recently announced that it's expanding its product selection
and now offering more fresh, organic, and easy-to-prepare
options than ever before. We took a trip to Aldi’s HQ in Illinois and participated in a blind taste test comparing Aldi private labels to competitors. Here are some of their newer products that seriously blew us away.
Friendly Farms Kefir ($1) These filling and convenient drinks (sort of like a tart smoothie) come in strawberry or blueberry.
Sundae Shoppe Low Fat Ice Cream ($3) We tried this protein ice cream right next to Halo Top, and they tasted identical. And the best part? It’s half the price. The low-fat and low-cal ice cream comes in Vanilla, Chocolate, and Mint Chip. The only catch is it’s only available seasonally, so stock up now!
PurAqua Belle Vie Bold Assorted Flavors ($3) La Croix, who? This bubbly water comes in Blackberry Cucumber, Cherry Lime, and Pineapple Strawberry. We’re really digging the Blackberry Cucumber, which is incredibly refreshing and makes you feel like you’re at a fancy spa.
Earth Grown Vegan Kale Veggie ($4) We’ve been on the hunt for a staple veggie burger for a while now, and this one pretty much hits the spot. Compared to Dr. Praeger’s, it's half the price and twice the flavor. You can also get the Quinoa Crunch Veggie burger for $3.
Happy Farms Preferred Australian Grass-Fed Cheddar ($3) We were pretty impressed with this cheese. Usually when you see “grass-fed” on a label that also means expensive, but this cheese costs a mere $3.
Appleton Farms Prosciutto ($3) Thinly sliced, smoky, and salty, this Italian-cured meat's begging to be delicately assembled on a cheese board, wrapped around grilled peached, or sandwiched between fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, and basil on a warm slice of ciabatta.
LiveGfree Gluten Free Bagels ($4) We used to be under the impression that most gluten-free baked goods were disgusting. But these Cinnamon Raisin and Plain Aldi bagels proved us wrong. The texture is doughy and perfectly chewy, and the cinnamon raisin variety has more raisins per bite than the competitor.
SimplyNature Organic 100% Juice Antioxidant Power ($4) Sure, you could keep drinking wine for the antioxidants, or you can sip on this organic and refreshing antioxidant juice. It's a nice upgrade from your morning orange juice, but it's probably also good with alcohol TBH.
Specially Selected Chocolate Chip Sliced Brioche Loaf ($4) This gourmet bread would be excellent toasted and buttered for breakfast. Or, enjoy a slice as dessert. Perhaps à la mode?
Happy Farms Preferred Spanish Cheese Assortment ($4) It’s a tall order to make a cheese board on a budget, but luckily this Spanish Cheese Plate has you covered.
What’s your favorite Aldi find? Let us know @BritandCo.
(Images via Aldi)