Bonus: All of these picks are under $8!

By Isadora Baum
July 19, 2019
Photo: Zee Krstic.

Shopping at ALDI is always a blast—and it’s in those moments when you have no idea what you actually want (or get intrigued by something brand-new and awesome-looking) where you just can’t help but throw random things in your cart. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, experimenting with new items is totally the best part!

Next time you’re shopping at ALDI, load up on the items you know you need and then have some fun with these expert-backed items that you might just become a little obsessed with. Who are these “experts?” Well, they’re ALDI employees who have tried everything on the market—so you know you’re in good hands!

The roundup comes from Kate Kirkpatrick, an ALDI spokesperson who gathered responses from employees vouching for their favorite products. Here’s what they have to say.

Earth Grown Chickenless Patties or Tenders

“These are my go-to protein alternatives. They are absolutely delicious as-is, but I also love cutting them up and adding them to my salads.”

Price: $3.29

Little Salad Bar Cranberry Walnut Salad Bowl, Chicken Caesar Salad Bowl and Santa Fe Salad Bowl

“I eat these for lunch almost every single day. They are healthy, convenient, and delicious. Plus, you can’t beat the price!”

Price: $2.89 per salad

liveGfree Gluten Free Bagels in Cinnamon Raisin

“ALDI stores have a pretty extensive list of gluten-free products under its private label, liveGfree. The cinnamon-raisin bagels have just the right amount of sweetness.”

Price: $3.99

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liveGfree Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks

“The liveGfree pretzels are a game-changer, and I’m not even gluten-free! These paired with the Park Street Deli hummus and dessert hummus are my number-one snack.”

Price: $2.19

Park Street Deli Brownie Batter or Vanilla Bean Dessert Hummus

“My favorite guilt-free dessert. Paired best with fruit and pretzels, but I’ve been known to eat this with a spoon. Warning: It’s so addicting.”

Price: $3.49

Park Street Deli Classic or Red Pepper Hummus Mini Cups

“A great companion to any snack—especially carrots, pretzels, celery, or crackers—I keep them in my fridge at all times. And, these make portion control so easy!”

Price: $2.99

Season’s Choice Plain or Garlic Riced Cauliflower

“The riced cauliflower is a staple in our house. Just add your favorite protein for an easy and quick weeknight dinner. Plus, my kids don’t even realize I’m sneaking veggies in!”

Price: $1.89 per bag

Simply Nature Organic White Cheddar Puffs

“These are my family’s must-have snack. They are cheesy, delicious and so much better for you than chips.”

Price: $2.19

Specially Selected Sourdough

“This sourdough bread goes with everything. Plus, it’s the perfect base for avocado toast.”

Price: $2.89

Specially Selected Mini Naan Bread

“I love making homemade pizza with my kids, and these Specially Selected Mini Naans are the perfect size for a personal pizza. Just top it with sauce and your favorite toppings, throw it in the oven and you have a quick and delicious dinner.”

Price: $3.49

Intermingle Red Blend

“I always have a few bottles of this wine on hand for entertaining, date night, or a last-minute gift idea.”

Price: $6.99

La Rue Côtes de Provence Rosé

“Great for the summertime, this wine is dry and full-bodied. I love enjoying it on the patio with light appetizers!”

Price: $7.49

Never Any! Fresh ABF Chicken Breasts

“Our Never Any! Chicken Breasts are free from antibiotics, have no added hormones or steroids, and are 100% vegetarian-fed, so I can feel good about what I’m eating.”

Price: $4.29 per pound

Moser Roth Dark Collection 70% or 85% Cocoa

“When I’m looking for something sweet, I turn to our Moser Roth Dark Chocolate. These chocolate bars are Fair Trade certified and satisfy my sweet tooth.”

Price: $1.99

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