Are you intimidated to grocery shop at Aldi because you’re not sure where to start? I understand. Here are the best Aldi products –
I’ve talked about meal prep, getting prepared, freezer meals and more. I shared my the best Trader Joe products (which I still love and stand by!). But it wasn’t until recently that I found a true love of Aldi. Now there is no going back as my love of Aldi runs deep.
Best Aldi Products
After asking my Instagram community for their very favorites to buy at Aldi, I compiled a list and added some of my favorites. Here are some that you might want to give a go:
I was blown away the first time I went to Aldi with the prices in the meat department. There are so many options and they are all less than what you would find elsewhere. In addition to the typical beef and chicken, we have tried these too:
- Al Pastor
- Ham – I got ham for Easter and it was the best we’ve had, and least expensive
Keep an eye on bacon – some of it is full of fat with very little meat.
- French toast bagels
- Garlic Naan – similar to what is available at Trader Joe’s
- Garlic Knots – come in a bag and super easy to heat up
The bread aisle is awesome at Aldi!
- Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets – also known as RBC for “red bag chicken”
- Pizza – there are several flavors of pizza that are good
- Fruit and vegetables – I buy all kinds of vegetables for sides for dinner and fruit to make smoothies at home
One of my favorite things about Aldi is the produce. It’s always fresh and costs way less than other stores. I was told that they use less pesticides and that’s why it’s fresh but can go bad quicker. There is no way to know what will be available but keep an eye out for things like strawberries and blueberries under $2. Some of the best Aldi products are definitely found here!
- String cheese
- Animal crackers
- Single serve guacamole
- Hummus — they have so many different flavors (not a fan of the dessert hummus’ personally)
- Brown Sugar
- Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
- Most of their seasonings – inexpensive and like name brand versions
- Chipotle Ranch
- Parmesan Cheese tub
- Pineapple Salsa
- Organic marinara sauce
- Single Serve Cheesecake
- Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
- Peanut Butter Cups (similar to Reese’s)
- Frost – similar to “Ice” drinks but less expensive
- Alcohol – I can’t speak to this because we don’t drink, but other shoppers love it
Flirty Bird Wine or boxed wine
Aldi has an aisle for health and wellness full of Aldi brands as well as name brands.
I also really like the paper goods that are found on this aisle too. I now buy all of our paper plates from this aisle.
You can make the best charcuterie board with cheese from Aldi!
Specifically goat cheese with blueberries is sooo good. If you see it, grab some.
Aldi is known for their candles. They smell a lot like expensive brands but are at an insanely low price. Candles can be found on both the aisle of shame (more below) and on the aisle with body products.
“AISLE OF SHAME”
I couldn’t write a post without mentioning the famous “aisle of shame.” This is the aisle in the middle of the store that has products that change weekly. I’ve bought everything from a pair of shoes to a desk and laundry baskets. People line up on “ad day” to get these discounted products.
Plants and flowers can usually be found near the AOS (aisle of shame) – they, like everything else, have reduced prices.
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My favorite thing bought at Aldi is my microwave corn popper. It is a Crofton (their brand) and only occasionally available!
Karen Howard says
Cool article. I have been shopping at Aldi regularly since I moved back to RI from MA about 12- 13 yrs. ago. I lived in Pawtucket & found 1 on Newport Ave previously while still living in MA & would go there occasionally by train, bus & walking, until they stopped going up that way from the boarder. I fell in love w/ Aldi & have been a reg. shopper there ever since. I esp. like the Seasonal Isle (IOS) & Specialty Products they have only around the Major Holidays. I can always find something to buy there, from String Seed Lights, Rugs/Floor Matts, Stuffed Animals, Truffles Candy, Choc. Bars & Pkg. Candy Sets, (Santas w/Ornaments, Bunnies & Eggs) to Childrens Clothes, Toys, Games, Women’s Sports Wear & Shoes & Some Other Misc. & Kitchen/Housewears & Outdoor Items. *I don’t get to Trader Joes as often as I’d like to, but I love them way more than Whole Foods. They are less expensive & though smaller, they have enough of what I need, plus they have great Tote Bags, Flowers, Cards & Wine for much less & a great selection of each. I wish they had one closer to me, bc I only get to 1 about 2 times a yr., at Christmas & Spring or Summer.