Organic Products from Aldi
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24 Organic Grocery Bargains From Aldi

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Organic Products from Aldi
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Eating Clean for Less

Shoppers may associate Aldi with cheap pantry staples more than organic groceries, but the cost-cutting German chain has packed its aisles with healthier choices to attract more discriminating shoppers. While Kroger or Whole Foods loyalists may not find the selection of organics they're used to, we've crunched the numbers on several products and found that Aldi's prices are usually lowest. Committed to eating clean? Here are some examples of how Aldi can help you save.

Related: I Shopped at Aldi for the First Time and Here's What I Learned

Prices and availability were researched in February and are subject to change.

Simply Nature Organic Macaroni and Cheese
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Simply Nature Organic Macaroni and Cheese

Price: $1.15 for 6 ounces
It's hard to beat good ol' mac and cheese for a quick meal that will please a picky kid. The same size box from Kroger's Simple Truth brand costs $1.50, and Whole Foods' Everyday 365 Value brand costs $1.99. (If your tastes are more high-brow, Aldi also sells Organic Shells and White Cheddar at the same price.)

Related: We Tried 13 Kinds of Store-Brand Mac and Cheese and These Are the Best

Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
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Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Greek Yogurt

Price: $5.29 for 32 ounces
Choose from plain or vanilla — either way, Greek yogurt is a protein-packed way to fuel your day, and it's cheaper at Aldi. At Kroger and Whole Foods, you'll pay $5.49 for the same size store-brand container.

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Organic Bananas
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Organic Bananas

Price: 59 cents a pound
Go ape for organic bananas at Aldi, where you'll pay 59 cents a pound for these potassium-packed wonders. Kroger and Whole Foods charge 69 cents a pound.

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Simply Nature Organic Salted Butter
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Simply Nature Organic Salted Butter

Price: $4.49 for 1 pound
Need to do some baking? Stock up on organic butter at Aldi. Whole Foods charges $5.29 for a 1-pound box of store-brand organic butter, while Kroger wants $5.49.

Simply Nature Organic Cage-Free Brown Eggs
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Simply Nature Organic Cage-Free Brown Eggs

Price: $2.39 a dozen
This is one of Aldi's best buys when it comes to organics. Kroger and Whole Foods charge $4 a dozen for store brand, cage-free organic eggs.

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Simply Nature Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef
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Simply Nature Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef

Price: $5.29 for 1 pound
Here's another stellar Aldi buy. At Kroger and Whole Foods, the cheapest 85% lean organic beef is $7 a pound.

Little Journey Organic Baby Food Puree Pouches
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Little Journey Organic Baby Food Puree Pouches

Price: 79 cents for 4 ounces
Got a hungry baby to feed? Aldi has single-serve 4-ounce puree pouches for 79 cents each. Kroger charges $1.19 for 4-ounce pouches from its Simple Truth line. The cheapest organic option we spotted at Whole Foods was $1.29 for its Mama Bear brand pouches.

Related: When Is It Worth Buying Organic?

Simply Nature Organic Spring Mix
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Simply Nature Organic Spring Mix

Price: $4.19 for 16 ounces
Throw together a cheaper organic salad with Aldi's spring mix. Kroger and Whole Foods charge $5 for the same size package.

Simply Nature Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
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Simply Nature Organic Creamy Peanut Butter

Price: $3.39 for 16 ounces
Parents who slap together a lot of PB&Js will especially appreciate this bargain. Kroger and Whole Foods charge $3.99 for 16 ounces of their organic store brand peanut butter.

Simply Nature Organic Single Origin Whole Bean Coffee
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Simply Nature Organic Single Origin Whole Bean Coffee

Price: $4.49 for 12 ounces
Java junkies who prefer their coffee organic can get a fair-trade brew from Peru or Honduras at Aldi for roughly 37 cents an ounce. In comparison, organic whole-bean coffee from Kroger's Simple Truth brand is 59 cents an ounce; from Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value brand, it's about 70 cents an ounce.

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Simply Nature Organic Salsa
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Simply Nature Organic Salsa

Price: $1.89 for 16 ounces
Whether you like it mild, medium, or hot, Aldi has you covered with organic versions of all three. Kroger charges $2.29 for 16 ounces of its Simple Truth organic salsa, and Whole Foods wants $3.29 for 365 Everyday Value organic salsa.

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Simply Nature Organic Quinoa
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Simply Nature Organic Quinoa

Price: $3.55 for 16 ounces
Get your superfood fix for less by picking up organic quinoa at Aldi, where it runs about 22 cents an ounce. At Kroger, you'll pay 29 cents an ounce, while Whole Foods charges 33 cents an ounce.

