Our Ultimate List of Favorite ALDI Foods and Drinks

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Here is our ultimate ALDI list filled with top grocery items, from delicious breakfast foods to the perfect pairings for appetizers, and even some 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! 😍

I’ve gotta say, after being an exclusive ALDI shopper for over a year now, I can’t imagine ever going back to commercial, over-priced grocers! 

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Best ALDI breakfast foods:

Millville Cereals are half the cost of name-brand cereals.

three boxes of millville cereal in top of store cart

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 

Toaster Tarts are cheaper than Poptarts but taste the same.

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

Affordable Breakfast Best french toast sticks are a quick way to start the day.

hand pulling out box of french toast sticks from freezer section

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!

Pork sausage patties are just 16¢ per pound.

These sausage patties would pair perfectly with ALDI’s 86 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

Baker’s Treat danish pastries are great for on the go or a delicious treat warmed up.

hand holding box of danish pastries in aldi cart

Be careful or you might eat an entire box of these pastries in one sitting! 😏 These danish pastries come in cheese, cinnamon, cherry cheese, or apple and are a delicious treat straight out of the box! Better yet, heat them up for 30 seconds to enjoy an extra special snack on the go.

You just can’t beat the fresh produce prices at ALDI.

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

Score delicious eggs for under a buck.

refrigerator door with price on glass door for eggs

I know what you’re thinking. EGGS? What is so special about eggs?! At ALDI, you can scoop up an entire dozen for just 86 cents! For just under a dollar, this versatile food item is a no-brainer for us.

Plus, if you like organic eggs, free-range eggs, those are under 3 bucks too!

Best ALDI appetizers:

Kids love making a quick snack out of the Casa Mamita taquitos.

boxes of beef and cheese taquitos on freezer store shelf

This Mexican-style appetizer is a popular choice among readers as well! They’re also kid-approved and so easy to whip up any time of day. Dip either their chicken or beef taquitos in sour cream and salsa for the ultimate snack!

Simply Nature blue corn chips & organic salsa are organic and affordable.

hand holding a jar of organic salsa next to bag of blue corn chips in aldi cart

Chips and salsa is a timeless classic, but at ALDI you can score inexpensive hot organic salsa which pairs perfectly with their delicious gluten-free chips (which are normally pretty pricey or hard to find at other grocers).

You can whip up an affordable charcuterie board with all of ALDI’s 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!

charcuterie board with meats, cheese, olives, grapes

Hip Tip: Want to make the perfect Charcuterie board? Lina shared how she whipped one up in just a few minutes and she even shared a Keto Charcuterie board for our sister site, Hip2Keto!

ALDI’s goat cheese & wheat thin crackers make the perfect pairing.

hand holding two packages of goat cheese

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 cracker of your choosing.

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

“I also love their Wheat Thins which I eat with their brand of Laughing Cow cheese wedges. I’ve tried their Pepper Jack and light Swiss flavors as well, and they’re just delicious!” – Janet

ALDI also offers affordable packs of nuts that power you through any day.

hand holding a bag of almonds

Nuts are a great snack to leave out on your counter for any time of day or during a gathering. I personally always stock up on their affordable bags of almonds that my entire family loves to munch on for a movie-night snack.

ALDI offers hummus with clean ingredients that pair perfectly with their pita chips, & veggies.

A classic appetizer or a quick snack that anyone is sure to love, ALDI’s delicious & clean ingredient organic 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

Appetitos frozen jalapeño poppers are a cheap appetizer at under 3 bucks a box.

aldi stuffed jalapeno 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: 

Fremont Fish Market offers year-round wild-caught fishraw shrimp.

bags of frozen fish and shrimp in top of aldi store cart

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 wild-caught Alaskan cod and jumbo raw shrimp.

“Fish & shrimp tacos are on my weekly rotation so I love buying ALDI’s Alaskan Cod & shrimp. There are about 8 good-sized pieces of cod in each bag and the shrimp is of great quality. I’ve bought plenty of over-priced before and none have beat the taste & affordability at ALDI!” – Sara 

You’ll feel good about feeding your kiddos these liveGfree gluten-free chicken nuggets.

hand holding a bag of gluten free chicken nuggets in store freezer

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!

ALDI’s corn dogs are just 35¢ each.

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!

