Do you have an Aldi store in your area? If so, you may be surprised to find that they carry a variety of wonderfully delicious, high quality European chocolate! Growing up in Norway, I was spoiled on great chocolate, and for me, the regular ol’ Hershey’s bar will never measure up. It doesn’t melt well, and I find the flavor to be harsh.
And before I go on: No, I do not work for Aldi’s and I do not get paid for advertisement. I simply want to share my find with others.
Aldi is a discount supermarket based in Germany and their stores have a bit of that European feel to them. When an Aldi store opened up close to where we live, I was excited because many of their groceries are sold at lower prices, and for the most part we’ve been happy with the quality of their products. I recently wrote a post on what I like to buy at Aldi, 20 Favorite Aldi Products List, and of course chocolate did make the list! When I first discovered Aldi, I didn’t even realize their chocolates were anything special until I took a closer look and noticed that they are made in Europe, which instantly intrigued me. I decided to purchase a bar to try, and found the quality to be excellent! I really couldn’t believe it; outstanding quality chocolate at lower prices than other comparable brands. It is still more expensive than a regular Hershey’s bar, but flavor-wise there is no comparison. The chocolates from Aldi are smooth, creamy, rich, flavorful, and melt at low temperatures, giving you the feel of eating a high quality product. Some of their chocolates are produced in Germany, and some in Austria or even Belgium. European chocolate is known to be of high quality, and these bars are no exception. It’s the real deal! And found right at Aldi! Wow! I can’t get over that fact!
Price wise, the chocolate bars at Aldi range from $1.49 – $1.99. To compare, European bars at World Market range from $2.49 (only one kind) – $2.99 (all other comparable bars). I’ve seen the same or similar bars for approximately the same prices at other stores as well. I will describe a few of Aldi’s chocolate bars, though they carry several other ones as well.
The two bars on this first picture are made in Austria; milk and dark chocolate. Though I didn’t care too much for the flavor of the dark chocolate of this particular brand, the milk chocolate bar was wonderful! Smooth, creamy, andgreat flavor. I believe flavor combined with texture and temperature melting point are some of the main factors responsible for how people experience different types of chocolate. The producers of Aldi chocolates seem to have managed to create the blend necessary to achieve a high quality product.
These next two German bars are both awesome! The Coffee & Cream has white chocolate on top and dark coffee-flavored chocolate on the bottom. It does contain real coffee, and quite noticeably so, though nothing overpowering. People who don’t care for coffee may not care for this chocolate, though if you enjoy both coffee and chocolate, this bar is for you! Not being overly sweet, it’s just a perfect blend in my opinion.
The Creme Filled Mini Chocolate Bars are filled with a white chocolate cream containing a mixture of finely chopped nuts and crispy cereals. The chocolate flavor is quite mild, and being that they are fairly sweet, these bars go very well with a cup of black coffee.
Then there’s the white European chocolate from Aldi. Some people don’t even consider white as chocolate at all, as it does not contain cocoa solids or cocoa liquor. It does, however, contain cocoa butter, which is also a component of cocoa beans. So in my opinion it still qualifies as chocolate. Regardless, either you care for it or you don’t, and this is great-tasting high quality white chocolate for those who do enjoy it.
I found a recipe online a while back that called for melted white chocolate. In the recipe reviews, people were complaining that the white chocolate chips they used wouldn’t melt properly. That problem would have been solved had they purchased Aldi’s white chocolate. It melts exceptionally well, making it my personal top choice for recipes (and eating!). See picture and link on the bottom of this post.
Edited to add: Aldi must have made changes to their white chocolate, as it no longer (as of 2014) melts nicely like it used to. In fact, it is extremely difficult to get it to melt at this point. This means that I will no longer use their white chocolate if I need it for a recipe that requires melting. I will be using Baker’s premium white chocolate baking squares since I have good experience melting this type of chocolate. Ghiradelli also carries white baking chocolate that looks promising for melting. I haven’t tried this brand yet though.
At last, my two top favorites of Aldi chocolates: Moser Roth Toffee Crunch and Chocolate Crisp Bars.
