The 10 Best Aldi Buys for Right Now

updated May 11, 2022
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The middle of spring signals two things in my household: It’s time to tackle all the dusting and decluttering I’ve been putting off, and it’s time to make lighter, fresher meals for everyday eating. And while I’ve still yet to address the first thing, I am excited about the second one — and I owe that to Aldi. There’s no better place than Aldi to pick up seasonal grocery items without breaking the bank. With warmer weather on my mind, I recently scoured the shelves to find Aldi’s best spring offerings.

I want to note that, to keep my shopping trip safe and efficient, I snapped photos quickly of everything that caught my eye and only touched items I planned to purchase.

So without further ado, here are the 10 best things to buy from Aldi right now.

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1. Benton’s White Chocolate Lemon Cookies, $1.49 for 7 ounces

Even the cookie aisle got a sunny spring makeover. Tart lemon and creamy white chocolate pair perfectly in sugar cookies. I find that these are just right for a sweet lunchtime treat.

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2. Priano Prosciutto Italiano, $3.99 for 3 ounces

Aldi won high praise from Kitchn during the holidays for its extremely affordable charcuterie selection. Although party season is on hold indefinitely, I keep adding Priano Prosciutto to my cart to wrap around asparagus for an easy two-ingredient side. I also love to add this to a seasonal frittata.

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3. Priano Pesto, $2.19 for 6.7 ounces

Pesto adds a bold, herby flavor to pasta, salad dressing, soups, and sandwiches. In the weeks before the basil plants take root, lean on a jarred pesto until you can make your own. Aldi sells basil pesto and a red variety made from sun-dried tomatoes, and both are worth adding to your pantry this time of year.

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4. Organic Red Potatoes, $3.89 for 24 ounces

Spring potatoes have thin skins and buttery flesh, making these small spuds central to all of my favorite seasonal sides. Toss tender taters with warm bacon vinaigrette for a mayo-free potato salad, or slice them paper-thin for a galette that is as beautiful as it is tasty.

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5. Countryside Creamery Irish Butter, $2.99 for 8 ounces

Spread a pat of creamy Irish butter on your latest loaf of banana bread or sourdough bread and you’ll never go back to the other stuff again.

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6. Simply Nature Poppy Seed Dressing, $1.99 for 12 ounces

Dress spring greens topped with this poppy seed dressing. Be sure to serve with sliced spring fruit (like strawberries) and a creamy, tangy cheese for a classic spring salad that will brighten your day.

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7. Barissimo Iced Coffee, $1.19 for 9.5 ounces

Iced coffee season has arrived. Cold brew concentrate is easy to make, but it’s also easy to just pour one of these ready-to-drink coffees over ice. At a little over $1 each, these definitely don’t break my budget.

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8. Simply Nature Chia Seeds, $3.29 for 12 ounces

When you don’t feel like preparing a hot breakfast, look to cool overnight options to jumpstart the day. Stir chia seeds into non-dairy milk, refrigerate while you sleep, then wake up to a creamy, chilled breakfast pudding.

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9. Priano Pasta Shells, $1.09 for 16 ounces

Pasta salads are my favorite way to feed my family in the spring. Pair this imported Priano pasta with meats and cheese from the deli cooler and any fresh veggies you can find.

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10. Never Any! Sliced Ham, $3.99 per pound

Ham is usually at the center of spring celebrations, but I like to add smoky slices to everyday meals throughout the season too. I find that a show-stopping ham and cheese quiche is the best way to brunch. I also like to add it to a baguette sandwich while enjoying the extra sunlight when we have picnic dinner outside.

What is on your Aldi grocery list this spring?