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Village Bakery Cinnamon Crumb Creme Cake (Aldi)

It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's moist and delicious. I love cinnamon. Don't get me wrong, I love sweets of all shapes and sizes and colors and kinds, but it's cinnamon that has my pick for underrated fave, if not something even more distinguished than that. There's just something about that simple, yet ultra-sweet mix of cinnamon and sugar that seems to dance on my tongue the way very few things do, enticing me into bite after bite when I should be's like the dessert equivalent of Eve, tempting me with her forbidden fruits. So when I saw the Village Bakery Cinnamon Crumb Cake in an Aldi ad, I knew to resist it was an exercise in futility. After all, it had been a while since I last treated myself to the decadence of a cinnamon treat, making me well overdue to ransack my tastebuds with exquisite deliciousness. Of course, being the cheapskate I am, the $3.99 price tag did give me some pause for thought, especially since it looks pretty small

Village Bakery Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Aldi)

Bakery-style softness and chewiness, without the bakery. You know how there's that well-known adage that says you should never visit the grocery store hungry? It's true, and I can vouch for it. But there's a lesser-known alternative to that side of the coin: don't go to a grocery store full, either. Sure, you might save a little on your grocery bill since nothing looks even remotely appetizing, but you're going to end up with barely anything in your cart except sweets. And that is how I ended up with this in my cart. And their name-brand cupcake knockoffs. And ice cream. Yet not even enough food for the rest of the week. Oh well. These enticed me because I'm a plain person who loves the simple taste of chocolate chip cookies, and these seem to be pretty well loaded with them evenly across each cookie. They had another variety called “ kitchen sink ” cookies that lost me with the inclusion of coconut (along with, as the name implies, about thirty other in

Village Bakery Kitchen Sink Cookies (Aldi)

Don't get too excited...they're basically a very good peanut butter-chocolate cookie. On our last shopping trip, we bought some Chocolate Chunk cookies from Village Bakery; it had been a long time since I'd had them, and some chocolate chip cookies sounded really good. I quickly skimmed to see what other varieties they had available—I think I saw an oatmeal raisin something or other, which doesn't appeal to me—and was about to call it a day when a purple label caught my eye. It was called “Kitchen Sink”, an obvious ode to all the ingredients that it has being akin to them putting in everything “but the kitchen sink.” I was slightly intrigued, but we decided to stick with the chocolate chunk version. As soon as we got home, I fired up the old computer and did a little research on the ol' Kitchen Sink cookies. What did others think of them? Were they that good? Much to my surprise, I could find little in the way of other bloggers' reviews for them, but what I