ALDI’s pre-made & frozen take & bake pizzas are a quick dinner idea on sport’s nights.

hand holding supreme take and bake pizza

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!

hand holding cauliflower crust pizza from store refrigerator shelf

Plus, they even started offering more unique take & bake pizzas like flatbreads and even some with cauliflower crusts – perfect for anyone who lives a gluten-free lifestyle!

It’s always a good time to stock up on discounted meats at ALDI.

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 a 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 filets 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 

Earth Grown quinoa burgers are a great burger replacement & so cheap.

hand holding box of aldi quinoa burgers in freezer section

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.

You can make tons of versatile recipes with ALDI’s affordable Specially Selected naan flatbread.

hand holding a package of naan bread

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!

Wende says: 

“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 

Clancy’s peanut butter-filled pretzels will become a staple snack in your home.

blue bags of peanut butter filled pretzels in cardboard box

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.

You could easily eat a whole bag of their cinnamon & brown sugar sweet potato chips in one sitting.

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!

ALDI’s Mesquite BBQ chips aren’t greasy like other name-brand chips.

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!

You’ll love the liveGfree sweet chili chips even if you don’t follow a gluten-free diet.

hand holding bag of 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 

ALDI’s veggie chips & straws are another snack favorite under 2 bucks a bag.

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

Simply Nature white cheddar puffs make a great organic addition to any kid’s school lunch.

Simply Nature cheese puffs at ALDI

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

ALDI offers Stackerz which are just like Pringles but only 99¢ for an entire pack.

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!

Even people who aren’t gluten-free prefer ALDI’s gluten-free pretzels over regular ones.

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. 🙌

Hip Tip: Speaking of lunches. Here are some clever lunchbox hacks that’ll make your life so much easier! Plus, your kids will love them!

Best ALDI desserts and sweets:

Moser Roth chocolate bars come in a variety of flavors including Dark Chili.

hand holding a fan of roth moser chocolate bars in store aisle

These large chocolate bars are only found at ALDI and are absolutely delicious! From Milk Toffee Crunch to Dark Sea Salt or Dark Chili, 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

The ALDI brand chocolate cupcakes will fool any Hostess lover.

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!

Benton’s chocolate chip dunker cookies are waiting to be paired with your favorite hot drink.

hand holding container of 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 such a clever concept for cookies!

The price and taste of ALDI’s dark chocolate blueberry açai will have you addicted to this treat.

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

Churn Baby ice cream sandwiches is a limited ALDI find we hope sticks around forever!

hand holding two boxes of ice cream sandwiches in store freezer aisle

If you’re really looking to indulge in some decadent ice cream for dessert, you’ll want to run to your nearest ALDI to score these scrumptious finds! While these Churn Baby ice cream sandwiches are a weekly ALDI Find, we’re crossing our fingers they stick around forever!

“OMG, I found a total hit today! When I checked out, even the cashier was like, ‘Hmmm, I’ve never tried these before, but they look delish!’ They come in Caramel Cashew flavor and Cookies & Cream. They are out of this world! I’m an ice cream lover, so this was a total indulgence for me. Three (3.25 oz each) ice cream sandwiches come in a box and they were a little pricey at $3.97 a box…but they’re so good!”Casey, Hip2Save reader

Caramel rice cakes are another gluten-free snack you won’t be able to resist.

Gluten-free and packed with natural caramel flavor, these rice cakes are a scrumptious snack to enjoy any time of day!

You’ll feel like you’re eating gourmet chocolates when you’re indulging in their Choceur dark chocolate sea salt caramels.

hand holding a clear container of 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

ALDI’s box of animal crackers has the name-brand cookies beat!

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

If you love Girl Scout cookies, ALDI’s assortment of Benton’s cookies will have you fooled.

hand holding box of aldi bentons caramel coconut fudge cookies

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 is more than half the cost of other pints of popular ice creams.

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

ALDI’s liveGfree brand also offers a huge variety of delicious baked goods and their soft-baked cookies are no exception.

hand holding a box of gluten green chocolate cookie mix

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 

store shelf aisle with stacked rows of gluten free baked goods

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 will curb your sweet tooth in no time.

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, they 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 

Their Millville Fit & Active chocolate protein bars will be perfect for on the go.

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:

Find La Croix sparkling water for a great price on ALDI’s shelves.

la croix stacked on wood pallet

A popular drink I personally enjoy (as opposed to drinking soda) is seltzer water 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!

