The Haunted House Cookie Kit Aldi Shoppers Need To Know About

One of the best parts of the Halloween season is undoubtedly all of the fun activities that go along with it. Of course, trick or treating is the main event on the night of October 31st, but there are also plenty of other fun things to do throughout the spooky season to get you in the Halloween mood.

There are haunted hay rides to visit, pumpkins to carve into gruesome ghouls, and plenty of horror movies to watch in the days leading up to All Hallows' Eve. And this year, the grocery chain Aldi has another fun and frightening activity to add to your October to-do list.

The store is bringing the popular Benton's Chocolate Haunted House Cookie Kit back to store shelves for the third year in a row. While building dessert houses is typically reserved for Christmas, Aldi's haunted house cookie kit delivers all the fun of a gingerbread house, but with a spooky twist. It is scheduled to hit Aldi shelves on October 5, and at just $7.99 per box, it also happens to be an affordable way to get into the spooky spirit, via Aisle of Shame.

Aldi shoppers posted rave reviews of this spooky cookie kit online

Each Haunted House Cookie Kit comes with pre-made chocolate chip cookies, so no baking is required to begin construction on this house, as well as black and orange icing for holding everything together and decorating the facade with your own deliciously dark designs, according to Aldi Reviewer. Little candy decorations of black bats, white bones, colorful circular sweets, and spooky orange, red, and yellow gumdrops add the finishing touches to the haunted house.

This fun and fearsome kit has become something of a fan favorite in recent years. Some shoppers even take to social media to announce its return each Halloween season. Instagram user @aldiusafinds called the haunted kits "Our favorite find of the day," asking their followers "Do you love making gingerbread houses in December? Well why contain the fun to only one month a year?! Build a haunted house in October!" They added "the icing bags are perfectly designed for piping. Waaaay better than a similar grocery store that sells gingerbread houses during the holiday season."

Another shopper raved "We got one and put it together a few nights ago. Everything tasted really good and it came together easily! Looked so cute!!" while other online fans called the kits "too cute" and "fun."

So based on these responses, shoppers certainly seem pleased with this creative and affordable way to celebrate the spooky season with their family and friends.