6 Aldi Snacks You’ll Want to Buy on Repeat This Summer

published Jul 7, 2022
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Recently I was watching the animated film Sing 2, and there was one line in particular that really resonated with me: “Mrs. Crowley has prepared for you some cushions and snacks.” A comfy seat and an array of noshes — what’s not to love? I’m set with the cushions, but there are never enough snacks in my house. And that right there was the impetus for my most recent trip to Aldi. 

I spotted lots of new and seasonal snacks across multiple sections at the budget-friendly grocer. I’m talking fresh berries, pie-inspired cookies, two kinds of chips, and more. These are my favorites from the new batch. They’re all delicious, and some are even great for the road (trip). Let’s take a look!

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1. Simply Nature Freeze Dried Mangoes, $2.99

These sweet and tangy treats almost melt in your mouth. The texture kind of reminds me of the marshmallows you find in Lucky Charms cereal, and the flavor is reminiscent of sour fruit candies (although there’s no added sugar — just mangoes). Later this summer, I might grind up a few of these to rim the glass of my mango margaritas.

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2. Wish Farms Pink-A-Boo Pineberries, $4.49

Pineberries look like pale-pink, underripe strawberries — and they taste fantastic. Sweet with just a touch of pucker, they’re easily my new favorite summer fruit. Technically, they’re white strawberries with some pineapple aromas, and technically, I think they’d make a great addition to fruity margaritas or daiquiris. I have yet to test that out because my kiddo can eat an entire container on the ride home from Aldi.

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3. Specially Selected Lattice Cut Roasted Garlic and Sea Salt Kettle Chips, $2.49

In my book, garlic is its own food group, so if I encounter a garlic-flavored snack it’s going in my cart. These delicate, lattice-cut chips offer just the right amount of garlicky goodness with a touch of buttermilk and sour cream to round things out.

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4. Simply Nature Sea Salt Cauliflower Tortilla Chips, $2.99

A few years ago, I taste-tested a bunch of cauliflower snacks and some of them, well, tasted too much like cauliflower. Not these. These tortilla chips are chips first, with just a hint of cauliflower. They also contain broccoli, carrots, beets, and a few other veggies, but they’re not veggie-flavored. They’ve got a crisp crunch and are sturdy enough to swirl in hummus or guac.

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5. Benton’s Wholesome & Crunchy Key Lime Cookie Thins, $2.49

These buttery shortbread crisps are laden with lime — so much so that when you unzip the bag, you’ll (almost) be transported to Key West. The lime lingers in your mouth while the white chocolate plays a supporting role. They’re great on their own, but I can envision them as a crust for key lime pie or crumbled up and used as layers in a trifle

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6. Southern Grove Deluxe Whole Cashews, $12.49

When I’m carpooling to gymnastics, running (usually late) to meetings, or just trying to get stuff done, I need a quick snack, and these whole cashews make me a whole lot happier and less hangry. Available in unsalted or with sea salt, an entire container weighs in at almost two pounds. And if you’re roadtripping, it’s a convenient container for easy noshing. 

What snacks are filling up your grocery cart? Tell us in the comments below.