My Favorite Things To Buy At ALDI

Today I’m sharing an updated list of all of my favorite things to buy at ALDI!

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Hey friends!  I thought I’d take a break from our regular recipe posting today, and instead, share with you all about the favorite things in my cart lately at one of my favorite places — ALDI!

Those of you who have followed this blog for any number of time probably know that I’m a total fangirl of ALDI.  It was really the first grocery store where I shopped regularly once I started teaching myself to cook (especially when I was on a tight non-prof budget), it’s the closest grocery store to my loft, and it’s still just one of my favorite places to go grocery shopping.  As Barclay says, I have “ALDI” feels about ALDI.  😉

For any of you who’ve never been to the store, I actually did a little ALDI 101 mini-series here on the blog years ago (including Why I Shop At ALDI, How To Shop At ALDI, and What To Buy At ALDI), which I’d highly recommend reading before your first trip there.  But in a nutshell, ALDI is just a cool discount grocery store that has come up with some creative ways to cut store costs and keep prices way down for customers.  (My favorite examples of this include having customers pay for their own grocery bags, having customers check out and return their own grocery carts so that they don’t have to hire a staff member to chase them down all day, and having a zillion bar codes hidden on item packages so that the cashiers can scan them at ninja-fast speeds!)  But more than anything, I just love shopping at ALDI because I love their stuff.  It’s definitely not a one-stop-shop every time, since their stores are small and the selection is purposely limited (another cost-saving measure).  So I usually hit up ALDI about once a week, and then supplement those trips with a visit to a full-selection grocery store once or twice a month in between.  But I always stock up on the basics at ALDI.  And I love how they continue to expand their organic offerings, and clean up their labels, and bring in new items week after week.

So, since ALDI’s inventory has changed significantly in the 3+ years since I wrote those initial posts, I thought it would be fun to pop back in today and tell you about the items in my cart lately.  There are, of course, hundreds and hundreds of other items available at ALDI, including those in their Special Buys section which rotates in new items weekly.  So don’t think that my list below is an exhaustive list of the store’s selection — it’s simply just a few of the everyday stuff that I like to buy.  You know, my basics.  So if you’re considering going to ALDI for the first time, or just looking for some new items to try, I hope that this list might be helpful to you!

For what it’s worth, I’d like to say that these are just purely my own recommendations — this post isn’t sponsored in any way by ALDI.  Also, items change weekly there, and different stores stock slightly different inventory, so 100% of these items might not be the ones carried at your local store.  Also, prices change weekly at ALDI, so don’t expect the numbers I listed below to always be the same.  I just thought it might be helpful to give you a ballpark on how much things cost, in case you’d like to do some comparison shopping.

Alright, let’s get on to the good stuff! Here are my favorite things to buy at ALDI!  ♥

Aldi Chips 1

Aldi Chips 2

Chips & Crackers

Ok, I’m just going to list my favorite items in the order that I find them while walking through my neighborhood ALDI, starting with what I’m greeted with when I first walk in the door — chips!  ALDI has a fantastic selection of chips, including just about every size and shape of corn tortilla chip you could ever want (which I didn’t list out here in full) and some awesome root vegetable chips.  They also carry an awesome GF line of pretzels and crackers, which I actually prefer to their non-GF counterparts.  Just look out…once you start out on those Sea Salt & Black Pepper Kettle Chips, you’re never gonna want to stop.  Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Kettle Chips — Sea Salt & Black Pepper, Original, Jalapeno or Mesquite BBQ ($1.79 / 8.5 oz)
  • Exotic Blend Vegetable Chips ($2.79 / 7.5 oz)
  • Sweet Potato Chips ($1.99 / 7 oz)
  • Multigrain Tortilla Chips ($1.69/9 oz)
  • Gluten-Free Prezel Sticks or Minis ($1.89 / 8 oz)
  • Gluten-Free Multi-Seed Crackers — Sea Salt or Rosemary & Olive Oil ($1.49 / 4.25 oz)

