Aldi Shoppers Actually Like The Bold Flavor Of These Gingerbread Cookies

Of all the popular Christmas cookies out there, gingerbread ranks up there as one of the favorites during the holiday season. It's a tradition that's been around for centuries — the first gingerbread recipe was reportedly published in Germany all the way back in the 16th century (via Martha Stewart). These days, according to a survey by OnePoll, gingerbread is the fourth most popular Christmas cookie in America, right behind chocolate chip, peanut butter, and sugar (viaSWNSdigital).

Sure, you could bake homemade gingerbread cookies (and many people do!), but you can also find plenty of great pre-made options at the grocery store. Aldi, for instance, has a few varieties of gingerbread-flavored treats. One of those recently got raked over the coals by a Redditor, who gave them a very negative review. However, it turns out the original poster may have had an unpopular opinion — shoppers quickly chimed in with their approval of the Winternacht Pfeffernusse Glasiert Iced Gingerbread Cookies. Here's what initially downed the cookies, and why so many people actually love them.

It's the spice that won over customers

On Reddit, one customer cautioned against the seasonal Winternacht Pfeffernusse Glasiert Iced Gingerbread Cookies. "Yuck!! Avoid. The ginger is overpowering," the original poster warned. But they were one of the few who shared that opinion — a lot of Aldi shoppers said they love the cookies. "I've got to be honest, your review makes me want to try them," one person wrote, while another added, "I love ginger and look forward to these every year. I stock up and ration them out as long as I can, and rarely make it past January. The taste and texture are perfect." Many fans of the cookies agreed there is no such thing as too much ginger. Period. 

Some people brought up the fact that while the cookies might taste spicier than American gingerbread, they're right on par with traditional German Pfeffernusse, which means "pepper nuts." As the name suggests, the German treats are traditionally made with black pepper (via Allrecipes).