The Crisp Bars may seem similar to KitKats in how they contain chocolate and crisp wafers. However, the chocolate part of Aldi’s Chocolate Crisp Bars is so much better, truly excellent! And again, it melts in your mouth!! Imagine that! Chocolate that melts! Seems like all chocolate should, right? The melting factor, the smoothness and the flavors, like I’ve mentioned already in regards to the other chocolates, is what makes such a big difference in the overall experience of eating it. KitKats are OK, I guess… but not really, not if you can compare to truly great-tasting chocolate. Eating these bars gives a completely different feel and true enjoyment. Mix in the crispness of the wafers and the thin layer of a soft hazelnut cream similar to nougat found on top of the wafers, and you’ve got a product I have a hard time staying away from!
The Moser Roth Toffee Crunch bar, OH MY!!! This chocolate is so unbelievably creamy and delicious, I don’t think I’ve ever tasted anything like it! I think it tastes like something that would be sold only at the finest chocolate boutiques (not that I’ve had the pleasure of sampling such chocolate); it’struly a gourmet candy as I would imagine it to be. In addition to the very easy melt and extremely creamy and smooth textured chocolate, it has pieces of crunchy toffee mixed into it, giving it a bit of a caramel flavor. The Aldi store by us is usually sold out of this particular variety, so it appears others have come to the same conclusion.
One of Aldi’s chocolates (made exclusively for Aldi) was actually “named ‘product of the year’ by an influential panel of consumers.” Source
Here’s another link, this one to a blogger who tells about her experiences with Aldi, her tour and taste testing/comparison experience; also how they keep their products at such low prices, quality etc.: momadvice
As I’ve already described, Aldi’s high quality European chocolates melt very well, making them suitable for recipes requiring melted chocolate. I recently made the marzipan candies on the next picture, using dark, white, and milk chocolate from Aldi, melting a few seconds at a time in the microwave oven while stirring often. Edit: See comment above regarding melting white chocolate.
Making Almond Paste Candies – Easy Recipe
What is the best Aldi chocolate? ›
The winner: Aldi Moser Roth Finest Milk Chocolate
Experts say: "Good texture. Very smooth, easily melts. Clean flavour, true to type.
These sweet treats have been imported from European chocolatiers to delight American taste buds. Perhaps it really should come as no surprise that Aldi would sell imported European chocolate — after all, the company is German-based.Which European country has the best chocolate? ›
Switzerland has, hands down, some of the world's best chocolate. Swiss chocolate is usually high-quality milk chocolate, with a silky smooth texture. Many people credit the delicious taste of Swiss chocolate to the high-quality milk they use from local Alpine cows.Why is European chocolate so much better? ›
European chocolates, with their smoother, richer flavor, use European butter and cream, which has a higher fat content. To accentuate the smoothness of the chocolates, Europe also uses more cocoa butter, further accentuating the difference in taste.What is the number 1 best chocolate in the world? ›
Teuscher. Named the Best Chocolate in the World by National Geographic Magazine, Teuscher delivers a divine chocolate experience resulting from years of chocolate passion and tradition.What is the No 1 rated chocolate? ›
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Sorry to say, that there is no difference between Lindt chocolate produced in either country, if it is the same product produced in both countries, like Lindor balls for example.Who makes the chocolate for Aldi? ›
Moser-Roth is a brand of German chocolate produced by Storck for Aldi.What is the tastiest chocolate in the world? ›
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) was the most awarded with 16 prizes, including 7 silvers and 9 bronzes. Other multi-award-winners this year included: Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) with 11 prizes, Kasama Chocolate (Canada) 10 prizes, Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) 10 prizes. One of the highest scores went to Mary Chocolate Co.Is Belgian or Swiss chocolate better? ›
While Switzerland is also known for its chocolate, Belgian chocolate is often considered the best in the world due to its superior taste and variety of flavors.
Why does American Cadbury taste different? ›
The difference, Beckman explains, is that milk in chocolate in the US is measured in evaporated form, while milk in British chocolate is measured in its heavier liquid form. There is the same amount of milk in the US-made and British-made Cadbury bars.Why do Hershey kisses taste different than Hershey bars? ›
Hershey's kisses are made with a unique blend of milk chocolate that gives them their signature smooth and creamy taste. Other milk chocolate brands use a different type of chocolate that can be bitter or have a grainy texture.What European city is known for chocolate? ›
Brussels. Famous for its statue of a little boy having a wee in public and its rather grand city square, Brussels is well endowed with chocolate shops and chocolatiers.What is the most expensive chocolate brand? ›
Answer: To'ak's Art Series Guayasamín chocolate and House of Knipschildt's La Madeline au Truffe are some of the most expensive gourmet chocolates to try. DeLafée of Switzerland also offers a DeLafée Gold Chocolate Box that comes with an actual antique Swiss gold coin making it a royal indulgence.What city has the best chocolate in the world? ›
The place is known as the 'Chocolate Capital of the World'. There are many amazing places to buy chocolate in Brussels as the city is famous for its creative chocolates and dotted with chocolate shops.
