Aldi Just Brought Back Its $20 Secret Storage Gem That Works All Over the House (It Won’t Last Long!)

published Feb 21, 2024
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It’s no secret that The Kitchn readers (and editors!) love German discount superstore Aldi — I mean, what’s not to love? From the phenomenal dinner finds and delicious snacks, to kitchen tools and home organizers, the budget grocer seems to have everything you didn’t know you needed and more. And with such a loyal fanbase, there are bound to be some beloved products that just can’t seem to stay in stock and disappear before you know it — but if you’re lucky, they eventually make their way back.

If you missed Huntington Home’s Rustic Carved Wood Candle when it went viral (and sold out instantly!) in the fall, it’s your lucky day. Today, Aldi is bringing back the candle in two cozy new scents: Salted Orchid & Driftwood, and Tobacco Leaf & Oak. Also known as dough bowl candles, each $19.99 candle has 10 wicks and comes in a long carved wooden bowl. The farmhouse style makes these suitable for any type of home design or decor — and not to mention, everything you can do with the sleek bowl after it’s spent.

While the candle itself is a statement piece on its own, once the wax is gone, there are numerous ways to upcycle the wooden vessel all over your home. Fill it with seashells, rocks, or marbles for a stunning centerpiece on your dining room or coffee table, or use it to store toiletries or office supplies for easy access to the gadgets you use most. Plus, there are endless ways to get creative and craft your own seasonal DIY decor with it!

You can grab them for a limited time at your local Aldi, but you may want to stock up while you can — if it’s anything like last time, these won’t last long.

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If you don’t have an Aldi close to you or these candles sell out before you get to the store, Amazon sells a similar five-wick version for a few dollars more that ships directly to your door. The Rustic Wooden Candle serves as a chic statement piece that adds a charming and minimalist boho element to any room. Crafted with soy wax, the candle will burn more slowly and is a more eco-friendly option than your standard wax candle. Let us know what you do with the bowl after the candle is finished in the comments below!