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My 25 Favorite Things to Buy at ALDI

Have you ever wondered what are the best things to buy at ALDI? This is my personal comprehensive list of the best deals at ALDI — meaning these are all items that I can almost always find for the lowest price at ALDI compared to other grocery stores. And don’t miss my list of what NOT to buy at ALDI, too!

{Psst! Wondering why I love ALDI so much? Read this post on why I think everyone should shop at ALDI to save money!}

the best things to buy at aldi

You all know how much I love ALDI. I mean, how could I not love the store that has saved us thousands of dollars over the years??

I often get questions from people asking what to buy at ALDI, so I thought it was high time I put together a post on my 25 favorite things to buy at ALDI. (Note: These are in no particular order!)

salsa at aldi

1. Salsa

While we love Pace Picante Sauce, we have bought countless jars of ALDI salsa throughout the years and find it to be good — especially for the regular price!

tortilla chips at aldi

2. Tortilla Chips

We can’t tell one bit of difference between ALDI tortilla chips and any other store brand or even brand name of tortilla chips. Plus, we love the $1.19 regular price tag!

chocolate chips at aldi

3. Chocolate Chips

We’ve purchased chocolate chips at ALDI for years and they are great! I can’t tell a difference between them and Nestle chocolate chips… well, except for the regular $1.79 price tag!

best deals at aldi: coconut oil

4. Coconut Oil

The fact that ALDI began carrying organic products a few years ago made me love them so much more! Their prices on coconut oil are so much better than what you’d pay many other places. (Note: TJ Maxx is also a great place to look for deals on organic coconut oil!)

olive oil at aldi

5. Olive Oil

ALDI offers great prices on both organic olive oil and regular olive oil. (Note: TJ Maxx is also a great place to look for deals on olive oil!)

sugar at aldi

6. Sugar

We typically only buy cane sugar or raw sugar, but the regular ALDI prices on all sugar products usually beat out regular grocery store prices by quite a bit. We’ve bought their regular sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and cane sugar for years and haven’t ever had issues with any of them.

(Note: Someone told me recently that they found the 4-lb. bag of pure cane sugar at Dollar Tree for just a dollar!!! I’m so checking on that the next time I’m at Dollar Tree!)

peanut butter at aldi

7. Peanut Butter

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal on peanut butter than what you’ll regularly find at ALDI. We have tried all of their peanut butter, but we typically buy their natural peanut butter and it’s really yummy!

what to buy at aldi: cereal

best things to buy at aldi: cereal

8. Cereal

My kids absolutely love cereal, but I do not love the prices you usually find at the grocery store. Which is why, if we buy cereal, we almost always buy it at ALDI. You want to make sure to get the Millville brand, not the name brand cereals, though, as the name brand cereals at ALDI are NOT less expensive.

But many of the Millville cereals are priced at $1.19 to $1.39 per box. The only kind we don’t like are the knock-off Cheerios. We have yet to find any knock-off Cheerios that actually taste great. However, we do buy their knock-off Honey Nut Cheerios and my kids like those.

tortillas at aldi

9. Tortillas

Remember my post on why I don’t make my own tortillas? This is why… because I can buy a bag of them for just $0.99!!!

canned tomatoes at aldi

10. Canned Tomatoes

We have purchased pretty much all of the ALDI tomato products many times over the years and had no issues with any of them. Plus, you can’t really beat the $0.49 price tag!

canned green beans at aldi

11. Canned Green Beans

The ALDI french style green beans take me back to our law school days. We ate SO many cans of these! I think they were only $0.29 per can or something at the time and one can would feed the two of us.

For the record, I think that the ALDI brand of french-style green beans is better than any other brand I’ve tried!

aldi best buys: milk

milk at aldi

12. Milk

We’ve purchased milk at ALDI for years and have had great success with it. I’m not sure that milk ever tastes differently if purchased from different places, but I’d recommend their milk.

great price on bananas at aldi

13. Bananas

Their bananas are regularly priced at $0.44 per pound — which is a pretty good price! Sometime, the selection isn’t that great, but I usually try to buy them when they are not very ripe and then let them ripen at home on the countertop. (Also, take them out of the bag as soon as you get home as that seems to help them ripen better.)

cheap berries at aldi

14. Berries

I basically can’t stomach paying regular grocery store prices for berries after the deals I’ve gotten at ALDI for berries. A few times per year, they’ll have them on sale for just $0.99 per container! When that happens, I stock up and try to buy some extra to freeze.

(Note: Some stores have notoriously bad fruit. We’ve not had this experience at any of our ALDI stores in the different cities we’ve lived in. However, on occasion, they’ve been completely out of some produce item that was on sale or it’s been very slim pickings what is left. I suggest asking them when the produce gets restocked and trying to shop on that day. Also, really look through the produce. If you dig, you can usually find some great tubs of berries — but they might not be the ones that are right on top!)

grapes at aldi

15. Grapes

My kids love grapes and ALDI routinely has these on sale for $2 per 2-lb. bag. I find that these are one of their produce items that are usually the least picked over and often the longest lasting. It might just be that grapes hold up better, but regardless, I always buy grapes when they are on sale!

melons at aldi

16. Melons

In the summer, ALDI often has great prices on melons — especially cantaloupe and watermelon. I love it when the cantaloupe prices go on sale for $0.99! Yes, you do have to look carefully through the bins to find great watermelon and cantaloupe, but I can usually always find them if I search!

great deal on butter at aldi

17. Butter

I love butter. Maybe I’m weird, but I do. It pretty much makes everything better! 😉

So I also love that ALDI doesn’t charge you an arm and a leg for their butter. That way, I can slather it on my muffins and toast freely.
bread on aldi shelf buying bread at aldi

18. Bread

While the ALDI bread isn’t the best bread on the market, it works great for sandwiches. We usually buy the 100% whole wheat bread and all of our family is good with it.