Sprite lovers will appreciate their affordable Citrus Twist soda too.

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.

An entire bag of Fair Trade coffee at ALDI is still less than a drink at Starbucks.

hand holding package of fair trade ground coffee at aldi

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:

Score a bottle of Winking Owl wine for under 3 dollars.

bottles of winking owl moscato on shelf at aldi

Are you a Moscato lover? One of our readers recommended ALDI’s Winking Owl Moscato, which is under $3 a bottle! Consider me sold!

If you’re more of a red wine fan, their Broken Cloud red wine is just as affordable & tasty.

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 

You’ll only pay just over a dollar per bottle for their yummy Wicked Grove hard cider.

row of six packs wicked grove hard cider bottles alcoholic beverages

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

Bonus: Don’t forget to check the clearance aisle!

red white and yellow aldi clearance tag for floats

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!

double return guarantee policy at ALDI

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 GuaranteeThat’s right! You’ll receive a replacement AND your money back. That means you can score all of their best quality foods with confidence!

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  1. Lisa

    A few of the things H2S previously mentioned in the last few months was the mac and cheese take/back pizza. Tried that and it was okay. Didn’t love it, but it certainly wasn’t bad in our opinion. Also tried the 3 wines H2S posted (Peach, Watermelon, and Pineapple). Unanimously, the Peach was tops, followed by Pineapple, and then Watermelon. I know not all Aldi’s sell alcohol — so sorry, those who have yet to experience Aldi’s wines. They’re delish. Also, I highly recommend checking out their bread section. We’ve fallen in love with their Brioche rolls for our burgers (they have 2 sizes, but we do the bigger ones for burgers). They really step up a burger.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How cool! Thanks for letting us know what you’ve thought of some of the ALDI finds you’ve tried! I’ll have to try those rolls the next time I head into my store!

    • Maria

      We love the brioche too! Perfect for French toast, and it freezes really well. Other favorites are the passion fruit seltzer, pretzel rods, and Sicilian olive oil. So happy they renovated ours it’s twice the size now with a much better selection. Love aldi!!

      • KayshaDanger

        Yep! We’re brioche loaf, hot dog and burger bun people. It’s the best!

  2. Emily

    We love the gluten free pretzels, red bag chicken patties (Chick-fil-A knockoff), pretzel buns/rolls, brioche rolls, and stroop waffles. We buy a lot of the things listed as well. I will have to be on the lookout for the pb pretzels. I buy them at sams but hopefully they will be cheaper at aldi. We also buy spices there for cheap and their version of the very thing but the bagel spice.

    • Emily

      Oh and my husband drinks lacroix so we tried the cheaper version there-so far we just tried tangerine but it was as good as the name brand and half the price

    • Amanda

      Yes, I agree with the seasonings too! The price for avocado oil is the lowest I have seen anywhere unless I want to buy in bulk

  3. AS

    My husband and kids love love the tub of dill pickle spears in the refrigerated section. That’s the one thing they want anytime I say I’m going to Aldis 😀

  4. jen s.

    Smoked gouda cheese round for 2.99… woohoo! Most of the time it’s in stock. Then Google “best gouda mac and cheese” for an aldi inspired recipe. We cut that recipe in half and it’s so simple to make. And SO good. I keep a loaf of sourdough bread in my freezer so I can make it anytime. Use Pepperidge farm brand so it fits in the toaster 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YUM! Thanks for the suggestion!

    • Amanda

      OMG yes! I buy like 6 bags and freeze whatever I don’t use because I love it so much! Super convenient how it is already shredded. I do use it in my 6 cheese mac ‘n cheese recipe but look up a recipe for gouda potato soup and you will not be disappointed!

    • CA

      Mine also now has shredded gouda, which was a surprise. Easy to use in mac and cheese.

  5. JMMPA

    If you can find their Live G Free wide pan bread, it is yummy. I’ve even used it for homemade bread stuffing. Makes great french toast!

  6. Gina

    Love seeing these lists of recommended products. The prices and quality of Aldi spices are great! Love their Garlic powder, ginger powder. Aldi sure has come a long way since the 90’s. I never thought I would love shopping there. Salt is much cheaper than any other place around. Love, love the Aldi pesto, speciality pasta sauces, jalapeno flavored potato chips, frozen premium whole green beans, veggie burgers. Waaah! Been a while since I have been there due to the pandemic. Running out of my stash….need my Aldi fix soon!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you, Gina!

