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Celebrating The Holidays With Aldi

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We’ve had a fantastic holiday season. We’ve enjoyed  spending a lot of time with family, giving gifts, and enjoying delicious food. That’s why I was excited to see the wonderful selection of holiday items at ALDI this year. Here’s a look at some of our favorite festive items.

Aldi Holiday

  • Baker’s Corner Holiday Sprinkles – Kora & Logan love putting sprinkles on their pancakes so these made them very happy
  • Specially Selected Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberries – I couldn’t get enough of these. They were delicious, flavorful, and gone in two days
  • Choceur Peppermint Bark – I consider myself a bit of a peppermint bark connoisseur and this was one of the best I’ve had. The bark was delicious and the tin it came in was really cute.
  • Choceur Chocolate Coins – Kora & Logan thought these were so neat! It was fun to see their eyes light up as they unwrapped the chocolate and it brought back memories of eating chocolate coins as a kid.
  • Choceur Belgian Seashells - These were elegant and unique. They’d make the perfect gift for any beach or sea-lover.

Shopping at Aldi this time of year has been fun. The aisles are always filled with such a wide variety of products at great prices.

Aldi Dave and I picked up two bottles of wine for a family Christmas party. We were impressed with the selection of wine at ALDI and the prices were great too. We bought a Walker Napa Valley Red Wine and a 2009 Toscana Red Wine.

Aldi Wines Everyone thought that the wine was great, even my father in law, who is a wine connoisseur went right for the Walker and said this is a great wine. The Walker is a red blend of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon with flavors of cherry, blackberry, raspberry, black pepper and vanilla. A very unique and delicious blend. The Toscana was a great wine to mix in as well, very flavorful and well done. Both wines totaled about the price that I would normally pay for a good bottle of wine, making them not only delicious wines, but a great price as well.

Dave usually does all the wine buying in our house but one of the reasons I like buying wine at ALDI is because they make it really easy for shoppers to understand the wines. The labels give an idea of the weight of the wine as well as whether they are dry or sweet. The bottles also offer a number of descriptions regarding the wine’s character.

Aldi Wine We enjoyed our Christmas party with ALDI wines so much that we are hoping to plan something for New Year’s as well. We are looking forward to also trying the Geisweiler Brut Sparkling for the adults and Nature’s Nectar Sparkling Apple Cider & Sparkling Red Grape Juice Cocktail for the kids for New Year’s Eve. They all sound delicious and like a great way to celebrate the new year.

Since we’ve been so busy this holiday season we plan to keep the New Year’s Eve festivities simple but fun. Dave loves ham so it’d be fun to surprise him with a n Appleton Farms Spiral Sliced 1/2 Ham from ALDI and dress it up in an apple cider and balsamic glaze. If my mom were able to attend, I’d love to pick up the Specially Selected Brie and Havarti cheeses from ALDI as well. She loves Brie and I’d love to make a delicious appetizer with these cheeses.

No matter what we end up doing it should be a fun and delicious evening thanks to great selection and affordable prices at ALDI.

What about you? How have your holidays been? Do you have any plans for New Year’s Eve this year?

Products and gift certificates were provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Aldi is one of those places I only occasionally go to, but everytime, I am amazed with how many great things are there!

  2. Looks like they have a good selection of food. We have celebrated at home

  3. What a spread! Going to a friend’s for an NYE party. Looking forward to 2013!

  4. We have a new aldis that just opened in my area. cant wait to go there

  5. Chocolate covered cranberries sound good. We had a good holiday season except for a cold that seemed to get everybody. We’ll have a quiet New Year’s Eve, but we bought a standing rib roast for the occasion and it will be nice and warm here in FL.

  6. I love Aldi’s! Great prices and selection!

  7. We still have our family celebration coming up next weekend. I know my daughter goes to Aldi’s so will ask her to pick up the wine. I have only been there once and thought it was a great store for canned goods, etc. I didn’t know they would care specialty foods like this. Great to know!

  8. Evelyn Goettner says:

    I love Aldi! One opened not too far from us and I shop there frequently.

  9. I didn’t even think about Aldi’s having holiday item. I’ll have to remember that for next year. Their prices are really good.

  10. I have never considered buying wine from Aldi. I’ll have to check it out soon. We are going to need supplies for our New Years Eve party:)

  11. ellen beck says:

    The Holidays have been alright- I think you make your own happiness – although hubbys family was nutty this year. New Years we usually go to a loacal hang out place nothing special.

    I like Aldi’s I hadnt been there in some time and found the BEST crackers there they really have some different items so it is fun!

  12. Those Belgian chocolates look great! Our holidays have been lowkey and we were just talking tonight about plans for New Years. Looks like they will be lowkey too, maybe a nice dinner out.

  13. Wow ~ look at that selection (especially the chocolate)! I am so enjoying the holidays and can’t wait for the New Year to celebrate some more!

  14. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Have Not Been To Aldi For Years, Good To Know The Wide Variety Of Items They Have Now, I Might Just Stop In My Local Aldi Very Soon !:)

  15. Christina Kelbel says:

    I love Aldi, have not been there in a long time though. Now I want to go! I love peppermint bark.

  16. I absolutely LOVE Aldi’s! Their bacon wrapped turkey (looks like filet mignon) is one of my favorites but they have so many awesome products at great prices.

  17. Aldi’s looks to have quite the selection! My holiday has been great and I’m looking forward to a nice and relaxing New Year’s!

  18. Just recently started shopping at Aldi’s….. we bought some of the chocolate too and really liked it. Liked the fact that there were not artificial anything in them.

  19. Michelle S says:

    I think Aldi is a great place to go for everyday shopping even though it doesn’t have a lot of name brands, but people can overspend elsewhere and get just as good of stuff like wine and drinks for new years.

  20. I love reading about Aldi and wish we had one here; such great deals to be found there. Oh and your ornament centerpiece is beautiful.

  21. I wish we had an Aldi’s down here in AZ. I’ve been to one a few times back home because my mom shops there frequently, but it would really come in handy down here!

  22. I MISS ALDI!! we used to shop at Aldi all the time when we lived in Germany. I was excited to learn they had them in the USA too; but none within a 4 hour drive of my house. So I’m sad again. lol.

  23. Jennifer Marie says:

    yum those treat looks tasty! We always get great deals at Aldi!

  24. Our holidays have been quiet this year. Nothing exciting planned for the new year as of yet.
    By the way, I shop Aldi all the time. It was a great help while I was laid off.

  25. Wow, you have a huge Aldi’s. I’ll have to give ours another chance. Looks like you can get a lot of great stuff there! Of course, we can’t get wine, as I live in PA and have weird liquor laws.

  26. Great selections! I used to shop at ALDI all the time an miss having one nearby.

  27. Oh wow, I didn’t realise that ALDI was in the USA as well. It’s a great place to save some dosh on the basics. Sometimes some of their stuff can be hit and miss and their range changes on a regular basis but you can nab a bargain there more often than not.

  28. I love Aldi’s! I wish we had one close to us. when we go to my father in-laws I try to take advantage of the great selection and prices. You are so lucky you have one close to you.

  29. I have heard great things about this store, wish we had one in Florida.

  30. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I wish we had an Aldi near us. Looks like they have everything!

  31. Betty Baez says:

    Never been to one but there is one 20 minutes from me im going to have to check it out!

  32. Aldi’s sounds like a great place to shop–I am pretty sure we do not have one near me-I’ll take those chocolate covered cranberries PLEASE or the Coceur chocolate shells.

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