From garlic butter Lobster Tails to Sloe Gin Mince Pies, we’re here to unveil ALDI’s much-anticipated 2018 Christmas range.
“ALDI has become a sought after destination for the Christmas grocery shop due to the diversity in our range, including our selection of Australian sourced seafood, ham and poultry, through to our unique European treats,” says ALDI Australia Buying Director, Brett Griffiths.
So what are the products to look out for this year? According to Brett, stand-out products making a return in 2018 include our Specially Selected Petit Fours, Pre-Built Gingerbread House and for caramel fans, our Specially Selected Dulce De Leche Bombe (not to be outdone by the Chocolate Sponge Bombe).
There are also some exciting products launching this year including a Brioche Christmas Tree, Slice & Share Fudge and Luxury Stollen Bites.
To breakdown the above- a Sloe Gin Mince Pie is made up of vine fruits, citrus peels, spices, almonds and sloe gin (sloe is a fruit relative of the plum). As for Stollen Bites, there’s a bit of history related to this traditional cake-like fruit bread, which dates back to 14th century Germany and was originally baked to sell at fairs and festivals for holiday celebrations.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without some unexpected guests dropping by. That’s why many of the products in our range have convenience in mind, such as our Turducken which is deboned with a delicious stuffing, Lobster Tails that come with a garlic butter glaze, a range of ready to serve Antipasto Platters and our Pavlova Base that quickly turns into a beautiful dessert with some whipped cream and fruit.
As with all of our products, our Christmas range is extensively tested in ALDI’s test kitchenmonths before products hit shelves. The quality of our Christmas products speak for themselves, with award-winning items forming part of the range including our Vintage Pudding which is handmade in the Hunter Valley and took out Champion at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show 2018.
Without further ado, it’s time to start planning that shopping list!
Specially Selected Shortcrust Pastry Mince Pies 380g $4.49 (in stores now)
Crumbly, all butter shortcrust pastry encasing a luxurious brandy infused mince.
Specially Selected Luxury Christmas Cake 800g $10.99 (in stores now)
A Christmas favourite, this rich festive fruit cake is created with premium ingredients and finished with a crown of glace cherries, almonds and pecans.
Specially Selected Vintage Pudding 700g $14.99 (in stores now)
This award-winning pudding is handmade in the Hunter Valley of NSW with the finest ingredients and matured for 12 months.
Specially Selected Premium Triple Smoked Half Leg Ham $10.99 per kg (in stores now)
This premium Australian grown leg ham is cured, cooked and triple smoked with natural wood using traditional European methods.
Specially Selected Fresh Turducken Roast with Cranberry and Apple Stuffing (available in stores 18 Dec)
NEW – A premium festive roast of turkey tenderloin and duck breast, wrapped in a de-boned whole chicken latticed with bacon and filled with cranberry, apple and maple flavoured stuffing.
Pre-Built Gingerbread House 650g $9.99 (in stores now)
Pre-built gingerbread house kit with sugar coated chocolates and gummy bears.
Casa Barelli Panettone 750g $6.49 (in stores now)
Authentic Italian Panettone from the Vincenza Hills area of Brogliano. Made with butter and filled with juicy sultanas and candied orange peel. You can transform our Panettone into a Christmas ice cream cake with this simple recipe.
Specially Selected Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter Glaze 380g/2pk $25.99 (in stores now)
These wild caught lobsters are tender and succulent. Whether you are entertaining for many or preparing a special meal for two, Lobster Tails make an elegant addition to any Christmas lunch. Looking to whip up something unique for the Christmas table? Why not try these delicious lobster tail sliders!
Ocean Royale Extra Large Australian Tiger Prawns 1.5kg $39.99 (in stores now)
Firm, sweet and succulent wild caught Western Australian cooked tiger prawns.
Specially Selected Gourmet Nougat 150g $4.99 (in stores now)
Soft nougat bar in Coffee & Almond; Dried Fruits; Hazelnut; and Almond & Pistachio flavours.
Specially Selected Luxury Fudge 150g $4.99 (in stores now)
Made in Yorkshire, this firm biting, crumbly fudge is cut into bite-size pieces that delicately melt in your mouth. Available in Clotted Cream, Salted Caramel, Canadian Maple or Luxury Butter.
The Cake Stall Pavlova Base 500g $5.99 (in stores now)
Thin outer crust with spongy marshmallow style inner.
Specially Selected Flaked Belgian Truffles 150g $4.99 (in stores now)
Delicious flaked milk or white chocolate with an irresistibly indulgent truffle centre.
Specially Selected Petit Fours 120g $3.99 (in stores now)
Our Petit Fours contain a delectable assortment of individual coated biscuits with smooth crème filling, enrobed in rich Belgian chocolate.
Specially Selected Dulce De Leche Bombe 500g $7.99 (in stores now)
Chocolate Bombe with a Dulce De Leche Centre with amber dust for extra sparkle.
Specially Selected Chocolate Sponge Bombe 500g $7.99 (in stores now)
Chocolate Bombe with gold dust for extra sparkle.
Specially Selected Chocolate Chip Brioche Christmas Tree 700g $7.99 (in stores now)
NEW – Light and moist brioche swirls studded with indulgent dark chocolate chips.
Specially Selected Slice & Share Fudge 240g $6.99 (in stores now)
NEW – Luxurious and indulgent fudge, perfect for sharing. Includes Clotted Cream, English Toffee, Maple Pecan and Rocky Road flavours.
Specially Selected Luxury Stollen Bites 230g $4.99 (in stores now)
NEW – Traditional German stollen bites, refined with a lacing of real Black Forest cherry brandy. Cherries and almonds add a finishing touch to the Christmas flavour.
Specially Selected Sloe Gin Mince Pies $4.99 (in stores now)
Delicious all butter shortcrust pastry tarts filled with a sweet mix of vine fruits, citrus peel, spices, almonds and sloe gin, and covered with a lattice top.
Specially Selected Chocolate Sponge Snowflake Pudding 450g $14.99 (in stores now)
All butter chocolate sponge pudding with Belgian dark chocolate chunks, glittered Morello cherry sauce and milk chocolate decorated disc.
Specially Selected Orange Cointreau & Macadamia Topped Christmas Pudding 400g $6.99 (in stores now)
Packed with juicy vine fruits and laced with apple cider and brandy, infused with Cointreau and topped with glace orange slice and macadamias.
Complete your shopping list with these seasonal tipples, on sale now for the holiday season from select ALDI stores, while stocks last.
Monsigny Champagne Premier Cru $25
A refined and elegant style with subtle brioche and pear citrus notes, honey and a bright fruited long palate.
Monsigny Champagne Rose $25
Perfectly balanced French Rose Champagne with a vibrant colour and finesse.
Prosecco DOC Brut Magnum 1.5L $24.99
Magnum sized entertaining for this party season! Enjoy this beautifully fresh Prosecco with hints of green apple, candied fruit and a floral aroma.
Tower Mistletoe & Myrrh Christmas Gin 700ml $44.99
NEW – A limited release craft gin from Ireland, this is a spicy gin with the warmth of Christmas. Enjoy with a slice of blood orange and tonic.
ALDI liquor is available in select ALDI stores in NSW, ACT, VIC and WA
This was just a glimpse into ALDI’s most sought after Christmas products.