Aldi’s 6 Best Pumpkin-Flavored Groceries Hitting Shelves This Month

updated Oct 3, 2019
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This time of year, there’s more pumpkin-flavored groceries than you can shake a stick at. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but some of these treats are better than others. And because they’re only available for a limited time, you want to buy the best of the best. I got a sneak peek at Aldi’s pumpkin-flavored offerings and these were my favorites. Grab your quarters and get going, because these fall treats are only available for a short time.

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1. Simply Nature Organic Pumpkin Soup, $1.99 for 17 ounces

Most pre-made squash soups have lost their flavor in a too-thick texture and can’t compare to the homemade. Aldi’s pumpkin soup has a refreshingly light, almost brothy, consistency with a subtle pumpkin flavor. I dressed up my bowl with a drizzle of cream, roasted pepitas, and cracked black pepper. The soup hit stores on October 2.

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2. Aunt Maple’s Pumpkin Pancake Mix, $2.69 for 16 ounces

Pumpkin pancakes that don’t require opening a can of purée? Yes, please! One batch makes about eight (three-inch) fluffy buttermilk pancakes full of pumpkin and cinnamon flavor. The mix comes complete with directions for making both pancakes and waffles (hint: It’s just a matter of adding extra butter or oil). It hit stores on October 2.

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3. Benton’s Pumpkin Spice Cookie Thins, $2.29 for 4 ounces

These crunchy sugar cookies get a double dose of pumpkin flavor from both pumpkin purée and pumpkin powder (where can I get some of that?), but no artificial flavors or preservatives. With butter as the second ingredient, it’s no surprise that the cookies are so crisp, delicious, and, well, buttery! These also hit stores on October 2.

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4. Peanut Delight Pumpkin Flavored Peanut Butter, $1.99 for 12 ounces

Dry-roasted peanuts are blended with cane sugar and pumpkin to make pumpkin-flavored peanut butter. The spread is more peanut than pumpkin, although a hint of sweet cinnamon spice comes through at the end. It’s just right as a dip for apples or swirled with sweetened cream cheese (use that mixture as a dip with Benton’s Pumpkin Spice Cookie Thins). This peanut butter spread will also be available in maple flavor, and I’m not going to lie, that one’s coming home with me. These fall-flavored peanut butters hit stores October 16.

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5. Specialty Selected Pumpkin Brioche, $4 for 14 ounces

Aldi’s pumpkin brioche is tender and swirled with cinnamon and spice. It’s pretty eggy and sweet, so it’s perfect for making the season’s finest French toast.

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6. Specialty Selected Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn, $3 for 8 ounces

Fluffy kernels of popcorn and roasted pumpkin seeds dressed in a generous pumpkin-spiced caramel coating play in a repeat performance from last year’s fall lineup. Most pumpkin spice foods lean on cinnamon, but spicy clove gives this sweet treat a more sophisticated flavor. Toss with roasted nuts, extra pepitas, and dried cranberries for a fall-inspired trail mix with a satisfying balance of flavors for pumpkin patch snacking. This stuff is out now.

Do you have any favorite pumpkin-flavored groceries from Aldi? Tell us about them in the comments below!