Christmas with Aldi, Part 2: Food Items

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.

Belmont Egg Nog or Peppermint Bark Ice Cream

Belmont Egg Nog or Peppermint Bark Ice Cream

Cost: $2.89

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

Barissimo 12 Coffees of Christmas

Cost: $6.99

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

Friendly Farms Almond Nog

Cost: $2.89

Thoughts: This comes in a 32-oz. carton.

Benton’s Gingerbread Train Kit

Benton's Gingerbread Train Kit

Cost: $6.99

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

Benton's Ornament Cookie Kit

Cost: $4.99

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

Village Bakery Christmas Sugar Cookie Platter

Cost: $6.99

Thoughts: This 23.5-oz. package contains 24 sugar cookies.

Village Bakery Gingerbread and Eggnog Mini Muffins

Village Bakery Gingerbread and Eggnog Mini Muffins

Cost: $3.29

Thoughts: This 12-oz. package contains a dozen muffins.

SimplyNature Organic Maple Toffee or Gingerbread Instant Oatmeal

SimplyNature Organic Maple Toffee or Gingerbread Instant Oatmeal

Cost: $2.99

Thoughts: This comes in an 11.3-oz. box.

Barissimo Assorted Holiday Coffee

Barissimo Assorted Holiday Coffee

Cost: $3.79

Thoughts: These 12-oz. packages of coffee come in Gingerbread, Mocha Mint, and White Chocolate flavors.

The Festive Collection Wine Advent Calendar

Festive Collection Wine Advent Calendar

Cost: $69.99

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

Happy Farms Preferred Cheese Advent Calendar

Cost: $12.99

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

Moser Roth 24 Days of Christmas Nutcracker Advent Calendar

Cost: $7.99

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

Choceur Premium Advent Calendar

Cost: $4.99

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

Choceur Advent Calendar

Cost: $1.29

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

The Verdict:

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.

About Rachael

Rachael is a freelance writer and editor. You can read more of her work at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

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