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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
ALDI also offers affordable packs of nuts that power you through any day.
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.
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 fish & raw shrimp.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Clancy’s peanut butter-filled pretzels will become a staple snack in your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
“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