(Note: I also check our store’s day old bread area and often find whole wheat bread there for about the same price as ALDI. When I do, I buy it and stick it in the freezer!)

feta cheeses at aldi

19. Feta Cheese

I love feta cheese on my salads and it’s a special treat that I sometimes splurge on, thanks to the fantastic prices on it at ALDI!

hummus at aldi

20. Hummus

Hummus is another item I enjoy that I will sometimes splurge on. I like the Pine Nut variety the best. cheap cheese at aldi

21. Cheese

While the ALDI cheese prices have gone up in recent years (they used to be $1.39 per block back in the day!), their regular prices are still usually some of the best prices around. We sometimes splurge and buy the string cheese, too, because my kids love it!

frozen chicken at aldi

22. Frozen Chicken Breasts

I don’t buy a lot of meat at ALDI, but one staple item we buy almost every time we go there is their frozen chicken breasts. I can’t tell any difference between them and the Kroger brand and they are usually at least $1 cheaper per bag.

frozen fruit at aldi

23. Frozen Fruit

We love frozen fruit in our smoothies! If I can’t find some great deals on marked down fruit somewhere, buying the bagged frozen fruit at ALDI will work — especially since the prices are pretty decent.

frozen veggies at aldi

24. Frozen Veggies

We usually buy all of our frozen vegetables at ALDI, unless there’s some really fantastic deal at Kroger.

mac and cheese at aldi

25. Macaroni & Cheese

Their mac & cheese is not at all healthy and it’s one of the few pretty processed things we buy at ALDI, but for $0.33 a box, it makes for an occasional treat for my kids. And they love that they can make it themselves. I love that it doesn’t have any food coloring in it (something we try to avoid at our house).

In Jesse’s law school days, he and I ate many, many boxes of this stuff! So I’m very grateful for it — because it was a fallback meal anytime the grocery budget was especially lean!

ALDI Shoppers: Do you agree with my list? Anything you would add or take off? What do you think are the best deals at ALDI? I’d love to hear!

P.S. New to shopping at ALDI? Read this post before you head to the store.

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  • So many things! There’s a lot of overlap between our lists. 🙂 Here are some things we always pick up at Aldi:
    -Greek yogurt
    -old fashioned oats

    Just don’t forget the quarter!

  • Beth says:

    This list surprised me because I thought you blogged before about using a bread maker and only buying organic milk? Am I confused or did you change your diet? Not being picky here, just was asking.

    • We use our breadmaker — but not for sandwiches. We’ve always bought sandwich bread! 🙂

      And we don’t currently buy organic milk. We’ve not found a really great source for it ever since we moved that wouldn’t require us to go way out of our way to buy it. 🙁

  • Theresa L says:

    I buy almost all my groceries at Aldi. I don’t know how anyone with a family can afford to NOT shop at Aldi! I recently started Weight Watchers and I love their light bread, egg substitute, and almond milk. And they’re all about 1/2 the price of the regular grocery store. Sticking to my eating plan AND my budget?! Win, win!!

    • That’s crazy that they are half the price… but I’m not surprised!

    • Cheryl Hershberger says:

      I buy as much as I can at Aldi. It was surprising to me to see how much more things are in your area. I would add sour cream, ALL canned veggies and fruit, ALL produce (ours has beautiful produce and its half the price of other stores in the area), cream soups(I use in a lot of crock pot and freezer recipes), frozen waffles, frozen pizzas (the cheapo ones too not even the deluxe ones), and canned chicken(I like to have a can or two on hand for quick sandwiches). I try everything. If they like it I keep getting it. I will say we do not like the box mac n chz, the spaghetti sauce (any flavor including marinara), and cheerios (reg or HN). We do like the canned tomatoes and otherwise my littles prefer generic cereals.

  • Mary says:

    Gluten free brownie mix and rice krispie treats

    • I’ve heard that their gluten-free products are really good!

      • Susan Cadiou says:

        My daughter has started using their gluten-free products, for health reasons. She buys them and when I go over says “here you have to taste this”. Tonight I tried the pancake mix (something like Bisquick mix). I was surprised it was really good. Have tried a lot of these products and they really are good.

    • Mary Gibson says:

      Peanut butter at Walmart is $1,18 including honey roasted which some brands charge more for

  • Chris says:

    Oh my! Please tell me these are old pictures. Our Aldi was recently remodeled and is so much healthier now. So many more produce options. I sure hope they remodel yours soon.
    And I agree with your list plus their ice cream is the best for the price. Yummy!

  • sue says:

    Oh those are great prices!!! We don’t have Aldi in our state 🙁

  • Kim says:

    Our Aldi’s was also remodeled recently so now most of the berries and some more veggies are in refrigerater cases. It has been easier to find the good stuff since they made that change. My 9 year old only lets me buy our almond milk there. I once made him a smoothie with name brand almond milk from another store and he declared it to be awful (he was right!) My main problem now is that so many people have discovered Aldi in recent years that it is always super busy!

  • Jen says:

    In addition to the items you’ve mentioned, I always go for the flour, cream cheese, cocoa powder and pinto beans for better prices than our local supermarket. Ours is closed for remodeling right now and I’m looking forward to hopefully slightly wider aisles!

  • Marilyn Wright Yon says:

    I buy nuts there (roasted unsalted almonds, unsalted pistachios, walnuts), hubby’s granola bars (similar to Nature Valley), suet bird feed (hubby says great quality but seems only available seasonally), a Greek salad dressing, dark chocolate bars. I have only found organic natural (stir kind) peanut butter and it is way more expensive than Smuckers regular at Publix (or walmart) so I don’t buy it. I am not to keen on most of the produce there. I have bought bananas there if they do not look too bad or not bundled too large; cremini mushrooms, bagged apples (some very good some not good at all). Much seems bagged too large for our uses or looks pitiful. I have bought organic milk there a couple times when I remember to pack a cooler (20 minute drive to Aldi) – about $1 cheaper than Publix greenwise carton. I typically avoid most cold and frozen because need to have cooler on hand (can do but sometimes timing means would be in car long time). Taco shells and tortila chips are very good. I looked at hams at Easter because had best prices compared with other stores’ ads, but it was a sodium bomb – even for ham – so skipped it and bought at Publix. I have not found any sandwich breads that look good enough to buy (whole wheat), so I buy Nature’s Own WW at Publix or Walmart (and pay awful price but it’s what we like and has ingredients I can accept). Often I cannot find items that are in the weekly ad (like never arrived at the store or not put out yet) and that’s annoying (mostly gardening items).

    • I used to find Nature’s Own bread at our Dollar Tree in Kansas. Sadly, they don’t seem to carry it here at the Dollar Tree stores in TN. 🙁

      • Marilyn Wright Yon says:

        I have not even looked there here (GA). We have a bread outlet but it is 10 miles away and in a location where I rarely travel. Stopped once and did not even have the WW bread that day.

        • Becca says:

          Our Dollar Tree in GA has some great bread Marilyn! You should check at your store.

          • Kathy says:

            I buy all my eggs at Aldis, boneless skinless chicken breasts, whipping cream, pork roasts, lettuces, tomatoes, cukes, celery, milk, frozen veggies, condiments and baking stuff like flour, sugar, confectioners sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, and lots of other goodies in that aisle! Love our Aldis!

