Changes To This Popular Aldi Product Have Fans Upset

For a minute there, this Aldi-brand candy was better than the name brand, and fans were obsessed. Unfortunately, it looks like Aldi has changed their formula, and the candy has lost its magic. Aldi's Choceur Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups have changed, and we all seriously wish they hadn't. As Aldi Reviewer reports, the new version of these popular peanut butter cups have cut down on the sodium, upped the amount of sugar, and changed the kind of salt they use from sea salt to flour salt.

The result? "They don't have as much peanut butter flavor," Aldi Reviewer explained, agreeing with fans' comments. "We also think the new peanut butter cups have a dominant flavor that is more sweet rather than a nuanced salty-and-sweet flavor like the old ones... Even the texture is different with these new peanut butter cups. They aren't as smooth, and they seem to have less peanut butter inside them." Previously, Aldi's Choceur Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups had beaten peanut butter cups by Trader Joe's, Justin's, Butterfinger, and even Reese's in a taste test (via Reader's Digest) — now, we're not so sure.

Aldi fans noticed the change immediately

Even before the change in formula was reported on, fans were quick to notice that the peanut butter cups no longer tasted like the ones they knew and loved. "My wife and I think they are not the same product," wrote one commenter in October on Aldi Reviewer's previous post about the peanut butter cups last year. "Something changed and they do not melt or taste the same. What gives ??" 

"These are not the same as before," agreed another. "Barely there peanut butter flavor... Disappointed the quality has gone downhill. Bring back the old recipe, please." Yet another, the last comment before the updated review was posted, said, "The old kind were amazing, the new style taste old and the chocolate is not nearly as good." Unsurprisingly, Reese's was the runner up in the Reader's Digest taste test, So for now, when it comes to buying chocolate peanut butter cups, you might be better off sticking with the name brand. Here's hoping Aldi brings back their old peanut butter cups.