1. The Hershey Company. Easily one of the better-known chocolate companies in America, Hershey's is in almost every store throughout the US.What is the most unhealthy chocolate? ›
White chocolate is the worst – it has more calories than milk chocolate and more sugar than dark.What is the least liked chocolate? ›
Snickers, again unsurprisingly, came out as the most hated chocolate with 37.5% of the vote. Milky Way received 25.4%, Twix 19.3% and Mars Bar 17.8%.What is the best selling chocolate of all time? ›
Here comes the number one best selling candy bar in the USA and one of the best candy bars in the world: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Invented by Harry Brunett Reese, chocolate candies have been on the market since 1923. Currently, the candy is manufactured by the Hershey Company.Do Europeans eat chocolate for breakfast? ›
One of the best things about Europe is the absolute unabashed acceptance of breakfast as an important meal and an important meal which should usually involve chocolate.
Where does Europe get their chocolate? ›
West Africa is the main global region supplying cocoa beans to Europe.Who are the biggest chocolate consumers in Europe? ›
Europeans are the world's main chocolate consumers
The Swiss consume the most chocolate with a per capita consumption of 11 kilogrammes per year , followed by Germany with 9.1 kilogrammes per capita and Estonia with 8.3 kilogrammes. Europe is the world's largest chocolate producer and exporter.
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is an American confectioner, wholly owned by Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli. The company was founded by and is named after Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli, who, after working in South America, moved to California.Where is Ghirardelli chocolate made? ›
Since its historic beginnings in 1852, the founder Domingo Ghirardelli was dedicated to creating premium chocolate with highest quality only. Today, the historic chocolate factory at Ghirardelli Square is one of San Francisco's landmark.Is Lindt made in China? ›
Lindt & Sprüngli Group and Company
Today, quality chocolate products by Lindt & Sprüngli are manufactured at 11 of its own production facilities in Europe (Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Austria) and the USA.
The supermarket and Food Standards Agency (FSA) have outlined what to do for customers to stay safe. In a statement, Aldi said: “As a precautionary measure our supplier is recalling three My Sweet Chickpea Chocolate products because they may contain milk which might not appear on the product label.What is ALDI's own brand called? ›
Aldi mainly sells exclusively produced, custom-branded products (often very similar to and produced by major brands) with brand names including Grandessa, Happy Farms, Millville, Simply Nature, and Fit & Active.What is the sister company to ALDI? ›
The one big thing Trader Joe's and Aldi have in common
They've both owned by the same people. According to Reader's Digest, Trader Joe's founder Joe Coulombe sold his business to Theo Albrecht in 1979, officially making the Albrecht family the proud owners of both prosperous markets.
The responses were then translated by scientists to a score out of 100. Milk chocolate was craved the most, on average, with a score of 59.5.Which country is known as land of chocolate? ›
Switzerland: the land of milk chocolate.
Is Ghirardelli chocolate high quality? ›
There is a reason why Ghirardelli is known for its high quality products, which include its signature dark chocolate squares and luxurious truffles, each with only the finest ingredients. Aside from specialty items like hot cocoa mixes and baking products, the company also sells a wide range of other products.What state is known for chocolate? ›
It's just about impossible to talk about candy in the US without talking about Hershey — especially when talking about chocolate.
Germany stands among the top chocolate producing nations in the world. We now also import cocoa beans from eight different places around the globe to ensure we always get the best quality bean to make the best quality chocolate.What is the best Belgian chocolate in supermarkets? ›
The best Belgian chocolate brands are Galler, Leonidas, Guylian, Cote d'Or, Neuhaus, & Godiva. These recognizable names are found in stores and supermarkets across the world.What is Belgium most famous chocolate brand? ›
Godiva's chocolate is made from carefully selected ingredients from suppliers that they have built long term relationships. Godiva products are beloved by chocolate lovers around the globe and probably the most recognized Belgian brand.Is Godiva Belgian chocolate? ›
Nearly 100 years after being founded in Brussels, we continue to honor our Belgian roots by ensuring that every piece of GODIVA is bursting with quality, Belgian craftsmanship, and the world's finest ingredients.Which is better Hershey's or Cadbury? ›
The major difference between these two brands is the taste. Cadbury chocolate is known for its smooth, creamy texture and rich flavor, while Hershey chocolate is known for its bold, slightly sweeter taste. Another difference is the ingredients used.Can you get Cadburys chocolate in USA? ›
Though they are a British company, Cadbury products are available worldwide, including in the United States.
