Aldi is known for imitating national name brands, and the discount grocer has done it again with its Arctic Bars ice cream dessert, which is a knockoff of name-brand Klondike Bars.
Arctic Bars come in a box that features a cute little illustrated arctic fox, and they sold for $2.49 for a 6-pack at the time of publication. Name-brand Klondike Bars sold for $2.97 for a 6-pack from Walmart at the time of publication, which is a 48-cent price difference.
Aldi’s Arctic Bars are described as “artificially flavored vanilla light ice cream with milk chocolate flavored coating.” These are a Seasonal Favorite at Aldi, which means they’ll be in stores longer than limited-time ALDI Finds (Special Buys), but eventually Aldi will stop stocking them.
Each Arctic Bar is 4.5 oz. and contains 250 calories, 12 grams of saturated fat (60% of your recommended daily value), 65 mg of sodium (3% DV), and 21 grams of sugars. The package states these contain no high fructose corn syrup.
The bars contain milk and soy, and they may contain eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and wheat.
In terms of nutrition information and ingredients, Sundae Shoppe Arctic Bars are similar to but not exactly the same as Klondike Bars. Both are 250 calories per serving. Klondike Bars have 28 grams of total carbs while the Arctic Bars have 25 grams of total carbs. According to MyFoodDiary, an 85-gram Klondike Bar has one less gram of fat, the same amount of cholesterol, 5 more mg of sodium, and 2 more grams of sugar than an 85-gram Arctic Bar.
So how do Arctic Bars taste compared to Klondike Bars?
They’re pretty good, and pretty similar to the name brand. In fact, my husband liked the Arctic Bars a bit better than Klondike Bars. I think the Arctic Bars have a slightly thinner chocolate coating, but it was not a deal breaker for me. The ice cream was smooth, the chocolate had a nice crunch, and my family all enjoyed this dessert.
Aldi’s Sundae Shoppe Arctic Bars are in stores during the warmer months and are a decent imitation of name-brand Klondike Bars. If you’re looking for a frozen dessert, you can’t really go wrong with these.