Whether you’re an extreme coupon collector or simply like to save a few bucks in your grocery shop, Aldi should always be your go-to destination. Not only does it offer quality products, it also has some of the best deals in the business. To enlighten you, here are more of the Top 10 BEST DEALS At Aldi That You Absolutely Need To Know (Part 2)
10. Baking Products
Let’s face it everybody: this “can’t-leave-your-house social distancing” thing has been pretty tough on all of us. Since we couldn’t do our usual activities, we had to come up with new hobbies to pass the time. Many turned to video games or working out, but the pastime that really took off? Baking. It turns out that baking can be a lot of fun, especially when you bake enough cookies to feed your entire household for months. So, if like so many people out there, you enjoy baking or plan on getting into it, Aldi has got you covered for all the essentials. Baking from scratch can be quite the hassle, mostly because you need to have every single ingredient. But at Aldi, all of your worries will disappear. Whether you just need the staples like sugar, butter, and flour, or a rarer commodity, you can find everything at some of the best prices on the market. Usually, essentials like these would be cheaper in a bulk store; however, the Aldi Baker’s Corner store brand sells a ton of smaller sized items to keep you from overbuying. For example, Aldi sells a 32.8-ounce bag of brown sugar for $1.29, while Domino’s light brown sugar retails for $2.69 for the same amount. So, if you’re looking for cost-friendly and great quality baking products to fuel your new passion, look no further than Aldi!
Do you ever grow tired of the regular, run-of-the-mill boring sweets offered at your grocery store? If so, you simply need to know about the European Sweets selection available at Aldi. Founded by the Albrecht family in 1961, Aldi clearly wears its German roots proudly. It deals with a lot of European suppliers, which is why the European chocolates you will find on the shelves of the store are some of the most delicious and most authentic sweets there are. According to Forbes, specialty chocolates are already tasty in general, but the ones at Aldi are among the best because of their smooth, creamy texture and their very affordable prices. Generally, chocolates like that would go for a much higher price, but Aldi knows how to offer the best deals possible, and you can buy great-tasting chocolate for as little as $2 dollars per 4.4 ounces. Around the holidays, you can get your hands on German holiday specialties like Winternacht solid and hollow chocolates, Merci European chocolate, and even Winternacht marzipan logs, to name a few. Obviously, you can also find a great deal of more “common” chocolates, so if you’re going to stock up, you have the choice. And what’s the best part about these chocolates? You can also use them in your baking recipes! It’ll make your specialty cookie a worldwide sensation, that’s for sure.
8. Frozen Section
After a long busy day, you don’t always have time to cook a whole meal, and that’s okay, really. Your first instinct is either to order take-out or take a chance with that frozen meal that’s been in the freezer for way too long. The choice is usually simple. However, the frozen food section at Aldi is so yummy; chances are, you won’t be eating these only as a last-resort meal anymore. Let’s start with the frozen veggies. Even though Aldi doesn’t have rows upon row like your local grocery store, it still packs a lot of varied, tasty frozen veggies. You want some sweet peas to fill up your casserole? Or white corn to complete your taco night? Just head on over to Aldi and stock your freezer with these affordable bags of vegetables. And, now, it’s time to talk about seafood. Frozen seafood at Aldi is probably one of the best deals out there. Most of the fish is usually a few dollars less than at your average store, but just as delicious. The frozen Jumbo Shrimp are also not too shabby of a deal – and don’t worry, their size is worth every penny. In other words, Aldi is basically heaven on earth when it comes to frozen food; the aisles are stuffed with treasures from endless pizza options to sushi. There’s nowhere else that can compete with Aldi!
7. Organic Goods
When trying to eat more organic foods, more often than not, your grocery store bill is significantly higher. That is if you can even find organic options, as not all stores offer genuine organic produce. At Aldi, you’ll never have that problem. In fact, it might be one of the best places to go if you like buying anything organic. In the last few years, Aldi began offering more organic products and created the SimplyNature Organic line, which provides all organic and Non-GMO verified products at the best prices possible. In this line, products are guaranteed not to contain any preservatives or added artificial ingredients, and the selection is absolutely impressive. You can find an organic veggie broth that’s almost half the price of comparable products. It’s always great to stock up on staples like canned broth, and if it’s organic? Even better. You can also buy from an extensive collection of plant-based milk like soy, almond, and coconut, which are always priced at least a dollar less than at other health food stores. Other popular items in the SimplyNature brand include leafy greens, baby food, frozen fruits, and grass-fed beef. For the vegetarians of this world, fear not! Aldi also offers a line of plant-based products called Earth Grown. No matter what organic item you’re looking for, you’re guaranteed to find it at a bargain.
6. Seasonal Items
Sometimes, to make sure you find the item you want at the best price possible, you need to wait for the right time, and sometimes even for the right place. At Aldi, that time is the Holidays. As Aldi rotates some of its items depending on the time of year, there are certain things you should be on the lookout for when major holidays are around the corner. Let’s take Easter, for example. When spring rolls around, it’s all about Easter. And what is Easter all about in our day and age? That’s right, chocolate! Yes, we’ve already talked about chocolate before, but this time, it’s holiday chocolate! Like at most grocery stores, you can get a lot of Easter classics, but also some typical and delicious Aldi brand chocolate! From Choceur Easter Bunnies, Moser Roth Chocolate Duo Egg, and even a dairy-free Sweet William Chocolate Bunny, you can cater to your sweet tooth, all the while catering to the limits of your wallet. Once you’re done raiding the candy section, you can start prepping for your Easter feast. In some Easter dining traditions, ham is the piece de resistance at the table, and at Aldi, you can buy the best ham while also getting the best bang for your buck. An Appleton Farms spiral-sliced half ham usually sells for $1.69 a pound around Easter, while at Walmart, it sells its Sam’s Choice house brand spiral cut hams for $2.20 per pound. Technically, there is no “wrong” time to shop at Aldi, just really, really good times!