  7. Amanda

    I agree with the Brioche buns 100%! The Brioche hot dog buns are the best! Gives them a great taste and I love how the slit is on the top vs the side so all the condiments stay put 🙂

  8. AAJC

    Brioche loaf is excellent for french toast.

    Elevation Bars (choco mint, strawberry, and choco chip) are a teen face in our house.

    The cheese curds (okay, all the cheese) and protein yogurt are also favorites.

    Large fresh salmon fillet is a popular main course at out house. All it needs is lemon, butter, salt, and garlic.

    Uncured ham products…spiral ham, half ham, and lunchmeat.

    The lemon sorbet is all kinds of fabulous, however someone else feels the same way, because it’s been sold out for a few weeks now. 🙄

    Plus, the produce.

    I can fill my cart for a little more than $100. It’s such a game changer.

    • polishpotatopancake

      I used the chocolate chip brioche loaf to make French toast and topped with strawberries in their own juices and now my daughter thinks that I can cook, hahaha! Aldi also has great deli items. Their hard salami is great and they have a roasted chicken sandwich meat that I put on toasted 12-grain bread with cheese and a little thousand island dressing that’s also a favorite of my kiddo’s.

  9. Dawn

    If only we could find most of these items again. Things are still scarce at the two Aldi’s in different counties I ventured in last week in AL. Lots of empty shelves and staple items still had strict limits of two. The post just made me reminisce and look forward to maybe having these things on shelves again soon.

  10. Csandst1

    99 cents for eggs? How old is this article? Aldi in NJ charging $1.33 for eggs.

    We buy the take and bake pizza. It’s average but better than spending $20 for pizza.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      This is a current article, but your area may have different prices.

      • Ro

        Just bought eggs at our store for 49 cents!

        • Tracy

          49 cents at my Aldi’s too.

    • emily

      I have 3 aldi near me and the prices vary greatly at each of them.

    • Khristy

      68 cents a dozen in Chattanooga.

    • lexie21lexie

      73¢ for eggs here in Michigan.

    • hal romer

      Aldi in Auburn Hills MI has eggs for $1.49 while Aldi in Clawson MI has eggs for $0.78. Prices vary all over the place – must me on competition in the area.

      • Hipgrandma

        Eggs in Grand Rapids are 1.22


      Eggs here in MIchigan are 68 cents!

    • Dana

      I was at Aldi yesterday, suburban Chicago, eggs were 69c a dozen 🙂

    • JenB

      You will find prices differ at Aldis even in the same state! It’s crazy.

  11. Isabel

    Thanks this is very helpful. An ALDI is finally being built in my city so I’ll soon get to see what all the fuss is about!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How exciting! You’re welcome, Isabel!

    • Denise

      I hope you like it. Make sure you have a quarter with you😊I shop at our local aldi for just about most of my grocery list. I save a ton

  12. Patti

    I disagree with someone’s comment on Aldi’s wheat thins version. I didn’t find them anywhere close to tasting as good as the real Wheat Thins. But I heartily recommend the cauliflower crust pizza. I dislike frozen pizza generally because I find the crust tastes like cardboard. But the cauliflower crust is really good. I supplement the toppings with extra cheese and pepperoni. It’s very good.

  13. Des

    If you have it in your Aldi, try the apple/maple strudel bread. So good!!!!

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      And the pretzel Buns and chicken salad

    • Cassie Sue

      My husband is HOOKED on the apple strudel bread. He loves it as a snack in the mornings. I’m not a huge apple fan, so it’s not my thing, but I will say it smells amazing when he toasts it.

  14. Bekah C

    Friendly Farms French Onion Dip. So creamy!

  15. maria

    their coffee creamers and pretzel rods in the tub are yummy!

    • momof4boys

      Love the pretzel rods!!

  16. Jamie

    I disagree with the cereal and the toaster tarts tasting the same as or better than name brand. My 7y/o picky eater noticed immediately when I tried the knock off Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the Fruit Loops, and also the knock off brown sugar & cinnamon Pop-Tarts. So then I tried them and I agree, definitely a difference, and while I liked the cereal, the knock off Pop-Tarts had that “cardboard” effect. They’re not fooling anyone.

