Aldi Fans Are Counting Down the Days Until This Grocery Staple Returns to Shelves

published Apr 5, 2023
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Quick: Name the one Aldi item you wait all year for! Did you say the advent calendars? The sweet-tart jarred cherries? The cedar plank salmon? I’m guessing you didn’t mention the snack baggies. And that’s definitely the right answer, at least it is if you ask these Aldi fans.

I recently spotted this post in an Aldi-themed Facebook group. A member posted a picture of a grab-and-go snack basket filled with a mix of individually wrapped rice cereal treats, brownies, and bars, plus pretzel sticks that have been portioned out into snack-sized plastic bags. The caption ends with a heart emoji-filled plea to the people at Aldi: “If I can make any suggestion to be heard please start selling snack size baggies, we live for them.”

It seems keeping pre-portioned chips, popcorn, pretzels, and trail mix in baskets, drawers, and even cars is a popular technique! Dozens of commenters were quick to comment and agree with the original poster that they too wait for the snack-size baggies each year. They also like that the bags are square-shaped!

Several pointed out the bags typically reappear in August, around the time other back-to-school items pop up on shelves. And when they see them, they now stock up. (One lucky shopper said they’re a regular product at the nearby location in North Carolina, but I only spotted the sandwich bags on Aldi’s website.) 

But don’t worry! Despite the missing grocery staple, these ready-to-go snack stashes remain abundant. Shoppers who live outside of North Carolina have found several more-than-suitable alternatives to hold them over between now and the end of summer. It turns out, lots of conveniently located retailers, like Costco, Sam’s Club, Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart, Big Lots (specifically when there’s a 20-percent-off sale), and even IKEA, carry budget-friendly snack baggies year-round. One commenter even ditched the plastic snack baggies for these reusable ones.

Have you spotted snack-sized baggies at your local Aldi? Tell us about it in the comments below.