Aldi Chocolate Bars

Chocolate

Alright, so I’ve gotta confess that I’m the rare bird (ahem, woman) who’s not super into chocolate.  I know, I know.  So if you happen to be an ALDI chocolate-lover, please chime in and share your favorite recs in the comments!  But that said, ALDI is widely reputed for stocking some of the best (and most affordable!) imported German chocolates around.  So I regularly buy their chocolate bars as gifts, and also love baking with their 70% and 85% dark chocolate bars (which are delicious).  If you love chocolate, this section of the store is definitely worth visiting.  😉  Here are my faves:

  • Moser Roth Premium Chocolate Bars — 85% Cocoa, 70% Cocoa, Milk Chocolate, Toffee Crunch, Chili, Mint, Orange, Almond ($1.99 / 4.4 oz)
  • Schogetten — Caramel Brownie, Alpine Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Cookies & Cream, Dark Chocolate & Other Assorted Flavors ($0.99 / 3.5 oz)

Aldi Nuts 1

Aldi Nuts 2

Aldi Nuts 3

Nuts & Seeds

So I buy tons of nuts and seeds at ALDI, because they have an enormous selection and they are outrageously inexpensive compared to most other stores.  Like, seriously, I think these may be some of the best deals in the entire store.  I’m loving that they have expanded their selection to include pumpkin seeds and pepitas this season, and that they also now offer raw nuts blends as well.  And oh my goodness — love, love, love those Salt & Pepper Pistachios.  Here are my favorite nuts that I buy regularly (so many!):

  • Oven-Roasted Almonds — Sea Salt, Unsalted, Wasabi Soy, Cocoa or Smoked ($5.79 / 12 oz)
  • Cocktail Peanuts ($2.39 / 16 oz)
  • Dry-Roasted Peanuts – Salted, Unsalted, or Honey-Roasted ($1.99 / 16 oz)
  • Mixed Nuts ($2.79 / 10 oz)
  • Cashew Halves ($2.99 / 8 oz)
  • Shelled Pistachios ($5.99 / 6 oz)
  • Unsalted Pistachios ($5.29 / 10 oz)
  • Salt & Pepper or Chili Limon Pistachios ($7.49 / 13 oz)
  • Roasted Salted Pistachios ($7.99 / 16 oz)
  • Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts ($7.99 / 10 oz)
  • Salt & Pepper or Chili Lime Cashews ($4.69 / 10 oz)
  • Pepitas with Salt ($1.99 / 6 oz)
  • Pumpkin Seeds with Salt ($1.99 / 6 oz)
  • Flax Seed ($2.49 / 15 oz)
  • Roasted Sunflower Seeds, Salted or Unsalted ($1.99 / 10.5 oz)
  • Deluxe Whole Cashews, Salted or Unsalted ($10.99 / 1 lb 14 oz)
  • Deluxe Mixed Nuts, Salted or Unsalted ($11.99 / 1 lb 14 oz)
  • Raw Cashews, Walnuts & Macadamia Nuts ($4.99 / 8 oz)
  • Raw Almonds, Pecans & Pistachio Kernels ($4.99 / 8 oz)
  • Pecan Halves ($5.79 / 10 oz)
  • Chopped Pecans ($4.59 / 8 oz)
  • Sliced or Slivered Almonds ($2.99 / 6 oz)
  • Shelled Walnuts ($4.99 / 16 oz)
  • Chopped Walnuts ($2.99 / 8 oz)

Aldi Dried Fruit Apricots Bananas

Dried Fruit

You can also always count on ALDI to have a good selection of various dried fruit at really great prices.  Here are a few of my faves:

  • Dried Berries & Cherries ($2.45 / 3.5-5 oz)
  • Dried Cranberries ($1.29 / 5 oz)
  • Dried Apricots ($2.89 / 6 oz)
  • Banana Chips ($2.19 / 12 oz)

Aldi Nut Butters 1

Nut Butters & Honey 

ALDI also has an extensive selection of various nut butters and honeys, which are also great deals compared to some regular store brands.  These three are my favorites!

