One item in the baked goods area at Aldi has repeatedly caught my eye. On a recent weekend, I finally decided to indulge in the French treat, the L’Oven Fresh Pains au Chocolat. These are rolls made from a yeasty dough similar to a crescent, with two bars of dark chocolate baked inside.
L’Oven Fresh Pains au Chocolat cost $2.99 at the time of publication for a 12.69-oz. package that contains eight individually wrapped rolls, or about 37 cents per roll. They are a product of France. The package says: “Sweet brioche rolls filled with creamy rich chocolate. Pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or in the afternoon as a sweet snack.”
One serving is one roll, and one serving contains 190 calories, 10 grams of total fat (12% of your daily value), 4 grams of saturated fat (21% DV), less than 5 mg of cholesterol (1% DV), 160 mg of sodium (75 DV), 21 grams of total carbohydrates (7% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (3% DV), 7 grams of total sugars, 6 grams of added sugars (12% DV), and 3 grams of protein.
The primary ingredient is wheat flour.
The rolls contain wheat and milk. They may also contain eggs.
The rolls are individually wrapped and packaged inside a large plastic bag, which means some unnecessary plastic. It’d be nice to see the packaging reduced.
My family had the rolls with breakfast and hot tea on a Saturday morning. They are soft, not overly sweet, and not too chocolaty. Each roll has two thin lines of chocolate filling. The chocolate filling has a more solid texture; it’s not a pudding type of texture like what you might get in a doughnut. They’re also large and fairly filling as far as carb-loaded treats go. I don’t know that we’ll eat them often, but it is fun to enjoy a French specialty every once in a while.
Aldi’s L’Oven Fresh Pains Au Chocolat are imported from France and consist of sweet brioche rolls filled with chocolate. They’re not overly sweet, and they make a good breakfast food or snack.