I've Tried Dozens of Aldi Desserts and This Is My Favorite

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these dessert deals from Aldi.

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Updated May 28, 2024
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Aldi has everything from limes to lunchmeat. While you can save more on groceries than you might in other similar stores, it’s the desserts that really keep shoppers coming back!

After sampling tons of treats, these are the sweet selections that won out in our Aldi dessert head-to-head battle.

Editor’s note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.

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Winner: Specially Selected Assorted Chocolate Macarons

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Winner Specially Selected Chocolate Macarons

Price: $4.19

Delicate cookies with a crisp yet chewy texture paired with smooth filling are the hallmarks of the French macaron. And Aldi’s Specially Selected frozen version does not disappoint.

Chocolate lovers will rejoice in the four different flavor options. Each pack has three dark chocolates, three milk chocolates, three white chocolates, and three mocha macarons.

Indulge in the perfect pastries anytime you want, or serve the macarons at your next party. Even though they may taste rich, the under-$5 price is a major bargain.


Runner-Up: Bake Shop Cheesecake Sampler

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Runner-Up Bake Shop Cheesecake Sampler

Price: $5.19

Can’t choose just one cheesecake flavor? Aldi won’t force you to pick a favorite.

This eight-slice cake includes two New York Style, two triple chocolate, two turtle, and two strawberry swirl pieces. Try one of each option, or give your dinner party guests four different dessert choices.

Runner-Up: Sundae Shoppe Mixed Berry Gelato

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Runner-Up Sundae Shoppe Berry Gelato

Price: $3.79

For less than $4, this creamy gelato is everything you could ask for in a dessert and so much more.

The refreshingly sweet taste of berries mixed with the silky vanilla flavor of “ice cream” makes this taste of Italy the summer-time treat you will crave.

If berries aren’t your jam, Aldi also has a caramel cookie crunch and triple chocolate variety.

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Runner-Up: Specially Selected Mini Eclairs

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Runner-Up Specially Selected Mini Eclairs

Price: $5.49

What could go wrong with fluffy choux pastry filled with decadent Bavarian cream and topped with a thick coating of chocolate? Absolutely nothing.

The combination of these flavors is almost worthy of a Great British Baking Show-style handshake for its sheer deliciousness.

Each frozen pack contains 48 mini pastries. However, you must wait almost an hour for these cream-filled dreams to warm before eating them.

Runner-Up: Sundae Shoppe Mango Frozen Fruit Bars

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Sundae Shoppe Mango Frozen Fruit Bars

Price: $2.39

At under $3 for a four-pack, these frozen fruit bars are a serious bargain. Skip the faux fruit freezer section selections — these mango pops are made without high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.

Don’t let the lack of added sweeteners trick you into thinking these bars are boring. The rich, almost creamy texture combined with the tropical fruit essence will satisfy your dessert craving.

Bottom line

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Whether you’re planning a party, treating your family to a post-dinner sweet, or just want to indulge, getting what you need from Aldi is the biggest shopping hack.

With so many items at low prices and high quality, these creamy confections and frozen buys are bargains that won’t take a major bite out of your shopping budget.

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Author Details

Erica Loop

With more than a decade of experience writing about everything from e-commerce to pets and parenting, Erica Loop has written for sites such as BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, Tinybeans, Family Education, and Care.com. Erica has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and an MS in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.