Frugal Living

Aldi Products That Are Better Than Name Brands!

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?

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9 thoughts on “Aldi Products That Are Better Than Name Brands!

  1. I love Aldi and tell everyone to try it. All the products that you mentioned are faves for us, too, but I have to join in and mention the boxed cereals. Fantastic prices and many we like better than the national brand. And the salty snacks – chips, tortilla chips, bagged popcorn, etc. We like all that we have tried and never see better prices at any store. Probably the highlight for us is the milk and egg prices – in our area one gallon milk and/or chocolate milk is usually sixty-nine cents (!! unbelievable) and a dozen eggs around fifty cents. Finally, I have bought many of their seasonal home goods-type items; storage containers, hair dryer, electric sweeper, baby seat, toys, decor items, etc. and it all gets a thumbs up!

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    1. Wow! Your egg and milk prices are even better than mine – and ours are really good. That’s awesome! Totally agree on the household items too. I just bought an over the door ironing board holder that I really like.

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  2. You are so right – Aldi prices + quality is really amazing!! I’ll have to try those Hawaiian rolls! We love them in the regular store, but they aren’t cheap. We love that tomato sauce, thin mints and have been really happy with their salad dressing options. I have been excited to see how affordable charcuterie board ingredients are at Aldi. Their prices and quality of meats, cheeses and salty crackers just can’t be beat.

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    1. I always love seeing what you pick up and enjoy from Aldi! I need to do a price comparison with their crackers! I do prefer Ritz to their regular buttery crackers, but I haven’t really looked at the other ones that go on cheese boards.

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