These October 2021 Aldi Finds Are Perfect For Pumpkin Fans

The leaves on the trees are turning orange, and the pumpkins on the ground are, too. Supermarkets and elementary schools are festooned with orange bunting and ribbon. It's almost October, believe it or not, and the spirit of the season would have us turn our thoughts to pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween treats.

You may or not be ready for this time of year, but Aldi definitely is. The grocery chain's lineup of "Aldi Finds" for October includes many food items to put you in a pumpkin-y state of mind, whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. Aldi even offers something to give its customers the pumpkin spice cappuccino experience without the espresso machine or the drive-thru.

The Aldi Finds listed here are expected to arrive on store shelves on Wednesdays in October. If you find a product you like, be sure to note the date it becomes available. While you're waiting — and if you hurry — you can check to see whether any September Aldi Finds are still offered.

Gay Lea Pumpkin Coconut Whipped Topping

The cream rises to the top, even in coconut milk! Gay Lea's Pumpkin Coconut Whipped Topping, $2.99, is mostly just coconut cream with sugar and natural flavors. The Gay Lea website says the brand's standard coconut whipped topping is dairy free, gluten free, vegan, and non-GMO. Check your Aldi store or the label on the pumpkin-flavored version to find out whether these dietary designations apply here. Available October 6.

Beaumont Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino or Hot Cocoa Cups

Fire-up your home Keurig coffee maker for Beaumont's seasonal single-serving beverage options: pumpkin spice-flavored cappuccino or hot cocoa. One 18-pack of each should get you through most of the season and will run you $5.49 each. Find these convenient little bursts of warm pumpkin-spice goodness at Aldi October 6. 

Breakfast Best Pumpkin Spice Waffles

If you wake up on October mornings ready for warm pumpkin spice flavor straight from the toaster, then you'll want to pick up Aldi's Breakfast Best-brand Pumpkin Spice Waffles. A 10-pack costs $1.99. Aldi Reviewer said the Breakfast Best waffles at Aldi are a good deal — much cheaper than Eggo waffles and no different in taste. Available October 6. 

Specially Selected Pumpkin Spice Sliced Brioche

Is it bread or is it pastry? It's brioche! The flaky French treat shows up at Aldi on October 6 in a pumpkin spice version for $3.99. The Aldi Nerd in 2018 sampled a slightly differently labeled Pumpkin Brioche in 2018 and declared, "ooh-la-la!"

Berryhill Pumpkin Butter or Apple Cider Spread

Berryhill is another Aldi store brand (via Trademarkia), and the chain is offering the seasonally appropriate pumpkin butter and apple cider spreads starting October 6. One jar of each will run you $2.79. Spread pumpkin butter on bread or add it to your brownie mix, as HuffPost suggests.

SunTree Fall Trail Mix

Unless you're considering the higher elevations, there's still time this fall to hit the hiking trail. Bring some SunTree trail mix for energy. The snack food company offers an assortment of fall varieties: caramel apple, candy corn, and the ever-popular pumpkin spice. Find them at Aldi October 6 for $3.49.

Specially Selected Pasta Sauce

What better way to turn an ordinary plate of spaghetti into a special Halloween supper than with Aldi's seasonal Specially Selected pasta sauces? Aldi is releasing Pumpkin & Butternut Squash sauce and Pumpkin Chipotle on October 6, for $2.49 a jar. The chipotle sauce is pepper-forward with a nice smoky-sweet flavor, according to Aisle of Shame.

Bake Shop Cookies

Stock up on Aldi's Bake Shop pumpkin pie or apple cider cookies early in the month. You sure don't want your trick-or-treaters loading up on these sugary treats right before they hit the candy circuit on Halloween night. Aldi makes them available on October 6. Both varieties are $2.99 for a 14-ounce package.

Baker's Corner Pumpkin Quick Bread Mix

If you're looking for a carb load that's less sweet than cookies, then Aldi has you covered there, too. Baker's Corner Quick Bread & Muffin Mix also hits Aldi shelves on October 6. The mix is naturally and artificially flavored but does pack some real pumpkin. The 14-ounce box costs $1.79.

Bake Shop Cheesecake

We're staying on the sweet tip the rest of the way here. And why not? Our next featured Aldi Find is Bake Shop cheesecake, either pecan or pumpkin swirl. Top with the Gay Lea Pumpkin Spice Whipped Topping mentioned above, if you dare. Available at Aldi stores on October 13 for $4.99 per pie.

Bake Shop Pumpkin Donuts

Now for something to help kids with their sugar hangover on November 1. You can grab a six-pack of Bake Shop Glazed Pumpkin Spice Donuts on October 20 for $3.49. You don't need to wait until the morning after Halloween to enjoy these sweet bites, either. Pair them with Aldi's Pumpkin Spice Waffles (above) for a two-course breakfast.

Bake Shop Mini Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Last but certainly not least in our book: more sweet pumpkin spice stuff! This time it's the Bake Shop Pumpkin Spice Mini Cupcakes, available October 20 for $2.49 a dozen. If you've taken some of our other recommendations by this time, then to avoid sugar shock share these at a Halloween party and say you made them yourself while watching reruns of "Cupcake Wars."