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If there’s one thing we’re not doing this year, it’s rushing through summer. We’re going to soak up every bit of fun and savor every bite. Our friends at Aldi have similar plans for the season ahead. We got a sneak peek at the list of what’s to come in June and it’s filled with classic cookout staples and innovative finds.
The grocer is leaning into lazy lunches and dinners, BBQ and lemon-y flavors, and bottled beach vibes — and soon, so shall we! Of the dozens of new Aldi finds hitting stores this month, these are the 10 we’re most excited about.
1. Specially Selected Giant Brioche Buns, $4.99
Aldi’s buttery brioche rolls are a mainstay in our homes year-round — and especially during summer. Available in the bakery section starting June 14, we’ve got big plans for these giant-sized buns starting with the next two finds …
2. Cattlemen’s Ranch Philly Cheesesteak Inspired Seasoned Beef Patties, $8.49
A mighty brioche deserves a hearty burger, and these cheesesteak-inspired patties with green peppers, onion, and provolone fit the bun. You can find them in the freezer section on June 21, along with a Chicago-inspired Italian-style beef patties. What a delicious-sounding mouthful!
3. Park Street Deli Korean Bulgogi Pulled Pork, $5.99
The refrigerated proteins have been fire lately, and we expect nothing less from heat-and-eat Korean-style pulled pork hitting shelves on June 14. In three minutes, it’s sandwich-ready (we already have plenty of buns) and would also be great served over rice, or in tortillas or lettuce wraps.
4. Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza, $6.99
Perhaps a pulled pork pizza is more your speed? Another fab fridge find, this take-and-bake beauty is loaded with toppings: mozzarella and cheddar, smoked pulled pork, onions, and more. Do like the box says and “try it on the grill.” It’s available starting June 28.
5. Bremer Chicken Gyro Kit, $11.99
This frozen meal kit checks almost every box: fully cooked and sliced chicken, doughy pita bread, and a premade tzatziki sauce. Just add heat and the toppers of your choosing. Looking at you, lettuce, tomatoes, and red onion. Find these chicken gyros in the freezer section on June 21.
6. Emporium Selection Baked Lemon Ricotta, $3.99
It’s one of the best desserts you can find and, starting June 14, it’s available for a fraction of the price at Aldi. Mark your calendars, folks! This cheese has major potluck potential. BYO crackers, or take the sweetness up a notch with cookies or fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey.
7. Sundae Shoppe Alex’s Lemonade Stand Bars, $2.99
Yet another lemon-y crowd pleaser. These frozen lemonade bars come in three flavors — Lemonade, of course, Pink Lemonade, and Strawberry Lemonade — and are available starting June 14. That leaves plenty of summer runway to try ‘em all.
8. Sundae Shoppe Vanilla Ice Cream Filled Cupcakes, $4.95
Are cupcakes the new cones? We cannot wait until June 14 when we can unwrap these vanilla-filled sweets to find out. You know a dessert is serious when it comes with its own infographic.
9. State of Brewing Tropical Fruit Smoothie Seltzer, $8.99
If you like your fruit smoothies with a touch of bubbles and alcohol (hiiiiii!), this mango-pineapple-guava number is for you. Oh, and that can. We can already feel the sun on our face, simply by looking at it. Aldi, if you’re listening, we’d also like to see that pattern on beach towels, bags, umbrellas, you name it.
10. Beach Colada Wine Specialty, $7.99
When Aldi released its summer drink collection, we had no idea what else the grocer had in store for us — literally. Turns out it’s one of the most iconic beach beverages in bottle form. And it’s available 6/28 … just in time for the fireworks.
Which of these items are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments below.
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