The Most Beloved Products At Aldi, According To Shoppers

Although initially a German supermarket chain, Aldi has stores in the United States. The company opened its first U.S. location in 1976, around 15 years after it launched its flagship store in Germany. The state of Iowa was home to the first American Aldi location. Over the years, the chain opened more and more stores in the states. As of 2022, there are over 2,000 Aldi supermarkets spread throughout 36 states. The chain's larger presence throughout the U.S. has allowed it to grow in popularity with Americans. Part of fans' enthusiasm comes from Aldi's low prices — some costs even rival Walmart's. Other compliments center around Aldi's proprietary goods.

Many products sold at Aldi come from the chain's exclusive brands. Items labeled with liveGFree, Specifically Selected, and Simply Nature all indicate products you will only find in an Aldi store. Although these goods are affordable, they are not cheaply made, and some come highly reviewed. Aldi won seven commendations at the 2022 Product of the Year Awards, which recognize high-quality items. Its products' success may come partly from the rigorous testing that potential Aldi items have to undergo. But when it comes to determining exactly what Aldi products to buy, we trust the chain's loyal customers the most. To find out what those items are worth buying, keep reading. Here are the most beloved products at Aldi, according to shoppers.

1. Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets

One of the most-beloved items sold at Aldi is the store's Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets. Although the spelling of the name appears similar to the name of Costco's brand (Kirkland Signature), Kirkwood is an Aldi brand. But this Kirkwood item is sometimes referred to by another name: red bag chicken. Yes, this Aldi item is so popular that people gave it a nickname. But that's not all. Aldi shoppers also created a Facebook group devoted to discussing it. The group is called Aldi Red Bag Chicken, and it has over 23,000 members. Although some people don't love it, they appear to be in the minority.

This frozen food item consists of a few individually breaded fillets of chicken breast. Per the Aldi website, it's made without added steroids or hormones, which is a bonus for some people. But love for this product mostly comes from its taste. According to Insider, the pieces of chicken are incredibly juicy and crispy. One person on Reddit even compared their quality to that of the fast food chain Chick-fil-A. If you're eager to try beloved Aldi products, start with this one.

2. Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Take and Bake Deli Pizza

If you're someone who turns to frozen pizza when needing a quick meal, you might need to try Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Take and Bake Deli Pizza from Aldi. While you'll find that there are several versions available for this product, the Five Cheese Extra Large Pizza is one of the more popular flavors. Although some will tell you that it lacks flavor and should be avoided, there seem to be more shoppers who think that it's the best-frozen pizza at Aldi.

The blog Aldi Reviewer recommended Mama Cozzi's Five Cheese pizza, complimenting the taste of its sauce and the amount of cheese. The website I Ate Oklahoma tried the Mega Meat flavor of Mama Cozzi's pizza, saying they liked how adding meat made the product's flavors more exciting. On Reddit, one person said they liked all of the pizza varieties that Aldi's Mama Cozzi line had to offer — "I think Mama Cozzi pizzas are delicious." While reviews for this product are more mixed than others, try it yourself to see what you think. You could join the many Aldi shoppers who stand up and defend Mama Cozzi's pizza to its critics.

3. Specially Selected Indulgent Greek Yogurt

Another product that Aldi shoppers tend to love is the supermarket's Indulgent Greek Yogurt. This item is part of Aldi's Specially Selected line, which contains various kinds of cheese, meat, pasta, coffee, and more with a gourmet flair. This particular Specially Selected product usually comes in two flavors: Honey or Honey Vanilla. Both are well-received; however, the Honey flavor won the 2021 Product of the Year Award. Aldi Reviewer recommended the item for its sweet yet tangy flavor.

According to one Reddit post, some rarer flavors of this yogurt — like Honey Caramel Apple Donut and Honey Maple — have also been spotted in stores. People who had the opportunity to try them were delighted. "My husband loves them," wrote one person. "I have the apple donut one...sooooo good. It reminds me of cheesecake," said another. At one point, Aldi also released this yogurt in Lemon and Cherry flavors. Whatever the taste, people agree that Aldi's Indulgent Greek Yogurt is super decadent. We recommend following the lead of Aldi's frequent shoppers and buying this for dessert.

4. PurAqua Belle Vie Sparkling Flavored Water

Thirsty Aldi shoppers love drinking the store's PurAqua Belle Vie Sparkling Flavored Water. These cans of sparkling water usually come in packs of 12, with lime, grapefruit, passionfruit, tangerine, blackberry, and original flavors. According to one Reddit thread discussing this Aldi product, shoppers approve of this sparkling water. "I just bought my second case of the Bell Vie lemon cans, and I am loving them," one person wrote. "Love it," said another consumer, who compared them to La Croix. "I always have a stock of these to keep me away from heavily sugared drinks. It is working great for me with most flavors of this carbonated gem!" a fan of the beverage said.