      • Lee Anne says:

        They do carry Nature’s Own at Dollar Tree in Nashville! I live in Hendersonville about 25 minutes north of Nashville and I buy it when I can! Ask your store their delivery day and be ready because it goes fast! I often buy several and freeze them!

        • I’ve looked multiple times and never found it… I’ve guessing maybe it’s just not at our store or I’m just missing it? (Though I’ve not even seen a spot for it which is why I assumed they just didn’t carry it!) I’ll definitely check this out again! Thank you so much for mentioning that!

          • Jonna says:

            I used to work for Dollar Tree. And you have to be there really early on the bread delivery days to get Nature’s Own bread. I suggest calling your local Dollar Tree and asking when the bread delivery days are during the week. Also a lot of the choices depend on what the bread man pulls from the “big box” stores that are close to the sell buy dates typically. I hope this helps Crystal! 🙂

  • karen b says:

    We just got an Aldi less than 2 years ago & they have already remolded & our produce is much nicer. Before it was not as nice. I get carrots you can’t beat .97 for 2#s Yes you have to clean them but good for the children to help do. I also always buy my apples there, usually a better price than the grocery. We did not like there frozen chicken so won’t get from there again. Isn’t it funny how everyone has different tastes.

  • Tricia says:

    We buy many of the same things you do at Aldi. I also love their prices for gluten-free items since I went gluten free a year ago. Also: unsweetened applesauce, cream, oats, black beans, 5 pound bags of rice.

  • Lee Anne says:

    We love Aldi!I do the bulk of our shopping there! We love the squeezable applesauce pouches, such a great deal for a special snack! We also buy the Greek yogurt, organic spinach, smoked salmon (it is so good on bagels or in an omelet), goat cheese (the honey is my favorite), nuts, dried fruit! We love all the things! If I’m taking dessert somewhere I’ll often grab a box of the Ghiradelli brownie mix, it’s top notch! The quinoa is a good price!

    • I don’t think I’ve tried the smoked salmon, the goat cheese, or the brownie mix. Thanks so much for the suggestions!

      • Joy in Alabama says:

        The brownie mix and goat cheese is SO GOOD! The brownie mix is better than national brands! And the goat cheese is so much cheaper than Publix. Also I love their dried cherries and other dried fruit and their nuts! AND their short ribs are so good and they have a small marinated pork roast for about $4 that is great! Their stew meat and roasts are good too and we love their chicken so much more than Sam’s.

  • Anna says:

    We like their snacks, like swiss rolls, pecan sandies, peanut butter bars. And their wine at $2.97 is great for those fancy dishes with wine sauce and taste good for drinking too.

  • Amanda says:

    The same as what everyone else said, but also peanut butter filled pretzels and nuts (growing boys!).

  • Ashley says:

    I really like to buy the big clamshell of organic salad greens at Aldi. I can’t remember specific numbers, but I think that for the price I pay at Aldis I would only get a clamshell half that size at my regular grocery.

  • VanessaKC says:

    My list is very similar to yours, and let me say I love Aldi. Because we can’t afford to go fully organic, I follow the EWG dirty dozen plus and clean 15. That said, I will not buy the beautifully tempting berries. Strawberries top the list of most polluted. It’s hard to pass up, but I just buy their frozen organic.

  • Sheris says:

    In regards to milk – here in central Illinois where I live, all the milk at all the grocery stores (Aldi, Kroger, Schnuck’s, Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee) in the region comes from the same dairy. It’s then put into the jugs and the respective labels put on. My father just retired from a 30 year career at this place and I asked him why he thought people would pick one brand over another when it’s all just the same stuff. He just smiled and said that it was a good question. Branding is a powerful tool I guess!

  • Jena says:

    Great list! I regularly buy most of the items on your list. A few more items we like:
    Trail mix (they offer several different trail mix blends)
    Shelled pistachios (discovered these recently – they are awesome)
    Dark chocolate (my sweet treat)
    Greek yogurt
    K-cups (much cheaper than grocery stores, but I know you gave up coffee)
    Paper products (Their 10″ paper plates are great for company. Their large bundle of paper towels are great. TP and kleenex is great too.)

    We had a new store open up 10 miles from us. I just went there this week and I’m sold! It is SO nice and offers a lot more items than my usual store. You are right about some Aldi stores not having good produce. The one I’ve always gone to doesn’t have the best produce. I hate paying for food that I have to end up throwing away.

    Thanks for your informative list. I hope more people give Aldi a try!

  • Amy G says:

    I would agree with all of the above! And EGGS!! I have not paid more than 75 cents for a dozen eggs for at least a year, and sometimes they have them as low as 25 cents a dozen. Can’t beat that anywhere!

  • Lynn says:

    Girl Scout flavored cookies are delicious! I’ll never buy crackers, saltines, Ritz type, crackers ever again. They crumble coming out of the package – impossible to spread anything on. Refrigerated pizza is pretty good, too!

    • Kim says:

      I LOVE the knock-off Girl Scout cookies! At Aldi, I can get them year round and for only $1.39. My daughter and I like the peanut butter filled cookies (tagalong knock-off).

      Aldi used to be a 5 minute drive for me but I moved and now it’s 25-30 minutes. Unfortunately, I can’t justify the drive. I happened to be near it yesterday, so I stocked up on my baking supplies.

    • Marilyn Wright Yon says:

      I bought made with whole wheat saltines there once and they were awful. I won’t even buy regular because seems likely they are probably awful.

  • KRIS CALI says:

    I buy the majority of our groceries at Aldi and use my American Express for 6% back! I always buy specialty cheese like brie or smoked gouda at Aldi. The brie is $2.99 and makes a great appetizer for entertaining when you pair it with grapes and crackers.

  • Juliette says:

    I love ALDI! But I can’t, with a clean conscience, recommend their cereal. There is a lot of THBQ going on there, and I will let everyone decide for themselves. I only purchase the multi-grain cheerios and the sugar sweetened shredded wheat in our house….but it’s most definitely a compromise food for a busy schedule

  • Janna says:

    Trash bags and Dishwasher Detergent are two of my favorites!

  • Jaclyn says:

    Oh how I miss Aldi. I loved the simplicity and the hundreds on non-decisions I had to make by shopping there. Would it be bad to say I missed it more than my friends when we moved?

    • Kim says:

      I miss my Aldi since I moved. I only moved 25 minutes away but my husband wouldn’t agree with me driving there to shop when I have several grocery stores minutes away from our new house. I would love to see an Aldi closer but I don’t see it happening. We moved to a more “affluent” neighborhood that is looking for more stores like Whole Foods not Aldi. They just opened a Fresh Market which is way overpriced in my opinion.

