Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars

Aldi is a small inventory grocery store, but that doesn’t mean they don’t cater to specific types of diets. Whether you eat gluten free or keto or even vegan, Aldi can be a great place to shop for your specific eating habits.

In particular, Aldi has its own private label product line dedicated to vegan foods, which contain no meat, eggs, or dairy (basically no animal products). The Earth Grown Aldi label includes both everyday vegan products such as meat free chickenless patties and limited-time specials such as breaded cheese sticks, mac and cheese, and meatless meatballs.

Aldi has also sold various frozen desserts and ice cream substitutes under its Earth Grown label, including coconut milk non-dairy frozen dessert and oat milk non-dairy frozen dessert. Both are pretty good.

Recently, Aldi introduced some vegan, plant-based ice cream bars that were so good my husband and I saved them for ourselves, sampling our way through them in the afternoons before the kids got home from school. These aren’t cheap for ice cream bars, but we were pleasantly surprised at how good they are.

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars cost $3.99 for a 9.1-ounce box at the time of publication. At about $1.33 per bar, these are on the expensive side, but you’re paying for them to be dairy free and vegan.

These are an Aldi Find, so they’re only in stores for a short time. Aldi does not offer online ordering for specials that are not in stock at your local store.

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars

The bars all look similar from the outside, but the vegan, dairy-free ice cream is unique inside each bar. From left to right: Caramel, Peanut Butter, and Forest Fruit.

These vegan dessert bars come in three flavors: Caramel, Peanut Butter, and Forest Fruit. The Caramel and Forest Fruit flavors feature a coconut-based ice cream alternative, while the Peanut Butter flavor has an oat-based ice cream alternative.

The bars are a product of Italy. They use Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa and are certified vegan.

All of the flavors are excellent. If you want something that’s as close texture-wise to regular ice cream as possible, the Peanut Butter oat-based dessert bars have a softer, creamier-textured filling that is very much like real ice cream. If you served the Peanut Butter bars to me without telling me they were vegan, I would never know. The Caramel and Forest Fruit dessert bars are good, too, although their coconut-based filling has a slightly harder texture than regular ice cream. The Forest Fruit flavor includes various berry purees such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. The packages state that each dessert bar is swirled with a flavored sauce (caramel, peanut butter, or forest fruit), but we didn’t notice any distinct swirls.

All of these dessert bars have chocolate coatings that are thicker than the chocolate coatings on your typical ice cream bar, and that makes them feel more indulgent. Each chocolate coating has a special topping as well: caramelized sugar granules on the Caramel bars, roasted peanut pieces on the Peanut Butter bars, and dried raspberry pieces on the Forest Fruit bars. In short, these taste luxurious and are worth the higher price.

Read on for more information about each specific bar flavor.

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Caramel Frozen Dessert Bars

Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Frozen Caramel Dessert

Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Frozen Caramel Dessert nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

The package describes these as “coconut based caramel frozen dessert swirled with caramel sauce and dipped in chocolate flavored coating topped with caramelized sugar granules.”

These contain 220 calories per bar (65 grams), with 13 grams of total fat (16% DV), 10 grams of saturated fat (49% DV), 24 grams of total carbohydrates (9% DV), 20 grams of total sugars, and 19 grams or added sugars (38% DV).

If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain coconut. They may contain wheat, peanuts, and other tree nuts.

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Frozen Dessert Bars

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Frozen Dessert Bars

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Frozen Dessert Bars nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

The package describes these as “oat based peanut frozen dessert swirled with peanut butter sauce and dipped in chocolate flavored coating topped with roasted peanut pieces.”

These contain 220 calories per bar (65 grams), with 14 grams of total fat (18% DV), 9 grams of saturated fat (46% DV), 22 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 18 grams of total sugars, and 16 grams of added sugars (33% DV).

If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain peanuts. They may contain wheat, sesame, and tree nuts.

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Forest Fruit Frozen Dessert Bars

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Frozen Forest Fruits Dessert Bars

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Frozen Forest Fruits Dessert Bars nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

The package describes these as “coconut based forest fruit frozen dessert swirled with forest fruit sauce and dipped in chocolate flavored coating topped with dried raspberry pieces.”

These contain 210 calories per bar (65 grams), with 13 grams of total fat (16% DV), 10 grams of saturated fat (49% DV), 23 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 18 grams of total sugars, and 18 grams of added sugars (35% DV).

If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain coconut. They may contain wheat, peanuts, and other tree nuts.

The Verdict:

Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars come in Caramel, Peanut Butter, and Forest Fruit varieties. They’re all excellent. If you eat a vegan or dairy-free diet, these are very much worth trying. You won’t regret it.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

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