Sep 11, 2023 - Food and Drink

New pumpkin spice products to try at Aldi

Pumpkin spice stuff

Various pumpkin spicy foods from Aldi. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

It's early September, which means retailers are showering everything in sight with magic pumpkin spice powder, especially at Batavia-based Aldi stores.

Why it matters: Pumpkin spice foods can inspire disgust or delight. To help you find more of the latter, we tried a bunch to tell you which are truly spice-worthy.


Monica's verdict: Nice PS fragrance when I opened the bag and not overly sweet, but a weak finish. ($3.49)

Rating: 🎃🎃 (out of 5)


sweet potato chips
Sweet potato and cinnamon chips. Photo: Monica Eng

Monica's verdict: While pumpkin spice isn't on the label, these sweet potato chips with warm spicing feel and taste like PS wannabes.

  • Tasty and crunchy but could use more of a certain autumnal spice. ($2.69)

Rating: 🎃🎃🎃


Pumpkin spiced almonds from Aldi. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

Monica's verdict: Wow! I love the bold PS flavor paired with a light candied sweetness on these toasted nuts. ($5.79)

Rating: 🎃🎃🎃🎃


Various pumpkin spice products at Aldi this week. Photo: Carrie Shepherd/Axios

Carrie's verdict: Creamy and not artificial tasting, surprisingly. The cookie part was underwhelming, but who reaches for an Oreo because of the cookie? ($4.58)

Rating: 🎃🎃🎃🎃


Carrie's verdict: First things first. I don't like the consistency of applesauce. I'd rather just have an apple. This is not pumpkin spice, just pumpkin, but it basically tastes like applesauce with a weird aftertaste. ($1.95)

Rating: 🎃

Ice cream

ice cream
Pumpkin spice ice cream from Aldi. Photo: Carrie Shepherd/Axios

Carrie's verdict: I love pumpkin ice cream, but this one forces the spice factor, which doesn't deliver. Lose the spice! ($1.99)

Rating: 🎃🎃

The intrigue: Mysteriously we couldn't find Aldi's promised pumpkin-spiced wine and yogurt at our local stores.

  • Aldi officials have not responded to multiple Axios requests for comment on this and ongoing store shortages.
  • Staffers, however, tells us that the problem, caused by a computer system changeover, should be sorted out in the next week or so.

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