If You Buy One Thing from Aldi This Holiday Season, It Should Be This New $6 Find

published Oct 28, 2023
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This holiday season doesn’t have an official start date (for some, eh hem Hallmark, it’s a year-round spectacular). Aldi has been consistently sprinkling in festive food and drinks since late summer, including nearly two dozen different cheeses and 10 (count ‘em!) new premium wines. NBD. 

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This week, though, the discount grocer is really kicking things into high gear. We got a sneak peek at the Aldi Holiday Home Event at hundreds of items hitting shelves now through the rest of the year. There are budget-friendly mains, chocolatey treats, and even more cheeses if you can believe it. 

All in, more than 70 new items will be coming soon to an Aldi near you. If there’s one you want to look out for, it’s this $6 bundle of Choceur Hot Cocoa Bombs.

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What’s So Great About Choceur Hot Cocoa Bombs?

If you’re familiar with the joy that is a hot cocoa bomb, these are chocolate orbs filled with hot cocoa mix (of course) and mini marshmallows. The Choceur Hot Cocoa Bombs are made with Belgian chocolate and sold in packs of three. (They’re so new, the packaging wasn’t even available at the time we previewed the holiday items!) 

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Each $5.99 box includes a dark, milk, and white chocolate cocoa bomb, which means there’s a sphere for everyone on the cocoa-loving spectrum. Find them in stores starting November 2.

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What’s the Best Way to Serve Choceur Hot Cocoa Bombs?

There’s a reason hot cocoa bombs have remained, well, hot. In addition to being a bit magical (the melting spheres are oh-so-mesmerizing), they are downright delicious. Just as you would with any ‘ol cocoa mix, you could very easily add these orbs to hot milk or water. You’ll have a nice mug of hot cocoa in mere seconds.

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If you want to go all-in on the decadence, I highly recommend — as in, I can’t sing the praises of this move enough — placing one of these hot cocoa bombs into an empty mug and then pouring ready-made hot cocoa over it instead of milk or water. (I went with a dark chocolate bomb and milk chocolate cocoa. You can mix and match to your liking.) The chocolate on chocolate adds a richness that’s on par with some of my favorite hot chocolate spots in New York City.

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There’s also no limit to the toppings you can add: whipped cream, chocolate chips (make it a trifecta!), cookies, rolled wafers, sprinkles … you name it. After all, it is the holidays

Find it in stores: Choceur Hot Cocoa Bombs, $5.99 for 3 bombs at Aldi

What Aldi finds are you scouting for the holidays? Tell us in the comments below.