Pizza Sauce, Contact Solution, and Loose Produce: Here Are 11 Items Redditors Wish Aldi Carried

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Aldi Fails

Aldi is known for its combination of low prices, ease, and convenience. While shoppers appreciate the wide range of budget-friendly options offered at its stores, there are still some items such as loose produce, buttermilk, and rotisserie chicken that shoppers wish Aldi would sell. Here are 11 items that Redditors say Aldi should stock up on. (Oh, and don't forget to bring a quarter the next time you shop there, or you won't be able to rent a shopping cart!) 

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Loose Produce

While Aldi offers a sizable selection of produce, it only sells the items in bulk. Loose potatoes, limes, and onions are some of the items Redditors wish the retailer would offer, as opposed to having to buy a full bag each time. "Totally agree, (most people) don’t need 5 white onions at a time," writes one Redditor, while another jokingly says: "When Aldi gives you lemons, you make lemonade!"

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Rotisserie Chicken

Here at Cheapism, we love a good deal (duh), and few things give you as much bang for your buck as good ol' rotisserie chicken. While Aldi offers shredded chicken in its frozen section, Redditors say the chicken is "dry," "tastes strange," or is otherwise lackluster. "I bought it on a whim and did not like the flavor at all," writes one Redditor. "I couldn't put my finger on what it tasted like, but I thought it had a strange taste." A rotisserie chicken sounds a lot better, don't you think?

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Fresh Herbs

Though the retailer does offer some basic herbs such as parsley and cilantro, Redditors wish it would stock up on a larger variety of fresh herbs like dill, basil, rosemary, and mint. As one Redditor points out, they grow their own fresh herbs in the summer, but would like the convenience of being able to buy them at their local Aldi during the winter. 

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A staple ingredient in many cooking and baking recipes, buttermilk is something many users wish Aldi would stock up on. "So odd they don’t [carry buttermilk] given their otherwise great dairy selection," writes one Redditor. An alternative to fresh buttermilk? Buy it powdered, says one user. "It has a very long shelf life in the fridge! Very economical and convenient." We didn't even know powdered buttermilk was a thing, but there ya go.

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Wider Selection of Whole Grain Options

A greater selection of whole Grain breads and dough is another item shoppers wish Aldi had. "I wish Aldi had more whole grain options for bread, tortillas, pitas, pasta etc," writes one Redditor, adding, "I am trying [to] follow the Mediterranean Diet and nearly all my carbs are supposed to be from whole grains but Aldi simply does not have enough variety in their whole grains for me to shop there 100%."

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Baby Formula

Though Aldi used to carry its own line of baby formula, it has since discontinued it due to last year's formula shortages coupled with consumer inquiries, according to Discontinued News. "They used to have great baby formula! I used it with my first about 4 years ago. Was going to start stocking up on it and noticed they discontinued it during the formula shortages," writes one Redditor.

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Canned Lentils

Known as a versatile and filling pantry staple for many households, canned lentils are easy to incorporate into a variety of dishes, and are packed with fiber, protein, and nutrition. "Canned lentils: I’m always amazed they don’t have it in my store," one Redditor points out.

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Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce

An essential ingredient for homemade pizza creations (yum), pizza sauce is another key item many users wish their local Aldi had. While a few Redditors say their stores just started stocking pizza sauce in a jar, it still isn't available in all its locations. "Mine just started carrying this. It was with the spaghetti sauce," says one Redditor. Come on Aldi, you've gotta know how much we love pizza here in the US of A. Get on it! 

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Contact Solution

There's more than food on this list: Shoppers also wish Aldi sold contact solution. "Contact solution — Aldi carried it waaaaaay back in the 90s but discontinued it at some point," writes one user. Though Aldi is primarily known for its groceries, it also carries some basic personal care products such as shampoo, toothpaste, and pain killers.

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