Aldi Chocolates, Best Hidden Secret!

Do you have an Aldi store in your area? If so, you may be surprised to find that they carry a variety of wonderfully delicious, high quality European chocolate! Growing up in Norway, I was spoiled on great chocolate, and for me, the ol’ Hershey’s bar will never measure up. It doesn’t melt well, and I find the flavor to be harsh.

And before I go on; No, I do not work for Aldi’s and I do not get paid for advertisement. I simply want to share my find with others.

Aldi is a discount supermarket based in Germany, and their stores have a bit of that European feel to them. When an Aldi store opened up close to where we live, I was excited because many of their groceries are sold at lower prices, and for the most part we’ve been happy with the quality of their products. We frequently purchase their produce, and frozen fish as well. I didn’t even realize their chocolates were anything special until I took a closer look and discovered that they are made in Europe, which instantly intrigued me. I decided to purchase a bar to try, and found the quality to be excellent! I really couldn’t believe it; outstanding quality chocolate at lower prices than other, comparable brands. It is still more expensive than a regular Hershey’s bar, but flavor-wise there is no comparison. The chocolates from Aldi are smooth, creamy, rich, flavorful, and melt at low temperatures, giving you the feel of eating a high quality product. Some of their chocolates are produced in Germany, and some in Austria or even Belgium. European chocolate is known to be of high quality, and these bars are no exception. It’s the real deal! And found right at Aldi! Wow! I can’t get over that fact!

Price wise, the chocolate bars at Aldi range from $1.49 – $1.99. To compare, European bars at World Market range from $2.49 (only one kind) – $2.99 (all other comparable bars). I’ve seen the same or similar bars for approximately the same prices at other stores as well.  I will describe a few of Aldi’s chocolate bars, though they carry several other ones as well.

The two bars on this first picture are made in Austria; milk and dark chocolate. Though I didn’t care too much for the flavor of the dark chocolate of this particular brand, the milk chocolate bar was wonderful! Smooth, creamy, and great flavor. I believe flavor combined with texture and temperature melting point are some of the main factors responsible for how people experience different types of chocolate. The producers of Aldi chocolates seem to have managed to create the blend necessary to achieve a high quality product.

Delicious European Chocolats from Aldi
These next two German bars are both awesome! The Coffee & Cream has white chocolate on top, and dark, coffee-flavored chocolate on the bottom. It does contain real coffee, and quite noticeably so, though nothing overpowering. People who don’t care for coffee may not care for this chocolate, though if you enjoy both coffee and chocolate, this bar is for you! Not being overly sweet, it’s just a perfect blend in my opinion.

The Creme Filled Mini Chocolate Bars are filled with a white chocolate cream containing a mixture of finely chopped nuts and crispy cereals. The chocolate flavor is quite mild, and being that they are fairly sweet, these bars go very well with a cup of black coffee.


Then there’s the white European chocolate from Aldi. Some people don’t even consider white as chocolate at all, as it does not contain cocoa solids or cocoa liquor. It does, however, contain cocoa butter, which is also a component of cocoa beans. So in my opinion it still qualifies as chocolate. Regardless, either you care for it or you don’t, and this is great-tasting high quality white chocolate for those who do enjoy it.

I found a recipe online a while back that called for melted white chocolate. In the recipe reviews, people were complaining that the white chocolate chips they used wouldn’t melt properly. That problem would have been solved had they purchased Aldi’s white chocolate. It melts exceptionally well, making it my personal top choice for recipes (and eating!). See picture and link on the bottom of this post.

At last, my two top favorites of Aldi chocolates: Moser Roth Toffee Crunch and Chocolate Crisp Bars:


The crisp bars are somewhat similar to KitKat, though only when you first break them apart and look at the inside. They contain chocolate and crisp wafers, but that’s about where the similarities end. The flavor of the chocolate of Aldi’s Chocolate Crisp Bars is excellent, and again, it melts in your mouth!! Imagine that! It really melts! Seems like all chocolate should, right? But it doesn’t! The melting factor, the smoothness and the flavors, like I’ve mentioned already in regards to the other chocolates, is what makes such a big difference in the overall experience of eating it. KitKats are OK, I guess… but not really, not if you can compare to truly great-tasting chocolate. Eating these bars gives a completely different feel and true enjoyment. Mix in the crispness of the wafers and the thin layer of a soft hazelnut cream similar to nougat found on top of the wafers, and you’ve got a product I have a hard time staying away from!

The Moser Roth Toffee Crunch bar, OH MY!!! This chocolate is so unbelievably creamy and delicious, I don’t think I’ve ever tasted anything like it! I think it tastes like something that would be sold only at the finest chocolate boutiques (not that I’ve had the pleasure of sampling such chocolate); it’s truly a gourmet candy as I would imagine it to be. In addition to the very easy melt and extremely creamy and smooth textured chocolate, it has pieces of crunchy toffee mixed into it, giving it a bit of a caramel flavor. The Aldi store by us is usually sold out of this particular variety, so it appears others have come to the same conclusion.

