ALDI German Week is back! Plus, more Finds

ALDI German Week is back! Plus, more Finds

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It’s German Week at ALDI! This is one place where they really shine, given their roots as a German company — so be sure to look for Deutsche Küche everything this week. 

Nostalgia sidebar

dutch's store sign

If you’ll allow me a brief moment of nostalgia here — “Deutsche Küche” in a roundabout way always makes me think of my Dad’s old store, and this gives me an excuse to share his amazing sign. Let me explain. My great-grandparents came to the U.S. through Ellis Island and ended up with the surname “Duitch” — family lore being that officials there heard them speaking Yiddish, mistook it for German, and assigned them Duitch because they couldn’t spell their original last name.

They ended up opening a store back in 1915 that remained in the family until my Dad passed away a few years ago — but, they called it Dutch’s, on the assumption people couldn’t pronounce or spell Duitch. (Which itself is kind of a made up spelling. See: Deutsche, lol.) There is nothing Dutch whatsoever about my ancestry, but there you go!

Hope you enjoy the sign, and we’ll get right back into this week’s ALDI Finds now. Here are a few more of my favorite ALDI Finds and sale items from the new week’s ad starting either 9/15/19 or 9/18/19 (although, even in Sunday markets, many of the new non-food Finds don’t release until Wednesday).

ALDI German Week Finds

ALDI German Week Finds -- Deutsche Küche everything!

Sorry for the blurriness — it’s hard enough to take a photo of ALDI German Week silhouetted against a window, let alone wait for the aisle to clear out enough to do it. But, you get the idea: Deutsche Küche as far as the eye can see. Some highlights:

  • Deutsche Küche German style red cabbage with apples, $1.99
  • L’Oven Fresh pretzel breadsticks, $2.69
  • Various Deutsche Küche German breads (pumpernickel, etc.), $2.49
  • Deutsche Küche Jaffa cakes, $2.49
  • Deutsche Küche herring fillets, $1.69
  • Deutsche Küche peanut puffs, $1.99
  • Deutsche Küche Oktoberfest bratwurst, $3.99
  • Deutsche Küche Doppel Keks, $2.49
  • Deutsche Küche imported strudel, $2.49
  • Deutsche Küche German style pickles, $2.99
  • Deutsche Küche European mustards, $1.99
  • Deutsche Küche pork schnitzel, $8.99
  • Deutsche Küche egg spaetzle, $1.99

… and more!

Other ALDI Finds this week

aldi clearance mums bounced back

Garden mums are back in this week’s ad at $2.99 (price varies by region; not available in all locations). The mums I got on clearance for $.99 a little over a week ago have really bounced back nicely; all they needed was some regular watering. So, if I could take my sad almost dead clearance mums to this pretty full pot in just over a week, think what you could do with the new batch. 😉 Not feeling the mums, pick up a Gardenline bulb basket (see price in store) to plant for your future floral enjoyment.

More fall ALDI Finds include $6.99 Huntington Home fall coir mats, flameless candle lanterns, or straw bales, which would go nicely on your porch by your new mums — plus, large Huntington Home reversible wood signs for $14.99. (These are nifty, because they have a fall message on one side, and an evergreen message on the other for use all year round.)

clancy's apple straws

On the fall food Finds end of things, Clancy’s cinnamon apple straws are back at $2.19. Honestly, my kids didn’t care for these as much as the regular veggie straws, but I know some families love them — so take a look if you’ve been waiting for them to reappear. For the grownups, though, how about Barissimo caramel apple or caramel macchiato K-Cups ($5.89) or caramel or apple crisp ground coffee ($3.79) — or Specially Selected caramel macchiato or maple pecan filled cupcakes ($3.89).

Never enough fall flavor for you? How about Friendly Farms apple cinnamon, pumpkin pie, or maple lowfat Greek yogurt cups at $.79 each, Happy Farms pumpkin spice or salted caramel cream cheese at $1.79 each, L’Oven Fresh pumpkin spice bagels at $1.99, Clancy’s apple chips for $1.69, and Bake Shop apple cider donuts for $2.29. Browse the shelves for more pumpkin spice, caramel, maple, fall flavored all the things…

butternut squash and kale browned butter pasta

While we’re talking food, how about produce and meat? Well, butternut, spaghetti, and acorn squash reappeared seasonally in my store this week — still at $1.49/lb, though, so wait a little longer for the price to drop for fall. (Once it does, though, I’m looking forward to a batch of butternut squash & kale browned butter pasta! I love fall dinners — soups, sheet pan meals, all the warming seasonal fall colors and flavors.)

As far as sale meats and produce: Pork spareribs are on sale in many regions of the country at varying price points; look for mushrooms, organic grapes, mandarins, and honeycrisp apples to be on sale in many locations as well. 

Lastly, you’ll find many new kids’ items including: Bee Happy 40 piece mag tiles, SOHL children’s arm chairs, or a Smithsonian education rug for $19.99, a Bee Happy wooden play food set for $9.99, cute little SOHL kids’ activity table sets for $29.99, 5 piece connecting bins for $8.99, or foam ball pits for $14.99.

Grownups? Well, they get to clean up the kids’ messes: Get an Easy Home bagless upright vacuum for just $49.99, a jumbo microfiber flip mop or angled broom at $9.99 each, or a Huntington Home bar mop or flour sack towel set for $3.99, Easy Home microfiber dusters at $3.49 each — and more.

What’s up with ALDI Finds?

ALDI Finds are limited time special buy items that are available in stores only while supplies last. So if you spot something you like, be sure to pick it up while you can! What caught your eye among this week’s ALDI Finds?

You can view all of these picks plus additional weekly Finds and specials using the ALDI Finds tabs across the top of their weekly ads page, but note that pricing and availability may vary by region. These sale prices are from the ad starting Sunday 9/15/19 or Wednesday 9/18/19.

2 thoughts on “ALDI German Week is back! Plus, more Finds”

  • How fun reading this post! Our family was in Spokane about a year and a half ago. When downtown we noticed Rick Singer photography. Of course we took a picture as my husband’s name is the same. I’ve been reading your blog for years and just made the connection today when you posted that picture of your Dad’s shop. Thanks for sharing. We now know who the “other” Rick Singer is. Lol

  • I absolutely love Aldi’s Deutsche Kuche German Style Sauerkraut! That is until my last shopping trip 12/12/19. I bought my usual 2 jars but noticed the shape of the jar was slightly taller and smaller in diameter. The label seemed the same and price/weight was also the same. When I got home, my wife was putting them in the pantry and commented on how they seemed lighter in color and contained more liquid than the older jar from my last trip a few weeks earlier. Upon comparing the two side-by-side, I discovered the ingredients had changed too. The salt content had dramatically increased and it was no longer made with white wine, just water and considerably more.
    When I compared the labels closer, I noticed the “Imported from Germany” now reads “Inspired by Germany”. What a farce!! To me, that means the logo for Deutsche Kuche “Authentic German Food” is false. I also noticed the store shelves were flooded with “so called sale signs” showing higher prices marked out with lower ones. I peeled back a few of them only to find the original prices to be the same or lower than the “sale price”.
    I don’t mind a small price increase, especially for high quality imported goods. But don’t cheapen the product and try to pass it off as the original. Might as well go to WalMart.

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