Our Ultimate List of Favorite ALDI Foods and Drinks
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You spoke and we listened.
Here is our ultimate ALDI list filled with top grocery items, from delicious breakfast foods to the perfect pairings for appetizers, and even some favorite thirst-quenching drinks – all based on your favorites available only at ALDI! And if you’re new to ALDI shopping, this will be the perfect jumpstart for your next grocery trip! 😍
*Keep in mind that ALDI prices can vary by location so please see your local store for exact price details.
Best ALDI breakfast foods:
These ALDI brand cereals are just like the name brand options you’ll find at any grocery store, except they’re HALF the cost! From fruit ring knockoffs to cinnamon squares, I’ll take one of each, please!
“I absolutely love the Shredded Wheat at ALDI – it’s actually the whole reason I started shopping there! Not only is it delicious but it’s even better than name brand!” – Tricia
The prices for these Toaster Tarts at ALDI compared to the name brand Pop-Tarts is unbeatable – and many of you said they taste the same (if not better than) the name brand options!
“My kids love the ALDI pop tarts and never even noticed the switch from name-brand!” – Mary
French toast sticks
Sick of having cereal as your quick alternative to breakfast? Your kids are going to love these super yummy and really simple frozen french toast sticks that heat up and are ready to eat in just under two minutes!
Let’s not forget ALDI’s fresh produce! At ALDI, I scoop up amazing deals on produce that just can’t be scored anywhere else. And while the fruit is perfectly delicious all on its own, you can really have some fun, like trying out our blueberry lemon chia seed overnight oats for the perfect breakfast meal to start your day or dishing up some savory avocado toast.
“I shop here for all my fresh produce. You really can’t beat their prices, and fruit makes such a great snack!” – Holly
“I bought some extra large avocados this week, and they were only 49 cents each!” – Macy
I know what you’re thinking. EGGS? What is so special about eggs?! At ALDI, you can scoop up an entire dozen eggs carton for just 99 cents! For just under a dollar, this versatile food item is a no-brainer for us. Plus, if you like organic eggs they typically have a small selection on hand, but be quick on weekends, because they go fast!
I’m pretty sure I could eat this entire box in one sitting if I allowed myself. 😏 These danish pastries are a delicious treat straight out of the box or heat them up for 30 seconds to enjoy an extra special snack on the go.
Pork sausage patties
These sausage patties would pair perfectly with ALDI’s 99 cent eggs, some warm french toast sticks, or all on their own – and at just 16 cents per ounce for a large bag, you won’t think twice about spicing up your next weekend breakfast with the family.
“We love ALDI’s pre-cooked sausage patties ($5 for 16), and they go great with the cinnamon French Toast sticks ($1.99 for 20). Makes for easy weekend breakfasts and/or breakfast for dinners!” – Rachel
Best ALDI appetizers:
Chips and fresh salsa
Chips and salsa is a timeless classic, but at ALDI you can score fresh-cut salsa found in the refrigerated section which pairs perfectly with their organic blue corn tortilla chips (which are normally pretty pricey or hard to find at other grocers).
Want to spice it up even more? These yummy tortilla chips also pair great with ALDI spinach and artichoke dip!
This Mexican-style appetizer is a popular choice among readers as well (myself included)! They’re kid-approved and so easy to whip up any time of day. Dip them in sour cream and salsa for the ultimate snack!
Goat cheese and thin wheat crackers
This goat cheese and box of wheat crackers are the perfect combos. Goat cheese, not your thing? That’s fine as there are tons of different cheeses to choose from at ALDI to complement any cheeseboard.
“I love their brand of Wheat Thins! They taste just as good as the name brand. I always pick up some plus a log of Herb and Garlic goat cheese for my daily work snack. So good! The cheese is soft enough to just scoop up with the wheat thins.” – Stephanie
Specialty meats & cheeses
Speaking of great cheeses… readers also haven’t stopped raving about the amazing prices you can score on specialty cheese and meats at ALDI. Pair them with some inexpensive butter crackers – not only would they make the perfect Charcuterie board at home, but they would also be great for making homemade Lunchables!
Hummus, pita chips, & veggies
A classic appetizer or a quick snack that anyone is sure to love, ALDI’s delicious hummus pairs great with some fresh cut veggies and a bag of crunchy pita chips. It’s the perfect balance of flavors and a healthy alternative to snack time.
“My husband loves the pita chips. I wouldn’t know how good they are because they are gone immediately after I buy them. LOL!” – Jeanne
Nuts are a great snack to leave out on your counter for any time of day or during a gathering. And at ALDI, you can score various bags/containers of nuts for under 5 dollars!
