After an overwhelming response to its debut in 2021, ALDI Australia has brought back its premium Curated Collection adding two new products to the range available in stores Wednesday, 26th October. Featuring 41 luxurious products sourced from leading producers throughout Australia and around the world, the range is the most premium Christmas collection offered by ALDI Australia.
Featuring a delightful assortment of opulent yuletide meals, treats and gifts at the most affordable prices, Aussie shoppers wanting a bit of luxury for less this Christmas will be delighted with the range.
On the menu this year are luxurious fruit cakes, buttery fruit mince pies, alongside an extraordinary 12-month aged pudding. Both ALDI’s Christmas Puddings and Fruit Mince Pies were rated number one in the Canstar Most Satisfied Customer Awards 2021 for a fourth year running so you don’t want to miss out on these much-loved Christmas must-haves!
For shoppers looking for a gourmet gift for the foodie in their life (or for themselves), the new to the range Scottish shortbread tins will be the perfect yuletide treat. Returning for another year are the luxury butterscotch, salted caramels, and handcrafted honeycomb. They’re the perfect addition to a Christmas hamper, a standalone gift or for a delectable bite at any Christmas gathering!
ALDI Shopping Expert, Kylie Warnke, says the return of the Curated Collection range has come at the perfect time for Aussie families looking to get the best bang for their buck this festive season.
“We’re excited to be bringing back our luxurious Curated Collection, allowing more Australians to treat themselves and their loved ones to a special festive celebration without breaking the bank. Working with our partners across Australia and abroad, we have collated a range of premium, decadent flavours that have quickly become loved by our customers and are sure to surprise and delight anyone spending Christmas with ALDI for the first time this year.”
Three quarters of Aussies (74%) expect their spending to significantly increase in the 8 weeks leading up to Christmas, with the average cost increase expected to be 74.7%. By making the simple switch to ALDI in the next 2 months the average family can save up to $660*. With the amazing Curated Collection range landing in stores from Wednesday, 26 October, there’s never been a better time to make the switch!
Find full details on all the products available in the range below.
Christmas Fruit Cake 800g – Made in the UK, this fruit cake is generously infused with fine brandy before being topped with a delicious layer of marzipan and soft white icing.
Christmas Fruit Cake 200g – A selection of nine Christmas fruit cakes flavoured with butter, brandy or gin and topped with marzipan, a variety of cherries, icing and nuts delivered straight from the UK.
12 month Vintage or Gluten Free Christmas Pudding 700g – The 12 Month Matured Christmas Pudding is lavishly crafted with sweet, dried fruits, this UK pudding is laced with rum and ruby port and finished with the finest French Armagnac.
Shortcrust Pastry Mince Pies 6pk 348g – If you’re after authentic British fruit mince pie this festive season, then look no further. These all-butter fruit mince pies are made with an indulgent combination of brandy and cognac infused dried vine fruits, apple puree, glace cherries, cranberries and candied mixed peel, encased in a luxuriously crumbly, shortcrust pastry and finished with a sugar dusting.
New! Flavoured Scottish Shortbread Rounds 150g – Assortment of Scottish all butter shortbread rounds made from premium quality ingredients and packaged in a beautiful cannister style tin. Available in Milk Chocolate & Honeycomb or Salted Caramel & Apple.
Scottish Shortbread Fingers 360g – These traditional all butter shortbread fingers are slow baked for a light and crumbly texture and hand finished using a traditional recipe, made in Scotland.
Sweet Crispbreads 150g – Heavenly, Australian-made sweet crispbread available in three flavour options: Fig & Ginger, Pistachio & Cranberry and a Gluten-Free Almond.
New! Premium Loose Leaf Tea 100g – Brand new to the range and available in 3 delicious blends English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Jasmine Green.
Luxury Fudge 150g – This delightful fudge was made in Yorkshire, UK. It is firm biting, slightly crumbly fudge and is cut into bite size pieces that delicately melt in your mouth. Simply irresistible! It comes in Butter, Clotted Cream, Gingerbread, Salted Caramel, or Canadian Maple flavours.
Butterscotch 125g – The luxury hand-broken butterscotch enrobed in smooth milk chocolate was made in the UK for a whole new level of decadence. It comes in Milk Chocolate Burnt Butter or Dark Chocolate Ginger flavours.
Handcrafted Honeycomb 250g – Made in the UK, this crunchy chewy honeycomb has been hand dipped in milk chocolate. It comes in Milk Chocolate, Popping Candy & Prosecco or Salted Caramel.
Chocolate Salted Caramel Box 180g – An indulgent selection of milk and dark chocolate salted caramels from Ireland.
Gourmet Nougat 150g – This nougat is locally sourced, using carefully selected ingredients to create a creamy, soft nougat with a perfect balance of flavours and textures. It comes in three flavours; Almond & Pistachio, Cranberry, Pistachio & Cherry, and Pecan, Fig & Burnt Caramel.
Mixed Nuts Gift Jar 400g – A selection of the finest quality nuts expertly sourced from around the world. The luxury nut mix contains locally grown Australian almonds and macadamias that are blended with jumbo cashews and pistachios. They are carefully roasted and lightly sprinkled with salt to create the perfect blend of crunch and flavour.
Australian Wild Olives 300g – These wild in nature Australian olives have an intense mouth-watering flavour. The olives are brine-cured, using the traditional Greek method of fermentation in water, salt and a splash of vinegar. They are tiny but packed with flavour and are the perfect table olive to start off your Christmas meal.
Curated Collection Luxury Australian Wagyu Beef Biltong 180g – The Wagyu biltong has been made from premium 100% Australian Beef Wagyu. The extra marbling qualities of the Wagyu beef add to the overall flavour. It is beautifully presented in a premium gift box, making it the ideal gift for your favourite foodie.
Premium Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 375ml – Premium Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from South Australian Olives. Available in Picual, Frantoio and Manzanillo varieties.
Vinegar Finishing 250ml – A decadent finishing vinegar that is full bodied and balanced. This Australian-made vinegar comes in Caramelised Fig, Black Cherry, Pomegranate, or Raspberry flavours.
Mediterranean Style Dukkah 100g – Wonderfully aromatic dukkah, made with fusions of herbs, seeds and spices from South Africa. It is nut free and extremely versatile as a crust, dip or sprinkle over meat, vegetables and salads for a burst of flavour and crunch. Available in Linseed & Paprika, Coriander & Seed or Mustard & Cumin.
* Savings figures calculated over 8 weeks, based on weekly spend and basket price gap data from the ALDI 2022 Price Report for an “average family”. Average family is considered two adults and two dependents, based on the 2022 Price Report.
** Research commissioned by ALDI Australia and undertaken by PureProfile surveying a nationally representative sample of 1,031 qualified Australian grocery shoppers aged 18+ years in September 2022. Data has been weighted by age, gender and region to be representative of all adults residing in Australia, as reflected by the latest ABS data. ‘Australians’ as referenced in this report is defined as ‘Australian grocery shoppers aged 18+’.