The $5 Aldi dessert dupe making waves

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Aldi has unveiled a new low-calorie ice-cream that is causing a frenzy. photo: Aldi Lover's

Aldi has always been a hit for their budget alternatives to big-name brands, and now the craze is hitting shoppers right in the sweet tooth.

A tasty, but healthy ice cream called Kenny’s has been spotted by shoppers who can’t help comparing it to Halo Top, the low-carb brand that has caused waves since it hit Aussie shores.

With tubs boasting just 300 calories, the dessert has become a love affair for the health conscious ice-cream lover.

Posted to Aldi Lovers Australia’s Instagram page on Monday, the budget supermarket’s ‘Kenny’s’ iced dessert sparked instant comparisons to the new-age snack and has caused a major stir among bargain-hunters.

Going for $5, Kenny’s comes in at almost half the price of Halo Top which sells at Woolies for $9, a fact that didn’t escape lovers of Aldi.

The ice cream has been compared to Halo Top, a more expensive low-calorie dessert. Photo: Halo Top

“Meet Kenny’s ... the Halo Top dupe,” the Aldi Lover’s page wrote alongside a snap of the tasty treats.

The flavours on the shelves are Salted Caramel, and Choc Chip Cookie Dough, and if reactions are anything to go by, it looks like there won’t be too many left.

More than 400 people rushed to tag friends and express their enthusiasm in the fan page’s comments.

“I’ll be getting these this week,” one woman wrote.

“I want to try it,” another agreed.

“Half the price,” another observed.

One fan even labelled the news a ‘game-changer’.

How does it stack up?

Kenny's nutritional information measure's up to the healthy ice cream standard. Photo: Aldi Lover's

The two ice creams also have near-identical nutritional information, so those worried about the splurge need not be.

In fact, because the Kenny’s ice cream has about half the carbohydrates per serving as the US brand, you could be getting a slightly healthier version at your local German-owned supermarket.

Taste reviews are also in, with one woman giving the Salted Caramel a ‘10/10’.

With the low price and same low-calorie count, the Aldi ice cream is unlikely to last long.

Needless to say, we recommend running, not walking, if you want to give it a go.

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