Signs of spring are on the shelves at Aldi. Our favorite discount grocery store has been stocking various hams in the freezer section for at least a month now. During the last couple of weeks, chocolate eggs, jelly beans, Easter baskets, and an array of large and small toys and basket fillers have taken over a big section of the middle aisle.
Aldi sells everything you need to celebrate Easter, making it an ideal one-stop shopping destination for your holiday. Whether you’re serving brunch or dinner, or if you’re just looking for a few things for the kids, we’ve written previously about the wide selection of Easter items Aldi sells.
If you’re really wanting to narrow it down and focus on just a few favorites, we’re sharing our short list below.
Spiral Sliced Ham
For many families, it wouldn’t be a proper Easter dinner without a large spiral sliced ham. Spiral hams are popular because they’re both easy to heat and easy to serve. Aldi sells several types of spiral hams on a seasonal basis at various price points — mostly under its Appleton Farms private label — including a double glazed spiral ham, a hickory smoked spiral ham, and even a boneless spiral ham. Some years we’ve even seen Aldi offer an excellent uncured spiral ham under its Never Any! private label.
If you want to save some money, Aldi also sells some hams that are not pre-sliced, including a smoked butt portion bone-in ham that is pretty good. Don’t forget to save the bone to make ham, broccoli, and cheddar soup!
Emporium Selection Easter Cheese
With charcuterie boards and grazing tables being all the rage these days, Aldi sells a wide selection of everyday cheeses, crackers, and meats to stock your board with. During the Easter season, Aldi also sells some specialty cheeses packaged in colored wax coatings shaped like eggs or a cute yellow chick. Emporium Selection spring cheeses are $3.99 each and come in three flavors: aged English cheddar, Wensleydale with lemon and honey, and Wensleydale with raspberries and white chocolate. These specialty cheeses are only in stores while supplies last, so don’t wait.
Bake House Creations Sweet Hawaiian Crescent Rolls
Another highlight of the Easter brunch or dinner table is soft, buttery rolls or some type of bready carb. Aldi sells regular tubes of crescent rolls as well as biscuit tubes in its refrigerated section, and its baked goods aisle offers a variety of crescents, buns, specialty loafs, brioche, garlic bread, and more. One of our favorites that pops up during the winter holidays and again around Easter is Bake House Creations Sweet Hawaiian Crescent Rolls. These are sold in tubes and found in the refrigerated area. They bake up just like regular tubes of crescent rolls, but they have that classic sweet flavor reminiscent of Hawaiian rolls. They pair especially well served with one of the spiral hams from Aldi. These are a seasonal item, so they won’t stick around forever.
Our Specialty Double Layer Carrot Cake
Aldi has sold a carrot cake with cream cheese-flavored frosting produced by Rich’s for several years, and it’s not to miss. Even if you aren’t typically fond of carrot cake, this Our Specialty Double Layer Carrot Cake, which cost $7.99 for a 32-ounce cake at the time of publication, is worth trying. The cake is moist with the perfect mix of spices, and the frosting is rich, thick, and has a delicious sweet cream cheese flavor that is hard to beat. It’s among our favorite store-bought cakes. One of our family members doesn’t like carrots but enjoys this cake. It’s that good. This cake is also gorgeous both outside and inside, with pretty layers that show up when you slice it. This cake is an Aldi Find, so be sure to grab one quickly to have it on hand for your Easter celebration.
Assorted Choceur Chocolate
Aldi has a good selection of everyday chocolate sold under its Choceur private label, including peanut butter cups and some chocolate bars with hazelnut paste that our family loves making s’mores with. During the winter holidays and during the Easter season, Aldi ups its chocolate game with a large assortment of seasonal and limited-time chocolates at various price points. During previous Easters, we’ve purchased Choceur Chocolate Surprise Eggs (hollow chocolate eggs filled with assorted chocolates) and Choceur Chocolate Crème Eggs with unique fillings such as cookies and cream that could be eaten with a spoon.
Aldi also sells chocolate bunnies and other chocolate animals, solid chocolate eggs, chocolate coins, chocolate bars, various small filled chocolates, and egg hunt kits with different sizes of chocolate eggs all under its Choceur private label. You can also find some name brand chocolate in variety pack bags that might include M&Ms, Twix, Snickers, and more. We also spot plenty of Reese’s peanut butter cup products at Aldi each Easter season. Most of these chocolates are limited-time specials that won’t stick around, so stock up.
What are you buying from Aldi this Easter season? Share with us in the comments.