Specially Selected Pumpkin Cake Roll

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It’s fall, and whether you like it or not, that means it’s time for pumpkin everything! Aldi rolls out an array of Special Buy seasonal foods every autumn, including pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread, apple bread, pumpkin pie, and a variety of caramel apples. The store even sells pumpkin-spice-scented dish soap (which I may or may not hoard) and pumpkin- and cider-scented candles.

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Among Aldi’s cornucopia of fall products, one item that gets rave reviews in my family is Aldi’s Specially Selected Pumpkin Cake Roll. It’s sometimes found in the freezer section and sometimes in the refrigerated cooler section at Aldi, but the package states the cake is to be stored in your refrigerator when you get it home.

It’s a Seasonal Favorite, which means it’s in stores longer than an ALDI Find (Special Buy). I usually see it through the fall months at my local Aldi, and then it disappears until the next year.

This treat is advertised as a “pumpkin cake with a rich cream cheese filling dusted with powdered sugar.”

With 320 calories and 28 grams of sugar in one serving, this pumpkin cake roll will kill your diet. But it is oh, so worth it. It claims to serve about seven, but I’m able to get eight decent-sized slices out of the cake, which means everyone in my family of four can get two fair and equal servings. I won’t confirm here whether we eat the entire cake in one evening.

On a more health-conscious note, the cake gets its dark color from beta carotene, which is in keeping with Aldi’s commitment to keep artificial dyes out of its store brand products.

Even if you are not a big fan of pumpkin-flavored foods, this cake has a mild flavor, and the cream cheese filling is refreshing and helps to balance the pumpkin taste.

Overall, this is a great dessert for a fall evening. Pair it with a glass of Aldi’s seasonal apple cider, and you’re all set.

The Verdict:

Aldi’s Pumpkin Roll Cake is loaded with calories and sugar, which might explain why it is so delicious. Even if you don’t go for the pumpkin-spice-everything trend, this is really good, with a mild pumpkin flavor that works well with the cream cheese filling. Highly recommended.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. She is also a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

4 Comments

  1. Susan in Maryland

    This Pumpkin Roll is the bomb!!! The sponge is so light and perfect texture. The Pumpkin flavor and spices are perfection. The cream is delicious. I hope they don’t change it. My local grocer that has a great bakery (GIANT) makes one and it costs a few $ more and tastes pathetic next to Aldi’s pumpkin roll.

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  3. The pumpkin spice oatmeal should be all year round it’s so delicious

    • The pumkin cake roll is great. Its not worth baking. Id like to see more cranberry goodies during this season. Yorkville,ny gal

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