  • Organic Creamy Peanut Butter ($3.99 / 1 lb)
  • Creamy Almond Butter ($5.99 / 12 oz)
  • Organic Wildflower Honey ($3.49 / 12 oz)

Aldi Coconut Oil Apple Cider Vinegar

ALDI Oats and Sunflower Oil

Aldi Sugar and Salad Dressing

Pantry Essentials 

I’m a big believer in trying to buy organic pantry essentials when possible, so I’m thrilled that each of these organic options are now available at ALDI.  They also have a handful of organic salad dressings now (all with clean labels!), but that green goddess dressing is by far my fave.  Here are the items I buy regularly:

  • Organic Fair Trade Cane Sugar or Brown Sugar ($2.89 / 24-32 oz)
  • Organic Quick Oats or Old Fashioned Rolled Oats ($2.69 / 18 oz)
  • Organic Agave Nectar ($2.99 / 11.75 oz)
  • Organic Coconut Oil ($3.99 / 14 oz)
  • Organic Sunflower Oil ($3.99 / 16.9 oz)
  • Organic Apple Cider Vinegar ($1.99 / 16.9 oz)
  • Organic Tahini Green Goddess Dressing ($1.99 / 12 oz)

Aldi Milk and Parmesan

Aldi Cheese and Butter

Aldi Brie and Cream Cheese

Dairy

I also do most of my dairy shopping at ALDI nowadays, especially since they have expanded their organic offerings with milks and cheeses.  I’m also a big fan of their big (and inexpensive) wedges of Parmesan, all of their soft cheeses, and their queso fresco (also priced low).  That said, if you’re a cheese lover, you absolutely MUST check out the “special buys” section of cheeses whenever you visit ALDI.  They bring in fun new limited-edition kinds of cheeses each week — often seasonally-themed — and my friends and I love trying them out together.  Here are my faves:

  • Organic Milk — Skim, 2% or Whole ($2.95 / half gallon)
  • Organic Shredded Cheese — Mozzarella or Mexican-Blend ($2.99 / 6 oz)
  • Organic String Cheese ($3.49 / 6 oz)
  • Butter — Salted or Unsalted ($2.89 / 1 lb)
  • Parmesan Cheese or Asiago Cheese Wedge ($3.79 / 8 oz)
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Ball ($2.69 / 8 oz)
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles ($1.99 / 5 oz)
  • Feta and Reduced-Fat Feta Cheese Crumbles ($1.79 / 4 oz)
  • Goat Cheese Logs — Plain, Honey, or Garlic & Herb ($1.99 / 4 oz)
  • Queso Fresco ($2.49 / 10 oz)
  • Double-Cream Brie Round ($2.99 / 8 oz)

Aldi Limes and Pineapple

Aldi Baby Spinach Organic Carrots

Produce

I feel like ALDI’s produce section has gotten a bad rap over the years, because occasionally some items are a little over- or under-ripe.  But that happens at regular grocery stores too!  So as always, use common sense and check the item before you buy it to see if it will be ready to use when you want it.  (For example, their avocados usually take at least a few days to ripen, while their limes are usually nice and soft and ready to go.)

But that said, I will be the first to say that I love ALDI’s produce section.  You can find some incredible deals there, which I think is hugely important if you’re trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet.  And they’re also introducing more and more organic options each month.