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Organic Gala Apples
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Organic Gala Apples

Price: $3.99 for 3 pounds
Pick up a few pounds or organic apples for about $1.33 a pound at Aldi. Kroger and Whole Foods charge $1.99 a pound, though it's worth noting you won't be locked into buying a certain quantity at those stores.

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Simply Nature Organic Canned Beans
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Simply Nature Organic Canned Beans

Price: 89 cents for 15 ounces
Organic black beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans are well under a dollar at Aldi, but you'll pay 99 cents for the same size cans at Whole Foods, and $1 at Kroger.

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Simply Nature Organic Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
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Simply Nature Organic Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Price: $2.25 for 6 ounces
Aldi's dairy-aisle organic options include shredded mozzarella for 37.5 cents an ounce; it sells an organic Mexican blend for the same price. At Kroger, organic shredded mozzarella will run you about 52 cents an ounce; at Whole Foods, it's 53 cents an ounce.

Simply Nature Organic Milk
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Simply Nature Organic Milk

Price: $2.89 for 64 ounces
This morning staple is slightly cheaper at Aldi, where it runs about 4.5 cents an ounce. Whole Foods charges 4.7 cents an ounce, while Kroger's Simple Truth brand is about 5 cents an ounce.

Simply Nature Organic Chicken Broth
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Simply Nature Organic Chicken Broth

Price: $1.79 for 32 ounces
It's easy to use a lot of chicken broth if you cook a lot, so why pay more? Kroger and Aldi want $1.99 for their store brand organic chicken broth. And if chicken broth isn't quite what you need, Aldi sells organic beef and vegetable broth for the same price. Organic chicken and beef bone broth is also an option, albeit for $2.99.

Simply Nature Organic Frozen Berries
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Simply Nature Organic Frozen Berries

Price: $4.99 for 24 ounces
Berries are bound to be a staple in any smoothie lover's freezer. At Aldi, organic frozen strawberries and blueberries are both about 21 cents an ounce. While Kroger charges slightly less for strawberries, 20 cents an ounce, it wants 25 cents an ounce for blueberries. At Whole Foods, strawberries are about 23 cents an ounce, and blueberries run 27 cents an ounce.

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Simply Nature Organic Apple Juice
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Simply Nature Organic Apple Juice

Price: $2.29 for 64 ounces
Whether you're guzzling organic apple juice yourself or quenching the thirst of young kids, consider buying it at Aldi. At Kroger, the store brand is $2.79, and at Whole Foods, it's $3.69.

Simply Nature Organic Coconut Oil
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Simply Nature Organic Coconut Oil

Price: $4.49 for 14 ounces
This suddenly popular pantry staple https://blog.cheapism.com/weird-new-foods/ can be had for a lot less at Aldi. The same amount of Kroger store-brand organic coconut oil costs $5.49, while Whole Foods wants $5.99 for its own brand.

Simply Nature Organic Salad Dressing
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Simply Nature Organic Salad Dressing

Price: $1.99 for 12 ounces
If you're buying organic greens, veggies, and cheese for your salad, why not top it off with organic dressing? Aldi sells several varieties for about 16.6 cents an ounce. Kroger's store-brand organic dressings run about 29 cents an ounce, while Whole Foods' are 25 cents an ounce.

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Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Price: $4.99 for 16.9 ounces
This pantry staple can truly run the gamut when it comes to price, but Aldi's store-brand organic variety runs just under $5. At Kroger, you'll pay $5.49 for Simple Truth, while Whole Foods charges $5.99 for 365 Everyday Value.

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Simply Nature Organic Spices
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Simply Nature Organic Spices

Price: $1.95 for 1.5 to 2.5 ounces
Stock the spice cabinet at Aldi and you'll pay less than $2 for large jars of popular organic spices including cayenne, cinnamon, garlic powder, and thyme. While jar sizes vary, Kroger charges $3.59 for most of those spices, and Whole Foods charges $3.99.

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Simply Nature Organic Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips
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Simply Nature Organic Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips

Price: $1.99 for 11 ounces
Snack attack Aldi's organic tortilla chips work out to about 18.1 cents an ounce. At Kroger, you'll pay about 28 cents an ounce, while at Whole Foods, you'll pay about 25 cents. (Not feeling yellow corn? Aldi also sells organic blue corn and multigrain tortilla chips at $1.95 for an 8.25-ounce bag.)