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Seasonal Aldi Favorites That Should Be Available Year-Round, According to Superfans

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Indianapolis - Circa June 2017: Aldi Discount Supermarket. Aldi sells a range of grocery items, including produce, meat & dairy, at discount prices IX
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Temporary Treats

Whether you mourned the loss of Costco's combo pizza or cursed Trader Joe's for axing its chocolate pudding, most shoppers know the sinking feeling that accompanies a product's disappearance. Aldi superfans are no different. In a recent Reddit thread, the discounter's fans revealed their seasonal favorites that should become permanent items. Read on to find out what you should stock up on during your next Aldi outing.


Related: I Shopped at Aldi for the First Time and Here's What I Learned

Stroopwafels
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Stroopwafels

If a thin layer of gooey caramel between two waffle cookies sounds delicious, then you'd likely enjoy a stroopwafel. The traditional Dutch snack is one of many seasonal "Old World" delights you can find at Aldi.


Related: The Under-the-Radar Grocery Store Aldi Fans Will Love

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Mini Vegetable Samosas

While we're not sure what season is fitting for mini samosas — we think they should be year-round, too — Aldi shoppers say that this fan favorite is one of the retailer's best seasonal treats. One possible alternative? A superfan suggests trying Trader Joe's samosas, which taste "nearly identical."


Related: 30 Things to Know Before Shopping at Aldi

Fried shrimp and vegetable on plate
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Popcorn Shrimp

A shopper described Aldi's popcorn shrimp as "fire," adding that the fried morsels brought them "back to childhood." If this seasonal treat is tasty enough to inspire  Proustian levels of nostalgia, Aldi should make them a permanent product.


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Macaroni and Cheese Pizza
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Macaroni and Cheese Pizza

Aldi's seasonal macaroni and cheese pizza is another hit with superfans, though one shopper admits that the product's fleeting quality might be the source of their pizza "lust." Absence makes the heart grow fonder, as the saying goes.

Chicken Patties
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Chicken Patties

Cheap, easy-to-prepare, and gluten-free, Aldi's chicken patties make for an excellent "quick lunch," according to one Redditor. Just be sure to snag a few boxes when you see them in stock, as they're another popular temporary item.

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Crispy Circles

Multiple Redditors praised Aldi for its crispy circles, nugget-shaped potato tater tots. They're a longtime superfan favorite, which shoppers continually rave about on r/Aldi. Unfortunately, they're often out of stock.

Pancake Puffs
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Pancake Puffs

Throw these frozen mini pancakes in the air fryer for a sweet treat, one Redditor suggests. Like the stroopwafels, the pancake puffs, or poffertjes, are a traditional treat out of the Netherlands.

Salmon Burgers
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Salmon Burgers

Perfect for pescatarians, this pre-made salmon patty comes together in a pan or on the grill in minutes. According to superfans, the burgers are available with teriyaki or chipotle seasoning.

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
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Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Aldi's pumpkin pasta sauce is part of a substantial lineup of seasonal fall favorites, including the retailer's butternut squash ravioli. Pair them together for an autumnal feast. Just be sure to savor the flavors, as both of these items disappear in the winter.