    • Sherry Johnson

      Lately tho, I’ve had both Pop Tarts & Toaster Tarts- the brown sugar/cinnamon only – and I found the Toaster Tarts version just as good and larger than the Pop Tarts – which were “downsized” a couple years ago – but stayed the same price – and use the same individual “foil” packages- so they seem even more reduced in size. Plus, the icing on the Pop Tarts seemed super uneven – quality control down the tubes. I’ll stick with the Aldi tarts for now. Today, Pop Tarts are $4.39/12, Toaster Tarts are $1.65/12….

  17. VB Vee

    I love the Dill Pickle Popcorn. I finally found it locally at our Aldi store. They have the Bremer brand 28 oz frozen Lasagna with Meat Sauce available again. Son can prepare it himself via microwave. He adds a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese on top and he’s good to go.

  18. Grace

    I’m wracking my brain trying to think of anything we have tried at ALDI that we haven’t liked and I can’t think of a single thing! In fact, we were forced to switch grocery stores for a while based on where we could get pick up and I realized that I like ALDI brands hands down better than any other store brand. I quit going to Trader Joe’s because I kept trying things that looked good only to be disappointed, which has never happened at ALDI. My husband and I frequently comment on how thankful we are that we discovered ALDI because it’s so much cheaper than anywhere around us. We even get diapers and wipes there and have never noticed them to be inferior to Huggies or Pampers.

    • TK

      We live in NY where the BEST pizza is available BUT Aldi has pepperoni pizza for $2.50 and its absolutely delicious. (Mama coz brand)

  19. Candice

    The sweet potato chips are awesome! AND they’re way cheaper than any other brand we’ve tried.

  20. A

    Ugh, so many Aldi posts for it not being a nationwide store. It seems like it’s getting more and more all the time.
    Ps. You post about a lot of stores that we don’t have here but this one seems to take so much space on here.

    • tipaye

      It took you longer to write this post than it does to skip posts 👍🏻😂

  21. lorelei

    Love aldi❤️❤️❤️ Our faves: artisan flat bread (great for pizza), sea salt caramel milk chocolate almonds, multigrain tortilla chips, fresh mozzarella, ALL PRODUCE, French onion chip dip, white cheddar cheese popcorn, whipped cream in a can, flour tortillas, almond milk, and paper products like paper plates, plastic silverware, napkins. The only thing that we tried that we didn’t like was their “doritos”. If you haven’t tried it, it’s definitely worth it. 😁

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the list of your favorites, Lorelei!

  22. E

    My non-GF kid prefers the GF Aldis pretzels to the regular ones. And the GF frozen donuts are so good! The issue I have with their knock off cereal is their Cheerios version aren’t GF so we have to buy GM. My kids love their knock off rice Chex, though. We go through tons of boxes of that! Someone mentioned their GF wide pan bread, I wouldn’t say it’s great, but it’s edible if toasted. We made stuffing out of it too, and it came out perfect! We get almost all our groceries at Aldis. There were a couple weeks they were out of meat/chicken/GF bread this spring, but supply chain issues for Aldis seem to have been resolved here.

  23. Stephanie

    The Live G Free baking mixes are a game changer! They’re super affordable and very forgiving. The non gluten free people in our family don’t mind eating them either.


    I swear it’s like they tape a dollar bill to every item, that’s how much you save. Eggs, butter, and milk are sooo much lower. Strawberries and pineapples for $1 each! And the scallops (when they have them) are to die for!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET! Thanks for the feedback, Michelle. I do agree. Awesome pricing for sure!


    They have a ready to eat Pineapple Chicken (near the lunchmeats) that is in our regular rotation. Just make some rice to spoon it over. Sooo good.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That sounds yummy, Michelle! I’ll have to look for that on my next trip in! Thanks for sharing!

    • JenB

      Sounds yummy!

    • Lisa

      I totally feel for those who do not have an Aldi’s near them. I have not noted the Pineapple Chicken (but noted it to look next time I go…. my son loves chicken and pineapple, but I’ve not noted that before. Thanks for telling me where to look. Here’s one for you (I hope you’re not on a diet). NOT in the regular (vertical) ice cream section, it’s in those stand alone ones for the Limited Time things… Look for the “Churn Baby” Ice Cream sandwiches. They come in a box of 3 and were like 1.30 something per sandwich. They came in Carmel Cashew flavor and Carmel and Cookies and Cream Sandwiches. They were a little pricy (for me), but I don’t eat a lot of ice cream in general, but these were so worth it.