If you purchase from the Bold Flavors line of PurAqua Bell Vie, you'll have even more flavors of water to choose from. Shoppers remain obsessed with this product. However, you may want to save this line for the summertime. With flavors of Pineapple Strawberry, Blackberry Cucumber, and Cherry Lime, some people think they're best suited for drinking by the pool.

5. Earth-Grown Veggie Burgers

Aldi's Earth-Grown Veggie Burgers are a hit with vegetarians, vegans, and other shoppers looking to eat a meat-free meal. It's one of many products from the supermarket chain's famous vegetarian and vegan product line. Along with its original flavor, this product also comes with a Black Bean Chipotle option for those that like their veggie burgers to contain legumes. Per Aldi, these patties are non-GMO and cholesterol-free, giving them additional health certifications that have helped to endear the burgers to customers.

On the sustainability review website abillion, these burgers are celebrated by most who've tried them. "I only like veggie burgers that don't taste like meat & these hit the spot!" wrote one reviewer. Another noted that they were full of various vegetables, "These are good classic veggie burgers. They have whole peas, corn, and nice big chunks of carrot." As a frozen product, these veggie burgers are also appreciated for their ability to be quickly prepared.

6. Priano Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Sage Ravioli

In addition to making many of its store-brand products, Aldi also routinely releases batches of seasonal goods. Every time the leaves start to fall, people can't wait to get their hands on the chain's fall items, which are given a celebratory feel with an emphasis on flavors like pumpkin, apple, caramel, cinnamon, and maple. Aldi's Priano Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Sage Ravioli are not excluded from this excitement and may even stand a cut above the rest. This item has a cult following so large that Aldi even has a recipe for preparing them on its website.

The seasonal Pumpkin and Sage Ravioli is also a topic of interest on TikTok, where shoppers often discuss the most beloved products at Aldi. In one clip, a user prepared the pasta with maple cream sauce. "One of my favorite Fall dishes to make," they said of the ravioli dish. Another TikToker said they prepared the ravioli with vodka sauce. In that video, they showed the multi-colored pasta, made with an almost tie-dye red-and-yellow color miming fall leaves. They showed their ravioli cooking in a pan and wrote, "How beautiful are these, pumpkin and sage."

7. Emporium Selection Aged Reserve White Cheddar

Snacking on cheese is something that many people choose to put on their grocery lists. For an item of this kind, Aldi shoppers recommend Emporium Selection Aged Reserve White Cheddar. You can take at least a Reddit reviewer's word for it. "This is our go to nightly snack cheese. Most all Aldi cheeses are really good," the shopper wrote. According to a tally of fan votes, this product also made the list of 2022 Aldi Fan Favorites. In that roundup, the supermarket recommended this dairy product as an excellent addition to cheese boards.

Not only do Aldi cheeses like this one taste good, but they are also known for being affordable. The reason that the Emporium Selection Aged Reserve White Cheddar — and other Aldi dairy products — are so cheap is private labeling. This allows Aldi to save money that would be spent on paying other companies because the chain alone controls every step of the production process. Both taste and price point help this cheese to remain in high demand.

8. LiveGfree Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix

Gluten-free Aldi shoppers can rely on the chain's liveGFree brand to provide them with plenty of products befitting their diet. One of the more popular ones is the liveGfree Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix. If you avoid gluten, you can safely use this prepared mix to make waffles, pancakes, biscuits, muffins, and more. According to Aldi's website, this item was even included in the 9th annual Gluten Free Awards, a contest solely decided by consumer votes, per The Guided Buyer. Thanks to this award, we know at least some shoppers approve of this product only being sold in Aldi stores.

Customers are so happy with Aldi's liveGFree Pancake and Baking Mix that they often take to social media to share photos of food made with it. Instead of creating food with textural problems — as is what happens with many gluten-free items — the pancakes made with this mix turn out incredibly fluffy. "ALDI gluten free pancake mix is kid approved!! It's actually darn good!" wrote one Facebook user. "Aldi's Gluten Free pancake mix is yummy. That is all," said another person in a social media post.

9. Specially Selected Tomato Garlic Sauce Mussels

Seafood lovers who do their grocery shopping at Aldi can't get enough of the chain's Specially Selected Tomato Garlic Sauce Mussels. This frozen food is ideal for people who like fish but are short on time. Thanks to its availability at Aldi stores, people who live far from the coast can even access it. Of course, since it's sold at Aldi, you won't have to pay much for it. To top it all off, this item even tastes good.

