The 5 Best Chocolates to Buy at Aldi — For Valentine’s Day and Beyond
When it comes to getting chocolate for your sweetie pie on Valentine’s Day, Aldi is pretty much your go-to destination. Kitchn has gushed about Aldi’s chocolate selection before, and for good reason. The store’s always-irresistible shelves are filled with heart-shaped chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered pretzels, and bottles of chocolate wine (!!!), but the year-round selection is hard to beat.
In the name of journalism, I tried more than 20 pounds of Aldi chocolate confections and have deemed these to be the best ones.
1. Moser Roth 85% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, $1.99 for 4.4 ounces
Moser Roth is Aldi’s premium brand of chocolates and it has WON AWARDS, you guys. And fancy chocolate tasters almost always approve of the stuff — especially once the price tag is revealed. These bars, which are technically made up of five smaller, individually wrapped bars, come in a few varieties (milk, dark sea salt, mint, milk truffle crunch, etc.), but this 85 percent cocoa option is my favorite. It’s rich, indulgent, and doesn’t taste over-roasted the way other dark chocolates can. And it’s just $2!
2. Specially Selected Belgian Cocoa Dusted Truffles, $2.89 for 8.81 ounces
These are literally some of the best chocolates I’ve ever eaten, and that rich dark chocolate flavor intensifies with every bite. You will audibly “Mmmm” when you eat these, no joke. They’re so decadent that it almost seems insulting to call them candies. Note, this item is seasonal and may not be available at all locations.
3. Choceur Dark Chocolate Pomegranate, $2.99 for seven ounces
I like the idea of assorted chocolate-covered berries, but usually either the chocolate is too bland or the berries are underwhelming. That’s not the case with these fantastically tangy treats, which combine quality chocolate with a pleasant sharpness from the pomegranate. Although I like almost — almost — all of Aldi’s chocolate offerings, I always enjoy the dark chocolates juuuust a bit more).
4. Choceur Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Almonds, $3.99 for 10 ounces
Speaking of dark chocolate, I love the ultra-coconutty flavor (and smell!) of the dark chocolate coconut almonds. After eating one of these almonds, my boyfriend described the flavor like “an upscale Almond Joy,” but after finishing an entire handful, he’d forgotten about that other candy entirely.
5. Choceur Peanut Butter Cups, $2.69 for 12 ounces
One of the things that Aldi does best — throughout the entire store, not just in the chocolate section — is making its store-brand foods taste a lot like the brand names that you already love. (Its version of Girl Scout cookies are a super example of this.) But these peanut butter cups aren’t just almost-Reese’s … they’re better! The peanut butter filling tastes like it has a darker roast, which gives each cup a more complex flavor. One warning, though: These are unwrapped inside the resealable bag, which makes it way too easy to eat half a bag at once.
Do you have a favorite chocolate at Aldi? What is it?