EDITOR’S NOTE: This is our running post on Aldi’s food Christmas products. We will update it with new products throughout the holiday season, so be sure to check back in. Read about Aldi’s non-food Christmas products at this link. To check out Aldi’s Christmas storage offerings, click here.
Before Thanksgiving arrives, Aldi starts rolling out Christmas gear. Here is a look at a few of Aldi’s holiday products.
Bake House Creations Christmas Sugar Cookie Dough
Thoughts: Comes in an 18-oz. tube. Choose Christmas Tree or Candy Cane images.
Crafty Cooking Kits Holiday Cookie Kit
Thoughts: Choose Ninjabread or Ugly Sweater cookie kits. Kits are between 9.5 and 11.5 oz.
Village Bakery Christmas Frosted Sugar Cookies
Thoughts: This includes 10 cookies in a 13.5-oz. package.
Benton’s Cream Wafer Rolls
Thoughts: These are 15.87 oz. and come in assorted varieties.
Holiday Music Tins with Cookies
Thoughts: These are 6.17 oz. and come in assorted designs.
Belmont Egg Nog or Peppermint Bark Ice Cream
Thoughts: This comes in a 48-oz. carton and is available in Egg Nog or Peppermint Bark Moose Tracks flavors.
Barissimo 12 Coffees of Christmas
Thoughts: This 4.23-oz. package includes 12 packs of coffee, which comes out to 59 cents per cup. Flavors include Candy Cane, Chocolate Coconut Blizzard, Glazed Cinnamon Roll, Hot Buttered Rum, Spiced Egg Nog, and more.
Friendly Farms Almond Nog
Thoughts: This comes in a 32-oz. carton.
Benton’s Gingerbread Train Kit
Thoughts: This comes in a 29.3-oz. box and contains all you need for a fun and edible project. Read our review of Aldi’s similar gingerbread house kit at this link.
Benton’s Ornament Cookie Kit
Thoughts: This 9.95-oz. package contains what you need to make Christmas tree, Santa, and gingerbread man cookie ornaments.
Village Bakery Christmas Sugar Cookie Platter
Thoughts: This 23.5-oz. package contains 24 sugar cookies.
Village Bakery Gingerbread and Eggnog Mini Muffins
Thoughts: This 12-oz. package contains a dozen muffins.
SimplyNature Organic Maple Toffee or Gingerbread Instant Oatmeal
Thoughts: This comes in an 11.3-oz. box.
Barissimo Assorted Holiday Coffee
Thoughts: These 12-oz. packages of coffee come in Gingerbread, Mocha Mint, and White Chocolate flavors.
The Festive Collection Wine Advent Calendar
Thoughts: One year after being a hit over in the United Kingdom, Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar is headed to the United States. (November 7, 2018, to be exact.) The calendar comes with a variety pack of 24 different Aldi wine-mini bottles, including red, white, rosé, and bubbles. By our math, that come out to about $3 a bottle. If the early hype is any indication, we don’t expect this to last long in stores.
Happy Farms Preferred Cheese Advent Calendar
Thoughts: Alongside the Aldi Wine Advent Calendar, Aldi is debuting a cheese calendar. This a brand-new item not previously sold elsewhere, and features 24 imported mini-cheeses. In 2018, it lands the same day as the Wine Calendar: November 7, 2018. We expect it to last about as long as the wine calendar … as in, not very long.
Moser Roth 24 Days of Christmas Nutcracker Advent Calendar
Thoughts: As far as we can tell, this 11.-oz. Advent calendar includes an assortment of chocolates and truffles. It looks like it contains special filled and decorated chocolates that are fancier than what is contained in Aldi’s traditional Advent calendar or even in the Premium Advent Calendar (both shown below). This is top of the line as far as Aldi’s Advent calendars go.
Choceur Premium Advent Calendar
Thoughts: This is an 8.46-oz. box of specialty chocolates. It’s a mid-range product that’s a bit fancier than Aldi’s basic Advent calendar (shown below) but cheaper than the the name-brand Moser Roth calendar (shown above).
Choceur Advent Calendar
Thoughts: This is a 2.65-oz. box of milk chocolates in various Christmas-themed shapes. I buy this chocolate calendar for my kids every year, and it’s always a hit. The price has increased from 99 cents to $1.29 over the last couple of years, but it’s still not a bad little Advent calendar, and it helps the kids keep track of how many days are left until Christmas.
Full review: here
Aldi rotates a variety of Christmas and holiday items through its stores in the November and December months, and the ones we’ve tried have been positive. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.