      • Marilyn Wright Yon says:

        The Aldi closest to me (and still 20 minutes away – ~ 8 miles – traffic) is in a very affluent area here. Whole Foods is probably 10 minutes away from it and Sprouts also about 10 minutes from it.

      • Amy G says:

        You never know… We had two Aldi’s built at the same time, one in the middle of town surrounded by older neighborhoods, and one in a brand new area with very expensive houses. I go to both, depending on what part of town I am in and they are both always busy. You could get one someday! I saw recently that they are adding like 900 stores. Crazy! But I love it! 🙂

  • Chris says:

    I’d add pasta sauce to this list. Regular price of 99 cents is awesome!

  • Tyla Milian says:

    Dude! I love Aldi. We won a trip to Vegas (3 days 2 nights at Hard Rock Hotel, my husband was the 100th caller at our local radio station) We ended up making it a family vacation with our five year old daughter. Got all our road trip snacks and then some for under $60. That included all our snacks for the entire trip (we had leftovers), our first night’s meal made up of Aldi groceries and a 12 pack of bottled beer we are still working on. Rock on Aldi.

  • Kelly Hess says:

    I completely agree with your list! I try to buy cereal there also but I agree the Cheerios are not the same as well as the Froot Loops! I will also add we buy ice cream, pasta sauce, and lunch meat! You cannot beat their prices on chips and pretzels. It pains me to buy chips at other grocery stores when I need them. Also dairy items like eggs (ours are 27 cents), half and half, creamer, sour cream, and French onion dip. I LOVE ALDIS!!

  • Tammy says:

    About the chocolate chips – I believe they are far better than Nestle’s or Hershey’s or any other name brand that I have tried!

  • Samantha says:

    The 16oz container of peanuts is always just 1.99 at our local Aldi. That’s a steal! We go through peanuts and peanut butter like crazy around here!

  • Emily says:

    I just discovered several months ago that there is an Aldi I can go to on my way home from work that is not terribly out of the way. I love their tortillas too. I won’t ever buy lunch meat from them again but everything else but their meat is great. I have had issues with them not having the milk we want there as they do sell out pretty fast.

  • One of the things I LOVE about Aldi other than the great prices on everyday groceries is their large frozen pizzas! When I’m not feeling like standing in the kitchen and cooking after work, I swing by an Aldi that is conveniently on my route home and pick up their HUGE frozen pizza for less than $6. Much cheaper than take out and less time consuming than homemade pizza…and it is so delicious!

  • Sarah says:

    An Aldi just opened up near us this spring…I was so excited! Previously it was 25 minutes away, and with 2 Kroger and 2 Publix stores nearby, that didn’t seem worth it. I recently bought their bag of frozen chicken because I didn’t have time to go elsewhere and their fresh chicken was more than I usually pay. It was better than I expected! But that being said…do you have any opinions on the nutrition/health/quality of a bag of frozen chicken versus a package of “fresh” chicken? I say “fresh” because I always thought it was fresh but I often find the packages in the store partially frozen so I do wonder…

    • Marilyn Wright Yon says:

      There is a legal definition of fresh chicken (something like the lowest temp allowed to be held and maybe if air chilled or not – should have looked up). I find most frozen raw chicken breasts are sodium enhanced (sort of like brining) and a good percent of the meat’s weight is that retained sodium water. You may see fine print that says 4% or 6% or whatever of weight is sodium solution (can also tell if look at Nutrition Facts Label and if has more than few milligrams sodium – usually if like 200 mg or more) then you know sodium enhanced (and should be listed as an ingredient also). I do not know this is the case for Aldi but it is rare to find frozen raw chicken that is not enhanced.

  • Ashley P says:

    I like virtually everything at Aldi. The only thing I *don’t* like is their yogurt. It has kind of a funky after taste for me. But the kids don’t seem to notice. I bought a popsicle mold for a dollar and make frozen yogurt pops with it. 🙂

    But if I want yogurt for myself, I’ll go to Walmart or something.

  • Amy says:

    I agree with this list! Recently my Aldi has also had eggs for $0.79/dozen and we go through a lot of eggs, so that’s been great!
    We also tend to buy crackers there for the kids (their version of wheat thins, animal crackers, graham crackers, etc.) and my husband likes their Elevation protein powder.
    Also, my boys agree with you on the Millville plain Cheerios. 😉 They’ll eat other store brands but not the Aldi kind!

  • Amy B says:

    I love their dried and canned beans, cilantro, lactose free milk and pretty much everything on your list! Our store sometimes has little donuts marked down to .$29–my kids think they are the coolest treat ever 🙂

  • Denise says:

    I love Aldi too! Their cheaper coffee creamer is a must for us, especially because we seem to go through it so quickly!

    I try to check out their seasonal items as well. Last week, I bought two camping cots ($17.49 each) and two sleeping bags ($9.99) for an upcoming mission trip for my husband and teenager. I had been pricing cots and was surprised at their expense. Aldi was literally an answer to my prayer!

  • Aimee Hadden says:

    Love this!! Aldi is simply fantastic for great gluten free deals too!

  • Anna says:

    Always worth a shop around, don’t have aldi near us but I do check other supermarkets for deals…also just found out our new pound world (like your dollar store) does dried and packaged foods and cheap home stuff like hangers and adhesives ? great post crystal, as always x

  • Tina says:

    Aldi just came to my town a couple of years ago, and I love it! I buy most of my groceries there. The prices of produce usually beat out the best sales of the other grocery stores in the area.
    On a side note, I just noticed that our Dollar Tree carries bags of frozen fruit. I haven’t compared the net content sizes to those of Aldi, so I’m not sure which is the better deal.
    Thanks for this post!

  • Sheena says:

    We love their organic shell mac-n-cheese, organic cheese puffs, organic popped popcorn, organic salsa, fruit pouches, mixed nuts, large container of quick oats, organic cereal and energy bars, wine, Indian and Korean cooking sauces, organic coconut granola cereal, organic salad, kale salad mix (wow!), chipotle salad mix, Asian salad mix, organic greek yogurt, organic bacon, organic milk, they used to carry the best tasting coconut milk but no longer do =(, organic avocados, kombucha, kefir, nitrite free hot dogs and sausage, frozen breaded fish sticks, organic vegetable, chicken and beef stock, jasmine rice, taco shells, organic black beans in a can, and sometimes when I feel like I need to eat something bad – cream puffs =)

  • Donna says:

    Do try their Chicken Sausage Links…
    You will never be able to taste the difference from an Italian Pork Sausage…Trust me…This coming from an Italian girl!!!…

  • Becca says:

    I love Aldi for certain things!
    We get their salad, fruits, frozen veggies and Sour cream (really good for only .99!).