Granted, I definitely don’t do 100% of my produce shopping at ALDI.  Their selection is limited, and I generally prefer to buy all of my thin-skinned produce organic if possible (which I often source from my local farmers’ market or CSA).  But, I definitely buy most of my thick-skinned produce from ALDI, and I always pick up a bag of organic greens each time I’m there, and have loved trying out the rest of their organic line as well.  And of course — as you longtime readers may remember — I always, always pick up a pineapple each time I’m there (#tradition🍍).  Here are my favorite produce items lately:

  • Whole Pineapple ($1.99)
  • Limes ($0.25)
  • Organic Baby Carrots ($1.69 / 1 lb)
  • Organic Bananas ($0.59 / lb)
  • Organic Apples ($5.99 / 3 lbs)
  • Organic Avocados ($3.49 / 4-pack)
  • Organic Tomatoes On The Vine ($2.69 / 1 lb)
  • Organic Grape Tomatoes ($2.49 / 1 pint)
  • Organic Greens — Baby Spinach, Baby Arugula, Mixed Greens ($2.49 / 5 oz)
  • Bulk Organic Spring Mix ($3.27 / 16 oz)

Aldi Bread

Bread

As I mentioned in my post last Friday, it’s pretty rare that I buy or bake bread nowadays, mostly because I can never seem to get through an entire loaf on my own as a single person.  But when I do have the bread craving, I really like ALDI’s new seed-ier breads.  And I love their garlic naan, which does happen to freeze well.

  • Organic Seedtastic Bread ($3.49)
  • Knock Your Sprouts Off Sprouted 7-Grain Bread ($2.99)
  • Naan — Original or Garlic ($3.49 / 4-count)

Aldi Organic Tomatoes Black Beans

Aldi Tikka Masala Chipotle Adobo

Canned Veggies & Jarred Sauces 

Ok, I’m feeling like a bit of a broken record touting all of ALDI’s organic options.  But you guys — they finally started carrying organic beans and tomatoes!  Even better, I even found organic fire-roasted tomatoes in the store the other day, which are my absolute favorite.  So excited!  I’ve also recently tried out some of their new Thai and Indian sauces, and they were awesome.

  • Organic Beans — Black, Kidney or Garbanzo ($0.79 / 15 oz)
  • Organic Diced Tomatoes ($1.69 / 28 oz)
  • Organic Fire-Roasted Tomatoes ($1.29 / 15 oz)
  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce ($0.99 / 7 oz)
  • Organic Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce ($1.89 / 24 oz)
  • Thai Curry Sauce, Red Or Green ($1.99 / 13 oz)
  • Indian Sauces, Tikka Masala or Korma ($1.99 / 16 oz)

ALDI Quinoa and Spaghetti Pasta

Grains, Rice & Pasta 

ALDI carries an impressive assortment of all of these things, but again, their organic line is what I seem to be purchasing nowadays.  So good…and so affordable!  (Especially that quinoa!!)

  • Organic Brown or White Rice ($3.29 / 28 oz)
  • Organic Quinoa ($2.99 / 28 oz)
  • Organic Red or Green Lentils ($1.99 / 16 oz)
  • Organic Spaghetti or Linguine ($1.29 / 16 oz)

ALDI Organic Ground Beef and Prosciutto

Meats 

ALDI has been a little slower to incorporate organic meat into their store, so right now I mainly only buy their grass-fed beef.  But, I do really enjoy their Italian-style deli meats.  And when the bacon craving hits, their center-cut bacon (and occasionally some of their other speciality bacons) is really good and affordable.

  • Organic 100% Grass-Fed Ground Beef ($5.49 / 1 lb)
  • Italian-Style Deli Meats — Prosciutto, Sopressata or Capocollo ($2.99 / 3 oz)
  • Diced Pancetta ($2.49 / 4 oz)
  • Center-Cut Bacon ($3.49 / 12 oz)

Aldi Hummus and Salsa

Refrigerated Dips 

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve shown up at a party and been served ALDI hummus…  Let’s just say that my friends are major fans of this stuff.  Their flavors change out occasionally, but they’re always about $2 and taste just like their name brand equivalents.  (Their new “Significantly Spicy” flavor is my favorite…and is true to its name!)  Also, I’m a hard salsa grader, and their line of fresh salsas are actually really good.

