Aldi Just Leaked Info on Dozens of New Groceries Hitting Stores This May — These Are the 10 We’re Most Excited About

published Apr 28, 2023
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April is technically the start of spring, but May is when the season really hits its stride. Our friends at Aldi totally get that! They gave us a sneak peek at the list of what’s to come this month, and it’s stacked with fabulously versatile mix-ins and add-ons, flavorful sausage bites and links, marinated skewered meats, and more. Even the pizza is making a strong case for outdoor grilling. 

The latest batch of finds has us gearing up for grilling season and hosting outdoor hangs, including the most spontaneous ones. These are the 10 items we’ve got big plans for. Bonus: They’re all $8 or less!

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1. Specially Selected Everything Bagel Cold Smoked Salmon, $4.39

File this fridge find under this month’s greatest little luxury. Encrusted in a blend of everything bagel seasoning (you know the one), this smoked salmon will elevate your Saturday morning bagel, lazy picnic lunches, and weeknight dinners alike, starting May 17. Use it to top steamed rice and scallion pancakes, swirl it into pasta, or serve it with a crusty loaf of bread.

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2. Tuscan Garden All-Purpose Ranch Seasoning, $3.19

Is there anything ranch seasoning doesn’t improve? Of course, you can convert this into a quick DIY dressing. But that’s just the beginning! Sprinkle it over freshly popped popcorn; swirl it into homemade Chex mix, savory quick breads and biscuits; or add it to crispy breaded chicken cutlets and sandwiches. It truly is all-purpose, and you can find it on shelves May 10.

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3. Park Street Deli Cheese or Jalapeño Kolaches, $6.49

These two-bite sausages are giving the traditionally fruit-filled pastries a savory twist. They’re available in two flavors — Cheese and Jalapeño — and reheat in just 30 seconds, which makes them perfect for a last-minute, fresh-out-of-the-oven bite to serve guests. Look for them in the fridge section on May 17.

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4. Simply Nature Organic Cajun-Style or Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage, $4.99

Attention, sausage lovers: These Cajun-style and spicy Italian (also in the fridge section), are the natural follow-up to your cheesy, jalapeño starters. Find them in stores on May 3. All you need to decide is whether to roast them on a sheet pan, in a foil packet, or straight on the grill.

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5. Deutsche Küche German-Style Pickles, $3.49

They’re back! These slightly sweet pickles, with a touch of spice and a sturdy snap, are a fan- and chef-favorite find. Available on May 3, you can slice them into spears or chips and serve them alongside sausages (how convenient!) and sandos, mix them in potato salad, or simply snack on them from the jar, Adam Sandler-style

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6. Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Spicy BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza, $6.99

Topped with mozzarella and Gouda, beef crumbles, tomatoes, onions, bacon, diced jalapeños, and a spicy BBQ sauce, this Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza is just asking to be grilled. (It says it right there on the box!) For the uninitiated, the grill is a pretty terrific and handy way to cook your pizza — including the frozen ones. Find this one in the fridge section on May 10.

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7. Kirkwood Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs, $5.99

These frozen chicken skewers are what we call “EZ as in Easy.” They’re available May 24 and come four to a pack, but are individually vacuum-sealed to keep freezer burn at bay. Pile them on pita (or pilaf, or a plate of veggies) and you can call dinner a wrap

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8. Fusia Asian Inspirations Mongolian-Style Beef or Sweet & Sour Chicken Meals, $5.99 

Aldi’s freezer section is stocked with heat-and-eat meals we happily keep on hand for those days we really just don’t feel like cooking. These beef- and chicken-rice dishes are exactly the meals we’ll be adding to our list of freezer staples on May 10. 

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9. Wicked Grove Rosé Hard Cider, $7.99

As if Aldi’s summer drink collection wasn’t exciting enough! The retailer is adding yet another seasonal standout to its list of new and returning libations. Pair this slightly tart rosé hard cider with the chicken skewers and a patio setting for a real pinkys-up experience. Find them on shelves in select Aldi locations on May 3.

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10. Sundae Shoppe Piña Colada or Caribbean Fruit Bars, $2.99

Those bucket hats and fancy packs are adorable, but we’re calling it now: These frozen fruit bars will be summer’s hottest accessory. The Piña Colada is made with pineapple and coconut cream, naturally, while the Caribbean is a melange of strawberries, pineapple, coconut, passion fruit, and mango. Both are available May 17 and go with sunny days and good vibes.

Which of these items are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments below.