    We love these items as well:
    Niagra bottled water-24 for 1.99!
    Gluten free items are amazing! Have not tried anything bad yet.
    Milk is only $1.39 a gallon!!!
    Eggs are only .25 a dozen!! I was recently able to use mobisave and get them for .10!

    Our Aldi came to town about a year ago and I am so happy because the closest had been 35 miles away.

  • Tammy says:

    Quick oats, ground beef, pasta sauce, whole wheat pasta

  • Mylynda says:

    We buy the bulk of our groceries at Aldi and then Kroger. So, I am loving everyone’s enthusiasm. It took me a few years and a few blog posts from Crystal to really trust Aldi and also to learn how to navigate the aisles. Now, I love that I can go in and purchase quality products at a really low price without having to hassle through coupons. Years ago, I absolutely LOVED coupons. My life is different now and I just don’t have the time or the patience for the ups and downs of couponing. Shopping at Aldi allows me to leave the store proud of my grocery total and I have no shame or guilt that I didn’t coupon my way through it.
    Anyway, I have gotten completely off of the subject matter, here. Years ago when I was still learning to trust Aldi, I was grabbing some groceries and the items that we needed for beef stew that I had decided to make for that evening. The only thing that I was going to have to another store to get was the beef. I had never bought meat at Aldi but I was really running short on time and wasting even more time(that I didn’t have) standing there staring at the BEEF STEW MEAT. So, I decided to take a chance on it. It was great! I had a great flavor, no gristle and little to no fat. I am not afraid to buy any of their meat now. The MARINATED TURKEY BREAST is great. It’s pretty high in sodium so i rinse off the residual marinade.

  • Paula says:

    Love the pricing on seasoning and spices! I also love their little housewares section! The picnic tote this week super cute!

  • Karen says:

    My kids and I have done a blind taste test comparing Aldi milk to Walmart and Dillon’s (our Kroger), and Aldi beat the competitors. 🙂 We recently moved to a much larger city and I am not impressed with the newly remodeled Aldi here… the times I’m most able to get there, they’re most likely to be out of stock of the stuff I usually buy. I can’t bring myself to shop anywhere else though since I don’t like couponing and everywhere else seems so expensive in comparison!

  • Melissa says:

    I completely agree with your list the only things I would add to it is as follows Aldi version on Neutella (can’t tell the difference) Aldi brand diapers and wipes they work great on my little one (I know I could play the drugstore coupon game but for this season in life I want to just go and buy them) and one of my favorite I LOVE their Never Any Chicken with Feta and Spinach sausages they are sooooo yummy!

  • Anna L. says:

    I LOVE that you’re bringing back the shopping trips and menu plans. As a long time reader, this is the stuff that made me love MSM. Can you please bring back Giveaways Galore? Those weekly giveaway links were my favorite part of the blog. Thanks for all you do.

  • Stacy says:

    I love their Organic honey, kefir, spices and seasoning packets, beans, and quinoa. I also love that they are actively removing dyes from their foods, use sugar in many products instead of high fructose corn syrup and that their milk products are going hormone free! We love our Aldi’s and the money it saves us. I always say Aldi’s has ruined my ability to shop anywhere else for staples and produce. Don’t forget their great prices on non- food items as well!

  • Sara says:

    Love the list and reading everyone’s comments. The only thing I would add is their prosciutto. It’s amazing and only 2 ingredients!
    Thanks so much!

  • Jenifer says:

    I would add frozen wild caught salmon filets & canned wild caught salmon to your list. You can’t beat the Aldi prices on them..

  • Cheryl says:

    I LOVE Aldi’s chicken salad on their mini croissants!

  • Lorrain says:

    I love their goat cheese. Both the crumbled and the logs are very good and much less expensive than Kroger. I grab a baguette and toast a few slices and slather them with the garlic and herb flavor

  • Tammy says:

    Aldi pita chips are the best! Pick up some hummus and some black olives = great snack at great prices.

  • Tammy says:

    You can’t beat 46cents for eggs and $1.44 for a gallon of milk. .89 for a bag of salad. What’s not to like?? Friendly staff and clean stores.

  • Brenda says:

    Add – peppercorn pork tenderloins and frozen burritos.

  • Julie H says:

    I like their spice prices…and they have organic spices as well! My oldest son has to drink lactose-free milk and theirs is the best price around. They have a really yummy organic bbq sauce that is a good price too. And their guacamole is delicious and cheap!

  • Diana says:

    If you are Gluten Free you cannot beat their own line of LiveGFree products. They not only taste better than most of the products on the market, they are affordable compared to products in other stores. AND, they listen to your ideas and suggestions if you take time to write to them.

  • Gwen says:

    My husband works at a plant that bottles milk for Aldi. It’s the same milk as the name brand milk. No difference at all.

  • Kelsey says:

    I LOVE Aldi and shop mostly there and some at Costco! The only thing I buy at Costco versus Aldi is the coconut oil. (We are huge coconut oil users) and Costco has a 84oz tub of organic coconut oil for $18.99!

  • Vicki says:

    Doesn’t the natural peanut butter contain palm oil? I think that’s why I’ve never bought it. Palm oil raises cholesterol.

  • Linda says:

    I buy the chicken in the can to make chicken salad. It’s so much cheaper than the store.

  • ELisabeth says:

    Aldi’s baby food! The organic bags with the screw top are .89 and super handy to have ready for outings. I haven’t found them cheaper anywhere else.

  • Jackie says:

    I agree with all you said except haven’t tried the mac and cheese. Oh gosh what to add. Lets see some of our favorites is the bottled water super cheap. Mu husban and kids love their root beer. Their frozen pizza is great for a busy night pop those in the oven for a fast meal. Trash bags are so much cheaper and just as good. I buy toilet paper and paper towels just as good as the name brands and I am super picky about what I buy. I buy the boulder ultra paper towels. Get all our fresh veggies there. Chips love their chips.

  • Tracey says:

    crackers are very cheap there too.

  • cheri says:

    During the winter I stock up on corn syrup at Aldi’s you get a big container for under $2 (normally $8 or $9 at the normal grocery store around here) I use a ton of it in candy making.

    • Tara says:

      This just reminded me that the best 100% real maple syrup I’ve ever had was from Aldi’s. It was around $4.99 I think. And my household goes through an obscene amount of Orange Juice…the good stuff which is 6.99 here in ohio for the Simply Orange large bottle. I think Aldi’s is just as good, and the kids don’t notice. I wish their peanut butter and frozen foods didn’t contain palm oil. It’s hard to avoid lately but worth it to me not to include in my family’s diet. Great article, and replies…thanks!

