Monday, August 3, 2020

Our 20 Favorite ALDI Products

As a family of seven on a teacher's budget, ALDI is our go-to grocery store. At ALDI we can buy almost everything our family needs...and more without worrying about breaking our budget. From diapers to snacks and produce, at ALDI we can get almost everything we need, and there is even room in the budget for lots of treats.

We all have our different favorite ice creams at ALDI, so we listed all our favorites, but one thing all of these have in common is the great price.

Years ago, when ALDI first came to Florida, our friends and family had a hard time getting their heads around all of the store-brand products, but we have now made ALDI fans out of many, and they all have their own favorite ALDI products.

We have listed many ALDI product reviews over the years, and we will be adding more now that we are back blogging again. It just took baby number 5 to get us writing again - who knew???

Below you will find our 20 favorite ALDI products - the edible edition. It was hard to limit our list to 20, but below you will find 20 favorite store-brand products that we buy regularly, because of the trusted quality, taste and low price.

Our 20 Favorite ALDI Products:

  • Veggie Burgers
  • Cookies and Cream Ice Cream/Chocolate Moosetracks/Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Blueberries
  • Hazel Nut Spread
  • Coconut Cookies
  • Soft Chocolate-Chip Cookies
  • Almond Milk
  • Chocolate
  • Brownies
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Organic Honey
  • Ketchup
  • Honey Nut Mustard 
  • Oatmeal
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Cereals
  • Cheese Crackers
  • Waffle Cones
  • Spices

Earth Grown Veggie Burgers: The veggie burgers at ALDI come in several different varieties, and we are thrilled that they have become a staple at our local store and not just a special buy. Our favorite veggie burgers are the Black Bean Chipotle Burger. The price range from $2.99 - 3.59.

Belmont Ice Cream & The Sunday Shoppe Ice Cream: We have a hard time coming up with just one favorite, because the kids cannot agree. The Belmont Moosetrack ice cream, the Belmont Mint Chocolate Chip and the Belmont Cookie Dough ice cream are all strong contenders. The price is currently $2.89, but sometimes we're lucky to find it at sale at $2.29. The Sunday Shoppe Ice Cream is also up there among our favorites, as the small containers of ice cream disappear quickly in a family of seven. 1 gallon for $4.39.

Blueberries: We are big fans of most of the fruit at ALDI, but we always buy blueberries thanks to the great price at ALDI. Even when these are not on sale, they are usually cheaper than at the other grocery stores. Most of the time, the blueberries at ALDI come extremely fresh and last several days in the fridge. As soon as they start going bad, we wash them and put them in the freezer to be used in smoothies.

Berryhill Hazelnut Spread: Our kids like to use hazelnut spread on their pancakes or crepes, and the last birthday cake we made had a layer of hazelnut spread in the middle to everyone's excitement. Currently on sale for $1.95.

Benton's Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies: These coconut cookies are the grown-ups favorite in our house.

Benton's Chewy Chocolate-Chip Cookies: These cookies are the kids' favorite ALDI cookies. At $1.25 we love the price.

Friendly Farms Organic Almond Milk: We use both the organic almond milk and the regular vanilla almond milk in our house. Some of our kids drink it as they are lactose intolerant, but we also use the almond milk in our fruit smoothies for extra creaminess. At $2.69 for 64 oz of organic almond milk, it is a price that's hard to beat.

ALDI's Chocolate: All of ALDI's chocolate brands are favorites in our house, and the kids get especially excited, whenever the Friday Night Spelling Test prize is a chocolate bar from ALDI. The regular chocolate bars cost $1.49, but we have seen them on sale at $0.99.

Baker's Corner Brownies: We recently had guests over, who could not stop complimenting us on our brownies, and they prided themselves on being brownie connoisseurs. Sure enough our brownies came from a box, from ALDI. At $0.89 for a box of brownie mix, it is a price that is hard to compete with - even if you make them from scratch.

Tortilla Chips: ALDI's tortilla chips come in many different variations, and in a family as large as ours there are many taste preferences, so we appreciate the low price. We  also appreciate that ALDI has organic tortilla chips, and we often buy the organic multigrain chip. The prices vary, even from one store to the next around here, but at our home location we usually pay around $1.69 - $1.89 for a bag of tortilla chips.

Shredded Cheese: ALDI has many different varieties of shredded cheese, and the bags contain more than other grocery stores at a better price.

Simply Nature Organic Wildflower Honey: We use organic wildflower honey in our tea every morning, and while we love the fact that it is organic, we only wish that it was made from US honeybees. 

Ketchup: We go through a lot of ketchup in our house, so we truly appreciate the low price and great taste of ALDI's ketchup. The price range from $1.29 - $1.69 for 38 oz.

Burman's Honey Mustard: Our 14-year-old is always asking for us to buy honey mustard, so this will have to be on the list. As his parents, we can highly recommend the price. $1.45

Millville Oatmeal: We go through a lot of oatmeal in our house, and thanks to ALDI, we don't have to worry about waiting around for a sale, because of their always low prices. We have not seen the low-sugar instant oatmeal in a while, but we sure hope our local store brings it back, as this was our family's preferred type of instant oatmeal. Our only negative is that we wish ALDI had more flavors. $2.59 for a 42 oz canister of old-fashioned-oatmeal. 

Cereals: Our kids have grown up on ALDI cereal, and the price simply cannot be beat. Sure the price has increased over the years, but the cereal prices at ALDI are still better than at other grocery store brands and much better than the brand names.

Savoritz Cheese Crackers: Three of our kids are huge fans of the cheese crackers from ALDI, and they never ask for the name-brand..

Benton's Waffle Cones: As a big family going out for ice cream cones is extremely expensive, so instead we make our own, and ALDI makes this affordable and everyone is content by being able to get a big waffle cone with their favorite flavored ice cream. The waffle cones are a seasonal buy at ALDI, and it is one of the products our kids look forward to every spring.  

Stonemill Spices: The price of ALDI spices has gone up over the years (or the content has decreased), but it is still more affordable to buy spices at ALDI than at our other grocery stores. What we cannot find at ALDI, we get at the dollar store or specialty. We love that we can find spices such as turmeric and cumin at ALDI. Our price is $0.99 for 2 oz.

What are your top 3 ALDI products? Or top 5, or top 10, 20 etc.?

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