This post is Sponsored by ALDI, however all opinions are 100% mine and I shop here weekly.
ALDI has a huge selection of foods to choose from. I shared with you How to Shop at ALDI, so today I thought I’d share with you some of the best items to buy at ALDI. I shop at ALDI weekly. Between shopping at ALDI, coupon match ups at other stores, and the farmers market, I’m able to keep my weekly grocery budget between $30-$35.
I’m able to keep it so low because I’m only shopping for two (sometimes 6 when my nieces and nephew visit), and I have a pantry with a nice size of staple items. Sometimes I do go over budget when I don’t strategically plan my shopping trip, and sometimes I go over budget when I buy extra fruit for juicing.
As I stated in my first post, ALDI has pretty much everything you need, but there are some items that are a really good deal that you typically won’t find cheaper at a regular grocery store. Here is my list of the best items to buy at ALDI, you may or may not agree.
I usually buy most of my chips at ALDI. I’m usually a plain potato chip girl so the plain salted chips, and the sour cream and onion chips work just fine in my household. Most of the times my nieces and nephew devour the bag anyway.
I also buy all of my tortilla chips at ALDI. They have the restaurant style, the rounds, the scoops, and regular tortilla chips. I use those chips for dips, salsas, rotel, and more.
2. Flour Tortillas
ALDI’s flour tortillas are delicious, and cost less than Mission Tortillas. Every once in awhile I’m able to find a good tortilla deal at the regular grocery store, but at ALDI I’m able to get a good price weekly, and sometimes they go on sale at ALDI.
I use the tortillas for tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, chicken wraps, and breakfast burritos.
Unless I’m able find a really good deal on nuts at a regular store I’ll usually buy them at ALDI. ALDI has all types of nuts, and trail mixes ex. cashews, pecans, peanuts, almonds, and more.
ALDI’s fruit snacks taste just as good as regular store bought fruit snacks, plus there is usually more in the package. I have fruit snacks on hand for my nieces and nephew when they visit. I can’t lie and say me and my boyfriend don’t steal a package here and there from the box. I only buy fruit snacks from the regular store when they are on sale at a deep stock up price.
ALDI’s animal crackers are delicious! We stock up on these all of the time.
The fruit cups are cheaper than the regular store. ALDI pretty much has everything you need snack wise to pack the best school lunches on a budget.
ALDI’s baking ingredients are cheaper than regular stores. You’ll find sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, corn starch, cocoa powder, brown sugar, frosting, powdered sugar, vegetable oils, olive oil, spray oils, chocolate chips, baking nuts and more.
*every blue moon I’m able to find flour and sugar cheaper at a regular store*
6. Bags of Beans & Rice
I like to making beans from the bag. It’s cheaper this way and healthier because I control what’s going into them.
I love rice and I find all types of cheap rice at ALDI.
7. Almond Milk
ALDI’s almond milk taste just as good as Silk, and Almond Breeze, and cost a fraction of the price.
Sometimes I can score shredded cheese for less at regular grocery stores with coupons or sales. If I don’t have either I get my shredded cheese from ALDI, or if I know I’m going to make a dish that requires a lot of cheese I’ll also get it from ALDI.
I buy all of my sliced cheese from ALDI. I also find cream cheese (if I can’t find a sale), and blocks of cheese. The blocks of cheese freeze well and can be grated to make shredded cheese.
I usually buy all of my staple spices from ALDI. The spices at ALDI are cheaper than regular grocery stores, they are great quality, have a long shelf life, and taste good. I usually get salt, pepper, garlic powder, garlic salt, paprika, chili powder, and cumin.
10. Frozen Chicken Breast
ALDI’s frozen chicken breast bag cost about $6 and some change. It’s cheaper than the regular stores. Sometimes a regular store will have a sale that I can stock up, but thats seldom. At ALDI I can find the frozen chicken breast at the same price daily, unless it goes on sale.
11. Orange Juice
I buy a carton of Orange Juice weekly from ALDI unless I catch a huge sale at another store.
I usually buy my broths and stocks from ALDI. I can’t find a better deal than around Thanksgiving on those items. Plus ALDI’s stock and broths come in 32 oz cartons. You’ll find chicken, beef, and vegetable, and you can find them in organic, and free range.
13. Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Every week ALDI has a selection of Fresh fruit and veggies on sale. They also have a variety of produce available for purchase. I usually buy whatever is on sale.
I also cross shop for fruit and veggies between ALDI and the farmers market. I try to take notes on which would be cheaper. Sometimes I’ll see items, ex. bell peppers at the farmers market and remember that ALDI has them on sale, so I’ll skip buying them at the farmers market and pick them up when I shop at ALDI.
14. Lunch Meat
We are able to get the best deals on lunch meat at ALDI. My boyfriend packs a sandwich for lunch daily so we go through a lot of it. I also like to pack sandwiches for my nieces and nephew for lunch when we go on an outing.
15. Turtle Cheesecakes*
Now this is a bonus item. Those little cheesecakes are soooo good. My boyfriend devours them so I make sure to have a few in the freezer or fridge to enjoy for dessert every once in a while when I make a nice dinner.
What are some of your favorite items to buy at ALDI? And if I missed anything please let me know in the comments.
Also, check out my post “How to Shop at ALDI” to get a breakdown of the best way to shop there.