Shopping at Aldi is like dieting – I don’t like it, but I do it because it’s good for me. The prices at Aldi are so much better than grocery stores, and with the changes in couponing over the years it just makes sense to do the bulk of my shopping in the no-frills aisles of Aldi.
Because of that no-frills atmosphere and the low prices, many people assume the overall quality of items is sub-par to name brands. I’m here to tell you that is not always the case! There are actually a few Aldi brand items that we like even better than name brands.
Here they are! I will list the prices as of the day I’m writing this post (8/3/19), comparing Aldi prices to my favorite local grocery store.
Tuscan Garden Salad Dressing:
- Ranch: $.89 (Hidden Valley Ranch: $3.29)
- Balsamic Vinaigrette: $.89 (Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette: $2.99)
Reggano Tomato, Onion & Garlic Pasta Sauce: $.89 (Ragu: $2.99) – I’m pretty picky about pasta sauce, but this one is delicious!
L’Oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls: $1.99 (Kings Hawaiian Rolls: $4.29) – This is the only one that wins as much for price as for taste. These taste exactly the same and stay fresh just as long as the name brand, so why pay more for the same thing?!
Benton’s Fudge Mint Cookies: $.95-$1.50 (Girl Scout Thin Mints: $5-6/box) – sorry girls, we did a blind taste test and decided we like Aldi’s cookies better!
Read More: The Aldi Beginner’s Guide
Do you agree with my list? Are there any Aldi products I didn’t mention that you like better than the name brand?