  • Beth says:

    Definitely try the chocolate cake … small – has chocolate chips – extremely moist!! It’s under $3.00 and it’s the best cake you’ll ever eat!!

    • Laney says:

      We buy that cake whenever we see it. It’s amazing. Super rich. And really, a tiny piece is all you need. Well, maybe not all you want, but…..

    • Diane says:

      I agree and I am addicted to this cake. It calls me at night to come get a slice. I will never make a chocolate cake again.

  • Margaret says:

    I am so happy to read these posts! I am moving to MD where there is an Aldi’s to shop at! I need to save money and I am excited to try shopping there!

    • Margaret says:

      We made it to MD and Aldi is irresistible! The prices simply cannot be beat. We really enjoy the L’Oven Fresh split top wheat bread (88 cents), the cookies (99 cents), the knock-off Tide is so great, the paper goods are comparable to my NJ choices, even tried the frozen log of ground turkey, something I don’t normally use but liked! Salsa and chips are great, too!

  • kay kimball says:

    You cant beat the price on there eggs. I was in there last week eggs were 44 cents a dozen for large eggs.

  • Katie says:

    The aldi Oat bran sandwich bread is by far the best bread I’ve ever had. It’s so soft and stays fresh and soft FOREVER! I prefer it over every other kind of bread from anywhere. Try it!

  • Laurie says:

    Wait until you get a Lidl! Then you’ll say “buh-bye” to Aldi. Same/better prices, but also more products. A bakery with fresh breads of all kinds. Yogurt is delicious and the cheapest I have ever seen it. Other items we get: OJ not from concentrate, spices, flour, granola, nuts, occasional ice cream/soda, spring water. There is just so much. Weekly $5 off $30 coupons. It is amazing!

  • Lenny says:

    Eggs, coffee creamer, bagels and pretzels are all priced far below other stores and have the same taste/quality.

  • Lisa says:

    We just got an Aldi store in our area, so I’ve only been shopping there for 4 weeks. Thanks for the suggestions for my next shopping trip tomorrow. I absolutely love Aldi! Our options were very limited before, we only had Walmart and one other grocery store chain near us. I compared my first receipt to comparable items at our Walmart most items were 1/3 the price we usually pay, the rest were about 1/2 the price. I thought this can’t be right – there must be a catch – smaller packages – nope most were bigger. Cheaper quality, doesn’t taste as good? –Nope we’ve loved everything we’ve tried. We are eating healthier then we could ever have afforded before. I think Aldi expanding in the US may be a literal life saver for many people. We can now eat fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods that were not in our budget before. And we work very hard and make a decent wage, we have our house nearly paid off, only own one old car, I coupon to try to save everywhere I can. I just don’t know how a single parent or even two making minimum wage can possibly make ends meet. Our grocery bill for a family of 4 used to be about $250-300 a week and we never had much left at the end of the week. The last 4 weeks I’ve spent between $100 -$120 each week and I have food everywhere! I’m running out of places to keep it all, but I can’t quit shopping – I want to try everything. (I know, I may have a problem!) I will never spend another penny at Walmart. We are loyal Aldi shoppers now! Sorry about the long rambling post, I’m just so thankful to have Aldi now. P.S. the Salmon is great especially with dill sauce and only $7.99 for 2 pounds!

  • Suzan says:

    Ground turkey to make stuffed peppers, meatloaf and chili.

  • Carly Griffin says:

    Just wanted to add that around the holidays Aldi comes out with a line of fancy gourmet cheeses (my personal fave is white cheddar and cranberries) and if you pair those with a variety box of crackers you’ve got a pretty fancy cheese plate for way less. Their gourmet cheeses run around $3/apiece whereas groceey stores charge upwards of $9/$10.

    The only thing I haven’t been able to find at Aldi is a good wine.

  • Michelina says:

    Their frozen green beans are sooo good! Cheaper than regular grocery stores and tastier too. Besides that, my go-tos are milk and CHOCOLATE! European chocolate at less than Hershey prices!

  • KIM says:

    We love Aldi’s Tuna steak not very big but it’s thick pieces and 100 calories can’t beat it

  • Joyce says:

    Everything bagels, cream cheese and sliced hard salami. Makes great sandwiches. Their nuts are good as well. Really haven’t found anything we didn’t like.

  • Judy says:

    i buy frozen fruit at Dollar Tree! $1 for 12 oz of strawberries, mango, peaches, etc. It’s the best price I’ve found.

  • I’m in love with Wal-Mart online pick up, but you guys are making me want to go see what kind of deals I can find at my local Aldi…

    • Andrew says:

      Funny you should say that, I have an Aldi right across the street of a Wal-Mart. I plan ahead arrange the pick up at Wal-Mart followed by a quick “run in” at Aldi.
      Time and money saved!!

  • MitzMN says:

    Just about anything labeled Specially Selected is worth a try — especially their Specially Selected Ice Cream. So good. $3.99 for a half gallon and worth every penny.

    Their Savoritz crackers taste exactly like Club Crackers for $1.69 regular price.

    I like their German roasted regular coffee. 17.6 ounces for $4.99.

    Ricotta cheese — great price if you have lasagne on the menu. And speaking of lasagne, their pasta sauce is really as good as any jarred sauce, and it’s $.99 regular priced.

    And, of course, their gadgets aisle is my favorite in the entire store.

  • Cindy says:

    The chocolate – it’s imported from Germany. The high-end chocolate is labelled Moser-Roth and is excellent. I think it’s equal to Lindt at much cheaper prices (although fewer varieties)

  • Adrian says:

    Diapers and wipes!! Entire box of diapers for $10 and change, and 3 pack of wipes for $3.99.

    • Meg says:

      Thanks for sharing! 🙂 -Meg, MSM Team

      • Adrian says:

        No problem! I must add that I don’t highly recommend the diapers for nighttime. Out of the 3 nights we used them, they did leak a little 1 night, but not sure if that’s just because our daughter had to much to drink before bed or not. We went back to Luvs at night, but are using the Aldi’s diapers during the day since we all go through more then. It’s saving us a good amount of money. We should have done this from the beginning.

  • Janette says:

    We love their regular unsweetened almond milk. It’s about a $1 cheaper than sale priced Blue Diamond almond milk in the store, and just as good. Also love their organic salsa and huge bag of tortilla, strip chips.

  • Betsy Ewing says:

    I love their chocolate cheerios. They are so addictive. I think they are better than store brand or name brand! I ate 5 boxes in a week, l eat them dry as a snack instead of candy that is bad for me! Sooo good and worth their value.

  • Michele says:

    Great yogurt and chocolate candies.Their frozen pizzas are awesome!

