My grocery bill has been smiling ever since Aldi arrived in West Palm Beach. If you have an Aldi in your town, but you haven’t shopped there yet…do your wallet a favor! Before you go, take a look at my Tips for Shopping Aldi, so you’ll be prepared.
Now, onto the purpose of this article…to share my list of favorite Aldi products.
I have this theory that we all get tunnel vision when we shop the same grocery over and over. We fill our cart with the same products week after week. It’s like we have blinders on, and as a result we often miss new products and delicious deals. Open your eyes, open your ears, talk to your frugal friends and discover their Aldi favorites.
The Budget Diet Girl’s Aldi Favs
Note #1: For what it’s worth…this list reflects the fact that I’m a semi-healthy vegetarian with a sweet tooth who loves to bake and entertain!
Note #2: All products listed are store brand and normal size.
- Crunchy Granola Raisin Brand – My son prefers this cereal over Raisin Bran, and it’s always $1.99 for a large 18.2 oz. box. Almost all of Aldi’s store brand cereals are less than $2 a box.
- Frozen Multi-Grain Waffles – $1.29 a box and my daughter can’t tell the difference between these and the Eggo Nutri-Grain Waffles.
- Orange Juice (not from concentrate) – $2.29 for 59 oz.
- Frozen Strawberries – $2.19 for 16 oz. How about a breakfast smoothie?
In my opinion, this is one area where Aldi really shines. You’ll get specialty store tastes for a fraction of the cost, and these products have long shelf lives, so you’ll always be prepared for surprise guests or an impromptu party! Aldi is a European grocery chain, so maybe that’s why you’ll find great cheeses, crackers and fine chocolates.
- Flavored and Plain Hummus – $1.99 for a large 10 oz. tub. Most grocery stores sell 6 oz. for twice this price!
- Flavored Goat Cheese – $1.99 for garlic and herb goat cheese or honey goat cheese. It’s a frugal yummy!
- Brie – $2.29
- Pita Chips – $1.99 for 9 oz., various flavors.
- Tortilla Chips – $1.19 for 13 oz…bring on the guacamole and salsa!
You’ll always find a decent selection of seasonal organic produce and locally grown produce, and it’s easy to justify organic at these prices!
- Avocado – 79¢.
- Grape Tomatoes – $1.29 per pint or $2.29 for organic.
- Baby Carrots – 99¢ for organic!
- Cucumber – 55¢
- Portobella Mushrooms – $1.69 for 8 oz.
- Baby Spinach – $2.49 for a 5 oz. box of organic.
- Whole Wheat Bread – $1.29.
- Whole Wheat Pasta – 89¢.
- Bronze Cut Pasta from Italy – $1.29. Be fancy, be frugal and serve this at your next dinner party.
- Eggs – $1.59.
- Almond or Soy Milk – $2.29 for a half gallon.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $2.98 for 17 oz.
- Protein Bars – $3.99 for 6…compare to Special K Protein Bars.
- Cake Mix – 99¢.
- Chocolate Chips – $1.59 for a 12 oz. bag.
- Coconut – $1.29.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk – $1.39.
- Baking Soda – 49¢.
- Dark Chocolate Bar (European) – $1.99 for 4.4 oz.
Please be my frugal friend and leave a comment to share your Aldi favs.