77 Best Things to Buy at Aldi
Price: $2.29 for a 7-ounce bag
From SimplyNature, one of Aldi's exclusive brands, this is an unexpected -- and healthier -- chip option for a price that would be hard to beat in a traditional grocery or health food store.
Price: $1.69 for a 6.3-ounce bag
One of the surprises at Aldi is the availability of select "name" brands -- not versions of a particular food, but the original. This family snacking favorite, the Cheddar Cheese Pretzel flavor, was between a selection of Aldi's own choices, and a good buy for those who prefer the originals.
Price: $2.89 for 10
The classic guilty pleasure snack and traditional lunchbox treat can be had here for just over a quarter each.
Price: $2.99 for a six-pack
Sports drinks can be pricey, especially since they're often bought in multiples. Here, we found packages of 12-ounce bottles in flavors including lemon-lime, orange, fruit punch, and berry.
Price: $1.25 for an 8.49-ounce package
If you want a familiar candy, pick up these milk chocolate treats in an eight-pack of snack-size bars.
Price: $1.69 for 13.7-ounce box
No, we didn't say Ritz crackers -- but this version looks pretty similar and has a price that can't be beat.
Price: $1.49 for 24-ounce jar
Billed as having a new, improved recipe, this salsa comes in medium or mild for recipes or simple chips and dip.
Price: $4.89 for a 26-ounce bag
This hearty snack is filled with ingredients including rice crackers, peanuts, sesame sticks, wasabi peas, and more.
Price: $2.69 for a 3.92-ounce box
Fans of Slim Jims will gobble up these snacks, which come 14 to a box.
Price: $1.09 for a six-pack
These 1-ounce boxes are ideal on-the-go snacks to toss into a backpack, gym bag, or lunchbox.
Price: $1.79 for a four-pack
These sweet slices, packed in 4-ounce cups with 100 percent fruit juice, offer a guilt-free diet snack or a perfect after-school snack for little ones.
Price: $1.99 for a 20-ounce box
Frankly, you could serve quite a few people cardboard in the morning and they might not know it -- some people are oblivious to breakfast name brands. But feel good with the whole grain selection of this traditional cereal.
Price: $2.39 for an 11-ounce jar
Not only is this an offering from Aldi's wholesome line, it's also organic.
Price: $1.49 for a 24-ounce container
Let the imagination run wild: ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, chocolate milk, egg creams … at this price you can have them all.
Price: $1.39 for an 18-ounce jar
Savings on the pantry staples abound. Stock up.
Price: $1.99 for a 13-ounce jar
Forget Nutella. This option is chock full of cocoa and skim milk, ready to be spread on whatever you fancy.
Price: $1.99 for a 17-ounce bottle
If you like it hot, hot, hot, look no further than this offering from the Asian Inspirations collection.
Price: $3.39 for a gallon
For families that go through milk at quite a clip, this is a deal on good ol' homogenized whole milk.
Price: $3.99 for a package of 12
This Columbian Fair Trade coffee, breakfast blend or doughnut shop options in particular, will save big bucks and time standing in line at Starbucks.
Price: $5.38 for a 7-ounce jar
One jar of this name-brand coffee yields 100 cups (yes, that's less than 6 cents for a cup) of premium dark-roast brew.
Price: $1.89 for a box of 100
For those who prefer tea, these individually wrapped bags are a classic blend and an incredible bargain.
Price: $1.99 for a 2-quart container
There are dairy milk alternatives at Aldi too.
Price: $2.35 for a 59-ounce container
Whether you prefer your OJ with calcium and vitamin D, high pulp or no pulp, none are made from concentrate.
Price: 84 cents for a 16-ounce package
This butter-alternative spread comes in four quarters, and costs less than four quarters.
Price: 39 cents for a 6-ounce cup
Choices range from cherry to blueberry to peach in options that include low-fat and nonfat.
Price: $2.69 for a 12-ounce pouch
Hola nachos, tacos -- or any dish you want to cover in cheese. This generous package yields 3 cups.
Price: $1.89 for a 12-ounce package
Those with health in mind can still savor a tasty smoked and cured breakfast meat.