  • Hummus — Original, Pine Nut, Roasted Red Pepper, Significantly Spicy ($1.99 / 10 oz)
  • Fresh Salsa — Mild, Medium or Hot ($2.49 / 16 oz)

Aldi Veggie Burgers Frozen Strawberries Blueberries Fruit

Frozen Foods 

I really don’t buy too many frozen foods at ALDI…probably because I don’t buy too many frozen foods in general.  But they carry most of the typical frozen foods available in larger grocery stores, including all kinds of frozen veggies and fruit.  I do enjoy buying their various veggie burgers, and they have some killer deals on frozen organic berries.

  • Kale Veggie Burgers ($3.99 / 10 oz)
  • Organic Strawberries and Blueberries ($2.79 / 10-12 oz)

Winking Owl Wine Aldi

Beer & Wine 

If you live in a state where selling alcohol in grocery stores is legal, your local ALDI may carry some beers and wine.  (Some of our stores in Missouri do, some don’t.)  I’ve found their selection to be hit and miss, but I have friends who rave about various labels they’ve found that they enjoy, so it’s worth exploring if you’re interested.  The one thing I do stock up on regularly is their famous “Winking Owl” wines — which are what my friends fondly refer to as ALDI’s 2-Buck-Chuck.  They’re decent wines, and I like having them on hand for cooking and making sangria.

  • Winking Owl Pinot Grigio ($2.89)

Aldi Razors and Facial Tissue

Household Stuff 

ALDI also has an extensive section with various household products, ranging from bath/beauty products to paper towels to batteries to laundry detergent and more.  I don’t shop that section very often, but I do buy my razors from there (which are half the price of the exact same razors I’ve found at other stores).  And I often pick up things like facial tissue (their boxes are cute), and other random things for the kitchen like aluminum foil, sponges, storage bags, etc.

  • Women’s Triple-Blade Razors ($2.99 / 3-pack)
  • Facial Tissue ($1.09)
  • Gallon Storage (40-count) or Freezer Bags (30-count) ($1.99)
  • Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges ($1.29 / 3-count)

Alright, those are all of MY favorite things to buy at ALDI.  Now it’s your turn — please share YOUR favorites in the comments below!

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  1. sarah — October 4, 2016 @ 5:46 am (#)

    I absolutely LOVE Aldi!! Some items i’ve discovered… the dark chocolate with nuts & raisins, organic tomatoes for $1.99, jalapeno yogurt cheese slices, mango granola, and the crispy onions – i’m completely addicted to those!

  2. Edita — October 4, 2016 @ 5:56 am (#)

    Whoa! Here in Germany they don’t have half what you have over there in Aldi, if not more. You’re lucky over there! Ahh, bless America. I wanna go back to England… :( They have everything you would want or need. I guess its quite similar in USA.

  3. Sue DiMartino — October 4, 2016 @ 6:20 am (#)

    All of the things you mentioned, Ali.  The one thing you didn’t list specifically that I buy regularly at Aldi because of the quality and low price:  raisins.  They have both individual, snack-size boxes and canisters.  Fresh and less expensive than at other grocery stores.  I’m always amazed how much stuff I get for the money at Aldi!  Thanks for enlightening us (in previous post) at how good they are to their employees, too – another reason to give those ninjas my patronage :)  

  4. dixya @food, pleasure, and health — October 4, 2016 @ 6:45 am (#)

    i love Aldi’s too..and it seems like their selection have grown SO MUCH. thanks for sharing your favs.

  5. sandra martiny — October 4, 2016 @ 7:06 am (#)

    we were just there yesterday………ejoyed shopping and bought a lot ofgreat fresh vegetables……

  6. Craig — October 4, 2016 @ 7:14 am (#)

    I love the pork country ribs. They are boneless and almost fat free pieces of pork.  I marinate and grill them. 
    I’m also a fan of the Red Thunder energy drink, I think it’s just as good as another energy drink with red in the title. 
    The Puttanesca pasta sauce is wonderful, if you like olives. 