  • Lynn Shepard says:

    Have tried just about everything in the store! Favorites include ground coffee, creamer(Italian sweet cream), butter, canned veggies and fruits, butter, pasta, butter, milk, eggs, fresh produce, butter. (Can you tell I love butter?) My only problem was with the sandwich sliced cheese. Wouldn’t melt and I didn’t care for the taste. Refund was made cheerfully with no problems.

  • Bankie says:

    New to Aldis but tried their Tuscan Salad Grains by Earthen Grains (boxed) and absolutely delicious over spinach. The seasoning/dressing pack was tasty but light, not overpowering as so many seaming packets are. I know that some of their items are promos or seasonal and was afraid they might not always have it so but liked it so much, I went back & bought a case!

  • Frank says:

    Great mussels frozen

  • Teddy Lynn says:

    Good list but also their fresh fruits and veg are the cheapest around. Their potatoes and onions are a must. Their pie crust and biscuits are good and cheap. And their canned mixed veg are so much better than veg-all if you want to make a quick pot pie!

  • Wanda Rosario says:

    At Aldi their bacon the one for 6.99 is very good, their fries there hamburgers, their meats are also good their bagels are cheaper than any other store and they keep fresh. They also have potatoes in a can which is very good for stew and no need to boil., well I could go on and on ,I do shop in Walmart for certain things and Western Beef and Publix .

  • Sv says:

    Their fresh deli pizzas are amazing and where I live they’re $6 per 16” pizza…we get them for my kids’ birthday parties.

  • Bridget says:

    Just remember to look at the sodium and cholesteral content on ingredients. Some items may be cheaper, but they may be worse for your heart.

  • Jamue says:

    Salted caramels are better than our gourmet candy store….

  • Carrie says:

    Thanks for this post!! I totally agree with all of these EXCEPT canned veggies- They are one of the only items I can get cheaper at Walmart.

  • Holly says:

    I am from Buffalo NY and a favorite local treat is Bison Brand French Onion dip. Aldi brand French Onion Dip is a very close copy! I stock up and enjoy with chips , veggies and backed potatoes. Yum!

  • sharon Williams kingsley says:

    Milk at Aldi’s in Ky $1.00 or .99, very cheap eggs

  • Gina says:

    Aldi’ s Chipotle Black Bean Burgers in the freezer section! My family is addicted to this. $2.79 for a 4 pack. Yummy!! The Earth Grain boxed blends, pesto sauce, Clancys jalapeno potato chips are awesome. Pistachio flavored gelato! Seasonal salsas are to die for like the extremely spicy Harrisa salsa. Just half a teaspoon on burgers gives it a real kick. Year’s ago, I said you would not catch me a mile near an Aldi but now…it is my favorite place. Quick shopping and no couponing hassles or guilt.

  • Bre says:

    I’ve been lucky enough to shop at Aldi for almost 30 years. At that time there was just 1 in our city and my boyfriend and I lived in our first apartment and we would go there for good cheap food but they were quite limited then. Now, we have several in the same city and one just a mile from my home and one literally in the parking lot of my business so I can walk there on a break. I have so many things I buy there. I shop at Aldi first and Kroger for the rest. I will NOT shop at walmart on principle. But the one thing I tell everyone to get at Aldi is their…

    jar of caramel sauce.

    OMG! it tastes amazing and at just $1.99 it is a steal and I will put it in my coffee, hot chocolate, top my cheesecakes, ice cream and yes, will steal a spoonful when I need a sugar kick.

  • Paige says:

    The Millville “Elevation” Cranberry bars are divine. I would shop there JUST for this one thing! We don’t have an AlDI’s near us, so I usually buy 5 boxes when I stop there.

  • Jean Marie says:

    I love Aldi, unfortunately there aren’t any in Louisiana. The closest one to me is in Longview Texas.

    • Mary Bond says:

      The first and only time I went to Aldli’s I was not impressed. I just couldn’t understand the reason for the store’s existence. So often other stores plus coupons could beat ALDI’s. But, because of your article I have decided to give it another try.

      • Jean says:

        There isn’t any real competition in my area. I know if Aldi would come to Louisiana, they would really hurt Wal-Mart. I’m having to find other reasons to go to Longview….

        The one in Longview isn’t very nice, its small and in a shopping center, but I still love going!!!

      • Barb Walstrum says:

        Aldi’s has saved us so much money. A recent news article said you could save up to 30% off from Walmart which was where I was buying before.

  • Lisa Wheritt says:

    26. Eggs 27. Jelly 28. Mussels (in the freezer section $2.49 a box YUM!!) 29. Not just canned green beans but ALL canned veggies and fruit. 30. Country Ribs!!! (Also YUM!!)

  • Mary Lewis says:

    I agree with everything except the butter and (shredded) cheese. The butter has a higher water content than premium brands and it can affect the end result if you bake a lot like I do. The shredded cheese seems rather tasteless.

  • naomi winkel says:

    We shop at Aldi once a week. We buy everything we need there and if we can’t find it or they don’t have it we buy it at Walmart or Target. Everything I bought at Aldi we like. The prices are great. The quality is great also.

  • Kate says:

    Agree with all items except feta – if you live anywhere near a Market Basket, get feta there! 🙂

  • Kristy says:

    Eggs are a great deal at Aldi, about half the price of what Publix charges.

    My favorite finds are seasonal items or special finds, like pumpkin gnocchi or Gouda crackers.

  • Kelly Ferrante says:

    We love their petite frozen green beans! I stir fry them with gf teriyaki sauce. We also love their gf brownie mix, gf garlic cheddar biscuits and gf cornbread mix! We buy almost almost all of our produce there. I love the artisan lettuce. Greek yogurt too!

  • Cindy says:

    We love Aldo’s! I buy meat there and it is just like you get at any grocerie store. I think target and something’s at Walmart at our local HyVee. Keep going Aldo’s we would be broke if you left our area!

  • Jeanne says:

    Hard salami, Havarti cheese, Swiss and provolone, “boxed” fresh salad…so many others! Love Aldi.

  • anne says:

    I think you missed the best treat of Aldi’s–sour cream 89 cents and no artificial anything. Compare their sour cream list to anyone elses! You can easily pay 3x the price for sour cream! Only bad news is that at this price it is not a treat; it’s a staple!
    I miss their frozen strudel. That was awesome; but they have not carried it in a long time.

  • Sheila Heiner says:

    I love their chocolate! Excellent quality.

