Aldi really knows how to do dessert well, whether you’re in the mood for ice cream, cheesecake, pumpkin cake rolls, or cookies. One dessert I’ve seen Aldi fans rave about on social media for the last few years is a layered mousse concoction. When I spotted this dessert in Aldi stores this week, I bought one of each variety. After trying them, this is not a decision I regret. These desserts are that good.
Specially Selected Mousse Desserts cost $3.99 for a 4.23-ounce package at the time of publication. They’re imported from Belgium, and they come in either chocolate or caramel flavors.
I found these in the Aldi Find freezer section, but if you don’t find them in your store’s freezer, you might try looking in the refrigerated Aldi Find area. The package states these should be kept refrigerated. After I got these home from the grocery store, I stored them in my refrigerator and not the freezer. However, you could stock up on these while they’re in stores and keep your extra stash in the freezer.
Both the chocolate and caramel flavors are delicious. They’re rich, creamy, smooth, and feature layers of cookie crumble, mousse, chocolate or caramel sauce, and chocolate shavings. These mousse cups are small in size, but they’re filling. You’ll want to savor each bite.
If you’re watching out for allergens, these both contain soy, wheat, and milk. They may contain eggs, rye, barley, or tree nuts (hazelnuts and pistachios).
Both flavors also contain Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa.
As an added bonus, besides being a tasty treat, these mousse desserts come in pretty glass jars that can be washed and reused as shot glasses, small juice glasses, organizers for small desk accessories or toiletries or jewelry, or whatever you can think of. This is similar to the limited-time crème brûlée Aldi sold a while back, which came in reusable ceramic dishes.
Here’s more information on each flavor:
Specially Selected Chocolate Mousse Dessert
This features a “dessert glass filled with a Belgian chocolate mousse, on top of a homemade cookie crumble, dipped in a chocolate sauce and finished with a tasty chocolate ganache.”
One 60-gram serving has 230 calories, 14 grams of total fat (18% DV), 9 grams of saturated fat (45% DV), 10 mg of cholesterol (3% DV), 90 mg of sodium (4% DV), 22 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 17 grams of added sugars (34% DV), and 2 grams of protein.
Specially Selected Caramel Mousse Dessert
This features a “dessert glass filled with a caramel mousse, on top of a homemade cookie crumble, dipped in a caramel sauce and finished with a tasty chocolate decoration.”
One 60-gram serving has 220 calories, 13 grams of total fat (17% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (40% DV), 10 mg of cholesterol (3% DV), 150 mg of sodium (6% DV), 23 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), 17 grams of added sugars (34% DV), and 2 grams of protein.
Specially Selected Chocolate and Caramel Mousse Desserts feature pretty dessert glasses filled with layers of mousse, cookie crumble, chocolate or caramel sauce, and chocolate shavings. These are rich, creamy, and a perfect dessert for two, if you can bring yourself to share. Highly recommended.