Indulge in Deutsche Küche Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Wafers During Aldi German Week

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Where is the best place to buy German food in the United States? Aside from a dedicated international grocery store, Aldi might be your best bet. Aldi does not carry a lot of German food year round. However, twice a year, the grocer pulls out all the stops and offers a wide range of German and German-inspired favorites. During Aldi German week, you’re likely to spot everything from schnitzel and strudel to cornichons and specialty cakes.

Why does Aldi sell German food twice a year? It’s because the grocer actually has its origins in Germany. It started in 1913 when Anna Albrecht opened a small grocery store in the suburbs of Essen, Germany. After World War II, Anna’s sons, Theo and Karl, took over managing the store, and they named it Albrecht KG. They expanded and opened additional locations. By the 1960s, Theo and Karl couldn’t agree about whether to sell tobacco products, so they created two companies under the Aldi (short for Albrecht Diskont) name: Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd. Aldi Süd operates Aldi stores in southern Germany, the U.S., U.K., and Australia. Aldi Nord operates Aldi stores in northern Germany and other parts of Europe, as well as owning Trader Joe’s, which operates independently.

So, Aldi is acknowledging its heritage when it has German-themed sales. When German week rolls around, one of my favorite types of food that Aldi sells (aside from some absolutely amazing cakes) is cookies, also frequently referred to as biscuits. This is the time of year when you’ll find doppel cakes, doppelino sandwich biscuits, wafer rolls, hazelnut biscuits, and more.

Among the Aldi German week staples are milk chocolate and dark chocolate wafers. These feature square-shaped wafer cookies topped with milk or dark chocolate with a hazelnut crème filling. They also bear images of vintage automobiles stamped on the chocolate-topped surface of each wafer cookie.

Deutsche Kuche Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Wafers

Milk chocolate wafers on the left, dark chocolate wafers on the right.

Deutsche Küche Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Wafers are Aldi Finds, which means they’re in stores for only a short time. Each store gets one shipment for German week, and after that sells out, they’re gone until the next German week. If these are sold out at your local store, Aldi does not offer online ordering.

These cost $2.49 for a 6.17-ounce box at the time of publication. That’s about 40 cents per ounce. With five servings per container, that’s around 50 cents per serving.

These are a product of Germany. They contain Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa.

Deutsche Kuche Milk Chocolate Wafers

Milk chocolate wafers nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain wheat, egg, milk, and tree nuts (hazelnut, coconut). They may contain peanuts and tree nuts (sheanut).

Deutsche Kuche Dark Chocolate Wafers

Milk chocolate wafers nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One package has about five 3-wafer servings. One serving (33 grams) has 190 calories, 12 grams of total fat (15% DV), 7 grams of saturated fat (33% DV), 10-25 mg of sodium depending on which variety you get (0-1% DV), 17-18 grams of total carbohydrates (6-7% DV), 11-12 grams of total sugars, 11-12 grams of added sugars (22-24% DV), and 2-3 grams of protein.


Did you buy the Deutsche Küche Milk Chocolate Wafers or Deutsche Küche Dark Chocolate Wafers? What did you think of them? Leave us a comment below. 

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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