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Aldi Superfans Reveal Their ‘Must-Have’ Products

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The Aldi logo is displayed on the front of one of its stores in a local retail park on Wirral, U.K., on a sunny afternoon.
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Aldi Fan Favorites

With nearly 100,000 members, Aldi's subreddit has a devoted following of frugal shoppers, making it a treasure trove of budget-friendly shopping advice. Some of the forum's most active members recently shared their list of best Aldi products. We've gathered the most popular of those "must-have" products so you can be prepared for your next Aldi outing.


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Benton Cookies
Aldi

Benton Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

You can enjoy Girl Scout cookies year round thanks to these peanut butter fudge cookies. According to Redditors, they taste even better than tagalongs. "They are the best cookies in the world and throwing them in the bag has set me up with a terrible addiction to those cookies," one shopper shared.


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Simply Nature Broth
Aldi

Simply Nature Chicken and Beef Bone Broth

One Redditor called Aldi's organic chicken and beef bone broths a "godsend" because of their low sodium content. "My mom had heart surgery last year and had to keep sodium to the bare minimum," they explained. Another shopper claims that they're also "half the price" of bone broth anywhere else.


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Millville Protein Granola
Aldi

Millville Protein Granola

If you're struggling to hit your protein goals, consider Aldi's granola, which comes packed with around 10 grams per serving. The granolas come in multiple flavors, from oats and honey to cranberry and almond.


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Specially Selected Pita Chips
Aldi

Specially Selected Pita Chips

Aldi's pita chips received plaudits from superfans, one of whom wrote that "all of the flavors have been bomb." But if you have trouble choosing, another shopper suggested the parmesan, garlic, and herb variety, which they said are "so good."

Knoppers
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Knoppers

Because Aldi is a German-owned chain, the store sells a smattering of European products, including Knoppers. The German wafer candy bar has a popular following in its home country, though Aldi superfans in the U.S. have also discovered how good these sweet treats are.

Specially Selected German Coffee
Aldi

Specially Selected German Coffee

Coffee roasted in Germany, a fan favorite, is another item you'd have trouble finding at other supermarkets. Brew a cup and enjoy it with a side of cake for a truly classic German experience.

Huntington Home Candles
Aldi

Huntington Home Candles

Aldi also offers a variety of home goods, including the much celebrated Huntington Home candles, which received multiple shout outs in this popular thread. Scents range from "Mountain Air" to "Blood Orange Persimmon."

Choceur Chocolate-Covered Almonds
Aldi

Choceur Chocolate-Covered Almonds

Available in both dark and milk chocolate varieties, Choceur's chocolate-covered almonds are a hit with Aldi fans. "They're impossible for me not to eat," one shopper wrote.

Aldi Vegan Ice Cream
Aldi

Vegan Products

From meatless meatballs to non-dairy ice creams and cheeses, Aldi carries a respectable number of affordable vegan products — and shoppers have taken notice. Multiple shoppers said Aldi's vegan products were must-haves, specifically the retailer's meatless frozen foods and Good Planet vegan cheese.

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A Quarter

The thread's number 1 "must-have" item: a quarter. Confused? Aldi requires its shoppers to pay a 25 cent deposit to unlock its shopping carts. But don't worry. Simply return the cart and relock it, and you'll get your shiny quarter back. The deposit system, which is typical in Germany, means that workers don't have to spend time corralling carts.