Price: $1.79 for a 16-ounce package
Those who want a lighter option will also find eight to a package of these turkey dogs.
Price: $2.49 for a 12-ounce bag
Forget the high-falutin' salad shops. This kit will help assemble a gourmet salad filled with not only kale but also green cabbage, romaine, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and poppy seed dressing.
Price: $1.49 for an 8-ounce bag
Served up in a salad or sautéed for a side dish, spinach is packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Price: $2.69 for a pound
To make dinner from scratch but not spend the whole night doing it, these are an ideal starting point.
Price: 99 cents for a 16-ounce tube
It seems like we'd be cheating on the Pillsbury Doughboy, but at this price we simply must go with this pack of eight easy-preparation biscuits.
Price: $2.39 for a 9-ounce tub
Pre-sliced deli meats are perfect for lunches or protein-rich snacks.
Price: $2.49 for a 4-ounce package
Gourmet ingredients for pasta dishes and more, these options are unexpected and surprisingly affordable.
Price: $1.19 for a loaf
Vital for everything from sandwiches to morning toast.
Price: $3.99 for a 25.5-ounce bag
Sometimes, when you're in a rush or serving what seems like every kid in the neighborhood, frozen chicken just does the trick. Keep a few bags of these fully cooked bites on hand.
Price: $4.29 for a 16-ounce package
Forget the fancy fish market. Shop here and be able to offer a seaside feast.
Price: $1.65 for a 30-ounce bag
From the freezer to the plate without ever picking up a potato peeler -- what's not to love?
Price: $1.99 for 8- to 11-ounce boxes
For an impromptu cocktail party or an easy lunch, try the mozzarella sticks or cheddar-stuffed jalapeños.
Price: 79 cents for an 8-ounce tub
Spoon it on hot cocoa or top a pudding. It's all sweet -- and all good. There's a Fit & Active lite version at the same price.
Price: 33 cents for a 7.25-ounce kit
A crowd-pleaser, this macaroni and cheese package had us checking the price more than once -- yep, it really is 33 cents.
Price: $1.49 for 16 ounces
We admit, we weren't expecting so many healthy and gourmet options at Aldi, especially this pasta pick ideal for those needing a gluten-free brown rice spaghetti.
Price: $1.29 for 16-ounce bags
Authentic Italian bronze-cut pasta -- pipe rigati, orecchiette, or rigatoni -- at this price? Mangia!
Price: $2.29 for an 8-ounce canister
Sprinkle this on liberally, as you can certainly afford to.
Price: $1.29 for a 19-ounce can
Heat up a bowl of comfort with this traditional chicken and wild rice soup that's about half the price of national name brands.
Price: $1.89 for a 500-count box
A poor person's Q-tip? Well, after the savings, you may be headed to being a rich (or at least pennies richer) person.
Price: $2.47 for 2.6 ounces
The selection of personal-care products at Aldi is surprising, including name brands such as this.
Price: $1.45 for 17.6 ounces
Refreshing no matter the season, this drink is beloved by those with a care for their health.
Price: 98 cents for a two-pack
Baby food and baby-care products includes these all-natural carrots offered in a pair of containers that hold 2.5 ounces each.
Price: $1.88 for a gallon
The traditional fruit juicy red flavor -- promoted for so long by that beloved character Punchy -- is a name-brand steal here.
Price: $1.58 for a 2-liter bottle
The soda section offers plenty of chances to score deals on name brands.
Price: 85 cents for an 18.3-ounce box
Whip up the family size box of these brownies and become the go-to person for bake sales from now on.
Price: $1.19 for jars of varying weights
From parsley flakes to basil leaves, ground cinnamon to minced onion, the herbs and spices here are inexpensive enough to stock an entire rack and have money to spare.
Price: $1.39 for a stalk (bunch)
You have to know your produce prices, but you can certainly score here. We also spotted cucumbers for 55 cents and had just paid markedly more in another supermarket a day before.
Price: $4.99 for a box of 40
Featuring "Flex Odor Control," these are an economical choice for a household necessity.
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