People were baffled by how flavorful a bag of frozen Aldi shellfish could be. "This had no business being so tasty for a frozen seafood item in Ohio lol," said one person on Reddit. "I've had these many times. They're quite good," wrote someone who agreed. Many more people responded with similar praise. Some even offered their own recommended ways to prepare it. "I love this w [sic] zucchini noodles & garden cherry tomatoes!" wrote an Aldi fan. Other Redditors combined the bag with shrimp and noodles, creating an easy seafood pasta.

10. Beaumont Cocoa Hot Cocoa Mix

Aldi's Beaumont Hot Cocoa Mix is one that shoppers keep coming back for. This seasonal item comes in two varieties: one with marshmallows and one without. No matter which you choose, you're bound to like it. The blog Aldi Reviews said it was as good as the hot chocolate made by brands like Ghiradelli or Godiva. These companies have a more recognizable name than Aldi's (in the hot chocolate world, at least) and tend to cost more. But according to this blogger — as long as you prepare Aldi's Beaumont Hot Cocoa Mix with milk instead of water — it will taste just like Nestlé.

This website wasn't alone in its approval. The blog Aldi Reviewer said both varieties were good — no marshmallows necessary. They wrote that this hot chocolate has a rich flavor that will comfort you when it starts to get cold. If you end up liking it, you may be able to get your hands on other holiday items made with this cocoa at Aldi. The Beaumont Hot Cocoa Cup sampler pack is reportedly made with six different flavors of hot chocolate.

11. Southern Grove Chili Lime Cashews

Shoppers who frequent Aldi are bound to experiment with the chain's extensive snack collection. In doing so, many people have found that one of the best snacks is Aldi's Southern Grove Cashews. This product comes in two flavors: Salt & Pepper and Chili Lime. People do enjoy the Salt & Pepper variety. However, the Chili Lime flavor seems to have more fans. This snack's combination of spice and acidity is a classic pairing. It's also familiar to people who have tried snacks such as Takis.

"Such a surprising find from Aldi...These are packed with flavor, and a healthier alternative to chips or other salty snacks," said one person on abillion. Though it wasn't the favorite of another consumer, they stated, "But I'm eating and enjoying." On Reddit, more Aldi customers raved about these nuts. "Chili Lime Cashews were a hit! We finished this bag fast," one post that displayed an empty bag for proof said. "I'm eating them now...They are yummy!" read the review of another shopper.

12. Simply Nature White Cheddar Puffs

Aldi's Simply Nature White Cheddar Puffs are another item that made the 2022 Fan Favorites list. The supermarket recommended these items for children. We don't doubt young Aldi fans will like crunching on these cheesy puffs. The bag even comes with an animated creature that youngsters can enjoy. However, the kids don't need to have all the fun. When it comes to these snacks, adults like eating them as well; if you're not buying this at Aldi already, you should be.

People appreciate that these puffs are gluten-free and made without added sugar. At least one blog, Bachelor on the Cheap, said as much. Along with helping them to feel good, the blogger said that the puffs tasted great. Each bite was light, crunchy, and had an exciting cheddar cheese flavor. Aldi Reviewer also recommended the Simply Nature White Cheddar Puffs, and the blog compared them to Pirate's Booty.

13. Street Corn and Mexicali Dips

Dips are a beloved product category at Aldi. From sandwich-inspired dips to seafood dips, there are many options. But the Mexicali and Street Corn Dips from the Aldi line Park Street Deli are two of the most popular. The Mexican-inspired dips are great for eating with tortilla chips or other crunchy snacks. Out of many of the spreads at Aldi, these get a lot of rave reviews.

Not only was the Mexicali dip a 2022 Product of the Year, but real shoppers also recommend it online. They also shared which ways they prefer to enjoy it. "I eat it cold with the restaurant style tortilla good," said one person about the Mexicali dip. "The street corn dip scooped on top of a hot plate of beans and rice is great," wrote another Reddit user. According to Aldi Reviewer, the combination of cheese, corn, sour cream, spices, herbs, and more make the street corn dip one to try.

14. Deutsche Küche products

Since Aldi is originally a German supermarket chain, it stays true to its roots by selling a series of German products under a brand called Deutsche Küche. We would be remiss if we did not recognize this line since it also happens to be appreciated by Aldi shoppers. The brand includes a line of soups with flavors like Harvest Potato Soup or German Bean Soup. Then, Aldi sells a few meat products with an even more German flair. You can get Uncured Bavarian or Beer Bratwurst at Aldi, and you can even get a spreadable German sausage called Braunschweiger.

The blog Aldi Things also recommends other products from the Deutsche Küche line, like soft pretzels and muesli. On Reddit, many people recommend the herring. "You can eat the herring open-faced on the pumpernickel bread w/ [sic] a squeeze of lemon and some fresh cracked pepper. Mmmm," said one excited shopper. "The herring filets are delicious!" said another person.