Reviewer’s running post on all things autumn at Aldi this year. Check back later for new products and updates. Note that not all of these products will be available all season; check your weekly ad to see what deals will be in your store.
Cost: $2.29 per large pumpkin at my local store (prices may vary depending on where you live)
Thoughts: I’ve been buying pumpkins from Aldi for at least a decade, and they are always affordable and long-lasting. I buy them in September, place them on my porch as decorations, and carve them with my kids in October. I’ve had uncarved pumpkins from Aldi last until Thanksgiving or longer on my porch. While I like supporting local family-owned pumpkin patches, I always have to buy a couple of pumpkins from Aldi each year.
Specially Selected Pumpkin Cake Roll
Thoughts: This is one of my family’s favorite fall desserts at Aldi. It consists of moist mild pumpkin-flavored cake with a cream cheese filling. Even if you’re not a big fan of pumpkin-flavored foods, you’ll like this cake.
Full review: here
Cost: it varies. I bought spaghetti squash one week for 89 cents per lb. at my store, and the following week all squash was reduced to 49 cents per lb. and I bought an acorn squash
Thoughts: Aldi sells spaghetti squash, acorn squash, and butternut squash every fall. I bought my first spaghetti squash ever last fall and cooked it at home with butter and Parmesan cheese. It was not my family’s favorite vegetable, but I thought it was decent. I couldn’t resist buying spaghetti squash again this year. My spaghetti squash this year has a sticker that says it’s from Frey Farms in Keene, Illinois, which is in the region where I live, so it counts as locally produced squash for me.
Huntington Home Fall Coir Mat
Thoughts: These door mats are available in assorted varieties and measure 18″ x 30″.
Huntington Home 60″ Scarecrow
Thoughts: This is available in assorted varieties.
Huntington Home Tabletop Scarecrow
Thoughts: These come in assorted varieties and measure 24″ tall.
Huntington Home Halloween or Harvest Towel Sets
Thoughts: These are 100% cotton.
Huntington Home 3-Piece Flameless LED Candle Set
Thoughts: These come in several varieties. Batteries not included.
Barissimo Caramel or Apple Crisp Ground Coffee
Cost: $3.79 for 12 oz.
Thoughts: This artificially flavored light roast coffee comes in two fall flavors: Caramel or Apple Crisp.
Barissimo Maple or Crème Brûlée Coffee Cups
Cost: $3.99 for 4.02 oz.
Thoughts: This is naturally and artificially flavored 100% Arabica medium roast coffee. It is fair trade certified and comes in Maple or Crème Brûlée flavors. This should work well in Aldi’s version of a Keurig coffee machine.
Millville Pumpkin Crispy O’s
Cost: $1.99 for 12 oz.
Thoughts: These are basically pumpkin Cheerios. They’re limited edition with no artificial flavors, no high fructose corn syrup, and no synthetic colors or preservatives. Pumpkin Crispy O’s will net you 12 grams of sugar per 1 1/3 cup serving, so they’re not a low-sugar cereal. They are made with real pumpkin puree and cinnamon, and they taste pretty good.
Specially Selected Pizzelle Cookies
Cost: $2.99 for 7 oz.
Thoughts: These delicate cookies come in Apple Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice flavors.
Happy Farms Preferred Cheese
Cost: $3.49 for 7 oz.
Thoughts: These are cheeses with fall flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Salted Caramel, or Golden Maple. They’re certainly unique. We haven’t sampled reviewed any of the flavors.
Specially Selected Caramel Corn Nut Mix
Cost: $2.99 for 7 oz.
Thoughts: The Specially Selected product line often includes gourmet and specialty snacks like this.
Kimberley’s Caramel Macchiato or Maple Pecan Filled Cupcakes
Cost: $3.89 for 11.7 oz.
Thoughts: Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe is not an Aldi-exclusive product. You can read more about this cupcake bakery at this link. This bakery also sells cupcakes at Walmart, Kroger, and other grocery stores.
Cost: $1.95 for 11 oz.
Thoughts: This is one of the few name-brand items Aldi sometimes sells. Good for your fall baking and for making caramel apples. This same bag sold for $1.98 at Walmart at the time of publication, but Target had the lowest price at $1.89 at the time of publication.
Ghirardelli Salted Caramel Brownie Mix
Cost: $1.85 for 16 oz.
Thoughts: Aldi sells this name-brand brownie mix several times throughout the year, but it’s especially appropriate during the fall.
Ghirardelli Salted Caramel Cookie Mix
Cost: $2.45 for 15 oz.
Thoughts: This is another name-brand item Aldi sometimes sells in the fall. We are suckers for anything Ghirardelli.
Gardenline Fall Bulbs
Thoughts: These are available in assorted varieties. I bought some Aldi tulip and daffodil bulbs seven years ago, and they bloom reliably every spring.
Gardenline Combination Garden Bulbs
Thoughts: These come in assorted varieties and, again, I’ve had good results with Aldi’s flower bulbs that are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring.
Huntington Home Scented Wax Melts
Cost: $1.69 per package
Thoughts: These are available in fall scents that include Maple Pumpkin, Warm Apple Pie, Plumberry, and Fall Nights. If you don’t already own a wax warmer, you can purchase the Huntington Home Electric Wax Melt Warmer, with a warming plate included, for $5.99.
Cost: starting at $2.99
Thoughts: I love mums for their colors and cheeriness, and they bloom during a time when everything else in the garden is fading. Aldi makes it easy to fill your garden or porch with these beauties without spending a lot of money. Look for them in a variety of colors and, possibly, sizes all season. Depending on how cold your winters are, these will return to grow again next year. I have several mums from Aldi that are a few years old now and live in pots on my porch.
What are your favorite fall products at Aldi? Let us know in the comments.