We always seem to look forward to autumn with a sense of anticipation that is different compared to other seasons. Sure, we’re eager for sunny summer days and afternoons spent at the pool. We may pine for the first snow and the winter holiday season, or for the first buds on the trees and hints of warmer breezes during the spring.
However, fall is special. It rivals only Christmas in terms of the sheer amount of decorations we put out, from pumpkins and scarecrows to spooky Halloween props. We visit pumpkin patches and go on drives just to admire the fall leaf colors.
It’s no surprise then that we also look forward to certain foods during the fall season. Aldi rotates many treats onto its shelves during this time of year, including pumpkin cake rolls, apple cider donuts, pumpkin spice donuts, chocolate pumpkins, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bread, ghost- and pumpkin-shaped pizzas, Halloween-themed cheese, fried apples, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin spice whipped topping.
Some of these limited-time Aldi fall finds have already started to trickle into stores. Among them are some apple cider donut sandwich cookies. Aldi often sells novelty sandwich cookie flavors as limited specials, including unicorn créme cookies, pumpkin spice créme cookies, pumpkin face créme cookies, Neapolitan créme cookies, lemon créme cookies, hot cocoa créme cookies, and caramel apple créme cookies. These apple cider donut créme cookies are the latest version of Aldi sandwich cookies to hit stores.
Benton’s Apple Cider Donut Crème Cookies cost $2.29 for a 15.25-ounce package at the time of publication. Benton’s is not an actual company but is instead an Aldi private label for various cookies the discount grocer sells.
These cookies are an Aldi Find, so they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone unless Aldi decides to bring them back next fall. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that aren’t in stock at your local store.
These cookies are kosher. If you’re looking out for allergens, these cookies contain soy and wheat. They may contain peanuts.
There are about 15 two-cookie servings per package, and each serving has 140 calories, 6 grams of total fat (8% DV), 3 grams of saturated fat (15% DV), 80 mg of sodium (3% DV), 21 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), and 13 grams of added sugars (26% DV).
These cookies are somewhat reminiscent of apple cider donuts. They don’t necessarily have a lot of apple flavor, but I’ve never thought that apple cider donuts tasted strongly of apples. These cookies do remind me a bit of the sweet and doughy flavor with various spices that I taste in an apple cider donut, though. I’m not sure these are my favorite fall cookies at Aldi — the maple leaf cremes might hold that spot. And I think Aldi has sold better, more memorable sandwich cookies in the past. But they’re all right, especially when served with a cold glass of milk for dipping.
Benton’s Apple Cider Donut Crème Cookies are an Aldi take on a classic fall treat. They don’t exactly scream apple cider donuts, but they taste good. If you’re like us and simply enjoy sampling all the fall goodies at Aldi, you’ll want to add these to your cart.