Last Updated on December 7, 2020
With the days growing shorter and the weather turning cooler, it’s time to start buying all the fall treats, from cider to pumpkin rolls to classic apple cider donuts. Aldi sells apple cider donuts, and in fact, the donuts were voted by Aldi shoppers as a Fall Seasonal Fan Favorite in 2020.
Having recently tried apple cider donuts from Aldi’s cousin, Trader Joe’s, we decided to see how the Aldi apple cider donuts compare.
Bake Shop Apple Cider Donuts cost $3.49 at the time of publication for a 15.9-oz. box containing six 2.65-oz. donuts. That comes out to about 58 cents per donut, which is 9 cents cheaper per donut than the apple cider donuts from Trader Joe’s, which cost 67 cents per serving.
The box describes these as “old-fashioned cake donuts with cinnamon & sugar.” They are certified kosher by Massachusetts Kosher Commission.
The first few ingredients in these are enriched wheat flour, palm oil, enriched flour, water, sugar, and apple cider.
If you’re watching out for allergens, these contain egg, milk, soy, and wheat.
A one-donut serving has 300 calories, 16 grams of total fat (21% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (40% DV), 460 mg of sodium (20% DV), 33 grams of total carbohydrates (12% DV), and 12 grams of added sugar (24% DV).
My family liked these donuts, and we thought they had a more noticeable apple flavor compared to the Trader Joe’s apple cider donuts, so these are our favorite of the two. The Aldi donuts also are soft, with a satisfying cinnamon and sugar coating. We ate them at room temperature, but you could also heat a donut for 10-15 seconds in the microwave if you want a warm dessert.
While these certainly aren’t good for your waistline at 300 calories per donut, they certainly taste good, and I can understand why they were voted as an Aldi Fan Favorite.
Bake Shop Apple Cider Donuts are the perfect mix of apples, cinnamon, sugar, and soft fried dough. These were voted an Aldi Fan Favorite this year, and it’s clear why.
The donuts look yummy and delicious.. Good review.
Last fall’s 2019 apple cider donuts at Aldis were so much better. They were soft and almost tasted like apple orchard donuts. Also packaged different. Last year in a plastic container not a box and only $2.99. This year 2020 Aldi must have changed the bakery or the recipe is different. Too dense and dry and I couldn’t taste any apple cider only sugar. I ate 2 but I’m giving the rest to the birds literally. I was waiting all year for them but what a disappointment!!
I am really disappointed in these. I don’t eat many sweets but crave apple cider donuts this time of year. Trader Joes was out of them, sadly. So I tried Aldi’s. Just didn’t have the flavor or texture of a good apple cider donut. Wish I lived closer to an apple orchard so I could get the real thing!