  7. Angela — October 4, 2016 @ 7:25 am (#)

    I. LOVE. ALDI!!! So do my sons… We have lived in Europe (primarily Scandinavian countries) off/on and Aldi is a typical grocery store there. Size/selection, the whole shebang! Rarely will you find a grocery store that even REMOTELY resembles what we have here in America. So when an Aldi opened up near my work, my sons and I took a visit and just about cried with happiness! We felt at ‘home’!! There are even brands at our Aldi that we are familiar with living in Norway and summering in Germany. Germany has Aldi so maybe this is why.
    When my sons backpacked in Germany last summer they ‘bookmarked’ the Aldi stores in their GPS. :-)

    I can pretty much do ALL our family shopping at Aldi while supplementing our meat needs with local butchers and/or BJs.

    Shopping at Aldi requires a different thought process. If anyone has fantasized about living in Europe or Italy, then take a trip to an Aldi, that is exactly what you’ll be shopping at on a regular basis.
    My first time living in Norway was a learning experience…. refrigerators are smaller in Europe so ‘almost’ daily shopping trips are necessary to survive. In order to get a deep freezer I had to apply for a ‘permit’ from the kommune (county). Needless to say, I learned to do without.
    Don’t go without a quarter in your wallet for the carts.. something I learned to do in Europe, since all grocery stores operate the same way. Bring your own bags or pay for store ones… another thing I learned in Europe… They have been charging for plastic bags for 20 years now, so it’s second nature there.
    It requires a retraining but once you get into the ‘groove’, it’s very liberating!

  8. Chris — October 4, 2016 @ 7:55 am (#)

    Love Aldi have been shopping for years. Great for keeping my pantry staples stocked. Have found many of their brands to be better than some of the “big” name brands. An interesting side note Aldi and Trader Joe’s are owned by the same company…….

  9. Concerned friend — October 4, 2016 @ 8:06 am (#)

    You should mention that this is a sponsored post. FTC is cracking down on YouTube and blogs about failed or hidden disclosure.

    • Ali — October 4th, 2016 @ 8:07 am

      This actually is not a sponsored post — just me and my thoughts. :)

  10. MB Jackson — October 4, 2016 @ 11:45 am (#)

    Aldi is a real blessing where we are. The dominant local chain grocery is expensive, and the superstore that starts with W is more costly and there’s never enough checkouts open. My husband counted 20 people waiting for a single lane one evening! You always see the same staff at Aldi, so they are probably treated decently, and they are friendly and super fast. Our family eats a lot of fun things we would not otherwise be able to afford shopping elsewhere. We are big fans. :-)

  11. Abigail — October 4, 2016 @ 2:14 pm (#)

    Can you share a little about what you consider to be a “clean label?” I’m trying to get better at determining what to look for when reading labels on items, and am interested to learn what specific things you look for. I am a HUGE fan of your blog and trust your opinion. Thanks!

  12. Nicole — October 4, 2016 @ 3:05 pm (#)

    Love this! Thank you for reminding me of the wonders of Aldi shopping! Haven’t been there in ages but planning my next trip when I return home from traveling!

  13. Stephanie @ The Glamorous Gourmet — October 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm (#)

    We just got our first Aldi here in South Florida so I’m still an Aldi virgin but now I’m really excited to check it out! Thanks so much for all the fabulous recommendations – I certainly have a wonderful place to start. Greatly appreciate it – Cheers:)

  14. Kaitlin — October 4, 2016 @ 5:14 pm (#)

    I’m obsessed. I live within 3 miles of Price Chopper,Hen House a large Hyvee, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Walmart Grocery, Whole Foods and ALDI. Still ALDI wins- highlight of my week is when the ads come out. 

