Aldi Is Selling This Iconic Christmas Pastry for Way Cheaper Than the Trader Joe’s Favorite

published Dec 21, 2023
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Wilmington, DE/USA - April 6, 2019: Aldi grocery store.
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Aldi has no shortage of incredible holiday finds like budget-friendly beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner, delicious cannoli dip, and Christmas tree-shaped pizza. However, there are certain products that truly signal the holidays are here, particularly Christmas Kringle.

For those of you who aren’t quite sure what a Kringle is, you’re not alone. A Kringle is a round Danish buttery and flaky pastry typically served during the holiday season. The treat contains different fillings like fruit, nuts, or cheese before being topped with a vanilla icing. While there are tons of variations to choose from, one thing is for certain: You’ll want to have a Kringle as part of your holiday spread for a sweet and nostalgic dish.

Luckily, you don’t even have to bake. Aldi is currently selling Kringles in both tasty almond and raspberry flavors for $6.49 each, according to an Instagram post by @theamazingaldi. Racine Danish Kringles is a bakery in Racine, Wisconsin, also known as the Kringle capital of the world. “The almond is delicious,” wrote one commenter. “We might have bought $100 worth!”

If you’re a Trader Joe’s lover, you may also be aware that the grocer sells a different version of a Kringle from O & H Danish Bakery, also located in Racine, Wisconsin — we weren’t kidding when we said this is the Kringle capital of the world. While patrons are loving the Trader Joe’s version, we would be remiss to mention that the Aldi treat is retailing for half the price.

To note: Aldi’s Raspberry Kringle has just been recalled in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota due to the product potentially containing pecans. The packaging doesn’t suggest the dessert contains any nuts, so consuming the pastry may be dangerous for those with nut allergies. If you live in one of those states, you can return the Kringle to any Aldi store for a full refund. Nonetheless, the product is perfectly safe to eat and the recall only comes from a mislabeling.