Frozen jalapeño poppers
These spicy bites are the perfect appetizer to serve up at a dinner party or just pop in the oven for a quick weekend snack. Be sure to check out the cheddar cheese option, too!
While other name brand jalapeño poppers will run you about $5 or more per box (and even pricier if you order them out at a restaurant), you won’t mind serving this appetizer at just $1.79 per box!
“I always pick up a box of these jalapeño poppers any time I’m at ALDI. They’re so easy to toss in the oven for a quick snack! Plus, they taste just like the name-brand ones I’ve tried from other grocery stores – except the price at ALDI is unbeatable!” – Emily
Best ALDI lunch & dinner foods:
ALDI’s selection of seafood is pretty great and depending on the season you can score some really amazing deals to whip up a gourmet meal right at home. However, two staples that you can always scoop up are their affordable Alaskan Cod and Salmon Fillets.
“Fish tacos are on my weekly meal plan so I always scoop up some of ALDI’s Alaskan Cod every time I’m there. There are about 8 good-sized pieces in each bag and the price is unbeatable compared to other stores I’ve shopped at. I also just think it tastes so delicious and is better than over-priced fillets I’ve bought before at other places!” – Monica
Gluten-free chicken nuggets
An amazing item to scoop up for those quick and busy weeknights, you can never go wrong with some healthy and easy to make chicken nuggets. Even better, ALDI offers gluten-free options and you won’t even be able to tell the difference!
These corn dogs would be great on the go, packed for lunch, or saved for a weekend snack. And for about just 35¢ each, they won’t break the bank when your kids are eating them all in one sitting!
Frozen Take & Bake pizzas
You can’t beat these frozen pizzas from ALDI that are less than $5 each! Your Friday night pizza dinners just got a whole lot more affordable and delicious!
These frozen veggie burgers are a great alternative to regular burgers, and with each patty running you well under a dollar each, you’ll save a ton of money by not going out to Fuddruckers for lunch or dinner.
At ALDI, you can be sure to stock up on meats for all your dinners. While sales are always going to be different, it will be a great time to stock up on low-priced meat. Read below to see some of the awesome deals some of our readers have scored:
“I went to ALDI early this weekend and bought 3 racks of baby back ribs for $4-$5 each!!! They were marked 50% off because they were going out of date soon. I made one for dinner and froze the other two. You can’t beat that! 😀” – Heather
“I love ALDI’s weekly specials on meat. For Valentine’s, they had filet of beef 2 per package for $12.99. They were as good as any I have bought at a specialty meat market. On holidays they have wonderful special like whole filet of beef and rib roast. I always make sure to stock up then repackage them and have them throughout the year.” – Crystal
“The only time I get meat from ALDI is when it has markdown stickers. For example, I recently scored $2 OFF $3 chicken thighs and $5 OFF $7 rack of ribs. Amazing!” – Cami
Naan bread is an absolute favorite in our home and if you didn’t already think of it, it can be a great dinner staple! Check out the delicious recipe that our reader Wende shared with us below. It has us so excited to stock up on some new goodies for our next ALDI trip!
“One of our favorite recipes is Pesto Havarti and tomato grilled naan – and everything comes from ALDI! For the recipe:
- Spray one side of the naan with cooking spray and place in pan sprayed side down.
- Add the Havarti cheese, spread with pesto, add sliced tomatoes then more Havarti.
- Place another naan on top and spray with cooking spray.
- Continue to grill the sandwich as you would a traditional grilled cheese. YUM!
Tip: The larger naans are a better deal, but the smaller ones are MUCH easier to flip, trust me!” – Original recipe credit: MashupMom
“The 4 pack of garlic Naan bread also makes for great personal pizza dough when a quick and easy meal is needed!” – Andrea
Best ALDI chips & pretzels
Peanut Butter filled pretzels
These will quickly become a favorite in your household! The crunchy pretzel squares with a buttery smooth peanut butter surprise inside will be just the snack you need to curb your appetite.
Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Sweet Potato chips
The title speaks for itself on this sweet bag of chips! If you pick these up, you’ll be lucky if they ever make it past the car ride home because they’re so delicious and addicting!
White cheddar puffs
Irresistible and organic, these white cheddar cheese puffs are so delicious and an excellent snack to pack in your kid’s lunches – or really any time of day!
“I never get to even eat these because my kids are obsessed and go through an entire bag every time I bring it home! They normally never even make it into the cabinet. LOL!” – Laura
I was already sold on these chips when I discovered they’re just over a dollar per bag! If you’re looking to switch up your chip flavors at home, these Mesquite Barbecue chips are so delicious! They’re not greasy like most other name brand chips – and your savings on this brand will be huge!
