14 ALDI Essentials That Are Worth Every Penny

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If you’re searching for new and unique items to add to your grocery list, I highly recommend visiting ALDI. It’s one of my favorite grocery stores because it offers a wide variety of healthy and affordable options. I have created a list of 14 must-have foods I always add to my cart at ALDI. These items include budget-friendly options and everyday favorites that have become a regular part of my shopping routine. You may find some new items to add to your shopping list!


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Nuts are expensive, but ALDI has a wide variety at reasonable prices, making it a go-to destination for nut lovers.


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ALDI offers a great selection of high-end premade dips and hummus. The Crab Rangoon Dip is a favorite among fans of ALDI!

Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

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We always keep ALDI pre-cooked grilled chicken breast strips on hand as they are a great time saver. They can be used in salads and many simple recipes.


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ALDI has a great selection of affordable and high-quality meats. Whether you’re looking for chicken, beef, or pork, they are available for every budget and preference.

High Quality Cooking Oil

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I am a fan of ALDI’s cooking oils because they offer an excellent selection of high-quality oils at affordable prices, including avocado and extra-virgin olive oil.


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ALDI is known for its affordable yet high-quality wines. At competitive prices, they offer a wide selection of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wine from various regions worldwide. Many ALDI wines have won awards and received high ratings from critics, making them an excellent option for wine lovers on a budget.


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ALDI is a great place for cheese lovers looking for affordable, high-quality cheese options. Additionally, it’s a perfect place to shop if you’re looking for cheese to add to your charcuterie board.

Hearts of Palm

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If you haven’t tried Hearts of Palm pasta yet, you’re missing out! This low-carb pasta has a neutral flavor and an al dente texture. It easily absorbs the flavor of any sauce you pair it with. Although it’s a new product at ALDI, it quickly moved to the must-have list!


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ALDI is a great place to buy eggs because they are always fresh and high-quality. Their eggs are competitively priced, making it a budget-friendly option for anyone who wants to enjoy delicious and healthy eggs.


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ALDI’s butter is known for its good quality and great taste and comes at a reasonable price. They offer a variety of butter options, including both unsalted and salted butter, as well as organic butter. If you haven’t tried organic butter yet, you should, as it has a rich and delicious flavor.

Nut Butter

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ALDI’s nut butter selection is an excellent alternative to pricier brands, from classic peanut butter to almond and cashew butter.

Organic Produce

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ALDI’s organic produce is often priced lower than other grocery stores, making it an affordable option for those looking to eat healthy and organic. ALDI also works with local farmers to source their organic produce, ensuring the products are fresh and high-quality.


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ALDI is known for carrying a great selection of inexpensive seasonings. One of their most popular ones is the everything bagel seasoning. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s worth checking out!


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Bacon lovers can find a variety of high-quality bacon at ALDI, including applewood smoked bacon, hardwood smoked bacon, center-cut bacon, and more, coming in at a competitive price.

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Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
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