I’m so excited to talk about something that I love dearly – Aldi! If you are unsure about Aldi or on the fence, then I hope this post will be helpful. I’m excited to share my favorite items you need to buy at Aldi. After reading, maybe you’ll consider taking the plunge too!
For years, I’d heard frugal fanatics rave about Aldi. Since I had never heard of it, I thought they were a little too obsessed. I was perfectly content to keep shopping at my normal grocery store. I read all those articles about how Aldi was saving them so much money, but I was doing just fine using my coupons and shopping all the sales at other stores.
A little less than two years ago, all of that changed. After hearing about Aldi for so long, a local store finally opened up in my area. That meant I could finally check it out for myself. Let’s just say that I was hooked after my very first visit! I love so many of the items at Aldi that it’s actually pretty hard for me to narrow it down. But since I’ve been shopping there for a while now, I feel pretty confident telling you about my favorite items you need to buy at Aldi.
I don’t think any store in my area can match the milk prices at Aldi. And since I’ve never seen a sale or coupon for milk, I need to save as much as I can. We go through a good amount of milk in our home!
Up until we started shopping at Aldi, my husband was dead set on us raising chickens for eggs. He is a big egg eater and was frustrated that eggs had been going up in price. He hasn’t mentioned chickens since Aldi came to town! (By the way, this is an older picture. Eggs were $0.66 when I went this week.)
Fancy multi-grain breads are not in our budget (although I wish they were!). We love the basic white and whole wheat breads at Aldi and use them for all our sandwiches.
4. Baby wipes
I buy our diapers at CVS by playing the drug store game, but I always buy our wipes from Aldi. They are high quality and the cheapest I have found.
5. Produce picks of the week
No matter the store, I tend to buy produce based on what is on sale for the week. Aldi is no different, although their picks of the week are even cheaper than other stores! I’ve purchased baby carrots for $0.50 and whole butternut squashes for $0.99 buy waiting until they are a “pick of the week.”
Some people don’t like Aldi’s produce, but I’ve never had a problem. As with any produce, double check it to make sure it looks good before you purchase. And if you do have a problem, take advantage of their double guarantee.
This is another item that I used to cringe when I had to buy at other grocery stores. It always seemed like it was rarely on sale. Butter hovers around $2.50 per pound at my Aldi, which is a great price!
7. Toilet paper
I used to buy paper products at the drug store, but I’ve fallen in love with the toilet paper at Aldi. I get the kind in the purple package, which is similar to the Scott 1000 brand.
8. Paper towels
I love Bounty paper towels, but they are pricey. Aldi’s paper towels can give Bounty a run for their money! My father-in-law was visiting us recently and asked if the paper towels were Bounty. He was surprised when I told him they were the store brand from Aldi.
9. Ground beef
I buy other meats from Aldi too, but I always buy our ground beef there. I find that it’s always the cheapest place to find ground beef (I buy the kind that isn’t in the tubes). It’s even better when they slap a $2 off sticker on top!
I love using spices to cook, but sometimes those small jars are expensive! They may not have every single spice on the planet, but they have the main ones that I use and they are so much cheaper.
Since I really could go on and on about all the great items at Aldi, here is a list of other items that we routinely buy or that you might want to consider trying out for yourself.
- Baking supplies
- Organic items
- Gluten-free items
- Olive oils
- Frozen fruit & veggies
- Special buy items
- Seasonal items
- Specialty cheeses
- Peanut butter
- Pizza dough
Most of the people I talk to love Aldi, but there are some people who just can’t get into it. It’s certainly not for everyone, but I love their no frills, affordable everyday prices approach. Give them a try if they are in your area…but don’t forget your bags and your quarter! 😉
What items do you love at Aldi?
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