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The 10 Best Fourth of July Groceries to Get at Aldi

updated May 11, 2022
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While each Aldi store has a special aisle marked with limited-stock, seasonal items meant for holiday shopping, there’s also an array of everyday items throughout the store that are perfect for hosting a pint-sized party. Even though Fourth of July celebrations will look a bit different this year, Aldi’s shelves are still stocked with festive fare to celebrate the day on a smaller scale.

Here are the 10 best groceries to pick up at Aldi to observe the Fourth this year.

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1. Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Yogurt, $2.69 for 32 ounces

Yogurt? Yes, yogurt! Allow me to explain: In our house on the Fourth, we like to start off our day with red, white, and blue parfaits. To make them, we layer yogurt with strawberries and blueberries. Later in the day, we use plain yogurt as a marinade for grilled chicken.

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2. L’oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, $1.39 for 12

Forget burgers and hot dogs for a second: Why not mix it up with slider sandwiches on sweet rolls instead? Split these pillowy puffs in half and layer them with roast beef, sweet caramelized onions, and cheese. Brush with butter and bake until the cheese melts.

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3. Benner Individually Wrapped Tea Bags, $1.89 for 100

Nothing says summer like a pitcher of sun tea sitting on the windowsill. Serve this Southern sipper over ice with a splash of simple syrup and slice of lemon.

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4. Specially Selected Lattice Cut Kettle Chips, $2.29 for 7 ounces

Every barbecue has to have a bowl of potato chips to snack on, and Aldi’s lattice-cut kettle chips are an upgrade to all the other options out there. There’s more to love than just their crunch, too — these come in flavors like Aged Cheddar and Black Pepper, and Roasted Garlic and Sea Salt.

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5. Simply Nature Organic Strawberries or Blueberries, $2.89 for 10 to 12 ounces

Remember those parfaits I mentioned? You’ll need strawberries and blueberries to make those! (Yes, the frozen stuff works great.) You can also bake these red and blue babies into cobblers or use them to top a festive cheesecake.

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6. Nature’s Nectar Coconut Water, $3.29 for 33.8 ounces

While you’re outside grilling in the hot sun, remember to stay hydrated! This refreshing coconut water will do the trick.

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7. Countryside Creamery Heavy Whipping Cream, $1.55 for 16 ounces

Homemade whipped cream is the secret to some of summer’s best celebrations. Serve it sweetened with strawberries for an easy, nostalgic two-ingredient dessert, or layer it with cookies for a classic icebox cake.

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8. Stonemill Pure Vanilla Extract, $3.65 for 2 fluid ounces

Is this the year you take a stab at homemade ice cream? If so, pure vanilla extract is the golden-ticket way to perfect vanilla ice cream — a crucial accompaniment to your favorite pie or crisp.

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9. Bake House Creations Pie Crust, $1.49 for 15 ounces

Speaking of pie, you’ll need a crust to hold all of that juicy fruit and creamy vanilla ice cream. Aldi sells an affordable, ready-made shortcut in the refrigerator section. Fill the buttery crust with sweet summer cherries or ruby red strawberries for an easy, showstopping dessert.

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10. Sundae Shoppe Vanilla Sundae Nut Cones, $3.29 for 8

If the only pies you make are in November for Thanksgiving, celebrate with a different dessert! In classic ice cream truck fashion, these cones are filled with vanilla ice cream, dipped in a chocolatey coating, and dusted with chopped peanuts.

What is on your Aldi grocery list for this Fourth of July?