Sometimes Aldi fans on social media derail my best intentions for healthy eating. They’ve convinced me to try products I might not otherwise buy, such as striped fudge mint cookies or ice cream cones that look like roses.
For a while now, I’ve seen hype about cookie melts at the discount grocer. I spotted them in my local store the other day and thought hard about them, but I passed them by because I already had the above-mentioned rose cones in my cart. But then I backed up and ended up grabbing one box of each flavor.
Benton’s Cookie Melts come in three flavors: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Hazelnut. They cost $1.79 for a 5.29-ounce box at the time of publication. Each package contains six 25-gram cookies, which comes out to about 30 cents per cookie.
These are Aldi Finds, which means they’re only in stores for a short time. Aldi does not offer online ordering for its specials once they sell out at your local store, so once these are gone, you’ll have to wait until then next time Aldi stocks them to get them again.
These cookies are all a product of Greece, and it’s recommended you store them in a cool dry place. The packages for the chocolate and hazelnut cookies recommend microwaving “for 15 seconds for maximum enjoyment.” The peanut butter package doesn’t say the same thing, but I think you could still heat those cookies as well. We ate most of them straight out of the packages without heating.
These cookies went over well among my family. All of the cookie flavors feature crisp cookies with a soft melty filling. The hazelnut was a popular flavor, and I personally prefer the peanut butter cookies. My husband and I still like traditional soft, chewy chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies the best, but these were fun to try. The fact that each package only contains six cookies helps us to avoid overindulging as well.
Read on for more information about each cookie flavor.
Benton’s Chocolate Cookie Melts
One cookie has 130 calories, 7 grams of total fat (9% DV), 3 grams of saturated fat (15% DV), 30 mg of sodium (1% DV), 15 grams of total carbohydrates (5% DV), 9 grams of total sugars, 8 grams of added sugars (16% DV), and 1 gram of protein.
If you’re watching out for allergens, these contain wheat, peanuts, hazelnuts, soy, and shea oil. They may contain milk and eggs.
Benton’s Peanut Butter Cookie Melts
One cookie has 140 calories, 9 grams of total fat (12% DV), 3 grams of saturated fat (15% DV), 15 mg of sodium (1% DV), 10 grams of total carbohydrates (4% DV), 5 grams of total sugars, 4 grams of added sugars (8% DV), and 3 grams of protein.
If you’re watching out for allergens, these contain peanuts and wheat. They may contain milk, eggs, soy, and other tree nuts.
Benton’s Hazelnut Cookie Melts
One cookie has 130 calories, 8 grams of total fat (10% DV), 4 grams of saturated fat (20% DV), 20 mg of sodium (1% DV), 15 grams of total carbohydrates (5% DV), 8 grams of total sugars, 7 grams of added sugars (14% DV), and 1 gram of protein.
If you’re watching out for allergens, these contain hazelnuts, peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, and shea oil. They may contain egg and other tree nuts.
Benton’s Cookie Melts come in chocolate, peanut butter, and hazelnut flavors and feature crispy cookies with a soft melty filling. They can be eaten straight out of the package or heated for 15 seconds in the microwave first. They’re a different kind of cookie and make a good treat for your sweet tooth.