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20 Aldi Items That Frugal Reddit Users Always Buy

Aldi shoppers share what items they frequently purchase to save money every month on groceries.

20 Aldi Items That Frugal Reddit Users Always Buy

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Want to know what budget-friendly grocery items to pick up the next time you’re at Aldi?

Frugal Reddit users reveal Aldi items that always end up in their shopping carts.

Chocolate

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“Chocolate, including fair trade chocolate, is also really cheap.”

—u/Realistic_Elevator83

Here’s a price comparison that showcases how much cheaper Aldi’s chocolate is.

  • Aldi’s brand Choceur dark chocolate bar, 5.29 oz, $1.45,
  • Lindt dark chocolate bar, 3.5 oz, $3.37 (sold at Walmart)

For less money, you can get a bigger chocolate bar at Aldi than at Walmart.

Canned Food

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“My neighborhood grocery store has canned vegetables, sauces, and especially beans a lot more expensive than they used to be. Aldi still comes in under $1 for most canned goods.”

—u/KCFiredUp

Aldi’s Millville Cereal

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“Breakfast cereal – Honey Bunches of Oats is now a shockingly thin 2-bowl box for like $7 freakin’ dollars; the Millville copycat is still under $2.50 and twice the size, easily.”

—u/Or0b0ur0s

Aldi’s brand Millville makes generic versions of your favorite name-brand cereal at much cheaper prices.

Store Brand Snacks

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“We’ve basically catered our entires shopping around Aldis. For us that means we’ve tried just about all their store brand snacks – and their really good!”

They also said, “They have fun seasonal snacks too that keep it exciting.”

—u/bustmanymoves

According to Aldi, 90% of their items are Aldi exclusive brands. These store-brand items are going to be much cheaper than the name-brand.

Always opt for Aldi’s brands when possible for the biggest savings.

Speciality & Regular Cheese

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“Goat cheese is $2. Usually $5 at other stores for similar packages. All their specialty cheese is pretty cheap.”

—u/Comprehensive-Buy879

Not only is specialty cheese like brie cheaper at Aldi, but Redditors also mentioned their other cheese offerings were cheaper than other grocery stores.

Pantry Staples

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“Pantry staples like oil and flour are usually a good price.”

—u/SeashellBeeshell

Protein Bars

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“Their protein bars are so much less expensive and taste better than most I’ve tried from the more expensive grocery stores.”

—u/gtiat

Coffee

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“The coffee is actually very good.”

—u/deleted

Copycat Girl Scout Cookies

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“If you like Girl Scout cookies, their versions are great and WAY cheaper.”

—u/teamboomerang

Benton’s, an Aldi exclusive brand, has many Girl Scout cookie dupes that Reddit users rave about.

Canned Tuna

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“The canned tuna is always the cheapest in town.”

—u/FlashyImprovement5

Produce

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“Produce is pretty much all we buy there, it’s like half what the regular store charges.”

—u/green_velvet_goodies

Wine

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“The $3 wine you can’t complain, great for cooking and non-company wine.”

—u/Kat9935

Eggs

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“Mainly eggs. I almost always find them to be cheaper than other stores.”

—u/LoveLaika237

Various Organic Food

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“Organic options! We may be frugal but we don’t sacrifice quality of food/health. Often times the organic food at Aldi will be cheaper than the non organic food elsewhere.”

—u/ronald_nino

Olives

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“The Kalamata olives are like $3 less than the grocery.”

—u/nolagem

Pizza Dough

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u/thepeacefulpurl who feeds a family of six said, “I love their pizza dough. It is so handy to keep in the freezer with some mozzarella and leftover meat for lazy day pizza.”

Aldi also has a good selection of take-and-bake pizzas, which Reddit users frequently bought.

Meat & Seafood (Sometimes)

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“I look for deals on their meats and seafood. In my area, their seafood is the lowest price available.”

—u/lookylouboo

Some Reddit users always shop for meat at Aldi because it’s priced reasonably and is high quality.

However, some people mentioned that meat quality can vary from store to store and expressed that some locations did not have the best meat department.

It’s worth it to check out your local Aldi’s meat to judge for yourself since some Redditors loved the meat selection while others disliked the quality.

Tofu & Plant-Based Meat

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“The tofu at my Aldi is fully a dollar cheaper than at other grocery stores. And the veggie ‘chikn’ nugs are amazing.”

—u/imhavingadonut

Energy Drinks

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I buy my husband the knockoff black and green label energy drinks! He says they taste just like Monster. They’re also very cheap!”

—u/Pennythe

Gluten-Free Food

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“When my kid was GF* it was the cheapest place for GF* products hands down.” (GF: Gluten Free)

—u/481126

Gluten-free products can be quite expensive at other stores, many Redditors said Aldi was their go-to store for gluten-free pasta, bread, snacks, and other items.

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