  • Lynn says:

    I agree with almost everything you listed. Our ‘special’ items we enjoy there are their german chocolate, fig bars, white cheddar corn puffs, goat cheese, hard salami, smoked salmon, take n bake pizza and breadsticks, g-free products (especially the crackers and frozen meal pockets), nacho cheese, lemon bread, coffee cake, and cinnamon rolls. And I’m pretty sure their Cheese Club mac n cheese is actually Kraft – it tastes exactly the same!

  • Becky says:

    I am new to your site and have been to Aldo’s in the next city a few times and liked it. After reading this article and all the comments I will make it a regular shopping stop now. Thanks.

  • Gail says:

    I agree with your list accept for the Cheddar Cheese. I think it has different taste and consistency than other brands I have tried including store brands.

  • Carol A Swanson says:

    I agree with most on your list, but I would also add resealable plastic bags (all sizes), aluminum foil & facial tissue. Also, some of their non-food items are often good buys. I bought a paper shredder a couple of years ago that is still going strong.

  • Karen Jones says:

    We purchase many items at Aldi’s and have been very pleased with most of them. However their cereals get soggy very quickly so we do not buy cereal there. Milk and eggs are always great prices. Love the store. We have also been very happy with the produce.

  • Emily says:

    I love ALDIs!
    I just got back from there….Some of my non mentioned weekly staples include:
    -coffee creamer
    -fresh chicken Breast
    -chicken salad
    -fresh Salmon
    -canaster of coffee
    I get most my milk, eggs, and cheese at Walmart bc I get WIC benefits for free…but otherwise I’d buy them at ALDI… by the way… it would be really nice if they accepted WIC at ALDIs…. then I could probably avoid a 2nd store almost every week!

  • Nicole J says:

    Also love: pretzels $.59 a bag!
    Bakery cinnamon rolls ( my kids say they compare to ikea)
    Hash brown patties ( freezer section, bake them… yum! Like McD’s but less grease)* treat item not every trip

  • Cindy says:

    Their chocolate hazelnut spread is as good as or better than Nutella, and it’s one of the things I can put on sandwiches for my kids. Can’t beat the price. I’ve tried all the store brands and this is the one we settled on.

    I’m so grateful they sell lactose free milk now. I used to have to go somewhere else for it. Now it is my one stop shop for almost everything.

  • coraspartan says:

    I believe that you can get many of these items cheaper at Costco if you look at the per ounce price. For example, I believe that peanut butter, hummus, chocolate chips, organic coconut oil, olive oil, feta, and butter are all cheaper at Costco per ounce, but of course, you have to buy a much larger quantity. I only buy things at Costco that I know we will use before they can go bad, but all of the above items are on my list. And I realize that not everyone has a Costco membership or has a Costco near them, but if they do, I urge them to check out their prices on these items.
    Don’t get me wrong, I love Aldi, but I’m also a huge fan of Costco.

  • Shiree says:

    Random….but their animal cookies are seriously the flippin’ best! They are so yummy!

  • Marti says:

    Onion soup mix–at 45 cents for a box of 2 packages its the best. Organic apple cider vinegar is another item I always buy

  • Joyce says:

    I would add their:
    Organic Spaghetti sauce and their Organic Pasta
    Chocolate covered frozen bananas

  • Deb Albritton says:

    One of my favorite thing to do at Aldi’s is shop the holiday leftovers! They mark stuff way down-I purchased several Christmas items like decorative hurricane lamps and silicone baking shapes (like a Christmas tree) , as well as sweets etc for about 20% the original cost. I save them and I will use them for gifts next year esp for White elephant parties etc… Of course you only get what is left but I have found some good stuff. The day after most holiday stuff goes to 50% off and will continue getting marked down until all gone.

  • Sage says:

    I love Aldi so much! I will definitely have to remember about the salsa and chips, my fiancé loves chips.

  • Mar Munich says:

    There are two things I always get at Aldi’s. First, their seltzer water called Vie. Way cheaper than LaCroix and just as good. Second, frozen Alaskan Salmon fillets. It is getting harder and harder to find wild caught salmon but Aldi’s always seems to have them and the price is reasonable.

  • Amy Pelc says:

    Hi! I’m from Rochester, NY hometown of one of the most successful grocery chains in the US. Wegmans.
    I grew up with Wegmans and have a love/hate with the 24 hour/high prices, but if you have never experienced one, you should.
    Ok Danny Wegman, that’s my pitch.
    This however is why I shop at Aldi!!!:
    My quick, top 10 favs!

    1) Personal attention customer service and helpfulness is second to none.
    I regularly shop 2-3 different Aldi stores, and the availability and friendliness is second to none.
    2) Black Angus beef/grass fed beef are superior with consistent quality week after week.(My 20 years old son is allergic to chicken, turkey and eggs….we eat a lot of beef !)
    3 ) Inexpensive (comparitively) cage free, free range eggs. If or you have never had farm fresh or cage free try them, you have forgotten what eggs taste like!
    4) Fresh salsa, it used to be Little Salad Bar, now the name changed to Fresh Cut Salsa, but not the recipe!…fantastic in mild, medium or hot!
    5) Specialty cheeses/cold cuts…..changes with season, not ridiculously cheap, but great quality and selection.
    6) Bacon, fresh Beer Brats sausage, mild and sweet Italian sausage and pork and beef ribs, beef hot dogs.
    7) Taquitos, chimichangas (frozen), cheaper even than Walmart, consistent quality.
    8) Wide, high quality selection of gluten free products!!!! Reasonably priced…..try the chocholate baking mix for your gluten-free friends!!!!.
    9) Quality dairy staples: milk, shredded cheeses, sour cream, butter, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese.
    10) Generic cookies (some, not all, as good as name brand ) Specifically chocholate thin mints, coconut caramel, fudge stripe, chocolate chip.
    Rochester store hours are now 9a-8p every day!
    Thanks! Happy Aldi Shopping!

  • Sharon says:

    I’m British and I’m sorry but I never liked American chocolate and always bought my chocolate in Aldi when I lived there as it was European chocolate, good price and I loved the taste.
    I’m now back in the UK and do all of my food shopping at Aldi. I can save around 50% on my weekly bill. I LOVE Aldi

  • Richele says:

    Olives! Especially love the garlic stuffed ones. Avocados and mini cucumbers 😁🥑🥒

  • Ro says:

    Avocados are great and most of the time best price around at Aldi’s great as a spread.
    Celery too even organic and organic broccoli.

  • Sue says:

    I love ALDI too. I have to say though Dollar Tree, dollar store, is much better in pricing frozen fruit. 10 and 12 oz bags with only fruit no sugar added. Thank you for sharing the ideas

  • Chris says:

    I absolutely agree with everything except cereal. I find the boxes to not be as full as other boxes, so the price doesn’t seem as low. We buy the generic from the big box stores.

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