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15 Best Aldi Finds This Week (6/12/24 – 6/18/24)

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Every Wednesday, Aldi releases a handful of new products known as “Aldi Finds.” These items are limited, meaning once they’re gone, they’re gone. I went to Aldi to see what’s new this week (June 12 – June 18), and this week’s Aldi Finds features a handful of lemonade-themed items, patriotic treats, lobster mac and cheese, and more. If you’re wondering which are worth picking up for a taste, here’s my list.

New Aldi finds will drop next Wednesday, June 19. Make sure to come back here, and I’ll let you know which gems are worth trying.

1. Choceur Lemon Cream Almonds – $3.99

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If you’re looking to add a sour punch to your snacking, these lemon cream-covered almonds should do the trick. This snack is part of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand release at Aldi this week. There’s also a dark chocolate raspberry flavor, which sounds a lot better to me.

Personally, I prefer when almonds are covered with something more savory, but the lemon cream candy coating surrounding these almonds adds a nice, tart depth of flavor and some extra crunch.

2. Emporium Selection Lemon or Chocolate Chip Baked Ricotta – $3.99

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I’ve never tried baked ricotta before, so this concept is fairly new to me. I was intrigued by the two different flavors of baked ricotta I found in Aldi’s refrigerated section this week. The first flavor is chocolate chip, and the other is lemon.

After a little research, it seems that one of the most popular ways to enjoy baked ricotta is on some crackers or a piece of sourdough along with some fruit preserves. The lemon flavor would go well with some blueberry jam, and I’m thinking of trying the chocolate chip flavor with strawberry preserves for a chocolate-covered strawberry feel.

3. Sundae Shoppe Alex’s Lemonade Stand Bars – $2.99

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Another lemonade-themed item in this week’s Aldi Finds is the Frozen Lemonade Bars from Sundae Shoppe. These come in three flavors: classic lemonade, pink lemonade, and strawberry lemonade. I always thought pink lemonade was already flavored with strawberries, but I guess I was wrong – maybe it’s raspberries?

Either way, these pops are perfect for cooling off after a long day and could be a fun treat to pack in the cooler for the beach or pool, especially at less than $1 per popsicle.

4. Simply Nature Lemonade Fruit Strips – $4.65

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One final lemonade-inspired treat is Simply Nature’s Lemonade Fruit Strips. This variety pack comes in three flavors: peach lemonade, raspberry lemonade, and strawberry lemonade.

These are a quick snack when you’re on the go, but at just 50 calories each, they probably won’t fill you up too much or give you a burst of energy. Still, these are the perfect treat if you’re looking for a little something sweet. I’m most excited to try the peach flavor!

5. Bake Shop Cherry and Blueberry Strip Danish – $3.69

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Next up on the list of recurring themes in Aldi products this week is the Cherry and Blueberry Strip Danish. This colorful pastry has a golden brown pastry swirled with cherries and blueberries, along with a crumble on top and a drizzle of icing.

This danish would make a nice breakfast – it’s like a fancier version of a Pop-Tart. It would also be a delicious summertime dessert, baked in the oven for a few minutes and then topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

6. Specially Selected Everything Brioche Buns – $3.29

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Aldi’s brioche buns are one of their best bakery items. They’re consistently fresh, fluffy, and just sweet enough. This week, Aldi is selling an “everything” version of their brioche buns, topped with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, and onion. These add a little extra flair to any sandwich and pair nicely with any meat, cheese, sauce, or veggies you decide to add on.

If you don’t end up using all four buns and they start to get stale, you can rip them into smaller pieces and make croutons. The Everything seasoning would complement a Caesar or Cobb salad.

7. Kellogg’s Town House Flag Dippers – $3.69

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These crackers have the same buttery, salty flavor we all know and love, but they’re shaped like little American flags waving in the wind. I love novelty-shaped cookies or crackers, so I had to pick these up. I’m planning on using them on my Fourth of July charcuterie board.

8. Sour Patch Kid Red, White, and Blue – $7.28

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This giant bag of patriotic Sour Patch Kids comes with three flavors: blue raspberry, lemon, and redberry. These would be a fun and easy snack to leave out during a pool party or Fourth of July BBQ, but I plan on using this huge bag to make sour patch margaritas.

9. Belmont Key Lime Cheesecake – $12.99

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This week, you can score an entire cheesecake for less than $13 at Aldi. In the freezer section, there’s a Key Lime Cheesecake made with a graham cracker crust and sweet sour cream topping. There’s also an All American Cheesecake, which is a New York-style cheesecake with raspberry topping, blueberry topping, and no topping rotating, so it’s a red, white, and blue cake.