    My favorites: Dark chocolate sea salt caramels (Comparable to Trader Joe’s pricier kind), chips (the chips ARENT as good as name brand but I LIKE this because I don’t eat the entire bag that way!), Haribou gummies, the “Never any” deli meat (special buy the other week was  chili lime turkey and it’s so great. Love it with some hummus spread on a whole grain tortilla and rolled up as a wrap ; I also enjoy it because it’s affordable and doesn’t go bad in a couple days like deli counter meat (I’m single and I always end up tossing food aka $$ out because it goes off before I can eat it), white cheddar mac and cheese (TASTES THE SAME as Annie’s / Trader joe’s brand), organic salad greens, everything bagels, fruit strips!!! and  the ALDI brand of ice cream (knock off of Ben and Jerry’s in pints) is really really good and really really cheap, finally  frozen fruit for smoothies. 

    For non-food items: trash bags, foil/plastic wrap, dishwasher detergent gel (works just as good as Cascade !). They had a special buy toilet paper that was called Panda— almost the same as Charmin. I’m sad it isn’t a staple in the stores. I also use their ibuprofen! It’s effective. 

    Which store  did you find the proscuitto????? I searched two stores the other week during Italian week and found the capicollo etc but NO proscuitto! 

    Thanks :) 
    Kaitlin 

  15. Donna — October 4, 2016 @ 5:29 pm (#)

    When ALDI first opened in our city, I was skeptical and purchased a few things to try. I was pleasantly surprised! Now I, along with a friend, share whatever newly-purchased item there we’ve found and love. My personal favorites are dairy items–their unsweetened almond milk, coffee creamer, cream cheese, butter, yogurts, and regular milk are all regular purchases. I also purchase my heavy whipping cream there for a fraction of the price of the big supermarket. I also love the Fit & Active rice cakes! I don’t buy a lot of frozen foods, but their tater tots and chicken alfredo ready-to-heat meal (like Chicken Voila!) is equivalent to other national brands. I also love their pretzel thins in the “everything” flavor. I’ve purchased their canned fruit cocktail and tropical fruit; both are very good too! I like the Clancy’s dippers (like Tostitos scoops)–and at a fraction of the price of Tostitos; they are awesome with my homemade salsa. I purchase fruit and veggies there as well as the supermarket–it depends on what I need and what is on sale at each store. I also use their sugar, flour, seasoned salt, nonstick baking sprays, and their chocolate chips are pretty darn tasty. I am hesitant to use chocolate chips I’m not familiar with, but I tried them and they worked great….I keep a stash of the milk chocolate ones for when I have a chocolate craving! :) I’ve been extremely satisfied with the store and continue to expand what I purchase there. Thanks for posting your favorites and giving me some ideas for things to try!

  16. Melanie — October 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm (#)

    Can’t get enough of Aldi. I’m there are least 2x a month.bi recommended it to everyone looking to cut their grocery budget.

    The dairy section is one of my favs. The goat cheese is phenomenal and i just tried their refrigerated coconut milk for the first time.

    Kudos to ALDI. They’ve made me a happy grocery shopper.

  17. Becky 31Girl — October 5, 2016 @ 8:23 am (#)

    I have not been to Aldi much since the birth or my 3rd or 4th child, (simply because the double and triple seat carts at other stores are SO helpful!) but I remember LOVING the bags of seedless oranges, lettuces, and cucumbers! I think I may have to brace myself and take the 4 littles in there today instead of opting for the pricier, but easier Harris Teeter online ordering! :) Plus I get to use my super cute Totes and Thermals!

  18. Amanda Peterson — October 5, 2016 @ 1:01 pm (#)

    Try Dorco.com for cheap women’s razors! They supply to Dollar Shave Club.

  19. Ted — October 5, 2016 @ 4:51 pm (#)

    Thank u for your Aldi article. I too, go there 1st before my local supermarket. I probably find 80%, or so, of what I need. And I typically buy many of the items u mentioned.
    While I don’t buy their chicken because it is infused with 10% saline solution, I did buy this weekend an excellent ribeye steak at $7.99 lb. And, as a single man, I had 2 great dinners from it. Well worth the money!
    I’v been getting your emails for seve
    ral months now, and enjoy reading them very much.
    Thank you,
    Ted

  20. Amanda — October 5, 2016 @ 11:42 pm (#)

    Aldi has the best avocados hands down and I go crazy when they are on sale for 49 cents! I’m also a huge fan of their hummus and salsa. The unflavored hummus is only 99 cents which sounds too good to be true… but it’s not! 