5. Red Hot Deals
Picking your go-to grocery store is all about finding where the prices offer the best bang for your buck. Sure, most places will have items on sale from time to time, but how many stores can you name that actually have a permanent section designated to save you money? Well, Aldi does, and it’s one of its best perks. The Red Hot Deals section is exactly what it sounds like – even better deals on your favorite goods. It’s situated in the middle of the store and is full of treasures, all at the best price possible. Aldi updates the section every week, according to a specific theme; let’s say this week’s theme is picnicking, then you might find grilling utensils to make mean barbecues, buns, chips, and condiments to be paired with coolers – basically the whole nine yards when it comes to outdoor fun. Another week, the theme could be “back-to-school,” meaning the Red Hot Deals section could be full of school supplies, lunch boxes, and trendy, fun snack foods to put in those lunch boxes. No matter the week and no matter the theme, the deals are always worth swinging by to check out. To know exactly what’s to come, all you need to do is look at the ad flyer which usually comes out two weeks in advance. And if you don’t think the week’s theme sounds enticing to you? Heck, just go check it out anyway; chances are you’ll find something you didn’t even know you needed.
Depending on where you go to stock your pantry, some items might be a little more expensive at certain stores. At Aldi, however, it seems like no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll get it for a very reasonable price – and always lower than at a regular grocery store. Take spices, for instance. The spice selection at Aldi is not only extensive and contains every spice you could ever crave, but it also does pretty well in the price versus quality department. Aldi sells its very own line of spices, Stonemill spices, in which they have all of the spice staples like cinnamon, Italian seasoning, and cumin for about one-third the price than at other grocery stores. A 2.7-ounce container of garlic powder and a 2.12-ounce container of paprika will usually sell for about 95 cents, which is a significant saving over most brand names. For example, a slightly bigger container of McCormick garlic powder sells for about $3.99 at other stores. Yes, some containers might be a little smaller than others, but that’s just the perfect way to keep the spices fresher for longer – especially with the ones you might use a little less frequently. Keeping your spice rack stocked has never been this easy!
3. Canned Foods
If there was a zombie apocalypse tomorrow, how long would you be able to hold on? Are your shelves stocked enough to be ready for any outcome? If not, maybe a quick trip to Aldi would do you some good. On a more serious note, though, canned goods aren’t only just practical during an end-of-the-world type situation, they’re also pretty useful for everyday life, and at Aldi, they have the best possible selection. Whether you’re in need of broths, beans, tomatoes, or applesauce, you can be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for, at a very affordable price. Canned broth, like ALDI’s Chef’s Cupboard, is extremely flavorful and a nice pantry staple to stock up on. They even have it in a low-sodium and organic format. Then, if you want to fill your shelves with canned veggies, Aldi also offers some pretty enticing deals on those. Let’s just say $0.65 per can is kind of hard to beat. From brand to brand, the majority of canned veggies taste kind of similar and can be hard to discern between, which is why you might as well opt for the cheapest option available. From crushed tomatoes to chicken noodle soup, Aldi has got all of your canned food needs covered.
2. Deli Items
It’s not uncommon to stop by the grocery store and grab something as a quick bite to eat when you’re pressed for time. It’s also not uncommon to be greeted with disappointing, not-so-great pre-packaged items and end up with a sad, sad meal. But, if you swing by Aldi, all those worries disappear and are replaced by a tasty, fulfilling experience. Aldi has a whole new line of deli items that are perfect for your lunchtime. The Park Street Deli range of packaged, refrigerated products is guaranteed to be a life-saver when you’re on the go. It includes a wide range of fresh, all ready-to-eat items like lunch meats, prepared soups, and salads, as well as specialty cheeses, all designed to make your meal more enjoyable. And plus, since it’s Aldi, the prices are ridiculously affordable. You can score anything from kosher dill pickle spears, hummus, and guacamole to chicken salad, cheeses, and protein bars. Basically, you can create your own lunch, from top to bottom, without completely busting your budget. Deli items can sometimes be quite expensive, mostly due to the “convenience” factor, but at Aldi – convenient or not – the food is always low-cost. Forget take-out; go to the nearest Aldi next time you’re in a lunch crisis, and prepare to be amazed.
1. Maple Syrup
Everybody knows that a plate of pancakes or waffles is never complete without a generous amount of maple syrup on top. It just adds that touch of sweetness that we all just need sometimes. However, the only downside to this sugary nectar is the price. Maple syrup is usually pretty expensive, and when it’s not, well, the quality isn’t exactly worth it. This is why at Aldi, even though you might have to pay a tiny bit more, you will get some of the best natural maple syrup there is. You can get a 12.5-ounce jar of 100% pure maple syrup for $5.99 and a bottle of imitation syrup is a fraction of the price found at other stores. The one problem? The imitation syrup’s main ingredients are corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and caramel color, and it is made using genetic engineering. That explains the low price. Aldi’s Specially Selected Pure Maple Syrup, on the other hand, is worth the few extra bucks. There is no added sugar or color, which in the long haul, totally compensates for the smaller bottle. And, the price did go down in the last few years, which is always a plus. So, the next time you’re out of your regular brand of maple syrup, consider giving Aldi’s a chance – you won’t be disappointed.