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What Should You Buy at Aldi?

Never shopped at Aldi before, or just not sure what's good? Here's a list of great items you should buy at Aldi!

If you’ve never shopped at Aldi, you are SO missing out! Aldi is where I do the majority of my shopping and I easily save 30-40% every week, even without coupons. However, I’ve heard people say they’d never shop at Aldi, because it’s too “dirty” or everything there is low quality. From my experience, everything I’ve bought there has been no different from the more expensive grocery stores, and I’ve compiled a list of things I’ve bought and never noticed a difference!

This list is merely my personal opinion; some people have brand loyalty and that’s absolutely fine! There may be other items not on this list that you love too. There are things I generally just don’t buy here, like the frozen TV dinners, alcohol, and toiletries, so none of them are on this list because I have no experience. That doesn’t mean they aren’t good, though!

Baking supplies

  • Flour (All-purpose or whole wheat)
  • Sugar/Brown sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Chocolate chips
  • Honey
  • Cooking oil/spray


  • Cracker/cookies
  • Granola bars
  • Potato/tortilla chips- Seriously, $1.19 for a bag of tortilla chips when the name brands are upwards of $3.00? And sometimes they’ll have the Hint of Lime flavor which is delicious!


  • Oatmeal- both large canisters and individual packets
  • Cereal
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup

Canned/Boxed goods

  • Pasta
  • Rice/quinoa
  • Canned fruits/vegetables
  • Pasta sauce
  • Salsa
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Macaroni and cheese (Although if you’re a big Kraft fan, you may not like this because it just doesn’t taste the same.)


  • Milk
  • Yogurt- I usually just buy the big tub of plain Greek yogurt, but I heard the little yogurt cups are really good!
  • Eggs
  • Cheese- every kind! I’ve bought shredded, block, sliced, and even string cheese. It’s all great!
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Coffee creamer
  • Cottage cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese- generally found next to the pasta


This one is very subjective! All I can say is look over your produce carefully to make sure it’s not damaged/expired. I’ve heard a lot of people say their Aldi is horrible at keeping fresh produce, but I’ve never had a problem! Most produce there is SO much cheaper than a regular grocery store and is about the only way I can afford to buy produce. Here is a list of what I’ve bought and liked; once again, your mileage may vary.

  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Potatoes/Sweet potatoes
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach


  • Ground turkey
  • Ground sausage
  • Hot dogs
  • Sausage patties
  • Bacon
  • Pepperoni
  • Lunch meat


  • Frozen vegetables
  • Pizza
  • Generic Cool Whip


  • Sandwich bread
  • Hamburger/hot dog buns
  • Bagels
  • English muffins
  • Pastries
  • Tortillas/wraps

What do YOU love buying at Aldi? Share with us below!




Mary Ann

Friday 6th of April 2018

I have been shopping at aldi since I started reading the site on how to save money. It's really great I can spend about 50.00 less a week. I love shopping there each week.


Saturday 7th of April 2018

Yay! Aldi is such a lifesaver. I spent a little over $50 there this weekend and got so much stuff!

Libby Nester

Wednesday 10th of January 2018

I love Aldi's. Their food is awesome. I love the prices. They pay their employees a decent wage also.


Thursday 11th of January 2018

Yes! I probably do about 75% of my weekly shopping there. =)


Sunday 20th of September 2015

I love Aldi. On top of everything that you said, they have rotating deals it appears semi-annually that make shopping their fun. I bought some plane, train, and car pasta there in bulk once. It is one of the only things my kids will eat without question. I'm hoping it comes back around soon. There is also a parmesan cheese wing sauce that I put on all of my chicken. It is only there for a couple weeks a year it seems, but I stock up.


Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

It's funny you mention the parmesan garlic wing sauce... I bought a bottle a couple weeks ago! That stuff is so addicting; I definitely need to buy a couple more before they disappear.

Cynthia @craftoflaughter

Thursday 30th of July 2015

The closest one to me is about a 45 minute drive. Would it pay for me to go?


Friday 31st of July 2015

I think it could, especially if you tend to buy a lot at once! Things like baking supplies are so much cheaper, and the produce too. I think it might be worth it!

Zully Hernandez

Thursday 30th of July 2015

We have Aldi's nearby, but there are a couple others that are closer. I usually only go there for baking staples like flour and sugar because over time it does save.


Friday 31st of July 2015

I love their baking supplies! I've started buying wheat flour and Aldi's is the cheapest.

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