23 Most Popular Aldi Grocery Items Ranked Best to Worst

We’ve been tracking Aldi prices and products for years as the German discount supermarket has expanded in the U.S.

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We’ve been tracking Aldi prices and products for years as the German discount supermarket has expanded in the U.S. to more than 1,900 stores in 36 states. In the process, we’ve shared tips and tricks for shopping at Aldi (opens in new tab), as well as advice on the best and worst things to buy at Aldi (opens in new tab). Now, we’ll take a deep dive into the 23 most popular grocery items at Aldi, based on the chain’s 2019 survey of its shoppers.

Our thinking was simple: Just because the products were voted "Fan Favorites (opens in new tab)" by shoppers (and labeled as such on store shelves) doesn't necessarily make them good or even tasty deals. So we took the challenge. We bought all 23 products across 23 grocery categories, taste-tested them, price-compared them and, in some cases, ran them by one of our go-to shopping experts, Trae Bodge of TrueTrae.com (opens in new tab). There were lots of surprises. See how we ranked all 23 of Aldi's Fan Favorites, from best to worst, based on price, taste, quality and value.

Bob Niedt
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Bob is a Senior Online Editor at Kiplinger.com. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty, and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.