Last Updated on September 5, 2022
EDITOR’S NOTE: Aldi sold both the cotton candy machine and mini popcorn machine again in September of 2022 for the same price of $24.99.
When I was a kid, my family had an air popper machine for making popcorn. It was always great fun to pour hard corn kernels into the machine, turn it on, place a bowl in front of it on the counter, and watch it pop up fluffy pieces of popcorn ready to be drizzled with butter and sprinkled with salt. This holiday season, Aldi is giving me a chance to relive my childhood with its Ambiano Mini Popcorn Machine, which is it selling alongside a gadget that creates another childhood favorite, the Ambiano Cotton Candy Machine.
What We Know:
The Ambiano Cotton Candy Machine and Ambiano Mini Popcorn Machine cost $24.99 each at the time of publication. That price is less than most other cotton candy machines and is comparable to other air popcorn poppers I spotted elsewhere.
They are both Aldi Finds, which means they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and when that sells out, these are gone unless Aldi decides to bring them back later. Aldi does not offer online ordering for its specials once they sell out at your local store, so once these are gone, they’re gone.
Aldi has sold other popcorn makers in the past, including an Ambiano Kettle Popcorn Maker and a Crofton Microwave Popcorn Maker, but we didn’t spot this exact mini popcorn machine among our records prior to 2021.
According to Aldi, the 2021 cotton candy maker and the mini popcorn machine come with a three-year warranty serviced by Wachsmuth & Krogmann, a common Aldi warranty service provider.
What We Don’t Know:
We have not yet tried the Ambiano Cotton Candy or Mini Popcorn Machines, so we don’t know how well they work, how easy they are to use, or how durable they are. Our goal with open thread posts such as this one is to offer readers a space to share about their experiences with a product.
Have you used the Ambiano Cotton Candy or Mini Popcorn Machine? Share your thoughts in the comments below.