Sweet chili chips
The texture and flavor of these chips are spot on! They’re also gluten-free and come at a great price compared to other name brand gluten-free snacks.
“We do not need to be on a GF diet, but we LOVE the GF sweet chili chips! It always hits the spot when the craving is for something sweet/savory. It is not spicy, despite it being a chili flavor, just a very, very slight kick. The texture tastes like tortilla chips, and it would be hard to tell it’s GF. Definitely one of our favorites!” – Cecilia
Veggie chips & straws
Whether you’re a veggie chip or a veggie straw lover, ALDI has both options available at a great price! For under $2 per bag, you can score these ideal snacks for kids, and you won’t feel bad letting them indulge! They also don’t have a surplus of grease like other types of bagged veggie snacks.
“My kids love the veggies straws – they’re a staple in their lunches every day and normally what they want when they come home from school. Occasionally I like to snack on them too because they’re not too salty and perfectly crunchy.” – Sara
These snack chips are so similar to the Pringles name brand chips. Their only major difference is that these are just 99 cents for an entire pack!
If you’re gluten-free and need new snacks, these mini pretzels are another great alternative for easy snack times or school lunches, but you totally don’t need to be gluten-free to enjoy these, even readers who stated they’re not on a restrictive diet actually prefer these to regular pretzels. 🙌
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Best ALDI desserts and sweets:
Chocolate chip dunker cookies
Perfect with coffee or tea or of course, just by themselves, these chocolate chip dunker cookies are an ALDI original and not something you can get anywhere else.
When a reader recommended these treats, I knew I needed to give them a try. They’re really just like the name brand Hostess snacks except better and cheaper, too!
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Açai
The earth’s superfood mixed with a little bit of blueberry and dark chocolate – they’re unexpectedly addicting and will satisfy any sweet craving! Plus, the price is unparalleled to what you’ll find online or in other grocers!
“I don’t like blueberry whatsoever so I was hesitant to try these, but I’m completely addicted to these and have to buy them every time I’m at ALDI now. They are chewy and gooey inside (in the best way possible) with the most amazing tart and sweet punch of flavor. I can’t even explain it, but these are heavenly!” – Cathy
Caramel rice cakes
Gluten-free and packed with natural caramel flavor, these rice cakes are a scrumptious snack to enjoy any time of day!
Dark chocolate sea salt caramels
Dark chocolate sea salt caramels are a fancy treat to serve up at a party — or to keep for yourself! They’re oh so delectable and an absolute must-try when you shop at ALDI. For $2.99 per pack, you get the gourmet chocolate taste without the expensive price tag.
“Their Sea Salt Caramels are by far the best and so much better than much more expensive chocolate you can buy! After tasting the chocolates at Aldi, I haven’t set foot in a Godiva or See’s again. We always set them out when we have company and we’ve had friends think they were from a fancy, expensive chocolate boutique!” – Cindy
This timeless snack box of cookies is a great treat to enjoy. I’m a sucker for cool packaging, and I just can’t resist how cute these animal cracker boxes are. Plus, they’re just $1.59 for a 13 oz. box, compared to Barnum’s 8-ounce bag which is over 2 dollars!
“We just bought the animal crackers for the first time on our last trip, and my husband was the one that kept talking about how good they were. LOL!” – LaDonna
Moser Roth chocolate bars
These large chocolate bars are only found at ALDI and are absolutely delicious! From Milk Toffee Crunch to Dark Sea Salt, there is something to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
“The dark chocolate sea salt chocolate bars are the BEST! I’ve tried so many brands and like these more than anything else! Plus they are always cheap – less than $2 each!” – Christine
While most Girl Scout boxes will run around five dollars a box, you can score ALDI’s cookies for as low as 95¢ for an entire box! That’s a deal worth stocking up on when the Girl Scouts aren’t outselling their delicious stash.
“The cookies are really a perfect replica, love the peanut butter ones. I buy 10 packages or so and make my own tray for parties I am invited to. Great price.” – Daniela
Sundae Shoppe ice cream
Compared to Ben and Jerry’s or Halo Top’s pricey pints of ice cream, the Sundae Shoppe brand at ALDI is almost half the cost and just as delicious! I especially love the creamy mint chip flavor!
Speaking of ice cream, did you know that ALDI now sells keto ice cream pints?!
“I like the Sundae Shoppe high-protein ice cream which comes in vanilla, chocolate, and mint chip (my favorite!). Plus, they’re much tastier than the Halo Top ice creams.” – Debbie
Gluten-free soft-baked cookies
Eating gluten-free? The LiveGFree line at ALDI is full of gluten-free treats! You can score a box of these yummy soft-baked cookies in either double chocolate brownie or Snickerdoodle flavor.