One of Aldi’s chocolates (made exclusively for Aldi) was actually “named ‘product of the year’ by an influential panel of consumers.” Source
Here’s another link, this one to a blogger who tells about her experiences with Aldi, her tour and taste testing/comparison experience; also how they keep their products at such low prices, quality etc.: momadvice

As I’ve already described, Aldi’s high quality European chocolates melt very well, making them suitable for recipes requiring melted chocolate. I recently made the marzipan candies on the next picture, using dark, white, and milk chocolate from Aldi, melting a few seconds at a time in the microwave oven while stirring often.

 

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  1. Kelly Sherman says:

    Wow, I’ll have to keep these chocolates in mind. I’m a bit of a “chocolate snob,” not liking Hershey chocolates either. There’s a definite difference in the taste and texture of quality chocolate. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Anne says:

    Alas, we have no Aldi. But when we visit my inlaws, we always go–for the chocolate. :-) Have you tried the Schogetten brand? The cappuccino bar is wonderful! I’m going to put the Roth toffee bar on my list for the next time we’re somewhere with an Aldi.

  3. Vera says:

    Aldi is my kind of store, I agree with you they have a great selection of chocolates. During the holidays Aldi sells Merci Finest Selection, by far this are my favorite.

  4. Linda Herriman says:

    It is nice to know Aldi has such great chocolate! I never really thought to try Aldi for quality chocolate. It seems they have a good variety too! Thanks.

  5. vic says:

    I’m a big fan of the white, all i have to say is that this is one of the finest white chocolate bars i have ever tasted, i shop at aldi because of the europen flavour, the food is amazing …

  6. Allison says:

    I need to check out Aldi for chocolate, I guess! Thanks for the tips. I never knew Aldi carried such high quality chocolate. I love your in-depth analysis of each one. Great job Terese.

    • Terese says:

      Thank you Allison! Yes, when it comes to chocolate, details are important! LOL! During holidays they will often carry holiday candies as well.

  7. Georgie says:

    I adore the their white chocolate. However, it is never in stock when I go to buy it. It seems everyone else loves it too. My second choice is the fruit and nut which is just like Cadbury’s (I am originally a Cadbury lover as I grew up in the UK)

    I really do like Aldi chocolate. Thank you for your indepth review.

  8. tim says:

    I’m lucky enough to have an Aldi’s 2 miles from where I live. These chocolate bars and the German Schogetten chocolate pieces they sell in a little box are amazing. The Choceur bars shown above are very high quality, rich and creamy chocolate, most defintely typical European quality which blows away any other chocolate I’ve had. These bars are better than any Ghiradelli or Godiva chocolates I’ve had. This is no cheap waxy tasting chocolate for sure. Aldi’s in general is a great place to shop, most of their products are very good.
    Not affiliated with Aldi’s either, just a happy customer. You can get an entire cartload of groceries at Aldi’s for $100 bucks including milk, prepackaged lunch meats, bread, etc. etc. EXCELLENT place to shop and like I said product quality is usually quite good.

    • Terese says:

      I agree, I’ve been happy with a lot of their products. I especially focus on their produce, as I have found it to be inexpensive and of high quality at our store. That can be different from one area to the next, but the store by me has been great. And the chocolate is wonderful, obviously!! Thanks for commenting!

  9. bhigh says:

    Aldi chocolates are indeed delicious. We love the Wafernussen, which are like KitKat bars but with hazelnut filling.

  10. Eve mason says:

    I’ve been desperately searching for the coffee chocolate bar, my grandfather used to bring it back from Germany when I was young and I had been able to buy it in aldi apart from now they don’t stock it. I’ve been searching online or somewhere that will ship but unfortunately I’ve had no such luck :( does anyone know anywhere in London you can buy this?

    • Terese says:

      Sorry to hear that. I live in the US, so I don’t know. But it definitely is not unusual at my store that they run out of things for a while, then suddenly it’s back again. Seems to be the more popular items. Hope you find it again!!

  11. Sam says:

    I can honestly say living in the candy capital of America….I heard a rumor that the Aldi store had great chocolates…being a chocolate “snob” I wanted to prove my friend wrong…PEOPLE MY FEAR IS THAT OTHERS WILL FIND OUT THEY HAVE BETTER CHOCOLATE THAN I CAN DESCRIBE. I’VE FINE THERE EVER SINCE JUST FOR THEIR SWEETS AND DISCOVERED SO MANY OTHER HIGH QUALITY ITEMS…I KNOW I SOUND LIKE AN ALDI SALESMEN BUT PRAY THEY DON’T CHANGE PRICES OUR QUALITY! America LOVES ALDI…THANKS GUYS

  12. KATLUI says:

    Thank you for this blog and sharing, now with that said how are the rest of us supposed to share such decadent chocolate secret with so many others? I’m keeping it to myself and I will take the hit of enjoying these chocolates, for the safety of others YUMMY :)

  13. Betsy Milford says:

    Hello, I hope you don’t mind me asking here but I am trying to find the name of a chocolate that Aldi used to carry and was wondering if you (or anyone reading this) remembers them and knows the name. I believe they had three layers. A graham cracker or cookie type thing with some sort of creme or white chocolate filling all covered in milk chocolate. I wish to god I’d been prudent enough to save a wrapper or something. Each bar was individually wrapped and a package held maybe 6. They were similar size to the Moser Roth ones pictured above. This was maybe 2 or 3 years ago. Any help would be appreciated!