  21. Susan — October 11, 2016 @ 5:22 pm (#)

    I also love Aldi! You did not mention the Greek yogurt for 65cents! Or eggs that are lately 1$!

  22. Kristina @ Vibrant Plate — October 12, 2016 @ 1:34 am (#)

    That’s interesting. We have Aldi as well, but – me being in Central Europe, it’s called Hofer here (the logo is about the same). As I am a regular there, I find it fascinating how different the products look over there, and I am a little jealous of some products you’ve shown, that we don’t have, like the Tahini Goddess Dressing. I am a bit weird, as I always like to see what other people are buying as to give me ideas on what I might try next. Thanks for this post, it made my day!

  23. Katie Fegert — October 12, 2016 @ 7:36 am (#)

    I really appreciate you doing this little roundup! My husband and I recently implemented a food budget (side note, we had no idea how much money we were spending until we got the Mint app!) and I was just wondering how we could add Aldi to the mix the other day! I’m definitely going to give Aldi (and your Aldi favs) a try this weekend!

  24. Marcie — October 17, 2016 @ 10:54 am (#)

    This is awesome!!! I hope I can find these goodies in my local Aldi’s!!

  25. Cindy — October 18, 2016 @ 9:56 pm (#)

    I have always been a fan of Aldi’s and Trader Joes. Both of those chains are owned by the same family. I use to live in an area where I could shop at both stores. Now I am in an area that doesn’t have a Trader Joes. But at least I have my ALDI’s near by.

  26. lagu arab — October 20, 2016 @ 9:21 am (#)

    I have not been to Aldi much since the birth or my 3rd or 4th child, (simply because the double and triple seat carts at other stores are SO helpful!) but I remember LOVING the bags of seedless oranges, lettuces, and cucumbers! I think I may have to brace myself and take the 4 littles in there today instead of opting for the pricier, but easier Harris Teeter online ordering! :) Plus I get to use my super cute Totes and Thermals!

  27. Emily — October 26, 2016 @ 11:45 am (#)

    The dark chocolate coconut covered almonds. SO GOOD

  28. Sabrina Zaragoza — November 5, 2016 @ 7:37 am (#)

    The post is absolutely helpful. I like cooking and I always find it is a little difficult to find some special ingredients. Hope I can find some useful thing when visiting ALDI tomorrow.

  29. Martha — November 6, 2016 @ 7:05 pm (#)

    Wow, you’re very blessed. You’re Aldi has a much better selection than ours here in central PA. I do love Aldi, and perhaps I need to encourage them to stock some of these wonderful items you love. Thanks for all your awesome posts. I made the coconut oil chocolate chip cookies, and love them. I recently had to go dairy-free, so you’re a life-saver. Keep the posts coming! I’ll try to comment on the things I try. I appreciate it!!

  30. Jane — December 19, 2016 @ 4:54 am (#)

    Love love love Aldi, live in Australia and don’t have all you do which makes me hope that one day we will :) I try and get everything at aldi as I find our other supermarkets so expensive that I cannot afford to shop there. We love trying out all the different chocolates as a taste tester :) its so fun.

  31. Gambaran Neraka — December 27, 2016 @ 1:19 am (#)

    Thank u for your Aldi article. I also love Aldi! The dark chocolate coconut covered almonds. SO GOOD :9

  32. Maria — March 8, 2017 @ 11:24 pm (#)

    Excellent shopping information you shared. It really helps for every family. Thanks!

  33. Annie Newton — March 9, 2017 @ 10:24 am (#)

    Response to Martha who lives in central Pennsylvania — there’s an Aldi’s in Altoona!