“These cookies are so perfect for my daughter’s lunch since she needs to be dairy free, gluten free, and nut free. It’s very difficult to find a product without all of those ingredients that she will actually eat, and she loves these!” – Jami
Along with these inexpensive gluten-free treats, their wide selection of other competitively priced boxed gluten-free treats includes baking mixes for brownies, cakes, pancakes, and cornbread—yum! There’s something for every person who eats gluten-free!
“I eat GF, and the cupcake mixes are great! When I mixed up the vanilla one it didn’t seem like a normal “batter”, so I figured it would be gross. They turned out delicious and don’t taste GF! They were a light fluffy cake, not dense like a lot of GF mixes.
The chocolate one makes excellent brownies per the box directions. FYI, if you are newer to GF baking like me, always slightly under bake for perfect results.” – Jennifer
Baker’s Corner Brownie Mix
With all the hype from multiple readers raving about these brownies, these are at the top of my grocery list. Plus, since all you have to do is mix them up and throw them in the oven, that beat homemade ones all day when you’re living a busy lifestyle.
“I always get raving comments on my brownies whenever I make them before a party. People literally cannot even believe they’re from ALDI. I love these brownies!” – Becky
Chocolate protein bars
Looking for a slightly healthier option to satisfy your love for chocolate? These Fit & Active chocolate-covered protein bars by Millville are just the snack for you!
Best ALDI drinks:
La Croix sparkling water
A popular drink I personally enjoy (as opposed to drinking soda) and while you can find them at multiple grocers, these 12-packs of La Croix are just $3.99 at ALDI, which I haven’t found cheaper anywhere else!
Citrus Twist soda
As close to a Sprite knock off as you’re going to get, these packs of Citrus Twist are sure to quench any soda lover’s thirst. Plus, they’re about half the cost of the name brand packs.
Fair Trade Coffee
For just a few bucks, you can score some amazing fair trade and organic coffee! Readers who even consider themselves coffee connoisseurs say they love the selections of coffee.
“My husband read an article about how great ALDI’s coffee is and said he was willing to try it. He told me that he would go there and shop with me (he had me at that!) so we tried the Organic Free Trade whole bean coffee (Peruvian Blend) and a few extra goodies to start.
I absolutely LOVE ALDI now! The coffee and many other foods are so amazing! It’s the only grocery store I shop at now.” – SaraLee
Best ALDI cider & wines:
Winking Owl wine
Are you a Moscato lover? One of our readers recommended ALDI’s Winking Owl Moscato, which is under $3 a bottle! Consider me sold!
Broken Cloud red wine
ALDI really outdid themselves with their selection of wines! I really love this Pinot Noir by Broken Clouds. And, just like all their other wines, you won’t find something over $10!
“My husband’s favorite to drink! He also likes to cook pork chops with chardonnay and steaks with cabernet sauvignon. They turn out AMAZING with these wines!” – Anna
Wicked Grove hard cider
Love a refreshing hard cider? This apple crisp flavor by Wicked Grove is wickedly good 😉, and at just $7 for a six-pack, we think this reader recommendation is a must-try!
“We love their hard cider, and at less than $7 for a six pack, it’s a price we cannot beat anywhere else. We even like the ALDI one best.” – Lana
Don’t forget to check the clearance aisle!
If you’re already an ALDI shopper, you know that there’s an entire aisle of discounted foods, clothing, toys, and even home goods and furniture where you can score some pretty low prices on already low priced items! For example, last week I browsed in the aisle and scored a huge jug of coconut oil for just $5! 😱
Here’s what another reader scored recently:
“Since I was introduced to ALDI a couple of years back, I got most of my groceries from them. One thing I don’t think anyone else mentions is their weekly special aisle where they often have markdowns for items that they featured from earlier. For me, this is almost like a treasure hunt where I can find some really good deal like a convection oven for less than $30 with a 3-year warranty, a huge silicone pastry mat for $5, and a lot more!” – Grey
Never tried something on our list? No worries!
One thing that we absolutely love when shopping at ALDI is that there’s essentially NO risk when buying groceries since they’re backed with their unbeatable Twice as Nice Guarantee! That’s right! You’ll receive a replacement AND your money back. That means you can score all of their best quality foods with confidence!
*Note that due to COVID-19, ALDI has implemented temporary changes to their return policy. As it directly states on their website:
“For the safety of our customers and employees, we are temporarily amending our return policy and we will no longer accept returns. If any of our fresh produce, meat, seafood, or deli items don’t meet our taste and quality guarantee, we will replace the product or refund your money.”
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