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Lemonade is a classic warm-weather beverage. Sweet and tart, it goes well with everything from steak or burgers fresh off the grill to a summer salad. Lemonade is a popular choice among my family when we dine out and want something besides water but don’t want a soda (or pop, depending on where you live). When I serve lemonade at home, I usually make it from scratch thanks to the fact that Aldi does not sell single lemons, so I sometimes have a whole bag of lemons to use up when I only need one or two lemons for a recipe.
Occasionally, I buy lemonade from the grocery store for special meals. Aldi sells a few types of lemonade. You’ll find some on the room-temperature shelves among the other room-temperature juice bottles. Others are stocked in the refrigerated aisle among the other refrigerated juices. Here, I’m taking at look at some refrigerated lemonade from Aldi.
Nature’s Nectar Homestyle Lemonade cost $1.99 for 52 fluid ounces (1.6 quarts) at the time of publication. That comes out to about 4 cents per ounce.
The label looks a lot like the Simply Lemonade brand sold at many large grocery stores. The ingredients are practically identical except that the Aldi lemonade lists lemon pulp, and the Simply Lemonade has a minimal amount of sodium while the Aldi lemonade has none. I found Simply Lemonade for about 5 cents per ounce at Walmart at the time of writing, so you’ll get a slightly lower price at Aldi.
The Nature’s Nectar Homestyle Lemonade is a Regular Buy, which means you should be able to find it at Aldi any time of year.
Ingredients are filtered water, lemon juice, sugar, lemon pulp, and natural flavors. It is pasteurized and contains no preservatives, and it is not made from concentrate.
This contains 11% juice. One bottle has about seven 8-ounce servings. One serving has 110 calories, no fat or sodium, 29 grams of total carbohydrates (11% DV), 28 grams of total sugars, and 27 grams of added sugars (54% DV).
The label says to shake the bottle well before serving. Once opened, this should be consumed within 7-10 days. (That was not a problem for my family.)
As for how this tastes, it is not overly sweet. It has a good balance between sweet and sour, and it has some bitter notes as well. I like that it doesn’t taste too sweet — although it still contains plenty of sugar, so this is not something to drink all the time. While this contains lemon pulp, it’s very finely blended, so don’t worry if you don’t like a lot of pulp. I still prefer my own lemonade recipe made from scratch, but this is all right, and my family likes it.
Nature’s Nectar Homestyle Lemonade is a refrigerated lemonade option at Aldi. It’s made with mostly easily recognizable ingredients and has sweet, sour, and slightly bitter flavors. It looks to be comparable to name-brand Simply Lemonade, although you’ll pay slightly less for this Aldi version.