For years, Aldi Huntington Home 3-Wick Candles have been reliably priced at $3.99 in our local stores in the Midwest. That has changed in 2022, with candles in our area now going for $4.29, a 30-cent increase. It’s not a large price increase, and with prices on the rise in much of the world, it’s perhaps not surprising. Because these candles have a cult following among Aldi fans, it’s probable customers will be more likely to notice this price increase compared to an increase on something more mundane such as produce or boxed pasta.
A Brief History of Aldi Candles
Aldi Huntington Home 3-Wick Candles are a mainstay of the discount grocer’s product lineup.
The 3-wick candles used to only appear as limited-time Aldi Finds, although new scents and colors rolled into stores so frequently that you were almost guaranteed to find candles of some sort on any given day. Candle scents often suit the season, with special scents for everything from Halloween to Valentine’s Day.
Within the past year or so, in response to popular demand, Aldi also began to sell some of its 3-wick candles as everyday Regular Buys or core range products. For instance, you can find vanilla, gardenia, and tropical escape scented 3-wick candles all the time at Aldi now. (And while we’re talking about candles, did you know there are a lot of ways to repurpose those old Aldi candle jars?)
Aldi also does not limit itself to selling just 3-wick candles. The grocer sells various other types of candles throughout the year as limited-time specials, including single-wick candles, Advent calendar candles, and giant 7-wick candles.
Why Are Prices Going Up?
It’s no secret that prices are on the rise everywhere around the world, and not just in the United States but also globally in places including Europe and South America. Current inflation issues can primarily be traced to worldwide supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also drives the shipping delays that Aldi and every other retailer have struggled with for a while now. It’s not just Aldi that is seeing price increases either. Grocery price increases have been documented everywhere from Kroger to Publix to Albertsons and more.
Will Prices Go Back Down?
Because grocery price increases are tied to issues caused by the pandemic, which has been unpredictable with its various surges, it’s hard to say when or if inflation may settle. Our guess is that Aldi 3-wick candles are not going to go back to their old price any time soon, if ever.
In the meantime, they’re still a pretty affordable indulgence, and we doubt this is going to dampen Aldi fans’ enthusiasm for their favorite candles. So go ahead and bring one home, light it, and enjoy the ambiance and scent. Hopefully, it will help you relax a little in the midst of an uncertain world.