The 10 Must-Have Aldi Buys for Fall

updated Oct 1, 2019
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I start each season with a pantry revamp full of foods that fit the time of year. And in autumn that means all things apple, cinnamon, and, yes, pumpkin. Of course, in my mind, there’s no better place to do this than Aldi. So many great, festive finds at such low prices!

I scoured the shelves to find the best everyday Aldi products (no limited Aldi Finds here!) that will carry you through the fall. If you’re only going to buy 10 things at Aldi this season, I hope you grab these items.

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1. Simply Nature Apple Walnut Granola, $3.49 for 16 ounces

When you’re already over pumpkin spice, start your morning with flavors that have just as much fall flair: apples and walnut. Serve these granola clusters over yogurt, sprinkled atop an apple cake, or tossed with even more nuts and seeds for a fall-inspired trail mix.

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2. Baker’s Corner Graham Cracker Pie Crust, $0.85

As someone who would choose pie over cake any day of the year, the sheer number of pies that are produced in my kitchen between the months of September and December is cause for celebration. At less than $1 each, it’d be foolish not to stock up on these graham cracker crusts for an emergency pie-baking session.

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3. lifeGfree Snickerdoodle Cookies, $2.99 for six ounces

These cookies are objectively delicious whether or not you’re gluten-free. They’re soft and chewy with that warm cinnamon-sugar flavor that makes snickerdoodles the season’s best cookie.

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4. Southern Grove Dried Cranberries, $1.29 for six ounces

Cranberries have a sweet-tart flavor that adds a punch to oatmeal cookies and a festive flavor to breakfast scones. But you’ll also find me snacking on dried cranberries straight from the bag when I need that final push to finish the workday.

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5. Park Street Deli Buffalo Style Chicken Dip, $3.79 for 16 ounces

The start of fall is officially tailgating season. This dip is everything you love about buffalo wings (even the tangy blue cheese!) — without the messy fingers. It’s easy to serve to the most enthusiastic sports fans, from pee-wees to the pros.

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6. Baker’s Corner Cheddar Herb or Rosemary Garlic Biscuit Mix, $1.49

Biscuits aren’t hard to make, but I’m not above taking a helping hand from the grocery store every now and then. The rosemary garlic biscuits pair perfectly with pot roast, while the cheddar herb variety will top chicken pot pie.

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7. Southern Grove Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Roasted Pepitas, $1.89 for 6 ounces

Tender pepitas are essential for topping Kitchn’s better-than-Starbucks pumpkin bread, but I love the crunch of classic roasted pumpkin seeds, too. I keep both varieties on hand to add fall flavor to lunch boxes and to sprinkle atop creamy soups.

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8. Simply Nature Sweet Potato Chips, $2.29 for 7 ounces

Sweet potato chips are crispy and salty, with just a hint of natural sweetness. Swap your standard potato crisp for these colorful chips in lunch boxes and snack platter suppers.

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9. Kirkwood Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, $5.99 per pound

‘Tis the season for turkey. Aside from the standard turkey and cheese lunch box sammie, turkey gets ignored for much of the year. So when fall comes around, I pick up this roasted turkey breast instead of a rotisserie chicken to add to lunches and dinners all week long.

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10. Specialty Selected Cranberry and Cinnamon Goat Cheese, $3.99 for 6 ounces

Don’t wait for a special gathering to serve this. Tangy, creamy goat cheese is coated in cinnamon-spiced cranberries, fit for a meat and cheese platter (on a random Tuesday night) or an upgraded sandwich spread.

What are your fall essentials at Aldi?