Be sure to thaw the cheesecake overnight. I’ve tried taking it out at the last minute and microwaving it for a few seconds to soften it, but that doesn’t work. Belmont is the cheesecake brand that Aldi carries often, and it always has such a nice balance between sweet and tangy.

10. Kirkwood Hawaiian or Roma Chicken Patties – $8.99

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Aldi’s frozen section has two new pre-seasoned chicken patties this week. The first is Hawaii-inspired, with crushed pineapple and teriyaki sauce in the patty. The other is Roma style and includes red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, asiago, and fontina cheese. Both chicken patties are uncooked, so throw these on the grill, in the oven, or on the stove before enjoying.

11. Season’s Choice Loaded Tater Barrels – $3.99

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Aldi’s new Loaded Tater Barrels are tater tots that are filled with cheddar, bacon bits, and jalapenos. Put these in the air fryer for a crispy, quick snack. I plan on pairing these with some ranch dressing for dipping. They’d also be great as a breakfast or brunch side dish instead of traditional breakfast potatoes or hashbrowns.

12. Simply Nature Pasta Salad – $3.49

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Pasta salad is one of my favorite summertime lunches, but it can be time-consuming, from chopping veggies to cooking the pasta and waiting for it all to come together over a few hours in the fridge. With this Aldi Find, you just have to wait for it to defrost, and then you’re good to go.

These can also be served hot, but they all seem more appetizing when served cool to me. There’s the Orzo Rustica Salad with zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, and black olives, Fiesta Salad with black beans, quinoa, corn, and red peppers, and Fusilli Salad with peppers and zucchini.

13. Specially Selected Lobster Mac & Cheese – $7.49

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I’m always tempted to try this Lobster Mac & Cheese when it’s featured in the Aldi Finds aisle, but I’ve seen mixed reviews about it – people seem to love it or hate it. If you’re willing to give it a chance, you can snag this frozen meal for $7.49.

It features cavatappi, lobster chunks, cheddar cheese, fontina, and asiago with a breadcrumb topping. In the same vein, there’s also a Shrimp & Lobster Bake available for the same price, which features all the same ingredients but with shell pasta instead of cavatappi.

14. Waterloo Sparkling Mocktails – $3.98

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These Waterloo Sparkling Mocktails may just be my favorite Aldi Find this week. There are three flavors available: All Day Rose, Pi-No Colada, and Mojito Mocktail. These sparkling waters are inspired by different drinks. The Pi-No Colada tastes like coconut and pineapple, the Mojito flavor tastes like mint and lime, and All Day Rose has a dry, fruity taste akin to a pink wine.

At just $3.98 for each 8-pack, I picked up all three flavors. All Day Rose is my favorite – it really has that sophisticated rose flavor profile, but it’s super light and refreshing.

15. Welch’s RWB Fruit – $5.69

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Rounding out this week’s best Aldi Finds are Welch’s Red, White & Blueberry snack pouches. I know it’s not the same as eating actual fruit, but I think Welch’s is one of the “healthier” candies offered in the US. This is a fun twist on the classic snack, with flavors like cherry, strawberry, and blueberry inside, complete with a patriotic hue.

Upcoming Aldi Finds Next Week

Next week’s Aldi Finds includes plenty of new and interesting products. Here are the top 10 items I’ll be looking for when I visit Aldi next Wednesday:

  1. Baker’s Corner Funnel Cake Kit ($3.49)
  2. Specially Selected Snow Crab Legs ($16.99)
  3. Barq’s Frozen Root Beer and Vanilla Floats ($3.99)
  4. Park Street Deli Smokey BBQ Hummus ($1.99)
  5. Journey To Greece Rosemary & Feta Krinkle Cut Kettle Chips ($1.95)
  6. Nabisco Star Wars Oreos ($4.58)
  7. Sundae Shoppe Sparkler Pops ($3.29)
  8. Bake Shop Mini Lemon Cake Bites ($4.29)
  9. Bake Shop Angel Food Cake ($4.49)
  10. Specially Selected Sweet Chili Hummus Crisps ($2.19)

About the Author

Samantha Jenkins is a food writer and digital marketing manager with a passion for storytelling, perusing grocery store aisles, reading menus, and eating really good food.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, performing in musicals, and cohosting the East Coast Haunts podcast.

June 14, 2024