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You spoke and we listened!

Here is the ultimate ALDI list, 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, 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.  

Never tried something on our list? No worries!

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Now let’s jump into all your favorite finds…


Breakfast Foods:

Toaster Tarts

pop tart and aldi toaster tart comparisons on shelf

As you can see, the prices for these Toaster Tarts 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

aldi french toast sticks in freezer aisle

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!


Eggs

hand holding one dozen carton of eggs with eggs in the background

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!


Pork sausage patties

bag of pork sausage patties in frozen aisle

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


Cereals

marshmallows stars cinnamon crunch cereal on shelf

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 


Danish pastries

hand holding a green box of apple cinnamon danish pastries

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.


Fresh produce

hand holding fresh blueberries with cartons of strawberries in the background

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.

“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


Appetizers:

Chips and fresh salsa

cart with a bag of organic blue corn tortilla chips and fresh cold 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 not only will you enjoy it, but so will guests at your next party!


Goat cheese and thin wheat crackers

hand holding log of goat cheese and box of wheat thins

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


“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


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 or even packing for yourself to take to work!

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!


Hummus, pita chips & veggies

cart with a bag of mini cucumbers hummus carrots and bag of pita chips

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 the are gone immediately after I buy them. LOL!” – Jeanne


Frozen jalapeño poppers

best aldi snack foods to save money include this frozen box of cream cheese 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


Mixed nuts

hand holding a jar of mixed nuts

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!


Taquitos

 

One of Collin’s and her son’s personal favorites, this mexican-style dish 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!


Lunch & Dinner Foods: 

Fish

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 Filets.

“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 from other stores I’ve shopped at. I also just think it tastes so delicious is is better than over-priced filets I’ve bought before at other places!” – Monica 


Corn dogs

hand holding corn dogs in a box

These corndogs would be great on the go, packed for lunch, or saved for a weekend snack. And for about just 35 cents each, they won’t break the bank when your kids are eating them all in one sitting!


Frozen Take & Bake pizzas

take and bake frozen pizza in a box

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!


Quinoa burgers

hand holding a box of veggie quinoa burgers in frozen aisle

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.


Discounted meats

 

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 special meat market. At 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 mark down stickers. For example I recently scored $2 OFF $3 chicken thighs and $5 OFF $7 rack of ribs. Amazing!” – Cami 


Naan bread

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.

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


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 that you won’t even be able to tell the difference!


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 in past the car ride home because they’re so delicious and addicting!


White cheddar puffs

shelf of organic cheddar cheese puffs bags

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


BBQ Chips

hand holding a bag of kettle bbq 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 Barbeque chips are so delicious! They’re not greasy like most other name brand chips – and your savings on this brand will be huge!


Veggie chips & straws

bags of veggie chips and veggie straws in green cardboard box

Whether you’re a veggie chip or a veggie straw lover, ALDI has both options available at a great price! For under two dollars 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


Sweet chili chips

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 


Gluten-free pretzels

cardboard box full of bags of gluten free pretzels

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!


Stackerz

hand holding a container of stackerz pringle chip knock off

These Stackers are so similar to the Pringles name brand chips. Their only major difference is that these are just 99 cents for an entire pack!


Sweets:

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


Chocolate cupcakes

box of chocolate cupcakes little debbie hostess knock offs

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!


Chocolate chip dunker cookies

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 not something you can get anywhere else.


Dark chocolate sea salt caramels

best aldi snack foods to save money include these 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


Benton’s cookies

top Aldi snack foods to buy - pack of knock off girl scout cookies fudge mint peanut butter fudge caramel coconut packs of stacked 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


Moser Roth chocolate bars

hand holding two moser roth chocolate bars with chocolates in the background

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


Gluten-free soft-baked cookies

best aldi snack foods to save money include these gluten free double chocolate brownie 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 

best aldi snack foods to save money include these gluten-free boxed baked goods and soft baked cookies

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 cupcakes 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


Sundae Shoppe ice cream

sunday shoppe ice cream pints in freezer

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!

“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


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, the 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

aisle of chocolate covered protein bars in boxes

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!


Animal crackers

a row of animal cracker boxes

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 ounces 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


Caramel rice cakes

hand holding a bag of caramel rice cakes

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


Drinks:

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 


Citrus Twist soda

packs of citrus twist sodas sprite knock off cans on shelf

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.


La Croix sparkling water

la croix stacked on wood pallet

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!


Adult Beverages:

Winking Owl wine

bottles of winking owl moscato on shelf

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


Broken Cloud red wine

hand holding aldi broken cloud pinot noir red wine bottle alcoholic beverage drink

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 dollars!

“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

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 dollars 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 3 years warranty, a huge silicone pastry mat for $5 and a lot more!” – Grey 


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