ALDI Scholar Gel Pens Review

Test Picture Colored with Aldi Scholar Gel Pens
Test Picture Colored with Aldi Scholar Gel Pens

Disclaimer: This review was conducted by Suzy Goodyear. This item was purchased by me as part of my personal collection. This item was purchased by me as part of my personal collection. Some of the links below are associated with affiliate programs which provide me with a small commission from any orders you may place. This will not affect the price or quality of products you receive but will assist me with the costs involved in running this site. For more details please see our Disclosure Statement.

Basic Description

  • ALDI Scholar Gel Pens are gel pens with a round barrel shape.
  • Set contains glitter and metallic gel pens.
  • They are sold in a maximum of 20 count packets at ALDI stores.


  • Inexpensive gel pens
  • Round barrel
  • Smooth flow of ink with no skipping during coloring
  • Color indicator on lid & Comfort Grip is a reasonable indicator of the gel ink color
  • Vibrant color
  • .8mm nibs on glitter pens and .5mm nibs on metallic pens
  • Able to color in tight, detailed spaces


  • No classic, pastel or neon gel inks
  • Wet ink on application requires drying time and can easily smear until dry
  • Some bleed through and shadowing on basic photocopy paper
  • Thinner papers can buckle due to the wetness of the ink
  • Pens can be “scratchy” when first used but ink flow frees up once pen has been used

Price Range

  • $ – typically AUD $5.00 / US $3.75 / £2.60 / €3.30 or less

Conclusion / Recommendations 

  • The Aldi Scholar Gel Pens are a good cheap starter pack of glitter and metallic gel pens with a nice color range
  • These pens do not require any pressure to get the best out of them so if you have any fine motor, hand or arm problems these may be a suitable option

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