|Words like "heavenly" don't even come close to accurately describing this.|
I can’t hold it in, so I‘m just going to come out and say it: This pie is perfect. It’s hands-down the best frozen pie I’ve purchased anywhere. When I first stumbled on it at Aldi a little over five years ago now, I immediately fell in love with it; its ridiculously soft and creamy mint center, its light and fluffy whipped cream, those perfect chocolate candies on the top, that ridiculously necessary fudge layer toward the bottom, the chocolate cookie crust…all come together to form a slice of heaven. Jesus couldn’t make a better pie…it’s that freaking good.
Available at Aldi and only around Christmastime, I made the vow right then and there that this would become my holiday tradition. Sure enough, it has remained that way, even to this day. Unfortunately for me, thousands of people also seem to have picked up on these in the time since my first fateful encounter, because every year they seem to get harder and harder to get, assuming you fail to get them the week they are first offered as a Special Buy.
Wanting to share in the wealth, I’ve even taken these over to my parents’ house, as well as my in-laws, and now both of them ask me when these are available every year. No joke. It’s pie perfection, and the fact that they are only occasionally available make it that much more addicting, as the cravings have too much time to fester and grow. Now, it’s to the point where I only have to see them in the Aldi ad, and my mouth immediately starts watering. That flawless mint flavor…those chocolates…that silky-smooth texture…I’m sorry, I just can’t help it!
It’s interesting that this is one of the very few Aldi products that, at least to my knowledge, aren’t a knockoff of a major brand. In fact, I’m not sure of any other stores carrying anything like this. A quick internet search has revealed that school fundraiser Market Day is the only other place to sell this product, and it seems to be the exact same thing, which is kind of bizarre…why haven’t other stores jumped on top of this? Has no one ever tasted this thing? If you’re reading this, turn around, jump in your car, go to your local Aldi store, and buy one now. Then you can go ahead and thank me in the comments later.
Overall: 10/10. The best frozen pie I’ve ever had, Belmont’s Candy Cane Pie is a perfect mix of mint, chocolate, and whipped cream that‘s so good, I really don‘t think there are words that can accurately sum up just how great it is. Ever since I first tried it a little over a half-decade ago, I vowed it would become my own personal holiday tradition (it‘s only available at Aldi‘s around Christmastime), and it has remained that way ever since. It has also received rave reviews from family members I’ve let try it, and they continue to ask me every year when this is available. Seriously, if you like mint and chocolate together, there is almost a 100% chance you'll love this.
MOSER ROTH MILK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
|I stole this pic and was too lazy to Photoshop out the dark chocolate bag.|
That certainly holds true with Moser Roth’s Fine Truffles, which are available in both dark and milk chocolate versions. These are basically knock-offs of Lindt’s Lindor truffles, with a very similar “bag”-style packaging that contains individually-wrapped chocolates inside, but it won’t quite set you back as much as their national-brand counterparts.
True to such form, these truffles consist of a ball-shaped, hollow outer shell of chocolate, that gives way to a soft chocolaty center. Both parts are ridiculously creamy, with the outer shell melting in your mouth almost upon contact, leaving the rich center to do its thing. One of my only complaints is that the soft chocolate core tends to come out entirely on the first bite, which ruins my planned tactic of eating them in equal halves. But obviously this is just a minor quibble. Another minor complaint is that they do not offer a white chocolate version, as, in my opinion, those are the best out of all of Lindt’s varieties. Still, Moser Roth’s truffles provide some pretty decent value, making what should be a splurge, into an almost necessary buy (a bag of these, which consist of 17 truffles, will only set you back $2.49). The only major downside is, much like the national brand, it’s only available during the holiday season, as these would make great treats year-round.
Overall: 9/10. These are almost pitch-perfect knock-offs of Lindor truffles, with a tougher outer shell of chocolate that hides a rich, soft chocolate center. The only difference is you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get them, as a bag of 17 truffles is a mere $2.49 (prices may vary by location). I highly recommend these to anyone who enjoys chocolate. Just be sure to stock up on them when you go, since like many of Aldi’s best products, these are only available around the holiday season. Note that they are also available in a dark chocolate version.