The Hershey Company acquired the U.S. CADBURY license in 1988 and has been making the delicious chocolate ever since.Why does Kit Kat chocolate taste different? ›
American Kit-Kats are made by the Hershey Company, while British Kit-Kats are made by Nestlé. The American-made chocolate bar contains more sugar, while the British-made chocolate bar is higher in fat and cocoa, resulting in a richer, smoother flavor.
What is Hershey's best selling candy bar? ›
Reese's peanut butter cups are the best selling candy bars by Hershey and generate more than two billion dollars in annual sales,” explains Snack History.Why are Hershey bars so expensive? ›
Demand is still outstripping supply, and Hershey is ramping up capacity to meet it. The candy maker has already raised prices, and consumers have accepted them. Higher prices contributed to sales growth in the fourth quarter, according to the company.Why is European chocolate so good? ›
European chocolates, with their smoother, richer flavor, use European butter and cream, which has a higher fat content. To accentuate the smoothness of the chocolates, Europe also uses more cocoa butter, further accentuating the difference in taste.Which small European country is famous for luxury chocolate? ›
Switzerland has a strong reputation as a producer of high-quality chocolates. The country is among the largest chocolate exporters in the world.Is Moser Roth the same as Lindt? ›
Moser Roth chocolate is a German chocolate brand that is now owned by the Lindt & Sprüngli company. The chocolate is made with a higher cocoa content than other Lindt chocolates, and is thus darker and has a more intense flavor.What chocolate is Aldi recalling? ›
The supermarket and Food Standards Agency (FSA) have outlined what to do for customers to stay safe. In a statement, Aldi said: “As a precautionary measure our supplier is recalling three My Sweet Chickpea Chocolate products because they may contain milk which might not appear on the product label.Where does ALDI's chocolate come from? ›
The cocoa used in ALDI products mainly comes from Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire and we are committed to fostering fair working conditions and environmentally friendly production in the cultivation of cocoa.Is ALDI chocolate from Germany? ›
Aldi's chocolates are largely produced in Germany, though they do also import the confection from Austria and Belgium too. With packages and bars of chocolate ranging from $1.29 to around $4, you really can't beat the price for the quality of the treat.Which chocolate has the best taste? ›
1. Lindt. Taking the gold in our ranking of 20 chocolate brands is Lindt Chocolate. The brand has been perfecting chocolate for over 170 years.What is high quality chocolate called? ›
Couverture is the name given to a certain class of high-quality chocolate. All chocolate bars contain many of the same base ingredients—cocoa solids, cocoa butter, sugar, and perhaps additives like vanilla, soy lecithin, or milk powder.
Which chocolate is pure chocolate? ›
Dark chocolate, also known as "plain chocolate", is produced using a higher percentage of cocoa with all fat content coming from cocoa butter instead of milk, but there are also "dark milk" chocolates and many degrees of hybrids.Which country chocolate is Moser Roth? ›
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is an American confectioner, wholly owned by Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli. The company was founded by and is named after Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli, who, after working in South America, moved to California.Are Ghirardelli and Lindt the same chocolate? ›
Ghirardelli is part of the Lindt & Sprüngli group, and our sustainability plan is designed to help address today's challenges and to create a better tomorrow.What is the Aldi controversy? ›
Aldi shoppers are calling out the supermarket chain for stocking Easter Bunny marshmallow snacks that resemble something other than what they were intended to be. The unintended shape of the "Bunnies and Chicks" first caught the attention of a British shopper who wrote on Twitter: "Sorry Aldi, but that ain't a Bunny."What is Aldi getting sued for? ›
The complaint basically calls the product misleading
According to a report by Top Class Actions, a federal class action lawsuit has been filed by two individuals who claim that the coffee from Aldi doesn't deliver in terms of quantity.
Aldi avoids brand names
At most supermarkets, you'll find tons of name-brand items, but at Aldi, a whopping 90% of the products are private label. By avoiding brand names, Aldi can skip going through another company and offer you cheaper prices.