  26. Kelly

    In CT our Dollar General has a dozen eggs for $1.25. There is no wine sold in our Aldi’s but when I visit family in VA I buy the Moscato by the case. So good for such a low price. My husband doesn’t like any of the meats but is ok with everything else.

  27. SONYA

    Don’t sleep on their Organic Popcorn with Sea Salt. It’s better than Whole Foods!!! 🙂

  28. Sue

    I really need to pray hard for them to come to Utah! My brother introduced them to me while I’m VA. Such a great store! Love the lists.

  29. KayshaDanger

    What I didn’t see is anyone mention their seasonal apple straws. OMG. Let’s just say I recently bought ten bags and I don’t share either! They are addicting. Funny since I don’t like apple anything.

  30. TK

    We live in NY where the BEST pizza is available BUT Aldi has pepperoni pizza for $2.50 and its absolutely delicious. (Mama coz brand)

  31. Juju

    Bring Aldi to southeast Alabama. We have Publix and Winn Dixie which is dying a slow death.

  32. LisaLisa

    I went to my local Aldi’s today and found hamburger 1/2 off!! I got almost 12 lbs for $9.00. Here’s my hack leftover from when my kids were young. Buy bulk hamburger and when you get it home cook it all and freeze it in 1 lb freezer bags. Easier to store in the freezer and when you need a quick meal, you can pull one out for chilli, spaghetti, hamburger gravy etc. I also buy peppers and onions on sale and cut them up and freeze them. When I cook my hamburger I throw in a baggie of veggies for flavor!

    • StacyY

      I do this too! One of the best life hacks I have ever done. I always have some frozen cooked ground beef in my freezer. Supper on the table in 30 mins easy peasy! Love love this simple little trick and when you snag a good deal on the beef it makes it easy to grab. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Leah Swicegood

    We buy at least 80%of our groceries at ALDI. Seriously saves us so much $$ Agree with almost everyone’s items, but we also Love their Tikka Masala sauce, mocha cappuccino, crab cakes and the Raisin Bran crunch.

    • Kathy H.

      Hey Leah, just wondering what state do you live in? I maiden name is Swicegood 🙂

  34. Amy

    The 2-packs of cheesecake are sooooo delish! The turtle is our favorite flavor. Also, if you can find them I’ve heard that their peanut butter cups are better than the name brand (but here in MN it’s like finding a white unicorn!). Love Aldi!

  35. Roz

    I love quite a few of Aldis products. The nova salmon is 3.99 and perfect for lunch for 2 people. The cinnamon toast sticks are amazing. The ground lamb is very good. Thenketo bread and ice cream are a godsend!

  36. Holly

    You guys missed my favorite! Their Garlic Risotto is AMAZING!!!! A must try!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Holly! Good to know how delicious it is!

  37. Momof3girls

    The dark chocolate sea salt caramels are my favorite!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Ooh! I haven’t tried them. Thanks for the suggestion!

  38. No

    I was at Aldi this morning and bought quite a few of the list items. The eggs were $1.45a dozen in upstate NY.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for commenting! Glad you could grab some of these!

    • LauraG

      As much as I like Aldi’s, I can’t stand their eggs. I’ve tried them several times, thinking I just got a bad batch, but no. They’re always very pale and taste weird to me. 🤷🏼

  39. JenB

    I like their mango salsa, and their pineapple and mango orange juices. They have frozen macarons seasonally, and they are so good!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YUM! Thanks for sharing your favorites with us!

  40. michelle

    The frosted mini wheats (the only thing my 87 year-old dad will eat for breakfast) are like $1.50 a box. And I agree with him, they are delish! It’s like saving $2 a box, and that’s just one item. I think you save at LEAST $1 on each and every item there.

  41. Evie

    They have a 4 cheese alfredo sauce that is out of this world. I use it with their tricks colored cheese filled pasta!
    I filled out a survey saying how great it was, now can never find it on the shelf!
    I also love their purple sour kraut. Always out!

  42. lisabestboyer

    I watched something on YouTube about Aldi’s and the milk is a name brand just in their jug, but I can’t remember which. The dairy companies are not pleased with the low prices.

    Good to know about favs. I agree about the cereals. My “try anything” kid did not like their band of cereal saying it wasn’t even close. Bummer, the price was better (wink).

  43. dJ

    The street corn dip is WONDERFUL!!

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