  14. Snerple says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more.

  15. elizabeth says:

    I enjoyed your article almost as much as I just enjoyed some Aldi chocolate. I am small in stature, but huge on dark chocolate consumption.My husband tells people that I am a dark chocolate expert & a chocolate snob. I do have to admit that I am extremely picky about the chocolate that I consume. The way that I see it is if I’m going to consume that many calories I’d better enjoy every morsel of it! I have been known to throw away chocolate from time to time because it wasn’t worth the calories. I became aware of Adli chocolate (and a few other fabulous items made in other countries) a few years ago. Up until last week I have been so grateful to Aldi for providing me with such great chocolate,. There was one chocolate that you missed in your article. I happen to believe that it is the best of all of Aldi’s dark chocolate offerings-though I can’t speak to the other varieties. It is “Schogetten” 3.5 oz. The box contains 18 pieces of chocolate of which you can have 7 for only 207 calories, but you also get 6g fiber, and 4g. protein… that was up until last week. Last week upon grabbing my weekly rations I noticed that the box was different. Thinking nothing of it I grabbed 4 boxes. That night when I got home I decided to check it out. I am so upset. I will probably write to Aldi to complain- not that it will do anything, but it will make me feel better knowing that they now know that they couldn’t get this little switch by everyone. I noticed right away that it taste wasn’t the same. It was less rich and less creamy and more like cheap chocolate. I looked at the ingredients only to find that they changed a lot. It went from having a few ingredients to many. Urgh I am so mad. Not only did the ingredients change but they cut the protein & fiber in HALF! They cheapened the product to keep the price the same I imagine. I would have gladly paid more to keep the same product. Shame on Schogetten for agreeing to cheapen their reputation. I don’t mind the first brand that you mentioned, but it isn’t nearly as good. I don’t like any of the other chocolates that you mentioned. I warned you that I was picky. I am heart broken and my husband is ready to increase my chocolate budget once again. I doubt that I will shop at Aldi weekly as I have done for years. Thanks for letting me vent. You article reminded me about the first brand that you mentioned. This will hold me until I get back into the groove of expensive European chocolate again.

    • Terese says:

      Being picky can be a good thing! :) I too can be picky when it comes to desserts / candies. If I’m going to eat it, I want to really enjoy it. :) That’s really too bad that they would lower their standards like that! I have seen the brand Schogetten there, but have not tried it. Sounds like it was awesome the way that it was. :( I think you should write to them to let them know how you feel, I think many companies value feedback, as their main goal is sales. I do like the dark chocolate from Moser Roth, they go as dark as 72% and even 85%, if I remember correctly. There are few ingredients and not much sugar, but it gives me the kick that I need when I crave it but don’t want all the sugar. Thank you for commenting!

    • Marilym says:

      I Agree with you. Schogetten was a great find. I’m eating healthy and this chocolate was a treat that fit in my diet. Now instead of 65 percent cocoa solids it’s 50 percent. That’s way too much sugar for me so I’m out and I’m grieving the loss. I will look elsewhere for a new brand.

  16. Mary says:

    Is there any way to buy the milk and dark chocolate bars online? I can’t find a site and we don’t have Aldi stores out here, but the chocolate with a fleur would be perfect for an Eagle Scout celebration.

  17. Allie says:

    The Aldi’s Choceur Hazelnut Chocolate Bar is….HEAVEN. It just melts in your mouth. I can’t stand to even look at a Hershey Bar after eating this wonderful piece of Chocolate. Aldi’s Chocolates are DELICIOUS!!!!

  18. Elizabeth says:

    The best can’t find any better.

  19. Janette Smith says:

    Having problem accessing your cooking chocolate in store.Surely this cannot be seasonal also weeks since chocolate milk digestives were in our store.Store is in S Wales cwmbran Torfaen

    Regards Jan Smith.

  20. Pat E. says:

    Does Aldi’s sell any Fair Trade chocolates?

    • Terese says:

      Sorry, I don’t know. Aldi is a discount store, so I’m guessing probably not, but I really don’t know.

  21. Sensory Scientist says:

    I’m a trained sensory person. I do a teaching and tasting on chocolate.
    The Aldi’s bars all score well above the other US products.
    They got the same scores as products costing 3 to 5 times as much as the Aldi’s bars

  22. Pam Aquadro says:

    The creamy milk chocolate bar is perfect for melting!!! I use it for my english toffee bars. When the toffee is hot right off the stove, I lay these bars on top and you almost do not even have to spread it, it is that creamy!

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