The Surprising Aldi Freezer-Aisle Find You Need to Try

updated May 1, 2019
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If you’re new to Aldi, like I was, it only takes one visit for you to become a customer for life. On my first visit, I couldn’t believe how many groceries I got for just $25!

Besides the low prices, I’m constantly impressed by Aldi’s produce and snacks. The store also has a great selection of cheeses (like aged cheddar and cranberry goat cheese), stuffed olives, and flavorful spreads to help you make inexpensive appetizer platters for parties. Plus, any grocery store that throws in cheese and wine advent calendars to make the holidays that much more enjoyable is a winner in my book!

Although it’s fun to try seasonal goodies and new products at Aldi, I typically try not to stray from my usual weekly list — and there’s one frozen item in particular that’s always on it. Seafood-lovers, are you ready for this one?

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Aldi’s Frozen Mussels

If you head to the freezer aisle, you’ll see that Aldi sells 16-ounce boxes of Specially Selected mussels in the whole shell for a measly $2.49 a box! Three options are available, including plain (so you can add your own sauce), garlic butter, and, my personal favorite, the tomato garlic sauce. They’re the perfect pair to a plate of pasta or fresh baguette, and take only minutes to cook on the stovetop.

When I first picked one up, I’ll admit I was skeptical because of the suspiciously low cost. I’m always a little leery of that, especially when it comes to seafood, but I needed some new options for speedy meals besides my go-to peanut butter sandwich, so I decided to give these mussels a try.

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And I’m so glad I did! When I cooked the mussels for dinner with veggies and still had enough to pack for my lunch the next day, I realized what an amazing bargain this was.

I’ve been completely hooked ever since finding this product. Now I can’t seem to stop telling anyone around me about the amazing deals I find at Aldi, like these mussels, and how my days of overspending and blowing my hard-earned cash on groceries are long gone.

Have you tried these mussels before? Do you have any other Aldi favorites to share?